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Continuing to go through my physical collection:

 

Lena Raine - Celeste (physical 3CD edition)

 

This is one of my favorite scores of all time, and I was elated when it finally got a physical CD release a couple years after it came out, and that on top it if it included her later DLC score, and the main program was reimagined to include some bits from the "Madelaine's Grab Bag" EP, and included everything else from that release as bonus tracks.

 

The newly expanded main program is nice, though I wouldn't necessarily say it's a unequivocal improvement over the original main program.  The new additions are so short, though, they don't really change the flow too much.

 

The DLC score I've never fully warmed up to, but that could be in part due to the fact I haven't played the DLC level yet.  It's fine, just not an instant classic like the main score.

 

Lena actually wrote liner notes for this CD edition, which is wonderful, except that she doesn't really say much in them, and kind of shills for her solo albums more than talks about making the music for Celeste.

 

The biggest bummer with the CD set though is they manufactured it wrong, there's a 2 second gap between every single track, even when two tracks overlap with each other.  Rookie mistake!

 

Overall though, still a fantastic score that any fan of the genre should check out, available free on all the streaming services or her BandCamp page.

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