Sunday, May 28, 2006


The Play concert was a complete success!! Never before has such a concert been produced, that featured all the great composers of game music. I just got back in town today and soon I'll have a full review up and plenty of pictures of the Nobuo Uematsu Tower Records Signing and the event itself.

Be waiting....

Thursday, May 25, 2006


It's about 4:30 am and my plane leaves in 6 hours for Chicago, this could be the best game music concert ever produced, and the excitement is really building. I am leaving today to allow myself plenty of time to find the Tower Records where Mr. Uematsu is signing. It will all be over so fast, but I'm in it to sieze the day! If anyone reading is attending, hope you have fun, and I'll post my full report when I return.


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Angela Aki Performance

Good news for the Tower Records signing event one day before the Chicago Play! concert premiere. Angela Aki will be performing! Maybe we will get to hear something from Final Fantasy XII!
Here, once again is the official Tower Clark St. Website.

  • Tower
  • Tuesday, May 23, 2006


    Just got another update: And NO, I won't be able to attend the Detroit show!! Well, miracles happen, we'll see.

    Dear subscriber of the PLAY! newsletter,

    1. Hitoshi Sakimoto to attend Detroit concert
    2. Yoko Shimomura to attend Detroit concert
    3. PLAY! to feature music from Oblivion


    1. Hitoshi Sakimoto to attend Detroit concert

    Veteran video game composer Hitoshi Sakimoto is going to attend the
    PLAY! concert on July 12, 2006, in Detroit. His past work includes
    titles such as Vagrant Story, Stella Deus and Final Fantasy XII.


    2. Yoko Shimomura to attend Detroit concert

    Kingdom Hearts composer Yoko Shimomura will attend the PLAY! concert
    in Detroit on July 12, 2006. The music will be performed at the
    Orchestra Hall by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and chorus.


    3. PLAY! to feature music from Oblivion

    Jeremy Soule's music from The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is going to
    be an exclusive part of the concert in Chicago. The special
    partnership includes a free give-away for all concert attendees.


    Best Regards
    PLAY! A Video Game Symphony
  • More Info
  • Monday, May 22, 2006


    It's only five days now until the biggest game music concert ever hits! I can hardly wait for this thing. I'll actually be in chicago on Thursday to give me time to find the place where Mr. Uematsu is signing. I've been told that particular Tower Records is not very close to the Rosemont Theatre, where the event is taking place.

    I think this week will go slow until the concert, it's not every day the biggest game music concert ever comes alive and you've got a chance to go.

    Of course I will post my thoughts on the whole event and share a review, and whatever pictures I can get as well.


    Tuesday, May 16, 2006


    Here are some cover scans of works by Angela Aki, who performs the Final Fantasy XII theme. As mentioned earlier, she will be at the signing event on the night before the Play! Concert.
  • Cover Scans
  • Keep listening to game music as always!!
  • Saturday, May 13, 2006


    I thought it would be helpful to post the address of the Tower Records where Nobuo Uematsu will be signing in Chicago the night before the Play! concert. He will be joined by Arnie Roth and Angela Aki.

    Tower Clark St.
    2301 N. Clark St. # 200
    Chicago, IL 60614

    Here is the site for this Tower Records with more information:
  • Tower Clark St.
  • More news as soon as it comes!!
  • Thursday, May 11, 2006


    That's right, it's only 16 days now until the greatest game music concert ever comes to Chicago. Don't forget on the night before Nobuo Uematsu is doing a signing, promoting the More Friends Concert on CD. It's almost here!!!
    Still waiting on stuff from Yahoo Japan to arrive, but I made two more contributions to the art gallery.

    Monday, May 08, 2006


    My Wild Arms CD sold for only $13.99! Someone got lucky!
    Finally nabbed the Ys Strategy soundtrack, I'm waiting for it to arrive. I can't wait for that one, it was a very limited release. I also added my KFC comic idea to the art gallery, check it out, you'll laugh...

    Friday, May 05, 2006

    UPDATE 5/5/06

    Still no bids on my Wild Arms CD on ebay, if anyone is watching you may get it for cheap! Just rounded up Ys Symphony 21st Century, which I am currently loving. You can find a pic of it below and also a link to my ebay auction.
    Ys Symphony 21st Century

    Ebay Auction:
  • Wild Arms Complete Tracks
  • As Always, Keep Listening to Game Music and Have Fun!
  • Monday, May 01, 2006


    Falcom confirmed in a press release dated today that Legend of Heroes VI, the First Chapter will be coming to Japanese PSP on September 29th this year. There is a faint glimmer of hope that one day the title could make it for an english release, due to Legend of Heroes IV (aka Legend of Heroes) and now even LOH III (aka Legend of Heroes II) being released in English for PSP.

    This is a wonderful game that I have had the pleasure of playing and finishing on the PC, and you won't be disappointed even if you play it without knowing Japanese.
  • Here is the Press Release, it is in Japanese but you can see clearly the first item confirms the PSP release of LOH VI FC
  • More information when it becomes available!

    Hello everyone here is the Wild Arms Complete Tracks OST set that was released in April. It is every bit as good as I had hoped. Disc one has 37 tracks, and disc two has 39 tracks, plus a bonus 40th track not listed. I snagged an extra copy and I'm offering it for auction on ebay. Here is a link for you, and pictures of the set.
  • Wild Arms Complete Tracks ebay auction
  • CD Pictures