Rose of Versailles Complete Music Collection Announced With Previously Unreleased Tracks
posted on by Amanda Whalen
A complete CD collection of music from the Rose of Versailles anime series is scheduled for release on June 22. This three CD collection is priced at 4,980 yen (US$47) and will include many songs that were not previously available.
For this project, a search was conducted through tapes owned by Universal Music and TMS Music. The songs found as a result of this search included the original karaoke tracks of the theme song and background music, alternate takes of the theme song, and original background music that had never been compiled in CD form before. All in all, more than 70 previously unavailable songs were recovered and restored.
In addition, all of the songs from the anime previously released on the CD “Rose of Versailles Original Soundtrack: Bara wa Utsukushiku Chiru” have been digitally remastered and will be included in the new music collection. Customers who order the limited edition of the CD collection, which is available through Universal Music Japan's website, will receive a special CD-sized card with a reproduction of the original record jacket art from of Hiroko Suzuki's “Bara wa Utsukushiku Chiru” release.
Rose of Versailles, which originally aired from 1979 to 1980, is an influential shōjō anime set in Versailles, France, several years before the French Revolution. Its creator, Riyoko Ikeda, is best known for Rose of Versailles, but is also the creator of titles such as Dear Brother and The Window of Orpheus.