The European soundtrack release from Nintendo for Yoshi's Story has many limitations. It doesn't contain all the music from the game, but then the music from the game is downright mediocre in the first place, with the exception of about three tracks.
The music here seems to have a mind of its own. This is very noticeable on "Yoshis on the Beach", which starts out with great potential — a cutesy "walking along" melody — but then stops for a moment before picking up again. In the space in between are some awful chords. The theme itself is hardly original, it's basically the same thing over and over again with little variation.
Although the other tracks are a little more varied and enjoyable than this one, they still sometimes tend to stop at the traffic light and wander off into space. The music's biggest problem is the attempt to make the Yoshis sing. Their whiny, high pitched, unmelodic voices make the Munchkins from "The Wizard of Oz" sound enjoyable. Four tracks are unfortunately filled with those catterwauling voices making noise. Blech!
As emphasised before, this release does not include all the music from the game. There are only 28 tracks here, whereas the full release featured 50. It's better than the North American release, but that doesn't say much.
If there are any who are searching for all the music from the game, check out the Japanese release, however be warned that the score itself is pretty much a total joke... one which I do not find amusing.