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#1 Sep 19, 2013 3:17 AM

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Might anyone have any information?

I don't know if anyone here might be knowledgeable on the matter (or if I should even be posting this), but a few year ago I posted a topic about getting my hands on a supposed soundtrack of the game. You can review that topic here: http://ww.spyroforum.com/topic-5010-the … track.html

I recently came across this soundtrack again while I was sorting through things I wanted to keep and get rid of last week, and after thinking about it, I'm starting to wonder if this soundtrack is legit. Here are some photos of the soundtrack (sorry for the quality, I used my webcam, as I didn't feel like messing around with my SLR):

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The CD reads: "The complete game soundtrack, composed by game audio LTD".

I'll also note that on the back of the CD you can tell the CD was burned. I don't go around looking at a lot of audio CD's, but I don't think a professionally burned CD looks that way. Correct me if I'm wrong. Another note I made is when you play the CD in a computer, the tracks come up as track 1, track 2, tracks 3, etc, and the artist is unknown.

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The front cover that says the same thing that I quoted above.

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The copyright says" Music composed by Keith Lary, David, Marsden, Paul Lawler and Craig Sharmat at Game Audio Ltd. "Spyro a Hero's tail" interactive game is Copyright (c) 2004 Universal Interactive, Inc. All rights reserved. Re-recorded mixed and mastered by Takehiro at Snakebite Studios.

A final note I would like to make is the paper in the cover. Both the front and back cover has what appears to be pencil marks or something around all four corners. There is also some marks on the center of the paper.

So is this thing for real, or did I end up with a well-made fake?


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#2 Sep 19, 2013 4:04 AM

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Re: Might anyone have any information?

I've never heard of a soundtrack being sold for this game, but that doesn't mean one doesn't exist.

However, I'm going to make a guess at fake for a few reasons. The main thing is that the artwork used on the soundtrack doesn't look consistent with the official artwork on the game. I couldn't find the font used on the soundtrack anywhere on the game cover or instruction booklet. The sketch-like art style used on the cover of the game is replaced with screenshots from the game on the soundtrack. And finally, the texture on the background of the disk itself looks exactly like it came from the mosaic filter in GIMP. Overall, the only thing that looks consistent design-wise between the two is the logo.

Again, though, this is just a guess, so I could very well be wrong!


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#3 Sep 19, 2013 4:06 AM

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Re: Might anyone have any information?

this sounds like a fake to me. the tracklist doesn't mean *too* much, since i own a bunch of CDs and they tend to come up as Track 1, Track 2, etc., but it kind of highlights all of the little details that make me think this is a DIY thing, rather than an officially-released soundtrack. examples include the artwork that's just like random screenshots/wallpapers and the CD art that's just a scale texture. and the fact that the CD apparently looks burned. and the redundant text all over the artwork.

i also can't find this thing online anywhere except on this website.

by the way, out of sheer curiosity, would this be on your list of things to keep or get rid of?


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#4 Sep 19, 2013 1:08 PM

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Re: Might anyone have any information?

Yeah, I'm pretty convinced that this soundtrack isn't real. As to if this is something that I can part with or not, I would defiantly have to say yes. However, I can't find the second disc ( I have it, I just don't know where it is), and I don't have a way to sell or buy things online. And I'm more than sure that selling items to people on this site is against the rules ( I wouldn't either way, I wouldn't feel comfortable doing so).


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#5 Sep 20, 2013 1:58 AM

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Re: Might anyone have any information?

if you find the second disc, you could get an eBay account or something, and if you do, let me know. i'll be happy to buy it off of you. fake or not it's cool.


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#6 Sep 20, 2013 3:11 AM

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Re: Might anyone have any information?

I do plan on making one, but right now I cannot. But if and when I do make an account, I'll consider in letting you know about it.


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Yeah, get all the tracks from the game and burn+light-scribe them onto a disc to make a official-looking Music Disc! xD


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Re: Might anyone have any information?

a thought i had was that maybe this was some kind of demo copy when they were planning the soundtrack, and they were bouncing ideas off the producers, or maybe someone was going to make an official soundtrack, and this is what they made but it never got commercially released; BUT. i need you to check something.

do the words "Not for sale" or something similar appear anywhere on the layout?

another thing that makes me curious; what do the inserts and CD stickers feel like? do they feel like the "normal" stuff you find in audio CDs? can you tell if the back artwork / stuff behind the CD in the case is made out of that, either?


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#9 Sep 22, 2013 1:29 AM

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Re: Might anyone have any information?

36IStillLikeSpyro36 wrote:

a thought i had was that maybe this was some kind of demo copy when they were planning the soundtrack, and they were bouncing ideas off the producers, or maybe someone was going to make an official soundtrack, and this is what they made but it never got commercially released; BUT. i need you to check something.

do the words "Not for sale" or something similar appear anywhere on the layout?

another thing that makes me curious; what do the inserts and CD stickers feel like? do they feel like the "normal" stuff you find in audio CDs? can you tell if the back artwork / stuff behind the CD in the case is made out of that, either?

No, there is nothing on the cover that says that. There are also no stickers of any kind on the cover, nor are there any inserts. However, the images on the covers feel like a thin photo paper. The CD label feels like that of a DVD.


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Re: Might anyone have any information?

eh, yeah, that's what i meant more or less, the cover artwork, which if there's something else to it (like several pages or lyrics etc etc) is called the "insert".

i was more or less just curious about that.

the fact that it doesn't *specifically* state that it's not for sale makes me think more that it's fake. it's sure not wide-spread, so at best this would probably be like a promo copy or a demo or something - but if that were the case they would probably have a "not for retail sale" notice on it.


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