Jazz renditions of classic video game music.
Following pre-orders that opened up last Monday, the Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies Volume 1 Remastered Version is available now.
This remastered version is a re-release of the 2012 album by GENTLE LOVE – the jazz duo behind the Prescription for Sleep series – also known as Metal Gear Solid and Bayonetta series composer saxophonist Norihiko Hibino, and Etrian Odyssey and Persona Q pianist AYAKI.
Aside from sound mastering that’s more consistent with the rest of the series, Game Music Volume 1 Remastered Version comes with a couple of bonus tracks. “Fisherman’s Horizon” from Final Fantasy VIII was not included in the original release, and an original GENTLE LOVE composition called “He Chose You” rounds off the reissued album.
The full tracklisting is as follows:
01. Lifestream (Final Fantasy VII)
02. Dire, Dire Docks (Super Mario 64)
03. Song of the Ancients (NieR)
04. Lost Painting (Castlevania: Symphony of the Night)
05. Maiden in Black (Demon’s Souls)
06. Main Theme (Genso Suikoden)
07. Singing Emotion (Chrono Cross)
08. A Wish… (Secret of Mana)
09. Auriel’s Ascension (The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion)
10. Aquatic Ambiance (Donkey Kong Country)
11. Fisherman’s Horizon (Final Fantasy VIII) [Bonus]
12. He Chose You (Original) [Bonus]
Perhaps best known for its Prescription for Sleep series, music label Scarlet Moon Records has been releasing game soundtracks and arrangement albums since 2013. Producer Jayson Napolitano spoke about what it meant to work on the original album again and teased what we can expect from an upcoming brand new release.
“It’s a wonderful feeling to be able to circle back around and give new life to the original album that started it all,” said Napolitano. “We’ve already got the next volume recorded, and we’re currently mastering it and putting together artwork and other materials for a physical release, so please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks and months!”