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Kirby Pupupu Train Eki-melo Collection

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Front album cover

Kirby Pupupu Train Eki-melo Collection is a Playbutton (pre-loaded MP3 player) containing music composed for the Kirby Pupupu Train promotion. It was released on December 15th, 2016, and sold at a price of ¥2160 ($14.44) (minus tax). It was originally exclusive to Kirby Pupupu Train locations, but later saw a general release.

Eki-melo, which roughly translates to "train melody", is a short jingle that plays at each specific station of Japanese railways. These jingles play when the doors are closing, serving to indicate that the train is about to move, as well as which station one is departing from. Each railway has its own dedicated composer that creates jingles for each station.

For the Kirby Pupupu Train promotion, stores are decorated to resemble fake train stations, which sell themed merchandise. Inside the store, special eki-melo music plays at regular intervals, collected on this album. The majority of the tracks on this album are eki-melo versions of classic Kirby tunes. The first track, meanwhile, is a unique arrangement of "Green Greens" and "Gourmet Race", which also plays inside the store.

No composer credits are given; the album was produced by the HAL Laboratory sound team.[1] Arrangements are based on work by Jun Ishikawa, Hirokazu Ando, and Tadashi Ikegami.

Track List  
No. Title From Notes Length Sample
1 グリーングリーンズ~激突!グルメレース/KIRBY PUPUPU TRAIN Ver.
Green Greens ~ Gourmet Race / Kirby Pupupu Train Ver.
Kirby's Dream Land / Kirby Super Star Acoustic remix of "Green Greens" and "Gourmet Race"; the former is based on the Kirby's Epic Yarn version. 6:25
2 グリーングリーンズ駅
Green Greens Station
Kirby's Dream Land Eki-melo jingle based on "Green Greens". 0:15
3 ウィスピーウッズの森駅
Whispy Woods Forest Station
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Eki-melo jingle based on "Woods Wayfarer". 0:15
4 マウントデデデ(デデデ城)駅
Mt. Dedede (Castle Dedede) Station
Kirby's Dream Land Eki-melo jingle based on "King Dedede's Theme". 0:16
5 フロートアイランズ駅
Float Islands Station
Kirby's Dream Land Eki-melo jingle based on "Float Islands". 0:16
6 キャッスルロロロ駅
Castle Lololo Station
Kirby's Dream Land Eki-melo jingle based on "Castle Lololo". 0:12
7 バブリークラウズ駅
Bubbly Clouds Station
Kirby's Dream Land Eki-melo jingle based on "Bubbly Clouds". 0:17
8 カービィのおうち駅
Kirby's House Station
Kirby's Dream Land Eki-melo jingle based on "Welcome to Dream Land". 0:16
9 グラスランド駅
Grass Land Station
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Eki-melo jingle based on "Rick's Theme". 0:12
10 リップルフィールド駅
Ripple Field Station
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Eki-melo jingle based on "Kine's Theme". 0:13
11 ビッグフォレスト駅
Big Forest Station
Kirby's Dream Land 2 Eki-melo jingle based on "Coo's Theme". 0:17
12 夢の泉駅
Fountain of Dreams Station
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Eki-melo jingle based on "The Fountain of Dreams". 0:14
13 クリアダンス/駅メロ Ver.
Clear Dance - Eki-melo Ver.
Kirby's Dream Land Eki-melo jingle based on the "Kirby Dance" theme. 0:13
Track title translations are conjectural.

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