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Breath of Fire III Original Soundtrack
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Information
Type: Soundtrack
Released: 19/09/1997
Publisher: First Smile
Composer(s): Akari Kaida,
Yoshino Aoki

The original soundtrack to Breath of Fire III was commercially released exclusively in Japan by First Smile Entertainment on September 19, 1997. The soundtrack, along with the rest of the game's music, was composed by Akari Kaida and Yoshino Aoki, who had previously worked on soundtrack to Mega Man X3.

Influences[]

Taking influence from jazz and lounge music for the background themes, Aoki and Kaida relied heavily on synthesized sounds using piano, xylophone, drums, and electric guitar instrumentation. The game features the vocal track "Pure Again" as the ending theme, which was performed as a duet by Kaida and Aoki themselves.

Release[]

A television commercial for Breath of Fire III which aired only in Japan featured the song "Machi" (街, lit. "City") from the rock group Sophia set against a short animated sequence featuring characters from the game, which was not included in any soundtrack release. Along with all other Breath of Fire series background audio, the music of Breath of Fire III was later re-issued for the first time in its entirety as part of the eleven-disc Breath of Fire Original Soundtrack Special Box in March 2006.

Reception[]

At the time of the game's release, its soundtrack was met with a largely lukewarm response from industry publications. Several outlets noted the game's music to be decidedly different from most role-playing game soundtracks with GamePro remarking that the score "seems more appropriate for a corporate infomercial than a heroic fantasy RPG".

Tracklisting[]

# Title Length
1. "Opening"   0:40
2. "Prologue"   0:47
3. "These Little Things"   2:26
4. "Casually"   2:40
5. "Do Your Best!"   1:40
6. "Country Living"   3:42
7. "Even the Sun's Happy"   2:21
8. "Take it and Run"   2:32
9. "Half Asleep"   0:40
10. "Eden"   2:06
11. "My Favorite Trick"   1:55
12. "Island"   2:30
13. "Escape"   1:45
14. "The Champion"   2:47
15. "Fighting Man (Garr's Theme)"   2:48
16. "Life's a Beach"   1:41
17. "Neverending Game"   1:50
18. "Donden"   2:50
19. "Guild"   2:26
20. "Steam Locomotion"   1:37
21. "Atomic Power"   2:32
22. "For the Dragons (Main Theme)"   2:16
23. "Questionable Century"   3:05
24. "Castle in the Sky"   3:11
25. "Everyday Battle ~ SE Collection"   1:50
26. "Ending"   1:26
27. "Flight (Arranged Version)"   2:00
28. "Neverending Game (Kotomonashi Real Jazz Style)"   2:30
29. "Sigh of the Fairy (Acid Jazz Style)"   3:21
30. "Fighting Man (Arranged Version)"   2:27
31. "Pure Again (Staff Roll)" (vocal by Akari Kaida and Yoshino Aoki) 4:31
70:32
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