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Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 1

Catalog Number GS-003
Release Date May 01, 2017
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 15.00 USD
Media Format CD
Classification Original Soundtrack
Published by Brave Wave / /
Composed by Keiji Yamagishi / , Ryuichi Nitta / , Mikio Saito /
Arranged by

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 The Moonlight Duel 0:22
02 Determination: Father's Message 0:49
03 The Dragon Ninja 1:28
04 Mysterious Woman 0:27
05 Bravery: On the Clutches 1:30
06 Reminiscence 1:23
07 A Sudden Development 0:06
08 Like a Howling Gale 0:33
09 In Hiding: Pursuing the Nightmare 1:36
10 Eyecatch 0:05
11 The CIA 1:32
12 The Sanctuary of Shadows 0:23
13 The Amazing Ryu 1:37
14 Crisis 0:49
15 Surprise Attack: The Wicked God's Secret Maneuvers 1:17
16 Malth the Crimson Terror 0:49
17 The Truth Concealed 0:58
18 Melancholy Destiny 0:49
19 Requiem 0:46
20 The Truth Concealed (Reprise) 0:15
21 The Menace of Jaquio 0:57
22 Showdown: At the Portal of Death (Battlefield) 1:21
23 The Demon's Incantation 0:55
24 In A Pinch: The Ordeal of Battle 1:09
25 At The End of the Battle 1:10
26 Irene: Overture of Dawn (Prelude) 0:56
27 Credits 0:06
28 Game Over 0:04
29 Cinema Display Sound Attack 1 1:46
30 Cinema Display Sound Attack 2 0:07
31 Sound Effects 1:41
32 Insert Coin (AC) 0:07
33 Game Start (AC) 0:10
34 LA Stage (AC) 3:09
35 LA Stage / Grand Canyon Stage Boss (AC) 3:08
36 Round Clear 1 (AC) 0:09
37 NY Stage (AC) 2:26
38 NY Stage / Transcontinental Railroad Stage Boss (AC) 1:51
39 Round Clear 2 (AC) 0:09
40 Las Vegas Stage (AC) 3:09
41 Las Vegas Stage Boss (AC) 2:16
42 Round Clear 3 (AC) 0:10
43 Grand Canyon Stage (Japan) [AC] 3:13
44 Grand Canyon Stage (USA) [AC] 2:07
45 Round Clear 4 (AC) 0:11
46 Transcontinental Railroad Stage (AC) 2:50
47 Round Clear 5 (AC) 0:11
48 Final Stage (AC) 3:01
49 Final Stage Boss (AC) 3:38
50 Time's Up (AC) 0:09
51 Game Over (AC) 0:07
52 Credits (AC) 1:50
53 High Score Screen (AC) 1:24
54 Round Clear 1 (USA) [AC] 0:08
55 Round Clear 2 (USA) [AC] 0:07
56 Round Clear 3 (USA) [AC] 0:07
57 Round Clear 4 (USA) [AC] 0:08
58 Round Clear 5 (USA) [AC] 0:07
59 Game Over (USA) [AC] 0:05
Disc length 63:53

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Platforms represented
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Digital version released April 13, 2017 for 12.00 USD


"Ninja Gaiden, of the most iconic and beloved 2D action game series ever created, was first released in the arcades in 1988, while making its console debut on the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) later in the same year. At the time of the console release, Ninja Gaiden was renowned not only for its deep storytelling beautifully visualized by TECMO’s unique “cinema scenes,” but also through its legendary chiptune soundtrack, whose unique rock-’n’-roll sound and drum beat instantly became a formative musical experience for players who were only just getting into video games.

Ninja Gaiden: The Definitive Soundtrack is divided into volumes. The first, Ninja Gaiden Vol. 1, features the music of both the NES title and the Arcade game, both titled Ninja Gaiden. These legendary soundtracks have been digitally restored under the supervision of Keiji Yamagishi, one of the original series composers. The booklet includes a comprehensive roundtable discussion among several members of the original development team, including the director, producers, artist and composers; an essay by game historian Ray Barnholt; and original archival artworks."

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NINJA GAIDEN SERIES MUSIC COMPOSITION AND ARRANGEMENT
NINJA GAIDEN ORIGINAL STAFF (TECMO LTD.)
Keiji Yamagishi (Ninja Gaiden)
Mikio Saito (Ninja Gaiden Arcade Version)
Ryuichi Nitta (Ninja Gaiden))

NINJA GAIDEN SERIES DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
NINJA GAIDEN NES VERSION ORIGINAL STAFF
Hideo Yoshizawa (Producer and Director)
Masato Kato (Graphic Design, Art Director, Game Stage Director)
Takashi Yamashita (Cinema Display Programmer)

ALBUM PLANNING/DESIGN/COMPOSITION/EDITING
BRAVE WAVE PRODUCTIONS
Keiji Yamagishi (Executive Producer)
Mohammed Taher (Creative Director)
Lauren Guardia-Lucas (Assistant Director, Editor)
Marco Guardia (Recording Engineer for NESMarco Guardia (NES: Recording, Restoration, Mastering; Arcade: Mixing, Restoration)
Haruhisa "hally" Tanaka (Recording Engineer for Arcade)
Dan Suter (Mastering Engineer)
Alexander Aniel (Project Manager)
Ray Barnholt (Essayist)
Ben Sifel (Designer)
Cory Schmitz (Generation Series Designer)
Daniel Tang (Composer Photography)

SPECIAL THANKS
KOEI TECMO GAMES ALL STAFF
Yosuke Hayashi (Team NINJA Producer)
Koji Harao (Executive Producer)
Rira Oi (IP Promotion and Management)

NINJA GAIDEN and NINJA RYUKENDEN are trademarks of Koei Tecmo Games. ⓒKOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. All rights reserved. Koei Tecmo Games Co., Ltd. owns the rights to all NINJA GAIDEN and NINJA RYUKENDEN products. Licensed for use by BRAVE WAVE PRODUCTIONS.

"NINJA GAIDEN" was originally released in Europe and other PAL territories under the title "Shadow Warriors."

Disclaimer: The included music was created when each music supervisor was affiliated with TECMO LTD. and the music was composed as work for hire.

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Ninja Gaiden [NES] (01~31)
  Keiji Yamagishi (01, 02, 04, 06~08, 10, 12~31)
  Ryuichi Nitta (03, 05, 09, 11)

Ninja Gaiden [Arcade] (32~59)
  Mikio Saito (32~35, 37, 38, 40, 41, 43, 48, 49)
  Ryuichi Nitta (36, 39, 42, 44~47, 50~59)