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Sound of Play

Sound of Play: 290 – the videogame music podcast

For this special, Brian and Leah take a Gummi Ship ride through the Kingdom Hearts series with a selection of tracks chosen from the three numbered entries in the series (whole numbers, rather. No complex fractions).

What we aim to bring you with Sound of Play is a diverse sample of some of our favourite pieces from the many air-punching, spine-tingling, tear-jerking and grin-inducing videogame soundtracks we’ve heard over the years.

 

Music featured in this podcast:

1. Dearly Beloved by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts, 2002

2. Simple and Clean by Utada Hikaru – Kingdom Hearts, 2002

3. Desati by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts, 2002

4. Destiny Islands by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts, 2002

5. Sherzo di Notte by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts, 2002

6. Traverse Town by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts, 2002

7. Hollow Bastion by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts, 2002

8. Afternoon Streets by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts II, 2005

9. Organization XIII by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts II, 2005

10. Blast Away by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts II, 2005

11. A Walk in Andante by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts II, 2005

12. Arabian Daydream by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts II, 2005

13. Hazardous Highway by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts II, 2005

14. Wave of Darkness by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts III, 2019

15. Le Grand Bistro by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts III, 2019

16. Shrouding Dark Cloud by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts III, 2019

17. Swingin’ Free by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts III, 2019

18. Free as the Wind – Port Royal (Field) by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts III, 2019

19. Dearly Beloved -Forest Memory- by Yoko Shimomura – Kingdom Hearts III, 2019

Sound of Play 290 was edited by Ryan Hamann

2 Comments

  1. This was a very nostalgic episode for me getting to go through the history of the KH franchise. 🙂

    I just want to throw one last track recommendation in, check out the version of Dearly Beloved used in Melody of Memories, it’s just so delightfully jazzy.

  2. Thank you a lot for this, Brian and Leah, this was a trip down memory lane for me. As much as i have certain issues with later entries in the KH saga, the first game was absolutely magical for me at the time. I feel bad that negative talk about the series mixed with my personal gripes caused my view on the series to become slightly jaded, as if my liking the series was something to be ashamed of. However listening to you guys talk about the series alongside the nostalgic tracks brought all the memories back for me and reminded me why i loved the series in the first place, so thank you for that. I plan on going back and playing through the series bit by bit again once i get a PS5.

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