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Old Mar 23, 2010, 04:26 AM
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Now this is interesting, check out the obi. Is it possible that this is a legit SM release, just like the (much more recent) Resident Evil 2 album?




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Old Mar 23, 2010, 05:39 AM
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Whoa!

If I were to venture a guess, I'd say that this was one of SonMay's earliest releases, before they started using their own catalog stem. 1988 predates the earliest one in our database, which is 1993 (not to say that's when any of these were printed, but it's the earliest possible printing).

EDIT -- Also, this throws a monkey wrench into everything we've been advising people on how to avoid bootlegs.
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Old Mar 23, 2010, 06:23 AM
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There is an extensive comparison over here
http://gamemusicfreak.blogspot.com/2...ial-discs.html
It might have just been a mistake they left the real catalog number there, also note the "Made in Japan" on the back.
Unless it mentions "Licensed by Falcom", I doubt that it's legit. SM-39 is Music from Ys I and might be the first game music CD SonMay published.
The year is not earlier than 1991, though.
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Thanks, that pretty much clears this one up. I've added the album, and included the pictures.
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At least now we know what the obi looks like. This is actually one of the few pirates I'd pay for, as you say it's pretty old, one of the first ones.

(back pic seems to have not uploaded properly)
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I believe it's real, but just want to know where the composer breakdown came from. For Ys I, each involved composer (even Takahito Abe included) wrote a track-by-track commentary for a guidebook, but I've not found such a definitive source on Ys II.
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I believe it's real, but just want to know where the composer breakdown came from. For Ys I, each involved composer (even Takahito Abe included) wrote a track-by-track commentary for a guidebook, but I've not found such a definitive source on Ys II.
I took it from Ys Music Files, which I guess is still the most reliable source we've found (doesn't one the version have a sound test with composer credits?). There seems to be an e-mail link at the bottom-left of the page though, so maybe he would be willing to share his sources on this, and other things, if asked
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Yeah, I know it was commonly shared and really wanted to know the original source. On the top of the Ys Music Files page you posted, it states the credits were taken from a fansite that was closed in 2009. I checked the archives of their pages, and while no source was provided either, the way what's confirmed (Ys I&II) and what's not (=Ys II onward) are separated makes me believe it was sourced. Perhaps somebody should send a mail, although I also want to give a [Citation Needed] tag to Hideya Nagata's Wikipedia article (how could one call someone misunderstanding without providing a source?)

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(doesn't one the version have a sound test with composer credits?).
Never played Ys games, so can't really comment on it. At least the unused tracks in Ys I had them, as seen in here.
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My Obi is in pretty rough shape, but I added a photo just so we have an image of the Obi on its own (not connected to the case).
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