Space Quest 4 Soundtrack on VINYL!

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Space Quest 4 Soundtrack on VINYL!

Post by MusicallyInspired » Wed May 20, 2020 9:51 pm

The Space Quest Historian (aka Troels Pleimert) put together a reorchestration and remix/remaster of SQ4's soundtrack and put it on vinyl! One LP and another EP with the Galaxy Galleria themes. They also came with cool little cards with download codes for digital versions. Mine just came in today! A treasured addition to my Space Quest collection!

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu May 21, 2020 5:25 am

Huzzah! :D

(When does it come out on 8-track?) :ugeek: ;)

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Post by Tawmis » Thu May 21, 2020 8:13 pm

I was always curious how he avoided copyright stuff (using SQ4 images for the cover, and cards, inserts, etc).

I just didn't wanna be "that guy" while he was offering these up.

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Post by MusicallyInspired » Thu May 21, 2020 11:12 pm

Yeah, I get it. However, it was non-profit and all proceeds went towards a charity. MIDI soundtracks are much easier to get around because it's not the "original recordings" (which only applies to digital music) that are being distributed so it's not so much copyright infringement. If he were actually selling them for profit he's perfectly allowed to do that given that these are his own recordings/remasters/remixes, as long as a mechanical royalty is paid to the copyright holder for each sale. And the copyright holder can't stop him or anyone from doing that. But no money was made. People release free covers all the time and the digital versions are free on his Bandcamp store.

As for the images, well...MAYBE. But again, not for profit. And if game companies went after every person who used an old sprite or logo or something it would be a double full time job in itself to catch up with all of them. That said, I don't think ActiVision is too concerned with this little venture. And they WERE transformed (upscaled) so it's not technically the original art. Fine line to tread maybe but....no one's gonna know either way. But I think he's in the clear anyway for what it's worth.
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