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"Go for it, Samus!! You're our hero!!"

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I think the key to the success of this album has been how diverse the album was, touching on various genres and exploring the music in ways that it might not have been approached previously. I also feel that because we attempted to touch on every single game released at the time, we catered to fans of all types, no matter what game you enjoyed or what genre of music you were into.

—Darren[1]

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Harmony of a Hunter is a compilation album of fan remixes released in 2011. It was followed by Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run in 2012, Harmony of Heroes in 2014 and Harmony of a Hunter Returns in 2021.

Description[]

Poster by Nate Horsfall.

Harmony of a Hunter was released on August 7, 2011. Darren Kerwin of Shinesparkers was the director and producer, who organized the project to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Metroid series. He recruited musicians from Newgrounds, YouTube, and OverClocked Remix, bringing a diverse range of musical styles and genres to remixing the soundtracks of all Metroid games released to date, from the original NES game to Metroid: Other M, which at the time was the latest game in the series. Nate Horsfall, or Lightning Arts provided the cover artwork.

Harmony of a Hunter: 101% Run was released on November 17, 2012. Darren was inspired by his disappointment over certain themes, such as SkyTown, not being included in the first album and used this opportunity to make an expansion to the original. This followup features both new and returning artists.

Harmony of Heroes was released on October 4, 2014. After the overwhelmingly positive reception to Harmony of a Hunter, Darren felt that a tribute album to the Super Smash Bros. series was the next logical step for the "Harmony of" series. The album was released in recognition of the newly-released Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and features remixes of songs from previous Super Smash Bros. games, including Metroid songs. At the time of its release, Harmony of Heroes was the largest fan-arrangement album for a video game. A later followup album, Harmony of Heroes: Final Smash, was recorded and released in six weeks, but did not include any Metroid remixes.

In late 2017, a third new album in the Harmony series, Harmony of a Champion, was released. This album is a tribute to Pokémon Red and Green and as such contains no Metroid arrangements.

On July 23, 2021, Shinesparkers announced that a fourth album (sixth overall), Harmony of a Hunter: Returns, would be released on the 35th anniversary of Metroid, August 6, 2021. This was also the 10th anniversary of the first Harmony album. Track 10 features voice cameos from Mike Wikan, Bryan Walker and Kynan Pearson.

Song List[]

Harmony of a Hunter[]

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Disc 1

  1. In the Beginning... - Mercury Adept
  2. Danger in Old Tourian - DoctorM64 (partial remix of Planet Zebes - Arrival on Crateria)
  3. Earthroot - VikingGuitar
  4. Bioluminescence - Theophany
  5. Infectious Fear - The Fishhead
  6. Desperation - Mozzaratti (partial remix of Theme of Samus)
  7. Into the Green World - Sam Dillard (partial remix of Theme of Samus and Silence)
  8. Leader's Lair - Prophetik
  9. The Caves of Brinstar - AriesT
  10. Ashes to Ashes - zircon (partial remix of Lower Brinstar)
  11. Kraid's Campfire Ballad - Sebastian Mårtensson feat. Kristin Björkebäck
  12. Cave Dweller - Prophetik
  13. The Mission's Briefing - AriesT
  14. Metroid Legacy - Omni-Psyence
  15. M2Q - Stemage & Chunkstyle (partial remix of Metroid Nest)
  16. Bonus - Mission Complete: Ending Suite - Sam Dillard (remix of Ending (Metroid), Staff Credit, Opening (Destroyed Science Academy Research Station), Theme of Samus Aran, Space Warrior, and Ending)
  17. Bonus - Metroid Medley - Derris-Kharlan (remix of Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare, Brinstar (Metroid), Theme of Samus, "Vs. Charge Beam Beast", Upper Brinstar, Brinstar Depths, Escape, Vs. Ridley, Surface, and Title (Metroid))

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Disc 2

  1. Parasite X - Mazedude
  2. Echoes in Eternity - The Fishhead
  3. Frozen Utopia - Mesmonium
  4. Lore Hunter - Darkesword (partial remix of The Luminoth)
  5. Hostile Shadows - Mozzaratti (remix of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Theme, Space Pirates, Amorbis, Swamp Boss Stage 1, Quadraxis, Emperor Ing Chrysalis, and Emperor Ing Spider)
  6. Melting Sun - Pyro Paper Planes
  7. Solitude - zircon & C-GPO
  8. Corrupt Beginnings - George R. Powell
  9. Path of Ruin - Darkesword (partial remix of Tallon Overworld and Crashed Ship)
  10. Entering a New World - AriesT
  11. The Adventure Continues - The Fishhead
  12. Thunder Shooter - Chernabogue & VikingGuitar
  13. Symbol of the Ancients - AriesT (partial remix of Chozo Chapel of the Elders)
  14. Lone Star - Pyro Paper Planes (partial remix of Shrine Collapsing~Epilogue)
  15. Omega Cannon - VikingGuitar
  16. In the End... - Mercury Adept
  17. Bonus - The Crimson Depths - Sam Dillard (remix of Brinstar Depths and Lower Brinstar)
  18. Bonus - Phazon Corruption - Video Game Music Choir (remix of Crateria Surface, Theme of Samus, Theme of Samus Aran, Space Warrior, and Metroid Prime Credits)
  19. Bonus - What's Past is Prologue - Theophany (remix of Past is Prologue theme)

101% Run[]

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Disc 1

  1. Primoris - Stephan Wells, Erik Scerri
  2. Altar of Aether - Laura Intravia, Jared Cowing & Choir (partial remix of Moth Temple After Luminoth)
  3. Depths of Phendrana - Buoy feat. Stephan Wells (partial remix of Ice Chapel)
  4. Eldrich Spore Spawn - Gario
  5. Entropic Dream - Pyro Paper Planes feat. Laura Intravia
  6. Beyond the Glass - Sam Dillard (remix of Maridia Rocky Underwater Area and Maridia Drifting Sand Underwater Area)
  7. Unauthorised Access - Erik McClure
  8. Alluring Darkness - Stephan Wells feat. Buoy
  9. Sanctuary Sentinel - Samuel Lidström
  10. The Unnamed Frontier - Pyro Paper Planes feat. VikingGuitar (partial remix of Met2 Metroid Hatching)
  11. Unfinished Business - Luis A. Flores (partial remix of The Burning Lava Fish and Nemesis Ridley)
  12. Gravity - Theophany
  13. Entering the Hive - Jared Cowing feat. Laura Intravia
  14. Dreams of Steel - Jack of Bass feat. Maciej Markiewicz
  15. The Lady Returns - Emperor Charlemagne (partial remix of Theme of Samus)
  16. Aquatic Lullaby - Sebastian Mårtensson
  17. Lacrodectus - Dare to Oppress (partial remix of VS. Metroid Prime (Spider))

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Disc 2

  1. Doppelgänger - Vomitron
  2. The Calm Before the Fire - Sean Haeberman (partial remix of Silence)
  3. Slipstream - Pyro Paper Planes (partial remix of Sector 4 (AQA) Aquatic Control Level Area)
  4. Remembering Who I Am - Mercury Adept
  5. Guardians of Old - Stephan Wells feat. Buoy
  6. Omega Fallen - Nick Perrin (partial remix of Last Instructions)
  7. Automation - Mesmonium (partial remix of Cliffside Two)
  8. In the Bowels of Norfair - George R. Powell
  9. Where to from Here? - Cursed Lemon feat. Stephan Wells
  10. A Familiar Path - Sean Haeberman (partial remix of Title)
  11. Incoming Kraid - Mozzaratti (partial remix of Tension Before a Confrontation (Super Metroid) and Item Acquisition Fanfare)
  12. Torvus Chips - Mazedude
  13. The Depths of Tallon IV - Slimane Dellaoui
  14. Old Friend, New Foe - Sebastian Mårtensson feat. Pontus Lundén
  15. Te Inveniam - Chris Apple (remix of Mysterious Statue Chamber, Tourian, and Mother Brain)

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Disc 3

  1. Samus Voyage - HiScore (remix of Title (Metroid), Brinstar (Metroid), Surface, Mother Brain, Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare, VS. Nightmare, Tallon Overworld, Item Acquisition Fanfare, Brinstar Depths, Torvus Bog, Metroid Prime Credits, Menu, Rundas Fight, and Nemesis Ridley)
  2. Metroid Medley 2 - Derris-Kharlan (remix of Metroid Prime Credits, Metroid Prime Theme, Tallon Overworld, Darkness, Phendrana Drifts, Chozo Shrine, SkyTown, Bryyo, and Record of Samus)
  3. Seeking Light - Martin Leung (remix of Title (Metroid), Brinstar (Metroid), Brinstar Depths, Lower Brinstar, and Magmoor Caverns)
  4. Harmony of a Hunter 101% Run Teaser Music - Mozzaratti (remix of Title (Metroid) and Theme of Samus)
  5. Item Acquisition Fanfare - Stephan Wells
  6. Item Room / Item Acquisition Fanfare - Zack Parrish
  7. Only Human - Sebastian Mårtensson (original composition)

Harmony of Heroes[]

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Metroid

  1. There's No Metal on Zebes - Piratecrab
  2. The Bounty Hunter - rEc & Sebastian Mårtensson (partial remix of Tallon Overworld and Metroid Prime Credits)
  3. Edge of the Labyrinth - Sam Dillard
  4. Echoes From the Showdown - Sebastian Mårtensson & Moa Lenngren
  5. Dark Intelligence - Rozen feat. Reven (partial remix of Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare)
  6. Chekhov's Beam - Vidboy
  7. From the Depths - Theophany feat. Laura Intravia (partial remix of Silence)

Smash Bros. Exclusive

  1. Harmony of Heroes - Rozen (partial remix of MP3 Title Music)

Harmony of a Hunter Returns[]

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  1. My Past is Not a Memory - Akmigone, Zack Parrish, feat. Anthony Morgan (remix of Title (Metroid), Theme of Samus, and Metroid Prime Credits)
  2. Through Depths and Beyond - Vincent Rubinetti (partial remix of Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare)
  3. Lost Science of the Chozo - Myrtorp
  4. A Severed Queen - Drakeld
  5. Justice Will Prevail - Mega Beardo
  6. Chasing the Draygon - Jonathan Peros
  7. Opposing Currents - Luminist
  8. Arriving Somewhere in Torvus Bog - Sebastian Mårtensson (partial remix of Lower Brinstar)
  9. Echoes in Crimson - Christopher Hunter
  10. Prophecy of the Forgotten - Groovin' Apple feat. Darren Kerwin, Chromatic Apparatus (remix of Ice Chapel and Chozo Shrine)
  11. The Pursuit - Zack Parrish
  12. Mechavania - Drakeld
  13. Metamorphosis - Sam Dillard
  14. Club Kraid - LV-380
  15. Kraidosaurus - PirateCrab
  16. Another Memory - Sebastian Mårtensson
  17. Prelude for Prime - DS Music
  18. Memories of an Echo - David Donges
  19. Metamorphic - Thennecan
  20. SRX Derelict - George R. Powell feat. Viking Guitar
  21. Echoes From the Past - Zack Parrish feat. Sebastian Mårtensson
  22. The Inn by the Glacier - Stephan Wells feat. Vidboy, Slyvar
  23. Groundshaker - Drakeld
  24. Redemption - Zack Parrish
  25. War Golem - Lucas Eklund
  26. TA4-X - Tim Hellmann
  27. An Endless Sleep - Zack Parrish feat. Harpsibored, Chromatic Apparatus, Psamathes
  28. The Motherworld - Mozzaratti (partial remix of Theme of Samus)
  29. Parasite Slasher - Chernabogue feat. Viking Guitar
  30. U-Mos' Mainframe - Dewey Newt (partial remix of Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare)
  31. In the Name of Science - Sebastian Mårtensson
  32. Darkness Rising - Drakeld
  33. Darkness vs Light - VomitroN (remix of Emperor Ing Chrysalis and Emperor Ing Spider)
  34. A New Star - Blue Brew Music
  35. The Age of Gold - Danilo Ciaffi feat. Choir
  36. Aethereal Nexus - Drakeld
  37. A Crack in the Glass - Groovin' Apple (remix of Maridia Drifting Sand Underwater Area and Maridia Rocky Underwater Area)
  38. The Battle for Tallon IV - David Donges (partial remix of Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare, Theme of Samus, and Pirate Homeworld)
  39. Phazonsynthesis - Simon Palmblad
  40. Melting Point - Zack Parrish
  41. Nicely done, Samus! - garlagan
  42. The Plot Thickens - Zack Parrish, Sebastian Mårtensson (remix of "Searching the Exam Center" and "An Unfortunate Discovery")
  43. Garden of Zebes - Gario
  44. Cradle of the Chozo - Prophetik
  45. Neon Norfair - LV-380 (partial remix of Title)
  46. Sanctuary of Geoform 187 - Chip Jockey (partial remix of Vs. Ridley and Magmoor Caverns)
  47. Bowels of Torment - Viking Guitar feat. Angel Hernandez
  48. The Cunning God of Death - Vincent Rubinetti feat. Zack Parrish (partial remix of Tourian and Vs. Meta Ridley)
  49. Grandparent Parietal - Digll feat. Roger Lima
  50. Brain Dead - Blue Brew Music
  51. Peace In Space 1986 - LV-380
  52. Wave (Goodbye) Beam - Vidboy
  53. Orpheon Groove - ZakMarcusMusic feat. VGDrumCovers
  54. Mechaeye - Justin Thornburgh feat. VGDrumCovers
  55. The Lost Vessel Awakens - Unknown
  56. Wonderwave - Drakeld
  57. Operation Golem - Prophetik
  58. Twilight Zone - Zack Parrish, Sebastian Mårtensson (partial remix of Title)
  59. Go Rogue - Moa Lenngren
  60. Call of the Warrior - Vincent Rubinetti feat. The Reddit Symphony Orchestra
  61. Harmony Returns - Zack Parrish (remix of Title (Metroid), Theme of Samus, and Metroid Prime Credits)
  62. Below the Ice and Snow - Misplaced (original composition)
  63. A Hunter's Epilogue - Torby Brand
  64. Chronicles of Samus - HiScore (remix of Samus Aran's Appearance Fanfare, Escape, Met2 Metroid Hatching, Theme of Samus, Sector 4 (AQA) Aquatic Control Level Area, Phendrana Drifts, Big Boss Confrontation BGM (Kraid, Crocomire, Phantoon), Sanctuary Fortress, Chozo Shrine, The Archives, Gandrayda, Metroid Prime Trilogy, "Approaching Sector Zero", Main Theme - Metroid Prime: Federation Force, Chozo Laboratory, Title, Item Acquisition Fanfare, Silence, and Boss Scorpius)
  65. Corruption Consumed - Julia Seeholzer feat. The University of San Diego Choral Scholars

Trivia[]

  • Some of the songs included in Harmony of a Hunter and Harmony of Heroes have been featured on other albums and music collections. For example, M2Q is also available on Metroid Metal, and Edge of the Labyrinth is included on Sam Dillard's album Metroid Cinematica.
  • The remix of Theme of Samus heard in Phazon Corruption appears to be specifically based upon the arrangement heard in Theme ~ Space Warrior Samus Aran's Theme ~ Big Boss BGM ~ Ending.
  • A number of consecutive tracks were mixed to crossfade into one another in the album. Some of these tracks, such as A Familiar Path and Incoming Kraid, are available on YouTube without the crossfade.

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