Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu ‎– Mother 2 (ギーグの逆襲)

Label:
Ship To Shore Phonograph Co. ‎– STS-007, Sony Music Commercial Music Group ‎– 88875133181, Columbia ‎– 88875133181
Format:
2 × Vinyl, LP, Pink Marble
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Tracklist

Hirokazu Tanaka Prologue
A1a 逆襲
A1b 眠ってる場合じゃない
Keiichi Suzuki Onett
A2 冒険をはじめよう
Keiichi Suzuki Twoson
A3 ボーイ ミーツ ガール (Boy Meets Girl)
Keiichi Suzuki Saturn Valley
A4 こんにちわ
Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka Winters
A5a スノーマン
A5b ウィンターズ ホワイト
A5c 風が吹く
A5d タッシー!
Keiichi Suzuki Threek
A6 いつかきっと
Hirokazu Tanaka Doko Doko Desert
A7 乾いたダンス (Super Dry Dance)
Keiichi Suzuki Fourside
A8 摩天楼に抱かれて
Hirokazu Tanaka Moonside
A9a ボルヘスのカクテル
A9b ムーンサイドスイング
Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka Ramma
B1a 東の果て
B1b 旅人に聴かせる唄
B1c ムの修行
Hiroshi Kanazu Summers
B2a プライベートな風
Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Hiroshi Kanazu Scarabi
B3a バザール
B3b カラビナ スカ (サソリの毒)
B3c ピラミッド
Hirokazu Tanaka Dungeon Man
B4a メガトンウォーク
B4b エンジョイ ザ ダンジョン
B4c 黄色っぽいサブマリン
Keiichi Suzuki Cursed Jungles
B5 ジャングルが目をさます
Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka Gumi Village
B6a きけおまえ
B6b 落ちる落ちる
Keiichi Suzuki The Under World
B7 大地のラブソング
Hirokazu Tanaka Magicant
B8a エイトメロディーズ (記憶の底に)
B8b ウェルカムぼく
B8c 夢の迷路
B8d エデンの海
B8e パワー
Hirokazu Tanaka The Great Under World
B9a 時空を超えろ
B9b ロボットになる
B9c スペーストンネル
B9d The Place (その場所)
Hirokazu Tanaka Final Battle
C1 イナクナリナサイ
Keiichi Suzuki Love & Peace
C2 ビコーズ・アイラブユー
Keiichi Suzuki, Hirokazu Tanaka, Shigesato Itoi Ending
C3a グッドフレンズ/バッドフレンズ
C3b スマイルズ・アンド・ティアーズ
D1 Hirokazu Tanaka, Shunsuke Sakamoto Room Number (Psi Mix)
D2 Hirokazu Tanaka, Kimitaka Matsumae Hula-Hoop (Psi Mix)
D3 Hirokazu Tanaka, Shunsuke Sakamoto Another 2 (Psi Mix)
D4 Unknown Artist Untitled

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Notes

'Hot Spring Pink' variant. Comes with an obi strip.
D3 ends in a locked groove, D4 is a hidden track separated on a different groove.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (As Printed): 8 88751 33181 5

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powerstone05

powerstone05

March 19, 2017
edited over 2 years ago

Earthbound is a game I didn't play until recently, a few months ago. Considered one of the most underrated gems on the SNES, it doesn't wait at all to let you know how obtuse it is. While I'd like to go into all the details, this is about the vinyl release from Ship To Shore.

For this particular review, I have the Hot Spring Pink release. I got a 'new' copy and it came with the inner sleeve seems ripped. That's the only cosmetic issue I noticed. The diagram map inside the gatefold is quite pleasant to look at.

The music in-game is something one can't really describe. It's intentionally bizarre, surreal, and experimental. Yet it works! The audio appears to be from the same mixes used on the original Japanese CD release. Which loop once with some added reverb. I was hoping the songs would have played out abit longer then barely finishing one loop. And several tracks are missing (god knows how many there are altogether) from this as it is from the original 1994 CD release. Also, it should be a crime to let Moonside play as short as it does on this. Lastly on that note for those wondering, the 'hidden track' on the last side is of the bicycle jingle one can enjoy for a brief time in Twoson, tailended with the famous "Okeska" voice sample.

Audio sounds like it was properly mastered. However the pressing isn't the best. While there are worse culprits, the surface noise is pretty noticeable on this especially right at the start of the first side. It shouldn't bother most people too much though.

Overall, it's an alright release. The pressing could have been better and could have been presented unmixed like what Data Discs is doing. Try to get this cheaper then the current third-party market is asking for it, don't think it's quite worth the prices they're asking.
NolanBruce

NolanBruce

March 17, 2016

There appears to be a hidden track on Side D. Track D3 ends in a locked groove, but if you set the stylus down immediately after that track, there's some more audio. I've never actually played Mother 2 (I know, I'm horrible), so I won't pretend to know what the track is.
nein17

nein17

March 1, 2016
my copy sounds good! very nice jacket design. bummed they didn't have the kraken song, but you hear it in one of the remixes on side D...