Concert (x2)

Before anyone becomes too excited or jealous, no I was not in Japan or the
20th anniversary concert of Xenogears but we have to at least mention it
of course. Firstly, I have seen the recording of the concert and it was
absolutely amazing watching it on the projector, I am eternally grateful
that they decided to record it even if the distribution method leaves
much to be desired… I still cross my fingers for a real blu-ray release.

Secondly the arrangements and the performances were just the best,
I do love Creid and Myth but this was the versions I always wanted to hear,
very true to the original and finally, FINALLY I get to hear Grahf’s theme
in something else than MIDI. Ahhh.

I could go on and on about this but I would just recommend you to watch it
yourself instead. 10/10, a dream.

Also, seeing this I would probably just have stolen it and left the country
before the concert even began, haha:

As consolation there was actually a video game concert here in Sweden
the same day. Me, my sister and her boyfriend all went, seeing Xenosaga
on the “track list” was more than enough to convince us:

I have no pictures from the event but it was in Berwaldhallen, Stockholm,
a nice hall it was, better sound quality in the room itself than the other
concerts I have been to.

A short summary:

-Sonic did not translate well to orchestra
-Wizardry was surprising, not too many have a relation to that over here
-Ni no Kuni was fantastic even if I’m a bit tired of the main theme at
the moment, hehe
-Suikoden was a magnificent highlight, still can’t believe how well the
orchestra did
-Secret of Mana, I have heard this performed better before but still nice
-The Megaman medley was a bit hard to keep track of since it included many
tracks from the NES games but no complaints,
works much better than Sonic in this form

The second act introduced the choir and man did they do a good job with:

-Suikoden II, goosebumps all over, 10/10!
-Last Guardian, even though I just saw my brother beat it and beat it
myself on release I have no feelings for the music.
-Shadow of the Colossus, again the orchestra did an absolutely
fantastic job, so well-performed.
-Xenosaga Gnosis, another dream to hear Xenosaga LIVE, not the most
exciting track BUT still amazing, I have heard the music hundreds of
times but detected no flaws in the performance, pure bliss.
-Xenosaga The Miracle, short and intense, love this in the game but it
became a bit to messy when all instruments and the choir blasted away
in the second half. Still, unreal to hear it live at all just not
perfection like Gnosis or Suikoden.
-Final Fantasy IX medley, sadly a bit messy and a strange choice of
tracks but hearing the ending sequence from the final scene in the game
LIVE was VERY unexpected.
-Liberi Fatali, I have heard this one as well performed live before but
it never gets old for me when the big drums and choir go at it at the
same time!

They also played a Zelda and a Mario song as bonuses, not bad!

A really nice concert with a good mix! I wanted to write about something
else between my “loot” posts because there will be quite a few if all
goes well, at the moment importing things to Sweden is next to impossible
and I’m a bit worried about some incoming items… I do have a few already
arrived ones to post in the meantime at least!

5 thoughts on “Concert (x2)

  1. That is great that you attended the concert with Xenosaga etc. live. As for the Xenogears revival, I am very happy with both the BD disc and the live. I wonder based on the cinematography if the Beginning and End live will end up with a proper disc release with higher quality audio/video.

    But I just want see that you have seen the full quality web rip, see over here for all the things I’ve found on it.

    Please post more extraneous things ;p


    1. Why hello! Glad to see that you still visit, hehe.

      Like I said in the post, importing right now is a pain,
      my revival disc is still stuck in the customs… Thank you
      for the links but I will hold out on watching/ listen to it
      until I get my copy, looking forward to that!

      I will do my best, haha!


  2. Glad you where able to see the concert even if it would have been more fun to be there live. So good for you that you could see the concert in Sweden at least. ๐Ÿ˜€
    Sadly stuff like that don’t happen all to often around where I live and when they do happen, I hear about it a week later. Suck, but what can you do?

    Be safe, have a great time my friend.


    1. I hadn’t heard anything about this concert either, it was just luck that my sister did and got the tickets! There will be yet another one this summer with Chrono and FF music, also in Stockholm…!

      At least you live in a city with a GAME STORE, unlike me, haha.


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