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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time OST
Catalog Number: PCCG-00475
Released On: December 18, 1998
Composed By: Koji Kondo
Arranged By: Koji Kondo, Yoshiko Kawamoto
Published By: Pony Canyon
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - Title Theme
02 - Enter Ganondorf
03 - Deku Tree
04 - Fairy Flying
05 - House
06 - Kokiri Forest
07 - Open Treasure Box
08 - Item Catch
09 - Small Item Catch
10 - Shop
11 - Battle
12 - Inside The Deku Tree
13 - Boss Battle
14 - Boss Clear
15 - Heart Container Get
16 - Legend Of Hyrule
17 - Spiritual Stone Get
18 - Fairy Ocarina Get
19 - Hyrule Field Main Theme
20 - Kepora Gebora's Theme
21 - Market
22 - Shooting Gallery
23 - Hyrule Castle Courtyard
24 - Enter Zelda
25 - Ocarina "Zelda's Lullaby"
26 - Zelda's Theme
27 - Ocarina "Epona's Song"
28 - Lon Lon Ranch
29 - Mini Game
30 - Kakariko Village
31 - Ocarina "Sun's Song"
32 - Hyrule Field Morning Theme
33 - Goron City
34 - Ocarina "Saria's Song"
35 - Lost Woods
36 - Dodongo's Cavern
37 - Middle Boss Battle
38 - Dinosaur Boss Battle
39 - Zora's Domain
40 - Great Fairy Fountain
41 - Potion Shop
42 - Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
43 - Ocarina "Song Of Time"
44 - Temple Of Time
45 - Open Door Of Temple Of Time
46 - Master Sword
47 - Ganondorf's Theme
48 - Chamber Of The Sages
49 - Medal Get Fanfare
50 - Sheik's Theme
51 - Horse Race
52 - Horse Race Goal
53 - Ingo's Theme
54 - Escape From Lon Lon Ranch
55 - Kakariko Village Orchestra Version
56 - Ocarina "Song Of Storms"
57 - Windmill Hut
58 - Minuet Of Woods
59 - Forest Temple
60 - Bolero Of Fire
61 - Fire Temple
62 - Ice Cavern
63 - Serenade Of Water
64 - Water Temple
65 - Nocturne Of Shadow
66 - Prelude Of Light
67 - Shadow Temple
68 - Gerudo Valley
69 - Spirit Temple
70 - Requiem Of Spirit
71 - Kotake & Koume's Theme
72 - Meet Again Zelda
73 - Game Over
74 - Ganon's Castle Bridge
75 - Ganon's Castle Under Ground
76 - Inside Ganon's Castle
77 - Ganondorf Battle
78 - Escape From Ganon's Castle
79 - Last Battle
80 - Seal Of Six Sages
81 - Ocarina Of Time
82 - End Credits
Total Time:
76'14"

This is the soundtrack to the hit game Zelda: Ocarina of Time released for the Nintendo 64, composed by Koji Kondo, Nintendo's "music man," who wrote the music to Mario and a number of other games. Let me clarify that there are two versions to this CD. One is the Japanese version, containing all the songs from the game. The other was the English version, available if you ordered it from Nintendo for $10 containing 29 Tracks + 6 Bonus. I will not be reviewing the English version, but if you want to purchase the English version, I will say this: Purchase the Japanese Version if you can afford it. From what I've heard, it's much better. And it comes with a sticker!

Zelda: OoT also suffers from Secret of Mana syndrome. They repeat each track only once. Obviously, they needed to do that in order to cram EIGHTY TWO tracks in ONE CD! I think it has a listing in the Guiness Book of World Records under "Most Tracks Crammed in One CD" but I'm not sure. For cryin'out loud, just split the CD into two and repeat each song twice! This CD includes all the music from the game, even the short Ocarina tunes.

From listening to this CD, you can hear that the Nintendo 64 sound system is much more refined than the PlayStation's. Compare Final Fantasy VII to this, and Final Fantasy VII ends up sounding like a bunch of blips and bleeps (No offense to Final Fantasy VII, of course). The songs vary from slow, lighthearted, bouncy, to downright evil. The overall theme to the CD is sort of happy and bouncy, with the exception of a few tracks. From the slow and thoughtful Kakariko Village theme to the nimble (and kewl) Gerudo Valley Theme, this CD is sure to satisfy any Zelda fan. If you loved Zelda: Ocarina of Time for the Nintendo 64, and found the tunes played during the game stuck in your head as I did, then I would recommend this CD to you.

This CD is relatively easy to find at Anime Nation.

Freddie's Overall Grade: 89%

Reviewed by: Freddie W



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