The long-awaited Chrono Trigger/Cross arrangement album finally did happen... sort of. I was paying on and off attention, so it escaped my notice for a year. "To Far Away Times," a musical sequel to the 3 arcs in Chrono Cross' soundtrack. Most tracks have been coarranged by guests--not necessarily a bad thing, but it may disappoint people who were looking for a concentrated effort from Yasunori Mitsuda.
This one's an instrumental from another performance, but they released a fantastic version with vocals from Laura Shigihara. Yes, indie Laura Shigihara who worked on Plants vs. Zombies, and To The Moon; I had to double check too. Following that, the arrangements are vocal-heavy this time, including renditions of Time's Scar, Radical Dreamers (well, yeah), and a few others. Oh, and that Bend of Time clip I posted long ago FINALLY got its full version, would you have it!
It's different, it's high quality, it's nice. I only wouldn't say it's the Chrono Album to Rule Them All like I had hoped. To start with, the Radical Dreamers remaster from Colours of Light was already more than good, and I didn't feel especially that there needed to be another.
I always have a list of songs to run through wherever a new pair of speakers or headphones is concerned. Umm, maybe "wherever a new pair of speakers/headphones" makes it seem a strangely common occurrence. See I pretty much maxed out my credit card this month because my brother wanted to collect a fifth pair of headphones, among some other frivolous garbage. It's not really me!
Anyway, the list includes both some of the best and worst audio I have on file.
Repulsa from God Eater & Rage Burst 2
Senbonzakura from Vocalo Zanmai
Radical Dreamers remastered
The Last Song from Drakengard 3
Class--CIEL_NOSURGE; from Genometric Concert
Snow in Summer from NieR (still legitimately one of the best soundtracks but lol this song)
Seere's Prayer -In the Sky- from Drakengard 3 DLC: always gotta do it
Twilight from Tree of Savior
Now that FFXV video up there sounds awful! Darn if I don't like it though, it's great. It's probably just the video.