RPGFan

RPGFan Discord Server

Dramatic Concert Ys
Catalog Number: KICA-1029
Released On: May 21, 1991
Composed By: Sound Team JDK
Arranged By: Michio Fujisawa
Published By: King Records
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - Ys
02 - From Minea Village
03 - Dogi's Theme
04 - Goban's Theme
05 - Gathering Forces
06 - Luta's Theme
07 - Battle Battle Battle
08 - Battlefield
09 - Hurry, Adol
10 - Dark Fact
11 - Intermission
12 - The Mineans
13 - "Feena!"
14 - Darm Tower
15 - Feena's Rememberance
16 - Ys Requiem
17 - Adol Christin
Total Time:
55'51''

When I first heard the title of this cd, I was excited at the prospect of another fine Falcom arranged symphonic album. Upon listening, I was not at all surprised to by the symphonic tracks, as they are wonderfully arranged preformed. What did surprise me however was that there were some great rock arrangements mixed in with them.

Usually when I listen to an arranged game music cd, I start it at track one and play it all the way through, occasionally skipping tracks I do not particularly like. Often I play them while I am involved in an activity. Arranged game music CDs tend to work well for me in this capacity, as most of the tracks have a similar feel. Whether the activity is studying, writing a paper, playing a video game with a poor soundtrack, or going on a long drive, I prefer a consistent feel of the music that I have playing in the background. With Ys Dramatic Concert, this is difficult, as it has two completely different styles: Symphonic arrangement, and Rock/Jazz arrangement. Both were executed well, but they are all mixed together throughout the seventeen tracks of this album. This leads to difficult listening in my style. For instance, I may be in bed listening to a relaxing orchestrated track before I go to sleep, and the next track may be a blasting Falcom rock arrangement, nearly sending me to the permanent sleep by giving me a heart attack.

I donít wish to give the false impression that I have a negative view of this CD. The above problem may be corrected by programming your cd player to play the tracks for which you are in the mood. Also, many may consider what I call a problem to be a blessing, as listeners may prefer variety within a CD.

I strongly recommend this album to fans of Falcom music, as this is some great music, from the eleven symphonic arrangements to the six rock arrangements. At 55:45, this album has some good length, as well. Buy it if you see it come up at an online auction.

Reviewed by: SrBehemoth



Back




Twitch Schedule & Status

TBA
Sunday, February 25 • 10am PST/1pm EST

Ōkami HD
Mondays • 6pm PST/9pm EST

Alundra
Tuesdays • 12pm PST/3pm EST

Secret of Mana Remake
Thursdays and Fridays • 3pm PST/6pm EST

Tales of Berseria
Tues-Wed-Thu • 7pm PST/10pm EST
Saturdays • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Featured Content
Full Throttle RemasteredReview
Full Throttle Remastered
Review
Retro Encounter 123
Retro Encounter 123
Podcast
Random Encounter 139
Random Encounter 139
Podcast
The Labyrinth of Grisaia
The Labyrinth of Grisaia
Review
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Review
Dissidia Final Fantasy NT
Review
NieR Music Concert Blu-ray «The Memories of Puppets» Review
NieR Music Concert Blu-ray «The Memories of Puppets»
Review
Retro Encounter 122
Retro Encounter 122
Podcast