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Cuts Unleashed SA2 Vocal Collection

Release Date: 22nd Aug. 2001
Record Label: Marvelous Entertainment Inc.
Catalog No.: MJCG-80074

Cuts Unleashed SA2 Vocal Collection is a compilation of the seven theme songs in Sonic Adventure 2, plus one action stage theme, "Escape from the City." Taking a cue from the album releases of Sonic Adventure, this mini-album was commercially available a month before the rest of the game's soundtrack, Multi-dimensional. The release itself came with a booklet containing linear notes from the composers, as well as a sticker featuring the images of Sonic and Shadow.

Contents

Release Details

  • MSRP: ¥ 2625
  • Composers: Fumie Kumatani, Jun Senoue, Kenichi Tokoi
  • Arrangers: Fumie Kumatani, Jun Senoue, Heigo Tani, Kenichi Tokoi
  • Performers: Jean Baptiste, Everett Bradley, Todd Cooper, East 4th Horns, Tabitha Fair, David Finck, Johnny Gioeli, Tony Harnell, Hunnid-P, Bashiri Johnson, Tony Kadleck, Katsuji, Romeo Lumbambo, Danny McCaslin, Bob Mellika, Albert Menendez, Shinichi Moritake, Koji Orita, Ted Poley, Tim Ries, Akira Sasaki, Marlon Saunders, Paul Shortino, Kaz Silver, Takeshi Taneda, Ben Wittman, John Wheeler, Bill Whitaker
  • CD Info: 1 Disc - 14 Tracks (Plus 83 Silent)

Track List

  1. It Doesn't Matter ...theme of "SONIC" [2:44]
    Music, Words, Arrangement & Guitar: Jun Senoue; Vocals: Tony Harnell; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Drums: Katsuji
  2. Escape From The City...song for the action stage "CITY ESCAPE" [2:21]
    Music, Arrangement & Guitar: Jun Senoue; Words: Ted Poley; Vocals: Ted Poley, Tony Harnell; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Drums: Katsuji
  3. Believe in Myself ...theme of "TAILS" [3:57]
    Music, Words, Arrangement, Guitars & Program: Jun Senoue; Vocals: Kaz Silver; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Drums: Katsuji
  4. Unknown from M.E. ...theme of "KNUCKLES" [4:50]
    Music, Words, Arrangement & Bass: Kenichi Tokoi; Words Translation: Takahiro Fukuda & Taka Umeno (Flava Entertainment, Inc.); Vocals & Chorus: Marlon Saunders; Rap Vocals: Hunnid-P; Guitar: Shinichi Moritake; T. Sax & A. Sax: Kohji Orita
  5. Fly in the Freedom ...theme of "ROUGE" [4:55]
    Music, Words & Arrangement: Fumie Kumatani; Vocals: Tabitha Fair & Todd Cooper; Guitar: Romeo Lumbambo; Wood Bass: David Finck; Drums: Ben Wittman; Rhodes: Albert Menendez; Vibraphone: Jean Baptiste; Horn Section: East 4th Horns - Trumpet & Flugel Horn: Tony Kadleck & Bob Mellikan; Trombone: John Wheeler; Tenor Sax: Danny McCaslin; Tenor & Baritone Sax: Tim Ries; Bass Trombone: Bill Whitaker; Percussion: Bashiri Johnson
  6. Throw It All Away ...theme of "SHADOW" [5:00]
    Music & Words: Fumie Kumatani; Arrangement: Heigo Tani; Words Translation: Shinobu Shindo; Vocals: Everett Bradley; Guitar: Akira Sasaki; Program: Heigo Tani & Fumie Kumatani
  7. E.G.G.M.A.N. ...theme of "DR. EGGMAN" [3:22]
    Music, Arrangement, Guitar & Program: Jun Senoue; Words & Vocals: Paul Shortino; Bass: Takeshi Taneda
  8. Live & Learn ...main theme of "Sonic Adventure 2" [4:32]
    Music, Arrangement & Guitar: Jun Senoue; Words & Vocals: Johnny Gioeli; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Drums: Katsuji

Hidden Tracks

09-91. <<silence>> [0:04 each]

  1. It Doesn't Matter ~Instrumental~ [2:43]
    Music, Arrangement & Guitar: Jun Senoue; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Drums: Katsuji
  2. Escape From The City ~Instrumental~ [2:20]
    Music, Arrangement & Guitar: Jun Senoue; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Drums: Katsuji
  3. Believe In Myself ~Instrumental~ [3:56]
    Music, Arrangement, Guitars & Program: Jun Senoue; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Drums: Katsuji
  4. Unknown From M.E. ~Instrumental~ [4:49]
    Music, Arrangement & Bass: Kenichi Tokoi; Guitar: Shinichi Moritake; T. Sax & A. Sax: Kohji Orita
  5. Fly In The Freedom ~Instrumental~ [5:08]
    Music & Arrangement: Fumie Kumatani; Guitar: Romeo Lumbambo; Wood Bass: David Finck; Drums: Ben Wittman; Rhodes: Albert Menendez; Vibraphone: Jean Baptiste; Horn Section: East 4th Horns - Trumpet & Flugel Horn: Tony Kadleck & Bob Mellikan; Trombone: John Wheeler; Tenor Sax: Danny McCaslin; Tenor & Baritone Sax: Tim Ries; Bass Trombone: Bill Whitaker; Percussion: Bashiri Johnson
  6. Throw It All Away ~Instrumental~ [5:00]
    Music: Fumie Kumatani; Arrangement: Heigo Tani; Guitar: Akira Sasaki; Program: Heigo Tani & Fumie Kumatani
  7. E.G.G.M.A.N. ~Instrumental~ [3:23]
    Music, Arrangement, Guitar & Program: Jun Senoue; Bass: Takeshi Taneda
  8. Live & Learn ~Instrumental~ [4:29]
    Music, Arrangement & Guitar: Jun Senoue; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Drums: Katsuji

Total Running Time: 69:01

Credits

Sound Produced by
Jun Senoue [Track 1, 2, 3, 7, 8]
Kenichi Tokoi [Track 4]
Atsushi "Sushi" Kosugi [Track 5]
Heigo Tani [Track 6]

Vocal Tracks Produced by
Atsushi "Sushi" Kosugi [Track 1, 2, 3, 4]
Taka Umeno [Track 6]

Vocal Tracks Coordinated by Masakazu Hiroishi[ Track 6]

Rap Tracks Produced by Taka Umeno [Track 4]
Rap Tracks Coordinated by Masakazu Hirdishi [Track 4]

Tracked at
The Owls Nest, CA, USA [Track 1, 2, 3, 7, 8]
Avatar Studios, NY, USA [Track 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vocal), 5]
MIT Studio, Tokyo, Japan [Track 1, 2, 3]
Attic Arcade Studio, Tokyo, Japan [Track 3]
Planet 2 Planet Studios, NY, USA [Track 4 (Rap), 6]
wavemaster studio, Tokyo, Japan [Track 7]
Can-am Recorders, CA, USA [Track 7, 8]

Tracked by
The Riddle [Track 1, 2, 3, 7, 8]
Roy Hendrickson [Track 1, 2, 3, 4 (Vocal), 5]
Hirokazu Akashi [Track 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8]
Chifumi Karasawa [Track 1, 2, 3]
Kenji Miyamoto [Track 3]
Kirk Yano [Track 4 (Rap), 6]

Mixed at
Can-am Recorders, CA, USA [Track 1, 2, 3, 7, 8]
wavemaster studio, Tokyo Japan [Track 4, 5, 6]

Mixed by
The Riddle [Track 1, 2, 3, 7, 8]
Hirokazu Akashi [Track 4, 5, 6]

Executive Producer: Haruki Nakayama (MMV)
Producer: Yuji Naka (SONICTEAM, LTD.), Yukifumi Makino (Wavemaser Inc.)

Sound Producer: Jun Senoue (Wave Master Inc./SONICTEAM USA)

Mastered at Warner Music Mastering, Tokyo, Japan
Mastered by Isao Kikuchi (Warner Music Mastering)

A&R Direction: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (MMV), Kazuo Koizumi (Wavemaster Inc.)
Production Director: Toshiki Izawa (SEGA)
Promotion Director: Yasuhiro Takeuchi (MMV), Miki Nagase (Wave Master Inc.)

Cover Art: Yoshitaka Miura (SONICTEAM USA)
Design: Noritaka Sakai (Signature Graphics)

Special Thanks:
Takashi Iizuka (SONICTEAMUSA), Moet Nishio (Beat on Beat, Inc.), Kiyoshi Yoshida (MIT Gathering), Yoshitada Miya (Wave Master Inc.), Sawako Sogabe (Wave Master Inc.), Tomoya Ohtani (Wave Master Inc.), Hiroki Hayashi (ESP guitars), Keiji Ohnishi (ESP guitars), Chiyoko Kimura (ESP guitars), Larry A. Commins (Can-am Recorders), Masa "Val" Takagi, Performance Guitars, Hollywood

Jun Senoue uses ESP guitars

Scans

Album, JP
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Cover
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Tray
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Disc
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Obi
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Linear Notes
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Linear Notes 2
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Sticker

Miscellaneous

  • Though labeled as the Vocal Collection, a number of songs containing vocals within Sonic Adventure 2 were omitted from the album. This included the body of Knuckles' levels, which featured raps overlaying the music in those areas. As those songs were included in Multi-dimensional, they were most likely omitted simply to adhere to the precedent set up by the Sonic Adventure soundtrack offerings, with the mini-album focusing on the character themes.

External Links

Albums "1990s"
Sonic the Hedgehog Boom (1993) | Sonic the Hedgehog - Remix (1994) | Sonic & Knuckles Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (1994) | Virtual Sonic (1996) | Sonic the Fighters Sound Tracks (1996) | Sonic the Hedgehog (1996) | Sonic Live in Sydney (1997) | Sonic R (1998) | Sonic Adventure Songs With Attitude ~Vocal mini-Album~ (1998) | SONIC Adventure REMIX (1998) | Sonic Adventure "Digi-LOG Conversation" Original Sound Track (1999)
Albums "2000s"
Cuts Unleashed SA2 Vocal Collection (2001) | Multi-dimensional Sonic Adventure 2 Original Sound Track (2001) | Sonic the Hedgehog 10th Anniversary (2001) | Sonic Adventure 2 Official Soundtrack (2002) | Sonic Adventure 2: Battle - Sampler (2002) | Triple Threat Sonic Heroes Vocal Trax (2004) | Complete Trinity Sonic Heroes - Original Soundtrax (2004) | Sonic X ~Original Sound Tracks~ (2004) | Sonic Heroes Official Soundtrack (2004) | SONIC RUSH Original Groove Rush (2005) | Lost and Found: Shadow the Hedgehog Vocal Trax (2006) | Shadow the Hedgehog Original Soundtrax (2006) | Sonic Riders Original Soundtrack "Speedbeats Grand Prix" (2006) | Sonic the Hedgehog Vocal Traxx: Several Wills (2007) | Sonic the Hedgehog Original Sound Track (2007) | Seven Rings in Hand: Sonic and the Secret Rings Original Sound Track (2007) | Sonic Rush Adventure Original Soundtrack (2007) | Sonic Underground - The Greatest Hits (2007) | Sonic Riders Shooting Star Story Original Soundtrack "Zero Gravity Tracks" (2008) | True Blue: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog (2008) | Sonic Underground - The Greatest Hits Vol. 2 (2008) | Planetary Pieces: Sonic World Adventure Original Soundtrack (2009) | Face to Faith: Sonic and the Black Knight Vocal Trax (2009) | Tales of Knighthood: Sonic and the Black Knight Original Soundtrax (2009) | True Colors: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Part 2 (2009)
Albums "2010s"
Sonic Free Riders Original Soundtrack: Break Free (2010) | Vivid Sound x Hybrid Colors: Sonic Colors Original Soundtrack (2010) | Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Adventure 2 Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Heroes Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog 1&2 Soundtrack (2011) | Sonic Generations: 20 Years of Sonic Music (2011) | Sonic the Hedgehog CD Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | History of the 1st Stage Original Soundtrack White Edition (2011) | History of the 1st Stage Original Soundtrack Blue Edition (2011) | History of Sonic Music 20th Anniversary Edition (2011) | Sonic Generations Original Soundtrack: Blue Blur (2012) | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I & II Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Lost World Bonus Soundtrack [Special Selection] (2013) | Sonic Lost World Original Soundtrack Without Boundaries (2013)
Singles
SUPERSONIC (1992) | Super Sonic Dance Attack (1992) | Super Sonic Dance Attack Remix (1992) | Winter Song (1994) | Wonderman (1994) | Wizards of the Sonic (1994) | Wizards of the Sonic (Remix) (1994) | They Call Me Sonic (1996) | King of the Ring (1996) | Wizards of the Sonic (1998) | SONIC Adventure REMIX (1998) | Work It Out (1999) | Mi-Ra-I (2003) | Sonic Drive (2003) | The Shining Road (2003) | T.O.P (2004) | If It's Snow/Only Today (2006) | So Much More... (2009)
Digital Releases
Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode II Original Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic And the Black Knight Official Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Generations Official Soundtrack (2012) | Shadow the Hedgehog Official Soundtrack (2012) | Sonic Lost World: Wonder World EP (2013)
Associated Albums
SONICTEAM "PowerPlay" (1998) | Thrill of the Feel (2000) | Crush 40 (2003) | SonicTeam Unplugged Live 2004 (2004) | The Works (2009) | The Best of Crush 40 - Super Sonic Songs (2009) | Rise Again [EP] (2012) | LIVE! (2012)
Select Compilations Featuring Sonic
Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 1 - Mega-CD Super Music Collection (1993) | Super Mega Drive Fan Vol. 2 - Mega Drive Super Music Collection (1994) | SEGA Arcade Selection D-RAM Remix (1995) | Club Saturn (1996) | Club SEGA (1997) | Club Sega 2 ~Beat Grooves~ (1999) | Radio DC (1999) | The Very Best of SEGA (2004) | Play! A Video Game Symphony Live! (2009) | Video Games Live: Level 2 (2010)
Miscellaneous
The Better One Wins!: Album | Single | Sonic Dance: 1 | 2 | Sonic Mix: 1 | 2 | 3 | Sonic Dance Power: I | II | III | 4 | V | VI | VII | VIII