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Grimoire
22nd Jun 2012, 15:21
Starting off with some news:
"KINGDOM HEARTS 10th Anniversary FAN SELECTION -Melodies & Memories-"
store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-103... (http://store.jp.square-enix.com/detail/SQEX-10328-9)
www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/kh/... (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/kh/10th_fan/)

Automaton
22nd Jun 2012, 16:55
Oh! It looks like a voting thing where you can pick the tracks you like, and hopefully they will be included.

Grimoire
23rd Jun 2012, 08:44
Indeed. Nice idea, huh? It's a good way of letting the fans decide on the perfect collection of melodies themselves.

Grimoire
27th Jun 2012, 04:28
Interview: The Evolving Sounds of Kingdom Hearts 3D


www.1up.com/features/interview-evolving-... (http://www.1up.com/features/interview-evolving-sounds-kingdom-hearts)

Chaser
14th Jul 2012, 06:53
Is there any way to order the Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance] album in Australia?(And maybe the Meow Wow plushie too).
I've heard that the Australian market is run by the European department but I don't think they ship to Australia.

Anyone know?

tidusforeverx2
14th Jul 2012, 09:48
It does appear that there is an official reseller for Square-Enix in your country, unfortunatly they don't seem to carry any of the soundtracks. My recommendation in this case is play-asia.com. You will most likely want to use pay-pal for the currency conversion, it's the least complex way in my opinion.

tidusforeverx2
14th Jul 2012, 09:52
www.play-asia.com/Kingdom_Hearts_3D_Drea... (http://www.play-asia.com/Kingdom_Hearts_3D_Dream_Drop_Distance_Plush_Wondernyan_ReRun/paOS-13-71-184-49-en-70-4zmz.html)


for the plushie, the soundtrack is seemingly out of print for them but ill keep looking for you... also keep an eye out there is a Kingdom Hearts music compilation that should be coming according to the japanese site. which I'll also check into.

tidusforeverx2
14th Jul 2012, 10:03
Ok, the 3d one is pretty much gone for the moment... but you might want to check this out.


www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/kh/... (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/kh/10th_fan/)


So September 19th 2012 the fan selection compilation will release... I would recommend preordering it from which ever site you prefer...


here is one place you can order from...


www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=M... (http://www.amiami.com/top/detail/detail?gcode=MED-CD2-10339&page=top%2Fsearch%2Flist%3Fs_keywords%3DKingdom+Hearts%24pagemax%3D100%24getcnt%3D0%24pagecnt%3D1)





These are your best bets...

Chaser
15th Jul 2012, 03:14
Thanks for the reply!


I'll have a look at those links.

Shmexy-Sora
20th Jul 2012, 11:28
So I've been wondering: Is Dream Drop Distance going to have a a new theme? It's probably very likely but I still wonder about it giving that it hasn't been clarified (to me) yet. With that said, what will the new theme's name (should there be one) be? I'm going to give my guess; considering that I see the words in alot of the Nintendo POWER reviews I guess that the new theme will be: What Dream Are Made Of.


Any other guesses?

member_10074094
20th Jul 2012, 13:20
I don't think so, if you are referring to the opening songs played in KH(Simple and Clean) and KH2 (Sanctuary), the opening for DDD is actually a song that has played in the credits of each KH game so far(the Hikari instrumental version). If I'm correct, the singer for the first two refuses to do anymore because of financial issues with Disney.

iambasho777
20th Jul 2012, 14:19
I thought Utada Hikaru quit singing altogether? I'm really happy that Hikari Orchestra will be the theme though, that's one of my favorite tracks from the KHI OST. The DDD OST has been up on YouTube since it was released in Japan so I'll go search through that and see if one of them is labelled as the game's theme at some point.

member_10074094
20th Jul 2012, 14:31
I thought Utada Hikaru quit singing altogether? I'm really happy that Hikari Orchestra will be the theme though, that's one of my favorite tracks from the KHI OST. The DDD OST has been up on YouTube since it was released in Japan so I'll go search through that and see if one of them is labelled as the game's theme at some point.




did she really? thats kind of sad. a lot of fans will be angry if someone else sings a theme for KH. But, as you say, its a good song choice to use. That said, something will feel wrong about KH3 if it doesn't have a Hikaru song in it.

iambasho777
20th Jul 2012, 14:48
From her wiki page:
On August 9, 2010, Utada announced on her personal blog that beginning in 2011, she would go on an indefinite hiatus, citing fatigue since her debut 12 years previously. She also stated a need for rest, to study new things and learn more about the world, as well as see to some personal matters. She said the hiatus would last anywhere from two to five years.



It had a source, but the source was her Japanese blog and I am still looking for a good textbook to start learning the language so I can't confirm that it's a decent translation. The wiki didn't have any info about a fallout with Disney, but I do remember reading back when BBS was made that there wouldn't be any new songs from her in the series. They might be able to re-use Passion and Simple and Clean, though.

Lightning_Stryker
20th Jul 2012, 15:08
Oh that really stinks. I liked her songs. Maybe they could use one of her other songs from her older albums?

new_tradition
20th Jul 2012, 15:46
I think Utadu quitting is legit. It was announced waaaaay back.


I won't lie, for a while I thought the reason why KH3 was taking so long was because Nomura (I believe he specifically wanted her to do the vocals in the first place, according to wiki or something) was trying to negotiate for her to come back to do a new song, lol.


I believe she left because she was only being paid to do one language of her song. She wasn't paid for the other language. So she sang 4 songs, but only got paid for 2 :/


Truthfully, I like her, but she isn't a requirement for the series. However, I would like to see a new song for KH3. You guys heard the Japanese song for FFXIII? I read the translated lyrics, and that sounded really close to what KH is about, especially throwing in that English phrase "dear my friends". Maybe that singer could consider doing something for KH? Though I guess she would have to sing well in English too. Hrmm...

member_10621553
26th Jul 2012, 10:08
Is there any word on if the 3 CD soundtrack is going to be released in NA?

Explorer12
30th Jul 2012, 15:17
I guess not and I really want it too! I think it shouldn't be too far since the game is about to launch.

member_10621553
30th Jul 2012, 15:21
Yeah, I'd rather not have to import again. I have the other 3 soundtracks and would really like to get this one in the US.

member_10827566
8th Aug 2012, 13:25
Noooooo! Simple and Clean is my favorite song from my favorite video game. Kingdom Hearts will never be the same without her. http://na.square-enix.com/tools/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-cry.gif

member_10621553
8th Aug 2012, 22:52
Is there any word on when the soundtrack is going to be released in NA?

YukiTsubaki
9th Aug 2012, 01:15
The answer would be...probably not. While there is the chance that it might be available for itunes eventually, your best bet might be importing it.


CD Japan link:


www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=SQ... (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=SQEX-10304)





On the bright side, I see soundtrack has three discs. All of the other KH OSTS were only two discs!

member_10621553
9th Aug 2012, 01:30
Suposedly this soundtrack was/is supposed to come to NA, and it's already out in Japan and EU.


At least according to this: twitter.com/squareenixemily/status/19822... (https://twitter.com/squareenixemily/status/198222398506532865)


The soundtrack before this one was also 3 CDs. (The one for BBS 358/2 days and Re:coded.)

Automaton
9th Aug 2012, 19:14
I thought that Utada was only taking a break from her music career and wasn't *done* done.

member_10813612
10th Aug 2012, 00:51
The answer would be...probably not. While there is the chance that it might be available for itunes eventually, your best bet might be importing it.


CD Japan link:


www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=SQ... (http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/detailview.html?KEY=SQEX-10304)





On the bright side, I see soundtrack has three discs. All of the other KH OSTS were only two discs!






While an iTunes release would be nice, I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it, seeing that no Kingdom Hearts music whatsoever was available there last time I checked while every Final Fantasy can be found.





Going off on a tangent though, Birth By Sleep did have a 3-disc soundtrack, although it cheated a little by including music from 358/2 Days and RE: Coded...

member_10621553
10th Aug 2012, 16:06
I was able to find this:


twitter.com/squareenixemily/status/19822... (https://twitter.com/squareenixemily/status/198222398506532865)


But a release date would be nice haha.

member_10822883
10th Aug 2012, 16:16
All of the Uematsu FF soundtracks have been taken down, actually, including the recent two Piano Opera records. I don't see a NA release happening, myself, digital or physical.

member_10621553
11th Aug 2012, 00:50
If it doesn't make it to NA, it will be the only region that didn't get a release for this soundtrack.


And judging by the twitter link I posted, It's supposed to be.

member_10102257
18th Aug 2012, 12:58
You can watch it here!!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bkbu0YP6Ew (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Bkbu0YP6Ew)

member_10621553
18th Aug 2012, 14:35
Awesome. Hope it gets released out here. I imported last soundtrack(BBS + Days & Coded) and it is amazing.

member_10822883
18th Aug 2012, 16:33
She's on hiatus IIRC. I'd be happy if they moved on from Hikari and Passion, especially since I don't like either of the English alternatives at all. I love the orchestrated instrumental versions though and am okay with them using those for trailers and opening sequences like they have been.

CPancer
19th Aug 2012, 15:39
I thought Utada Hikaru quit singing altogether? I'm really happy that Hikari Orchestra will be the theme though, that's one of my favorite tracks from the KHI OST. The DDD OST has been up on YouTube since it was released in Japan so I'll go search through that and see if one of them is labelled as the game's theme at some point.




did she really? thats kind of sad. a lot of fans will be angry if someone else sings a theme for KH. But, as you say, its a good song choice to use. That said, something will feel wrong about KH3 if it doesn't have a Hikaru song in it.









What will they have to be sad about if they get a world-known talent to sing the song instead? Didn't they get Leona Lewis to do the song for FFXIII?

Grimoire
3rd Sep 2012, 02:31
KINGDOM HEARTS 10th Anniversary FAN SELECTION -Melodies & Memories- - Update


www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/kh/... (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/kh/10th_fan/#!/top)

Grimoire
10th Sep 2012, 01:11
"Kingdom Hearts Fans In Japan Select Favorite Songs For 10th Anniversary CD"


www.siliconera.com/2012/09/09/kingdom-he... (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/09/kingdom-hearts-fans-in-japan-select-favorite-songs-for-10th-anniversary-cd/)

new_tradition
10th Sep 2012, 13:35
So wait, are these gonna be new arrangements, or just the same songs already released in previous soundtracks, but presented as "Greatist Hits" collection?


I don't know why, but I was under the assumption this was a new piano-arrangement ost, lol...

Grimoire
10th Sep 2012, 13:40
Ah, no. I believe it's simply a collection of the most popular songs of the series.

Zench-XIII
10th Sep 2012, 18:26
I voted during the survey period and many of my choices were Birth by Sleep songs. It's good to see Lord of the Castle was included.

Grimoire
18th Sep 2012, 18:51
KINGDOM HEARTS 10th ANNIVERSARY FAN SELECTION -Melodies & Memories- - Now on Sale


www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/kh/... (http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/kh/10th_fan/#!/top)

member_10822883
18th Sep 2012, 21:28
Though I get the idea behind fan selections, if that's the tracklisting, it is heinously unbalanced and focuses way too much on arrangements of Dearly Beloved and battle themes.

Grimoire
24th Sep 2012, 15:53
KH 10th Anniversary Fan Selection soundtrack unboxing


kh13.com/news/33332-kh-10th-anniversary-... (http://kh13.com/news/33332-kh-10th-anniversary-fan-selection-soundtrack-unboxing)

Grimoire
11th Oct 2012, 14:22
KINGDOM HEARTS Original Soundtrack COMPLETE


www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000MQ... (http://www.amazon.co.jp/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000MQ51MY/soku4atg-22/ref=nosim/)

Grimoire
3rd Nov 2012, 06:43
The Greatest Video Game Music 2 Fate of the Unknown Sample Track Released


khinsider.com/news/The-Greatest-Video-Ga... (http://khinsider.com/news/The-Greatest-Video-Game-Music-2-Fate-of-the-Unknown-Sample-Track-Released-3121)

new_tradition
9th Dec 2012, 02:21
Gotta be honest, not really diggin' that version of Fate of the Unknown. I sort of reject most unofficial remixes/rehashes of gaming music in the first place, but I'm all for live orchestra performances. But wasn't a big fan of that more modern twist guitar playing in some parts, and for some reason, it just sounded slower. In this case, original is waaay better for me :/

Grimoire
18th Dec 2012, 03:05
Ritsu Records SOMEDAY -KINGDOM-MIX-


khinsider.com/news/Ritsu-Records-SOMEDAY... (http://khinsider.com/news/Ritsu-Records-SOMEDAY-KINGDOM-MIX-3144)

Grimoire
8th Feb 2013, 01:10
Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX soundtrack - Dearly Beloved (Kingdom Hearts Final Mix version)


www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-vocpZRZtQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-vocpZRZtQ)

DOOMMonkey224
9th Feb 2013, 19:16
Thanks Grimor, for linking me to this forum. Subscribed. Let us all thank Yoko Shimoura for her beautiful work.

DOOMMonkey224
9th Feb 2013, 19:26
This is the beautiful work of Baker Ruth. I aspecaly like her version of "Xion's Theme. http://www.bak-r.be/KHDestiny/KingdomHeartsDestiny.html


I enjoyed the version of Fate of the unknown.

DOOMMonkey224
9th Feb 2013, 19:27
http://www.bak-r.be/KHDestiny/KingdomHeartsDestiny.html





Merp

Grimoire
31st May 2013, 02:00
Yoko Shimomura Discusses Potential KINGDOM HEARTS HD 1.5 ReMIX Soundtrack! www.khinsider.com/news/Yoko-Shimomura-Di... (http://www.khinsider.com/news/Yoko-Shimomura-Discusses-Potential-KINGDOM-HEARTS-HD-1-5-ReMIX-Soundtrack-3305)

Vashtsb
14th Aug 2013, 22:58
Hello, I hope this gets some sort of helpful response and as such I'll try my hardest to wrap this up quickly. I've been searching high and low for the English opening themes for Kingdom Hearts I & II, namely Simple and Clean ~Translated from Hikari~ (as well as it's PlanitB remix) And Sanctuary ~English version of Passion~. I haven't been able to find it either within the official Square Enix Soundtracks nor in Utada's own albums. If anybody knows where I could find this it would be much appreciated, I'm just a little shocked it wasn't at least uploaded to ITunes, Amazon, or even Bandcamp. I would happily pay for these three songs. <3 <3 <3
*Bearing in mind I already have the Japanese Versions of these tracks.

cloudsquallxiii
10th Oct 2013, 19:30
kingdom hearts how come i cant get the english version of simple and clean on itunes

Grimoire
18th Jun 2014, 00:01
VGO & SoundtRec Boston (http://www.khinsider.com/news/VGO-SoundtRec-Boston-recorded-the-new-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-soundtrack-3550) worked on the new Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX soundtrack
(Kingdom Hearts Insider)
― Tai Yasue, co-director of the most recent Kingdom Hearts games, announced in a recent E3 interview that the soundtrack for Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- would be reorchestrated by an orchestra in Boston.

Grimoire
12th Aug 2014, 22:03
KHInsider interviews the Video Game Orchestra (http://www.khinsider.com/news/KHInsider-interviews-the-Video-Game-Orchestra-on-Kingdom-Hearts-HD-2-5-ReMIX-3814) on Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX-
- KHInsider had the pleasure of interviewing both creator & producer Shota Nakama and sound engineer Falk Au Yeong of the Video Game Orchestra & SoundtRec Boston, the group responsible for the re-orchestrated soundtrack in the upcoming Kingdom Hearts -HD 2.5 ReMIX- on the PlayStation 3.

richarddylan205
19th Oct 2015, 05:40
Wow..... Look good and nice idea

obalouafi
12th Mar 2016, 16:05
thx for the tracks