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HOL' UP! The Plan '93 soundtrack is BALLER AS HELL! HOLY CRAP why are you heathens sleeping on this masterpiece?

Post by Robo4900 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:41 pm

Hello, everyone. Have you heard the good word of "HOLY FUCKING SHIT THE 1993 PLAN TO ERADICATE THE SAIYANS SOUNDTRACK IS SO GOOD HOLY SHIT"?

You may see it referred to as the Dragon Ball Z Gaiden soundtrack too. Just look up the Gaiden Theme, and tell me you're not sold -- and then, I will know that you are a dirty liar.

Seriously, how are people not raving about this constantly? It's bloody awesome. Very unusual music for Dragon Ball, but I dig the shit out of it.

Go spin this one up and then use this thread to gush about how rad this music is.
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Post by No9tro » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:26 pm

You mean this theme?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDs8YgH7gTg
If so then yeah that does sound pretty good! Is it from the strategy guide OVA or the Bandai Playdia game? I can't imagine the track playing for this long in the OVA

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Post by Robo4900 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:39 pm

No9tro wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:26 pm
You mean this theme?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDs8YgH7gTg
Yes.
No9tro wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 6:26 pm
If so then yeah that does sound pretty good! Is it from the strategy guide OVA or the Bandai Playdia game? I can't imagine the track playing for this long in the OVA
Both. The OVA was essentially a video of a perfect play-through of the Playdia game. (Missing all the various branching paths and alternate endings)

And no, these tracks generally weren't played in full. As with most of Kikuchi's and Tokunaga's pieces for the series, these tracks were cut up and used as appropriate throughout.
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Post by Xeogran » Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:15 am

Hah, I was thinking of making a thread about this OST myself but you beat me to it.
The composer caught the heart of DB and these tracks fit the adventurous theme of Gaiden. He did a really good job there.

It's worth noting that "We Gotta Power" - the second opening to DBZ, was also done by him. You can even hear similar instruments at some parts.

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Post by Stridster » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:49 pm

Xeogran wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:15 am
Hah, I was thinking of making a thread about this OST myself but you beat me to it.
The composer caught the heart of DB and these tracks fit the adventurous theme of Gaiden. He did a really good job there.

It's worth noting that "We Gotta Power" - the second opening to DBZ, was also done by him. You can even hear similar instruments at some parts.
Did he also work on the instrumental version? Because that one sounded almost exactly like the gaiden soundtrack.

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Post by Xeogran » Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:56 pm

Stridster wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Did he also work on the instrumental version? Because that one sounded almost exactly like the gaiden soundtrack.
Yeah, that's what I mean. The vocal version still uses his instrumental after all.

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Post by Stridster » Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:06 pm

Xeogran wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:56 pm
Stridster wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:49 pm
Did he also work on the instrumental version? Because that one sounded almost exactly like the gaiden soundtrack.
Yeah, that's what I mean. The vocal version still uses his instrumental after all.
I know, but the instrumental one is somewhat different to the regular one, and comes across as more of a remix than anything, so I kinda figured that another composer might be involved with that one.
I'm not much of a music guy though, so maybe it was a stupid question to ask. :)

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Post by GhostEmperorX » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:51 am

Obviously, because it was done by Keiju Ishikawa, composer of not just We Gotta Power but many other vocal songs in DB.

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Post by Xeogran » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:22 am

I also would like to ask about the Famicom/NES versions of these tracks. Which came first? The original ones, or were the NES ones the originals and the OVA remade them? Thanks

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Post by Robo4900 » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:55 pm

Xeogran wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:22 am
I also would like to ask about the Famicom/NES versions of these tracks. Which came first? The original ones, or were the NES ones the originals and the OVA remade them? Thanks
I would guess the Famicom/NES tracks were created based off Keiju Ishikawa's tracks composed for the OVA/Playdia version, but I have no facts to back this up.
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Post by DNA » Mon Apr 27, 2020 7:26 am

Let me try to clear some confusion, if you guys don't mind:
  • Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiyaj-in Zetsumetsu Keikaku for the NES was released on August 6th, 1993.
  • Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku • Jōkan VHS was released on July 23rd, 1993.
  • Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku • Gekan VHS was released on August 23rd, 1993.
  • Dragon Ball Z Gaiden – Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku CD Album was released October 21st, 1993.
  • Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Shin Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku - Chikyū-Hen for the Playdia was released on September 23rd, 1994.
  • Dragon Ball Z Gaiden: Shin Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku - Uchū-Hen for the Playdia was released on December 16th, 1994.
  • Dragon Ball: Super Saiya-jin Zetsumetsu Keikaku on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 was released on November 2nd, 2010.
So as you can see by the dates, first it was the NES game, then the VHS were released as a guide for the NES game (and not as a perfect run for the Playdia game released a year later). The album was next, containing the tracks from the VHS video guides/OVAs. Finally a new version was released for the Playdia as an interactive movie with branching paths. Some of the footage from the video guide was used.
Lastly, the whole story was remade and released as a special feature with the Raging Blast 2 video game.

By the way, each version has a slightly different story, including the NES game which has plot points that were never re-adapted, like Pilaf making an appearance.
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