EA Sports NHL ’99 (1998)

Composer

This was the first project I did after I moved to Australia. Saki did his usual shredding all over these songs, and I added some crazy pitch shift to a lot of the drums which gave them a strange intensity. These songs were mixed by Ken β€œHiwatt” Marshall back in Vancouver. I thought it was great how they used David Bowie at the beginning of the intro movie πŸ™‚

21 Comments

  • Morvin December 19, 2019

    I still love this one twenty years later, especially Menu Music 2 and 3, with 2 being my favorite in how it transitions and manages to build in intensity constantly before the end, before it returns to the main theme again. Like others, I would just let the game sit at the menu screen so I could enjoy the music, as much as I wanted to play the game. Good times: the music has aged pretty well and it’s not just nostalgia!

  • Jason S. October 27, 2019

    I’d love to get my hands on the NHL 99 soundtrack. Loved every bit of it!

  • Vilgot July 6, 2018

    As the others here, Where can i buy/download these songs?

  • Scott April 6, 2018

    Jeff,

    Can you email me the mp3 of your Menu4 Song for NHL 99?

    Great song!

    I want to add it to my work out mix.

    Thanks,

    Scott

  • Jon January 21, 2017

    Is the download link gone? I’ve loved this awesome soundtrack ever since I was a child. I would easily pay for this, but I don’t see anywhere to get it.

  • Justin July 13, 2016

    Where do you go to download the music?

  • Brandon Williams May 20, 2016

    NHL 99 Qualify theme is my number one favorite in the NHL 99 soundtrack! πŸ™‚ Great music to play when you win the stanley cup! πŸ™‚

  • Pier July 1, 2014

    menu4 is the best soundtrack song EVER, i was looking for it around the net for years, so nostalgic!!!! the new nhl’s should have these kind of masterpieces…thanks Jeff!

  • Adrian September 26, 2013

    Found you! Holy fucking cow! I remember this playing with my brother when we were kids, and when the question came up: “Hei bro, do we watch the intro?”, the answer was always “Hell yes!” πŸ˜€ Thanks for those great pieces of music!!

  • Jeremy Koon August 28, 2013

    Qualify has to be my favorite. Makes me wanna get my friends together and jam to it. It also reminds me of an action movie.

    • Jeff van Dyck September 3, 2013

      Glad you like it. I’ve been starting to play some of these songs live too, with me on drums. These old songs are quite fun to play πŸ™‚

  • Muddy April 30, 2013

    This stuff is gold, loved this game especially the music. thanks for making it available dude.

  • Tiago April 15, 2013

    Great job!!! awesome!

  • Jeff van Dyck April 8, 2013

    Menu5 is not my song…it’s another band.

  • PW April 7, 2013

    Awesome job with NHL 99! I wonder, though, where is Menu5?

  • T2000 January 28, 2013

    Incredible memories with your songs, thank you for our work!
    I would love to make an LP vinyl of them for my collection =D

  • Emilio Barrios January 21, 2013

    The best NHL Series soundtrack by far. Congratulations because it’s awesome!!!

  • Adam April 26, 2012

    13 years after playing this game to death, it’s an absolute joy to find the music as mp3 files. Easily the best soundtrack to any game I’ve experienced… and very nostalgic.

    Great find!

  • Krism February 29, 2012

    I’ve been looking for this soundtrack for years πŸ˜‰ Thanks for uploading πŸ™‚

  • Johnny Appleseed January 2, 2012

    I would have to agree with the afroementioned youtube commenters. The soundtrack on this game fit perfectly, and I still enjoy listening to it. I’m not sure about best soundtrack in video game history, but it’s certainly one of the best sports ones, and the best one from any NHL game.
    It really is a shame that they use licenced music nowadays.

  • Roger Poyer November 10, 2011

    Jeff,

    Check out you tube and search NHL 99 and look at the great feedback if you haven’t seen it already. I’m not a big gamer, but there are many that posted that NHL99 was the greatest sountrack in the history of video games. My angle was from 20 years of being an instrumentalist. This was great stuff. Menu4 was incredible to me. I loved the break…I remember letting that song play out and not wanting to move to another section of the menu afraid the song wouldn’t continue.

    Anyhow – great job on this effort from years ago.

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