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Ninja Gaiden The Definitive Soundtrack Vol. 1 + 2

Catalog Number N/A
Release Date Apr 13, 2017
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 20.00 USD
Media Format Digital
Classification Original Soundtrack
Published by Brave Wave / /
Composed by Keiji Yamagishi / , Ryuichi Nitta / , Mikio Saito / , Mayuko Okamura / , Rika Shigeno / , Kaori Nakabai /
Arranged by

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 The Moonlight Duel (NES) 0:20
02 Determination: Father's Message (NES) 0:47
03 The Dragon Ninja (NES) 1:26
04 Mysterious Woman (NES) 0:25
05 Bravery: On the Clutches (NES) 1:28
06 Reminiscence (NES) 1:21
07 A Sudden Development (NES) 0:04
08 Like a Howling Gale (NES) 0:31
09 In Hiding: Pursuing the Nightmare (NES) 1:33
10 Eyecatch (NES) 0:03
11 The CIA (NES) 1:30
12 The Sanctuary of Shadows (NES) 0:21
13 The Amazing Ryu (NES) 1:35
14 Crisis (NES) 0:47
15 Surprise Attack: The Wicked God's Secret Maneuvers (NES) 1:15
16 Malth the Crimson Terror (NES) 0:47
17 The Truth Concealed (NES) 0:56
18 Melancholy Destiny (NES) 0:47
19 Requiem (NES) 0:44
20 The Truth Concealed (Reprise) [NES] 0:13
21 The Menace of Jaquio (NES) 0:55
22 Showdown: At the Portal of Death (Battlefield) [NES] 1:19
23 The Demon's Incantation (NES) 0:53
24 In A Pinch: The Ordeal of Battle (NES) 1:07
25 At The End of the Battle (NES) 1:08
26 Irene: Overture of Dawn (Prelude) [NES] 0:54
27 Credits (NES) 1:44
28 Game Over (NES) 0:05
29 Cinema Display Sound Attack 1 (NES) 0:02
30 Cinema Display Sound Attack 2 (NES) 0:04
31 Sound Effects (NES) 1:39
32 Insert Coin (AC) 0:05
33 Game Start (AC) 0:08
34 LA Stage (AC) 3:07
35 LA Stage / Grand Canyon Stage Boss (AC) 3:06
36 Round Clear 1 (AC) 0:07
37 NY Stage (AC) 2:24
38 NY Stage / Transcontinental Railroad Stage Boss (AC) 1:49
39 Round Clear 2 (AC) 0:07
40 Las Vegas Stage (AC) 3:07
41 Las Vegas Stage Boss (AC) 2:14
42 Round Clear 3 (AC) 0:08
43 Grand Canyon Stage (Japan) [AC] 3:11
44 Grand Canyon Stage (USA) [AC] 0:09
45 Round Clear 4 (AC) 2:48
46 Transcontinental Railroad Stage (AC) 0:09
47 Round Clear 5 (AC) 2:59
48 Final Stage (AC) 3:36
49 Final Stage Boss (AC) 0:07
50 Time's Up (AC) 0:05
51 Game Over (AC) 1:48
52 Credits (AC) 1:22
53 High Score Screen (AC) 0:06
54 Round Clear 1 (USA) [AC] 0:05
55 Round Clear 2 (USA) [AC] 0:05
56 Round Clear 3 (USA) [AC] 0:06
57 Round Clear 4 (USA) [AC] 0:05
58 Round Clear 5 (USA) [AC] 0:05
59 Game Over (USA) [AC] 2:05
60 Chaosium Sword (NGII) 1:34
61 Twist of Fate II (NGII) 0:03
62 Going Gets Tough (NGII) 1:04
63 Battlefield (NGII) 1:19
64 Robert the Army (NGII) 0:41
65 It's Too Late (NGII) 0:03
66 Dehumanize (NGII) 0:42
67 Interlude II (NGII) 0:11
68 Thunderstorm (NGII) 1:06
69 Overdrive (NGII) 1:30
70 No End Darkness (NGII) 1:25
71 Tower Lahja (NGII) 0:24
72 World Enslaved (NGII) 1:28
73 The Parasprinter (NGII) 1:20
74 Irene Captured (NGII) 0:55
75 The Dark Emperor (NGII) 1:04
76 Hideous Relics (NGII) 1:03
77 Interlude I (NGII) 0:07
78 Fire Cavern (NGII) 1:13
79 Shadow Diabolica (NGII) 1:03
80 To the Rescue (NGII) 0:05
81 Unlimited Moment (NGII) 1:28
82 Castle Demonic (NGII) 0:26
83 Ryu Fights Back (NGII) 0:28
84 Lord of Night (NGII) 1:30
85 Irene & Ryu (NGII) 1:29
86 A Long Way To Go (NGII) 2:06
87 Defeated (NGII) 0:03
88 All Gone (NGII) 0:04
89 Introduction I (NGIII) 0:23
90 Introduction II (NGIII) 0:35
91 Introduction III (NGIII) 1:13
92 Twist of Fate (NGIII) 0:03
93 Stage 1-1 / 5-1 (NGIII) 1:05
94 Battlefield (NGIII) 1:19
95 Cinema Display I (NGIII) 0:39
96 Cinema Display II (NGIII) 1:31
97 Stage 2-1 / 7-2 (NGIII) 1:08
98 Cinema Display III (NGIII) 0:05
99 Cinema Display IV (NGIII) 0:25
100 Stage 2-2 / 5-2 (NGIII) 1:05
101 Cinema Display V (NGIII) 1:08
102 Cinema Display VI (NGIII) 0:58
103 Stage 3-1 / 6-2 (NGIII) 1:08
104 Cinema Display VII (NGIII) 0:27
105 Cinema Display VIII (NGIII) 0:04
106 Stage 3-2 / 6-1 (NGIII) 1:05
107 Cinema Display IX (NGIII) 1:14
108 Stage 4-1 / 7-1 (NGIII) 2:00
109 Cinema Display X (NGIII) 0:59
110 Stage 4-2 / 7-3 (NGIII) 1:30
111 Cinema Display XI (NGIII) 0:48
112 Cinema Display XII (NGIII) 0:19
113 Cinema Display XIII (NGIII) 0:13
114 Stage 7-5 / 7-6 (NGIII) 0:45
115 Epilogue (NGIII) 1:41
116 Credits (NGIII) 1:54
117 Game Over (NGIII) 0:04
118 Twist of Fate (Reprise) [NGIII] 0:03
Disc length 113:41

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Notes

"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. The follow-up, Ninja Gaiden Vol. 2, features the music of both Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos and Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom. This bundle includes BOTH Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 at a special price. 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 III)
Ryuichi Nitta (Ninja Gaiden II)
Mayuko Okamura (Ninja Gaiden II)
Kaori Nakabai (Ninja Gaiden III)
Rika Shigeno (Ninja Gaiden III)

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 NES)
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 and Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos were originally released in Europe and other PAL territories under the titles Shadow Warriors and Shadow Warriors II: Ninja Gaiden II, respectively.

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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[VOLUME 1]

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)

[VOLUME 2]

Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos (60~88)
  Ryuichi Nitta (60, 65, 66, 68, 69, 72, 73, 81, 84, 86, 87)
  Keiji Yamagishi (61, 63, 88)
  Mayuko Okamura (62, 64, 70, 71, 74~80, 82, 83, 85)
  Mikio Saito (67)

Ninja Gaiden III: The Ancient Ship of Doom (89~118)
  Rika Shigeno (89, 90, 97~100, 102~104, 106, 108, 111, 113)
  Kaori Nakabai (91, 93, 95, 96, 101, 105, 107, 109, 110, 112, 114~116)
  Keiji Yamagishi (92, 94, 117, 118)