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Square Enix Battle Tracks Vol.3: Square 1999-2000
Catalog Number: SQEX-10201
Released On: September 15, 2010
Composed By: Shinji Hosoe, Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Yoshihiro Sato, Noriko Matsueda, Takahito Eguchi, Yoko Shimomura, Koji Hayama, Junya Nakano, Yasunori Mitsuda, Naoshi Mizuta, Hitoshi Sakimoto
Arranged By: Kenji Ito, Takahito Eguchi
Published By: Square Enix
Recorded At: Various
Format: 1 CD
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Tracklist:

Internal Section 1999
01 - boss1 Speak of the devil
Final Fantasy VIII 1999
02 - Don't be Afraid
Chocobo Racing 1999
03 - Illusionary World
SaGa Frontier 2 1999
04 - Feldschlacht I
Cyber Org 1999
05 - SURVIVE OR DIE
Racing Lagoon 1999
06 - Zako Battle2
Seiken Densetsu Legend of Mana 1999
07 - Pain the Universe
Front Mission 3 1999
08 - Swift Attack
Dewprism 1999
09 - Battle
Chrono Cross 1999
10 - Gale
Parasite Eve 2 1999
11 - Weird Man
Vagrant Story 2000
12 - Minotaur
Final Fantasy IX 2000
13 - Battle 1
Total Time:
41'28"

Like Vol.2, SE Battle Tracks Vol.3 doesn't deserve a lot of time or attention. The best thing about the album is probably its cover art. PS1 memory card is made of win.

Square Enix put out Vol.1 of this series years ago. I personally thought they wouldn't keep it going. But they did. We're still only working the "Square" side of Square Enix.

The real disappointment is the lack of a bonus track. Vol.1 had a great bonus track from Mitsuto Suzuki. Nothing of the sort here. Just a compilation of battle tracks from '99 to '00, all PS1 music. Granted, it's good stuff, but most people with an interest in game music would prefer full OSTs to what is essentially an expensive sampler disc. The only way this is worthwhile is if you're totally unfamiliar with most of the titles represented. You may discover something that you didn't know about before, such as the Internal Section (weird shooter) or Racing Lagoon (the "driving" RPG).

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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