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The Spirit Engine 2 Selections

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Catalog Number: JWMUSIC.ORG 10102
Released On: August 1, 2008
Composed By: Josh Whelchel
Arranged By: Josh Whelchel
Published By: jwmusic.org
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - A Lost Dream
02 - Medea's Final Conflict
03 - Out on the Town
04 - A Man's Lost Heart
05 - Grassy Adventure
06 - Adjanti Warcry~~
07 - Transcending People
08 - Hymn of Death
09 - The Last Autumn's Feather
10 - Finding Our Strength
11 - Icy Ash
12 - Into the Eye
13 - Demonic Rage II
14 - People of the Hunt
15 - Crimson Limit
16 - Prophecy
17 - Demonic Timbre
18 - The Day Chaos Died...
19 - Confrontation at the Mind's Core
20 - Final Cry~~
21 - Finale and A Lost Dream
22 - The Spirit Engine II - Closing Themes
Total Time:
67'21"

If you're not interested in paying for a full, four-disc set of music for Josh Whelchel's Spirit Engine 2 soundtrack, then you may want the "Selections" disc. A lot cheaper, and filtered down to the absolute best tracks, the "Selections" disc is a great experience from beginning to end.

Indeed, though I own the four disc set, I sometimes enjoy listening to the Selections disc just so I get to hear all the memorable, best-produced tracks in a row, filtering out most of the RPG-style "filler" music (which, I might add, is also good).

A lot of "Best of" discs released in the world of VGM often fail to please everyone. But it's also interesting to see these albums released when the composer himself hand-picked the tracks, like Tokyopop's "Final Fantasy IX: Uematsu's Best Selection." Here, Whelchel made these decisions himself as well, and I have to say he did a great job filtering the four discs down to one solid collection.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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