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Sekaiju no MeiQ 4 +denshou no kyojin+ sound track: Rough Sketch ver. + Outtake
Catalog Number: N/A
Released On: July 5, 2012
Composed By: Yuzo Koshiro
Arranged By: Yuzo Koshiro
Published By: Atlus
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - Labyrinth I - Cerulean Woodlands
02 - Outtake: Town - The Wind's Gentle Touch
03 - Town - The Bliss of the Twilight
04 - Town - Margarita's Afternoon
05 - Battlefield - Storm
06 - A Brief Respite
07 - Outtake: Town - All is Well
Total Time
23'56"

While I do hold that the EO4 OST is the best yet in the series, this bonus album is the weakest of the bonus albums in the series. Each of the four games has gotten some kind of LE bonus disc with a few tracks of some unique variety ("rough sketches," "piano sketches," "outtakes," etc).

Without a doubt, listening to this disc reveals to me the unavoidable fact that, without all the session musicians at Koshiro's beck and call for EO4, it may not have been even half as good as it is. The rough versions of these songs are interesting, but nothing to get excited about.

And the two unused tracks, both potential "Town" themes, are pretty, but it's clear after listening to them why they ended up on the floor of the cutting room.

So yes, I continue to love Sekaiju no MeiQ (aka Etrian Odyssey), but I can certainly live without this bonus disc. You can too! Just go for the full OST, it's worlds apart from this disc.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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