Ys SPECIAL COLLECTION -ALL ABOUT Falcom- MEMORIAL SOUNDS

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Ys SPECIAL COLLECTION -ALL ABOUT Falcom- MEMORIAL SOUNDS
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Composed by Atsushi Shirakawa / Falcom Sound Team JDK / Mieko Ishikawa / Naoki Kaneda / Yuzo Koshiro
Arranged by Akira Odakura / Falcom Sound Team JDK / Hiroyuki Namba / Michio Fujisawa / Nobuhiko Kashiwara / Ryo Yonemitsu / Takayuki Hattori / Tomohiko Kishimoto
Published by Falcom
Catalog number YS-SCMS
Release type Game Soundtrack - Promo / Enclosure
Format 1 CD - 15 tracks
Release date September 27, 2003
Duration 01:13:14
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Overview

Ys Special Collection ~All About Falcom~ Memorial Sounds is a compilation of arranged music for the Ys series. The album features a wide range of music, ranging from rock to vocal to piano arrangements, that all attempt to present the emotions and melodies of the series' music in an appealing way. The resultant music an exclusive bonus with the Falcom Mailorder version of Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim. How does this compilation stand up against others for the series?

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The album gets straight to the rock with the arrangement of "To Make the End of Battle" from Music from Ys. It's a great way to capture the fun spirit of the series and Hiroyuki Nanba's interpretation is delightful too. Elsewhere on the album, there is a little Ryo Yonemitsu in his medley of the Darm Tower themes and more Nanba the form of an ethereal-turned-blistering interpretation of "First Step Towards Wars". However, the J.D.K. Band are most dominant here and are bound to delight listeners with their solo-heavy interpretations of "Legend of the Wind and "The Dawn of Ys".

Falcom chose to incorporate numerous vocal themes into this collection. This was a daring choice, since the company's vocal themes tend to divide fans, especially in the West. However, they are a surprisingly diverse bunch, ranging from new age interpretations of "Feena" to emotional ballads like "Somebody Loves You" to girly rock in "Victory!!". Oddly, "Dear Friends" and "Your Courage, Your Eyes, Your Tenderness" aren't from the Ys series at all, but rather Popful Mail and The Legend of Heroes III. I don't care as the former is catchy and the latter is one of the most beautiful on the disc.

Fortunately, there are also several acoustic renditions on the album. Previously compiled in The Very Best of Ys, the London Symphony Orchestra's ten minute performance of "Lilia" reappears at the start of the album. Elsewhere listeners are given a taste of Michio Fujisawa's sublime work on PrePrimer in "Mazurka" and one of his more fluid piano arrangements in "Celceta, the Great Forest". The album closes with the cinematic version of "Feena" created for Ys I Complete. It blends the famiiliar melodies of the original with a more organic flavour and a dramatic climax.

Summary

Ys Special Collection ~All About Falcom~ Memorial Sounds is a fine collection of arrangements. Most of the choices were good ones, even despite the vocal focus, and the album also serves as a good sampler. It's not quite on par with The Very Best of Ys or Ys I & II Best Sound Collection, however, so it's probably not worth seeking out a second-hand copy.



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-Music Credits-
1. TO MAKE THE END OF BATTLE  Arrange: Hiroyuki Namba / "Music from Ys II"
2. Musical Suite Lilia  Arrange: Takayuki Hattori  Performance: London Symphony Orchestra / "Falcom Neo Classic"
3. TERMINATION  Arrange: Ryo Yonemitsu  Vocal: Shoko Minami / "Feena ~ Shoko Minami"
4. FIRST STEP TOWERDS WARS  Arrange: Hiroyuki Namba / "Falcom NAMBA Collection"
5. Dear Friends  Arrange: Tomohiko Kishimoto  Vocal: Megumi Hayashibara / "CD Drama Popful Mail Paradise"
6. Somebody Loves You  Arrange: Nobuhiko Kashiwara  Vocal: Yuriko Nagaori / "Falcom Vocal Collection III"
7. TOWER OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH & THE LAST MOMENT OF THE DARK  Arrange: Ryo Yonemitsu / "Music from Ys"
8. Legend of the Wind  Performance: J.D.K.BAND / "Falcom Special Box '94"
9. Whisper of the Goddesses  Arrange: Ryo Yonemitsu  Vocal: Shoko Minami / "Feena ~ Shoko Minami"
10. Your Courage, Your Eyes, Your Tenderness  Arrange: Tomohiko Kishimoto  Vocal: Junko Hirotani / "CD Drama The Legend of Heroes III"
11. ...Mazuluca  Arrange: Michio Fujisawa / "Preprimer"
12. Celceta, The Sea of Trees  Arrange: Michio Fujisawa / "Ys Piano Collection 2"
13. THE DAWN OF Ys  Performance: J.D.K.BAND / "J.D.K.BAND 4"
14. Victory!!  Arrange: Akira Odakura  Vocal: Midori Kawana / "MIDORI KAWANA SINGS Ys ~ Falcom Special Box '97"

Track 15 is the only track on this cd that hasn't been released on any other album. And this cd was only available to those who pre-ordered the PC version of Ys VI through Falcom mailorder.
Album was composed by Atsushi Shirakawa / Falcom Sound Team JDK / Mieko Ishikawa / Naoki Kaneda / Yuzo Koshiro and was released on September 27, 2003. Soundtrack consists of 15 tracks tracks with duration over more than hour. Album was released by Falcom.

CD 1

1
TO MAKE THE END OF BATTLE
03:19
2
Musical Suite Lilia
10:51
3
TERMINATION
03:56
4
FIRST STEP TOWERDS WARS
06:40
5
Dear Friends
03:24
6
Somebody Loves You
04:03
7
TOWER OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH & THE LAST MOMENT OF THE DARK
03:47
8
Legend of the Wind
04:05
9
Whisper of the Goddesses
05:19
10
Your Courage, Your Eyes, Your Tenderness
05:23
11
...Mazuluca
04:47
12
Celceta, The Sea of Trees
05:00
13
THE DAWN OF Ys
04:36
14
Victory!!
04:35
15
Ys I Perfect Version Opening
03:29
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