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Thread: Favorite Soundtrack
05-30-2009, 09:03 AM #31
Howard Shore did an amazing job on the LoTR soundtrack. And he won like a bazillion awards for as well. I have the regular soundtrack to the first two movies. Although I would like to get the extended full score set. (12 disc set that includes the complete score to all three extended version of the movie......but it's like $200)If you have any problems, questions, suggestions, or just wanna chat, drop me a PM!
10-13-2009, 11:47 PM #32
Well, i mainly have favorite Videogame soundtracks... call me ignorant or whatever, but to me most of the music of movies seems kinda clichéd...
then again, I have so many favorite videogame OSTs I couldn't possibly decide on which I like the most xD however, I have observed I casually listen to songs from Final Fantasy 10 mostly than any other soundtrack, although i absolutely love other FF sountracks such as 6 and 7, and from other games like Golden Sun, Baten Kaitos, Unlimited SaGa, Sigma Harmonics; though I never played this one and i doubt many here have, 'cuz it wasn't released on this side of the world, but i absolutely recommend the album, Masashi goodness!
Oh! I just remembered Super Mario Galaxy has an incredible OST too, it's not Square stuff but its still gold to me
Last edited by Koori-kun; 10-13-2009 at 11:49 PM.I've finally discovered a miracle where the gods lost to a couple
10-14-2009, 07:03 PM #33
If anyone has not listened to it, pick up a copy of "The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker OST" It is amazing!If you have any problems, questions, suggestions, or just wanna chat, drop me a PM!
10-15-2009, 10:57 AM #34
If you like the Wind Waker soundtrack, then I HIGHLY recommend you to listen to the live performance of Dragon Roost Island by Yoshihiro Arita and his band at the Mario & Zelda Big Band Live concert. Just look up "Dragon Roost Island live" in youtube~I've finally discovered a miracle where the gods lost to a couple
10-15-2009, 02:07 PM #35
I removed you double post for ya
I agree that Dragon Roost Island is one of the best tracks. I'm also quite fond of the Ending Theme, Farewell King Hyrule, Windfall Island, and Outset Island. I thought that Kondo's use of ethnical music representation of each island was very unique. Dragon Roost has a very Latin sound, while Forest Haven has more Middle Eastern and Asian influence. Windfall is very Western Europeon in sound. The Main Theme as well as some of the Sage Themes are very Celtic in style with bagpipes, lyre and troubadour harps, and tin whistles. The Potion Shop is very middle eastern (love the use of the Sitars). There were plenty of other styles represented in the game, such as the military drum cadences of the pirate fortress, and the ancient european and baroque style elements used in the tower of the gods.
The Wind Waker has one of the best Zelda soundtracks, in my opinion. While it is, of course, heavily influence from the score to Ocarina of Time (Outset Island using the same thematic element as Kokiri Forest, for example) the score is unique enough to create an entirly new flavor to the Zelda world. Another of my favorite Zelda scores is Majora's Mask. It is COMPLETELY different from anything else. It borrows a few tracks straight out of OoT, such as the shop and house themes, but the rest of the score is completely unique. Notable tracks include: Stone Tower Temple, Clocktown, Deku Palace, The Astral Observatory, The Indigo-Gos, Majora's Wrath, Music Box, Oath to Order, and The Ending Theme. If you can find it somewhere, I would suggest picking up the soundtrack. (It's a two disc set)If you have any problems, questions, suggestions, or just wanna chat, drop me a PM!
10-15-2009, 03:07 PM #36
Ahhh yes, Astral Observatory is among my favorites. And Song of Healing is probably the most emotional song ever in the Zelda series, at least from my point of view...
Also, has anyone heard Tarm Ruins from Oracle of Seasons? I really thought I wouldn't find such a special song in a "filler" (as I call it xD) Zelda game, specially when the composer is not anyone we've heard of (I think a certain "Pure Sound Inc." composed the music for Seasons), but yeah, i really, REALLY like that song... the mystery of the notes and that magical echo effect mix soooooo well...
oh and did you check out the live performance of Dragon Roost Island? I can easily say it's my favorite videogame song arrangement ever xD
PD.: Sorry about the double post, but the forums were trippin' a few hours ago >.<
Last edited by Koori-kun; 10-15-2009 at 03:10 PM.I've finally discovered a miracle where the gods lost to a couple
10-15-2009, 07:02 PM #37
I figured the double post had to do with the site. We've been having a bit of a bug in the system lately. Tim's working on it.
Yes, I've listened to the Big Band Live version. It's pretty awsome. I've been meaning to pick up a copy of that album, but I haven't gotten around to it. If you like that type of music check out the "White Melodies of Final Fantasy Tactics Advance" album. It's pretty awsome. It's what some people might call "parlor" music, but it's really good. It's along the same lines as the Big Band album.
As for other "Arranged Albums", if you haven't heard any, check out "The Black Mages". They are REALLY awsome. (Matoya's Cave, Dancing Mad, Vamo 'alla Flamenco, Those Who Fight Further, and One Winged Angel:Advent are the definate standouts) The Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon album is also pretty awsome.
BTW: I haven't heard the piece from Oracle. I'll have to check that out. The oracle games are missing from my Zelda collection. (I have all the Zelda games except those two, and minish cap.)If you have any problems, questions, suggestions, or just wanna chat, drop me a PM!
10-16-2009, 12:28 AM #38
yeah, the song is all gameboy-ish, but even with that quality it sounds aweeesoooome. I've listened to all of those you've mentioned, and as good as White Melodies is, its not really among my favorites... but that doesn't make it bad, it just doesn't hook me like other stuff hehehe
Celtic Moon is perhaps the most original and unexpected arrange album, Toroian Beauty really IS a beauty. And the Black Mages, when I first listened to them, they were pretty much everything to me, but lately my attention's been drawn more to orchestral arrangements, or the original songs...
Oh! you know what other FF Arrangement album is great? Song Book Mahoroba. I think the names of the original songs aren't on the song titles, so I dare you to recognize where all the songs came from xD "Walk, after the rain" and "Maybe, Goodbye" are my 2 favorite from that album.
Also, have you heard "Pray" and "Love will Grow"? The FF arrangements on those albums have their own vocals, too... Harukanaru Kokyou, from the album Love Will Grow, is my favorite "Home Sweet Home/Faraway Hometown" arrangement, out of all the official and fan-made arrangements of the song out there :3 And a little curiosity about Harukanaru Kokyou: The lyrics are in fact reverse japanese O_oI've finally discovered a miracle where the gods lost to a couple
10-16-2009, 04:35 PM #39
I enjoy the "Gameboy Sound". In fact, some of my favorite VG soundtracks come from the GB and GBC!
I have not listened to any of the Mahoroba or Pray albums. Knowing me, I'll probably buy them eventually ^_^
I have recently been hooked on the "Distant Worlds" album. It has my favorite version of "Love Will Grow". It's played Piano Concerto style.
I'm a fan of what some people call "Parlor" or "Elevator" music. Things such as The White Melodies. The Animal Crossing soundtracks generally fall into this catagory as well. Kazumi Totaka did a brilliant job with them. Tracks such as "The Roost", "Town Hall", and the "Animal Crossing: Main Theme" are among my favorites.
My personal favorite VG Soundtrack, however, is the "Eternal Sonata: Full Score" by Motoi Sakuraba. It is absolutely breathtaking!If you have any problems, questions, suggestions, or just wanna chat, drop me a PM!
10-19-2009, 07:17 PM #40
as far as games go:
Final Fantasy VIII/IX
Katamari Damacy/We Love Katamari
Super Smash Bros Melee/Brawl
along a different vein, SSX3, I thought, had a superb soundtrack, especially for being made up of other artists' songs, with the way they worked it into the game.
Star Wars Episodes V/I
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
I think the 1990s Steven Spielberg cartoons (Animaniacs, Tiny Toon Adventures, etc.) were scored beautifully. the background scoring pretty much made the episodes.Latest arrangement: The Veldt (Final Fantasy VI)