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Top Priority   [1989]

Top Priority Released by :

Release Date :
8 November 1989

Type :
C64 Demo

Released At :
Shape+TRC Party

Achievements :
C64 Demo Competition at Shape+TRC Party :  #3

User rating:*********_  9/10 (27 votes)   See votestatistics
*********_  8.6/10 (9 votes) - Public votes only.

Credits :
Code .... Cycleburner of Contex
Music .... Cycleburner of Contex
Graphics .... Apollyon of Contex, Index
  Flex of Contex
  SKC of FBI Crew
Design .... Cycleburner of Contex
Charset .... Flex of Contex

SIDs used in this release :
Top Priority (part 1)(/MUSICIANS/C/Cycleburner/Top_Priority_part_1.sid)
Top Priority (part 2)(/MUSICIANS/C/Cycleburner/Top_Priority_part_2.sid)
Top Priority (part 3)(/MUSICIANS/C/Cycleburner/Top_Priority_part_3.sid)
Top Priority (part 4)(/MUSICIANS/C/Cycleburner/Top_Priority_part_4.sid)

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User Comment
Submitted by Wile Coyote on 21 June 2022
What TLF said..
..also, i commented on this in the past, and the comment has gone?

The sample part with female face still looks, sounds as good today as it did back then ^_^

@elkmoose why the 1/10 ?
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Submitted by TLF on 21 June 2022
This demo was definitely a WTF is this moment for me!! Just another level of coolness at the time.
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Submitted by PAL on 11 July 2018
You can do what you want but to beat the sound quality and splendid arrangement of this demo with also great art, cool simple effects that make it greater, ideas and execution you simply can not do... Why stream a whole song if you can create one part like that woman face part in this demo in 1989... ohhh my god! ...for wow for real... the sonds are real, mixed to be tunes... that is something people that do samples today should investigate into, not just stream a whole tune into a disk side or what ever but make sounds even greater and with better mixing and effects! Even my Friend, dear Cycleburner, you are EPIC in the history of the C-64... no one ever was better at samples than you were!
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Submitted by Dr.j on 24 December 2016
Warning: Extreme Levels Of Badass Detected
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Submitted by Frantic on 3 November 2016
Oh my god
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Submitted by Dr.j on 20 July 2016
top 10 of all time demo for me!
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Submitted by PAL on 30 March 2016
This demo is pure gold. Code is awesome to be sample parts with such a high quality.
User Comment
Submitted by BHF on 1 October 2015
Yes thats true. It was shown at the party, got #3 but not released until later.
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 30 September 2015
Fatal News #02
this clearly lists
3. contex 'high pr.'
in the party results, so it must have been shown in an unfinished version at least
User Comment
Submitted by iAN CooG on 30 September 2015
Then it's neither released at party nor got #3 in the demo compo?
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Submitted by BHF on 30 September 2015
This demo didn´t get released at the party. In the scroll (part2) Cycleburner describes that he is sorry for not being able to release it there for being not complete and him being satisfied. Furthermore he adds school took more time and it's released nearly a month later than the party took place. (November 1989)
User Comment
Submitted by PAL on 9 December 2014
The only demos normal people could look at back in the days and see as something really cool... Cycleburner... ftw!
User Comment
Submitted by Joe on 9 December 2014
Again... one of the top demos around. Modern FFT/AWD techniques along with heavy graphics compression of an elegant kind, could of course serve, to bring back some of that former glory of excellence, 25 cycles of yesteryears.
User Comment
Submitted by PAL on 21 November 2014
The sound in this demo is superior to the new sample parts... better mixed and cooler fatter sounds in my opinion... and the scrolling woman image part is a fantastic code also...
User Comment
Submitted by Sith on 7 April 2014
Visually this demo looks oldskool and average but oh those samples. Still sounds hot, considering this is now 25 years old! Big props to Cycleburner for this eargasm.
User Comment
Submitted by Rough on 20 December 2010
Can only agree, Jucke, this was a jaw-dropper, not only because of the combination of digi and good code, but due to the extremely pure cool design. Turn up the volume on your C= monitor and freak out!
User Comment
Submitted by Jucke on 18 August 2008
I'd say this is THE sample demo on c64. To this day no other comes even close. When it came out in 1989 everyone was simply blown away, having any kind of visuals while running samples was a bit sensational and the way Cycleburner used and arranged those samples was just above all standards of the time. I remember how the madonna ohmygod part just made my jaw drop in my boyroom in 1989, and to this day it still impresses people who see it for the first time. Ed thinks of me when he hears this because i always bring a disk with this demo to parties to be run on the bigshit. Always. It's simply top priority.
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Submitted by Joe on 12 November 2007
Hm. Don't you think that if approx. the 400 downloads would correspond to fairly 400 votes for (whatever) demo would make a difference to the top 10 (of all time as you describe it) rather than an obviously unfair down vote?
User Comment
Submitted by elkmoose on 11 November 2007
yeah, well, even at that time "just another Cycleburner demo", I dont think it should be in the top ten of all time :P
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Submitted by Oswald on 25 October 2007
hcl, for all what I know this picture comes in hires in a c= demo disk, now it may be the case that simply turning mc on and setting up colors will look strangely ok right away...
User Comment
Submitted by TDJ on 24 October 2007
Tsoo tsoo! You people are pissing all over my new article!
User Comment
Submitted by Scout on 24 October 2007
@Burglar: SHAME ON YOU!

@E.S.: thank you for me visualizing it ;-)
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Submitted by Burglar on 24 October 2007
cant believe I never saw this demo when it was released. proper cycleburning demo ;)
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Submitted by Ed on 24 October 2007
All I come to think of is Jucke when I see and listen to this piece :D
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Submitted by Motion on 24 October 2007
You got it all wrong man! It was LSD...Duh! ;)
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Submitted by HCL on 24 October 2007
@Oswald: Uuh? like..

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User Comment
Submitted by Oswald on 24 October 2007
how did they manage to add color to that pic?! :)
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