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Music From Sorcerian

[back cover]
Catalog Number: K30X-7703
Released On: April 21, 1988
Composed By: Sound Team JDK
Arranged By: N/A
Published By: King Records
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

Opening
01 - Opening
Castle
02 - Castle "Let's Meet Here"
Town
03 - Town "Pentawa I"
04 - Town "Pentawa II"
The Lost King's Scepter
05 - Dungeon
06 - Hydra
07 - Safe Return
The Inn
08 - Traveler's Inn
The Lost Talisman
09 - Forest
10 - Underground Dungeon
11 - Debitel Priest
12 - Sand Mariber
Lucifer's Floodgates
13 - Underground Dungeon
14 - Kraken
15 - Bloody River
The Cursed Oasis
16 - Desert
17 - Sand Castle
18 - Luwan and the Gold Dragon
The Thieves' Tower
19 - Tower
20 - Underworld
21 - Rooftop
22 - Major Demon
23 - Shadow Dragon
24 - The Seal
The Wizard of the Dark Swamp
25 - Dark Swamp
26 - Red Dragon
Romancia
27 - Romancia Kingdom
28 - Castle Romancia
29 - Azelba Kingdom
30 - Vaides
The Mystery of the Red Jewel
31 - Forest
32 - Moss Giant
33 - Peaceful Forest
The Dark Wizard
34 - Dungeon
35 - Gedis
36 - Blue Dragon
The Cursed Ship Queen Mary
37 - Aboard Ship
38 - After Disembarking
39 - Ark Demon
The Gods in the Heavens
40 - Village
41 - Combat Scene
42 - The Heavens
43 - Harp
44 - Evil Shaman
The Ice Caverns
45 - Cave I
46 - Cave II
47 - Ekim
Medusa's Head
48 - Forest
49 - Village
50 - Medusa
The Imprisoned Wizard
51 - Underground Fortress
52 - Fire Elemental
The Fountain of Youth
53 - The Cave of Life
54 - Pounding Heart
55 - Double Devils
The King Dragon - Ending
56 - King Dragon
57 - Ending I
58 - Ending II
Total Time:
66'45"

Though no one can forget the incredible music written for Ys and Ys II, there is no question in my mind that the "underdog" accomplishment for Falcom was the original set of songs written for Sorcerian. According to this album, "Music From Sorcerian," there were a total of 58 written, and they are all wonderful (almost all of them, in fact, were written by Yuzo Koshiro). Also, somehow, they manage to fit on one CD.

What could've made this soundtrack better? Not much. The first thought is to loop every track on the album and make it a two disc set. This much composition, with its variety in dynamic and style, deserves more time granted to the listener.

Other than that, unless you can't stomach the oldschool synths of MSX, PCE, etc, you're almost guaranteed to enjoy the soundtrack to Falcom's classic Action RPG. The dance beats drive the melody, and the melodies themselves are always fun and intricate. It's like...some songs are a sort of fast neo-Baroque rock-pop. Great composition all around! There's just so much to love about this soundtrack...too bad it's an absurdly old item, so good luck getting your hands on it.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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