Seiken Densetsu 3 Original Sound Version

Artist Credits

Tracks

197 minutes total

Disc 1 (56 minutes)

  1. Not Awaken
  2. Where Angels Fear to Tread
  3. Ordinary People
  4. Whiz Kid
  5. Walls and Steels
  6. Axe Bring Storm
  7. Little Sweet Caf
  8. Witchmakers
  9. Another Winter
  10. Ancient Dolphin
  11. Hope Isolation Pray
  12. Raven
  13. Damn Damn Drum
  14. Innocent Sea
  15. Swivel
  16. Oh I'm a Flamelet
  17. Evening Star
  18. Don't Hunt the Fairy
  19. Fable

Disc 2 (65 minutes)

  1. Lefthanded Wolf
  2. Person's Die
  3. Harvest November
  4. Few Paths Forbidden
  5. Female Turbulence
  6. Intolerance
  7. Different Road
  8. Powell
  9. Political Pressure
  10. Nuclear Fusion
  11. Positive
  12. Meridian Child
  13. Closed Garden
  14. Splash Hop
  15. Innocent Water
  16. Delicate Affection
  17. Three of Darkside
  18. Last Audience
  19. Obsession
  20. Strange Medicine
  21. Frenzy

Disc 3 (76 minutes)

  1. Can You Fly Sister?
  2. Decision Bell
  3. Secret of Mana
  4. Faith Total Machine
  5. Weird Counterpoint
  6. Rolling Cradle
  7. Black Soup
  8. Hightension Wire
  9. And Other
  10. Electric Talk
  11. Religion Thunder
  12. Angel's Fear
  13. Sacrifice Part One
  14. Sacrifice Part Two
  15. Sacrifice Part Three
  16. Reincarnation
  17. Farewell Song
  18. Breezin
  19. Return to Forever
  20. Long Goodbye
  • Released Aug 25, 1995 by Squaresoft (catalog no. PSCN-5026~8, retail 3800 yen).

Reviews

Kikuta improves Seiken's soundtrack, rivaling Final Fantasy's.

Reader review by Mike Flood

Nobuo Uematsu has done it before with Final Fantasy's music, captivating audiences with its sense of adventure and heroics. Now Hiroki Kikuta returns to the Seiken series to produce a soundtrack rivaling the Final Fantasy series. Kikuta develops the sense of adventure and wonder to the game just as Uematsu, only with a lighter touch.

The first CD contains the title theme and character themes. This CD tends to be the least listened to by me. While the character themes are good, they tend not to be very outstanding. "Whiz Kid" and "Raven" are probably the best examples of the themes. Whiz Kid is upbeat and heroic, a soldier's theme through and through. Raven, the theme of the thief Hawkeye, is quick and filled with drums, conveying the thief's lifestyle. The title/introduction music, "Where Angel Fear to Tread", is wonderful! It starts out slow and flowing with a flute playing the sad melody, then livens up to play an arrangement of the Seiken Densetsu 2 Theme "Fear of Heavens" with a pushing beat. Beautiful!

The second CD improves on the first, making it more memorable, even though the first track, "Left-handed Wolf", is probably one of the worst songs on the CD with its low droning tone. "Meridian Child" is a great driving melody that is one of the best songs on the CD. Another is "Delicate Affection", a slow song that conveys, um, affection. But the high point for me is "Nuclear Fusion". I've always been partial to the boss themes and this is no different. With the loose snare and fast pace, it combines danger and excitement to produce a great song.

The third CD has the greatest collection of good songs. The CD contains the boss battles, final boss battles, and ending sequence. The boss battles "Hightension Wire" and "Secret of Mana" are well composed and exciting. "Hightension Wire" has a great guitar background and jazzy sound to it. "Secret of Mana" contains an instrument that many people tend to dislike, kind of a flute-guitar, but I feel that it doesn't detract from the song itself, and is more of a horn with guitar qualities. The final boss themes "Sacrifice" parts one, two, and three are a *superb* collection. "Sacrifice One" starts as an evil introduction, with breaking glass and other sound effects. "Sacrifice Two" is filled with heavy drums and an evil tone, and a hint of Dark Lich's theme from Seiken 2. "Sacrifice Three" pulls it all together and takes it away, ending with the slow sad ending themes.

Together these songs create a world of their own, even without playing the game! The music has an upbeat feel, full of energy and playfulness, but still with the twinge of danger where needed. While there are a few annoying or short tracks ("Not Awaken", "And Other", "Lefthanded Wolf"), the good songs fully recover for them. All in all an excellent soundtrack that comes with a high recommendation.

Some incredible songs, but many are too bouncy for their own good.

Reader review by Jason Strohmaier

This is a relatively impressive CD set. Most of the third CD is great, and the good songs come in clumps. Disk 2 has two of the most notable songs in the set ("Meridian Child" and "Delicate Affection"), and the version of "Angel's Fear" in this collection is great. The first disk isn't as impressive, but the second song of Disk 1, "Where Angel Fear to Tread", is a great song, with a good string and flute set that gives some feel of suspense to the opening moments of the song. That transfers into a jumpy adaptation of the Angel's Fear song on the SD2 OSV. There is a down side though in that a large amount of the songs are too bouncy for their own good, and some contain a very bizarre musical instrument that sounds like a mix of an electric guitar and a flute. Flute?! You heard me... I have heard one person online refer to it as a psuedo-electric guitar. I'd say that's a relatively good description of it. Anyway, there are only a few of those songs, and if you can see through the instrument and listen more to the style in which the songs are being presented, you should be fine. Again, this is a rather good CD set, but there are better ones around.

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