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Vagrant Story OST

[back cover]
Catalog Number: SSCX-10042 (reprint SQEX-10068/9)
Released On: March 8, 2000 (reprint March 24, 2006)
Composed By: Hitoshi Sakimoto
Arranged By: Hitoshi Sakimoto, Takeharu Ishimoto, Hirosato Noda
Published By: DigiCube (reprint Square Enix)
Recorded At: Orange Studio
Format: 2 CDs
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Tracklist:

Disc One
01 - Opening Movie
02 - VKP Headquarters ~ Inside Duke Bardorba's Manor
03 - Graylands Incident Climax
04 - Preface ~ Graylands Incident Investigation Report
05 - Closed Leá Monde
06 - Minotaur
07 - Remembrance
08 - Catacombs
09 - Dullahan
10 - A False Memory
11 - Sanctum
12 - Golem
13 - Rabbit Setting a Trap
14 - Abandoned Mines Level 1
15 - Knights of the Cross
16 - Wyvern
17 - Town Center of Leá Monde
18 - A Meeting
19 - Snowfly Forest
20 - Lizardman
21 - Another Riskbreaker
22 - Inside the City Walls
23 - Brainwashing
24 - Rosencrantz
25 - Undercity
26 - Game Over
Total Time:
73'18"

Disc Two
01 - Factory
02 - Tieger & Neesa
03 - Kali
04 - Joshua 2
05 - Nightmare
06 - Awakening
07 - Joshua
08 - Abandoned Mines Level 2
09 - Iron Crab
10 - Blood-Sin
11 - Rood Inverse Tattoo
12 - Reminiscence
13 - Limestone Quarry
14 - Dark Element
15 - The End of Rosencrantz ~ Kali
16 - Ogre
17 - Temple of Kiltia
18 - Great Cathedral
19 - Ifrit
20 - Fanfare
21 - Last Strength
22 - Great Cathedral Attic
23 - Banquet of Transmigration
24 - Truth
25 - Grotesque Creature
26 - Escape
27 - Epilogue
28 - Leá Monde at Dawn ~ The Story of the Wanderer, the Vagrant
29 - Staff Roll
Bonus Tracks
30 - Opening Movie "Fight Mix"
31 - Dungeon Robot Mix
Total Time:
73'55"

Anyone who knows anything about Sakimoto knows that he's good at what he does. Knowing this, everyone expected this soundtrack to be good well ahead of time. Were expectations met? Yes, yes, and...yes!

Sakimoto's style retains itself from Final Fantasy Tactics, except that since he had to write music for "dungeons" (which didn't really exist in FFT), there are a lot of soft (but intense) background tracks. This sort of thing kept some people from buying the soundtrack. To this, I say "don't make such foolish decisions! Buy it anyway, the other tracks make up for it!"...And this is true. In another comparison to FFT, FFT's soundtrack consisted of both Sakimoto and Iwata. I have nothing against Iwata, and I normally like soundtracks with multiple composers, but if you want hardcore Sakimoto, this CD is it. The driving techno tracks mixed with orchestrations and that cool harp he runs through all his good songs...mmm...so good...

I feel that I have to say no more about this soundtrack and leave the samples to do their job. Want this soundtrack? DigiCube's gone out of business, but the Square Enix reprint is now available. Get it before that, too, becomes obscure.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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