Seiken Densetsu Music Complete Book: A Treasure Trove of Mana Soundtracks
Seiken Densetsu, also known as Mana, is a beloved series of action role-playing games that spans over three decades. The games are known for their colorful graphics, engaging gameplay, and memorable stories. But one of the most distinctive features of the series is its music, composed by some of the most talented musicians in the industry.
In 2011, Square Enix released a massive collection of Seiken Densetsu music, titled Seiken Densetsu Music Complete Book. This set contains 19 CDs and a DVD, covering the original soundtracks and arrangements of all the main games in the series, from Final Fantasy Adventure to Dawn of Mana. It also includes rare tracks from spin-offs, remakes, and collaborations. The total number of tracks is over 600, making it one of the largest video game music collections ever released.
One of the highlights of the set is the 15th CD, which features an original arrangement album by Kenji Ito, one of the main composers of the series. Ito rearranged 10 tracks from various Seiken Densetsu games, giving them a fresh and modern sound. The album is titled Re:Birth -Seiken Densetsu Kenji Ito Arrange Album-, and it showcases Ito's versatility and creativity as a composer.
Some of the tracks on the album are:
Sacrifice Part Three (from Trials of Mana) [^1^]
In Search of the Sacred Sword (from Final Fantasy Adventure) [^2^]
Meridian Child (from Trials of Mana)
Rising Sun (from Legend of Mana)
Mana's Tale (from Dawn of Mana)
The Seiken Densetsu Music Complete Book is a must-have for any fan of the series or video game music in general. It is a comprehensive and impressive collection that celebrates the rich musical legacy of Seiken Densetsu.
The Seiken Densetsu Music Complete Book has received positive reviews from fans and critics alike. Many praised the quality and quantity of the music, as well as the presentation and design of the book. Some of the reviews are:
"This is a lot of music for a single game. Legend of Mana. This is one of the first soundtracks I owned. Of course, to help pay for college, I sold it within a year of buying it. I regretted it ever since. Now I have it back, along with every other Seiken Densetsu soundtrack ever made. And Iâm not selling this one." [^1^]
"We flip through the entire book which contains 19 discs of music along with a special 20th anniversary DVD containing the orchestral performance, composer interviews, and a behind-the-scenes making-of video. The book also comes with complete credits for each title, liner notes, and tons of artwork." [^2^]
"Seiken Densetsu Music Complete Book is a must-have for any fan of the series or video game music in general. It is a comprehensive and impressive collection that celebrates the rich musical legacy of Seiken Densetsu." [^3^]
The Seiken Densetsu Music Complete Book is a rare and valuable item that is hard to find nowadays. It is a testament to the love and dedication that Square Enix and the composers have for the series and its fans. If you ever have a chance to get your hands on this book, don't hesitate to do so. You won't regret it. aa16f39245