Music from Ys II Renewal

Music from Ys II Renewal. Booklet Front. Click to zoom.
Music from Ys II Renewal
Booklet Front
Composed by Hideya Nagata / Mieko Ishikawa / Yuzo Koshiro
Arranged by Falcom Sound Team JDK
Published by King Records
Catalog number KICA-1177
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 1 CD - 25 tracks
Release date March 23, 1996
Duration 00:50:29
Genres
Rate the album!

Overview

Music from Ys II Renewal extends the concept of Renewal arrangements to Ys II arrangements. It features resynthed versions of all 25 pieces from Music from Ys II that give the game's soundtrack a slightly more modern feel. Unfortunately, the resultant album doesn't distinguish itself enough from the original score or the better arranged albums out there.

Body

It's clear what is the premise of Music from Ys II Renewal right from the opener. "To Make the End of Battle" now has a stronger rock sound than before with its ecstatic keyboard melodies and hard drum backing. However, it's only really a departure from the original in terms of synth choices and still sounds very retro. Those looking for high-powered performances and extravagant solos should look elsewhere. Rock arrangements like this or "Ruins of Moondoria" undeniably sound rather tame. However, this isn't necessarily a bad thing for those looking for arrangements close to their originals.

Unfortunately, many of the arrangements on this album are even more conservative than those of Ys Renewal. For instance, "Too Full of Love" is a note-for-note interpretation of the original that would benefit from more interesting synth choices and various other elaborations. "Noble District of Toal" sounds even poorer in terms of synthesis with its plodding bass line and certainly don't make the most of synthesisers available in 1996. Others like "Lilia" and "Pressure Road" are disappointingly short, just as their originals, and thus lack the appeal of their modern remake versions.

There are nevertheless a few arrangements that offer something unique to this album. Dungeon themes such as "Cavern of Rasteenie" and "Ice Ridge of Noltia" have just the right amount of ambience yet grit in their arranged versions here. Although they have been arranged since, these versions are some of the most effective at conveying the original interpretations. "Feel Blue" meanwhile benefits from a quaint classically-oriented arrangement true to the series' character. Finally, "Termination" is a solid arrangement for those looking for a slightly harder rock arrangement and nicely emphasises the rhythmical qualities of the original.

Summary

Overall, Music from Ys II Renewal is a considerably more lazy production than its predecessor. Few arrangements differ significant from their originals and only the dungeon and rock themes only really offer much entertainment value in their own right. The original version is considerably more enjoyable, providing one has a tolerance for FM synth, while Ys I & II Chronicles features far improved arrangements. For the majority of Ys fans, this album can safely be skipped.



Album
5/10

Music in game
0/10

Game
0/10

Chris Greening

Executive Producer: Masayuki Kato (Nihon Falcom inc.)
Producer: Fujio Sakai
Director: Jun Endo, Mieko Ishikawa (Nihon Falcom inc.)
Mastering Engineer: Seiji Kaneko
Design: Nobuo Tuchiya (Works D), Shigeru Sasaka


Tracks composed by Mieko Ishikawa:

LILIA, TOO FULL WITH LOVE, APATHETIC STORY, MAY I HELP YOU?,
INSIDE OF THE ICE WALL, TENDER PEOPLE, SUBTERRANEAN CANAL, DON'T GO SO SMOOTHLY!, A STILL TIME, STAY WITH ME FOREVER, SO MUCH FOR TODAY

Tracks composed by Yuzo Koshiro:

TO MAKE THE END OF BATTLE, REST IN PEACE, PROTECTERS, ICE RIDGE OF NOLTIA, MOAT OF BURNEDBLESS, COMPANILE OF LANE, PRESSURE ROAD, FEENA, TERMINATION

Tracks composed by Hideya Nagata:

FEEL BLUE, RUINS OF MOONDORIA, NOBLE DISTRICT OF TOAL, CAVERN OF RASTEENIE, PALACE OF SALMON
Album was composed by Hideya Nagata / Mieko Ishikawa / Yuzo Koshiro and was released on March 23, 1996. Soundtrack consists of 25 tracks tracks with duration over about 50 minutes. Album was released by King Records.

CD 1

1
TO MAKE THE END OF BATTLE
02:16
2
LILIA
00:41
3
TOO FULL WITH LOVE
03:32
4
APATHETIC STORY
01:13
5
MAY I HELP YOU?
00:57
6
FEEL BLUE
02:06
7
RUINS OF MOONDORIA
01:43
8
NOBLE DISTRICT OF TOAL
01:33
9
REST IN PEACE
01:04
10
CAVERN OF TASTEENIE
02:27
11
PROTECTERS
01:37
12
ICE RIDGE OF NOLTIA
02:30
13
INSIDE OF THE ICE WALL
01:03
14
MOAT OF BURNEDBLESS
02:49
15
TENDER PEOPLE
02:48
16
PALACE OF SALMON
02:10
17
SUBTERRANEAN CANAL
03:00
18
COMPANILE OF LANE
03:04
19
PRESSURE ROAD
00:55
20
DON'T GO SO SMOOTHLY!
01:12
21
FEENA
01:25
22
TERMINATION
03:48
23
A STILL TIME
02:11
24
STAY WITH ME FOREVER
02:53
25
SO MUCH FOR TODAY
01:32
30.04.12
You can't post comments, you need to sign up and authorize. Or you can use one of these services

  STATISTICS
  • Album has no ratings. Be the first!
  • Page views: 3921
  • 0 persons have this album in collection

  USEFUL LINKS
INFO
  VGMDB.net
  COVERS

Popuplar

La Caza Monteperdido Música Original de la Serie de RTVE
Astérix: Le secret de la potion magique Original Motion Picture Soundrack
Aagaasa Veedu Kattum From "Dear Comrade" - Single
이별을 대하는 자세 Original Soundtrack
アニマルズ・パレード - Single
ยิ่งให้ยิ่งได้ - Single
Atashi ga Tonari ni Iru Uchi ni From "the Rising of the Shield Hero" - Single
音樂劇《飲食男女》宣傳EP - Single
Katana ZERO - Original Soundtrack
Baantjer Het Begin Original Film Score