20th Anniversary Rockman 1~6 Techno Arrange Ver.

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20th Anniversary Rockman 1~6 Techno Arrange Ver.
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Composed by Манами Мацумаэ / Мари Ямагути / Минаэ Фудзии / Такаси Татэйси / Ясуаки Фудзита / Юко Такэхара
Arranged by Синдзи Хосоэ
Published by Team Entertainment
Catalog number KDSD-00174
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 1 CD - 21 tracks
Release date December 19, 2007
Duration 00:54:57
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Overview

Wow. It's been 20 years since the first release of Rockman or Mega Man for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Who knew he'd still be alive and kicking at this day and age, even if the original Rockman has long been retired? Given that it is essentially his 20th birthday, he was given, as a present from Team Entertainment, techno and rock arranged albums. The techno arrangement album was done by Shinji Hosoe, known for his work with Super Sweep. Given his excellent electronica compositional skills and arranging abilities, how does Hosoe fare in commemorating the Blue Bomber's 20th birthday, the age of adulthood in Japan?

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Unlike its rock counterpart, there isn't really anything bad I can say about this arrangement album. Ever since I first heard it, I make it a daily ritual to listen to it. That may sound obsessive, but trust me, it's that good. As with the rock arrangement, the track selection for this is just as strong, if not stronger. While there are a few surprises, they were all arranged beautifully. The entire arrangement seems to have a nice airy feel to it and it really shows Hosoe's skill at arranging for electronica. While I won't go through every track, I will mention my personal favorites.

Rockman 2 has its share of pretty awesome arrangements, including "Dr. Wily Stage 1," "Airman," "Heatman," and "Quickman." Out of these, "Airman" and "Quickman" are definitely the best of the original soundtrack. The "Airman mix" is definitely my favorite arrangement on the album. It starts off very mellow and has subtle hints of the original theme. From there, the pace is exceedingly quickened and the original melody is overlayed on top of some really interesting beats.

"Quickman mix" is quite interesting. It has a very tribal-like atmosphere to it. The beats are very rhythmic and there are the occasional chanting vocals. It's quite fun to listen to. Of course, what would this arranged album be without "Snakeman" from Rockman 3? This remix starts off with a screaming "Rock this!" and that's just what Hosoe does. Clearly influenced by Hosoe's Sampling Masters work, "Snakeman mix" is an energetic arrangement full of fun and quirkiness. Some people have even described it as Rockman meets Ridge Racer!

I'd say my second favorite is easily "Flameman mix." There's just some charming aspect to it, whether it is in the simplicity of the arrangement, or the awesome xylophonic samples, reminiscent of the Gust team. Either way, it's definitely the most fun arrangement on here in my opinion. Lastly, I'll mention "Magnetman mix". This is definitely a very rhythmic arrangement as well, featuring a very nice bass line, rising scales, and some electronic German counting down to the next portion of the main melody. There is just so much going on in this track, your ears are almost in a state of overload!

Summary

This arranged album easily topples its rock counterpart. Shinji Hosoe does an awesome job at arranging and composing electronica and it was only fitting that he was chosen to arrange for Rockman's birthday bash. His arrangements offer both respect to the original material as well as offer a hint of Hosoe's quirkiness in arrangement. If you are a fan of Rockman, or a fan of Hosoe, this surprisingly accessible album can not be missed.



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Mega Man 1
Tracks: 2, 12
Composition: Manami Matsumae

Mega Man 2
Tracks: 3-6, 13-16
Composition: Takashi Tateishi [except Tracks 5 and 15 by Takashi Tateishi and Manami Matsumae]

Mega Man 3
Tracks: 7-8, 17-18
Composition: Yasuaki Fujita

Mega Man 4
Tracks: 9, 19
Composition: Minae Fujii

Mega Man 5
Tracks: 10, 20
Composition: Mari Yamaguchi

Mega Man 6
Tracks: 11, 21
Composition: Yuko Takehara

NOTE: "Sellect" in Track 1 is a misprint

All Arrangement: Shinji Hosoe (SuperSweep co.,ltd.)
Executive Producer: Taku Kitahara (TEAM Entertainment)
Assistant Producer: Junpei Kohno (TEAM Entertainment)
A&R: Mitsugu Nakamura (TEAM Entertainment)
Mastering Studio: Memory Tech
Mastering Engineer: Masami Kanda (Memory Tech)
Public Relations & Sales Promotion: Masaki Hasegawa (TEAM Entertainment), Natsuko Hamabata (TEAM Entertainment)
Graphic Design: Pictron
Special Thanks: All "ROCKMAN SERIES", Reserach and Development Staff, All CAPCOM Staff

Album was composed by Манами Мацумаэ / Мари Ямагути / Минаэ Фудзии / Такаси Татэйси / Ясуаки Фудзита / Юко Такэхара and was released on December 19, 2007. Soundtrack consists of 21 tracks tracks with duration over about 55 minutes. Album was released by Team Entertainment.

CD 1

1
Stage Sellect mix medley
03:59
2
Elecman mix
04:36
3
Dr.Wily 1 (Rockman2) mix
04:15
4
Quickman mix
03:44
5
Airman mix
04:28
6
Heatman mix
04:15
7
Snakeman mix
04:31
8
Magnetman mix
04:14
9
Dr.Wily 2 (Rockman4) mix
04:44
10
Starman mix
03:34
11
Flameman mix
04:33
12
Elecman (Original, Short Ver.)
00:44
13
Dr.Wily 1 (Original, Short Ver.)
01:17
14
Quickman (Original, Short Ver.)
00:40
15
Airman (Original, Short Ver.)
00:48
16
Heatman (Original, Short Ver.)
00:28
17
Snakeman (Original, Short Ver.)
00:45
18
Magnetman (Original, Short Ver.)
00:42
19
Dr.Wily 2 (Original, Short Ver.)
00:50
20
Starman (Original, Short Ver.)
00:51
21
Flameman (Original, Short Ver.)
00:59
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