Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert
The Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert was a series of concerts performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra and held across Japan in the year 2017 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Kirby series. A live recording of the second concert - along with a second set of bonus tracks - was then released as a two-CD + DVD/Blu-ray set in Japan only on December 20th, 2017. The digital versions of the CDs were released internationally on June 26th, 2018.
Two separate concerts were performed, though of the same suite. The first was performed in Tokyo on April 16th, 2017. The second was performed in Osaka on June 18th the same year. The second concert was the one from which the CD, DVD and Blu-ray versions were derived.
Both concerts featured - in addition to the orchestra - a video display which showed gameplay snippets from the games the music was taken from and commentary in-between performances by the staff.
On December 20th, 2017 - the Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert was released as a 2-CD set for purchase in Japan only. The first disk, Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert, consists of the full suite as performed in the concert. The second disk, Kirby Memorial Arrangements, consists of bonus music and orchestrations which were not part of the concert proper.
The digital versions of the CDs were released internationally on June 26th, 2018, available on several music streaming services.
All tracks arranged by Shogo Sakai except for the "King Dedede & Meta Knight Medley" and the "Kirby Ball Medley", arranged by Megumi Ohara.
|Kirby 25th Anniversary Orchestra Concert CD track list|
|Track #||English title||Japanese title||Length||Game(s)||Notes|
|01||Kirby's 25th Anniversary: Grand Opening||星のカービィ25周年 グランドオープニング
Kirby of the Stars 25th Anniversary Grand Opening
|2:11||Kirby's Dream Land||A medley consisting of "Welcome to Dream Land" and "Green Greens".|
|02||Kirby's Adventure Medley||星のカービィ 夢の泉の物語メドレー
Kirby of the Stars: The Story of the Fountain of Dreams Medley
|3:40||Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land||Consists of "Fountain of Dreams", "Grape Garden", "Orange Ocean", and the Ending theme.|
|03||King Dedede & Meta Knight Medley||デデデ大王&メタナイト・タッグメドレー
Great King Dedede & Meta Knight Tag Medley
|3:51||Kirby's Dream Land, Kirby Super Star, Kirby Super Star Ultra||Consists of "King Dedede's Theme", "The Masked King", "Boarding the Halberd", "Havoc Aboard the Halberd", and "My Friend and the Sunset".|
|04||Kirby's Dream Land 2 Animal Friends Medley||星のカービィ2なかまメドレー
Kirby of the Stars 2 Allies Medley
|3:36||Kirby's Dream Land 2||Consists of "Rick's Theme", "Kine's Theme", and "Coo's Theme".|
|05||Kirby's Dream Land 3 / Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards Medley||星のカービィ3&64メドレー
Kirby of the Stars 3 & 64 Medley
|6:22||Kirby's Dream Land 3, Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards||Consists of "Ripple Field: Ocean Waves", "Desert Stage", "Planet Popstar", "Ripple Star: Stage Select", and "0² Battle".|
|06||Kirby Super Star Medley||星のカービィ スーパーデラックスメドレー
Kirby of the Stars Super Deluxe Medley
|6:14||Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra||Consists of "Grand Opening", "Gourmet Race", "Crystal Field Area", "Revenge of Meta Knight: Map", "Vs. Marx", and "Kirby's Triumphant Return".|
|07||Kirby Air Ride Medley||カービィのエアライドメドレー
Kirby's Airride Medley
|4:49||Kirby Air Ride||Consists of "Air Ride: Fantasy Meadows", "Air Ride: Magma Flows", and "The Legendary Air Ride Machine".|
|08||Kirby & The Amazing Mirror / Kirby: Squeak Squad Medley||星のカービィ 鏡の大迷宮&参上! ドロッチェ団メドレー
Kirby of the Stars: The Great Labyrinth of Mirrors & They've Arrived! The Daroach Gang Medley
|3:19||Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Kirby: Squeak Squad||Consists of "Forest/Nature Area", "Space Area", "Prism Plains", and "Squeak Squad Appears!".|
|09||Kirby Ball Medley||ボールになったカービィメドレー
Kirby Becomes a Ball Medley
|5:21||Kirby's Pinball Land, Kirby's Dream Course, Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse||Consists of the Wispy Woods Land theme from Kirby's Pinball Land, the "Iceberg Ocean" theme from Kirby's Dream Course, Drawcia Sorceress' theme from Kirby: Canvas Curse and "Rainbow Across the Skies" from Kirby and the Rainbow Curse.|
|10||Kirby Triple Deluxe Medley||星のカービィ トリプルデラックスメドレー
Kirby of the Stars Triple Deluxe Medley
|5:49||Kirby: Triple Deluxe||Consists of "Floral Fields", "Moonlight Capital", "Taranza, the Master of Puppetry", and "Fatal Blooms in Moonlight".|
|11||Kirby: Planet Robobot Medley||星のカービィ ロボボプラネットメドレー
Kirby of the Stars Robobo Planet Medley
|4:15||Kirby: Planet Robobot||Consists of "Pink Ball Activate!", "VS. Star Dream", and "Planet Heart".|
|12||Kirby's Return to Dream Land Medley||星のカービィ Wiiメドレー
Kirby of the Stars Wii Medley
|5:43||Kirby's Return to Dream Land||Consists of "The Adventure Begins", "Sky Tower", "Dangerous Dinner", "CROWNED", and "Returning to Dream Land".|
|13||Kirby's Dream Land / A New Wind for Tomorrow||あしたはあしたのかぜがふく
Tomorrow's Wind Blows Tomorrow
|2:08||Kirby's Dream Land||Extended version of "A New Wind for Tomorrow", the credits theme for Kirby's Dream Land.|
|14||Kirby Super Star / Milky Way Wishes: Staff Credits||銀河にねがいを スタッフロール
Wish Upon the Galaxy: Staff Roll
|2:47||Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra||The credits theme for Kirby Super Star, as played at the end of Milky Way Wishes.|
The Blu-ray and DVD release includes a video recording of the concert with chapter selection for each song and a multi-angle feature, which allows for switching between the pre-recorded game footage and the live concert footage. Additionally, the commentary between songs is included, but not mentioned on the packaging or on the menu screen. The concert footage begins automatically when the disc is inserted, and the menu screen is only available once the concert ends or if the MENU button is pressed.
- Masahiro Sakurai and Makiko Ohmoto were both featured guests at the concerts. Makiko herself participated in bonus commentary between tracks, performed a rendition of The Noble Haltmann, and demonstrated Kirby's voice live.
- Free music sheets of "Kirby's Adventure Medley" and "King Dedede & Meta Knight Medley" are available on the official website (distribution link).
Names in other languages
Hoshi no kābyi 25 shūnenkinen ōkesutorakonsāto
|Kirby of the Stars 25th Anniversary Commemorative Orchestra Concert|