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My favorite and yours (if not, what's wrong with you??):

Yuzo Koshiro Best Collection vol. 1

This first entry in the "Best Collection" series from Five Records features, "Actraiser", "Misty Blue", "Actraiser -sound board II ver.-", and "The Story of Thor". You've heard "Actraiser" and "Misty Blue" before (here even, as we've released both albums). First time on CD is "The Story of Thor" ("Beyond Oasis" in North America) which has a mix of PC-9801 and Mega Drive sound sources.

P.S. - Also check the scans for some sweet-ass Buichi Terasawa jacket art.

posted by Godai on 13 June


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Yay! Thanks guys!

comment posted by leingod on 13 June

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comment posted by jeriaska on 13 June

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sound board II ver is like OMGWTF?!

comment posted by Sir VG on 13 June

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Wowzers! The Story of Thor! My youth is coming back...I feel it...

comment posted by guren no kishi on 13 June

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this update fails to mention two things, which I think are fairly relevant:

1) sound board II ver. of Actraiser was originally part of the Misty Blue disc. If you've released the Misty Blue disc, than these songs came with. Word.

2) "Story of Thor" in the US = "Beyond Oasis." Probably worth mentioning...

comment posted by Ramza on 13 June

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OMFG double post.

I forgot to say "thank you" and "good work" for getting this album up so quickly. So, yeah, I say both of those things.

And, due to the title of today's update, I'd like to give a shout out to MEAT SPIN! :P:P:P

comment posted by Ramza on 13 June

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i'd like to give a shout out to SATAN

comment posted by lavender on 13 June

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Thank you! While we're on the subject...i ripped Yuzo Koshiro's soundtrack for the obscure Saturn game Vatlva. I thought you could be interested, since i've never seen an encoding around the web, and the OST never got released.

comment posted by FMsaziri on 13 June

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OMG thanks a lot!!

comment posted by Julien on 13 June

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In case you didn't knew, SoundBoard II was one of PC-8801 soundcards. OPNA (Yamaha 2608) compatible (6 FM channels, 3 PSG channels, Rhythm section and ADPCM channel). So basically 2 OPNs (YM2203) and Atari ST soundchip (YM2149) stacked together.
This was (and still is, Etrian Odyssey was written for that I guess), the instrument of choice for Yuzo Koshiro.

comment posted by Knurek on 13 June

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Heh heh "Satan" became "The Evil One" or Tanzra in the US version. Damn politically correct Nintendo.

Actraiser is Koshiro's crowning work. So beyond its time. Led me into my intrigue for video game music when this game first came out in '91.

comment posted by XISMZERO on 13 June

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The sound board II Actraiser is interesting. Sounds sort of like Actraiser meets Castlevania. While I'm glad the funkier tracks didn't make it into the game as-is, maybe they would have been better with more of an orchestrated style.

comment posted by Metaly on 13 June

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Good ol' ActRaiser. I love how the beginning of the ending theme closely resembles the 20th century Fox logo song.

comment posted by LCC on 13 June

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Wonderful! More Koshiro to the people! This is amazing. Thank you gamemp3!

comment posted by Gameguardian on 13 June

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Wow. Lovers sounds A LOT like a certain final fantasy 1 song!!!!!

comment posted by HakuGaara on 14 June

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I noticed a weird noise at the beginning of track 59. Is that supposed to be there?

comment posted by Morphballer on 14 June

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Love Mr. Koshiro┬┤s work. Thank you!

comment posted by Aisling on 15 June

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