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James O Feb 25, 2011

ya, CD Japan never mentioned anything about a first print...   I don't think one was ever mentioned or announced..

Wanderer Feb 25, 2011

When I stop before the last three tracks, it's an enjoyable album. It's just a shame because it could have been a lot more.

Bernhardt Feb 25, 2011

Carl wrote:

Bern, if you think this sounds like a Doujin you are Waaaayyy out there in left field. (in which case we shouldn't be able to hear you from that distance).

My only point is, it just sounds kind of weak, I don't think the recording quality was quite there.

Jay Feb 25, 2011

I don't know. The iTunes version sounds pretty great...

Bernhardt Feb 25, 2011 (edited Feb 25, 2011)

Talking about the Xenogears original soundtrack...

About the chants in Xenogears, does anyone know what the chants were on specific pieces?

I can imagine that the chants on "City of Burning Sands" (D1, T11) and "Aveh ~ Ancient Dance" (D1, T17) were Arabic - guessing by their desert context -

and that the chorus in "Wounded, Advancing into the Light" (D1, T22) is supposed to be Catholic-styled,

but how's about the chants in

"Awakening" (D2, T16)
"One Who Bares Fangs at God" (D2, T17)
"Alpha and Omega" (D2, T18)

are those Arabic, Celtic, or another ethnicity?

Carl Feb 26, 2011

Bernhardt wrote:
Carl wrote:

Bern, if you think this sounds like a Doujin you are Waaaayyy out there in left field. (in which case we shouldn't be able to hear you from that distance).

My only point is, it just sounds kind of weak, I don't think the recording quality was quite there.

*Sigh* if this were a doujin, it would sound like THIS instead...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1F3DC-TrY7
Myth sure has better quality than that now doesn't it.

Cedille Feb 26, 2011

Bernhardt wrote:

"One Who Bares Fangs at God" (D2, T17)
"Alpha and Omega" (D2, T18)

They're called as Bulgarian voice.

Qui-Gon Joe Feb 26, 2011

LiquidAcid wrote:
Qui-Gon Joe wrote:

There IS a first print version AAAAAAAAAAAAAH I should've ordered it.  I'm hoping my friend over in Japan can get it for me.  >_<

Source?

http://yfrog.com/h758526018j

Linked from Mitsuda's Twitter.

Cedille Feb 26, 2011

If that's the case, it takes no longer to see a regular version, because this album is out of stock in many shops. I guess it's a matter of different packaging though.

Qui-Gon Joe Feb 26, 2011

I think the only difference is the black outer case.

LiquidAcid Feb 26, 2011

I was wondering, which version did OSV feature in their unpacking video then? The regular or this mysterious limited one?

Qui-Gon Joe Feb 27, 2011

LiquidAcid wrote:

I was wondering, which version did OSV feature in their unpacking video then? The regular or this mysterious limited one?

Looks like the limited one is what they opened.  The black sleeve is what makes it the limited version.  A friend DID manage to pick up a copy for me and says that it does indicate a first print on the obi.

James O Feb 27, 2011

ah so it's just that the first pressing editions will have a slipcover then?  I guess I'll find out when my CD Japan order ships with ltd ed Dissidia Duodecim soundtrack this upcoming week... eeee!  can't wait for that one. smile

James O Mar 4, 2011

Ah yes, it is just a slipcover on a great book style type packaging.

I have also impulsively put a pre-order on the vinyl album... =p  this is why i can't travel to Japan... hahah

Adam Corn Mar 26, 2011

Review posted.
I liked it.  Could have been more but if you'd like a pretty orchestral album this fits the bill.  Never became a huge fan of the OST but Creid was decent enough and I expect this one to stick even better.

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