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The Keyblade War

by ROZEN + REVEN

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Isa Alcántara
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Isa Alcántara With production levels so high and such a meticulous attention to detail, what's not to love. As a longtime KH fan, this album not only delivered, it sent me back to those happy childhood days where, along with Sora, Donald and Goofy, I felt the thrill of battling darkness with light. <3 Favorite track: Sanctuary ~After the Battle~.
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foxoffivetails While Utada is still an outstanding artist, this particular cover hits all of its marks. Love it! Favorite track: Face My Fears.
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cloverblade I love this album so much! They are all so wonderful I couldn't decide which song was my favorite. I decided to choose Sanctuary because it was the one that stole my heart originally. However, I also love Destati, Darkness, and Dearly Beloved. Favorite track: Sanctuary ~After the Battle~.
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christian_b I really love the majestic sound of the tracks! The wonderful melodies of Kingdom Hearts in combination with the style of Rozen and Reven made my listening experience very emotional. Favorite track: The Keyblade War.
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Melissa Golobish Childhood + Rozen = masterpiece Favorite track: Hollow Bastion.
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    Grab the album on vinyl in a 2xLP set, including a Black & Gold to Smoke vinyl and a Silver & Sky Blue Clear vinyl. Design by Rozen and Isa Alcántara. Main album artwork by Anato Finnstark. Designs are not final, and actual vinyl color shade may vary from the images.

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    Tracklist:

    Side A
    1. Destati
    2. Dearly Beloved
    3. Simple and Clean
    4. Between Light and Dark
    Side B
    1. Princess of Heart ~Kairi~
    2. Sanctuary ~After the Battle~
    3. Promise
    4. No. i ~Interlude~
    Side C
    1. Organization XIII
    2. Hollow Bastion
    3. Face My Fears
    4. Master vs. Master
    5. The Final World
    Side D
    1. Darkness
    2. Don't Think Twice
    3. The Keyblade War

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Destati, tendi la mano Forza, tendi la mano, è giunta l'ora Destati, forza, destati Destati, destati È giunta l'ora (Forza, è giunta l'ora, destati) E ancora una volta Apriranno le porte È giunta l'ora È giunta l'o... Eh, come? Non lo vuoi? Tuttavia t'appartiene Ciò che hai perduto Diventerà uno solo Ancora una volta Priranno le porte (destati) Ancora una volta Priranno le porte (destati) E ancora una, una volta Priranno le porte Eh, eh, come Non lo vuoi Tuttavia t'appartiene Ciò che hai Perduto Diventerà uno...
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You're giving me too many things Lately, you're all I need. You smiled at me and said, "Don't get me wrong, I love you, But does that mean I have to meet your father?" When we are older you'll understand What I meant when I said, "No, I don't think life is quite that simple." When you walk away You don't hear me say, "Please, oh baby, don't go." Simple and clean is the way that you're making me feel tonight It's hard to let it go The daily things (like this and that and what is what) That keep us all busy are confusing me That's when you came to me and said, "Wish I could prove I love you, But does that mean I have to walk on water?" When we are older you'll understand It's enough when I say so And maybe some things are that simple When you walk away You don't hear me say, "Please, oh baby, don't go." Simple and clean is the way that you're making me feel tonight It's hard to let it go Hold me Whatever lies beyond this morning Is a little later on Regardless of warnings the future doesn't scare me at all Nothing's like before Simple and clean is the way that you're making me feel tonight It's hard to let it go
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In you and I there's a new land Angels in flight (I need more affection than you know) A sanctuary, my sanctuary, yeah Where fears and lies melt away Music inside (I need more affection than you know) What's left of me, what's left of me now I watch you Fast asleep All I fear means nothing In you and I there's a new land Angels in flight (I need more affection than you know) A sanctuary, my sanctuary, yeah Where fears and lies melt away Music inside (I need more affection than you know) What's left of me, what's left of me In you and I, there's a new land (So many ups and downs) (I need true emotions) A sanctuary My heart's a battleground Where fears and lies melt away (I need more affection than you know) My sanctuary You show me how to see That nothing is whole And nothing is broken Zutto mae ni suki datta hito Fuyu ni kodomo ga umareru sou da Mukashi kara no kimari koto wo Tama ni utagaitaku naru yo Zutto wasurerarenakatta no Nengajou wa shashin tsuki kana Watashitachi ni dekinakatta koto wo Totemo natsukashiku omou yo
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Breath, should I take a deep? Faith, should I take a leap? Taste, what a bittersweet All my, all my life Let me face, let me face, let me face my fears Oh, let me face, let me face, let me face my fears Won't be long, won't be long, I'm almost here Watch me cry all my tears (Oh, let me face, let me face my fears) Lose, soon I've nothing to Space, this is what I choose A mile, could you walk in my shoes? All your, all your life Let me face, let me face, let me face my fears Oh, let me face, let me face, let me face my fears Won't be long, won't be long, I'm almost here Watch me cry all my tears Let me face, let me face, let me face my fears Oh, let me face, let me face, let me face my fears Won't be long, won't be long, I'm almost here Watch me cry all my tears
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How did I live in a kingdom of thieves And people who say things they don't really mean, really mean You're only everything I ever dreamed Ever dreamed of, ever dreamed of You must be kidding me, did you really think I could say no I want you for a lifetime So if you're gonna think twice, baby I don't wanna know, baby, I don't wanna know Everything is just right But if you're gonna think twice, baby I don't wanna know, baby, I don't wanna know I really don't get what everyone else believes So why do I say things I don't really mean, really mean I'm only crying 'cause I never dreamed It'd take this long, it'd take this long I want you for a lifetime So if you're gonna think twice, baby I don't wanna know, baby, I don't wanna know Everything is just right But if you're gonna think twice, baby I don't wanna know, baby, I don't wanna know Mune no takanari wo kasanete odorou yo Ima wo ikiru koto wo iwaou yo If you want to take it to an even higher level All you gotta do is say the word, you know I'll follow If you wanna take it to an even higher level I don't, I don't bite If you want to make it happen, nothing's impossible All you gotta do is say the word, the walls will crumble If you want to make it happen, nothing's impossible I want you for a lifetime So if you're gonna think twice, baby I don't wanna know, baby, I don't wanna know Everything is just right But if you're gonna think twice, baby I don't wanna know, baby, I don't wanna know Kiss me once, kiss me twice, kiss me three times Cross the line Kiss me once, kiss me twice, anata wo kudasai Kiss me once, kiss me twice, kiss me three times Cross the line Kiss me once, kiss me twice, kiss me three times Be mine Hi no noboru oto wo kata narabete kikou yo Tomo ni ikiru koto wo chikaou yo
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about

Following the success of NieR: Glory to Mankind, Rozen and Reven are back for their second studio album as a duo, this time tackling the Kingdom Hearts saga.

Kingdom Hearts is full of classic dichotomies (good vs. evil, light vs. dark), unexplained lore, time travel, interconnected characters, and above all excellent music. All of which makes it the perfect ground to explore with multi-genre, large-scale arrangements. The Keyblade War weaves along the boundary between light and darkness using themes from across the series, from the heart-pounding “Destati” to the melancholy vocals of “Sanctuary ~After the Battle~.”

All music arranged and produced by Rozen and Reven. Featuring performances by the Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir, along with returning collaborators ETHEReal String Orchestra, Ro Rowan, Kristin Naigus, and more.


UPC 00811576033251
MCOL-0279

credits

released March 27, 2020

"The Keyblade War" was made possible by the following individuals:


Album Produced & Arranged by Rozen + Reven
Based on Music from Kingdom Hearts

A Materia Collective Production
Executive Producer: Sebastian Wolff
Mixed by Rozen, Reven
Additional Mixing by Will Kennedy
Album Mastered at The Bakery by Jett Galindo

Recorded by the Sofia Session Orchestra & Choir
Additional Orchestration by Eric Buchholz
Conductor: Georgi Elenkov, Ph. D.
Special Thanks: Dess Georgieva

Album Art by Anato Finnstark
Graphic Design by Isa Alcántara
Product and Layout Design by Rozen

Recording & Contracting:
FOUR FOR MUSIC LTD.

Team: Boris Radilov, George Strezov, Georgi Elenkov, Delyan Kolev, Valentina Alexieva, Dess Georgieva, Mila Georgieva, Ognyan Georgiev
Contracting Services: Boris Radilov, Delyan Kolev
Session Librarian: Tsvetan Topalov

Recording Producer:
Boris Radilov, Simeon Edward

Sound Engineers:
Plamen Penchev, Vladislav Boyadzhiev, Angeliya Vihrova

Video Production Film Crew:
Milen Mladenov, Georgi Georgiev


SOFIA SESSION ORCHESTRA & CHOIR

Choir

Soprano:
Elena Mehandzhiyska, Lilia Zdravkova, Emiliya Kirtcheva, Yuliyana Katinova, Yoana Kuleva
Alto:
Nadya Pavlova, Vesela Todorova, Diana Todorova, Yana Vasileva, Bilyana Mihaylova
Tenor:
Ivaylo Yordanov, Alexander Lalov, Atanas Yonkov, Evgeniy Dimitrov
Bass:
Nikolay Milev, Viktor Krustanov, Emil Dakov


Strings

Concertmaster:
Yordan Dimitrov

Violin:
Filip Filipov (Principal 2nd violin), Evgeni Noev, Gergana Deliyska, Irina Stoyanova, Doroteya Dimitrova, Smiliana Lozanova, Sara Panosyan, Maria Aneva, Diana Stancheva, Ivan Vaglarov, Kalina Miteva, Dora Dimitrova
Viola:
Ani Seikova (Principal viola), Evgeniya Baadzhieva- Dimova, Viktor Mitzev, Stefaniya Yankova.
Violoncello:
Konstantin Evtimov (Principal violoncello), Sofia Radilova
Double Bass:
Ilina Jablenska (Principal double bass), Deyan Velikov


Brass

Trumpet:
Peter Makedonski, Stoian Stoianov, Todor Bakardzhiev
Trombone:
Dimitar Stoev, Yavor Kostov, Kiril Mihaylov
Tuba:
Bayou Staev
French Horns:
Mihail Mihaylov, Hristo Tsachev, Encho Yanchev, Zheko Atanasov


ETHEREAL STRING ORCHESTRA
Violin, Viola: Andrew Steffen


©Ⓟ 2020 Materia Collective LLC

KINGDOM HEARTS series is © 2002 Disney/Square Enix. Materia Collective LLC and artists on this album are no way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected to Disney/Square Enix with respect to this album. Musical compositions are used with permission. All Rights Reserved.

For complete credits and information about this release, please visit Materia Collective: www.materiacollective.com/music/the-keyblade-war

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