This is a reprint of the first Dragon Quest Symphonic Suite from the NHK Orchestra. It's the old CD (catalog number BY30-5181) with the 11th track (the "original sound story") removed.
It's also one of 22 Dragon Quest albums to be reprinted in October 2009.
Though I am not a huge fan of the composition, I do love the performance and recording quality from the NHK Orchestra.
There are many versions of the DQIII Symphonic Suite out there, so you can certainly pick and choose which you want. But for the real, oldschool fans, this is the one to have.
Reviewed by: Patrick Gann