RPGFan


BONNIE PINK - And the Bell Rings

[back cover]
Catalog Number: WPCL-10488 (limited edition WPZL-30098/9)
Released On: August 6, 2008
Composed By: BONNIE PINK
Arranged By: Burning Chicken, Björn Yttling (3)
Published By: Warner Music Japan
Recorded At: GULA Studion Sweden
Format: 1 CD (limited edition includes bonus DVD)
Buy this CD from Play-Asia
Tracklist:

01 - And the Bell Rings
02 - Pump It Up!
03 - A Perfect Sky (Björn Remix)
04 - And the Bell Rings (Instrumental)
05 - Pump It Up! (Instrumental)
Total Time:
19'57"

Amidst hundreds of JRPG opening themes, there are perhaps half a dozen that could be considered something other than generic gutter material. Surprisingly, Tales of Vesperia's opening vocal track sung by Bonnie Pink is among the better, despite a game that is little more than mediocre. The music is not entirely inspired, but the vocals are melodic and sincere. The same, however, cannot be said for the other four tracks packaged with the single. "Pump it Up" and "A Perfect Sky" are overproduced messes, more synthetic than a plastic fruit centerpiece. The final two tracks are simple instrumentals of the first two songs on the CD; identical, sans vocals. Don't spend money on the single in CD form. Instead, toss Tales of Vesperia in your Xbox 360, watch the opening anime introduction, and press restart as desired.

Reviewed by: Kyle Miller



Back




Coming Up on Twitch

Final Fantasy XIV: Patch 3.5
Sunday, Jan. 15 • 10am PST/1pm EST

Final Fantasy XV
Every Monday (Starts Jan. 23) • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Shining Force
Every Tuesday • 11am PST/2pm EST

Final Fantasy V
Every Wednesday • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Valkyria Chronicles
Every Thursday • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Suikoden V
Every Friday • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Featured Content
Hiring Drive
Join the RPGFan Team
Hiring Drive
MIDI POWER Pro 4 ~Tokimeki Memorial~ Review
MIDI POWER Pro 4 ~Tokimeki Memorial~
Review
Norn9: Var Commons Review
Orwell
Review
Steins;Gate 0 Review
Steins;Gate 0
Review
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Our First RPG
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: Our First RPG
Podcast
Silence Review
Silence
Review
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter