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Ashley Winchester Feb 2, 2017 (edited Feb 2, 2017)

I recently bought a copy of the Bravely Default Original Soundtrack [Mini Album] off of eBay. I started a thread about this (http://soundtrackcentral.com/bravely-default-ost/tp8328) but I have a question about it. Did the Japanese SE contain the same album? The copy I got has more Japanese text on it than the pictures at VGMBD do:

http://vgmdb.net/album/42406

The back of the album I have has an additional yellow block of text w/Japanese text and a number. Unfortunately, the scans at VGMdb don't have a picture of the inside of the front insert; this would be really helpful because the text inside the one I have is in English and Japanese.

If I got the Japanese one that's perfectly fine. same music. I just want to know because if I do have the Japanese pressing I can add an entry for it at VGMdb and I kind of need to know this before I can add it to the database at discogs.

Does anyone have the Japanese SE of the game or know where I can find pictures of it?

Ashley Winchester Feb 2, 2017

Okay, scratch it being from the Japanese SE. From the pictures I found it looks like the Japanese SE has the full OST with it - the picture has two discs and the cover looks like the full OST release. Maybe the European SE then? It contains this mini album as well.

Ashley Winchester Feb 2, 2017 (edited Feb 2, 2017)

Ashley Winchester wrote:

The back of the album I have has an additional yellow block of text w/Japanese text and a number.

Okay, this just got weirder. I took the case apart to scan the back insert and this yellow block w/text isn't printed on the back insert; it's a sticker. Was the EU version numbered or did they sell the Mini album in Japan from a storefront?

Edit:

Also, I contacted the person I got this from, he didn't get it from a CE but from a mass of discs he bought. I don't think this would be a bootleg, who would bootleg a sampler. It looks official with all the right trademarks and stuff and the disc looks like it's officially pressed.

layzee Feb 2, 2017 (edited Feb 2, 2017)

The yellow sticker says:

Sample Disc/Company Loan Good
Please return after using.

This sample disc is a Not For Sale good and is provided for promotional purposes. Using it for other purposes (e.g. [something, something] to Third Parties) is [something, something]. 203529.

This disc apparently comes with the limited edition games in Europe and America but as you've noted, the limited edition version in Japan comes with the full soundtrack.

Also, I can't seem to find any information about this (mini) album on the Japanese Internet so perhaps it truly was a Not For Sale good and not even given out free as a first press bonus - only provided only to the press. It has no barcode either if that counts for anything. I guess the West decided to use this same disc as their bonus.

Ashley Winchester Feb 2, 2017

layzee wrote:

The yellow sticker says:

Sample Disc/Company Loan Good
Please return after using.

This sample disc is a Not For Sale good and is provided for promotional purposes. Using it for other purposes (e.g. [something, something] to Third Parties) is [something, something]. 203529.

This disc apparently comes with the limited edition games in Europe and America but as you've noted, the limited edition version in Japan comes with the full soundtrack.

Also, I can't seem to find any information about this (mini) album on the Japanese Internet so perhaps it truly was a Not For Sale good and not even given out free as a first press bonus - only provided only to the press. It has no barcode either if that counts for anything. I guess the West decided to use this same disc as their bonus.

Thank you! Very interesting. Perhaps it's like you say, it was given to the press in Japan but then it was just used as part of the CE in Europe and NA. Like I said beyond that sticker there is nothing fishy about the album at all, it was sealed and everything.

Additionally, I might as well bring this up (although I should probably make a separate thread for this) I got the mini album for Bravely Second with this as well. I don't believe it's unique in anyway like the Bravely Default one and it's sealed as well. If anyone is interested in the Bravely Second mini album I'll probably let go of it for nothing. (I checked out the songs on Youtube to see if I wanted to keep it and so I wouldn't have to open it.)

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