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Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by merman » Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:51 pm

From a computer club in Scotland to an orchestra in Brazil, composer Barry Leitch has had a fascinating career.
I will be interviewing Barry on Sunday, so you need to be quick to get your questions in for the You Ask The Questions section.

Here's an A to Z of titles Barry worked on from the man himself...
BARRY LEITCH A TO Z

Back to the Future 3 Probe C64
Battlefield Atlantis Software C64
Boss PC Rally Boss PC-CD
BSS Jane Seymour Gremlin Graphics PC-Adlib, PC-LAPC1
Butcher Hill Gremlin Amstrad
Captain Blood Infogrames Spectrum
California Speed Atari Games Nintendo 64
Championship Manager Domark PC-Adlib, PC-LAPC1
Combo Racer Gremlin Amiga, Atari ST
Daemonsgate Gametek Atari ST, Amiga, PC-Adlib, PC-LAPC1
Demoniak Bitmap Brothers PC-Roland
DNA Warrior ACE Amiga
Double Dragon Gremlin C64 Console
Drakan Psygnosis PC-DirectMusic
Eek The Cat Ocean SNES
Emlyn Hughes International Soccer Audiogenic C64
Ferrari Formula One Electronic Arts C64, Atari ST, Spectrum, PC-beeper
Fiendish Freddy's Big Top of Fun Rainbow Arts C64, Spectrum, Amstrad
Federation Of Free Traders (F.O.F.T) Gremlin Graphics PC-Adlib, PC-LAPC1
Frankenstein Enigma Variations / Tynesoft Amiga
Gadget Twins Gametek Atari ST, Amiga, Genesis, SNES
Gauntlet Legends Atari Games N64, PSX, DC
Gauntlet Dark Legacy Atari Games Arcade, PS2, GameCube, Xbox
Gemini Wing Sales Curve C64, Atari ST, Amiga, Spectrum, Amstrad
Gilbert Escape From Drill Enigma Variations C64, Atari ST, Amiga, Spectrum, Amstrad
Greg Norman’s Golf Gremlin NES
Hero Quest Gremlin C64, Atari ST, Amiga, Spectrum, Amstrad, PC-Adlib, PC-LAPC1
Humans Mirage / Gametek C64, Atari ST, Amiga, Spectrum, Amstrad, Game Gear, Lynx
I.C.U.P.S Odin C64
Imperium Electronic Arts PC-Adlib, PC-LAPC
Impossamole Gremlin C64, Atari ST, Amiga, Spectrum, Amstrad
Inferno Ocean PC-CD (with Alien Sex Fiend), PC-Adlib, PC-LAPC
Jack Nicklaus Golf Gremlin NES
Jane’s Apache Longbow Origin / Electronic Arts PC-CD
Kick Off 2 Anco Game Boy, NES
Kill Team Boss PlayStation, Saturn
Legacy Imagitec PC-LAPC1
Lethal Weapon 3 Ocean Amiga, Atari ST, SNES, PC-Roland, PC-Adlib
Lords Of Chaos Imagitec PC-Roland, PC-Adlib
Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 Gremlin Atari St, Amiga
Marauder Hewson C64
Microprose Soccer Microprose Atari ST, Amiga, Spectrum Amstrad
Mindbender Gremlin PC-Roland, PC-Adlib
Nightbreed (RPG) Ocean C64, Spectrum, Amstrad
Pegasus Gremlin Atari ST, Amiga
Pitfighter Domark PC-Roland, PC-Adlib
Postman Pat Enigma Variations C64, Atari ST, Spectrum, PC-beeper
Powermonger Electronic Arts PC-Roland, PC-Adlib
Premier League Ocean Amiga
The President Is Missing Cosmi Atari ST, Amiga
Privateer Righteous Fire Mission Disk Origin / Electronic Arts PC-Adlib, PC-Roland
Prophecy The Viking Child Gametek Atari St, Amiga, Lynx, PC-Adlib, PC-Roland
Ragnarok Gremlin Atari St, Amiga
Robocop 3 Ocean PC-Adlib, PC-Roland
Rock 'n' Roll Rainbow Arts Atari St, Spectrum, Amstrad
Rush 2 Atari Games N64
Rush 2049 Atari Games N64, Dreamcast
Rush 2049 Tournament Edition Atari Games Arcade
Savage Empire Pony Canyon / FCI SNES, Genesis
Shockway Rider FTL Atari ST, Amiga
The Shoe People Gremlin Atari ST, Amiga, PC-Adlib, PC-Roland
Shut It Ocean PC-Adlib,PC-LAPC1
Silk Worm Sales Curve C64, Atari ST, Amiga, Spectrum, Amstrad
Sleepwalker Ocean Amiga CD Rom
Space Crusade Gremlin C64, Amiga, Atari ST, PC-Adlib, PC-Roland
Speedball 2 Bitmap Brothers PC-Roland
Spider Boss / BMG PlayStation
Starglider 2 Firebird Spectrum
Stratego Accolade C64, Atari St, Amiga
Switchblade Gremlin C64
Switchblade 2 Gremlin Atari ST, Amiga
Super Cars Gremlin NES
Super Cars 2 Gremlin Atari ST, Amiga
Super Dragon Slayer Codemasters C64
Supremacy Probe PC-Roland, PC-Adlib
Suspicious Cargo Gremlin Atari ST, Amiga
Suzuki Gremlin PC-Adlib, PC-Roland
Tank Boss Virtual Boy
TFX Ocean Amiga, PC-Roland, PC-adlib, PC-CD
Top Gear Gremlin SNES
Top Gear Rally Boss / Kemco N64
Toyota Rally Gremlin PC-Adlib, PC-Roland
Treasure Trap ?? C64, Atari St, Amiga,
Twisted Edge Snowboarding Boss N64
Universal Studios Classic Monsters Ocean Atari St, Amiga
Utopia Gremlin Atari ST, Amiga, PC-Adlib, PC-Roland
Wayne Gretzky's Hockey 99 Atari Games N64
Weird Dreams Firebird C64, PC-Adlib
Wheel OF Fortune Gametek NES, Game Gear, Genesis, SNES
Wing Commander 2 Origin Genesis, SNES
Wing Commander 3 Origin PC In Flight Dialogue
Wings Of Glory Origin PC-Adlib, PC-GM
Xenophobe Microstyle C64, Atari ST, Amiga, Spectrum, Amstrad
Xiphos ?? Atari ST, Amiga, PC-Adlib, PC-Roland
Zone Warrior
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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by NorthWay » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:38 pm

Why can't anyone do Gauntlet 3D properly like on the PS2/Arcade? Would you be in on a new spin on it? (It was Barry who did the original IIRC?)

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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by Crusty Starfish » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:59 pm

merman wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:51 pm
From a computer club in Scotland to an orchestra in Brazil, composer Barry Leitch has had a fascinating career.
I will be interviewing Barry on Sunday, so you need to be quick to get your questions in for the You Ask The Questions section.
Couldn't you throw a list up of what he's done? Was it gaming music or was he a programmer?

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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by skinny » Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:45 pm

He did gaming music... I can't ask him any questions, I went to school with him! Just say hi from me!

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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by merman » Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:36 am

Added a list of titles to the first post.

There's two reasons I didn't post it last night.
Firstly, this interview has been arranged at the last minute so not had the time to research.
Secondly, I was posting from my phone which makes it hard to type lots of text/copy from some sources.
Anyway, it's there now.
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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by Rory Milne » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:43 am

Did you meet Steve Crow when you were working on the music for the C64 Marauder, and if so how did he get on with your accent?

How did you approch the task of adapting Jean-Michel Jarre's Captain Blood soundtrack for the humble Spectrum 128K?

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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by Eric » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:40 pm

“When ye dun Tapgeer tunes whit setup did ye hiv & did it take ye long tae get it aw dun?” 😀

Do you have fond memories of your time at Stow College in Paisley?

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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by merman » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:57 am

NorthWay wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:38 pm
Why can't anyone do Gauntlet 3D properly like on the PS2/Arcade? Would you be in on a new spin on it? (It was Barry who did the original IIRC?)
Yes, Barry did music for Gauntlet Legends and Gauntlet Dark Legacy
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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by merman » Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:57 am

Last few hours to get questions in...
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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by mr jenzie » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:03 am

hehe

did you ever get to meet GILBERT THE ALIEN

like that other guy :lol:

but my real question is ..... what was the most unusual soundtrack you created?

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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by merman » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:18 am

Thanks for the questions guys. The interview will be in issue 201.

Skinny, Barry says hi - and remember the bottle of cider?
Eric, Barry wonders if you were someone he knew back then.

Rory - Steve Crow did the C64 graphics for Marauder but Barry never met him. He only did the 48K Spectrum music for Captain Blood, which was sampled from the Zoolook cassette.

Mr. Jenzie, Barry did meet Gilbert the Alien - to heckle him when they were filming in Glasgow.
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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by Rory Milne » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:53 pm

Thanks. :)

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Re: Questions for Barry Leitch

Post by RuySan » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:09 am

Hi Barry, the soundtrack for Hero Quest is one of my favourite ever. I still listen to it regularly without getting fed of it. Did you have any particular inspiration for it? It kind of gives me a classic Heavy Metal vibe.

EDIT: Damn, too late
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