Xenogears Arranged Album -Creid-
|Album Title:||Xenogears Arranged Album -Creid=|
|Record Label:||DigiCube (1st Edition); Square Enix (Reprint)|
|Catalog No.:||SSCX-10018; SQEX-10046|
|Release Date:||April 22, 1998; June 29, 2005|
|Purchase:||Buy at CDJapan|
Yasunori Mitsuda – Composer
This album is a collection of compositions I personally selected from the around 50 I wrote for the Playstation game Xenogears, my favorites, specially arranged and recorded.
Although I have made two such albums in the past, they were both thick with “experimental” elements, and ended up as underground music. While writing such a large quantity of music, though, I came to see the direction I was seeking for my work clearly, so this time, I felt I would make a very personal album, shaped by the “Creid” in my own heart. There is so much information wrapped up in the album’s title, which means “to believe” in Gaelic. It is a message for the people of a generation that have lost their own paths, and at the same time, it means that I have reconfirmed the path which I must follow.
Also, on a happier note, this album gave me the chance to meet with those whom I had previously worked with and enjoy making music together with them. I believe that this album turned out well only because they were here. To me, it felt like a festival working with them, and as I was so glad, I gave the members who participated the name “Millennial Fair”. I want to make music for everyone with this imaginary band from now on as well.
Translated by Ben Schweitzer. Edited by Ben Schweitzer and Chris Greening. Please do not republish without written permission.
Posted on February 23, 2011 by Ben Schweitzer. Last modified on March 9, 2014.