http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/ … a_rebirth/
This is up now. Even though I never played any of the Romancing SaGa games I did enjoy the SaGa gameboy games and SaGa Frontier. Still enjoyed the soundtracks though especially the battle themes. Looking forward to this one.
I don't think I'll be picking this one up, but the samples don't sound too bad (aside from the harmonica in the second sample). It's definitely more old-school arrange sounding than most of the new rock stuff (Battle SQ, Monster Hunter, etc.), which is a step in the right direction for me. I'd like to hear this in its entirety and see how it stacks up, but given that it's Ito I'm not expecting anything mindblowing.
For those who are skeptical on buying this, I'll take the bullet for you. Been a huge Romancing SaGa Music Fan as it was the kickstart of me buying import soundtracks almost (ugh) 20 years ago. I almost forgot it was released due to the Final Fantasy Chip stuff, but I'll make an order this weekend.
I've listened to part of this album and the arrangements are not as furiously paced as those on Dangerous Mezashi Cat's Highspeed, but they are cleaner sounding. I would almost say that this is a Falcom album because of the guitarists Masaru Teramae and Atsushi Enomoto. I keep picturing the Falcom concert in the Liquid Room when I listen to this (I've watched the DVD many times).