Ys Perfect Collection

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Tracks

79 minutes total

Disc 1 (38 minutes)

  1. Feena
  2. Fountain of Love
  3. The Syonin
  4. Tears of Sylph
  5. First Step Towards Wars
  6. Palace
  7. Holders of Power
  8. Palace of Destruction
  9. Beat of the Terror
  10. Tower of the Shadow of Death ~ The Last Moment of the Dark
  11. Final Battle
  12. Rest in Peace
  13. The Morning Grow
  14. See You Again

Disc 2 (41 minutes)

  1. Alone Battle (YsII Subterranean Canal)
  2. Feena
  3. Ruins of Moondoria
  4. Tears of Sylph
  5. Feena
  6. YsII So Much For Today
  7. Endless History (The Morning Grow)
  8. Palace of Destruction
  9. Tower of the Shadow of Death
  • Released Aug 5, 1990 by King (catalog no. KICA 1012~3, retail 3800 yen).
  • Disc 1 arranged by Ryo Yonemitsu. Disc 2 tracks 4-6 arranged and performed by Michio Fujisawa. Disc 2 tracks 8 & 9 arranged and performed by JDK Band.

Reviews

Half-perfect, at the least.

Reader review by Peter Weinstock

The original Ys Perfect Collection spans two CDs; in terms of musical styles and formats, the two discs are very different.

Disc 1 is the one most of us Ys nuts are really after. All 14 songs from Ys 1 are rearranged, but most importantly, all of these versions capture that intangible Falcom "sound", a certain spirited combination of shimmering guitars, crisp percussion and synths, and the occasional horn and flute thrown in. I was a bit disappointed to find that a few of the tracks were just repeated from the Music From Ys 1 CD, with some acoustic touches added to the mix. But rehashes aside, all the songs on this disc are terrific reworkings of the originals.

Disc 2 is more of a mixed bag. It starts with a really cheesy vocal track (I'm just not a big fan of vocals in game music, so as far as I know this might be quite good if you like this sort of thing). Track 2 has a "smooth jazz" feel, and then -BAM- track 3 is a hard rock fest. Following this are some new age selections, three good JDK Band tunes, and another vocal (featuring a beautiful, feminine voice- much better than the first).

The two discs are so different, it's a shame they weren't packaged separately. For me, disc 1 *is* the perfect selection of Ys 1, while disc 2 is more a novelty, albeit a listenable and entertaining one.

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