Time for the second of the five favorite items, that should be my fourth best
item but you could probably put them in any order, at least this one has
the best story.
The item is none other than (drum roll):
-Partitura Orginale Di Xenosaga Episodio Uno-
I have been in love with this book since I first saw it years ago in the
Procyon Studio store. Sadly it was already sold out back then and this is
definitely the one item that I have spent the most time searching for.
Funny enough I got all four of the items left on the list from the same
seller and I am very grateful that he sold me these items.
The book itself is a very limited score book released by Procyon STudio
and Yasunori himself, not by Namco. Unlike other books like this which
usually only contains a few song and usually only piano arrangements
this one contains all the orchestrated tracks from Episode I AND the
notes for EVERY instrument! That is a crazy thing to make and as Yasunori
writes in the book you can see every little mistake in there and he was a
bit nervous writing it, hehe.
If you know how to read notes and happen to have an orchestra you can
recreate the music exactly as it is in Episode I with this information.
Sadly this was another impossible item to get a good photo of but let us
bask in the glory of this 300 pages thick book, he really went all out,
red textile with golden text, really good quality for the paper as well but
sadly I didn’t think ahead and took photos of the inside.
The best part of all is the part where I actually met Yasunori and got him
to sign the book! Like most books this one have a few blank pages at the
beginning and what better way to fill them out than the signature
of the creator himself!
It has already been a few years since he visited Sweden and the
Symphonic Fantasies concert where you could meet him afterwards, I will
never forget his surprised reaction when I unwrapped a few layers of
bubble wrap and presented the book, haha.
It should be a good indication of how rare something is when even
the creator is surprised to see it. Besides meeting Yasunori the highlight
of that night was hearing “People Seized With Life” from Chrono Cross live,
something I never thought would happen this lifetime!
This probably should be my number one item after all but
look forward to the last three!