Nights Original Soundtrack

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Tracks

57 minutes total
  1. NiGHTS
  2. Gate of Your Dream
  3. Paternal Horn
  4. The Dragon Gave A Loud Scream
  5. Take The Snow Train
  6. The Mantle
  7. Message from Nightopia
  8. Gloom of the N.H.C.
  9. E-LE-KI Sparkle
  10. The Amazing Water
  11. Deep It Lies
  12. Dreams Dreams ~ In Silent Memory~
  13. Suburban Museum
  14. She Had Long Ears
  15. Under Construction
  16. Nights and Reala
  17. Growing Wings
  18. Nights and Reala ~ Theme of a Tragedic Revenge ~
  19. D' Force Master
  20. After The Dream
  21. Know Thyself!
  22. Sowing Seeds
  23. DREAMS DREAMS
  24. Fragmented Nights
  • Released Oct 7, 1996 by Polygram (catalog no. POCX-1038, retail 2800 yen).

Reviews

Upbeat pop, techno, rhythm and bass for the optimist in you.

Reader review by James Wong

Upon first listen, NiGHTS Original Soundtrack is acceptably overwhelming. The opening track ("NiGHTS") features a strong orchestral ensemble that nearly resembles a well-scored Disney adventure. Composer Tomoko Sasaki offers an impressive effort on this first track. What is even more pleasant is that the track isn't in the game - it's a treat just for the soundtrack owner.

All of the stage music from the game is here in the soundtrack. "Take the Snow Train", "Gloom of the N.H.C" and one of my personal favorites, "Suburban Museum" (also known as the "Soft Museum" stage), are featured in their exact digital splendor. The moods they set are perfect for bright and optimistic listening. In addition, the more eerie boss segment music from the game is also included. It's great hearing the successful mixture of fast saxophone and pop/techno rhythms in these boss tracks.

"After the Dream" is one of many musical intermissions that play during the game's "high score" screens. Separate the music from the actual events in gameplay and what remains are some really excellent instrumental journeys.

Some game fans may wonder which version of the end song ("Dreams, Dreams") is featured - the rendition with child vocalists or the one with adults. I would have preferred the former (it was just more fitting with the game), but the soundtrack showcases "Dreams, Dreams" in adult contemporary fashion, with the children's version nowhere to be found.

Sure, the NiGHTS soundtrack may sound a bit too bright or happy for some. But it has become one of my favorite game soundtracks of all time for its variety in instrumentation and its fusion of techno and pop music. The music fan who enjoys energetic, upbeat music will have no regrets with this disc.

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