Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert

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Official cover and poster art for the 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 on December 20th, 2017.

Composition of the concert (and the tracks on the second disk) was done by Shogo Sakai, Megumi Ohara, Jun Ishikawa, and Hirokazu Ando.

Concerts

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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 Set

A collage of every item available as part of the Kirby 25th Orchestra Concert CD and video set. Includes jewel case and the two CDs, and either a DVD or Blu-Ray disk containing video of the concerts.

On December 20th, 2017 - the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert was released as a 2-CD set for purchase in Japan. As of now, this set has not been made officially available in any other regions. The first disk consists of the full suite as performed in the concert. The second disk consists of bonus music and orchestrations which were not part of the concert proper.

Track List

Disk 1

Track # Title Length Game(s) Notes
01 Kirby's 25th Anniversary Grand Opening 2:11 Kirby's Dream Land A medley consisting of the game intro and Green Greens (theme).
02 Kirby's Adventure Medley 3:40 Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Consists of Fountain of Dreams (theme), Grape Garden (theme), Orange Ocean (theme), and the Ending theme.
03 King Dedede & Meta Knight Medley 3:51 Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra Consists of King Dedede's Theme, Masked Dedede's Theme, Boarding the Halberd, Taking Over the Halberd, and Meta Knight Defeated.
04 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Allies Medley 3:36 Kirby's Dream Land 2 Consists of Rick's Theme, Kine's Theme, and Coo's Theme.
05 Kirby's Dream Land 3 / Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Medley 6:22 Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Consists of Ripple Field 1, Sand Canyon 3, Planet Popstar (theme), Ripple Star Select, and 0² Battle.
06 Kirby Super Star Medley 6:14 Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra Consists of the opening theme, Gourmet Race (theme), Crystal Field and Mystery Paradise, Above the Halberd, Meddlesome Marx, and Kirby's Triumphant Return.
07 Kirby Air Ride Medley 4:49 Kirby Air Ride Consists of Fantasy Meadows (theme), Magma Flows (theme), and The Legendary Air Ride Machine.
08 Kirby & The Amazing Mirror / Kirby: Squeak Squad Medley 3:19 Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Squeak Squad Consists of Forest/Nature Area (theme), Candy Constellation (theme), Prism Plains (theme), and Squeak Squad Appears!.
09 Kirby Ball Medley 5:21 Kirby's Pinball Land, Kirby's Dream Course, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Consists of the intro theme to Kirby's Pinball Land, Iceberg Ocean (theme), Drawcia Sorceress (theme) and the credits theme for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.
10 Kirby: Triple Deluxe Medley 5:49 Kirby: Triple Deluxe Consists of Fine Fields (theme), Royal Road (theme), Taranza, the Master of Puppetry, and Fatal Blooms in Moonlight.
11 Kirby: Planet Robobot Medley 4:15 Kirby: Planet Robobot Consists of Pink Ball Activate!, Vs. Star Dream, and the ending theme.
12 Kirby's Return to Dream Land Medley 5:43 Kirby's Return to Dream Land Consists of The Adventure Begins, Sky Tower, Dangerous Dinner Select, C-R-O-W-N-E-D, and Returning to Dream Land.
13 A New Wind for Tomorrow 2:08 Kirby's Dream Land Extended version of the credits theme for Kirby's Dream Land.
14 Milky Way Wishes: Staff Credits 2:47 Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra The credits theme for Kirby Super Star, as plays at the end of Milky Way Wishes.
TOTAL LENGTH 60:05

Disk 2

Track # Title Length Game(s) Notes
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 Plump Up a Fluffy Pillow 3:45 Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land A re-instrumentation of the Kirby's Adventure Medley from Disk 1.
04 Sparkling ☆ Rolling 2:29 Kirby's Star Stacker/Kirby's Super Star Stacker Based on the Insane round theme from both games.
05 Spun Yarn Story 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 Apple Juice Song 3:02 Kirby: Battle Royale Based on the Apple Scramble (theme) (see track page for lyrics).
08 Grasslands Fun Castle 2:27 Kirby Mass Attack Based on the title theme and Castle Dedede theme for Kirby Mass Attack.
09 Beyond the Forest and 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 Seven Color Bridge Building 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 We Won't Forget Our Memories with You 4:57 Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Planet Robobot Based on Magolor's Theme and The Noble Haltmann.
TOTAL LENGTH 39:15

Trivia

External Links

Kirby's 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert main site (JP)