If you haven’t read parts 1 and 2 of the SEGAROCKS feature, check them out here and here.
This is a live album released on December 15, 2004, from a show that SEGAROCKS played in Tokyo. The album was released by Sega’s Wave Master label and included a live DVD of the performance. The show is is well-recorded and sounds great. What was most surprising about the performance to me (besides the previously unreleased post-encore track) was the sheer amount of females present at the show; you can hear their shrieks and cheers throughout the performance, which is both unexpected and awesome!
Track 1: Sega Rally 2 – Go! Go! Sega Rally
Very energetic, a great start to the set.
Track 2: Burning Rangers – Burning Hearts ~ Burning Angel
Another great vocal track, the false end after the solo is crazy!
Track 3: Phantasy Star III – Main Theme
Pretty close to the album version (luckily, this includes the epic scream at the beginning of the track).
Track 4: Clockwork Knight – A Lullaby
I can’t believe they played this live, but I’m glad they did.
Track 5: Phantasy Star IV – The End of the Millennium
Again, similar to the album version, but still good.
Track 6: Sonic Boom – Name Register
Somehow with the original, SEGAROCKS turned a short name registration jingle into a 4 minute shred-fest. With the live album, they managed to turn it into a 7 minute shred-fest. Impressive indeed!
Track 7: Aa Harimanada – First Harima Exercises
Just as weird live as it is on the record. Maybe weirder.
Track 8: Sega Saturn System Theme – Sega Saturn, Shiro!
Awesome performance; even more intense than the album version. The female vocals during the chorus really make it!
Track 9: Victory Goal ’96 – The Sky Leads Off to the Future
It’s awesome, but the last song…
Track 10: Daytona USA – Let’s Go Away
…before the amazing and surprising encore track!
Track 11: Segagaga – Segagaga March
They ended with the best track they could possibly end with and it rules. But still, somewhat bittersweet knowing that this is their last recording :-/
THE WORLD NEEDS MORE SEGAROCKS!
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