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True Colors: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Part 2

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True Colors: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Part 2
Record label: Wave Master

True Colors: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog Part 2 is a compilation album produced by Jun Senoue. A follow up to the previous True Blue: The Best of Sonic the Hedgehog, it is a collection of various musical tracks throughout Sonic the Hedgehog's gaming career. Like the previous volume, a majority of the tracks are from the post-Sonic Adventure era, with only three tracks featuring material composed before 1998.

Release Info

  • MSRP: ¥ 2500
  • Composers: Amir Derakh, Naofumi Hataya, Fumie Kumatani, Mariko Nanba, Jun Senoue, Ryan Shuck, Mike Szuter, Mitsuhiro Tada, Kenichi Tokoi
  • Arrangers: Lee Brotherton, Amir Derakh, Naofumi Hataya, Atsushi "Sushi" Kosugi, Tomoya Ohtani, Mitsuhiro Tada, Heigo Tani
  • Performers: Jean Baptiste, Everett Bradley, Lee Brotherton, Mike Campbell, Cashell, Todd Cooper, East 4th Horns, Tabitha Fair, David Finck, Johnny Gioeli, Nikki Gregoroff, Hunnid-P, Bashiri Johnson, Julien-K, Katsuji, Toru Kawamura, Riu Konaka, Will Lee, Romero Lubambo, Albert Menendez, Yutaka Minobe, Chewtaro Moritake, Kohji Orita, Ted Poley, Philippe Saisse, Akira Sasaki, Marlon Saunders, Jun Senoue, Paul Shortino, Kaz Silver, Mike Szuter, Takeshi Taneda, Kenichi Tokoi, Taka Umeno, Keiko Utoku, Ricky Wellman, Ben Wittman
  • CD Info: 1 Disc - 18 Tracks

Track List

  1. Un-gravitify [4:21]
    from Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
    Music & Programming: Kenichi Tokoi; Lyrics: runblebee; Vocals: Cashell; Guitars: Chewtaro Moritake; Mixed by Yoshitada Miya
  2. Dreams of an Absolution [5:18]
    from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
    Music: Mariko Nanba; Lyrics & Vocals: Lee Brotherton; Arrange: Tomoya Ohtani; Guitars: Chewtaro Moritake; Mixed by Yoshitada Miya
  3. Throw It All Away [5:01]
    from Sonic Adventure 2/Battle
    Music & Japanese Lyrics: Fumie Kumatani; English Translation: Shinobu Shindo; Arrangement & Sound: Heigo Tani; Vocals: Everett Bradley; Guitars: Akira Sasaki; Programming: Heigo Tani & Fumie Kumatani; Mixed by Hirokazu Akashi
  4. E.G.G.M.A.N. [3:21]
    from Sonic Adventure 2/Battle
    Music, Guitars, Programming & Sound Produced by Jun Senoue; Lyrics & Vocals: Paul Shortino; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Mixed by The Riddle
  5. Waking Up [3:22]
    from Shadow the Hedgehog
    Written by Amir Derakh and Ryan Shuck; Vocals: Ryan Shuck; Programming & Synths: Ryan Shuck, Amir Derakh & Anthony "Fu" Valcic; Guitars: Amir Derakh; Additional Drum Programming: Kourtney Klein; Performed and Sound Produced by Julien-K
  6. This Machine [4:24]
    from Sonic Heroes</br> Music: Jun Senoue & Amir Derakh; Lyrics & Vocals: Ryan Shuck; Guitars, Bass, Programming, Arrangement and Sound Produced by Amir Derakh; Performed by Julien-K
  7. Fly in the Freedom [4:56]
    from Sonic Adventure 2/Battle
    Music & Japanese Lyrics: Fumie Kumatani; English Translation: Shinobu Shindo; Arrangement and Sound Produced by Atsushi "Sushi" Kosugi (Beat on Beat, Inc.); Vocals: Tabitha Fair & Todd Cooper; Guitars: Romero Lubambo; Wood Bass: David Finck; Drums: Ben Wittman; Rhodes: Albert Menendez; Vibraphone: Jean Baptiste; Horn Section: East 4th Horns; Percussion: Bashiri Johnson; Mixed by Hirokazu Akashi
  8. My Sweet Passion [5:11]
    from Sonic Adventure/DX
    Music & Japanese Lyrics: Fumie Kumatani; English Translation: T. Fukada; Arrangement & Sound Produced by Atsushi "Sushi" Kosugi (Beat on Beat, Inc.); Vocals: Nikki Gregoroff; Guitars: Mike Campbell; Bass: Will Lee; Rhodes: Philippe Saisse; Drums: Ricky Wellman; Percussion: Bashiri Johnson; Horn Section: East 4th Horns; Mixed by Roy Hendrickson
  9. Believe in Myself (SA2 Version) [3:57]
    from Sonic Adventure 2/Battle
    Written, Guitars & Programming: Jun Senoue; Vocals: Kaz Silver; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Drums: Katsuji; Mixed by The Riddle
  10. Unknown from M.E. (SA2 Version) [4:52]
    from Sonic Adventure 2/Battle
    Music and Japanese Lyrics: Kenichi Tokoi; English Translation: Takahiro Fukada; Arrangement and Sound Produced by Atsushi "Sushi" Kosugi (Beat on Beat, Inc.); Rap Vocals Produced by Taka Umeno (Flava Entertainment, Inc.); Vocals: Marlon Saunders; Rap Vocals: Hunnid-P; Guitars: Chewtaro Moritake; Bass & Programming: Kenichi Tokoi; T. Sax & A. Sax: Kohji Orita; Mixed by Hirokazu Akashi
  11. Theme of E-102γ [4:33]
    from Sonic Adventure/DX
    Music & Programming: Fumie Kumatani; Mixed by Hirokazu Akashi
  12. Cosmic Eternity - Believe in Yourself [3:35]
    from Sonic the Hedgehog CD
    Music: Naofumi Hataya; Lyrics: Casey Rankin; Vocals: Keiko Utoku (Keiko Utoku appears courtesy of Zain Records)

Bonus Tracks

  1. Look-a-like (Short Edited Ver.) [1:46]
    from Sonic the Hedgehog O.V.A
    Music & Arrangement: Mitsuhiro Tada; Lyrics & Performance: Riu Konaka
  2. Sonic3 MegaD Mix [2:20]
    from Sonic Gems Collection
    original music from Sonic the Hedgehog 3
    Remixed by Naofumi Hataya
  3. Lazy Days -Livin' in Paradise- (Original Demo) [3:59]
    original music from Sonic Adventure/DX</br> Music, Guitars & Programming: Jun Senoue; Japanese Lyrics: Jun Senoue & Fumie Kumatani; English Translation: T. Fukada; Vocals: Ted Poley; Piano: Yutaka Minobe; Mixed by Masahiro Fukuhara
  4. All Hail Shadow (Hybrid Mix) [4:00]
    original music from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
    Written by Jun Senoue and Mike Szuter; Vocals: Mike Szuter; Guitars & Programming: Jun Senoue; Bass: Takeshi Taneda; Drums: Toru Kawamura; Mixed by Masahiro Fukuhara
  5. Dreams of an Absolution (Starry Night Remix) [6:18]
    original music from Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
    Remixed by Tomoya Ohtani; Music: Mariko Nanba; Lyrics & Vocals: Lee Brotherton; Mixed by Yoshitada Miya
  6. Open Your Heart (K-Klub Remix) [5:51]
    original music from Sonic Adventure/DX
    Remixed by Lee Brotherton (Remix Factory); Written by Jun Senoue & Kenichi Tokoi; Vocals: Johnny Gioeli; Guitars: Jun Senoue; Additional Recording, Arrangement & Engineering by Remix Factory

Total Running Time: 77:13

Credits

Compilation Produced for Release by Jun Senoue
Mastered by Isao Kikuchi at Warner Music Mastering, Tokyo, Japan

Artworks: Yuji Uekawa
Design: Chiaki Kuroda (Windansea Design)

Label Staff
Executive Producer: Fumitaka Shibata
A&R Director: Kazuo Koizumi
Sales Promoter: Osamu Igarashi (avex marketing)

Sega Staff
Licensing: Toshimasa Kubo, Junichiro Takahashi, Eishin Miura
Supervisors: Takashi Iizuka, Osamu Ohasi

Endorsement: Jun Senoue uses ESP guitars, LINE 6 Products & Jim Dunlop Picks

Special Thanks to:
Kiyoshi Yoshida (Attic Arcade, inc.), Hiroki Hayashi (ESP Guitars), Michelle Silberman (Line 6), Scott Uchida (Jim Dunlop), Yasu Yokote (Performance Guitars) Cindy Chau (SEGA of America, inc.), Martin Sturrock, Naoko Hayashi

Scans

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Miscellaneous

  • The first bonus track on True Colors, "Look-a-like," is the only song on the album not to come from a video game, having originally featured in the 1996 OVA Sonic the Hedgehog. In addition, this is the only time any music from that feature has been released commercially.

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) | Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Original Soundtrack (2014) | Passion & Pride: Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era (2014)
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