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Old May 6, 2020, 04:22 PM
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When the Xenoblade2 special edition OST was an Amazon.co.jp exclusive, it easily sold out early.
Yeah, the 6-disc Xenoblade 2 soundtrack, and especially the USB version, have become quite sought after due to their limited numbers and have skyrocketed in price on the aftermarket.
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Old May 6, 2020, 06:02 PM
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Isn't this edition by definition limited? Both Amazon.co.jp and CDJapan have it listed as a Limited Edition product, anyway.

When the Xenoblade2 special edition OST was an Amazon.co.jp exclusive, it easily sold out early.
Huh, I guess I missed that when ordering it. That said Xenoblade2 special editions were really limited; the USB version was 2000 units and the CD one didn't appear to be that much more since they both sold out the first day from what I remember.
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Old May 11, 2020, 12:33 PM
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Currently back in stock at Amazon Japan, if anybody is still looking to order one.
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I ordered the CD to my friend's address in Japan and he ripped it for me. I don't have the booklet right now, but the CD has Japanese credits per track. I translated them to English on Twitter (link below). Feel free to copy the info to this website's listing:

https://twitter.com/robokick/status/...311242756?s=20

I know for a fact that Yoshitaka Suzuki worked a ton on this soundtrack, yet he's only credited in the "artist" field on two tracks, which leads me to suspect that the tracks that are labeled by "Nobuo Uematsu" are meant to say "originally composed by Uematsu", with the bulk of the orchestration and arrangements done by Yoshitaka Suzuki and the rest of the stellar orchestration team.

This is pure speculation on my part, but I'm asking around to see what the full story is here.
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Old May 26, 2020, 02:19 PM
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Hey there!

Yeah, all of those Nobuo Uematsu tracks just mean he originally composed the music. Uematsu didn’t do any arranging on this album. The only new song he composed is the vocal track “Hollow”.

My physical copy will come today, so hopefully the booklet has full arranger credits in there.

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I ordered the CD to my friend's address in Japan and he ripped it for me. I don't have the booklet right now, but the CD has Japanese credits per track. I translated them to English on Twitter (link below). Feel free to copy the info to this website's listing:

https://twitter.com/robokick/status/...311242756?s=20

I know for a fact that Yoshitaka Suzuki worked a ton on this soundtrack, yet he's only credited in the "artist" field on two tracks, which leads me to suspect that the tracks that are labeled by "Nobuo Uematsu" are meant to say "originally composed by Uematsu", with the bulk of the orchestration and arrangements done by Yoshitaka Suzuki and the rest of the stellar orchestration team.

This is pure speculation on my part, but I'm asking around to see what the full story is here.
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Old May 26, 2020, 03:17 PM
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My physical copy will come today, so hopefully the booklet has full arranger credits in there.
The booklet is confirmed to have individual track credits.
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Old May 26, 2020, 06:20 PM
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The booklet is confirmed to have individual track credits.
My copy just arrived! The booklet credits are perfectly done. Composer and arranger credits for every track. Also a huge, complete list of all engineers and musicians involved in the recording sessions. They definitely learned their lesson after all the hate they got for their botched credit job for FFXV Vol. 2. This is how every album should be done.
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Okay, the biggest surprise after getting my copy of the OST is finding out that Mitsuto Suzuki, NOT Masashi Hamauzu is the composer and arranger of "Collapsed Expressway" (Disc 4, Track 2). I would have bet money that it was a Hamauzu track!
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Someone gonna post the track by track credits or waiting on scans?
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Someone gonna post the track by track credits or waiting on scans?
I can post the composer/arranger credits in a little while. If someone else is already in the process, please post here and let me know so that two of us aren’t doing the same thing.

All of the surfaces are glossy or reflective, so I’m not going to be able to get good photos. I’ll leave those to someone with a scanner.
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If you don't mind posting them.
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Old May 27, 2020, 02:04 AM
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If you don't mind posting them.
I have discs 1~4 finished (in the notes section). Finishing up the rest now
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Old May 27, 2020, 02:26 AM
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Thanks for sharing your precious time posting the credits. I know you could do something more prosperous.
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Old May 27, 2020, 02:46 AM
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I've finished the composer and arranger credits for all eight discs!

I'll add lyricist credits and track lengths a bit later. I need to go eat dinner
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Thank you for the updates

Out of curiosity, is there any mention of orchestrator credits?
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Thank you for the updates

Out of curiosity, is there any mention of orchestrator credits?
My pleasure!

Yes, there's a separate page with all of the recording section credits (musicians, orchestration, etc).

No track by track orchestration credits, but here's what's listed—

Orchestration:
Masashi Hamauzu
Shotaro Shima (Globe Enterbrain)
Yoshitaka Suzuki (Polion, Inc.)
Yoshinori Nakamura (TV ASAHI MUSIC CO.,LTD.)
Sachiko Miyano (Shangri-la inc.)
Yasunori Nishiki
Tomomichi Takeoka
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My pleasure!

Yes, there's a separate page with all of the recording section credits (musicians, orchestration, etc).

No track by track orchestration credits, but here's what's listed—

Orchestration:
Masashi Hamauzu
Shotaro Shima (Globe Enterbrain)
Yoshitaka Suzuki (Polion, Inc.)
Yoshinori Nakamura (TV ASAHI MUSIC CO.,LTD.)
Sachiko Miyano (Shangri-la inc.)
Yasunori Nishiki
Tomomichi Takeoka
Thank you for the credits!

No track-by-track, but I think we can safely assume that 'arrangement' and 'orchestration' basically mean the same thing here.

No idea what Tomomichi Takeoka was involved with though...
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Added all credits from the book except GAME SECTION (game credits) and PACKAGE SECTION (package stuff). There are bound to be typos, fix as you see them or validate against scans once they're posted.

I will be linking the massive performer lists but I have to de-dupe the unique entries and update so it will take a bit.

Done

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No idea what Tomomichi Takeoka was involved with though...
He orchestrated some tracks by Tadayoshi Makino (who works at the same company as him).

On Twitter he lists "The Airbuster" (Disc3 Tr.14) and "J-E-N-O-V-A - Quickening" (Disc7 Tr.2).
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Added all credits from the book except GAME SECTION (game credits) and PACKAGE SECTION (package stuff). There are bound to be typos, fix as you see them or validate against scans once they're posted.

I will be linking the massive performer lists but I have to de-dupe the unique entries and update so it will take a bit.

Done
Thank you!!
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Tsukasa Mogamigawa by the courtesy of UNIVERSAL MUSIC LLC
non
Keisuke Albert Kato
KAORI (Language)
Disc 8 track 15 could be Tsukasa Mogamigawa going by this video they sound similar in style and he works for Universal Music.
music video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZlcl6Tg3tE
in game https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45OEuQDtUog

Disc 8 tracks 4 and 23 sound like the same female vocalist singing one in Japanese and the other in English. A stretch but maybe not this https://vgmdb.net/artist/577.
Song YouTube sample 1 and
YouTube sample 2.

Compared to in game.
JP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4Eu9R3vLRo
EN https://youtu.be/Z8EMvDmYxmc?t=4958

This Keisuke Albert Kato not sure if it's the same person but this person has been in other Square products such as Kingdom Hearts, Chrono Cross https://vgmdb.net/album/88352 but as part of another role.

I can already see it being fruitless with a name like "non".


Also got this tweet.
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BREAKING NEWS: I'd like to thank
@SquareEnix
for entrusting me with "Scarlet's Theme" & "Stand Up" on the Final Fantasy VII Remake Soundtrack. An extra special thanks to
@yukikanesaka
for making it all possible. #FFVIIRemake #AlCopelandMusic #SquareEnix #finalfantasy7remake
https://twitter.com/AlCopelandMusic/...97461159411719

Vocals: Al Copeland / M4.22, 26, 6.15

Guessing here, lyrics to them possibly, Original Lyrics: Motomu Toriyama, Lyrics Translation: Ben Sabin, John Crow ?

edited: my bad guess was tired when I wrote the lyric part and didn't see it already listed.
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I never made this connection until now, but the resemblance is uncanny...

Anxiety ~ Kraftwerk - Spacelab

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- Moved the twitter Al Copeland update out of the transcribed liner notes to their own section.
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I wonder if anyone could upload some scans, if they have their copy (or that regular edition)
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My scanner is not great, but if nobody adds anything, I have both and can upload some previsionary ones. I will say - I would LOVE if someone has a nice, clean copy of the standard edition cover, be it through scanning or a digital recreation; unfortunately, my copy came with some bends in it
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I wonder if anyone could upload some scans, if they have their copy (or that regular edition)
I upload tons of images of my soundtracks to the database, but I do them all using my iPhone X's camera. In most cases, after cropping and editing, these turn out great and look nearly as clear as scans. But in this case, the paper and print quality is super reflective and I simply can't get good, clear images with just a camera. And this release it too popular and important to not have it done right, so I'll leave it to someone with the proper equipment.
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Why does the release price differ from what's on CDJapan?
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Why does the release price differ from what's on CDJapan?
I just checked and it doesn't. 8555 JPY with tax included.
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http://blog.jp.square-enix.com/music...ndtrack_1.html

There's a blog entry which gives some insights of the music.
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