05 October 2011

Episode 49: Koichi Sugiyama

For Episode 49, Brent and Rob focus on famed Dragon Quest composer Koichi Sugiyama.  After a healthy and established musical career in television and pop music, Sugiyama started composing music for video games when he was already in his 50's, and even now at age 80, he still composes music for the Dragon Quest franchise.  Full track listing below.  NOTE: The Japanese versions of the Dragon Warrior games were actually released a few years before they were released in North America, so keep that in mind when looking at the year as the music is the same for both versions.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (North American release unless otherwise indicated)

Dragon Warrior - Koichi Sugiyama - Unknown World/Overworld - Chunsoft/Nintendo - NES - 1989

Dragon Warrior - Koichi Sugiyama - Tantengel Castle (Throne) - Chunsoft/Nintendo - NES - 1989

Dragon Warrior II - Koichi Sugiyama - Recounting the Journey - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1990

Dragon Warrior III - Koichi Sugiyama - Heavenly Flight - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1991

Dragon Warrior IV - Koichi Sugiyama - Tomboy Princess' March (Alena) - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1992

Dragon Quest V - Koichi Sugiyama - Taking to the Skies - Enix/Chunsoft - Super Famicom - 1992

Dragon Quest VI - Koichi Sugiyama - Inviting Village - Enix/Heartbeat - Super Famicom - 1995

E.V.O.: Search for Eden - Koichi Sugiyama, Motoaki Takenouchi (arr.) - Undersea Maze - Enix/Almanic - SNES - 1993

Monopoly - Koichi Sugiyama - Game on 1F - Tomy - Super Famicom - 1993

Hanjuku Hero: Aah, Sekai yo Hanjuku Nare...!! - Koichi Sugiyama - Ah, May the World be Half-Boiled...! - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

J.E.S.U.S.: Kyōfu no Bio Monster - Koichi Sugiyama - Main Theme - Enix/King Records - Famicom - 1989

Tetris 2 + BomBliss - Koichi Sugiyama - In-Game 6/Staff Roll - Chunsoft/BPS - Famicom - 1991

Akagawa Jirou no Yuurei Ressha - Koichi Sugiyama - Quiet Morning ~ At the Station - Mighty Craft/King Records - Famicom - 1991

Torneko no Daibōken: Fushigi no Dungeon - Koichi Sugiyama - Volcanic Zone - Chunsoft - Super Famicom - 1993

Syvalion - Hayato Matsuo, Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Chapter 1 - Taito/Toshiba - Super Famicom - 1992

Master of Monsters - Hayato Matsuo (comp., arr.), Koichi Sugiyama (advisor), Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - Into the Deep Blue Sky (BGM 06) - Renovation - Genesis - 1991

Master of Monsters - Hayato Matsuo (comp., arr.), Koichi Sugiyama (advisor), Hitoshi Sakimoto (arr.) - Large Green Meadow (BGM 04) - Renovation - Genesis - 1991

Itadaki Street 2: Neon Sign wa Bara Iro ni - Kyohei Tsutsumi, Koichi Sugiyama (advisor) - Well, Then - Tomcat System/Enix - Super Famicom - 1994

Dragon Warrior IV - Koichi Sugiyama - Balloon's Flight - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1992

J.E.S.U.S.: Kyōfu no Bio Monster - Koichi Sugiyama - gameplay - Enix/King Records - Famicom - 1989

Dragon Warrior IV - Koichi Sugiyama - Cursed Towers - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1992

Dragon Warrior II - Koichi Sugiyama - All Hope is Lost... - Enix/Chunsoft - NES - 1990

Dragon Warrior - Koichi Sugiyama - Title Theme - Chunsoft/Nintendo - NES - 1989

4 comments:

  1. Were is the download link?

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  2. Brilliant episode gentlemen. I actually teared up during the Dragon Quest 6 song. Can't wait for next week.

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  3. Good stuff, guys. It's better that you both discovered Mr.Sugiyamas work later rather than never. I would highly recommend checking out his compositions to Dragon Quest 8. Thanks again & keep it up!

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