Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert
The Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert was a series of concerts held across Japan in the year 2017 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Kirby series. A live recording of the second concert - along with a second set of bonus tracks - was then released as a two-CD set in Japan only on December 20th, 2017. The digital versions of the CDs were released internationally on June 26th, 2018.
Two separate concerts were performed, though of the same suite. The first was performed in Tokyo on April 16th, 2017. The second was performed in Osaka on June 18th the same year. The second concert was the one from which the CD version was derived.
Both concerts featured - in addition to the orchestra - a video display which showed gameplay snippets from the games the music was taken from and commentary in-between performances by the staff.
CD Track List
On December 20th, 2017 - the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert was released as a 2-CD set for purchase in Japan only. As of now, this physical CD set has not been made officially available in any other regions. The first disk, Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert, consists of the full suite as performed in the concert. The second disk, Kirby Memorial Arrangements, consists of bonus music and orchestrations which were not part of the concert proper.
The digital versions of the CDs were released internationally on June 26th, 2018, available on several music streaming service websites, including but not limited to iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and Line Music.
|Kirby Memorial Arrangements|
|01||Big Band Kirby||2:52||Kirby's Dream Land||Based on the credits theme for Kirby's Dream Land, Float Islands (theme) and Kabula's Theme.|
|02||Take off!||2:37||Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra||Based on Boarding the Halberd (see track page for lyrics).|
|03||Sleeping Like a Baby||3:45||Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land||A re-instrumentation of the Kirby's Adventure Medley from Disk 1.|
|04||Star Tumble||2:29||Kirby's Star Stacker/Kirby's Super Star Stacker||Based on the Insane round theme from both games.|
|05||Epic Yarn||3:05||Kirby's Epic Yarn||A medley consisting of Fountain Gardens (theme), Big-Bean Vine (theme), Snowy Fields (theme), and Dream Land Select.|
|06||Driving Star||3:40||Kirby Air Ride||A Medley consisting of the main menu theme from Kirby Air Ride, Water (theme), and Frozen Hillside (theme).|
|07||The Apple Juice Song||3:02||Kirby: Battle Royale||Based on the Apple Scramble (theme) (see track page for lyrics).|
|08||Happy Castle in the Grasslands||2:27||Kirby Mass Attack||Based on the title theme and Castle Dedede theme for Kirby Mass Attack.|
|09||Beyond the Forest and the Desert||4:11||Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||Medley consisting of the Big Forest (theme), Sand Canyon 1, and Aqua Star (theme).|
|10||Across the Rainbow Bridge||2:38||Kirby and the Rainbow Curse||TBD|
|11||Eternal Dream||3:32||Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Based on Fatal Blooms in Moonlight (see track page for lyrics).|
|12||I'll Never Forget You||4:57||Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Planet Robobot||Based on Magolor's Theme and The Noble Haltmann.|
- Masahiro Sakurai and Makiko Ohmoto were both featured guests at the concerts. Makiko herself participated in bonus commentary between tracks, performed a rendition of The Noble Haltmann, and demonstrated Kirby's voice live.
- Free music sheets of "Kirby's Adventure Medley" and "King Dedede & Meta Knight Medley" are available on the official website (distrubution link).