Square Enix have updated their official website for the Kingdom Hearts 10th Anniversary Fan Selection -Melodies & Memories- soundtrack. This update is an update to the track listing page, which now includes tracks from 358/2 Days. These tracks, along with the others announced, can be seen below.
1. Dearly Beloved
2. Musique pour la tristesse de Xion
3. At Dusk, I Will Think of You ...
4. Vector to the Heavens
5. Another Side - Battle Ver. -
Each track on the track listing page contains a comment from the composer of the soundtrack, and the Kingdom Hearts series, Yoko Shimomura. Our translator goldpanner has translated each of these comments, and they can all be read below.
Musique pour la tristesse de Xion: I wanted to see if I could incorporate "the sadness of Xion, who shouldn't be able to feel sadness" into the tile. In English it would have been the word 'sad', but I thought nahh, that doesn't sound very Xion-like! So I used French, which I rarely do. It ended up kinda Ravel-like, haha. I also wrote this before in the comment for the soundtrack, but I made this with the concept of "something, like a faint illusion, that should surely be there but somehow feels as though it's not; it's nothing, but it somehow feels like there's something important there..." --Yoko Shimomura
At Dusk, I Will Think of You…: During development, I called this the "Ice-cream-Time Theme". That's what it is, isn't it, haha. In the dusk we think back to everyone's smiles then, the fun times, and to important memories. When you all eat ice cream at twilight, who do you think of? --Yoko Shimomura
Vector to the Heavens: When the name first appeared in "Piano Collections KINGDOM HEARTS Field & Battle", it was "Musique pour la tristesse de Xion", and that confused everyone to no end. I'm really sorry ;; The story is, the song in the Piano Collections is Xion's theme and battle theme joined together, and because of the overall impression of the song, I used her theme song's title. For the concept of the battle theme, I used "vectors", originally from mathematics. Because of that, I decided I absoutely had to use "vector" when I gave it a title. What is she facing? Where is she going? What is she carrying?? That became the title just as it was. --Yoko Shimomura
Another Side – Battle Ver. -: "Another Side" sure did well! Even the battle version made it into the ranking. I'm honestly surprised. I heard so many happy voices from you all for "Another Side" too, more than I could have thought for a track originally from "Kingdom Hearts Final Mix". I made the "– Battle Ver. -" because they wanted battling with that song as BGM just like in the secret movie. Upon that request I looped it and tweaked fine details. It's mostly the same, but it's a tiiiny bit different. Just a bit, haha. --Yoko Shimomura
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