Singing Mountain

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General Information

Areas used: Dimensional Vortex (Frozen Cliffs)
Composed by: Yasunori Mitsuda
Original Japanese Title: 歌う山 / Utau Yama
Time Signature: 4/4

This track was intended for Singing Mountain in the Chrono Trigger Prerelease. Yasunori Mitsuda was asked about the song's original intent at Procyon-Studio; the question and response:

(This is slightly paraphrased because the Japanese is a little more redundant than is grammatically acceptable in English.)

クロノ・トリガー未収録曲[歌う山]ですが、あの曲がゲームの中に入っていないのがとても残念です。多分あの曲はク○ノが死んだ後のイベント死の山でしたっけか? ク○ノを復活させる為の山に挿入予定だったのでしょ? なんで没になったのでしょうか? とても良い曲なのに (生楽器生声で一度聞いてみたい)。それと[カエルのテーマ]もゲームでは前奏が入っていなくてCDでは入っている。どうしてゲームでは前奏を入れるのをやめてCDでは、入っているのでしょうか?

About the not-yet-recorded Chrono Trigger song "Singing Mountain", it's really too bad it didn't make it into the game. Was the song for an event at Death Mountain after Crono dies? Was it planned to insert the song when going to the mountain to revive Crono? Why was it rejected? It's a very good song (I'd really love to hear it with live instruments and vocals). Also, the prelude to Frog's Theme wasn't included, but it was on the CD. Why was it in the CD, but not in the game?

(光田本人より)あの曲を使うダンジョンがあったのですが、別にそのダンジョンが無くてもゲームの進行上何も問題ないということで、カットされたのです。なので、曲も必然的にカットされました(泣)。カエルのテーマについては前奏が入っていない方がイベント的に盛り上がる、ということで途中から始まりますが、CDではせっかくですので前奏から入れておきました。

(From Mitsuda himself) There was a dungeon where that song was used, but because the dungeon didn't contain much and there were no problems or anything that advanced the game, it was cut. So inevitably the song was cut with it (*sniffle*). About Frog's Theme, because the prelude was meant to rise up during an event, the song starts out partway through, but since we took great pains with the CD it started from the prelude there.

Thanks to JLukas for finding this and Arc Impulse for translating it.

Official Releases

On the OSV, more wind can be heard before the actual song starts.

Unofficial Releases

.spc Rips

.2SF Rips

.psf Rips

Albums and Doujins

Remixes

Chrono Compendium

OCReMix

ThaSauce

Other

Blue Planet

Celestia

Celestia8 -SquareEnix Festival 2nd Stage- (2011)

Dwelling of Duels

December 2006

11tie: 'A Forgotten Tale' by Kris Davis
16: 'Sorrow Mountain' by tibone

October 2012

15: 'Chrono Trigger - Hidden Truth/Singing Mountain' by Skychase2rebirth

Episodes & Melody

RPGamer.com

VGMix WIPs

VGMix X WIPs

VGMix 1

Zephyr Cradle

From: Music (Chrono Trigger)