Ys IV JDK Special
Catalog Number: KICA-1137
Released On: November 26, 1993
Composed By: Sound Team JDK
Arranged By: Sound Team JDK
Published By: King Records
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD

01 - The Dawn of Ys
02 - Promarock
03 - The Syobanin
04 - Field
05 - Karna
06 - The Romun Empire
07 - Tenderness
08 - A Young Swordsman's Tear
09 - Celceta, the Sea of Trees
10 - On the Other Side of the Recollection
11 - Burning Sword
12 - An Ancient Legend
13 - The Ordeal Becomes Great
14 - Leeza
15 - Tension
16 - Valley of Quicksand
17 - Poem of the Blue Moon
18 - Crimson Wings
19 - Battle #58
20 - Family of Darkness
21 - Temptation of the Master Harlequin
22 - Sacred District
23 - Lava Field ~ A Kiss From Eldiel
24 - Bronze District
25 - The Heat in the Blaze
26 - Lefance
27 - Temple of the Sun
28 - Illusion
29 - Arem
30 - Theme of Adol 1993
Total Time:

Ys IV JDK Special is about the closest thing you can get to an Ys IV OST (there never was a "Music From Ys IV"). The sound quality is the same type of synth you'd hear in Music From Ys (or Ys II) Renewal, the difference being the way the synths are used in the two different CDs. This CD is MUCH better than the Ys Renewal CDs.

Based on the two types of Ys IV arrangements I've heard to this point (this CD and the JDK Band 4 music), I was surprised to find that I enjoy many of the arrangements to a song more on here than on that CD, which is arranged by Kishimoto. The best part about this CD is that because it is synth, it was easier for the musicians to place in fast, steady beats, which are what spice up these songs for the most part.

Ys IV JDK Special is somewhat rare, because not only is it impossible to find at online stores, but it is rarely on eBay. Purchasing this will likely run you anywhere between $30-$50, if you can find it. Check out the samples, make your decision, and if your decision is to buy this CD, keep an eye out on eBay!

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann


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