Eternal Sonata Special Disc

Eternal Sonata Special Disc Album Title:
Eternal Sonata Special Disc
Record Label:
Namco Bandai
Catalog No.:
N/A
Release Date:
June 14, 2007
Purchase:
Buy Used Copy

Overview

The Eternal Sonata Special Disc is a promotional CD released before the original score to commemorate the Japanese release of Eternal Sonata on the Xbox 360 (Eternal Sonata in other territories). It features a short preview of select tracks by Motoi Sakuraba and performances by Stanislav Bunin.

Body

Many of the tracks featured on this short promotional album are original compositions from Motoi Sakuraba. Unfortunately, they only offer a small taste of the full compositions and each cut off after a minute.

You’ll hear the opening theme “Pyroxene of the Heart” and the battle theme “Leap the Precipice”, as well as a few other themes, such as dungeon and town themes. Composed with classical instruments, they match quite nicely the dream world of Chopin, the protagonist in the game.

There are two Chopin pieces included as well, “La Chanson de l’Adieu” and “Revolutionary”. However, like the original compositions, they are shortened versions. To many it’s blasphemy to cut well-rounded pieces of music like this and the album probably would have been a better sampler if it featured a few full length themes instead of quite a few shortened ones.

Summary

For a promotional album, I guess this would be considered decent. Unfortunately, all of the tracks are just parts of the whole featured on the soundtrack. I wouldn’t really bother with obtaining this one because the meat of the tracks is missing and it would just be a waste to seek it out. The music is quite nice and fits the game quite well, but this is like a G-rated version of an R-rated movie.

Eternal Sonata Special Disc Don Kotowski

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1.5


Posted on August 1, 2012 by Don Kotowski. Last modified on August 1, 2012.


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Don Kotowski

Currently residing in New York, I spend my days working in antibody therapeutics and dedicate some of my spare time in the evening to the vast world of video game music, both reviewing soundtracks as well as maintaining relationships with composers overseas in Europe and in Japan.



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