Sonic CD's Two OSTs

Sonic CD's Two OSTs

Ahhhh Sonic CD, a game I actually played when I was pretty young because I think it was free on PS3 or something similar.

The fact that it has two soundtracks, and four different states of levels was interesting. As a kid I didn't really know you had to get a "good future" but I still knew how to travel to the past and future. But really I've rediscovered these soundtracks which have been rooted in the back of my mind for years  ^-^

Being in the UK, we got the JP/EU OST instead of the US OST, and let's just compare them.

The Opening

US and JP/EU

   
Lyrics:
If you're strong
You can fly
You can reach the other side
Of the rainbow

It's all right
Take a chance
Cause there is no circumstance
That you can't handle
When you use your mind

Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Trouble keeps you running faster)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Save the planet from disaster)

Through the dark
To the light
It's a supersonic flight
Gotta keep it goin'

Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Trouble keeps you running faster)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Save the planet from disaster)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Spinning through a world in motion)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
  
Lyrics:
10 - 10 Here we go again!
9 - 9 Don't fall behind!
8 - 8 Say, don't be late!
7 - 7 Destination heaven!
6 - 5 Stay alive!
4 - 3 Now it's you and me!
2 - 1 We're gonna have fun
Say, blast off! Hey!

Excalibur - It's not that far
What do ya make? - Give & Take
Goin' home - Time Zone
Check out egg - He's never alone
Leather'n Lace - Getting in Place
What do y' get? - Say, fast jet!
Doom Room - Cosmic zoom
Heads up, Jake - It's Sonic boom!

Toot, toot, Sonic Warrior - Toot, toot, Sonic Warrior
Your hour is near at hand,
You've got the power to save the land!

Take a little chance - Slip on through
You gotta survive no matter what you do
You gotta do for you

Toot, toot, Sonic Warrior - Toot, toot, Sonic Warrior
The power is in your mind
To save the planet and conquer time!

Toot, toot, Sonic Warrior
Deep in space and time
Toot, toot, Sonic Warrior
Forever in your mind!
Nothing can survive, the will to stay alive
'Cause if you try, you can do anything!

Toot, toot, Sonic Warrior
Always takes a chance
Toot, toot, Sonic Warrior
Never says he can't!

Nothing can survive, the will to stay alive
'Cause if you try, you can do anything!

The PS3 version (Sonic CD 2011) had an instrumental version of the JP/EU opening, which I never knew had lyrics!! ;-; This is what this version looked like:


Let's just ignore the fact that this version scaled the 4:3 animation to 16:9 (~ ̄▽ ̄)~

Palmtree Paradise

Additionally the first level (zone): "Palmtree Paradise", sounds very different in regions.

JP/EU and US

   

Stardust Speedway Good Future

Also, the JP/EU has a unique track for a level in a good future! Just listen to this:

The Ending

Ohhh the ending felt so cool! Animation like this is something you could never forget...

US and JP/EU

  
Lyrics:
If you're strong,
you can fly
You can reach the other side
Of the rainbow

It's all right, take a chance
Cause there is no circumstance
That you can't handle
When you use your mind

Mr. Bad's
Got it good
But this ain't his neighborhood
He's taking over, no, no

Time is now
He can't hide
Find the power deep inside
And make it happen

Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Trouble keeps you running faster)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Save the planet from disaster)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Spinning through a world in motion)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Take it all the way!)

Make your move
Break it out
That's what life is all about
It's your adventure

Through the dark
To the light
It's a supersonic flight
Got to keep it goin'

Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Trouble keeps you running faster)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Save the planet from disaster)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Spinning through a world in motion)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
(Take it all the way!)
Sonic Boom, Sonic Boom
  
Lyrics:
In the end, who's on your side?
Who can you trust, in the middle of the night?
Where will you be, if you can't find you?
There's no place to go, nothing to do
If you gotta do something, gotta do something
Believe in yourself - yourself - yourself - hey

Extraordinary things can happen if you believe
in yourself
You've got to have some faith in yourself
If you want respect from your friends

Don't re-arrange, no need to change
Stay like you are, keep it all the same
But as you move along in your life
Keep an open mind and don't forget
That if ya gotta do something, gotta do something
Believe in yourself - yourself - yourself - hey

Extraordinary things can happen if you believe
in yourself
You've got to have some faith in yourself
If you want respect from your friends

When you feel tight, look at yourself!
Inside your heart you will find a special place
to unwind
When you feel right, look at yourself
Inside your mind you will see
Cosmic eternity

When you feel tight, look at yourself!
Inside your heart you will find a special place
to unwind
When you feel right, look at yourself
Inside your mind you will see
Cosmic eternity

I think they're both cool! What an interesting game... Sonic CD will always have one of the most memorable openings and OSTs!

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