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TheJorsh
11-23-2010, 10:28 PM
These seem to be pretty though to find nowadays, so I figured I'd upload them for anybody who wants 'em.

Here's the original soundtrack:
ZimOST.zip ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

and ZIMphony:
Zimphony.zip ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

For anyone who doesn't already know, the Zimphony was played on Anime Stuff R back in 2002 and had almost all the music from every episode.
The quality isn't great at all, but don't fuss at me about it because it wasn't great to begin with, and I'm not the one that ripped it anyway.
I found it on a fansite quite a few years back, but I can't seem to find the site any more.

Chocolate Misu
11-23-2010, 10:32 PM
Ooooooooooh nice share :) I didn't even know these existed. Downloading now ^____^ Thank you.

edit - It never really hits you of how amazingly good the music for the show is while your watching it. :p But Oooh-da-lolly does it ever strike you with the ost! It sounds amazing on its own. I always liked the music, but this just puts it all in a different light. I mean just "Drum n Thing" alone doesn't make me think 'Zim' at all. Quite a bit of it reminds me of the Fifth Element soundtrack. Definitely tunes I'm going to be listening to for a long time ^____^ Thanks again!

Infernus Animositas
11-24-2010, 12:13 AM
Thanks mate.

Beulah_Page
11-28-2010, 01:21 PM
Thanks! I had the OST, but not the Zimphony.

phenomangel
12-02-2010, 03:39 AM
have thse already from elsewhere but thanks for sharing 4 those who dont have it & a special thanks for those that dont have it but love this kinda music and/or the show.

Type0
12-04-2010, 03:41 PM
Some tracks are Not in the Zimphony! They have unreleased tracks. -.-;

TheJorsh
12-06-2010, 11:45 AM
That's odd...
What tracks am I missing?
I can't think of any reason I would be missing some, other than the site I originally got it from not uploading all of them.

EDIT:
Actually, after re-reading your post, it sounds more likely that you were just complaining that Manthei/Nick/AnimestuffR/whoever never released all of the music.
I was also pretty disappointed to find out that the music in the beginning of Gir Goes Crazy And Stuff (I think that's the one) wasn't in it.
When Gir randomly decides to put a hat on one of the cows and dance with it. That music isn't in it. :(

Type0
12-06-2010, 09:16 PM
I was upset when they didn't include the one track when the hamster; Peepi was running out of the school. I might as well Rip it.

Infernus Animositas
12-07-2010, 09:19 PM
Thanks for the music.

RottingApples
12-08-2010, 05:25 PM
Much thanks indeed. Always wanted the music.

Mike4DOA
12-09-2010, 02:22 AM
Thx a bunch! Zim was such an under apreciated series. Loved the madness though.

Akillyz
03-03-2011, 06:05 PM
Thx man.

radionaut
03-08-2011, 10:39 AM
Thank you!!! Now I'm gonna watch the Monkey!

JonC
03-18-2011, 09:19 AM
I've never found a high quality version of the Zim-phony cover. So I offer this reconstruction of it.

[Only registered and activated users can see links]

I've kept is as close to the original as possible, with only a few, very minor, tweaks. I was able to match all the fonts except the Anime Stuff font. I've instead used the closest (admittedly not that close) match I could find.
JonC

shep_bad
03-18-2014, 01:16 PM
Great upload, mate! Thanks a lot for that!
The only thing is that the OST link isnt working.. Can you re-upload it for us, please?
Thanks! =)

MKtheInstrumentalist
12-08-2018, 07:33 AM
I've been mulling over this for a while now, thought I might post it here - an interesting thing from Richard E. Rae's original announcement of the ZIMphony release:


This MP3 Mini CD features the complete "Kevin Manthei Invader Zim-phony Special" as heard on Anime Stuff R between September 13 and October 15, 2002, but has additional enhanced value-added features!

* 5.5 hours of content!

* Includes all introductions and commentary by DJ Richard Rae, the wacky "Anime Stuff Z" Station IDs and bumpers, AND the Special Interview with Kevin Manthei!

* All music has been specially re-encoded in STEREO, at double the bitrate with 4x the quality!

* Includes an Acrobat PDF file which contains all the graphics and links featured on the "Anime Stuff Z" website during the show's broadcast, as well as the Official Playlist.

* Compatible with all Macintosh and Windows computers, CD players, and DVD players that are capable of MP3 media playback.

* BONUS FEATURE!
Includes four ADDITIONAL music cues from "Invader Zim" that didn't make it into the broadcast playlist!


Now, the .zip of the ZIMphony that's made the rounds both here and reddit is exceedingly poor quality, so either the original radio broadcast was even worse or the CD itself hasn't had a proper rip yet - then again, I'm extremely skeptical of a single Mini-CD's ability to hold over 5 hours of audio at any kind of quality, considering most were only designed to hold 24 minutes at most, so it might just be that the .zip is sadly a relatively accurate reflection of the album.

Also, while we're on the topic, there also seems to be some confusion over the number of copies made of the 69-track 'sampler', which I've seen another thread on this forum state as only having 100 copies like the full ZIMphony, and is occasionally mistaken for it - afaik the samplers are actually made to-order by Kevin Manthei himself and are found much more easily (and despite - or in fact due to - their brevity, are much better quality than the uncut ZIMPhony), although he's probably stopped making them nowadays, but don't quote me on that. Only the ZIMphony CD has an official 100-copy run, the sampler is comparatively much more common although I don't know exactly how many were made. Just thought I'd get that out there to clarify things, haha!

shedrick
12-09-2018, 08:03 AM
Marvelous underscoring. Thanks for the share.