David Young (composer)

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David Young
Genres Easy listening
Electronic
Classical
Occupation(s) Musician,
composer,
record producer,
educator
Instruments Keyboards
Years active 1976–present
Labels Independent
Website http://www.daveyoungmusic.com

David "Dave" Young is an American keyboardist, composer, and recording artist. He is most well known for producing the soundtracks to the Sega CD video games Sonic CD,[1] Ecco: The Tides of Time,[2] and The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin.[3]

Career with Sega[edit]

In 1993, Young began contributing audio and music to Sega video games.[4][5] He was present for the formation of Sega Music Group and Sega Music Group Studios in San Francisco.[6][7] Young was a frequent collaborator with composer/producer Spencer Nilsen,[8] who was director of Sega Music Group at the time.[9] He was involved in over a dozen different Sega titles from 1993–1996, composing, producing and engineering soundtracks for titles such as The Amazing Spider-Man vs. The Kingpin,[3] Sonic CD,[1] Ecco: The Tides of Time,[2][10] Congo The Movie: The Lost City of Zinj,[11] NBA Live, NHL Live, and Wild Woody,[12] as well as many others. The soundtracks for Sonic CD (Sonic the Hedgehog Boom[13][14]) and Ecco: Tides of Time (Ecco: Songs of Time[15]) were released on audio CD in limited numbers and a distribution deal with PolyGram records had been reached for selling the albums on a global level, but the deal ultimately fell through.[16][17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sonic CD Release Information for Sega CD. GameFAQs (19 November 1993). Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b Ecco: The Tides of Time Release Information for Sega CD. GameFAQs. Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  3. ^ a b The Amazing Spider-Man vs. the Kingpin Release Information for Sega CD. GameFAQs (3 November 1993). Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  4. ^ The Best Search Links on the Net. vgmrush.com. Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  5. ^ [1] Archived 28 August 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Billboard – Google Books. Books.google.com (19 November 1994). Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  7. ^ Billboard – Google Books. Books.google.com (18 February 1995). Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  8. ^ Sepwich.com – Sepwich and Small Business Development. Blazemp3.sepwich.com. Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  9. ^ snilsen website – premiere. Spencernilsen.com. Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  10. ^ Ecco: The Tides of Time for SEGA CD (1994). MobyGames (26 June 2004). Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  11. ^ Congo: The Movie – The Lost City of Zinj: Information from. Answers.com. Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  12. ^ Wild Woody (1995) SEGA CD credits. MobyGames (26 July 2006). Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  13. ^ DIDX-020642 | Sonic the Hedgehog Boom Limited Collector's Edition – The.... VGMdb. Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  14. ^ The Best Search Links on the Net. vgmrush.com. Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  15. ^ Ecco: Songs of Time. En.game-ost.ru. Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  16. ^ Sega Music Group Enters Into Distribution Deal With PolyGram; Will Debut First Video Game Soundtrack Recordings in U.S. | Business News and Press Releases from. AllBusiness.com (13 May 1996). Retrieved on 21 October 2011.
  17. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-18276687.html

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