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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Re-Arranged Album

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Catalog Number: TKCA-71824
Released On: December 22, 1999
Composed By: Koji Kondo
Arranged By: MOKA
Published By: Tokuma Japan Communications
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Buy this CD from Game Music Online
Tracklist:

01 - Title Theme
02 - Battle
03 - Lost Woods
04 - Epona's Song / "Lon Lon Ranch"
05 - Shop
06 - Zelda's Theme
07 - Middle Boss Battle
08 - Temple of Time
09 - Kotake & Koume's Theme
10 - Hyrule Field Main Theme
11 - Great Fairy's Fountain
12 - Last Battle
Total Time:
51'51"

As I started to listen to this album, I was a bit wary to say the least. I am a huge fan of the Zelda series, but I am definitely not a huge fan of techno remixes. I was also pretty apprehensive about them messing with my precious Zelda music. But imagine my shock when I played the CD, and I found out I actually liked it! When all is said and done, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Rearranged album is definitely worth your time.

This CD takes some of the simplest tracks in the game and makes interesting and fun to listen to. Do you remember the music that pops up when an enemy's approaching? It's here, and it's awesome. This song manages to stay away from the repetitive sound that can plague game soundtracks, even though it clocks in at a fairly decent time (almost four and a half minutes). But this is just one example of the great stuff that is on this CD. Some of my other favorites include Lost Woods, Temple of Time, and Kotake and Koume's Theme.

Now I will admit this soundtrack isn't a complete masterpiece. However, it's fun as heck to listen to. If you're a big fan of Zelda, or of techno, or even of just good music, this is one CD you can't pass up.

Reviewed by: Matt Gordon



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