C.S.Lewis said: “A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.” Tales of Phantasia was originally released in Japan on December 25, 1995 for use with the Super Famicom (SNES) home video game console. Tales of Phantasia broke RPG records when it sold more than 2.4 million units in Japan, even though it was never released outside of Japan until the Tales of Phantasia Full Voice Edition for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) handheld game console in 2007. Tales of Phantasia is an epic RPG that follows the story of 5 heroes on a quest to save their world from evil forces who are trying to alter the past in order to bring about the future destruction of their utopian world. Tales of Phantasia’s beautiful soundtrack composed by Motoi Sakuraba and Shinji Tamura (who also went on to work as sound director for Tales of Symphonia and Tales of Legendia ) has been praised by fans, casual listeners, and professional video game music journalists and reviewers alike. Tales of Phantasia’s basic theme is about a journey with many obstacles, but the beauty of Tales of Phantasia’s soundtrack is that it also conveys sensations such as happiness (i.e., “Rolent” and “Presea”), melancholy (i.e., “Evergreen”, “Velvet”, and “Claus… Fetching a Rainbow”), hope (i.e., “Worth Dying For” and “Time of Action”), revenge (i.e., Tales of Phantasia -Sakuraba Solo Piano- ), sadness ( Tales of Phantasia – Sakuraba Solo Piano- ), serenity ( Tales of Phantasia – Sakuraba Solo Piano- ), and loneliness ( Tales of Phantasia -Sakuraba Solo Piano- ).
The song Augustana – Boston Piano Sheet Music is referred to as an instrumental. This song falls under the indie genre with base influences of folk rock and country. Augustana itself, is a musical group that was officially formed in January of 2003 by three old high school friends. The band consists of Dan Layus