No idea but considering the quality of the source material I'm surprised they didn't manage to make a decent piano album.
Yeah, that's most of what I wrestle with in the review. The OST is so good, and the talent behind the CD (Hamauzu self-arranging, Aki Kuroda from FFX Piano performing) is excellent too. It had all the right elements to be awesome. But it wasn't.
That's what I'm struggling with.
It needs to be remembered that the CD isn't awful. It's just ... not AT ALL what it could/should have been. It's something way too similar for the first KH piano, which was "big for its own sake." I hate that sound.