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The Legend of Heroes III ~ The White Witch JDK Special Vol. 1
Catalog Number: KICA-1197
Released On: May 21, 1997
Composed By: Sound Team JDK
Arranged By: Sound Team JDK
Published By: King Records
Recorded At: N/A
Format: 1 CD
Buy this CD from Game Music
Tracklist:

01 - The White Witch Gerud
02 - Another Heroes' Story
03 - Love Shining Inside
04 - Little Heroes - Music Box -
05 - I'm the Lion, You're Dinner!!
06 - Win!!
07 - Shirla & Goes
08 - Mountain Path
09 - Feel So Good
10 - Checkpoint
11 - Cave
12 - Jurio
13 - Afternoon at the Beach
14 - One Happy Day
15 - Captain Thomas' Feelings
16 - Who is Guilty?
17 - Happy Comrades
18 - In the Wind
19 - Little Heroes - Jurio and Chris' Great Adventure -
20 - Let's Start, OK?
21 - Coal Mine
22 - Scars of Galga
23 - Loadi
24 - Gambler
25 - Poison Swamp
26 - The White Witch Gerud - Wagon Tracks -
27 - Darts
28 - Spirit in Our Eyes - So Cruel -
29 - Sorrowful Melody
30 - Spirit in Our Eyes
31 - Before the Storm
32 - The Great Battle of Bolt
33 - A Powerful Foe!!
34 - Oh, Defeat
Total Time:
73'49"

JDK Specials are normally nothing more than synth arrangements of original tracks, retaining the same exact music, with new synth voices and sometimes new rhythm tracks. Of all the JDK Specials that exist, the Legend of Heroes III JDK Specials are the worst.

JDK Special Vol. 1 takes all of the tracks from disc 1 of the LoH III OST (with exception to the OST's "JDK Band" tracks, which would've made more sense to be put on a JDK Special CD...grrrr...) and does the JDK Special arrangement. Though I do not have the OST to compare it to, I must say that the music is bland. Very bland. I don't find myself enjoying this CD very much at all.

However, if you had to choose between this CD and say, a very old "Music From..." Falcom CD, I would probably choose this CD. I would also like to point out that the track names to the CD are better than most Falcom track names (in my opinion) and I commend Falcom for putting the sheet music for "Love Shining Inside" in the packaging of this CD. However, it is mediocre to the point of boredom, and if I could find someone to sell it to I would. This CD can still be purchased at Game Music Online for $27.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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