Chrono Trigger Original Sound Version

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149 minutes total

Disc 1 (46 minutes)

  1. A Premonition
  2. Chrono Trigger (Chrono's Theme)
  3. Morning Sunlight
  4. Peaceful Days
  5. Memories of Green
  6. Guardia Millenial Fair
  7. Gonzalez's Song (Gato's Song)
  8. A Strange Happening
  9. Wind Scene
  10. Goodnight (inn music)
  11. Secret of the Forest
  12. Battle 1
  13. Guardia Castle ~Courage and Pride~
  14. Huh?!
  15. Manoria Cathedral
  16. A Prayer to the Road That Leads...
  17. Silent Light (Uematsu)
  18. Boss Battle 1 (Matsueda, Uematsu)
  19. Kaeru's (Frog's) Theme
  20. Fanfare 1 (Lucca's Theme)
  21. The Trial
  22. The Hidden Truth
  23. A Shot of Crisis

Disc 2 (50 minutes)

  1. Ruined World
  2. Mystery of the Past (Uematsu)
  3. Dome-16's Ruin
  4. People Who Threw Away the Will to Live (Uematsu)
  5. Lavos' Theme
  6. The Day the World Revived
  7. Robo Gang Johnny
  8. Bike Chase (Uematsu)
  9. Robo's Theme
  10. Remains of Factory
  11. Battle 2 (unreleased track)
  12. Fanfare 2
  13. The Brink of Time
  14. Delightful Spekkio
  15. Fanfare 3
  16. Underground Sewer (Uematsu)
  17. Boss Battle 2
  18. Primitive Mountain (Uematsu)
  19. Ayla's Theme
  20. Rhythm of Wind, Sky, and Earth
  21. Burn! Bobonga! (Uematsu)
  22. Magus' Castle
  23. Confusing Melody
  24. Battle With Magus

Disc 3 (53 minutes)

  1. Singing Mountain (unreleased track)
  2. Tyran Castle (Uematsu)
  3. At the Bottom of Night
  4. Corridors of Time
  5. Zeal Palace
  6. Sara's (Schala's) Theme
  7. Sealed Door (Uematsu)
  8. Undersea Palace
  9. Chrono and Marle ~Far Off Promise~
  10. Silvard (Epoch) ~Wings That Cross Time~
  11. Black Dream (aka Black Omen)
  12. Determination
  13. World Revolution
  14. Last Battle
  15. First Festival of Stars
  16. Epilogue - To Good Friends
  17. To Far Away Times
  • Released Mar 25, 1995 by Squaresoft (catalog no. PSCN-5021~3, retail 3800 yen).
  • All tracks composed by Yasunori Mitsuda except where marked otherwise.

Reviews

Simply the best, better than all the rest!

Reader review by John Thompson

Chrono Trigger OSV is three hours of the best videogame music ever. All the music is filled with emotion. I cannot listen to "To Far Away Times" or "To Good Friends" without crying. They are sad yet filled with love and are by far the best songs on the soundtrack. They will surely mix with your emotions.

The character themes are the best I have ever heard. They are all so different from each other. You can tell Mitsuda spent a lot of time conjuring up these works of art.

The unreleased tracks are amazing. "Singing Mountain" starts out as a time warp sound (which is annoying), but then the wind begins to blow and the music starts to play, and it is excellent. Another song that will make you cry. "Battle 2" is a jazzy song that doesn't waste time. It just hops ya right into the song from the get go. I just love the bass on this one.

When playing the game, I never realized how beautiful some of the songs are. "Peaceful Days" and "Wild Scene" are two of the world map songs, to 1000 AD and 600 AD. Traveling from town to town I barely noticed them but on the OSV I do notice them and they are *great*. "Guardia Caslte" is a song that I noticed but didn't think too fondly of. Now, I have to say it is amazing. The instruments aren't spactacular but the way it is arranged leads to a great song.

Some of the songs I wish were a little longer ("Robo's Theme" comes to mind), but most are around three minutes. Which is great compared to some OSVs. They play through two to three times each, except for the ending songs.

Out of the 64 tracks, I like 63 of them - "Tyrano Castle" is a little too annoying for me. Disc 3 is by far the best despite the "bad song", maybe the best disc ever of any type of music. Disc 2 is good too but the mini-music can get a little annoying. Disc 1 is good as well, but doesn't have the memorable songs from the game that disc 3 does.

This OSV is the best ever. Although I haven't heard them all, I find it impossible to imagine a better OSV than this one. Pick it up at any cost.

Yasunori's first masterpiece, which will never be forgotten!

Reader review by Jockolantern

Yasunori Mitsuda stepped in from nowhere with Chrono Trigger OSV and showed the game soundtrack world what he could accomplish in game music. And with a little help from Nobuo Uematsu, this soundtrack is a wonderfully composed work with plenty of variety.

Uematsu's pieces on this soundtrack don't nearly compare to the depth and grandeur of his Final Fantasy work, but a couple are very well done ("Silent Light" and "People Who Threw Away the Will to Live" come to mind). Yasunori's work is awesome however! From the unforgettable theme of the game, you'll be swept away in a sea of changing musical moods and themes. The battle themes are excellent, some of the best ever composed.

When I listen to "Singing Mountain", one of the unreleased tracks, I wonder why it wasn't put in the game! This is a beautiful song that makes me want to laugh and cry at the same time! It's this kind of composing that makes Mitsuda stand out! "To Far Away Times" is another song that is both happy and sad. "The Brink of Time" is a beautiful song that has nicely done harp and piano synths, and "Secret of the Forest" is a wonderful song with excellent instrumentation.

What you get in this soundtrack is a wonderful blend of happy, sad, and bouncy melodies. No soundtrack collection should be deprived of this exquisite OSV.

Another fantastic RPG soundtrack from Square.

Reader review by Paul Hoyak

Chrono Trigger - OSV is a three CD soundtrack right from the video game. The music is extremely good, much in the style of Final Fantasy VI. However, there are certainly a few differences. Chrono Trigger is of much lighter tone than the many deep, gloomy pieces in FF6 - it has far less bass and isn't as low. Don't let this fool you, however. There are many songs in CT that are impressive, for example the "Battle With Magus" (one of the best songs on the CD - and any CD for that matter) is fast and exciting, but still has sinister undertones. As well, "Black Omen" is a very dark, foreboding tune.

The two bonus tracks are definitely a nice touch. "Battle 2" is a much jazzier song than the other battles, but still conveys the anticipation and danger that is inherent in a battle. "Singing Mountain" is a light, slow, fairly depressing tune. Most of the songs are all around 3 minutes each, but do not seem repetitive at all. Another nice touch, though, is what I call "mini-music": a couple of the tracks on the CD include the quick (couple seconds) ditties of music that were used in the game to convey emotion. For example, the tune "Huh?!" is mini-music, when the characters are surprised. There are only about 4 or 5 of these, so don't be scared. All in all, this CD is an excellent addition to any game music fan's collection. Yasunori Mitsuda is definitely a name to look for in the future.

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