Is there a place to (legally) download Panzer Dragoon music?
Is there a place to (legally) download Panzer Dragoon music?
However, you can download the soundtracks for the three Saturn Panzer Dragoon games at Sega Xtreme:
Remember though that its site code only allows you to download one track at a time, to conserve bandwidth.
Not from Orta?
Just did a quick Amazon search, and it looks like the Orta OST is still available to buy new, so that’s probably your best bet as far as that goes.
Segaxtreme’s download section is down right now Mind you I’d personally not download if possible. I’d like to have the full sound track cds but the one I really want (Azel/Saga) is even harder to find than the game itself… The only copies I’ve seen on ebay won’t ship to NZ when I’m from. Anybody know of online stores that might still have a copy?
I’d be very careful when looking on Ebay - I’ve only ever come across a few genuine game OSTs on there. Ebay emailed me about it too after I asked why some auctions weren’t taken down, and it’s because they can’t contest anything unless it is obviously a fake.
All the PD OSTs are out of print, bar Orta - you could try searching on Amazon.co.jp or HMV.co.jp- you’ll need to Babelfish the pages though (and you have to search in Jp too). Try using these -
パンツァードラグーンオルタ (Panzer Dragoon Orta)
AZEL パンツァードラグーンRPG (Panzer Dragoon Saga)
パンツァードラグーン (Panzer Dragoon)
Thay should turn you up some results!
Thanks for the hint. It looks like I can get something from amazon.co.jp I think the best 2 cd Azel sound track (the memorial version)isn’t available right now though. Can’t quite work out if the message says it’s going to be available again in a bit or not.
I guess I’ll keep hunting about using that extra info (The jap searches help a lot ^_^)
Then I might see if I can get somebody at work to help me if I get totally lost. I believe we have several people who can read Japanese there.
It’s quite true, and while most of the Panzer Dragoon soundtracks I’ve seen on ebay seem to be genuine (probably because they’re less sought after than soundtracks for more mainstream games), I’ve seen at least a few pirate / bootleg ones.
If anyone’s ever in doubt, you might want to compare the auction images with the scans I’ve done for TWotA’s soundtracks page:
The pirate versions of the PD soundtracks (by EverAnime or whoever) usually have some kind of distinguishing difference in their packaging, or at least on the labels of the CDs themselves. The scans on that page are definitely from official CDs, and I’m basically adding more scans as I get hold of the OSTs myself; you can probably find images of the ones I’m missing if you Google a bit.
As for downloads, there should be higher quality MP3s of all the totally-out-of-print soundtracks hosted on TWotA in the future, that is when Solo finishes making them.
Fasinating, thanks for the very detailed info. I had no idea there was such a prodblem with pirate soundtracks on there. I’d have probally bought one unawares without the warning. Also thanks heaps for the link Lance. Thats the best guide I’ve seen for tracks are on what sound track cds. (I had no ideas there was quite that many versions o_O) I think I know which ones I want now. It’s probally going to take me many months to find them all though.
On a different note I’ve run into copies of the anime based on the first PD game a few times on ebay, is it any good?
In the case of PD soundtracks I wouldn’t worry about it too much, as the number of legit copies that pop up on ebay outnumbers the number of pirate ones quite vastly; I just thought I’d mention it because the few bootleg ones I have seen end up selling for the same price as the legit ones, so their existence doesn’t seem to be as common knowledge as it should be.
In a word, no. It’s very short and takes a lot of liberties with the game’s storyline and artistic style, but as it can usually be bought very cheaply people seem to pick it up through morbid curiosity anyway.
In the case of PD soundtracks I wouldn’t worry about it too much, as the number of legit copies that pop up on ebay outnumbers the number of pirate ones quite vastly; I just thought I’d mention it because the few bootleg ones I have seen end up selling for the same price as the legit ones, so their existence doesn’t seem to be as common knowledge as it should be.[/quote]
Cool I’ll probally be safe then. I’m still glad to be warned though. I’d be ready to scream if I bought a pirate version by mistake. Some of the sound tracks are expensive, I’ve just see the D-Ram one for $100 US (Why did they have to call it D-ram? I work as a computer tech and everytime I read that I see 'Dynamic Random Access Memory ._.;;
In a word, no. It’s very short and takes a lot of liberties with the game’s storyline and artistic style, but as it can usually be bought very cheaply people seem to pick it up through morbid curiosity anyway.[/quote]
Hmm I think I’ll try to control my morbit curiosity then. The box art was aleady making me think twice… The art style is one thing I love above PD.
Just further to the parite soundtrack thing…
If you are buying an OST, off Ebay, an online anime store or whatever, then please check out the listing/catalogue number for it on chudahs-corner.com/
Also, if you can’t find the cd you’ve seen on there, there’s a strong chance it’s a pirate one. Take me, for example - I unwittingly purchased a Sonic Adventure Remix + Vocal OST a few years back. This compliation does not exist officially, and was actually released as two separate cds.
Wow, I feel the best armed person on the net to avoid bootleg sound tracks now =p It’s just a pitty I’m moving flats, taking time off without pay of xmas and a few other things that retrict how crazy I can go on sound tracks just yet. I’ll be ready for next year though ^^
Hey, on www.gamemusic.com, it seems that the soundtracks for the Panzer Dragoon games have gone out of production, so wouldn’t that mean that it wouldn’t be illegal to upload them onto the internet, and let others download them?
Just a thought, I haven’t already done it!
It depends what you mean by “illegal”. Technically, no sites should host these things because they’re still copyrighted material belonging to Sega (and thus are covered under the whole “do not reproduce in whole or in part” concept). However, as old soundtrack CDs like these are long out of print and unlikely to see a re-release, and thus the hosting of mp3s isn’t going to hurt Sega financially in any way, it’s unlikely that Sega would ever actually ask a site to take material like this down if they noticed it.
In fact, a good amount of the material on most game fansites is technically copyright infringement or borderline copyright infringement, but games companies usually have more important things to do than chase up technicalities that aren’t affecting their profits. (And which, in a subtle way, might even be helping the companies by generating and maintaining interest in the games they’re trying to sell.) Thus, for example, SegaXtreme’s enormous soundtrack downloads section is still alive and well.
You can download all Soundtracks from Panzer Dragoon on this site. The only one you cant download is the Ost from Panzer Dragoon zwei
Nice one .
Haha, slightly off topic, but yes this happens to me all the time. There will be some game name or abreviation or something that happens to be the exact same as a piece of computer hardware, and when someone mentions one I’ll think of the other. MMX…a CPU processing technology or Mega Man X? DDR…RAM or a dance pad game?
Haha, slightly off topic, but yes this happens to me all the time. There will be some game name or abreviation or something that happens to be the exact same as a piece of computer hardware, and when someone mentions one I’ll think of the other. MMX…a CPU processing technology or Mega Man X? DDR…RAM or a dance pad game?[/quote]
Yeah I get that a lot too, it drives me nuts ><
Oh and Ridley thanks for that link, it’s the first working PD mp3 site I’ve found (even though the admins at SegaExtreme leave all their mp3 pages up and put no notes on them as far as I’ve seen and understand the actual files they link to are long gone never to return.)