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Tales of Eternia OST
Catalog Number: MJCG-80064
Released On: March 16, 2001
Composed By: Motoi Sakuraba
Arranged By: Motoi Sakuraba
Published By: Marvelous Entertainment
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 2 CDs
Buy this CD from Game Music Online
Tracklist:

Disc One
01 - Main Title
02 - Music Box 1
03 - Music Box 2
04 - Intermission
05 - Card Game
06 - Inferia Map
07 - Ship
08 - Airial Board
09 - Racheans Forest
10 - Racheans
11 - Regulus Dojo
12 - Mintche
13 - Mt Mintche
14 - Ability Test
15 - Nostos Cave
16 - Morle
17 - Undine Stream
18 - Forest of Temptation
19 - Inferia City
20 - Inferia Castle
21 - Royal Observatory
22 - Barole
23 - Sylph Cavern
24 - Chambard
25 - Efreet Gorge
26 - Mt Farlos
27 - Stone Abode
28 - Seyfert Garden
29 - Regulus Knoll
30 - Below Regulus Knoll
31 - Glimmer Spire
32 - Inferia Ground
33 - Below Mt Farlos
34 - Port
35 - Seyfert Church
36 - Farah Theme
37 - Meredy Theme
38 - Keel Theme
39 - Race Theme
40 - Inferia Forces
41 - Farah
42 - Celestia Map
43 - Cape Fortress
44 - Imen 1
45 - Dragon Rock Mountain
46 - Railroad
47 - Luishka
48 - Mine of Gnome
49 - Gnome Village
50 - Chat Hut
51 - Mt Celsius
52 - Peruti 1
53 - Peruti 2
54 - Imen 2
55 - Tinnsia
Total Time:
74'27"

Disc Two
01 - Shileska
02 - Ruins of Volt
03 - Great Battle 1
04 - Great Battle 2
05 - Seyfert Shrine
06 - Battle End
07 - Jini
08 - Shadow Cave
09 - Celestia Ground
10 - Below Celestia
11 - Bar
12 - Chat Theme
13 - Dance Music
14 - Seyfert Observatory
15 - Final Battle
16 - Meeting Place
17 - Strange Labyrinth
18 - Eternal Mind
19 - The Van Eltia
20 - Aifish
21 - Aibird
22 - Submarine Cave
23 - Strange Theme
24 - Aifread Theme
25 - Comical Dungeon
26 - Determination
27 - Relaxing
28 - Easygoing
29 - Dullen
30 - Hurry
31 - Crisis
32 - Ouch
33 - Encounter
34 - Sweet Memories
35 - Bad Memories
36 - Despair
37 - Sadness Theme
38 - Van Eltia Theme
39 - Rem Theme
40 - Inferia Battle
41 - Mid Boss 1
42 - Heroic Shadow
43 - Celestia Battle
44 - Mid Boss 2
45 - Sadness Battle
46 - Strange Battle
47 - Shooting
48 - King Fanfare
49 - Time Battle
50 - Harmonica 1
51 - Harmonica 2
52 - Wake
Bonus Track
53 - Minigame 1
54 - Minigame 2
Total Time:
60'30"

Having had no experience with the game yet, I bought the Tales of Eternia OST on the merit that it's the third game in a series whose music I am quite fond of. How does this soundtrack measure up to the first two "Tales of" soundtracks?

Well, like the other soundtracks, the music is been "enhanced" to sound less like it does in the game. A lot of people don't like the way these tracks sound, but I don't mind either way. Some tracks end up sounding better. Also, this soundtrack has 50+ tracks on each disc, so track times were shortened considerably (to about 1:15 for each track). They could have extended these times and made the soundtrack three discs, but I guess not.

Some of the songs are remakes from Tales of Phantasia/Destiny tracks, though I can't name which ones off of the top of my head. But, any serious Tales fan should be able to hear them when listening.

Featured on the soundtrack are your typical Sakuraba battle, dungeon, town, and "emotional" themes. My samples select the best of each type, and as you can tell, they sound grrrreat!

I'm not too sure how they arranged the order of these tracks...The track "Final Battle" is way in the beginning of disc two, but the track "Wake" (which I think is an end-of-game/credits song) is placed way out in track 52. Oh, also, the opening and ending vocals to this game are not on this soundtrack, but rather on separate singles by the bands/people that sang them.

The Tales of Eternia OST can be purchased at GMO or Otaku for what will likely be $40 after Shipping and Handling (I think that's about what I paid).

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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