Friday, October 15, 2010

Persona 4 Original Soundtrack

Persona 4 Original Soundtrack
[Audio CD, 1 Disc]
Source: Persona 4 [PS2]
Composer: Shōji Meguro
Release Date: 2008
Label: Phantom Sound & Vision

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 4 is the latest iteration of the Persona series. The game itself was released in 2008 for the PS2. The soundtrack is composed primarily by Shoji Meguro with a few vocal tracks that are voiced by Shihoko Hirata. The soundtrack is a mix of modern pop with rpg standards, which compliments the games modern setting and characters quite nicely. Despite Persona 4 missing some of the urban cityscape inspired beats from Persona 3, Shoji Meguro demonstrates why he's the go-to composer for the Shin Megami Tensei series. While some of the tracks might be a little too pop induced (the main battle theme comes to mind), the soundtrack as a whole is very listenable and has a lot of charm, albeit not quite as much as Persona 3. One of my only complaints about this particular collection is that the full game soundtrack is actually 2 CDs, although this collection has nearly all of the 'best of' tracks. Unfortunately, it is missing 'Mist', one of the overdriven final battle themes in Persona 4, and quite frankly Shoji Meguro does some of his best work on battle themes (as evidenced in Digital Devil Saga).

Track List

01 Pursuing My True Self
02 Aria of the Soul
03 New Days
04 Your Affection
05 Who's There
06 Reach Out to the Truth (instrumental version)
07 Castle
08 Border of Insanity
09 I'll Face Myself (battle)
10 Muscle Blues
11 Sauna
12 Striptease
13 Heartbeat, Heartbreak
14 Game
15 A New World Fool
16 Reach Out to the Truth
17 Junes Theme
18 Traumerei
19 Secret Base
20 Heaven
21 Deduction (another version)
22 Long Way
23 The Almighty
24 Never More

Recommended Listening: The Almighty, Heaven, Long Way.


  1. whoa nice, not bad at all. you got a new follower.

  2. Pretty chillaxing music.
    Thanks for the links

  3. These tracks are fairly decent tbh

  4. I love how video games can be the host to music that we never forget. I do it for the nostalgia mostly haha

  5. Agh...all three songs kicked on at the same time in reader, and I had to scroll and scroll to find them to kill the noise. =\

  6. This is nice stuff. I know someone who played one of the Persona games, though I've never played any personally. I probably should. Hmm. Where's a good place to start?

  7. I still like the mega man one more

  8. some pretty good stuff!

    you have my follow, check my blog some time.

  9. Really love your posts, quality writing and embedded vids. Keep it up!

  10. I've been wanting to play this game! It looks like it has a great soundtrack.

  11. Making me want to finish 3 and start this one.

  12. The OST for the fourth game seems significantly... er, cheerier than the third? The OP is much catchier, at least.

  13. I love the soundtracks for all the Persona games