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Persona 2: Innocent Sin OST
Catalog Number: KICA-5042/3
Released On: August 6, 1999
Composed By: Toshiko Tasaki, Masaki Kurokawa, Kenichi Tsuchiya
Arranged By: Toshiko Tasaki, Masaki Kurokawa, Kenichi Tsuchiya
Published By: King Records
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 2 CDs
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Tracklist:

Disc One
01 - Opening
02 - Tension
03 - Seven Sisters High School A
04 - Riding a Vehicle
05 - Hero's Theme
06 - Time Castle
07 - Silverman Mansion
08 - Comical Line
09 - Boss Theme
10 - Philemon Theme
11 - Premonition
12 - Kurosu's Theme
13 - Eikichi's Theme
14 - Sumaru City
15 - Ramen Shiraishi
16 - Kazunoha Detective Office
17 - Satomi Tadashi - Hirsaka Shop
18 - Tominaga Chiropractic
19 - Big Trouble
20 - Seven Sisters High School B
21 - Ginko's Theme
22 - Maya's Theme
23 - Main Theme B
24 - Yukino's Theme
25 - Gatten Sushi
26 - Peace Diner
27 - Sumaru Gypsy
28 - Satomi Tadashi Pharmacy - Yumesaki Shop
29 - Zodiac
30 - Event Scene A
31 - Kasugayama High School
32 - Underground Shelter
33 - Tranquility
34 - Crazy Party
35 - Casino - Mu Continent
36 - Mu Continent
37 - Giga Macho
38 - Ryusei Yarou's Sound Max
39 - CD Shop - Giga Macho
40 - Aoba Park
41 - Concert Hall
42 - Ginko's Theme (Sad)
43 - Kamentou
44 - Time Count
45 - W. Slash
46 - Rosa Candida - Aoba Store
47 - Satomi Tadashi Pharmacy - Aoba Shop
48 - Etheria
49 - Smile Hirasaka
50 - Foolish Boss
51 - Hero's Entry
52 - Trish Fountain
53 - Reminiscence "Painful" Version
Total Time:
73'01"

Disc Two
01 - Main Theme A
02 - Battle Theme
03 - Velvet Room
04 - Gold
05 - In Laquetti
06 - Event Scene B
07 - Araya Shrine
08 - Iwado Mountain
09 - Festival Accompaniment
10 - Satomi Tadashi - Kunkadai Shop
11 - Jolly Roger
12 - London House
13 - Hiragi Psychotherapy
14 - Bikini Line
15 - Toa Defense
16 - Tony's Shop
17 - Lunar Palace Kounan
18 - Mt. Katatsumuri
19 - Holy Spear Knights
20 - Yukino's Theme (Sad)
21 - Caracol
22 - Shadow
23 - Persona-sama
24 - Maya's Theme (Sad)
25 - Joker's Theme
26 - Sumaru City Map - Xibalba
27 - Shrine of Leo
28 - Rosa Candida - Rengedai Store
29 - Kaori
30 - Satomi Tadashi Pharmacy - Rengedai Shop
31 - Honmaru Park
32 - Public Facility
33 - Shrine of Scorpio
34 - Reminiscence, "Beloved"
35 - Shrine of Taurus
36 - Le Clair-de-Lune
37 - Shrine of Aquarius
38 - Anima Mundi
39 - Milky Way
40 - Abandoned Factory
41 - Danger
42 - Xibalba
43 - Kashihara
44 - Final Boss Battle
45 - Death Scene
46 - Ending Movie
47 - Battle Contact
48 - Eikichi's Theme
49 - Last Battalion
50 - Joker
51 - Persona Ondo
Total Time:
70'26"

To date, Revelations: Persona and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment are the only two installments of Atlus' revered Shin Megami Tensei series to have reared their demonic heads on console systems outside of Japan. As many hardcore MegaTen fans are aware, however, Persona 2 was actually a game consisting of two parts, Innocent Sin and Eternal Punishment, the former of which never saw the light of day stateside due to content that would have been deemed controversial for the American audience. Kurokawa-san's work in each OST, however, is a remarkable achievement in gaming music that should not go unrecognized by all fans of RPGs alike.

The casual listener will immediately notice that the Persona 2: Innocent Sin OST contains a smoothly-flowing blend between a vast array of musical genres. The album carries a distinct techno/oriental tone, yet manages to synthesize tracks of jazz, rock, and fusion together into a consistent representation of Sumaru City's multi-cultural setting. This is a soundtrack that tends to invoke the precise emotions that its composers had aimed for; the battle themes are upbeat, vibrant tracks that engulf the listener in the intensity of combat, while songs like "Maya's Theme (Sad)" cannot help but convey the same grief and anguish experienced by the game's heroine. The Innocent Sin OST does not find itself left out of the current trend towards vocal tracks, either; "Joker" is an excellent vocal piece with a distinctive J-Pop flair, performed by Hiroko Konishi.

The Persona 2: Innocent Sin OST could be well-described as a "complete" soundtrack. Everything it does, it manages to do well, while keeping "filler tracks" to an absolute minimum. Almost every song has something special and unique to bring to the table, an uncommon surprise that is always well-received in an RPG's soundtrack. I wholeheartedly recommend it to all fans of high-caliber video game music. The Innocent Sin OST has a little something for everyone.

Reviewed by: Ryan Mattich



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