Chrono Trigger Symphony, Vol. 3
The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra
Open iTunes to preview, buy, and download music.
Deserves all 5 stars - Review continued...
Again, continuing my review of this awesome collection… This album has a lot of the best songs of the game. Most of these top songs are arranged flawlessly here: "Corridor of Time", "Schala’s Theme”, and great job on "Crono & Marle - Distant Promise". While the previous album doesn’t have any disappointments, this album has one very important disappointment...
Outskirts of Time (really called "To Far Away Times") - If there is any song you want to have absolutely perfect from the whole game, it is this one… Unfortunately, this arrangement misses the mark. This song is normally the pinnacle of nostalgia that everyone seems to feel with CT as it perfectly summarizes the feeling of the game and even the feeling of time. The beautiful harp arrangement in the original song is pushed far into the background in this version. The transition to the section of the song where you can hear the clock ticking is very weak and sloppy. Instead of capturing the feeling of the game, it feels like the song bored itself halfway through. If you’re thinking of buying songs individually, skip this one and find a better arrangement… Still a good song but not the great song it should be.
These were the songs I thought that were made better than the originals on this album: "Depths of the Night", "Black Omen”, “The Final Battle”, “Epilogue - To My Dear Friends”.
Again, this whole collection is a must-buy if you are a fan of Chrono Trigger in any way. I love how the entire collection is in chronological order as well as the fact that it has pretty much has every song. Beautifully done, Blake Robinson!
A must have for Chrono Trigger fans!
Like the previews two, this album is provides a fresh feel to the classic songs of the Chrono Trigger soundtrack, while still keeping the spirit of the original work.
Saved the best for last! Just buy it. Seriously.