Episode four marked the first occurrence of the “composer focus”, an entire installment dedicated to showcasing the works of one musician. The tradition began with Junko Tamiya, and although a few selections by other composers sneaked into the original episode, the errors were excluded this time around to produce an all-Tamiya mixtape.
NOTE TO THE DETAIL-ORIENTED: Bionic Commando‘s “Area 1” was composed by Harumi Fujita, but Junko Tamiya’s involvement as its arranger for the NES port merited its inclusion on the setlist.
KEYGLYPH’S AWARDS & COMMENDATIONS, JUST BECAUSE:
Instant new favorite: Street Fighter 2010 – Planet 1, Area 1
Brewed new favorite: Strider – Hiryu/Theme for Counterattack
Now That I’ve Found It, I Can’t Live Without It: Street Fighter 2010 – Planet 2, Area 2
Picardy Third Alert: Street Fighter 2010 – Planet 1, Area 2
Track listing (this has non-Tamiya tracks not included in this mix) and original episode: