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Symphonic Suite Dragon Quest III ~And Into the Legend...~ + Original Game Music
Catalog Number: SVWC-7071
Released On: March 7, 2001
Composed By: Koichi Sugiyama
Arranged By: Koichi Sugiyama
Published By: SME Visual Works
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
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Tracklist:

Orchestra Version
01 - Roto
02 - Rondo
03 - Around the World
04 - Adventure
05 - Dungeon ~ Tower ~ The Phantom Ship
06 - Requiem ~ Small Shrine
07 - Sailing
08 - Heavenly Flight
09 - Fighting Spirit
10 - Into the Legend
Original Game Music Version (Game Boy Version)
11 - Theme of Roto
12 - Interlude
13 - In the Middle of Resting
14 - Town
15 - Nighttime Town
16 - Palace Rondo
17 - Nighttime Palace
18 - Journey of Adventure
19 - Village
20 - Nighttime Village
21 - Sleepy Village
22 - Dungeon (Overworld)
23 - Battle Theme
24 - Tower
25 - Requiem
26 - Small Shrine
27 - Pyramids
28 - Boogie Woogie
29 - Rolling Dice
30 - Crossing the Sea
31 - Jipangu
32 - Himiko's Palace
33 - Ghost Ship
34 - Flying into the Blue Sky
35 - Time of Battle
36 - I Will Go Into the Plains
37 - People of the Town
38 - Château Ladutorm
39 - Dungeon (Underground World)
40 - Zoma Castle
41 - Reflection
42 - Challenge of the Hero
43 - And Into the Legend
44 - ME Collection (Inn ~ Church ~ Exit! 1 ~ Exit! 2 ~ Victory ~ Level Up ~ Curse ~ Yahoo ~ Important Item Discovery ~ Miracle ~ Echoing Flute ~ Fairy Flute ~ Memories of Love ~ Six Horns 1 ~ Six Horns 2 ~ Rainbow Harp ~ Silver Harp ~ Monster Harp ~ Big Jackpot ~ Super Big Jackpot)
Total Time:
59'38"

The NHK version of the DQ3 Symphonic Suite never got a reprint...except this once. It's thrown on as the opening section to a Gameboy Color OST; or, if you prefer, the Gameboy Color OST was tacked on to the end of an NHK Orchestra reprint. This reprint comes exactly 13 years after the original NHK print from Apollon.

Unfortunately, the Gameboy music doesn't turn out so well. Personally, I would prefer originally Gameboy synth; here, however, we have an artifically "upgraded" sound that actually seems to kill the classic handheld chiptune's sound and replace it with something far more dull and uninteresting.

That said, the only reason I would consider purchasing this album is if a) you want the NHK orchestra recording and b) you are unable to get ahold of the original print from Apollon. Of all the Dragon Quest III albums in existence, this is my least favorite, because the Gameboy music was such a disappointment.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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