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Old Mar 8, 2021, 12:53 AM
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I noticed that Amazon.jp page has a listing for a "special edition" release, does anyone know what that's about? Perhaps it comes with a pre-order promo CD like Automata did.
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Old Mar 8, 2021, 01:01 AM
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I noticed that Amazon.jp page has a listing for a "special edition" release, does anyone know what that's about? Perhaps it comes with a pre-order promo CD like Automata did.
Just did a quick Google Translate and this is what it said:
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Jonah's Diary (Mini Booklet) (Amazon Design Cover)" will be included as an Amazon.co.jp exclusive benefit.

Amazon.co.jp限定特典として「ヨナの日記(ミニ冊子)(Amazon絵柄表紙)」が付きます。
So it sounds like it's an extra art booklet of sorts.
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Old Mar 8, 2021, 01:17 AM
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That doesn't sound like anything too substantial then. I was a little worried that I be missing out on a exclusive promo CD if I ordered it through the NA Square-Enix Store instead of pre-ordering it through Amazon.JP.
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Old Mar 8, 2021, 02:31 AM
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I hope this release has a composer breakdown, so we can finally know who did what. I know we can do guess work from the Monaca playlist on the site and cross reference other albums, but that only gets us so far.
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I hope this release has a composer breakdown, so we can finally know who did what. I know we can do guess work from the Monaca playlist on the site and cross reference other albums, but that only gets us so far.
Well, MONACA has made sure to be careful with that for a while now. Both DOD3 and N:A had both composition AND arrangement credit, so we will at least know for sure who were the original composers for NieR Gestalt & Replicant. That still leaves out the possible original arrangers, but who knows, maybe they'll do a reprint of the original ost one day or another with full credits.
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Is there a source for the list of composers/arrangers that's already up on the album page? Can't seem to find it anywhere else.
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Is there a source for the list of composers/arrangers that's already up on the album page? Can't seem to find it anywhere else.
Likely game credits. MONACA wiki also lists those:
http://monaca-music.net/wiki/ニーア_レプリ...22474487139...
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Likely game credits. MONACA wiki also lists those:
http://monaca-music.net/wiki/ニーア_レプリ...22474487139...
Thanks, every other online source I could find just mentions "Keiichi Okabe & MONACA", including MONACA's twitter and the different square enix websites for the game and OST.

The game isn't out yet though, is there a detailed game credits list somewhere else?
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Thanks, every other online source I could find just mentions "Keiichi Okabe & MONACA", including MONACA's twitter and the different square enix websites for the game and OST.

The game isn't out yet though, is there a detailed game credits list somewhere else?
might want to bother @nstz for that since they added it
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we will at least know for sure who were the original composers for NieR Gestalt & Replicant.
optimism always leads to terrible letdowns.
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optimism always leads to terrible letdowns.
I really can’t imagine why they’re still not letting on. We know that some composer breakdown exists somewhere based on various album releases in the last 10 years, it’s also unambiguously there for all the songs rearranged in Automata. That rules out them having lost track of the breakdown or even all tracks being super collaborative, and I can’t think of other reasonable explanations.

At least it’s fairly obvious who composed the small number of new tracks.
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Rights agreements, probably. Those have marred game composer breakdowns for decades.
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Rights agreements, probably. Those have marred game composer breakdowns for decades.
Maybe that’s it. But it’s still a bit weird - another rights issues example I’m aware of is Sonic 3, but they never credit the composers on any rearrangement and its complicated history is well known. Here Okabe seems to have complete creative control over producing albums and rearrangements and there’s no word of any controversy. Sure, I guess there can be different levels of rights agreements, in which case the best case scenario might be to hope that they had some reasonable time limit on that agreement.
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It's not just stuff like Sonic 3 where there are obvious complications. A lot of old game soundtracks are simply credited to Konami Kukeiha Club, Gamadelic, Zuntata, Falcom Sound Team JDK, etc with no additional information. This is because of how the composer contracts worked. The only reason we have breakdowns for any of those is because people asked the composers directly about their involvement decades later.
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So would be filling in the composer info on the original OST be a thing now?
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So would be filling in the composer info on the original OST be a thing now?
Well as you can read above, no, as there's not a single indivoidual compositition credit in there
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So hey, when I tag the composers in the mp3 files, I like to do [Composer Name] with [Vocal Singer's Name]. Usually there is a breakdown of which singer was on which track, but I don't see that here. Anybody got an idea?
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So hey, when I tag the composers in the mp3 files, I like to do [Composer Name] with [Vocal Singer's Name]. Usually there is a breakdown of which singer was on which track, but I don't see that here. Anybody got an idea?
They did one on Drakengard 3 but didn't on Automata and that one, go figure.
If you don't mind waiting i can try and do a breakdown of my own, but i gotta finish the game first since i wanna discover the ost in this way lol
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I tried a composer (or "contributing artists", excluding singers) breakdown to use for my files, accounting for guesses/discussions in the 2010 OST's page. The composers and arranger for each track are ordered according to current composer-arranger > original composer and original composer > current (and maybe original, in Hoashi's or Takada's case) arranger. Hoashi or Takada might have also helped with the strings arrangement in some original songs such as Emil / Sacrifice which is not reflected here.

While a lot of these are based on official credits/Spotify playlists or info from Hoashi posted in the old album's page, many are (reasonable?) guesses so there's a very good chance at least some are not accurate. The nearly certain ones are
Disc 1 - 1, 4, 5, 7-9, 13-15
Disc 2 - 1, 2, 4, 9-15
Disc 3 - 1, 2, 4-15.

Disc 1:
1. Snow in Summer - Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada
2. Hills of Radiant Winds - Kakeru Ishihama, Oliver Good
3. The Incomplete Stone - Keiichi Okabe, Oliver Good
4. Blu-bird - Keiichi Okabe, Kuniyuki Takahashi
5. Song of the Ancients / Popola - Keiichi Okabe, Shotaro Seo
6. Cold Steel Coffin - Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi
7. Grandma - Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi
8. The Wretched Automatons - Keiichi Okabe, Kuniyuki Takahashi
9. Yonah / Pluck ver. - Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi
10. City of Commerce - Kakeru Ishihama, Kuniyuki Takahashi
11. The Prestigious Mask - Kakeru Ishihama, Kuniyuki Takahashi
12. Temple of Drifting Sands - Keiichi Okabe, Kuniyuki Takahashi
13. Gods Bound By Rules - Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada
14. Dispossession / Piano ver. - Keiichi Okabe, Kuniyuki Takahashi
15. Ashes of Dreams / New - Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada

Disc 2:
1. Kainé / Premonition - Keigo Hoashi, Kakeru Ishihama
2. Song of the Ancients / Devola - Keiichi Okabe, Shotaro Seo
3. The Ultimate Weapon - Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi
4. Halua - Keigo Hoashi
5. Deep Crimson Foe - Keigo Hoashi, Keiichi Okabe
6. The Lost Forest - Kakeru Ishihama, Shotaro Seo
7. His Dream - Takafumi Nishimura, Shotaro Seo
8. This Dream - Takafumi Nishimura, Shotaro Seo
9. Dispossession / Strings ver. - Keiichi Okabe, Kuniyuki Takahashi
10. Kainé / Salvation - Kakeru Ishihama, Keigo Hoashi
11. The Dark Colossus Destroys All - Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada
12. Yonah / Piano ver. - Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi
13. Ashes of Dreams / Nouveau - Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada
14. Ashes of Dreams / Nuadhaich - Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada
15. Ashes of Dreams / Lost Music Box ver. - Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada

Disc 3:
1. Fleeting Words / Family - Keiichi Okabe
2. Fleeting Words / Outsider - Keigo Hoashi, Keiichi Okabe
3. Repose - Keiichi Okabe, Shotaro Seo
4. Song of the Ancients / Hollow Dreams - Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi
5. Dispossession / Music Box ver. - Keiichi Okabe, Kuniyuki Takahashi
6. Shadowlord’s Castle - Keiichi Okabe, Kuniyuki Takahashi
7. Dance of the Evanescent - Keiichi Okabe, Kuniyuki Takahashi
8. Song of the Ancients / Fate - Keiichi Okabe, Kuniyuki Takahashi
9. Emil / Karma - Kakeru Ishihama, Keigo Hoashi, Kuniyuki Takahashi
10. Emil / Sacrifice - Kakeru Ishihama, Kuniyuki Takahashi
11. Shadowlord - Keigo Hoashi, Kuniyuki Takahashi
12. Analogous Memories - Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi
13. Grandma / Reunion - Keigo Hoashi, Keiichi Okabe
14. Kainé / Escape - Kakeru Ishihama, Keigo Hoashi
15. Ashes of Dreams / Aratanaru - Keiichi Okabe, Ryuichi Takada
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