Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement launching on January 29, 2018!
Composer Saori Kobayashi reunites with vocalist eri ito to bring forth a brand new take on legendary the panzer dragoon saga soundtrack
Brave Wave is proud to announce the upcoming release of a new arrangement soundtrack for the legendary SEGA Saturn RPG, Panzer Dragoon Saga. Saori Kobayashi, the game's original co-composer, has selected 20 tracks from the original game and given them fresh, new arrangements that will allow longtime series fans to reminisce about the game's iconic music while simultaneously experiencing it in a brand new way. The album will commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the original game, which was released in Japan on January 29, 1998. This album is officially licensed by SEGA, who have provided the game's original art assets for use in the album's package design.
Joining Kobayashi is Eri Ito, one of the original vocalists for the game. She lends her powerful and dramatic vocals to two songs. Five tracks are backed by the Washington D.C.-based video game music band, Triforce Quartet, with three songs featuring the backing of Boston-based flutist Maho Azuma.
Resurrection: Panzer Dragoon Saga 20th Anniversary Arrangement will be released on digital January 29, 2018, exactly 20 years to the day of the game's original launch. It will be sold on digital music stores including Bandcamp and iTunes, streaming services including Spotify and Apple Music, and on CD and Vinyl. The Vinyl Edition, which ships in early April, will come on 2 purple vinyl discs. The CD edition will ship in early March.
The CD and Vinyl editions will each feature dual covers with the English title on one side and the Japanese on the other. Both designed by Cory Schmitz, the CD will come in a Digipak, while the Vinyl will be housed in a Double Gatefold. The inner designs will feature artwork of one of the game's environments. The booklet will contain archival artwork, staff photography, reflective essays by James Mielke of Tigertron, as well as Liner Notes by Eri Ito, Panzer Dragoon Saga Director Yukio Futatsugi, Panzer Dragoon Orta Director Akihiro Mukaiyama and others.
Pre-orders and pricing
Digital Version on Bandcamp: $12
CD Version (North America via Fangamer): $15+tax
CD Version (Europe/Australia/Middle East via BigWax): €15 (incl. VAT)
Vinyl Version (North America via Fangamer): $35+tax
Vinyl Version (Europe/Australia/Middle East via BigWax): €35 (incl. VAT)
20TH ANNIVERSARY ARRANGEMENTの収録曲
A1. Ecce valde generous ale（見よ，いと貴き翼）
D5. Sona mi areru ec sancitu（其は聖なる御使いなりや）
RESURRECTION: PANZER DRAGOON SAGA
20TH ANNIVERSARY ARRANGEMENT Tracklist
A1. Ecce valde generous ale (Mark! The Precious Wings)
A2. Noble Rebel Army
A3. A Premonition of Battle
A4. Mutated Species 1
A5. Gigantic Creature 1
B1. The Breath of Life
B3. Atolm Dragon
B5. The Ark
C1. Village of Zoah
C2. Gigantic Warship
C3. Holy Chariot
C5. Seekers' Stronghold
D1. Forest Shriek
D2. Toward The Promised Land
D4. Visions 1
D5. Sona mi areru ec sancitu (Art Thou the Holy Angel)
20th Anniversary Arrangement Album Staff
Composer and Arranger: Saori Kobayashi
Vocalist: Eri Ito
Backing: Triforce Quartet
First Violin: Christopher Ferrara
Second Violin: Jacob Roege
Viola: Stanley Beckwith
Cello: Chad Schwartz
Flutist: Maho Azuma (MahoFlute)
Essayist: James Mielke
Liner Notes: Former Team Andromeda Staff
Producer: Mohammed Taher
Album Director: Alexander Aniel
About Panzer Dragoon Saga
Panzer Dragoon Saga was originally released in Japan on January 29, 1998 for the SEGA Saturn. It brought the epic Panzer Dragoon world into the realm of 3D RPGs, whose popularity exploded globally in the late 90s. The U.S. and European releases were available in limited quantities and today enjoy a status as a rare game item highly sought after by game collectors. Panzer Dragoon Saga was preceded by two rail shooters, Panzer Dragoon (1995) and Panzer Dragoon II Zwei (1996). A sequel, Panzer Dragoon Orta, brought the series back into the realm of rail shooters and was released for the Microsoft Xbox in December 2002.
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