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Old Oct 11, 2021, 01:17 AM
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From what I can tell...

-Every game represented here is a re-print of the previous, most complete soundtrack release.

-Castlevania III's arrange tracks seem to be taken from KICA-1005 (Which would mean track 2 is not an arrangement of Bloody Tears).

-This is the first release of Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness / tracks 11 and 12 for the NES instance of Kid Dracula.

-Castlevania: Dracula X appears to be missing 2 tracks compared to MOND-126. I believe these are tracks 7 and 17 of disc 2, but are not 100% sure.

EDIT: Chronicles' tracklist consists of KMCA-104~5, with tracks 24-27 on disc 2 of KICA-7622~3 added.

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Old Oct 13, 2021, 06:27 PM
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I believe this is the first time the music for Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse has been released as individual tracks, as well as including the NES versions of those tracks as well.

Akumajo Dracula Best Music Collections BOX only contains the FDS versions, and those tracks are merged together into a handful of medleys.
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Old Oct 13, 2021, 06:45 PM
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I hope this means that we finally get a new recording of OG Castlevania without that reverb, am I right guys?
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Old Oct 14, 2021, 12:18 AM
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I believe this is the first time the music for Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse has been released as individual tracks, as well as including the NES versions of those tracks as well.
Nope, those were all released digitally and I believe what's going to be included here is the same recordings. It will at least be the first physical release of them.

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I hope this means that we finally get a new recording of OG Castlevania without that reverb, am I right guys?
I don't think so. As I said above, the others are existing recordings and so is Super Castlevania going by the merged tracks. Aside from first time ever exclusives I don't think we're gonna see any new recordings here.
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Old Oct 14, 2021, 05:34 AM
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Sorry, I was being sarcastic.
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Old Oct 14, 2021, 06:38 AM
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Yeah I got that, just figured as long as I was correcting Moonside I'd shoot down your veiled optimism while I was at it.
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Old Oct 14, 2021, 12:51 PM
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I’m happy to pick this and the other set up with the bonus disc since I dont have any castlevania music in my collection, but I noticed that on the Konami website the tracklist has 62 tracks as opposed to what’s here for Disc 1

https://www.konamistyle.jp/products/...duct_id=110091
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Old Oct 14, 2021, 06:17 PM
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Digital releases don't count IMHO, not unless that storefront offers a lossless option. The Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse soundtrack was also released on vinyl a few years back by Mondo, but vinyl is its own category. As far as CD releases go, this set looks to be a significant improvement over the Akumajo Dracula Best Music Collections BOX, at least based on the track list.
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Old Oct 23, 2021, 03:50 AM
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The following arrange tracks from albums that also include soundtrack are missing:
Castlevania - Castlevania (YMCK Swing Mix) (Game Music Encyclopedia Revolution KONAMI Masterpiece CD)
Super Castlevania IV - Super Castlevania IV SNES (Konami) - Stage 1 level 1 (La Compil Player One)
HAUNTED CASTLE - Devil's Castle Dracula (Super Sweep Remix) (HOGC-0015)
All of "Michiru Yamane Autobiographical Music" (GFCA-195~213)
(the arrange track from VX010-J1, despite no track of that name appearing, is one of the DISC 01 arranges)

And the source for every arrange track that's included:
DISC 01
M61~62 - KICA-1005 Akumajo Dracula Famicom Best

DISC 05
M24~25 - LC-1609~10 Akumajo Dracula X Chronicle Original Soundtrack

DISC 06
M26~29 - LC-1609~10 Akumajo Dracula X Chronicle Original Soundtrack

DISC 07
M37~39 - KICA-7942 Akumajo Dracula Mokushiroku Original Game Soundtrack

DISC 10
M21~22 - KMCA-104~5 CASTLEVANIA CHRONICLE AKUMAJO DRACULA Original Soundtrack
M23~26 - KICA-7622~3 Akumajo Dracula X

DISC 11
M45 - KMCA-162 Castlevania: Circle of the Moon & Castlevania: Concerto of Midnight Sun Original Soundtrack

DISC 12
M27 - LC-1850 Dracula Densetsu ReBirth & Contra ReBirth Original Soundtrack

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Old Oct 24, 2021, 06:22 AM
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I noticed that the tracklist from Legacy of Darkness is totally out of chronological order, which I can tell from a basic translation. Exept for the ending sequence it appears they just put all tracks randomly on that disc. What were the producers thinking, especially when this game is advertised on the soundtrack's page as "released for the first time on CD"? Stuff like this just sucks ... please correct me if I'm wrong tho.
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Old Oct 25, 2021, 02:56 PM
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I wonder where they got the music from in the first place. I can't imagine them recording from real hardware or having kept N64 development kits with the original sound data around.
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Old Oct 28, 2021, 03:15 PM
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I wonder where they got the music from in the first place. I can't imagine them recording from real hardware or having kept N64 development kits with the original sound data around.
About this. I kind of wish we could have gotten looped CotM and HoD, but I knew that wasn't going to happen from the outset.
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Old Oct 29, 2021, 04:07 AM
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I wonder where they got the music from in the first place. I can't imagine them recording from real hardware or having kept N64 development kits with the original sound data around.
Could be they planned an album and cancelled it before even announcing it, and thus they already had masters.
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Old Oct 29, 2021, 05:14 AM
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They don't even have the correct source code of Silent Hill 2. I doubt they have anything like that.
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Old Oct 29, 2021, 06:39 AM
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YouTube rips with some reverb added.

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Could be they planned an album and cancelled it before even announcing it, and thus they already had masters.
Could be, though Legacy of Darkness is not as album-worthy, I think. The new music always sounded cheaper and less organic than vanilla Castlevania 64's score to me. Granted, I recently listened to Castlevania 64 and the music quality was worse than I remembered. But still good for the N64 and an inexperienced team.
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