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Even More Dragon Quest Soundtrack Reprints Hit The Market

October 23, 2009 | | 5 Comments Share thison Facebook Even More Dragon Quest Soundtrack Reprints Hit The Marketon Twitter

Hey kids! Guess what happened? That’s right, more Dragon Quest soundtracks are coming your way. On August 5, 2009, the Dragon Quest IX soundtrack was released alongside reprints of all the Tokyo Metropolitan recordings of the eight prior DQ Symphonic Suites, which had been released via Aniplex. All of these new reprints are coming from King Records.

On October 7, 2009, even *more* DQ soundtracks were reprinted. If you look at a list of the reprints (check out Play-Asia or VGMdb), you may be confused. Why are there two different catalog numbers for the Dragon Quest V Symphonic Suite? And not just V, but pretty much all of them?

Well, the August 5th reprint covered the Aniplex Tokyo Metropolitan releases. On October 7, they reprinted Sony Records’ London Philharmonic releases, as well as the NHK Orchestra releases (from a variety of publishers). There are also some re-releases of gaiden titles in the Dragon Quest series, as well as a few random arrange albums. All told, there are over 20 Dragon Quest soundtracks reprinted this month. Most of them were long out of print and obscure releases. If you want these albums, it’s worth doing the research to learn about the differences in each recording style to decide which series you want. My personal favorite is the Tokyo Metropolitan, but a lot of people prefer the London Philharmonic. If you know your Symphonic Suites, weigh in on which is best in the comments section to help out curious consumers!

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