I always thought the music for Bloodlines sounded off. The versions of "Iron Blue Intention" and "Reincarnated Soul" on the soundtrack sounded nothing like their Dracula Battle counterparts. I thought I might have a faulty pressing of Dracula X somehow, so I downloaded both another copy and the Boxset version of Bloodlines. Same deal.
After playing the game, I confirmed that something was wrong...the ingame music sounds strikingly different and more defined than the CD versions. Far, far, far better. It appears the audio is split into the channels incorrectly on the recordings when playing the music in J River Media Jukebox. On the right channel, there is barely anything that appears in the midrange! Maybe they tried (and failed) to properly split a mono signal? I really can't explain it.
Has anyone else ever noticed this? I just thought Bloodlines was a lackluster score up until discovering this. Happily that isn't the case.