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Cogo Jul 27, 2015 (edited Jul 27, 2015)

Agreed! If Creid is any indication on what Millennial Fair are capable of, I can already now say that this will be a masterpiece. Fingers crossed.

Pedrith Aug 19, 2015

Would somebody be kind enough to translate the track list that's on cdjapan for me as I can't read japanese?  I'm still on the fence as money is an issue, but depending on the track list I might be able to make it work.

Thanks.

Zorbfish Aug 19, 2015

There's no tracklist on cdjapan, or anywhere, yet. If there was the vgmdb entry would have already been filled in

Pedrith Aug 20, 2015

Oh.  Sorry.  I thought the track list was in the description on cdjapan, but like I said I can't read japanese.  I hope they put one out soon.

jb Sep 22, 2015

Those samples pretty much sealed me not buying it.  Ugh.  /unpopularopinion.

Zane Sep 23, 2015

jb wrote:

Those samples pretty much sealed me not buying it.  Ugh.  /unpopularopinion.

Yup. Marbule was a nice throwback to CREID, but the rest were disappointing. Not worth the wait at all.

Zorbfish Sep 23, 2015

Sounds like a rebranded OCRemix album. Unless the remaining tracks wow me, I'll stick to BoT and Creid.

rein Sep 23, 2015

Well, at least we still have that Chrono Trigger doujin album from the Spectrum of Mana crew to look forward to.

Qui-Gon Joe Sep 23, 2015

Zane wrote:

Yup. Marbule was a nice throwback to CREID, but the rest were disappointing. Not worth the wait at all.

This sums up my feelings exactly.  I'm having a hard time comprehending how underwhelmed I am by everything outside of Marbule.

GoldfishX Sep 24, 2015

Maybe it's because Marbule was so well-covered on the OST, but this arrangement just feels like it's too straight-forward Celtic. Like an average track from the Suikoden Celtic collections. Not quite on the level of the more upbeat CREID tracks.

I am however digging the To Far Away Times arrange. This Sarah Alainn has a wonderful set of pipes, hopefully she gets more of a chance to use them. Hopefully the Radical Dreamers arrange gets more interesting. There's not enough of the Time's Scar arrange to make any type of judgement (anyone else get sort of a Kashmir vibe from the last 5 seconds or so?)

Pedrith Sep 24, 2015

I'm glad that I didn't preorder it.  Not liking the samples except Marbule.  Why do they have to add lyrics to songs that don't need them?  As for Radical Dreamers I'll stick with Kate Covington's cover of it thanks.  What's this chrono trigger doujin album you speak of?

Jay Sep 26, 2015

Well I might well be alone here but I love what I'm hearing. It isn't what I was hoping for or expecting and I was initially taken surprise by the fact that they all have lyrics but, actually, I really like it. Kind of takes me back to Pray, which is one Final Fantasy album that really grew on me.

The only one I don't like is Marbule. Probably because I live here in Ireland but the Celtic thing just has me groaning.

Rrolack Sep 26, 2015

I was also surprised that most of the samples had vocals.  I'm hoping the final album isn't that way, i.e. that the tracks they didn't sample are mostly non-vocal.

That said, I actually did like the sample tracks.  I'll definitely be buying this.

James O Sep 26, 2015

Count me interested i loved the samples. don't understand where the backlash/dissent is coming from but that's your opinion. *shrug*

Pellasos Sep 28, 2015

sounds alright to me on first listen (samples). i totally forgot this was announced a decade ago? i was a little surprised to see it resurface now. i'll be ordering unless impressions of the full version are devastating.

jayavictory Oct 5, 2015 (edited Oct 5, 2015)

My Vibes:
Lovely: Wind Scene, Schala's Theme, The Frozen Flame, Marbule -- Instrumentals were superbly arranged/Stellar vocals on Schala's theme reminiscent of Creid and the Chrono Cross album.

Okay-Good: To Far Away Times, Time's Scar, Radical Dreamers, The Bend of Time -- Vocalist's voice is well suited for the song but the English lyrics sound silly in English/some sluggish arrangements, albeit held together by the strong melody. (Need to hear more for a better impression..)

Bad: The English vocals on Corridor's of Time & Epilogue~To Good Friends, the voice and English lyrics are simply not well suited for the pieces thus taking me out of the experience sad..

Essentially: Nearly all of the instrumentals plus Schala's Theme are freaking fantastic big_smile. Can't wait for these, eager to hear more than the samples, disappointed in much of the English vocals.. hmm. (Why couldn't this just have been an instrumental album? Bah.)

Dragonfish Dog Oct 8, 2015 (edited Oct 8, 2015)

If this hadn't been produced by Mitsuda, I'd think it was someone trying to make a name for themselves by vocalizing on video game themes to get us interested in their own original music.

Not exactly fully a Chrono Cross Arrange, either, as quite a few tracks (if not half) are coming from Chrono Trigger.

Still, though, I'm actually liking the samples. Not what I was expecting, but I might actually well end up liking it.

"The Bend of Time" remix sounds like something from the first Grandia.

P.S. What is even the title of this album in English?

jayavictory wrote:

Bad: The English vocals on Corridor's of Time & Epilogue~To Good Friends, the voice and English lyrics are simply not well suited for the pieces thus taking me out of the experience sad..

Essentially: Nearly all of the instrumentals plus Schala's Theme are freaking fantastic big_smile. Can't wait for these, eager to hear more than the samples, disappointed in much of the English vocals.. hmm. (Why couldn't this just have been an instrumental album? Bah.)

If you know where to look, you can get free audio-editing software that'll allow you to take the vocals out of vocal songs.

Kirin Lemon Oct 18, 2015

Oh my GOD, I'm so in love with every last arrangement on this album, but I can't help but be disappointed that they added vocals to over half of the songs unnecessarily.  I'd kill for non-vocal versions of these tracks - straight-up murder.  I've waited for the promised Chrono Cross arrange album for, what, nearly ten years now, and it has to share billing with Trigger, only be ten tracks and 43 minutes in length, AND get these vocals added in for no reason?  That's just cruel, Mitsuda...

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