Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify

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Capcom (edit: and Sega!) video game music added to Spotify

Post by Pierre » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:11 pm

To all geeks around here: in a highly unusual move from Japanese artists and companies, Capcom have made available a healthy amount of soundtracks from their video game series on Spotify, including Mega Man, Resident Evil, Street Fighter or Monster Hunter. The music is available under the account "Capcom Sound Team":

https://open.spotify.com/artist/3w1Q754jb31h5CXQCcnLNL

Most of the tracks and album titles are written in Japanese characters, though, so you might have to dig. Still, it's welcome from my viewpoint, and to think I was complaining not so long ago in the instrumental music poll thread that video game soundtracks were so hard to find. I hope other companies will follow the exemple set forth here.

Edit: all the articles are mentioning Capcom, and their library is admittedly the biggest, but Sega have also made available a number of soundtracks, and those include the Jet Set Radio and Sonic series!

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ShgdWtm52xvEr8uYmT0V6
https://open.spotify.com/album/3oVKqk9TahxvHpFIUlAEuJ

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Post by Rob » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:16 pm

This is good news! Especially MegaMan has some of the best 8 bit tunes out there.

Edit: Hopefully they change the titles to English and perhaps start using original composer names. Now it a very long scroll downwards on the artist page to get to the early MegaMans.

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Post by prosecutorgodot » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:58 pm

This is great! Praying that 8-bit and Midi compositions make it big on the instrumentals poll.
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Post by Styrofoam Boots » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:07 pm

Still waiting for Super Mario Galaxy on Spotify.....

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Post by Nassim » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:36 pm

Jet Set Radio on Spotify ????!!!! Time To update my favorite songs of all time playlist then !

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Post by Pierre » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:58 am

Of note: further research revealed that SNK and Sony have added soundtracks too. Here's the link for SNK:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4Nfla92h8UCAmYp2av1xkO

Although I did play some Neo Geo games, I'll confess I don't remember the soundtracks much. And here's the link to Sony soundtracks:

https://open.spotify.com/artist/1RjRHE0popjV7rhcHdp376

But there's very little remarkable stuff here IMO, apart maybe from The Last Guardian.

Like everyone else, I now hope Nintendo and Square Enix will imitate them.

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Post by Rob » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:36 am

Pierre wrote: Like everyone else, I now hope Nintendo and Square Enix will imitate them.
Yes please! But if Square Enix is as happy to share their soundtracks as the were when they brought Final Fantasy to Super Smash Bros I'm not getting my hopes up yet.

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Post by Chris K. » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:41 am

Rob wrote:This is good news! Especially MegaMan has some of the best 8 bit tunes out there.
When I was kid, I loved the music off of the first five MegaMan games to the point where I taped the music off each level to listen to it when I wasn't playing. I still think they're excellent. I'm pretty excited it's up on Spotify!

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Post by Chris K. » Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:41 am

Chris K. wrote:
Rob wrote:This is good news! Especially MegaMan has some of the best 8 bit tunes out there.
When I was kid, I loved the music off of the first five MegaMan games to the point where I taped the music off each level to listen to it when I wasn't playing (and I wasn't even *that* into video games). I still think they're excellent. I'm pretty excited it's up on Spotify!

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Post by Pierre » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:15 pm

Rob wrote:
Pierre wrote: Like everyone else, I now hope Square Enix will imitate them.
Yes please! But if Square Enix is as happy to share their soundtracks as the were when they brought Final Fantasy to Super Smash Bros I'm not getting my hopes up yet.
Well, guess what just happened :music-listening:

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Post by Rob » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:18 pm

Pierre wrote:
Rob wrote:
Pierre wrote: Like everyone else, I now hope Square Enix will imitate them.
Yes please! But if Square Enix is as happy to share their soundtracks as the were when they brought Final Fantasy to Super Smash Bros I'm not getting my hopes up yet.
Well, guess what just happened :music-listening:
Square-Enix added more music from Final Fantasy to Smash Bros? ;)

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Post by Pierre » Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:26 pm

Rob wrote:
Pierre wrote:
Rob wrote:
Yes please! But if Square Enix is as happy to share their soundtracks as the were when they brought Final Fantasy to Super Smash Bros I'm not getting my hopes up yet.
Well, guess what just happened :music-listening:
Square-Enix added more music from Final Fantasy to Smash Bros? ;)
Yeah, right.

No, all FF soundtracks landed on Spotify and Apple Music two days ago, apparently

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