Game OST of the week - Mother - Pollyanna.

There are many great games out there with fantastic OST's. Each week (when I can remember to) I'll post about one song from an OST that I think deserves attention.

Mother on the VC... a bridge too far? Okay that was awful, sorry.

Today it's Mother and Pollyanna (I Believe In You). I remember reading somewhere that at the time of it's release, a comment was made about Mother's music, and it went along the line's of 'it actually sounds like a song', rather than a generic sounding backing track I guess, which was somewhat more common to video games back in 1989, and I'm sure that Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka, the composers, would've taken great pride from that. Pollyanna, for many Mother fans, is a special song. It's actually quite a moving peice too, and the way it achieves any emotional stirs form its listener are quite subtle.

Take a listen, and tell me what you think. Then, learn you some Japanese boy, 'cos you buying Mother 1 + 2 for the GBA! Ahem... Sorry about that.

Oh, and I'm aware in the video it's Ness walking about, instead of Ninten.
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Posted by BrickRoad

There are many great games out there with fantastic OST's. Each week (when I can remember to) I'll post about one song from an OST that I think deserves attention.

Mother on the VC... a bridge too far? Okay that was awful, sorry.

Today it's Mother and Pollyanna (I Believe In You). I remember reading somewhere that at the time of it's release, a comment was made about Mother's music, and it went along the line's of 'it actually sounds like a song', rather than a generic sounding backing track I guess, which was somewhat more common to video games back in 1989, and I'm sure that Keiichi Suzuki and Hirokazu Tanaka, the composers, would've taken great pride from that. Pollyanna, for many Mother fans, is a special song. It's actually quite a moving peice too, and the way it achieves any emotional stirs form its listener are quite subtle.

Take a listen, and tell me what you think. Then, learn you some Japanese boy, 'cos you buying Mother 1 + 2 for the GBA! Ahem... Sorry about that.

Oh, and I'm aware in the video it's Ness walking about, instead of Ninten.
Posted by NukeGoBoom

Its a amazing piece but Mother franchise has other great songs.Polyanna is a real song though.With lyrics.
Humoresque of A litle Dog (Or drug store music in Earthbound),Pig-Mask theme,Salsa music (aka Funky Monkey Dance),Kraken and the Snowman theme

Posted by BrickRoad

I agree, EarthBound is actually my favourite out of the 3 for songs, Your Name Please, Fourside, Twoson, the list goes on... Since you mentioned a few M3 songs, I'll go with Welcome! and To Sunshine Forest as some of my favourites.

Posted by NukeGoBoom
BrickRoad said:
"I agree, EarthBound is actually my favourite out of the 3 for songs, Your Name Please, Fourside, Twoson, the list goes on... Since you mentioned a few M3 songs, I'll go with Welcome! and To Sunshine Forest as some of my favourites."
The Runaway 5 music is great too.and i forgot about the Sunshine Forest part.I like how in M3 the start of Twist and Battle is the Batman theme.Such great soundtracks...