Episode 76: Software Serenade – Our Favorite Tunes with Vocals

 

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Video game music is predominantly instrumental. Sometimes though, a composer’s creative vision needs to be expressed through words, and that’s when vocalists are brought in to make some VGM magic. Join Mike and Ed as they explore some of their favorite tracks which include the human voice… used either as instruments or sung lyrics!

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The Tracklist:

Format: Game Title (System, Year) – Track Title – Composer(s)

Intro – Lunar Silver Star Story (PS1 & Saturn, 1996) – “Wings” – Noriyuki Iwadare, vocals by Jennifer Stigile  

1 – Lunar Silver Star Story (PS1 & Saturn, 1996) – “Wind Nocturne” – Noriyuki Iwadare, vocals by Jennifer Stigile

2 – Dynami Tracer (SNES, 1996) – “Title Theme” – Nobuo Uematsu

3 – Project X Zone 2 (3DS, 2016) – “Sekai wa Hitotsu no Butai / All the World’s a Stage” – Naofumi Tsuruyama, Kayoko Matsushima, Takuya Hanaoka

4 – Alan Wake (X360, 2010) – “The Poet and the Muse” – The Old Gods of Asgard (AKA Poets of the Fall)

5 – Katamari Damacy (PS2, 2004) “The Moon and the Prince” – Music – Akitaka Tohyama, Vocals: Kenji Ninuma & Fumina

6 – No More Heroes (Wii, PS3, 2007) – “The Virgin Child Makes a Wish Without Feeling Anything” – Suda51, Brad Holmes

7 – Space Channel 5 (DC/ PS2/ GBA, 1999) “Final Boss Music” –  Naofumi Hataya

8 – Skullmonkeys (PS1, 1998) – “Bonus Room” – Terry Scott Taylor

9 -Killer Instinct (XB1, 2013) – Touch Me and I’ll Break Your Face (B. Orchid’s Theme) – Mick Gordon, Vocals by Ali Edwards, Faye Newborough. Lyrics by Ali Edwards, Casey Edwards.

10 – Cannon Fodder (3DO, 1994) – “Cannon Fodder Theme” – Richard Joseph

11 – Sonic Adventure 2 (DC, GCN 2001) “Pumpkin Hill Zone” – Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi, Fumie Kumatani, Tomoya Ohtani, Marlon Saunders, Hunnid-P

12 – Portal (PC etc, 2007) – “Still Alive” – Jonathan Coulton, Vocals by Ellen Mclain

Outro – Marvel vs. Capcom 2: New Age of Heroes (DC/ PS2/ Arcade/ etc., 2000) – “Character Select Theme” – Tetsuya Shibata, Mitsuhiko Takano

 

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