Tales of Destiny Soundtrack

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Tales of Destiny Soundtrack
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Composed by DEEN / Motoi Sakuraba / Shinji Tamura
Arranged by 元倉 宏史 / Daisuke Ikeda
Published by MOVIC
Catalog number MACM-1093
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 2 CD - 76 tracks
Release date March 11, 2000
Duration 01:50:03
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Overview

Motoi Sakuraba and Shinji Tamura return as composers for the second entry of the beloved Tales series after the success of the first game Tales of Phantasia in 1995. Three years after the release of the game itself the soundtrack was released and holds a special place in my heart as it's one of my favorite soundtracks in the series next to the original thus far. A simple classic full of nostalgia.

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The theme song "Yume de Aru Youni (Like a Dream)" is a rock ballad performed by the famous J-pop band DEEN. It is done beautifully with warm vocals together with catchy piano and rock instrumentation. It's simple, but one of my personal favorite opening themes in the series because of the fitting and heart-warming atmosphere. "Tales of Destiny" sets the mood of the score with its eerie and mysterious aura. The harp and bell argeggios together with the strings symbolize a feeling of fate, determination, and mysticism. The next two tracks are climatic and suspense themes used for the introduction scenery. While "Crooked Sight" has a touch of danger and foreboding within created by effective orchestral instrumentation, "The Storm and Stress" features Motoi Sakuraba's usual synth rock. It's also one of my favorite tracks from the beginning. The first section features a slow developing atmosphere created with gorgeous piano chords and strings, the second section is more fast-paced and frenzied with synth and percussion to symbolize the danger.

There is evidence that Sakuraba and Tamura elaborated on their approach to Phantasia on this soundtrack. The bright and heroic march "Unfinished World" is the game's overworld theme and fits its purpose very well. The soaring brass chords, gentle strings, and engaging percussion are used well here and help to bring up the right adventurous atmosphere for the scenery. "Mysteries Night" and "Conceal One's Sorrow" feature the same harp line and bells, but both have a different atmosphere — the first solemn and peaceful, the second depressing and sad. "Despair" is also one of those typical sad themes with effective use of string ensemble, bells, and acoustic guitar to deliver an depressing and gloomy atmosphere. Finally out the darkness, "I Feel So Happy Today" couldn't have been named in a better way as it describes exactly this feeling; very lighthearted and bouncy in a typical Tales manner. "Cry for the Moon" has an interesting piano and string line, but is essentially too repetitive. One of those tracks where I prefer the arranged version instead of the original. Another pleasant theme is "Walking to Tomorrow" with its blues style and harmonious piano chords. The ending theme "Leave for the Future" is a typical fantasy-inspired piece full of emotion and soft orchestral arrangement. It shows one of the first soft tries from Sakuraba to compose an cinematic theme in the series, which he used a lot in later following scores.

The town themes "Green Hill", "A Kingdom", "The Laughter of Children", and "Port Town" are all unique and extremely enjoyable themes with catchy melodies and pleasant arrangements, from baroque and orchestral to bouncy and lighthearted. But away from the light, "Solemn Castle" and "A Sanctuary" are Motoi Sakuraba's answer to Castlevania with gorgeous use of gothic church organ, choir, and harpsichord. Definitely among of the highlights from the soundtrack. The synth returns in another interesting track namely "A Submarine Remains". At first listen it might sound a bit chaotic and annoying, but it'll satisfy with its development, especially in the last section with its weird use of synth vocals and effects. There are several interesting styles here on the first disc, such as the samba touched "Will You Dance With Me?" with its catchy use of piano and percussion, the jazzy "Passion" reminiscent of the Mario Kart series, and the Spanish "I'm a Champion" with its flamenco guitars and percussion. Another of my favorite tracks is "White Kingdom" with its glorious and heroic nature. Even if the arrangement with its synth lacks a bit, the melody is fantastic. The same goes for "Over the Rainbow" and "Preview Edition". There are also two unused tracks and some jingles from the game, but neither of them are noteworthy.

As for the battle themes Motoi Sakuraba has created a hand full of exciting tracks. The boss themes "Nightmare" and "Relentless Assault" are actually weak and more confusing than entertaining with their overuse of weird synth and percussion. However, "Bare its Fangs" shows Sakuraba's talent to create catchy battle themes once again. While the track itself shows huge similarities to other battle themes melodically, for example Tales of Eternia's "Inferia Battle" with its identical introduction, the track is very motivating and entertaining. One of his catchiest battle themes from earlier times for sure. Another highlight is "Lion - Irony of Fate" with its fast harpsichord melodies, percussion, and woodwinds. It's a bit too short, but I like the determinated atmosphere this track symbolizes. "Blue Dragon" is also another favorite of mine with its catchy use of piano and distinctive rock organ use. "Heat Wave" is also an interesting and rocky composition, even if the instrumentation lacks a bit; the massive use of synth is very catchy and fun to listen to here. Coming to the conclusion, the last battle theme "Rebel Against Destiny" is in similar style to Tales of Phantasia's contributions with its fast-paced rhythms, memorable synth melodies, and heroic moments.

Summary

Tales of Destiny has an fine soundtrack created by both composers. Every track fits into the game and underlays the atmosphere right on. While the first disc is more positive based with a lot of happy and catchy tracks, the second disc sadly is a bit less effective with more electronica and fewer memorable tracks. Motoi Sakuraba's battle themes are as good as ever; "Bare its Fangs" is one of the catchiest normal battle themes he created in that time and will get its deserved arrangement in the PlayStation 2 version. But mostly the pieces are too short and not too well developed as we are used to hear from him sadly. This score is definitely worth of listening as it's one of the more emotional and inspired Tales soundtrack in the series. In 2006 was also released a remastered score for the PlayStation 2 version of this game with enhanced quality and arrangements, however some tracks are better in its original charming version which you can find in this soundtrack.



Album
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Music in game
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Game
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Max Nevill

All track arranged, composed and produced by NAMCO.

Except
1-01:
words by Shuichi Ikemori
music by DEEN
arranged by Daisuke Ikeda
2-08:
music by DEEN
arranged by NAMCO
Album was composed by DEEN / Motoi Sakuraba / Shinji Tamura and was released on March 11, 2000. Soundtrack consists of 76 tracks tracks with duration over more than hour. Album was released by MOVIC.

CD 1

1
Like a Dream
02:06
2
Tales of destiny
01:36
3
Crooked sight
01:23
4
The storm and stress
01:32
5
Mysteries night
01:22
6
Bare its fangs
01:50
7
White labyrinth
02:46
8
I feel so happy today
01:09
9
A snowscape
02:02
10
Surprise attack!
02:08
11
The remains
01:50
12
Nightmare
00:48
13
Will you dance with me?
01:06
14
Unfinished world
03:11
15
Green hill
01:33
16
Lion-Irony of fate
01:51
17
Conceal one's sorrow
01:45
18
Solemn castle
02:27
19
A kingdom
02:38
20
Silent night
01:38
21
A sanctuary
01:30
22
The laughter of children
01:32
23
Port town
01:32
24
Go on a cruise
02:20
25
A submarine remains
01:36
26
Passion
01:04
27
Lime light night
01:06
28
A happy home
00:46
29
Invisible hand
01:28
30
Relentless assault
01:26
31
I'm a champion!
01:07
32
Thanks a million
01:19
33
A limestone cave
01:14
34
A caged life
02:05
35
Imposing visage
01:10
36
Despair
02:04
37
It's pure fiction
01:03
38
Blue dragon
01:14
39
Naval Forces
00:49

CD 2

1
Hello again
01:36
2
Ancestral recall
01:09
3
Cry for the moon
01:10
4
Clock tower
00:56
5
Sink into vise
01:40
6
Over the rainbow
01:28
7
Fatalism
01:23
8
Memory "Yume de aruyouni"
00:49
9
White kingdom
01:32
10
Wonder boy-who are you?
01:30
11
Good luck!
02:04
12
A peaceful day
01:30
13
Dead factory
01:56
14
Berglandt
00:38
15
Preview edition
02:34
16
Aerial city
01:44
17
A reinforced concrete
01:40
18
A botanical garden
01:00
19
A research scholar
01:06
20
Heat wave
01:30
21
Missing you
01:13
22
Rush!
00:49
23
Perfidious act
01:15
24
Game over
00:57
25
Walking to tomorrow
01:57
26
Fill of fire
01:00
27
Dead or alive
01:44
28
Rebel against destiny
01:42
29
Leaving for the future
02:29
30
Endless dream
01:22
31
Fin
00:15
32
Water garden (Unused Music)
01:28
33
Puppy love (Unused Music)
01:15
34
Victory! (Jingle)
00:12
35
Happy come come (Jingle)
00:09
36
Day break (Jingle)
00:11
37
Level up! (Jingle)
00:04
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