Featuring Chrono Cross and country rock.
Greetings fellow game music lovers,
another sunday, another Mitsuda entry. Again from Chrono Cross (1999), this time the focus of interest is the song "Dream Of The Shore Near Another World" the song that plays on the world map once you cross from your home world into the parallel universe where the plot starts to unfold.
It's one of those dreamy, relaxing songs where you would just park the console on the world map so the music kept playing while you were chilling on the couch.
Btw I know that this song was first in Radical Dreamers but this one was not released in the west and thus more people should be familiar with the Chrono Cross version.
I think the melody might be based on a backing that is most often used in 70s - 90s country rock scene. Here are some samples to show you what I mean:
America - Love's Worn Out (1983):
Smokie - Don't play that game with me (1992):
Chris Isaak - Graduation Day (1995):
Graham Parker - Protection (1979):
Loverboy - Love Will Rise Again (1987):
A good song the memorize for the summer.