Elite (C64)

Commodore 64 platform

Take a trip back in time, and listen to some of the work of David Dunn and Aidan Bell.

There is not a whole lot of music in Elite. But still, I believe the most famous part, perhaps of any home computer-game, is the docking sequence music from Elite. While the spaceship is docking, the computer plays ‘An der schönen blauen Donau‘ originally written by Johann Strauss. This is of course a reference to the movie ‘2001 – A Space Odyssey‘ by Stanley Kubrick.

The Commodore 64 version of ‘An der schönen blauen Donau‘ was arranged by David Dunn.

Game music from ‘Elite‘. Game was created by David Braben and Ian Bell and was released on Commodore 64 in 1985 by Firebird.

Longplay: @YouTube
The story of Elite on the BBC micro: The game that couldn’t be written

Source of inspiration and material: YouTube, Wikipedia & Lemon64