Game Music Concert The Best Selection
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Publisher: Warner Music Japan
Catalog #: WPCL-560
Release date: 1991-11-18
Region: Japan
Composed by: Koji Kondo, et al.
Arranged by: Kentarou Haneda, Koichi Sugiyama, Yoko Kanno, Nobuo Kurita, Toshiko Watanabe, Motorou Takenouchi, Hayato Matsuo, Reijirou Kogo, Katsuhisa Hattori
Format: CD
Discs: 1
Total length: 62:25

Game Music Concert The Best Selection


The first of a five-CD series, this album contains 16 orchestrated video game songs played live by the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra. Tracks 5 and 6 are the only Mario-related songs, but they are both excellent. The SMB "medley" is just that—a medley of songs from the classic Super Mario Bros. NES game. The track opens with the famous main theme, then "dives" into the waltzy water theme. After a short rendition of the underground tune, the orchestra returns to the SMB main theme before duly ending with the SMB "lost a life" ditty. Track 6 is a wonderful version of Super Mario World's main theme, the song that you'd recognize instantly if you've ever played SMW.

Track list

01)Wizardry I - "Opening Theme"Wizardry3:23
02)Wizardry II - "Adventurer's Inn"Wizardry II4:34
03)Dragon Quest IV - "Royal Palace Minuet"Dragon Quest IV2:55
04)Dragon Quest IV - "Opening the Sea Chart"Dragon Quest IV4:32
05)Super Mario Bros. - "Super Mario Bros." [MP3 sample]Super Mario Bros.3:50
06)Super Mario World - "Super Mario World" [MP3 sample]Super Mario World2:25
07)The Legend of Zelda - "Castle of Hyrule"The Legend of Zelda4:14
08)The Legend of Zelda - "Theme of The Legend of Zelda"The Legend of Zelda4:18
09)Populous - "Bit Plane ~It's a Process~"Populous3:13
10)Populous - "Ending Theme"Populous4:04
11)Romance of the Three Kingdoms - "Theme of Romance of the Three Kingdoms"Romance of the Three Kingdoms4:03
12)Romance of the Three Kingdoms II - "Main Theme"Romance of the Three Kingdoms4:07
13)Final Fantasy IV - "Red Wings"Final Fantasy II2:36
14)Final Fantasy IV - "Theme of Love"Final Fantasy IV3:48
15)Final Fantasy IV - "Ending Theme"Final Fantasy IV7:17
16)Dragon Quest III - "Into a New Legend..."Dragon Quest III3:11