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the_miker Dec 23, 2007 (edited Dec 23, 2007)

"Golden Axe The Music" comes out on February 21st, 2008.  This three disc set includes the music to Golden Axe, Golden Axe II, Golden Axe III, Golden Axe The Duel, and Golden Axe The Revenge of Death Adder.  Looks like it's going to include both the Arcade and Genesis versions of the first game, and both the Arcade and Saturn versions of The Duel.  It also says there will be new arrangements exclusive to this release.

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http://segadirect.jp/Catalog/ProductDet … 1008-04598

It's gonna be one of those Sega Direct only releases but I'm assuming VGM World and/or Play-Asia will stock it as well.

P.S. Did I mention I f---ing love Sega?  Now all we need is a Sonic 1-3, Knuckles, and 3D Blast set!

-Mike

Zane Dec 24, 2007

JasonMalice wrote:

I was just talking about this series!

You're magic. Start talkin' about Sonic.

Angela Dec 24, 2007

Nice!  It's a long shot, but I wonder if they're going to include the "Sega Ages" music arrangements of Golden Axe, too?

Epsilon Dec 25, 2007

Angela wrote:

Nice!  It's a long shot, but I wonder if they're going to include the "Sega Ages" music arrangements of Golden Axe, too?

Yeah, that'd sure be nice. smile

Magical Penguin Dec 29, 2007

I played through the first and second Golden Axe a couple of times when I was younger, but I can't seem to remember any of the music at all. Seems like an odd choice for a soundtrack release, but at least it gives hope to other Sega games that never received a soundtrack. With that said, the news about the Phantasy Star game collection for the PS2 might finally give me a PSIV soundtrack.

Angela Dec 29, 2007

Magical Penguin wrote:

Seems like an odd choice for a soundtrack release, but at least it gives hope to other Sega games that never received a soundtrack.

I presumed the release was to coincide with the new game that's coming out next year, "Golden Axe: Beast Riders."

XISMZERO Dec 29, 2007

Release the damn Sonic/Genesis soundtracks already. It's disgraceful Sega has been avoiding it for this long.

allyourbaseare Dec 31, 2007

the_miker wrote:

Now all we need is a Sonic 1-3, Knuckles, and 3D Blast set!

XISMZERO wrote:

Release the damn Sonic/Genesis soundtracks already. It's disgraceful Sega has been avoiding it for this long.

Agreed wholeheartedly.  Thank goodness for the VGM project in the meantime!

yuzoboy Mar 12, 2008

I enjoyed the music from the first and second games. This soundtrack compilation CD should be brilliant!

Adam Corn Feb 10, 2009

Massive bump here but would anybody care to comment on this soundtrack now that it's been out for almost a year?  Everybody talked about wanting it but nobody ever talked about listening to it smile

I'm especially interested in hearing about any arranged material that may be on there.

Planning to order a couple of Sega soundtracks from the ebten online shop and though Panzer Dragoon Remastered is a given and Nights Perfect Album is likely, I might let Golden Axe sneak in there.

charmed699 Feb 10, 2009

This sounds like a worthy purchase Adam but maybe not many of us have it as it is so hard to get outside of Japan.Would save up to buy it if SEGA allowed international buyers on the online shop. smile

the_miker Feb 10, 2009

Herrkotowski wrote:

Hey charmed, you can always order it from VGM World.

http://www.vgmworld.com/catalog/index.p … m_num=1584

It's a bit pricier since it is a special order item, but that is an option for International buyers.

Amen, my brother!  VGM World rocks, hard.  The price might be high but she makes up for it in personal service, exclusive products, and unique YouTube vids. wink

Anyway yeah, Adam, as Carl said, this set is all about the original music.  If you enjoyed this series of games as a kid, you're gonna love this album.  The actual transfer from the old consoles to CD is pretty decent too (nothing like the atrocious first disc of LC-1453~4, heh).  For me, Golden Axe and Golden Axe II for the Genesis were a couple of my favorite games as a youngster.  I can't even count how many times I ran through the first game all the way through.  I'm still a pro at it, heh.  On a good day, I can finish it with only losing maybe one or two lives.  That's why I was suuuper excited when Sega announced this soundtrack!

-Mike

charmed699 Feb 10, 2009

Thanks guys as I thought she ran out of stock a while back.I will have to save up some money and check out what else is back in stock! smile

I never heard that much music when it comes to the Golden Axe series. I played a demo for Duel on my Saturn and and all of Golden Axe when it came out on xbox arcade.

This and the complete Phantasy Star albums are two that I want to add to my collection in the future.

Adam Corn Feb 10, 2009

Yes, I fondly remember the first Golden Axe game (both for arcade and Genesis), but I don't have any longstanding impressions of the music.  Really Streets of Rage and Sonic are the only Genesis game soundtracks I do specifically remember being impressed by way back then.  (Which is not to say there weren't others, just that I don't remember them.)

I just found it strange that their was no commentary on the soundtrack despite the considerable anticipation leading up to its release.  As a 16-bit OST, unless it's truly exceptional I will probably just stick with Panzer Dragoon and Nights, both of which I already know to be exceptional smile

Angela Feb 12, 2009 (edited Feb 13, 2009)

Since we're on topic, just thought I'd again share the Sega Ages version recording of "Wilderness."  It's still one of my most favorite arrangements of the classic piece:

Golden Axe - Wilderness:
http://www.mediafire.com/?21bm2ujmd0y

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