Katamari Original Soundtrack Damacy

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Katamari Original Soundtrack Damacy
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Composed by 杉山将司 / Akitaka Tohyama / Asuka Sakai / DOKAKA / Hideki Tobeta / Hiroshi Okubo / Katsuro Tajima / P.I. Tchaikovsky / Ryuichi Takada / Tomomitsu Kaneko / Yoshihito Yano / Yu Miyake / Yuri Misumi
Arranged by 杉山将司 / Akitaka Tohyama / DOKAKA / Hideki Tobeta / Hiroshi Okubo / Katsuro Tajima / Yoshihito Yano / Yu Miyake / Yuri Misumi
Published by Columbia Music Entertainment
Catalog number COCX-33517~8
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 2 CD - 37 tracks
Release date December 21, 2005
Duration 01:49:55
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Overview

Katamari Original Soundtrack Damacy is a bit deceiving of a soundtrack. It basically contains the little amount of original material from the PSP game, Me and My Katamari and then other throw-out and missing tracks from other Katamari games that didn't make it onto previous albums. This is starting to look like a fan-only album already, but maybe there are some worthwhile tunes for other listeners.

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The new version of the theme, "Katamari on the Funk" is definitely the weakest of all the Katamari themes and it also overstays its welcome. The chorus is a bit catchy though and makes me want to dance. Too bad it was one of the only original vocal tracks from Me and My Katamari. "Overture III" is also an original tune and it follows the same tradition as the older overtures. If you liked the other overtures then you'll most likely like this one. I usually like the hint of simplicity these piano only tracks bring to the album.

The rest of the Me and My Katamari tracks don't bring anything new to the table. Most of theme are lackluster remixes of the main theme like "Jesus Island" or "Katamari on the Moog", though the latter is a cute idea. "Shabadoobie" is an originally composed quirky level theme, but it also is a bit lackluster. "Shine! Mr. Sunshine" is a bit more full-fledged probably because it is a credits tune. If you like a good ballad, then you will like this. It's nowhere as great as the original credits music though. It also has a cool 8-bit remix of the original theme for its intro, which I liked.

There are a some good missing We Love Katamari tunes, which start at track ten. "Starlight Jamboree" is one of my favorites though it is a bit repetitive. "Dan Don Fuga" was always an appropriate theme for when the King of All Cosmos was around. "Do Re Mi Katamari Do" has a very dream-like feel to it and think it is also a highlight. Other than those the rest are kind of boring throw out instrumentals. It's nice to hear these some of these long lost tracks, but they don't exactly make the album worth getting on their own unless you absolutely need to complete your collection. It's kind of sad that Me and my Katamari didn't have enough original tracks to make it's own original album, and that is what I am left feeling after listening to this album.

The second disc is mostly full of scenario sounds and music from We Love Katamari, but it doesn't add much musically. The ambient sounds probably wont win anyone over but some of the orchestrated tunes are decent. I never felt that orchestrated tunes really fit the Katamari style, but they aren't horrible tunes on their own. "Appassionate", apparently originally from Tales of Eternia Online, is extremely well composed for a classical piece in a videogame. Considering you would barely hear this music in the game (maybe not even at all if you skipped the awful cut scenes), I can't see how it would be that memorable. There would almost be no difference going out and buying a real classical album. In the end, I think only the hardcore fans will appreciate it this missing music or maybe some of you who just craved a little classical with your Katamari.

Summary

The lack of humorous vocal tracks and high quality experimental instrumentals really leaves this soundtrack in the dust compared to the official soundtracks. It may be something that hardcore collectors have been searching for to complete their collection of Katamari music but there isn't too much more to it than that. I would not recommend this to any other listeners, as it just doesn't contain enough full-fledged tunes. You might count some of the nicely orchestrated tunes fully composed tunes, but they feel so disconnected from the actual game that I would recommend just getting a classical album instead because the rest of disc one just isn't fully worth the high amount of money you would have to pay for this album.



Album
6/10

Music in game
0/10

Game
0/10

Charles Szczygiel

Disc 1

01  Overture III
    Composer: NAMCO (Yuri Misumi / Yu Miyake)
    Arranger: NAMCO (Yuri Misumi)

02  Katamari on the Funk
    Singer: Katamari Soul Trains (塊ソウルトレインズ)
    (Benny Diggs, John James, Lisa Fisher,
    Nick Richards, Kevin Owens, Paulette McWilliams)
    Lyrics: NAMCO (Naoki Toyama / Yu Miyake)
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Yu Miyake)

03  Katamaresort
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Hideki Tobeta)

04  Shabadoobie
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Yoshihito Yano)

05  Jesus Island
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Yu Miyake)

06  Family Damacy
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Yoshihito Yano)

07  Katamari on the Moog
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Akitaka Tohyama / Yu Miyake)

08  Shine! Mr. Sunshine
    Singer: Shigeru Matsuzaki
    Lyrics: NAMCO (Yoshihito Yano / Naoki Toyama / Yuri Misumi)
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Yuri Misawa)

09  KATAMARYTHM Box
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Yoshihito Yano / Akitaka Tohyama)

10  DAN DON FUGA
    Composer: NAMCO (Ryuichi Takada)  Arranger: NAMCO (Yu Miyake)

11  Tron the Grasslands
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Hideki Tobeta)

12  One Tip March
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Hiroshi Okubo)

13  Do Re Mi Katamari Do
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Yuri Misumi)

14  Starlight Jamboree
    Composer - Arranger: Now Production (Masashi Sugiyama) (杉山将司) / NAMCO (Yu Miyake)

15  Everyone Dancing Katamari Damacy
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Yu Miyake)

16  LOVE & PEACE & Katamari Damacy
    Composer - Arranger: Now Production (Masashi Sugiyama) (杉山将司) / NAMCO (Yu Miyake)

17  Big Cosmos Salon
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

Disc 2

01  In A Muddle
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

02  KANEWOOD EDGE ~ morning
    Composer: NAMCO (Tomomitsu Kaneko)

03  None But the Lonely Heart... Op.6-6
    Singer: JUNKO NISHI
    Lyrics: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Translation: Lev Aleksandrovich Mey
    Composer: P.I. Tchaikovsky

04  Presto Scherzando
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

05  Appassionate, Allegro Moderato
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

06  Super Taiko Damacy
    Composer: NAMCO (Tomomitsu Kaneko / Yu Miyake)

07  None But the Lonely Heart... Op.6-6
    Singer: JUNKO NISHI
    Lyrics: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
    Translation: Lev Aleksandrovich Mey
    Composer: P.I. Tchaikovsky  Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

08  Super Taiko Damacy ~ Refrain
    Composer: NAMCO (Tomomitsu Kaneko / Yu Miyake)

09  Sadness
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

10  Stizzoso
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

11  KANEWOOD EDGE ~ day
    Composer: NAMCO (Tomomitsu Kaneko)

12  Con Energico
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

13  Sento nel core
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

14  Kuttsuki Taro
    Singer: DOKAKA  Lyrics - Composer - Arranger: DOKAKA

15  Misterioso
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

16  Chaotic Ambience
    Composer: NAMCO (Asuka Sakai)

17  Andante, Con moto, Grandioso
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

18  Big Fire
    Composer - Arranger: NAMCO (Katsuro Tajima)

19  Night Moo Moo
    Composer: NAMCO (Akitaka Toyhama)

20  KANEWOOD EDGE ~ star
    Composer: NAMCO (Tomomitsu Kaneko)


Performance
disc1-01: [Piano: Yuri Misumi (NAMCO)
disc1-02: [Trumpet: Satoru Kousaki (NAMCO), Chorus: Yuusama (NAMCO)
disc1-03: [Guitar: Takashi Ikezawa, Chorus: Katamari Robo (NAMCO), Organ: Hideki Tobeta (NAMCO)]
disc1-04: [Chorus: Yuri Misumi (NAMCO), Yoshihito Yano (NAMCO)]
disc1-06: [Chorus: AKANE&PAPAMAM (NAMCO), Violin: Ryuichi Takada (NAMCO), A Guitar: Rio Hamamoto (NAMCO)]
disc1-08: [Background Vocal: Katamari Soul Trains (Benny Diggs, John James, Lisa Fisher, Nick Richards, Kevin Owens, Paulette McWillams), Bass: Yuji Masubuchi (NAMCO)]
disc1-10: [Chorus: マック]
disc1-11: [Guitar: Takashi Ikezawa, Chorus: 高見優子 (NAMCO), Piano: Hideki Tobeta (NAMCO)]
disc1-13: [Piano: Yuri Misumi (NAMCO)]
disc1-14: [Chorus: 杉山将司 (ナウプロダクション) & Yuri Misumi (NAMCO)]
disc1-15: [Guitar: Yu Miyake (NAMCO)]
disc1-16: [Scat: マック]
disc2-03: [Piano: ANTON ILLENBERGER]
disc1-17, disc2-01/04/05/07/09/12/13/15/17/18 [Orchestra Performance: WARSAW PHILHARMONIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA]
disc2-10: [Orchestra Performance/Chorus: WARSAW PHILHARMONIC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS)

The English titles for 1-11, 12, and 15 are from the USA version of We ♥ Katamari.
Album was composed by 杉山将司 / Akitaka Tohyama / Asuka Sakai / DOKAKA / Hideki Tobeta / Hiroshi Okubo / Katsuro Tajima / P.I. Tchaikovsky / Ryuichi Takada / Tomomitsu Kaneko / Yoshihito Yano / Yu Miyake / Yuri Misumi and was released on December 21, 2005. Soundtrack consists of 37 tracks tracks with duration over more than hour. Album was released by Columbia Music Entertainment.

CD 1

1
Overture III
02:35
2
Katamari on the Funk
10:22
3
Katamaresort
03:04
4
Shabadoobie
03:01
5
Jesus Island
04:47
6
Family Damacy
04:41
7
Katamari on the Moog
00:32
8
Shine! Mr. Sunshine
05:36
9
KATAMARYTHM Box
01:41
10
DAN DON FUGA
02:14
11
Meadowtronic
04:27
12
One Chip March
02:43
13
Do Re Mi Katamari Do
03:13
14
Starlight Jamboree
02:56
15
Everyone Dancing Katamari Damacy
01:00
16
LOVE & PEACE & Katamari Damacy
00:43
17
Big Cosmos Salon
03:03

CD 2

1
In A Muddle
07:05
2
KANEWOOD EDGE~morning
00:40
3
HET,TOЛЬКО ТОТ,КОТЗНАЛ… Op.6-6 (None But the Lonely Heart)
02:51
4
Presto Scherzando
01:35
5
Appassionate, Allegro Moderato ~ From "Tales of Eternia Online"
02:15
6
Super Taiko Damacy
00:59
7
HET,TOЛЬКО ТОТ,КОТЗНАЛ… Op.6-6 (None But the Lonely Heart)
02:58
8
Super Taiko Damacy ~ Refrain
00:26
9
Sadness (Sadness)
01:42
10
Stizzoso (Irritable)
01:08
11
KANEWOOD EDGE~day
00:33
12
Con Energico
05:49
13
Sento nel Core (My Heart Hurts) ~ Arrange Version From "Splatterhouse"
04:24
14
Kuttsuki Taro
02:43
15
Misterioso
03:03
16
Chaotic Ambience
00:54
17
Andante, Con moto, Grandioso
01:41
18
Big Fire
01:55
19
Night Moo Moo
00:41
20
KANEWOOD EDGE~star
09:55
09.01.17
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