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Kirby Memorial Arrangements

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The 2-CD set that Kirby Memorial Arrangements was a part of.

Kirby Memorial Arrangements is a group of bonus tracks originally released alongside the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert CD in a 2-CD set on December 20th, 2017 in Japan only. It was released digitally and internationally on June 26th, 2018, as a standalone release.

The arrangements were by Shogo Sakai, Megumi Ohara, Jun Ishikawa, and Hirokazu Ando. The album as a whole is credited on the digital release to "Kirby's Dream Band" (カービィ ドリームバンド), not to be confused with the unofficial cover band of the same name.

Track list[edit]

Kirby Memorial Arrangements CD track list
Track # English title[1] / Japanese title[2] Length Game(s) Official description[2] Notes Performers[3]
01 Big Band Kirby

Big Band! Kirby

2:52 Kirby's Dream Land 【生録音】初代『星のカービィ』からのアレンジ。当初は打ち込み予定の音源がビッグバンド生録音に!素敵な演奏家の方々のパワフルで煌びやかな演奏が聴きどころ。
[Live recording] An arrangement based on the original "Kirby's Dream Land". What was originally planned to be sequenced instead turned into a live big band recording! The powerful and dazzling performances of these wonderful musicians are the highlight.
Based on "A New Wind for Tomorrow", "Float Islands", and "Shooting".
Arranged by Megumi Ohara.
Alto sax: Masato Honma, Shinsuke Tsujino
Tenor sax: Kei Suzuki (soprano solo), Ryouchi Daigou
Baritone sax: Naoya Takemura
Trumpet: Yusuke Nakano, Mitsuru Tanaka, Hitomi Niida, Teppei Kawakami
Trombone: Tomoki Mitsuka, Masahito Kawahara, Amane Takai
Bass trombone: Katsuhisa Asari
Rhythm: Kazune Tanaka (piano), Mayuko Yamaguchi (vibraphone), Masaaki Hirose (guitar), Shigeki Serizawa (bass), Nomura Ryohei (drums)
02 Take off!

Take off!!

2:37 Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra 【ボーカル曲】25周年ならではということで、あえてメタナイトの曲をボーカルアレンジ。男の熱い友情を歌にした、渾身の1曲。
[Vocal song] Knowing that it would only be possible on the 25th anniversary, we dared to make a vocal arrangement of Meta Knight's song. It's a wholehearted song about passionate fellowship between men.
Based on "Boarding the Halberd" (see track page for lyrics).
Arranged by Shogo Sakai.
Vocals: Yasuhiro Mizushima
Lyrics: Shinya Kumazaki
Electric guitar: Shogo Sakai
03 Sleeping Like a Baby

Plump Up a Fluffy Pillow

3:45 Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land 25周年コンサートで演奏された『夢の泉の物語メドレー』の別バージョン。ピアノやドラムが入り、オーケストラとはまた違ったサウンドに。
An alternate version of the "Kirby's Adventure Medley" played at the 25th anniversary concert. The addition of piano and drums leads to a completely different sound from the orchestra version.
A re-instrumentation of the Kirby's Adventure Medley from the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert, which consists of "Level 8 Demo", "Grape Garden", "Orange Ocean", and "Ending Demo".
Arranged by Megumi Ohara.
04 Star Tumble

Sparkling ☆ Rolling

2:29 Kirby's Star Stacker (Game Boy) / Kirby's Star Stacker (Super Famicom), Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble 『カービィのきらきらきっず』と『コロコロカービィ』をドッキング。カーステレオで聴きたくなるベース音が心地のいい1曲。
"Kirby's Star Stacker" and "Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble" come together. A song with a pleasant bass sound you might want to listen to on your car stereo.
A medley of "Insane" from both versions of Kirby's Star Stacker and "Simple Stage" from Kirby Tilt 'n' Tumble.
Arranged by Jun Ishikawa.
05 Epic Yarn

Yarn-Spun Story

3:05 Kirby's Epic Yarn 『毛糸のカービィ』から4曲のメドレー。原曲の美しいメロディが際立つ優しい雰囲気を残したアレンジ。
A medley of four songs from "Kirby's Epic Yarn". This arrangement retains a gentle atmosphere while highlighting the beautiful melodies of the original songs.
A medley consisting of "Fountain Gardens", "Big-Bean Vine", "Snowy Fields", and "Dream Land".
Arranged by Megumi Ohara.
Electric guitar: Shogo Sakai
06 Driving Star 3:40 Kirby Air Ride 『カービィのエアライド』の曲をラテンファンク調にアレンジ。メニューのスラップベースはウッドベースで、原曲とはガラっと変わった雰囲気に。
A Latin funk arrangement of music from "Kirby Air Ride". The "Menu" theme's slap bass is now a wood bass, giving it a completely different flavor from the original song.
A medley consisting of "Menu", "Top Ride: Water", and "Air Ride: Frozen Hillside".
Arranged by Megumi Ohara.
Flute: Megumi Ohara
Electric guitar: Shogo Sakai
07 The Apple Juice Song

Apple Juice Song

3:02 Kirby Battle Royale 【ボーカル曲】『カービィ バトルデラックス!』のステージBGMのボーカルアレンジ。カービィのように強くなりたい、そんな健気なワドルディの心情を歌った曲。
[Vocal song] A vocal arrangement of stage music from "Kirby Battle Royale". It's a song about the heart of that courageous Waddle Dee who wants to become strong like Kirby.
Based on the Apple Scramble theme (see track page for lyrics).
Arranged by Megumi Ohara.
Vocals: Miho Tsujibayashi
Lyrics: Asaha Nakamura
Chorus: Megumi Ohara
Electric & acoustic guitar: Shogo Sakai
08 Happy Castle in the Grasslands

Fun Castle in the Meadow

2:27 Kirby Mass Attack 『あつめて!カービィ』からのアレンジ。より原作のイメージに近い、口ずさみたくなるポップな1曲。
An arrangement based on "Kirby Mass Attack". Sticking close to the original ideas, it's a pop song that you'll want to hum.
Medley consisting of "Meadow Breeze" and "Fun Castle".
Arranged by Hirokazu Ando.
09 Beyond the Forest and the Desert

Beyond the Forest and the Desert

4:11 Kirby's Dream Land 2, Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 『星のカービィ 2・3・64』からのメドレー。天気の良い日に聴きながらドライブしたくなるようなアレンジ。
A medley of music from "Kirby's Dream Land 2", "3", and "64". It's an arrangement you'll want to listen to while you drive on a sunny day.
Medley consisting of "Big Forest", "Stage: Comical", and "Aqua Star".
Arranged by Shogo Sakai.
Electric guitar: Shogo Sakai
10 Across the Rainbow Bridge

Build a Bridge of Seven Colors

2:38 Kirby and the Rainbow Curse 『タッチ!カービィ スーパーレインボー』からのアレンジ。伴奏として主役級に流れるピアノの音色が聴きどころ。
An arrangement from "Kirby and the Rainbow Curse". The highlight is the tone of the piano as it changes from accompaniment to become the main focus.
Based on "The Adventure Begins" and "Rainbow Across the Skies".
Arranged by Hirokazu Ando.
11 Eternal Dream 3:32 Kirby: Triple Deluxe 【ボーカル曲】『星のカービィ トリプルデラックス』から狂花水月のボーカルアレンジ。心に響く美しい歌声は、力強くも切なさを感じさせる1曲。
[Vocal song] A vocal arrangement of "Fatal Blooms in Moonlight" from "Kirby: Triple Deluxe". With a beautiful voice that resonates in your heart, this song feels both powerful and sad.
Based on "Fatal Blooms in Moonlight" (see track page for lyrics).
Arranged by Megumi Ohara.
Vocals: Oriko Takahashi
Lyrics: Shinya Kumazaki
12 I'll Never Forget You

We Won't Forget Our Memories with You

4:57 Kirby's Return to Dream Land, Kirby: Planet Robobot 【生録音】『星のカービィ Wii・ロボボプラネット』からのメドレー。総勢17名の演奏家によるビッグバンド音楽!管パートのソロもノリノリで気持ちのいいナンバー。
[Live recording] A medley from "Kirby's Return to Dream Land" and "Planet Robobot". A total of 17 musicians performed on this big band song! The solo parts by the brass section make for a groovy, feel-good number.
Based on "Magolor, the Far-Flung Traveler" and "Memories (I'll Never Forget You)".
Arranged by Shogo Sakai.
Alto sax: Masato Honma (solo), Shinsuke Tsujino
Tenor sax: Kei Suzuki, Ryouchi Daigou
Baritone sax: Naoya Takemura
Trumpet: Yusuke Nakano, Mitsuru Tanaka (solo), Hitomi Niida, Teppei Kawakami
Trombone: Tomoki Mitsuka (solo), Masahito Kawahara, Amane Takai
Bass trombone: Katsuhisa Asari
Rhythm: Kazune Tanaka (piano), Mayuko Yamaguchi (vibraphone), Masaaki Hirose (guitar), Shigeki Serizawa (bass), Nomura Ryohei (drums)
Total length: 39:15

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カービィ!メモリアルアレンジ
Kābyi! Memoriaru Arenji
Kirby memorial arrange[4]