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Perfect Collection Ys I•II Super Arrange Version

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Catalog Number: NW10102470
Released On: September 13, 2001
Composed By: Sound Team JDK
Arranged By: Michio Fujisawa, Tomohiko Kishomoto
Published By: Falcom
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 2 CDs
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Tracklist:

Disc One: Ys
Vocal Version
01 - Alone Battle (from Ys II "Subterranean Canal")
Super Arrange Version
02 - Feena
03 - Ruins of Moondoria
New Age Version
04 - Baroque Intelligence (Tears of Sylph)
05 - I Hear Thirty Voices (Feena)
06 - Afternoon Teatime (So Much for Today)
Vocal Version
07 - Endless History (from Ys "The Morning Grow")
JDK Band Arrange Version
08 - Palace of Destruction
09 - Tower of the Shadow of Death
Total Time:
41'25"

Disc Two: Ys II
Vocal Version
01 - A Still Time
Super Arrange Version
02 - First Step Towards Wars
03 - Theme of Chester
New Age Version
04 - Acoustic Elegance (Palace)
05 - Standard Acoustics (Rest in Peace)
06 - East Coast Summer (Lilia)
Vocal Version
07 - Smile Again (See You Again)
JDK Band Arrange
08 - Moat of Burnedbless ~ Ruins of Moondoria
09 - Too Full With Love (Vocal)
Total Time:
40'48"

Welcome to the less popular half.

When Falcom ran their 4th "Millenium Series" reprints, they split up Perfect Collection Ys and Perfect Collection Ys II in a whole new way, so that completionists would have to re-own the albums in a whole new setting. The first discs from the two albums made it to the "Ryo Yonemitsu" reprint...the leftovers got dumped here. What are on the leftovers?

Well, you have cheesy 80s style vocal tracks, semi-cheesy "New Age" tracks, not-as-cheesy JDK Band rock tracks, and that's about it. It's not all bad though. Actually, I like a lot of these songs quite a bit, especially from the first disc. Ruins of Moondoria and Endless History are both absolute classics. You simply must get your hands on them.

Well, you may not. Even though this two disc set is a reprint, it quickly became quite unavailable, so you may never find it. I would personally recommend finding the older prints if you can, but if not, this album will do well, but only as a supplement to the far superior Yonemitsu collection.

Reviewed by: Patrick Gann



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