01 - Where the Stars Are
02 - Where the Stars Are (Less Vocal Version)
For those that purchased the Legend of Heroes VI from Falcom, this CD single came as a bonus. Clocking in at just under six minutes, and only containing two tracks (one vocal and one without lead vocal), the album is a rather tiny bonus. The best thing it has going for it is the artwork and packaging. Seriously: this song is found on the Legend of Heroes VI OST in multiple forms, including the version found on this single.
This song, "Hoshi no Arika" ("Where the Stars Are"), is a decent pop ballad from u-mi, who has a pleasant voice. However, it's not the best song in the world, and it's not even that great of a "bonus" item for people who purchased the game. My advice to VGM collectors: don't bother finding this one. Just get the OST and you'll have everything that's on this single. Again, the artwork is the best thing this soundtrack has going for it.
Reviewed by: Patrick Gann