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Wizards of the Sonic

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Wizards of the Sonic is the title to a series of CD and vinyl singles released by the electronic group WestBam between 1994 and 1995. Though remixed and reinterpreted, the core of the track is based on the Dr. Eggman boss theme from Sonic the Hedgehog 2 originally composed by Masato Nakamura. The song also uses the time travel sound effect from Sonic the Hedgehog CD. The single became a number one hit in Finland.

Track list

12" Vinyl

<<Side A>>

  1. Wizards Of The Sonic (Original) [7:19]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn

<<Side B>>

  1. Wizards Of The Sonic (Subliminal) [7:02]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn

Total Running Time: 14:21

CD

  1. Wizards Of The Sonic - Part 1: (Original) [7:19]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn
  2. Wizards Of The Sonic - Part 2: (Subliminal) [7:02]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn
  3. Wizards Of The Sonic - Part 3: (Radional) [3:05]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn

Total Running Time: 17:26

12" Vinyl (1995)

<<Side A>>

  1. Wizards Of The Sonic (Red Jerry vs Westbam Mix) [7:23]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Remix: Red Jerry
  2. Wizards Of The Sonic (Westbam Remix) [5:59]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Remix: Westbam

<<Side B>>

  1. Wizards Of The Sonic (C.J. Bolland Remix) [5:47]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Remix: C.J. Bolland
  2. Mr Peanut [5:42]
    Music: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Lyrics: WestBam

Total Running Time: 24:51

CD (1995)

  1. Wizards Of The Sonic (7" Edit) [3:05]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn
  2. Wizards Of The Sonic (Red Jerry Vs. Westbam Mix) [7:23]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Remix: Red Jerry
  3. Wizards Of The Sonic (C.J. Boland Remix) [5:47]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Remix: C.J. Boland
  4. Mr. Peanut [5:42]
    Music: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Lyrics: WestBam

Total Running Time: 21:57

CD (1995 - AU)

  1. Wizards Of The Sonic (7" Edit) [3:05]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn
  2. Wizards Of The Sonic (Red Jerry VS Westbam Mix) [7:23]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Remix: Red Jerry
  3. Wizards Of The Sonic (CJ Bolland Remix) [5:47]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Remix: CJ Bolland
  4. Wizards Of The Sonic (Westbam Remix) [5:47]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Remix: Westbam
  5. Wizards Of The Sonic (Westbam Dub-Remix) [5:12]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Remix: Westbam
  6. Wizards Of The Sonic - Part 1 (Original) [7:19]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn
  7. Wizards Of The Sonic - Part 2 (Subliminal) [7:02]
    Music & Lyrics: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn
  8. Mr Peanut [5:42]
    Music: WestBam & Klaus Jankuhn; Lyrics: WestBam

Total Running Time: 47:17

Production credits

Mixed and Produced at Low Spirit Studios - Berlin
Low Spirit Recordings, Marketed by Urban
A Division of Motor GmbH, A Member of Polygram

Miscellaneous

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  • In 1994, shortly after the original release of Wizards of the Sonic, an accompanying single called Wizards of the Sonic (Remix) came out, containing the "WestBam Remix," "C.J. Boland Remix," and the "WestBam Dub Remix." Some or all of these remixes would be included in the 1995 re-releases of Wizards of the Sonic, as detailed above.

Physical scans

Vinyl version

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Vinyl, UK

Compact cassette version

Cassette, UK

CD version

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CD, DE (alt)

CD, DE (1995)
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CD, AU
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