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To Norah   [2020]

To Norah Released by :
Elysium [web], Wrath Designs [web]

Release Date :
30 November 2020

Type :
C64 One-File Demo

Released At :
Syntax 2020

Achievements :
Mixed Music Competition at Syntax 2020 :  #3

User rating:*********_  9.4/10 (68 votes)   See votestatistics
**********  9.9/10 (22 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Brush of Elysium
  Digger of Elysium
Music .... Shogoon of Elysium, MultiStyle Labs
Graphics .... Joe of EXclusive ON, The Tuneful Eight, Wrath Designs
Text .... Chuinho of Elysium, MultiStyle Labs
Charset .... Joe of EXclusive ON, The Tuneful Eight, Wrath Designs
Test .... Zephyr of Elysium

SIDs used in this release :
To Norah(/MUSICIANS/S/Shogoon/To_Norah_2SID.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by SplAtterpunk on 30 April 2023
Incredible sounds and excellent graphic.
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Submitted by Burglar on 30 March 2023
Purple Rain anyone? :)
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Submitted by Brush on 30 March 2023
Happy birthday!
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Submitted by Shogoon on 31 March 2022
Happy birthday :) Norah!
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Submitted by Wile Coyote on 26 March 2022
Excellent Sid
With regards to the image, i like patterns used to create her face. Her hair could use some work..
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Submitted by Carrion on 14 December 2021
Gusbumps every time I listen to this.
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Submitted by Trap on 10 October 2021
Best SID ever to grace the C64 in my humble opinion.
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Submitted by TLF on 6 October 2021
How the hell did this pass me by!? Truly amazing. I mean this trancends the C64, it's just good in it's own right...
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 26 April 2021
@Shogoon - sounds good, looking forward to this.
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Submitted by Shogoon on 26 April 2021
@KAL_123 sorry, nope. Not with this one. It's a whole. But don't worry - I will have a little surprise for you with Norah and the Band in the future ;)
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 26 April 2021
Really nice to look at. Also this graphic, the movements of the eyelids and the things moving in the background, are really great. A version of this, in which a somewhat slimmed-down 1-SID remix of this tune runs, would be a great thing. Then the users would have a great little demo more, which runs perfectly on their standard C64. At the moment, this is prevented by the noise that comes, when you don't have a second SID. Slightly slimmed-down version with remixed tune possible, sometime in the future?
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Submitted by Brush on 31 January 2021
@Norvax @Nightlord thank you guys for the kind words but let’s be honest, Digger&myself we’re just background support for Shogoon’s and Joe’s art. The code just works and does not get in the way of music&visuals. We’re not pulling any miracles like in Glance demos that Elysium loves ;)
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Submitted by Norvax on 22 January 2021
I've been listening to this on repeat mode for a while. It touches my soul. Shogoon, thank you very much for this masterpiece. Joe, lovely graphics that fits the tune! Brush and Digger thank you for your efforts to bring this gem into life.
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Submitted by Shogoon on 16 January 2021
<bows humble>
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Submitted by Laxity on 16 January 2021
I'm your biggest fan. This track is amazing in so many ways. The composition, arrangement and dynamics is for the lack of a better word: perfect.
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Submitted by Jangler on 14 January 2021
This is probably the best SID-tune I've ever heard. Composition could easily make it to a "real" record, and shows skills of a truly talented musician, who can actually play those instruments. Nothing short of amazing. Well done, Shogoon, well done!
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Submitted by Nightlord on 6 January 2021
So ridicilously elite!!! Code and graphics are so clean and moody (can code be moody? Brush and Digger show us that it can!).

Joe's work is, unsurprisingly, not only technically top notch, but also as unique as ever.

Shogoon, my friend, this masterpiece oozes personal passion and musicianship. Thank you for pouring your heart out on this and then having the courage to lay it bare for the world to hear.
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Submitted by Saphir on 26 December 2020
Wonderful :)
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Submitted by Shogoon on 18 December 2020
Thanks to Airwolf/F4CG you can now listen to Norah on YouTube. Link in the right column under "Info on other sites" section.
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Submitted by Chico on 12 December 2020
Doesn´t run with VICE. :( YT-Link ?
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Submitted by JCH on 5 December 2020
True, but I still think it was all kinds of awesome that there was a comment by this old legend. ^^
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Submitted by F7sus4 on 5 December 2020
@JCH: The question is valid, though. It's not one SID.
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Submitted by JCH on 5 December 2020
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Submitted by Conrad on 5 December 2020
The song really has soul and lightens the mood for those with mild-depression. Thanks Shogoon! :) 10/10
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Submitted by Yogibear on 4 December 2020
First I thought it was a great cover! ;) Awesome release guyz! One of the best 2SID tunes ever made! Code/gfx/lyrics are also fantastic! How about a 2SID/3SID/4SID compo?! :)
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Submitted by F7sus4 on 2 December 2020
Arguably, the production could participate in at least 3 categories, yes. This is what I was thinking as well, but I guess, since it was Shogoon's idea put together with his friends, main emphasis still lies on the music.
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Submitted by Shogoon on 2 December 2020
@KAL_123 Blame it on me:-) I wanted to participate in msx compo.
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 2 December 2020
I wonder a little bit, that this participated in the "Mixed Music" category, instead of one of the two demo competitions. For me this is a very nice, little demo. But maybe they wanted to start in that category?
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Submitted by Mirage on 1 December 2020
This is one of the most beautiful things I've seen and heard in a while.
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Submitted by DKT on 1 December 2020
Elysium in so melancholic moooood... Can't believe it ;)
Shogoon you're genius! All together with Chuinho's poem and Joe's abilities you've created really yummy cooperation one-filer. Good job ESM!
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Submitted by F7sus4 on 1 December 2020
Beautiful and soulful.
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Submitted by Peeshaya on 1 December 2020
Beautiful graphic! Love the music and the girl is so pretty! <3
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Submitted by DubDee on 1 December 2020
So amazing tune and quality graphic! 10/10. This is the best One-file demo I have seen so far.
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Submitted by Sasq on 1 December 2020
Fantastic. And that picture...
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Submitted by Flotsam on 1 December 2020
Congrats to everyone mentioned in the credits. This is as good as it gets.
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Submitted by Raistlin on 1 December 2020
Fantastic, I totally love this. And like Steel says, this is exactly the sort of thing I could watch / listen to for hours. Very nicely made!

I love the spinning shape in the background, too - nicely clipped to the bitmap I assume (since sprite priority would only take it behind 2 of the colours?).

Excellent stuff indeed.
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Submitted by Steel on 30 November 2020
i just... omfg... this is so right up my alley in a never seen type of quality on the SID chip. is this motivating or making me wanna quit? hmmm LOL
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Submitted by DjS on 30 November 2020
What a piece of art! I love this! Awesome music, great gfx & code... Respect!
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Submitted by Brush on 30 November 2020
Thank you guys for the kind words. They mean a lot to us. Seeing some of our fav sceners comments here is highly motivating :)
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Submitted by uctumi on 30 November 2020
This is a very special one, the way you mimick piano playing at some parts is groundbreaking. Awesome job!
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Submitted by Carrion on 30 November 2020
@shogoon, @elysium, @joe
IMO this is art. not so many things on c64 gave me these gusbumps recently. this one does. thanks a lot!
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Submitted by Stinsen on 30 November 2020
So soothing and beautiful. <3
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Submitted by Shogoon on 30 November 2020
Ok guys, this one is special for me - for a few reasons. I've always wanted to compose a song but never had an opportunity or self-confidence to write one :) So this is my first attempt ever. This song is in a style of Norah Jones - amazing pianist, vocalist and performer. It's my tribute to her and to beautiful soul music. Why she? Well, cause She's got it all, and.. just look at her ;). Thanks to my guys from ESM - Brush, Digger, Zephyr for putting it all together. Thank you Joe for amazing art and graphical concept. And last but not least, big thanks goes to Chuinho for beautiful lyrics.
Thx for such a warm feedback, see you soon with another prod.
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Submitted by JackAsser on 30 November 2020
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Submitted by psych858o on 30 November 2020
Masterpiece in all aspects!
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Submitted by KAL_123 on 30 November 2020
Very nice!!!
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Submitted by FATFrost on 30 November 2020
life is better now.
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Submitted by chatGPZ on 30 November 2020
What HCL said! <3
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Submitted by Frostbyte on 30 November 2020
Everything is perfect. Graphics are perfect: Technically perfect, artistically perfect. Tune is perfect: Technically perfect, composition is perfect, that Hammond sound is perfect. Code is perfect. Overall presentation and how everything ties together is perfect. Mood is perfect. Norah is perfect. Perfect.
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Submitted by Dane on 30 November 2020
My Vice isn't cooperative enough to start this but jesus what a tune. :)
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Submitted by GH on 30 November 2020
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Submitted by HCL on 30 November 2020
Omg! Classy!!
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Submitted by Zephyr on 30 November 2020
This is what this 2020 needs. More smooth 2-sids from Shogoon with exploding hammond-solos. A masterpiece Wojtek!
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Submitted by Digger on 30 November 2020
You won't believe your ears, just wait for it. No FM involved.

Shogoon is pure genius. So is Joe. And Brush. I love you guys <3
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Submitted by Flex on 30 November 2020
On a level of its own with all the smoothness! Top notch work. (and that Hammond...)
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Submitted by Jammer on 30 November 2020
Out of words, gentlemen! <3 This is ART! <3
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Submitted by Carrion on 30 November 2020
Oh wow! great music as always and Joe's gfx looks amazing.
Im glad Wojtek my version didn't work out as this one from Joe is so kool!
Great little production. And The ESM + WD coop works really well.
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Submitted by Gildan Jondal on 30 November 2020
Great product but Shogoon REALLY knocked this one out of the park
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Submitted by Mibri on 30 November 2020
An incredibly beautiful production in every way. Surely the new gold standard for 2SID music.
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Submitted by iAN CooG on 30 November 2020
I wish I could spank you all with a stack of 10 votes, but I can give you only one. Excellent work in every aspect, very pleasant production.
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