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Albert Odyssey Gaiden ~ Legend of Eldean
Catalog Number: PCCB-00210
Released On: March 21, 1996
Composed By: Naoki Kodaka
Arranged By: Naoki Kodaka
Published By: Pony Canyon
Recorded At: Music Farm Studio
Format: 2 CDs
Tracklist:

Disc One
Original CD Recording
01 - Prologue
02 - Opening 1
03 - Opening 2
04 - Title
05 - Main Theme 1
06 - Estarant
07 - Mysterioso
08 - Main Theme 2
09 - Solitude
10 - Serenade
11 - Aria
12 - Sailing
13 - Game Over
14 - Fin 1
Original Sound Chip
15 - Embracing The Memory
16 - Overture To An End
17 - Mourning For Those Who Passed Away
18 - Massacre
19 - Badge Of Merit
20 - Another Loan?
21 - Ancient Breath
22 - A Wind Blows Across The Plain
23 - Palace Of Amusement
24 - Flower City
25 - Guidance Of Light Magic
26 - Cheating Death
Total Time:
53'46"

Disc Two
01 - In The Peaceful Sunlight
02 - Holy Brilliance
03 - From The Noble Law
04 - Bewildered Soul
05 - From Out Of The Darkness
06 - Descendant Of Dragons
07 - At The End Of A Distant World
08 - Wings Of Heaven
09 - Solitary Fortress
10 - Crystal Clear Blue Sky
11 - Earth And The Blessing Of Life
12 - Seduced Into Darkness
13 - Violent Sandstorm
14 - Castle Of Heaven
15 - Fallen Angel
16 - Continuing Together
17 - Prayer Of The Holy Mother
18 - Dancing Water Surface
19 - Confusing Path
20 - The Breadwinner
21 - Overflowing Memories
22 - Four Holy Towers
23 - Emperor Of Magic
24 - Caught Between Hope And Hopelessness
25 - Spiritual Purification Ceremony
Bonus Tracks
26 - Sound Effect Digest
27 - Battle (Extra, Bonus Track)
28 - Fin 2 (Extra, Arrange Version)
Total Time:
62'39"

With 54 tracks spread across 2 CDs, the Albert Odyssey Gaiden Soundtrack is one of my most prized videogame music possessions, both because the music is nothing short of exceptional, and that the soundtrack is extremely difficult to find. The initial 14 tracks on the first disc feature orchestrated themes that are nothing short of breathtaking; crystal clear and rich in composition, such as 'Main Theme 1', home to an assortmant of instruments such as the violin and flute. The other 37 tracks are all songs generated by the Sega Saturn's sound chip, producing high quality sounds that rival some of the best MIDI cards. Songs like "Embracing The Memory" can hold its own against the best of orchestrated songs. Naoki Kodaka's style is unique, and if anything, underappreciated, and this soundtrack is definitely worth picking up if you can find it.

Reviewed by: Jason Walton



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