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Star Ocean: The Second Story OST

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Catalog Number: FSCA-10063
Released On: November 16, 1998
Composed By: Motoi Sakuraba
Arranged By: Motoi Sakuraba
Published By: First Smile Entertainment
Recorded At: HARION Studio
Format: 2 CDs
Tracklist:

Disc One
01 - At the crack of dawn
02 - Silent the universe
03 - Feel refreshed
04 - A feeling of oppression
05 - The venerable forest
06 - Electrical dance
07 - Stab the sword of justice
08 - Strike your mind
09 - Pure a stream
10 - Mist began to form
11 - Field of Exper
12 - Weathercock
13 - Rescue operation
14 - Cuddle
15 - A crisp morning
16 - Shower of blossoms
17 - Sacred song
18 - The bonds
19 - Walk over
20 - Misty rain
21 - Moderate
22 - Heraldic emblem
23 - Dynamite
24 - In a lightsome mood
25 - Breath of air
26 - Discord
27 - The Colosseum
28 - Pyroxene
29 - Ome of hope
30 - Ceremight
31 - Invasion
32 - Intangible body
33 - Look forward
34 - KA.MI.KA.ZE
35 - Decisive battle
36 - The Climax of the tower
37 - Mysterious dreams
38 - Trumpet 1
39 - Trumpet 2
40 - Electric Piano 1
41 - Electric Piano 2
42 - Harmonics 1
43 - Harmonics 2
44 - Harp 1
45 - Harp 2
46 - Cembalo 1
47 - Cembalo 2
48 - Organ 1
49 - Organ 2
50 - Shamisen 1
51 - Shamisen 2
52 - Violin 1
53 - Violin 2
Total Time:
63'20"

Disc Two
01 - A quirk of fate
02 - The dim light of dusk
03 - Desert island
04 - Lose one's illusions
05 - Hydrangea
06 - Field of Nede
07 - Endlessly
08 - Teary
09 - Breezy afternoon
10 - Deadly hatred
11 - Tender spot
12 - Theme or RENA (music box)
13 - Theme or RENA
14 - White the heart
15 - Let's walk in a parade
16 - Come on bunny
17 - Fortune teller
18 - Cooking master
19 - Mission to the deep space
20 - Shiver
21 - Tangency
22 - Invade
23 - Fight to the last
24 - Beast of prey
25 - Mighty blow
26 - The incarnation of devil
27 - The Ultimate terror
28 - Can you say Yes with eyes open?
29 - Integral body and imperfect soul
30 - The fateful a moment
31 - Resolution
32 - We form in crystals
33 - Live in plenty
34 - STAR OCEAN forever
Total Time:
63'40"

Hands-down the best soundtrack I know of that was released in 1998 from Japan.

I had heard Sakuraba's work before this CD (namely, Shining Force) and I wasn't all that impressed. This soundtrack, however, blew me away. I definitely like the 2nd disc more than the first disc, there are a lot more memorable tunes from the end of the game (the first disc's music really does feel like 'Background Music' - style BGM). Also, "We Form in Crystals" may possibly be the best synth music I've ever heard...ever...

I think this OST is an easy buy for anyone, because it is so insanely-well-composed. So BUY IT! Except...it's pretty hard to find since First Smile prints have become obsolete.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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