Ben Daglish

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Ben Daglish
Also known as Benn[1]
Born (1966-07-31) 31 July 1966 (age 52)
London, England, United Kingdom
Genres Soundtracks
Occupation(s) Composer

Ben Daglish (born 31 July 1966, London) is a composer and musician. His parents moved to Sheffield when Daglish was aged one year old. He is known for creating many soundtracks during the 1980s for home computer games, including such Commodore 64 hits as The Last Ninja (with Anthony Lees),[2] Trap, and Deflektor. Daglish teamed up with fellow C64 musician and prolific programmer Tony Crowther, forming W.E.M.U.S.I.C., which stood for "We Make Use of Sound in Computers".

Daglish lives in Derbyshire where he still composes, plays and performs in a number of UK bands, including Loscoe State Opera.[3] He also regularly performs with violinist Mark Knight and the band SID80s at retro computer game events such as Back in Time Live and Retrovision. He has also performed with Commodore 64 revival band Press Play on Tape together with Rob Hubbard. He is a fan of the late Ronnie Hazlehurst, a prolific composer for television.[4]

Compositions[edit]

Amstrad CPC[edit]

  • Dark Fusion (1988 – Gremlin Graphics Software)
  • Deflektor (1987 – Vortex Software)
  • H.A.T.E. – Hostile All Terrain Encounter (1989 – Vortex Software)
  • Mask (1987 – Gremlin Graphics Software)
  • Mask II (1988 – Gremlin Graphics Software)
  • Masters of the Universe (Les Maitres De L'Univers) (1987 – Gremlin Graphics Software)
  • North Star (1988 – Gremlin Graphics Software)
  • Skate Crazy (1988 – Gremlin Graphics Software)
  • Supercars (1990 – Gremlin Graphics Software)
  • Switch Blade (1990 – Gremlin Graphics Software)
  • Terramex Cosmic Relief : Prof. Renegade to the Rescue (1988 – Grandslam)
  • The Real Stunt Experts (1989 – Alternative Software)
  • Thing on a Spring (1986 – Gremlin Graphics Software)

Commodore 64[edit]

Commodore Amiga[edit]

Sinclair ZX Spectrum[edit]

  • Artura (1989)
  • Auf Wiedersehen Monty (1987)
  • Avenger (1986)
  • Blasteroids (1987)
  • Blood Brothers (1988)
  • Blood Valley (1987)
  • Butcher Hill
  • Challenge of the Gobots (1987)
  • Chubby Gristle (1988)
  • Dark Fusion (1988)
  • Death Wish 3 (1987)
  • Deflektor (1988)
  • The Flintstones (1988)
  • Footballer of the Year (1987)
  • Future Knight (1987)
  • Gary Lineker's Hot Shots (1988)
  • Gary Lineker's Super Skills (1988)
  • Gauntlet 2 (1988)
  • H.A.T.E. – Hostile All Terrain Encounter (1989)
  • Jack the Nipper 2: in Coconut Capers (1987)
  • Krakout (1987)
  • Mask 1, Mask 2 (1988)
  • MASK III: Venom Strikes Back (1988)
  • Masters of the Universe (1987)
  • Mickey Mouse (1988)
  • Motor Massacre (1989)
  • Mountie Micks Death Ride
  • North Star (1988)
  • Pacmania (1988)
  • The Real Stunt Experts
  • Skate Crazy (1988)
  • Super Scramble Simulator (1989)
  • Super Sports
  • Switchblade (1991)
  • Techno Cop (1988)
  • Terramex (1988)
  • Thing Bounces Back (1987)
  • Wizard Wars

References[edit]

  1. ^ "An interview with Ben Daglish". Metal-e-Zine Archive. Karsmakers World. Retrieved 3 May 2018. 
  2. ^ Imagine Publishing. Classic Videogame Hardware Genius Guide. Imagine Publishing. 
  3. ^ Ben-daglish.net
  4. ^ Daglish's pages on Hazlehurst, who he describes as "one of the most talented of 20th century composers."

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