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Seiken Densetsu – Legend of Mana – Original Soundtrack

Legend of Mana OST Cover Publisher: DigiCube, Square Enix
Catalog No.: SSCX-10034, SQEX-10036~37
Release Date: 23/Jul/1999, 20/Oct/2004
Composed by: Yoko Shimomura
Arranged by: Yoko Shimomura, Osamu Katsumori (CD1 T4, CD2 T32)
Format: 2CD Set and iTunes
Available from:
Amazon.co.jp
Square Enix Music Download
Play-Asia.com

For the Playstation debut of the Mana series, Square brought on board well established composer Yoko Shimomura, who had in the past worked on such titles as Breath of Fire, Street Fighter 2 and Parasite Eve. Regarded as possibly the strongest soundtrack of the series, she took full advantage of the CD Quality audio that the Playstation had to offer and made use of live orchestration and even vocals to bring the songs to life.

The credits of this orchestration include Sanae Hatori (piano), Shinozaki Group (strings), Takashi Asahi (panflute), Kenzi Nagashima, Yasushi Sugiyama (piano), Osamu Katsumori (guitars), Yoshiyuki Kuriyama (bass), Kiichirou Akui (drums), Akira Fujiyama (panflute), Cavyn Wright Group (strings), with vocals performed by Saki Mizutani (CD1 Tracks 14 and 17) and Annika (CD1 Track 4 and CD2 track 32).

Overall an inredibly solid soundtrack that covers many different moods and styles, aided of course by the top-notch quality of the technology at Shimomura’s disposition. Heroes of Mana aside, we can only hope to see further collaborations from this composer as the series develops.

Track Listing

No. Track Title In-game use Duration
Disc 1 – 1:03:35
1 Legend of MANA ~Title Theme~ Game boot and intro 02:24
2 Nostalgic Song Initial game setup 03:32
3 World of Mana Overworld theme 05:06
4 Song of Mana ~Opening Theme~ Opening FMV 02:49
5 Places of Soul House and garden 01:32
6 Hometown Domina Gato Grottoes 02:44
7 Daedal’s Organ Angel fountain where Diddle plays 00:55
8 Wanderer’s Path Luon Highway 04:32
9 Pain the Universe Boss Battle 03:22
10 Cliff Town Gato Domina 02:52
11 Earth Painting Tower of Leires, Mekiv Caverns 04:26
12 Marginal Beast Boss Battle 01:37
13 Moonlit City Roa Lumina 02:11
14 Everyday Dream ~Siren’s Song~ Cutscene with Elle the Siren 02:31
15 To the Sea Madora Beach, Pirate Ship 02:46
16 Southern City Polpota Geo 02:24
17 Everyday Dream… Spirit’s Song – Voice only 01:27
18 Calmly Travelling Duma Desert, Mindas Ruins 01:50
19 Bedight Orbit Boss Battle 03:36
20 The Wind Sings of a Journey Lake Kilma, The Junkyard 02:00
21 Mystic City Geo Palpota Harbour 02:36
22 Memory of Running Fieg Snowfields 02:02
23 The Darkness Nova Boss Battle 04:21
Disc 2 – 1:06:37
1 Pastoral Egg hunting 01:44
2 Ranch Night Monster Barn and Field 01:14
3 Maker’s Gallop Workshops 01:08
4 Dreamseed Fruit Orchards 01:17
5 A Good Thing Item Created 00:06
6 Play the Organ! Good organ playing by character in Church 00:13
7 Play the Organ! Part 2 Bad organ playing by character in Church 00:17
8 Nocturne Underworld (confirm) 00:39
9 Digger’s Song ~Song of Spelunkers~ Dudbear place in Ulkan Mines 00:55
10 Calm Song Orch. Ver. of song played while spirit hunting 00:36
11 Sorrowful Song Orch. Ver. of song played while spirit hunting 00:30
12 Joyful Song Orch. Ver. of song played while spirit hunting 00:29
13 Mysterious Song Orch. Ver. of song played while spirit hunting 00:42
14 Missing Truth Faerie Quest, Matilda’s Room 03:06
15 The Excitement of Both of us ~Lucemia~ Lucemia 03:49
16 Irwin on Reflection Mantis Ant Battle 02:53
17 The Other Truth Faerie Quest Finale 02:17
18 Complicated Destiny Dragon quest cutscenes 03:51
19 Bonded by the Soul Dragon quest, Larc and Sierra events 01:53
20 Fiery Castle The Flames 02:37
21 Leading into Prosperity Drakonis Battle 02:08
22 The One who Waits for the Breath of Destiny Dragon quest finale 03:07
23 Depression Blues Jumi Quest, Flourite’s jewelry box 02:35
24 Gem Thief Sandra’s Plight! Jume quest, Sandra atop Kristie’s Palace Spires in Geo 00:44
25 City of Flickering Destruction Bejeweled City 03:23
26 Foolish Decision Jumi quest, Lord of Jewels fight 03:40
27 Those Who Are Shining… Jumi quest finale 03:06
28 The Great Virtue of Gathering Mana’s Spirit ~Theme of Mana~ Mana Tree cutscene 02:13
29 Holy Power of Mana Mana Tree 03:32
30 Silence of Time Final Boss Battle 04:21
31 Nostalgic Song ~Ending Theme for Mana’s Story~ Final cutscene 01:33
32 Song of MANA ~Ending Theme~ End credits 05:59

Song of Mana lyrics

Original Swedish English Translation
Jag hörde I heard
En nostalgisk A nostalgic
Sång någonstans långt borta Song somewhere far away
Den rörde djupt I mitt hjärta It touched me deeply in my heart
En ung styrka A young force
Talade om livets sång Speaking of the song of life
Jag är född av dig I am born of you
Och jag kom tillbaks And I will return
Sluten I en sång, både vänlig och grym In a song, both kind and cruel
Mitt live tog en vändning My life took a turn
Jag är född på nytt I am born anew
Skyndar mig för att få vara dig nära Hurrying to get next to you
Om och om igen, längtar jag Again and again, I long for you
Efter dig jag skyndar mig After you I hurry
För att få vara dig nära To try to be next to you
Om och om igen, längtar jag efter dig Again and again, I long after you
Min längtan ej nån diamant (Bara en linten kristall) My longing is no diamond (A tiny crystal)
Ett sandkorn i öknen, en droppe i havet A grain of sand in the desert, a drop of water in the ocean
Men med högmod, kommer jag But with pride, I come
Åstider kommer och går Seasons come and go
Och jag följer i samma spår And I follow the same tracks
Allt jag vill är att sova, All I want is to sleep,
Omfamnad i din sång Embraced in your song
Allt jag vill är att vänta, All I want is to wait,
Kura ihop i en dröm Curled up in a dream
Jag följer min längtan till dig I follow my longing for you
Satt ridande på en vind I was riding on the wind
Ekar långt din sång Your song echoed far
Kastad av vågor, svallar ja mot dig Thrown by waves, I am surging to you
Ung energi (En nostalgisk sång) Young energy (A nostalgic song)
Ditt leende jag håller så nära I hjärta I keep your smile close to my heart
Och jag fortsätter min färd And I continue my journey
Det är ont om tid, jag måste skynda mig Time is short, I must hurry
Trodde att jag var fri, Thought I was free,
Fri från det förflutna Free from the past
Men mångfärgade minnen But many-colored memories
Blommar djupt i mig Bloom deep inside of me
Åntiglen, åntiglen når jag dig Finally, finally I reach you
Hör min sanning och se min dröm Hear my truth and see my dream
Min vackra dröm My beautiful dream
Åstider kommer och går Seasons come and go
Och jag följer i samma spår And I follow the same tracks
Trodde att jag var fri, Thought I was free,
Fri från det förflutna Free from the past
Men mångfärgade minnen But many-colored memories
Blommar djupt i mig Bloom deep inside of me
Åntiglen, åntiglen når jag Finally, finally I reach