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VROOM: Sega Racing


Tracklist

Disc 1

01 Rolling Start! (Daytona USA) 4:00
02 Green Dust Highway (Sega Rally Championship) 3:00
03 Dat Yugo (Indy 500) 3:08
04 Plastik Skies (Daytona USA) 4:54
05 Magical Soul Shower (OutRun) 4:42
06 YOU'RE TOO SLOWE! (NASCAR Arcade) 5:17
07 Autos, Arps & Minimoogs (Sega Rally Championship) 5:03
08 Tail Chaser (Metropolis Street Racer) 4:57
09 Five Laps (Virtua Racing Deluxe) 4:33
10 Final Ride (OutRun) 2:45
11 Tail Chaser (Instrumental) [Metropolis Street Racer] 4:57
Disc length 47:16

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Game
Products represented
Daytona USA
Sega Rally Championship
Indy 500
OutRun
NASCAR Arcade
The Hybrid Front
Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes
Thunder Blade
Metropolis Street Racer
Virtua Racing Deluxe
Sonic R / /
Platforms represented
Arcade, Sega 32X, Sega Dreamcast, Sega Mega Drive (Genesis), Sega Saturn

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Notes

VROOM: Sega Racing
Comments from release director José the Bronx Rican
Album freely available at http://vroom.ocremix.org

Racing games were a huge love of mine, despite my being mostly terrible at them -- generally, the better the powerslides, the more fun I had -- and Sega's most fondly remembered products of the genre offered unique experiences, usually with music best described as "smooth," from rock to jazz and back again. It was probably fate I ended up working to finalize this album release, formerly subtitled "The Best of SEGA Racing."

This was a long time coming: several years and several directors, many ups and downs, regrettable delays and omissions. Be aware that several tracks may have spent years in limbo, but are presented here without freshness dating. I was asked to take what we had, revise album art and help put together a release package, but I quickly uncovered quite a bit of incomplete work that I felt needed attention and further development. I'm pleased with the result: because of staff and artist efforts, we were able to establish a ten-track album (plus an instrumental), as opposed to a six- or seven-track EP.

The original vision was to showcase the variety of soundscapes a person could drive a vehicle to, from slow-cruisin' tunes to more accelerated, upbeat tracks, to high-powered lead-foot bangers. We wanted to basically give you a smooth, steady ride in each song. What our artists and staff have put over the finish line will hopefully provide that sensation for you, even if you're not licensed and out on the road.

Special thanks to Robbie "AkumajoBelmont" Sabo, creator and initial director, and to successors Niyazi "DiGi Valentine" Somnez, Stevo "Level 99" Bortz, and Dustin "Theory of N" Lagaly. Thanks also to all our contributors past and present. Enjoy the ride!

-José E. Felix (José the Bronx Rican)

1. Ben Briggs, PrototypeRaptor - "Rolling Start!"
Source: Daytona USA (Arcade) - "The King of Speed"
Original Composer: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

2. Dj Mokram - "Green Dust Highway"
Source: Sega Rally Championship (Sega Saturn) - "Forest Replay"
Original Composer: Naofumi Hataya

3. UV Sir J - "Dat Yugo"
Source: Indy 500 (Arcade) - "Expert's Course BGM (Bay Side Street)"
Original Composers: Tomoyuki Kawamura, David Leytze

4. Palpable, Diodes - "Plastik Skies"
Source: Daytona USA (Arcade) - "Sky High"
Original Composer & Lyricist: Takenobu Mitsuyoshi

5. Rexy feat. Xenon Odyssey - "Magical Soul Shower"
Source: OutRun (Arcade) - "Magical Sound Shower"; Cameo: "Splash Wave"
Original Composer: Hiroshi Kawaguchi

6. Tuberz McGee - "YOU'RE TOO SLOWE!"
Source: NASCAR Arcade (Arcade) - "Revvin' Up"
Original Composer & Lyricist: Jun Senoue

7. Txai - "Autos, Arps & Minimoogs"
Source: Sega Rally Championship (Sega Saturn) - "Desert Replay ~evaluation~"; Cameos: The Hybrid Front (Sega Genesis) - "Your Army Turn (Part 2 - Variation 2)" and "Ending," Marvel vs. Capcom (Arcade) - "Theme of Morrigan," Thunder Blade (Arcade) - "Thunder Blade"
Original Composer: Naofumi Hataya

8. UV Sir J, DiGi Valentine, J.ME the Sista' UV - "Tail Chaser"
Sources: Metropolis Street Racer (Dreamcast) - "You Can Love Me," "Let's Get It On Tonight"
Original Composer & Lyricist: Richard Jacques

9. José the Bronx Rican - "Five Laps"
Source: Virtua Racing Deluxe (Sega 32X) - "Replay"
Original Composer: Naofumi Hataya

10. Level 99 - "Final Ride"
Source: OutRun (Arcade) - "Last Wave"; Cameos: Daytona USA (Sega Saturn) - "Let's Go Away," OutRun (Arcade) - "Magical Sound Shower," Sonic R - "Can You Feel the Sunshine?," Sega Rally Championship (Sega Saturn) - "Game Over Yeah!"
Original Composer: Hiroshi Kawaguchi

11. UV Sir J - "Tail Chaser (Instrumental)"
Sources: Metropolis Street Racer (Dreamcast) - "You Can Love Me," "Let's Get It On Tonight"
Original Composer: Richard Jacques