yoshiko75 (yoshiko75) wrote in pkmncollectors,

Pokemon Music Books and CDs - Collection Update!

I hope you're all doing well! Lately I've been expanding my collection of Pokemon music books and CDs, so it seemed like a good time to post a collection update.

These two piano books have music from the original Pokemon video games! The one on the right is Pokemon Hikerukana, which also comes with an audio CD to play along with (click here to see a detailed post I made about this).

These three piano books feature music from the newer video games - Black/White, Black2/White2, and X/Y. Unfortunately, I don't believe any books were printed for other Pokemon games besides the originals.

Now on to the TV animation music books! The one on the left has songs from the English dub of the show (there is a 2.B.A. Master CD, too!) The two books on the right feature the Japanese theme song openings and endings. They are compilation volumes that cover years 1997 all the way through 2014! If you like the Japanese Pokemon anime and want to start buying piano books, these two are the ones to get as they make most of the other Japanese Pokemon theme books obsolete (unless you are interested in collecting them all!)

On to the video game soundtracks! Shown in the picture are the collections from Red/Green/Blue, Ruby/Sapphire, FireRed/LeafGreen, and Diamond/Pearl. Unfortunately, they never released a dedicated CD collection for Gold/Silver, though they do include a bonus CD in the HeartGold/SoulSilver collection that features some of the original tunes!

Shown below are the soundtracks for HeartGold/SoulSilver, Black/White, Black2/White2, X/Y, and Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire. The Black2/White2 collection features some previously unreleased tracks from Emerald and Platinum! If you are interested in the video game music, you can find most of these albums on iTunes for a low price, much cheaper than what the CDs cost.

Next up are my TV/movie animation CDs! The top two feature orchestrated background music from the Japanese anime, though many of the tracks were also used in the English dub. The middle row shows the 2.B.A. Master CD, which has vocal songs from season 1 of the dub, and the Best Wishes CD, which has the Best Wishes opening and ending as well as a few background music tracks (so glad they included these!) The bottom row shows the English soundtracks to the first three movies. Many of these songs are by random pop singers and have nothing to do directly with Pokemon, but they are still catchy to listen to. I also own the digital version of Pokemon Christmas Bash, which features holiday songs by the English voice actors!

Okay, we're almost done! Last are the orchestrated soundtracks for the animated movies. Only the top left is from the English dub (the first three movies had completely different music scores than the Japanese version). From left to right, top to bottom, the soundtracks are from Movie 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8. I also have the re-scored digital version of Movie 2.

Shown below are the soundtracks from Movie 9, 10, and 12.

Phew - Sorry for such a long post! I'm interested in hearing what Pokemon music you enjoy best. Do you collect any of the Pokemon music? Do you prefer the music from the video games, the TV show, or from the movies? Thanks for reading!

P.S. - I am currently looking for the following two Pokemon CDs:
Movie 1 Japanese soundtrack ("Sound Picture Box - The Birth of Mewtwo")
Movie 2 Japanese soundtrack ("Mirage Pokémon: Lugia's Explosive Birth Original Music Collection")
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