Featuring Chrono Trigger and several.
Greetings fellow game music lovers,
I decided to make one final Chrono Trigger (1995) outtakes release to round things off. First we have the song "Underground Sewer" which plays in, well, the title is kinda self-explanatory:
There is a section in Alan Coplands "El Salón México" from 1937 which has a comparable curvature to the one found in the Chrono song:
Might the tune be based on a popular mexican folk song?
Then we have the song 600 AD - Yearnings of Wind which plays in the middle ages on the world map:
I found some sequences which, while not being exactly the same tone sequence, have some strong structural resemblance to the beginning of the song:
Watching the Trains Come In Vernon Dalhart 1928:
Henry Burr & Albert Campbell Off with the Old Love, On with the New 1914:
Au Revoir But Not Goodbye, Soldier Boy · The Peerless Quartet 1918:
My current hypothesis is that the song was inspired by that old time pop that was popular until the early part of the 20th century. Some people have attributed a christmas-song like feeling to this one which sounds plausible as many popular christmas songs were composed during that time.
Ok, so this finally ends the Chrono portion of Mitsuda season. Next week we will thus start the final part of Mitsuda season, a sometimes neglected classic epically comparable to some of the best Final Fantasy's: Xenogears! It will bring some really interesting songs to look at...