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Ys IV ~The Dawn of Ys~ Perfect Collection Vol. 3



48 minutes total
  1. Theme Of Adoru 1993
  2. House
  3. Temptation Of The Douka Master
  4. Illusion
  5. Sadness
  6. Refans
  7. Ancient City Taidou
  8. Ancient City Fujou
  9. Bronze District
  10. Poem Of The Blue Moon
  11. Sanctuary Of The Sun
  12. Aremu
  13. The Heat Inside The Fire
  14. Final Battle
  15. A New Beginning
  16. Fantasy Horizon
  17. Bonus Track Ys IV ~ Super Mega Mix Version #3
  • Released Jun 22, 1994 by King (catalog no. KICA-1144, retail 3000 yen).
  • Detailed release notes and credits at VGMdb.


A game music collection without this CD isn't a collection at all.

Reader review by Adam Page

Ys IV Perfect Collection Vol. 3 is the best Ys CD I own, no question. The brilliant composition of the JDK Band and the rocking arrangement of Ryo Yonemitsu are, once again, a knockout combination. The question "What is the 'Falcom sound'?" can be answered simply by playing "Theme Of Adoru 1993". This is the good stuff, guys - Japanese power rock in its purest form. Unbridled percussion, synth that goes to 11, and killer harmonies.

I have listened to, studied, and, ultimately, worshipped this disc so many times that I could write a small novel outlining every musical detail of every track - all in an effort to get you to stop reading this review and to go order it immediately. But I think I'll save my breath and try to convince you that the last track alone is reason enough. Never before have I heard a medley as... well, as perfect as "Ys IV Mega Mix Version #3". This track *is* what makes this collection "Perfect". Somehow managing to fuse some of the most unlikely musical genres, Yonemitsu offers a five and a half minute Falcom-fest that deserves your strict attention from beginning to end. Thrash, hip-hop, dance, classical string quartet, slow groove... each musical style gets its own moment to shine and, man, it's blinding every time.

If milk and bread belong in your kitchen, then Ys IV Perfect Collection Vol. 3 belongs in your game music collection. I kid you not, this CD is a *staple*. Seek it out.

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