I was at my friends house earlier today and he wants to get some DQ music.
He told me he couldn't find any DQ DLs on Amazon or iTunes, which I kind of found odd since a good chunk of Sqaure Enix's stuff has been uploaded these days. However, looking through at VGMdb I don't see any entries for digital releases, so I'm guessing I'm not missing the client that has them. I mean I've never seen SO's music up for DL, so maybe Enix doesn't do this?
Anyway, I'm guessing we'll have to go physical here, which is kind of ironic in this sense because while he can buy the albums, I kind of have to rip them for him since his CD-ROM (Blu Ray) drive is toasted.
I did help him figure out which version of DQVIII he wanted which was the sequenced Japanese version:
(thanks to whoever wrote that note at the bottom of that entry)
He told me didn't want the orchestral version in the US PS2 take and with a little searching and sampling on YouTube we figured this one out.
However, he wanted Dragon Quest 1 and 2 and the best I could find was a game rip. Do those score exist on CD-ROM? I didn't see anything other than symphonic suites but thought they may be part of a collection or something. Also, I think he wants the NES renditions, but weren't there also 16-bit versions as well? Those would work as well.
I knew the DQ library was confusing as hell, which I frankly admitted to him when we looked into it, but I said I ask some people with much more expertise about this section of music. I'm use to doing research when it comes to VGM but man, even I'm confused. If anyone could help and point me in the right direction my friend and I would greatly appreciate it.