Ah. The GMR entry has been edited since the last time I checked, which was about two weeks ago, when it just mentioned three discs and the names of the games. (Yes, it was the first place I looked... after GUST and Salburg, of course)
I've got every major GUST soundtrack release to date, so I'm familiar with the composers and who has worked on what, but thanks for confirming those credits.
For the record, there was no Atelier Anise, so it had no composer. She was just added to the unified Marie, Elie, and Anise GBA (and GBC, apparently) game. And since it's a combined game, it has tracks from both Marie and Elie. (No, I don't know why GUST didn't just use Lilie. She was part of the Salburg arc, too...)
However, since there hasn't been a soundtrack release for this game before, and since the only Atelier game I've actually tried playing in Japanese is Viorate, I don't know who arranged it. The GBA version was released at the start of 2003, so it could have been handled by a member of the current team, or it could have been one (or both) of the Kobayashis from Judie, or it could have been someone entirely different.
A little bit of research into the GBA version's history seems to indicate that it was developed by Banpresto under license from GUST, so it's quite likely that it was arranged by someone else.
Regardless, I'll be placing my order for the premium box now.
As long as the MEA music sounds better than cellphone synth and has more variety than some of Banpresto's independently produced stuff, I probably won't regret the price difference.
raynebc, considering that NISA hasn't said anything about Nintendo systems, and that they still haven't confirmed Grand Fantasm, you probably shouldn't hold your breath.
I'm hoping that Atlus might consider it, since they're DS-friendly, and the series isn't entirely unfamiliar to its target audience in North America. Maybe if enough of us post in their forums...
(Note: NIS [not NISA] has commented on Wii, though they haven't actually said they're considering developing for it, just in case someone skimmed an article and got the two mixed up)