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Rhythm Encounter 87 – Lunar Encounter

Rhythm Encounter 087 Lunar Encounter

If you know your RPGFan history very well, you’ll know that when we started in 1997, we started under the name of LunarNET. While we didn’t exclusively cover Lunar, the love of this series and Grandia (also from Game Arts) was essential to our founding. Since the SegaCD version of Lunar: The Silver Star just celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 26th, 2022, we decided it was the perfect time to dedicate an episode to Noriyuki Iwadare’s timeless work on the series.

While Lunar is admittedly a small series with only two main games and a pair of spin-offs, the two main games have been remade — multiple times in the case of The Silver Star. Each version brought with it new musical arrangements, so don’t let the smallness of the series fool you — there is a lot of wonderful music to experience!

Featuring: Mike Salbato, Patrick Gann, Zach Wilkerson, Scott Clay; Edited by Jono Logan

Links for this episode

Tracklist

0:06:32 – LUNAR (Noriyuki Iwadare) – Lunar ~The Silver Star~
0:09:39 – Opening Credits Remastered (Noriyuki Iwadare, arr. Sean Schafianski) – Lunar Eternal Blue (Sean Schafianski Remastered ver)
0:25:11 – A Boy Undeterred by the Unknown (Noriyuki Iwadare) – Lunar Silver Star Harmony OST
0:26:50 – Wind’s Nocturne (The Boat Song) (Noriyuki Iwadare) – Lunar Silver Star Story Complete OST
0:46:30 – Footsteps of the Decisive Battle (Noriyuki Iwadare) – Lunar ~ Eternal Blue
0:50:21 – Boss Battle (Noriyuki Iwadare) – Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete OST
1:05:05 – Eternal Blue [Rondo – Light and Shadows] (Noriyuki Iwadare) – Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete OST
1:10:05 – Betrayal (Part of Ending Theme) (Noriyuki Iwadare) – Lunar Silver Star Story Complete OST
1:27:07 – Pat’s bonus track!

Album Links

Lunar ~The Silver Star~ (Original Soundtrack)

Lunar ~ Eternal Blue (Original Soundtrack)

Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete Soundtrack

Lunar 2: Eternal Blue Complete Soundtrack

Lunar Silver Star Harmony Musical Selections

Video Game Music Remastered: Underrated Edition

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Mike Salbato

Mike Salbato

Mike has been with RPGFan nearly since its inception, and in that time has worn a surprising number of hats for someone who doesn't own a hatstand. Today he attempts to balance his Creative Director role with his Editor-in-Chief status. Despite the amount of coffee in his veins, he bleeds emerald green.

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