Choicest VGM - VGM #364 - Imperialism - Track 1

Screenshot from Imperialism

Music composed by Danny Pelfrey and Rick Rhodes

Time to move on to the soundtrack of a somewhat obscure game when compared to the likes of Monkey Island, and a game I never would've played if a friend of mine (who happens to be a strategy buff) didn't introduce me to it; the game I'm talking about is Imperialism developed by Frog City Software and published by Strategic Simulations Inc (SSI). The game's soundtrack is composed by Danny Pelfrey and Rick Rhodes who have both featured on Choicest VGM before thanks to the Entomorph soundtrack. This soundtrack just reinforces how talented these composers were considering how the Imperialism soundtrack is your typical classical music soundtrack with some marching tunes, whilst Entomorph was more about electronica mixed with rock.

This particular track, simply titled Track 1, is one of the tracks that plays when you're on the game's main screen, ensuring your workers are doing what they're supposed to be doing within your territories. It's a quiet and peaceful track that has a nostalgic feel to it, even though I'm pretty sure I never lived during the 19th century, last time I checked.