REAL BOUT Garou Densetsu Arrange Sound Trax

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REAL BOUT Garou Densetsu Arrange Sound Trax
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Composed by Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan
Arranged by Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan
Published by Pony Canyon
Catalog number PCCB-00207
Release type Game Soundtrack - Official Release
Format 1 CD - 11 tracks
Release date March 6, 1996
Duration 00:43:55
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Overview

While it was the first entry in a subseries, Real Bout Fatal Fury was actually little more than an enhanced version of Fatal Fury 3. Its score followed suit and only featured a few new tracks. As a result, SNK struggled to produce a truly unique arranged album for the game.

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The soundtrack for Real Bout Fatal Fury featured very little new and, inevitably, the same is true for its arranged album. This time, most of the character themes from the Fatal Fury 3 arranged album are absent, replaced by themes from new characters. However, half of the tracks on this album are still shared with its predecessor: Bob Wilson's "The Taste of Honey", Jin Chonshu's "Encounter", the successive tracks for Geese Howard, and the vocal theme "The Remains of My Love" — are conserved between the albums. There are some enhancements in the reprises — for instance "Kissed by Geese" features a more robust band performance, while "Encounter" is lifted from the series' symphonic recording — but they'll be too few to interest those already acquainted with the arrangements.

Unfortunately, the new arrangements on the album are also a mixed bag. Expanding considerably on the ideas of the original, "Duck! Duck! Duck!" will amuse some listeners with its funky riffs and silly voice-overs. However, many, many others will find it cheesy and irritating. As the first full-length arrangement — following the absolutely skippable opening fanfare — it also makes it difficult to take the album seriously. The arrangements for the other returning characters, Kim Kaphwan's "Seoul Town" and Billy Kane's "N-D-R", stay close to SNK's classic rock sound. While their invigorating melodies are their main source of appeal, guitarist Jun Kajiwara and keyboardist Nobuo Kurata offer some standout solos.

The album also suffers from a lopsided structure. Once listeners have heard the lighter themes for the new characters and Bob Wilson, the other two thirds of the album are dedicated to the climactic final boss and ending themes. With so little preceding them, it makes the final boss themes sound underwhelming and the end credits ballad even more contrived. If the ending weren't inflated enough already, SNK also decided to arrange two brand new tracks for the closure — a rock-operatic version of "Lost in the Fog" and a full operatic version of "Transient Life" — both featuring the voice of Ken Nishikiori. The ambition behind each of these tracks is admirable, and the latter features especially rich stylings, but the end result is pretentious and confusing.

Summary

The Real Bout Fatal Fury soundtrack managed to supersede the Fatal Fury 3 soundtrack with an encompassing selection of reprises and new tracks. Unfortunately, the arranged album did not manage to achieve the same, since it only offers partial reprises and few new arrangements. It is badly structured, with a silly introduction building up towards a premature finale, and features no must-listen exclusives. Stick to the Fatal Fury 3 arranged album instead.



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Chris Greening

Produced by YOSHIHIRO OHNO

All Songs Composed by Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan

Arranged by Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan

Arranger info from the liner notes:
  Jojouha Kitapy: 1, 6, 9
  Shimizm: 2, 3, 7, 8
  PAPAYA: 4
  SHA-V: 5
  Macky: 10, 11


Musicians
Drums : NOBUO EGUCHI
Bass : CHIHARU MIKUZUKI
Guitar : JUN KAJIWARA
Keyboards,Piano : NOBUO KURATA
Vocal : KEN(M9,M10)
        KONG KUWATA(M2,M8)
Chords : OSAMU HIKITA(M9,M10)
         HIROAKI SUZUKI(M9,M10)

Directed by SADAKICHI.A
                  KAZuHIKO ENDOH

Recorded at SONATA CLUB STUDIO
                  LITTLE BACH STUDIO
                  STUDIO GROOVE
Engineered by KAZUO WATABE
                    TOSHIYUKI FUKUI(M8,M9,M10)

1nd Engineered by ATSUYUKI MORI
                           MASAHIKO KONNO
                           HIDEYUKI HANAKI
                           MAKI ONODERA
Manipulated by TOSHIHARU IZUTSU
                       YOSHIAKI OHNISHI(M10)
                       AYUMI YASUI(M3,M7,M8)
Mastering Engineered by KAZUYA SATOH
Illustrated by SHINKIRO MORI(SNK)
Graphic Designer : TADASHI HISAMOCHI
Inner Script Writer : MIYUKI ENDOH

Executive Producer : KAUSUKE OBI
Album was composed by Shinsekai Gakkyoku Zatsugidan and was released on March 6, 1996. Soundtrack consists of 11 tracks tracks with duration over about 45 minutes. Album was released by Pony Canyon.

CD 1

1
Real Bout -Garou Densetsu- (Opening Title)
00:23
2
Duck! Duck! Duck! (Duck King)
03:52
3
Seoul Town (Kim Kaphwan)
04:47
4
A Taste of Honey (Bob Wilson)
04:03
5
N-D-R (Billy Kane)
03:49
6
It's Geese!! (Geese Howard)
03:28
7
Kissed by Geese (Geese Howard Final)
03:49
8
Devotion -The Sun Set Sky Final- (ENDING ~ STAFF ROLL)
06:10
9
No.2 from Pandora's Box "Lost in the Fog" (Jin Chonrei)
04:18
10
Transient Life (After Geese's Special Match)
03:51
11
No.1 from Pandora's Box "Encounter" (Jin Chonshu) from CD "Garou Densetsu Symphonic Sound Trax"
05:25
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