The Vocal From Ys

 

Review by · September 5, 2006

This single, along with Surround Theater Sorcerian and Falcom Plus Mix Version, was reprinted in the Falcom Millenium series under the name The Vocal from Ys +. However, the real REVIEW of the single is found here, so you’ve come to the right place.

This Maxi-Single is essentially two songs: Lilia, and In Adventure World. For one, we get Japanese and English; for the other, Japanese and Instrumental.

Though these songs aren’t particularly impressive, and the “Engrish” on track 3 is worth mocking, they do mark a milestone in VGM history. The songs themselves, and what they represent for Ys, and for Falcom, are all quite significant. Because they’re so significant, these songs can be found reprinted on a multitude of other Falcom albums, including the Vocal Collections.

Nowadays, owning this old thing is a point of pride of collectors. Otherwise, the “Vocal From Ys +” reprint would suffice. Personally, I don’t care too much for these songs, but again, they are meaningful to Falcom’s history.

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Patrick Gann

Patrick Gann

Therapist by day and gamer by night, Patrick has been offering semi-coherent ramblings about game music to RPGFan since its beginnings. From symphonic arrangements to rock bands to old-school synth OSTs, Patrick keeps the VGM pumping in his home, to the amusement and/or annoyance of his large family of humans and cats.