Dark Chronicle Arrange Album Announced
03.29.04 - 9:56 PM

Composer Yasunori Mitsuda, known for his work on Chrono Trigger, Xenogears, Chrono Cross and Xenosaga Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht (The Will to Power) among others, is taking part in an arranged album of Dark Chronicle's (Dark Cloud 2) soundtrack. Titled Dark Chronicle Premium Arrange, the soundtrack will be released on April 21st. Mitsuda was in charge of arranging the game's main theme, Owaranai Bouken. Other composers who arranged tracks for the album include Yoko Shimomura, The Black Mages, Motoi Sakuraba, and Noriyuki Iwadare, among others. Published by Team Entertainment, it will be available for 3,150 yen ($28.64 US). The tracklisting for the CD is as follows, with the song's arranger in parentheses:

Owaranai Bouken (Endless Adventure ~Rush's Theme) (Yasunori Mitsuda)
Gekka Kyuuden (Moon-Flower Palace) (Shinji Hosoe)
Dark Element (Motoi Sakuraba)
Sun (Yoko Shimomura)
Moonlight Tango (Noriyuki Iwadare)
TenbinDani (Balance Valley) (Kenji Ito)
Hana no Teien (Flower Garden) (Yoko Shimomura)
Stella Mahou Jiin (Stella Magic Temple) (Arranged by Kenji Ito)
Honoo no Majin Monster Gaspard (Flame Demon Monster Gaspard) (THE BLACK MAGES)
Ankoku no Tatakai (The Dark Battle) (Motoi Sakuraba)
Majin (Demon ~Dark Cloud Main Theme) (Noriyuki Iwadare)
Time is changing (Shinji Hosoe)

In addition, samples for some of the tracks are available at CocoeBiz.
In other soundtrack news, last week Sony Music Distribution published another work of Mitsuda's, the Shadow Hearts II Original Soundtrack. Mitsuda, who composed six tracks, cooperated with Kenji Ito and Yoshitaka Hirota on the soundtrack for the Nautilus-developed RPG. The Shadow Hearts II OST is available for 3,360 yen ($31.74 US).

Dark Chronicle Premium Arrange

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