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Falcom Special Box 2004

[back cover]
Catalog Number: NFA0134 (contains YS6MATERIAL, YS6MOVIE, YS6OST, KXANAOST)
Released On: December 19, 2003
Composed By: Sound Team JDK
Arranged By: Sound Team JDK
Published By: Falcom
Recorded At: N/A
Format: 8 CDs (2 DVDs + 6 CDs)
Tracklist:


Disc One: Ys VI Material Collection


Disc Two: Ys VI Movie Collection
Ys VI
01 - Opening
02 - Insertion Movie 1
03 - Insertion Movie 2
04 - Ending 1
05 - Ending 2
06 - Staff Roll
The Legend of Xanadu
07 - Prologue
08 - Introduction - Escape The Farthest Island
09 - Chapter 1 - Meeting Again The Meeting Circle
10 - Chapter 2 - Victory At That Time...
11 - Chapter 3 - Disaster Black Light
12 - Opening 1
13 - Opening 2
14 - Chapter 4 - Legend The Evil God
15 - Chapter 5 - Nightmare The Cave of Fascination
16 - Chapter 6 - The Church Parthia Sanctuary
17 - Chapter 7 - The Holy Sword of Legend Dragon Slayer
18 - Chapter 8 - Pulsation Through Ice and Snow
19 - Chapter 9 - Illusions A Bird Crossing the Desert
20 - Chapter 10 - Fate Code of the Hero
21 - Final Chapter - Fight to the Death The Evil Dragon Dardandis
22 - Wings of Freedom
23 - Ending
24 - Staff Roll
New Works Movies
25 - The Legend of Heroes VI ~Sora no Kiseki~ Trailer
26 - New Works Promo 2004
Total Time:
78'43"


Disc Three: Ys VI Original Soundtrack, Disc One
01 - Olha
02 - Release of the Far West Ocean
03 - Gratitude for Nature's Blessings
04 - The Akindo
05 - Quatera Woods
06 - Mighty Obstacle
07 - Ultramarine Deep
08 - Reconciled People
09 - Windslash Steps
10 - Mountain Zone
11 - Ruins of Amnesia
12 - The Zemeth Sanctum
13 - Overwater Drive
14 - The Pirate Ship
15 - Escape from the Great Vortex - Invasion of the Romn Fleet
Total Time:
55'32"

Disc Four: Ys VI Original Soundtrack, Disc Two
01 - Under the Occupation
02 - The Fleet of Romn
03 - Defend! And Escape!
04 - The Successor of Almarion
05 - The Ark of Napishtim Restored - The Great Vortex Reborn
06 - The Ruins City "Kishgal"
07 - Pressure Stairs
08 - Armored Bane
09 - Ernst
10 - Black Ark Unveiled
11 - The Depth Napishtim
12 - The Ark of Napishtim Destroyed
13 - Zeme's Protection
14 - Spread Blue View
15 - The Moonset Shore
16 - So Much for Today
Bonus Track
17 - Olha ~Long Version~
Total Time:
54'36"


Disc Five: The Legend of Xanadu Original Soundtrack, Disc One
01 - Start Screen
02 - Open Sesami
03 - Peaceful Living
04 - The Spiral Stair of Hope
05 - Prologue
06 - The Beginning of the Legend
07 - Ikthia - The Summer of Youths
08 - Welcome
09 - Shop
10 - The Sleeping Cave
11 - Dawn of Makria
12 - The Awakening of the Sealed Ones
13 - One Who Disturbs the Slumber
14 - Vomit
15 - Song of Victory
16 - Theo & Melleina
17 - The Church
18 - Until We Can Meet
19 - Ship
20 - The Cave of Despair
21 - The Power of Friendship
22 - Meidouble
23 - Forever
24 - The Road to Victory
25 - Xarkas
26 - Castle Makria
27 - Trap
28 - Defeat Your Old Nemesis
29 - Jemeux Mouvais
30 - Kakos
31 - Makria in Celebration
32 - The Legend of the Wind
33 - The Evil Dragon Reborn
34 - A Deep Enigma
35 - Black Light
36 - Yeti
37 - The Ice Cave
38 - Arctic Wind
39 - Glacies
40 - New Companions
41 - Prisme
Total Time:
63'15"

Disc Six: The Legend of Xanadu Original Soundtrack, Disc Two
01 - The Demon of the Lake
02 - Toon Temple
03 - A False God
04 - Toon
05 - The Silent Shore
06 - Attending the Royal City
07 - The Cave of Fascination
08 - A Beautiful Prize
09 - Beauty is a Crime
10 - Sophia
11 - Parthia Port
12 - The Voice of the Sacred Wind
13 - Wedding
14 - Beneath the Temple
15 - Parthia
16 - The Smile of the Breeze
17 - The Whisper of the Breeze
18 - Sophia (PSG Version)
19 - Aineas
20 - The Cursed Beauty
21 - Alexandra
22 - The Holy Sword of Legend
23 - Winds of Gried
24 - The Pirates' Song - Arios Version
25 - The Pirates' Song - Nous Version
26 - Gymnos
27 - Zead (PSG Version)
28 - Burning Saranda
29 - Lemini Drago
30 - Zead
31 - Enas
32 - Dakru
33 - Through Ice and Snow
34 - The Ice Tower
35 - A Castle Without a Master
36 - I AM Flybrute
37 - The Successor
38 - Ramabard
39 - I Hope We Can Meet
40 - Thoughts, Once More
41 - With Wind
42 - A Bird Crossing the Desert
43 - The Gods of the Four Winds
44 - Com-plex-i-ty - Pyular
45 - Harp
46 - Harp - Hearer
47 - Desert Wind
Total Time:
66'39"

Disc Seven: The Legend of Xanadu Original Soundtrack, Disc Three
01 - Village of the Dragonflies
02 - Code of the Hero
03 - Rialla
04 - In the Name of Ishtar
05 - Power Greater than God Himself
06 - Brothers - The Blood of Aineas
07 - The Holy Spirit
08 - Wings of Pride
09 - The Silent Tower
10 - Chaotic Sanctuary
11 - The Ordeal
12 - In Search of Hope
13 - Dardandis
14 - Wings of Darkness
15 - Companions and Reunions
16 - Kleene
17 - Wings of Freedom
18 - Ending
19 - Like a Wind
20 - In the Wind
Bonus Tracks
21 - Theo & Melleina (PSG Version)
22 - Desert Wind (PSG Version)
Total Time:
54'33"


Disc Eight: The Legend of Xanadu - Complete Reissue Edition

After taking a six year hiatus, Falcom's "Special Box" series was renewed with Falcom Special Box 2004. Unfortunately for VGM fans, there wasn't much to be found on this collection.

Well, I ought to take that back. Technically, this box has more music than any one previous special box in Falcom history. The problem? The five discs worth of music found in this collection were also released separately. The exclusives, which make this box "special", had nothing to do with music.

The three non-music discs are as follows: Ys VI Material Collection (which contains a whole lot of high quality images and other neat-o things to put on your computer), Ys VI Movie Collection (which contained every FMV from the PC version of Ys VI, as well as a number of other FMVs and trailers for other Falcom titles), Legend of Xanadu Complete Reissue Edition (the game itself...for your playing pleasure). Note that we have samples from the Ys VI Movie Collection, which may as well be entitled the "Legend of Xanadu Movie Collection", featuring movies from a PC Engine game circa 1993. It's oldschool, to say the least.

These three discs are worth the standard price of the box alone (anywhere from $60 to $100, depending on who you go to for purchases).

As for the five discs of music, we at RPGFan already have separate reviews for these two soundtracks. To give a summary, the Ys VI OST is some high quality Falcom music, showcasing Falcom's ability to write new melodies and keep them in the same style of music the Ys series has seen from the beginning...and the Legend of Xanadu OST is definitely mediocre in comparison (though I need to emphasize that the game itself is quite good: it just doesn't have the world's best OST).

There isn't much else to say about this box: if you really want it, you'll hunt it down and get it. Apparently it wasn't the best marketing idea in the world, because Falcom did not release a Special Box 2005 of any sort. That's what you get for not putting exclusive music in your box, Falcom!

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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