Choicest VGM - VGM #170 - King's Quest VI - Girl in the Tower

Composed by: Chris Brayman and Mark Seibert

Girl in the Tower is a track that would sound very familiar to those who have played King's Quest V as it borrows heavily from Cassima's Theme - which makes perfect sense since King's Quest VI is all about the love story between Prince Alexander and Princess Cassima. Mark Seibert worked on Cassima's Theme so it's no surprise that he also worked on Girl in the Tower but what was different is that he wanted to give the song the "top 40 love ballad" treatment and make it into a duet. Seibert wrote the song in 1992 although it wouldn't be until the next year that a CD-ROM version of the game would be released and allow players to hear the song sung in all its glory by Bob Bergthold and Debbie Seibert (with Ron Delarm on guitar).

These kind of duets were really popular in the early 90s but even then I could tell this was absolute and utter cheese. Now that I'm older though, I've come to embrace the cheesiness that was the 80s and 90s, and even though I may have not liked the song when I originally played the game, I was impressed that so much effort was made in placing digital audio into one (since it was a pretty rare thing back then). Consequently, despite my best intentions, I'll never be able to forget that chorus:


Thanks to Sierra On-Line and Quest Studios for providing these memorable tracks.