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Live A Live OSV

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Catalog Number: PSCN-5007
Released On: August 25, 1994
Composed By: Yoko Shimomura
Arranged By: Yoko Shimomura
Published By: NTT Publishing
Recorded At: Sunrise Studio
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - LIVE-A-LIVE
02 - SELECT-A-LIVE
03 - Secret Mission
04 - Sound Of Shinobi
05 - Killing Field!
06 - Ultimate Strength -VICTORY ROAD-
07 - Martial Arts Masters...
08 - Versus!
09 - KNOCK YOU DOWN!
10 - NATIVE LIFE
11 - Nice Weather, Ain't It!
12 - Kiss of Jealousy
13 - Sacrificial Feast
14 - Unseen Syndrome
15 - CAPTAIN SQUARE
16 - Captain of the Shooting Stars!
17 - The Bird Flies in the Sky, The Fish Swims in the River
18 - The Ancient Master Descends From the Mountains
19 - War in China
20 - WANDERER
21 - Under the Fake
22 - THE WILDS
23 - Sancho-de-Los-Panchoz
24 - GO! GO! Buriki King!!
25 - Wait for Truth
26 - A Painful Death at the Hands Of a PSYCHO!!
27 - Prelude to the Demon King
28 - Wings That Don't Reach
29 - Difficult Fight
30 - Journey to the Mountain Of The Demon King
31 - City of Hopelessness
32 - Silent Labyrinth
33 - CRY-A-LIVE
34 - WARM-A-LIVE
35 - The Demon King Odio
36 - MEGALOMANIA
37 - ILLUSION...
38 - PURE ODIO
39 - ARMAGEDDON
40 - Live over Again
41 - Live for Live
Total Time:
61'22"

If you've heard Shimomura's music, then you probably realize how good it is. This is one of Shimomura's earlier compositions (I'm pretty sure it's not her first, but maybe second for Square). LiveaLive, like most other games Shimomura does the music to, wasn't that great (PE, LoM). However, like the other games she's done music to, the music IS great!

The music breaks any sort of defined style, as does most of Shimomura's music. It is obvious synth, but it is enjoyable synth. The music can get very complex at times which is always good. As for comparison, I would have to say that Shimomura has never done an OSV similar to this...Not to say that any of her work has ever sounded similar to another. It's so unique, it's sweet!

Overall, a great album. The game was okay, but the music is phenomenal! Enjoy the sample tracks!

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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