Ys Fans Create 35th Anniversary Tribute Album; “Days of Adventure”

With 2022 marking the 35th Anniversary of the Nihon Falcom-developed Ys franchise, several fans under the musician group Resonant Union have united to compose a tribute album comprising 14 tracks. Each arrangement is stellarly crafted, and it’s genuinely moving to see the wholehearted passion fans have embraced for this classic, overlooked franchise.

The tracklist and accompanying musicians are all listed below, alongside the games each respective track originates from:

1. “The Dawn of Adventure” – Ys IV: The Dawn of Ys (“The Dawn of Ys,” “Theme of Adol 1993,” “Crimson Wings,” “Ancient Legend”)

  • Arrangement: MB
  • Guitar: MB
  • Bass: MB
  • Shakuhachi: MB
  • Low Whistle: dante
  • Tin Whistle: dante
  • Saxophone: Justin Thornburgh

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2. “Departure at Sunrise” – Ys III: Wanderers from Ys / Ys: The Oath in Felghana

  • Arrangement: Mark Therence

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3. “In the Busting Square” – Ys SEVEN

  • Arrangement: Justin Thornburgh
  • Saxophone: Justin Thornburgh
  • Accordion: Justin Thornburgh
  • Bass: Justin Thornburgh
  • Guitar: bewildebeest
  • Drums: bewildebeest
  • Bongos: bewildebeest
  • Mandolin: William Sandberg
  • Cello: Chromatic Apparatus

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4 “Ultramarine Deep” – Ys VI: The Ark of Napishtim

  • Arrangement: Rammy
  • Guitar: Rammy

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5. “Prelude to the Omen” – Ys Origin

  • Arrangement: R-Man

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6. “Ruins of Moondoria” – Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished The Final Chapter

  • Arrangement: Mizuka Tsukishima (The Brightness of Twilight)
  • Mixing: R-Man

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7. “Stay With Me Forever” – Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished The Final Chapter

  • Arrangement: ViRiX Dreamcore
  • Source: Ys II: Ancient Ys Vanished The Final Chapter

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8. “Peace in the Street” – Ys V: Lost Kefin, Kingdom of Sand

  • Arrangement: Joshua (Ristar)

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9. “Eroded Valley” – Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

  • Arrangement: Philip Saguil
  • Guitar: MB

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10. “Lost Harmony Among People” – Ys SEVEN

  • Arrangement: granulated vacancies

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11. “The Valley of the Kings” – Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of DANA

  • Arrangement: Kodymaxx
  • Guitar: Maxime Lambert (Maxx)
  • Bass: Maxime Lambert (Maxx)
  • Keyboard: Kopan
  • Programming: Kopan
  • Drums: Dylan Hendrick
  • Additional Keyboard: Maxime Lambert (Maxx)
  • Additional Sound Design: Philip Saguil
  • Mixing: Maxime Lambert (Maxx)

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12. “Prison of Balduq -Aprilis” – Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (“Prison of Balduq -Yearning-“, “Aprilis”)

  • Arrangement: Philip Saguil
  • Piano: Philip Saguil

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13. “Dark Progeny of the Night” – Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (“Invitation to the Crimson Night,” “Aprilis”)

  • Arrangement: YourVinished
  • Guitar: Rammy
  • Mastering: YourVinished

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14. “The Morning Grow” – Ys I: Ancient Ys Vanished

  • Arrangement: Justin Thornburgh
  • Keyboard: Justin Thornburgh
  • Guitar: R-Man

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The following additional credit notes were also provided:

  • All tracks mastered by R-Man, except track 13 by YourVinished
  • All tracks mixed by their respective arrangers except track 6 by R-Man and track 11 by Maxime
  • Lambert (Maxx)
  • Album art and logo by eLTehH
  • Video editing by MB
  • Album coordinated by Recca

You can download the “Days of Adventure” album via MEGA, alternatively listen to the full album via the Resonant Union YouTube channel below, or listen to each track individually via the fan-led Falcom Music YouTube channel:

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“Days of Adventure” Album Art by eLTehH

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana kickstarted the series’ popularity in the West during its initial Vita and PS4 release. It contains a memorable narrative, addictive combat, a stellar soundtrack, multiple difficulty levels, a plethora of side content, and much more.

It’s a definite must-play, and if you have a PS5, you should be on the lookout for it when it launches later this year. The latest trailer recently launched, highlighting this entry’s narrative.

The title’s Limited Edition is currently available for pre-order, viewable below:

  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Deluxe Edition for the PS5
  • Art Collection” Softcover Art Book
  • The Journal of Adol Christin” Hardcover Book
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana “Seiren Songs”
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Acrylic Bookends
  • Adol and Dana Cloth Poster ( 24″ x 17″)
  • Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Steelbook
  • Collector’s Box

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana is releasing for PlayStation 5 natively on November 15, 2022, in North America, and on November 18, 2022, for Europe.


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Random gamer equally confused by the mainstream and the unusual. Fan of JRPGs, Action, Platformers, Rhythm, and Adventure titles.