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Close, but No Cigar   [2012]

Close, but No Cigar Released by :

Release Date :
23 November 2012

Type :
C64 Music

Released At :
High-score Power Ballad Competition 2012

Achievements :
C64 Music Competition at High-score Power Ballad Competition 2012 :  #13

User rating:********__  7.9/10 (31 votes)   See votestatistics
********__  8.1/10 (15 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Hein of Focus, Vision
Music .... Hein of Focus, Vision
Graphics .... Hein of Focus, Vision
  Sander of Focus

SIDs used in this release :
Close but No Cigar(/MUSICIANS/H/Holt_Hein/Close_but_No_Cigar.sid)

Download :
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/110745/close-but-no-cigar.prg (downloads: 721)
http://csdb.dk/getinternalfile.php/110798/close-but-no-sigar.sid (downloads: 213)

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User Comment
Submitted by ilesj on 30 November 2012
Very, very nice tune! But it's not a high-score ballad in my book.
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Submitted by psych858o on 29 November 2012
Indeed, great tune. I've been whistling beginning while driving to work. Thanks Hein.
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Submitted by Burglar on 29 November 2012
best chorus, best melody, most fitting title, best tune.

been on my mind for days now ;)

without a doubt my #1
User Comment
Submitted by Kristian on 29 November 2012
Quite rich in terms of weird twists and turns here, but doesn't quite do it for me.
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Submitted by OMP on 28 November 2012
yeah - I hear you on that… but I love it!
First half has been buzzing in my head all day.

I'm changing my vote :D
User Comment
Submitted by DRAX on 27 November 2012
Eventhough I am Hein fan and like his unique style very much - this one doesn't work for me... The mix with the melodic stuff and the strange twists doesn't work for me... Sorry... But nice to hear something new from you, Hein.
User Comment
Submitted by Hate Bush on 25 November 2012
90% of compo entries seems more or less similar to cheese (on purpose, no doubt) - THANK GOD THERE'S HEIN \o/
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Submitted by Dane on 25 November 2012
Haha, I second the comment about Hein choosing the least expected chord progression. A bit too even as a tune for me, not enough dynamics this time.
User Comment
Submitted by Fredrik on 25 November 2012
Can someone upload a sidfile ?
This song is my favourite
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Submitted by Flex on 25 November 2012
I like this a lot! Giving me a feeling that I survived all the levels in a game and now it's time for congratulations. Well executed!
User Comment
Submitted by OMP on 24 November 2012
Ah! Yeah, this is great. Those are some weird, wonderful, nice and rich leads you've got there. Great chord progressions.

definitely amongst my favourites.
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Submitted by Richard on 24 November 2012
Nice to see you made a demo/intro out of it :) Good tune ... ;)
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Submitted by Hermit on 24 November 2012
I like this melody very much, it has a strong unique character! And most importantly the tune itself resembles the title-theme.
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Submitted by spider-j on 24 November 2012
Very nice execution. But melody & harmony could use a little bit more 'pop'. It seems that with every tone and chord you chose the least expected next one. That is very interesting but makes it also complicated to follow.
User Comment
Submitted by Fredrik on 24 November 2012
Great music!
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Submitted by The Phantom on 24 November 2012
Wish I were able to hear this, but can't using Vice 2.2.

Sucks too because I like Hein's music.


After much dicking around with my EMU settings, I finally got it to play. I do understand it's a simple Highscore music thingy, but meh. Seemed like I went through more trouble in getting it to work, and sadly, that was more exciting than this was.
User Comment
Submitted by NVitia on 23 November 2012
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Submitted by Joe on 23 November 2012
Lovely! I'm so happy when Hein composes, codes and make beautiful art. The tune grows fast into the subconscious collective memory:
This in particular is very close to the beautiful "More Than Meets the Eye" ending by Jeroen Koops, which I like very much.
User Comment
Submitted by Linus on 23 November 2012
My fav from the compo. Excellent.
User Comment
Submitted by Stone on 23 November 2012
Ah, excellent! Nailing that old "You may have gotten a highscore, but alas, you failed to save the world"-feeling :)
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