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Tips for Buying EarthBound

October 4th, 2017 | Audio Stuff, EarthBound, MOTHER 1

The New Japan BGM Philharmonic Orchestra always puts out some amazing music, and it’s always a treat when there’s new MOTHER series stuff. Here are a couple newer ones that I wasn’t aware of:

M2 – Smiles & Tears

M2 – Gray Hand Bus:

M2 – Hospital Theme:

M1 – All I Needed Was You:

M1 – Wisdom of the World

But wait! That’s not all! There are actually more MOTHER/EarthBound performances to enjoy – you can find them all here!


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10 Comments to Lots of EarthBound Tunes by New Japan BGM Philharmonic

Marc said on Oct. 9, 2017

These are some beautiful musical arrangements, perfect for riding out the rest of the workday.

I also wanted to say thanks for continuing to update the site. I know we’ve come a long way since the days of the petitions, and that this is more or less a “dead” series with no more goals to work for. Given all that, I still enjoy logging onto the site and seeing a new post. So thanks again.

William said on Oct. 9, 2017

Why does Japan get all the good stuff? Well, at least we have the Zelda Symphony Orchestra here in the states. Also, to piggyback off of Marc’s comment, I also really appreciate this site continuing to be updated. Thanks for everything.

Chairman of the Board said on Oct. 10, 2017

I’ll join in on the commentators above me. It’s cool seeing the site be updated, despite the overall lack of major goals the EarthBound community has. I’m waiting to see what Project Chimera has in store, and I’m sure a lot of us are still waiting on that slick EB0 in EarthBound hack from ages ago. The only thing left for us is to see if Mother 3 does receive an official release (which I don’t think will happen, due to the neat repro carts available, and the general homebrew scene).
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed Fangamer’s been drifting away from its original inspirations (Chrono Trigger, EarthBound, Mario RPG and others). Not that it’s bad or anything. I noticed there’s less Chrono Trigger merch than before. There’s plenty of EarthBound items still. Maybe it’s all in my head.

Garry Summer said on Oct. 14, 2017

Honestly i was expecting someone to walk up in a fancy suit and in the middle as the orchestra and have a mic then say “I miss you” during smiles and tears.

idontlikenames said on Oct. 15, 2017

Why’s everyone acting as if an old friend showed up at their other old friend’s funeral? This site is still awesome btw. And I’m sure it will continue to be just as cool for a long time to come 🙂

Chairman of the Bored said on Oct. 17, 2017

@idontlikenames: I can only speak for myself. I’ve been an EarthBound fan since 2010, and at the point in time it seemed like there was always something new here on EBC. From silly posts about Mr. Saturn snowmen to new Fangamer updates and merchandise updates for anything noteworthy on auctions sites, there was always something shaking. EarthBound was still considered an “underground” SNES game with its “cultish fandom”, trying to get it rereleased despite the availability of homebrew carts and emulators. Fangamer was still relatively new (I still remember buying a PK Yomega when they first went on sale, and I still have a copy of their promo video for it).
Now that EarthBound (and EarthBound Beginnings) have been rereleased, and the fandom’s growth seems to have grown exponentially, there isn’t as much noteworthy news. But most of all, despite all of us EarthBounders never forgetting about what fun we had playing the trilogy and exploring the different parts of its fandom, life has moved on. There’s not as many large-scale goals for the fandom (besides having Mother 3 rereleased, and we know what the current likelihood of that is), and the other projects currently going on either lack updates or are just taking awhile. Even Fangamer seems to have moved on, having become a base for indie game merch and moving away from the Nintendo-inspired items.
The long periods of time between updates here on EBC are a bit disappointing when you think about how much used to go on. But it’s well worth the wait, like finally pulling a package out of the mail after a long wait.

TL:DR; I wrote a short essay about the sentimental feelings some of us had at the moment. The things you do when you’re bored…

Marc said on Oct. 19, 2017

@idontlikenames, very specific example, haha. I’ll echo the sentiments of Chairman of the Bored. I played Earthbound back in… ’95 or ’96. I’ve been around the Earthbound online community since my family got internet back in around 2000. It’s been a long ride, but there’s not many other places to go from here. All the goals we had as a community, minus Mother 3 official localization, have been achieved – and the unofficial Mother 3 translation more or less seems to have been tacitly endorsed by Nintendo. I just wanted to express what amounts to about a decade and a half of gratitude.

idontlikenames said on Oct. 23, 2017

Sorry, I didn’t mean to come across as that mean.

What I wanted to say was, let’s keep it up for a few more decades 🙂

Chairman of the Bored said on Oct. 23, 2017

@idontlikenames I didn’t think you came off as mean. And I’m sure it’ll get better as time goes on.

Mato said on Oct. 30, 2017

Thanks guys, I’m glad you still enjoy the site even though it’s slowed down so much. Now that I think about it, next year is the 10th anniversary of the site! Although if you count the stuff I did before it, this is closer to its 10th anniversary.

Anyway, I’d say things have slowed down on here mostly because my time has been pulled in other directions with Legends of Localization, my normal translator work + new opportunities, and other projects I’ve wanted to do for years. Plus I think I overdosed on EarthBound last year working on that EB Legends of Localization book 😛

I’d actually say there’s as much EarthBound stuff going on as years ago – its got more fans than ever and people are making/sharing more EB stuff than ever. A lot’s going on that I’ve skipped over – I haven’t even posted about the SNES Mini release, haha. (Although to be honest I was waiting until we could compare the RAM dump with known existing ROMs)

All this is to say that updates will be slow, but I think the site will still keep going for a while longer.


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