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The music of the original Breath of Fire was first featured in two supplement CDs included in the April and August 1993 Super Famicom Magazine. On March 31, 2006, Capcom officially released a majority of Breath of Fire's music on the first two discs of Breath of Fire Original Soundtrack Special Box.

Over a decade later, on July 27, 2016, the first two discs of the Breath of Fire Original Soundtrack Special Box were digitally re-released on Amazon and iTunes for the first time as Breath of Fire Sound Collection. This digital release would later be included in MP3 format in the Breath of Fire I ~ III Original Soundtrack Collection released by Capcom USA on the Capcom Store on October 21, 2016. This would mark the first time the series' music was released outside of Japan with official English track titles. In 2019, the Breath of Fire Sound Collection was released on the music streaming service Spotify in both Japanese and English. It was later re-released on Steam with MP3, FLAC, and AAC file formats and an updated English tracklist on June 25, 2020.

Development[]

Breath of Fire was composed by Yasuaki Fujita (Bun Bun), Mari Yamaguchi (Mari), Minae Fujii (Ojalin), Yoko Shimomura (Pii♪), and Tatsuya Nishimura (Anie).

Yasuaki Fujita provided a majority of Breath of Fire's music. When he was put in charge of scoring the game, he thought about resigning from Capcom after its completion, so he worked extra hard on it and is very fond of his work.

Since this was Capcom's flagship RPG, everyone in Capcom Sound Team's console division wanted to help. Thus, Yoko Shimomura, Mari Yamaguchi, Minae Fujii, and Tatsuya Nishimura all contributed to the soundtrack.

According to Yoko Shimomura, the Capcom Sound Team in the early 90s was divided into two teams, arcade and console, and the arcade team had basically no chance to score console games and vice versa. However, as Shimomura really wanted to score RPGs, she pleaded with the chief of staff to let her compose just one track, "City of Trade", for Breath of Fire.

In an anecdote shared on his personal blog, Fujita experienced a slump when composing for the game. Mari Yamaguchi had written for him the well-known world map theme "The Journey Begins - Breath of Fire" and after hearing it, he was able to get over his slump. Fujita even admitted that, in hindsight, he thinks it would have been even better if Mari Yamaguchi was in charge of the composition of the game.

Because Fujita resigned from Capcom prior to Breath of Fire's completion, Mari Yamaguchi finished composing the remaining tracks for the game.

Soundtrack Releases[]

Breath of Fire's music has been included in the following releases:

  • Super Famicom Magazine Vol.7 Special Supplement
  • Super Famicom Magazine August News Volume Special Supplement (1993)
  • Breath of Fire Original Soundtrack Special Box
  • Breath of Fire Sound Collection
  • Breath of Fire I ~ III Original Soundtrack Collection

Unreleased Tracks[]

Although the Breath of Fire Original Soundtrack Special Box and Breath of Fire Sound Collection include a majority of the game's music, a few musical jingles and themes remain unreleased. These include:

References / External Links[]

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