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Pedrith Dec 22, 2008

Hi.  Just wanted to let you know that Yasunori Mitsuda's website has been updated and plays a piece from the Chrono Cross arranged album.

David

Herrkotowski Dec 22, 2008

OMG. I can't describe what I'm feeling right now. To know it's in production makes me feel so relieved. I swear it was like the Duke Nukem Forever of the VGM world.

I can't wait to hear more. Thank you once again!

jb Dec 22, 2008

Pedrith wrote:

Hi.  Just wanted to let you know that Yasunori Mitsuda's website has been updated and plays a piece from the Chrono Cross arranged album.

David

linky linky?

Google is hard?

http://www.procyon-studio.com/

James O Dec 22, 2008

Haha, sorry about that, I'm at work still and it's balls to the wall busy. =p

the_miker Dec 22, 2008

Yup, that definitely just made my day.  Nine years too late, but I'll take it!  It could be the wine talking (weee!) but did anyone else get semi-emotional when they heard that track play?

-Mike

Arcubalis Dec 22, 2008

Wow, perfect for the holidays, too.

Good to see he was serious about getting this thing done in 2009.  Tenth anniversary of Chrono Cross!

Thomas Dec 22, 2008 (edited Dec 23, 2008)

the_miker wrote:

Yup, that definitely just made my day.  Nine years too late, but I'll take it!  It could be the wine talking (weee!) but did anyone else get semi-emotional when they heard that track play?

-Mike

I'm listening to it right now at breakfast and yeah, it's definitely moving to finally hear some arranged CC sweetness...

oh and btw, the album is still planned for release smile doesn't say when though...

tri-Ace Super Fan Dec 22, 2008

So pretty. Thanks so much for the heads up. I thought this project would never get off the ground. Definitely a much appreciated Christmas present from Mitsuda. :)

Carl Dec 23, 2008

With his label being named "Sleigh Bells" afterall, it seems that the Christmas Spirit really gets him motivated  smile

Kirin Lemon Dec 23, 2008 (edited Dec 23, 2008)

Oh my god, it's beautiful.  I need this album, now.

Edit:  MP3, anyone?

longhairmike Dec 23, 2008

i still need to play chrono cross.. its one of the few albums i truly dig without ever having played up the game (+terraenigma & star ocean 2)

Arcubalis Dec 23, 2008

In all honesty, I think the original Chrono Cross material sounded excellent, and if the whole Chrono Cross Arrange album was to sound like this sample, I don't know how excited I'd be about it.  This works right now as a sample for Christmas time, but yeah.

I was hoping for something more progressive like the Brink of Time album.  It's a shame he shot down doing something similar.  Anyway, I'm not saying this sounds bad, it's just not drastically new or different.  I was hoping for the beginning of a new and excitingly different story.

Zorbfish Dec 23, 2008

I agree, this sample is lazy and boring to say the least. While I don't expect another Brink of Time if this is a sign of all he can conjure up then perhaps we're better off without an arrange album. hmm

Kirin Lemon Dec 23, 2008

allyourbaseare wrote:
Angela wrote:
Kirin Lemon wrote:

Edit:  MP3, anyone?

On it, sir!

I <3 you so much Angela smile

Ditto!  Thanks, Angela!

Tim JC Dec 24, 2008

Beautiful music. His string arrangements have such a nice flow and harmony to them, and the musicians perform it well. I look forward to a track listing and some livelier selections. Thinking about it, I would probably go crazy trying to choose only 10+ songs to put on this album.

Ramza Dec 24, 2008

Tim JC wrote:

Beautiful music. His string arrangements have such a nice flow and harmony to them, and the musicians perform it well. I look forward to a track listing and some livelier selections. Thinking about it, I would probably go crazy trying to choose only 10+ songs to put on this album.

If "people seized with life" doesn't make it, I will cry giant tears.

Arcubalis Dec 24, 2008

Ramza wrote:

If "people seized with life" doesn't make it, I will cry giant tears.

Heh, my favorite as well.  Let's hope it makes it.

Chris Dec 24, 2008 (edited Dec 24, 2008)

I'm disappointed too. I don't mind that Mitsuda went down a conventional route and I like the idea of a sedate string quartet interpretation.  But that has to be some of the most simplistic and derivative string quartet writing I've heard, even for game music. Hopefully the rest of the album will be more colourful.

Idolores Dec 24, 2008

Arcubalis wrote:
Ramza wrote:

If "people seized with life" doesn't make it, I will cry giant tears.

Heh, my favorite as well.  Let's hope it makes it.

Dreams of the Shore Bordering Another World for me. big_smile Really, any track arranged from Cross would be amazing.

Carl Dec 24, 2008 (edited Dec 24, 2008)

Considering it was attached to the "Merry Christmas" Flash snowfall picture, there is a possibility that is might just be an Xmas song ONLY, not a preview of the album....  unless any of the text says otherwise with more details.

Adam Corn Dec 24, 2008

Well even the English says it's from CC Arrange Album.  The Japanese just says that the album the song is from hasn't been released.  I think it's a pretty safe bet the song will be on the album.

It's funny how when CT Brink of Time came out, people were expecting an orchestral album and complained about how unconventional it was (for a VGM album at the time).  And now that CC Arrange Album is coming out many years later we might be seeing the opposite.  Kind of shows how people's tastes have changed since then.

Herrkotowski Dec 24, 2008

I like the sample. The original was pretty simplistic to begin with and I like the transition to the string ensemble. Of course, there will probably be a lot more color on the rest of the album, but for what was shown, I like it.

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