Sound Byte Radio Episode 13: Ico, Chrono Cross, To The Moon

This month's music podcast playlist will put you in the mood for love, with songs from Team Ico's adventure title and a couple of RPG themes or two.

We hope you had a lovely time celebrating Valentine's Day this week. Because of such a love-filled occasion, I decided to arrange this month's video game music playlist with a lot of soft and emotion-stirring tunes fit for setting the mood.

As well as recruiting the usual suspects, like RPG themes played during tender moments, we also selected a few (considerably) odder choices just to inject some energy amidst the slow tempo. Take a listen for yourself while you light up some candles in a dimly-lit room scented with potpourri.

Download the music podcast here, and be sure to tell us about your favorite romantic tunes from video games in the comments box below.

Also, check out our past Sound Byte Radio episodes and Sound Byte articles here.

Music From Today's Show

Ico ~Melody In The Mist~

Song: ICO -You were there-
Composer: Michiru Oshima
Vocals: Steven Geraghty
Buy from Amazon.

Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Original Soundtrack

Song:Tifa's Theme [Piano Version]
Composer: Nobuo Uematsu
Performer:Seiji Honda
Buy from Square-Enix Shop.

Wet Original Soundtrack

Song: She's Lost Control
Composers: The Arkhams
Buy The Arkhams' album from Big Cartel.

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey Soundtrack EP

Song: Be With You
Composer: Even Johansen
Performer: Magnet
Buy from Amazon.

Mass Effect 3 Original Soundtrack

Song: I Was Lost Without You
Composer: Sam Hulick
Buy from Sumthing Distribution.

Chrono Cross Original Soundtrack

Song: Star-Stealing Girl
Composer: Yasunori Mitsuda
Buy from Square-Enix Shop.

Bayonetta Original Soundtrack

Song: Fly Me To The Moon (Infinite Climax Mix)
Composer: Bart Howard
Arranger: Hiroshi Yamaguchi
Vocals: Helena Noguerra
Buy from Play-Asia.

Portal 2 Soundtrack: Songs To Test By

Song: Want You Gone
Composer: Jonathan Coulton
Vocals: Ellen McLain
Buy from Valve store.

To The Moon Original Soundtrack

Song: For River - Piano (Tommy & Sarah's Version)
Composer: Kan R. Gao
Buy from Bandcamp.

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Discussion

21 comments
nirzor07
nirzor07

Wish they'd release an episode every week :(


fend_oblivion
fend_oblivion

Everything from Portal 2 to Chrono Cross. Great selections! :D

XeonForce
XeonForce

Excellent selection. Also I loved the banter between the songs, especially since I recognized most of the references. =P

lyhthegreat
lyhthegreat

is sound byte radio only available on gamespot asia?

jflkdjs
jflkdjs

OMG! Thank you thank you thank you Jonathan for the AWSOME music. I LOVED "Be With You" from Dreamfall, "You Were There" From ICO, "Star-Stealing Girl" from Chrono Cross and "For River" from To The Moon.

Thank you <3

nefphlegm
nefphlegm

Before I clicked on the image to follow this link what is the drawing there of the girl wearing the leather gloves.


AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

Ok, first you guys put music from Chrono Cross on the Gameplay podcast and now here. I really have to play that game again. I just love Chrono Cross, can't believe people didn't like it.

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

Can't believe I forgot To The Moon! Fantastic music.

DOW161
DOW161

Thanks for doing these, I really do love to listen to them. 

shingui5
shingui5

An absolutely superb collection of music here Jonathan. Good job :)
Star stealing girl, and You were there, are fantastic pieces, which i am now forced to go somewhere to see if i can buy them >_<

P.S. people hate Chrono Cross, the hell? o.0

mr_toffee
mr_toffee moderator

@nirzor07 I wish I could, but other GameSpot Asia obligations prevent me from doing so. You'll have to settle for one show per month, unfortunately. 

On the plus side, I can add in more tracks than usual. When it was bi-weekly, it was just six tracks. 

mr_toffee
mr_toffee moderator

@lyhthegreat Well, it's made in Asia, but it's meant for the whole site. So US, UK and AU gets it too. 

mr_toffee
mr_toffee moderator

@shingui5 Well, back in the day, the hate came from comparing this with Chrono Trigger, and some of the things that happened in Chrono Cross halfway through. True story.

tempertress
tempertress moderator staff

@Fiscaldeal I bought it over the Christmas period for $2.50 or something =]

shingui5
shingui5

@mr_toffee must have missed all of that then i suppose 
Though, i've only seen people mention Chrono Cross as being this vaunted idea of a perfect RPG, so i guess time gets rid of  all petty hate? idk. :)