All your favorite VGM podcasters are doing a series called “Masters of VGM”, where we do episodes devoted to our favorite video game composers. For my second entry into this series, we’ll listen to the greatest hits of Shoji Meguro. This episode also serves as a de facto mixtape for the Persona games, since Meguro composed most of the music for the series.
Special thanks for this episode goes out to:
–Bedroth of Very Good Music and everyone else who’s set up the Masters of VGM project and all the podcasters who are participating. You can follow the project’s Twitter account @mastersofvgm or visit their website at mastersofvgm.com to see all the participating podcasts and episodes released to date.
–Josh Grisham of Nerd Informants for being the voice of Junes. You can check him out on Twitter @NerdInformants, or find Nerd Informants on Facebook. You can also check out his podcasts “It’s Hollywood Calling with Josh Grisham” and “Informants NERDcast” wherever you get your podcasts.
–My darling wife and beautiful children for being the Junes family.
–Jameson of the BARSlience podcast for the art for this episode. Find his excellent podcast on Twitter @BarSilenceVGM or wherever you get your podcasts.
During the talk segments, I said that I’d put some links to things in the show notes, and here they are!
–You can check out the arranged version of Persona 3’s Changing Seasons at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuxGYUd0w24.
–You can check out the lyrics for Reach Out To The Truth at https://megamitensei.fandom.com/wiki/Reach_Out_To_The_Truth
If you liked this episode, and want to check out more Persona music, you can follow Daily Persona Music on Twitter (@Daily_Persona), where they post Persona music every day.
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00:00 - Show Tagline
00:05 - Persona (PSP) - Dream of Butterfly
02:07 - Talk Segment 1
07:40 - Persona 3 - Burn My Dread
09:12 - Persona 3 - Changing Seasons
12:09 - Persona 3 - Iwatodai Station
14:32 - Persona 3 - When The Moon’s Reaching Out Stars
17:08 - Talk Segment 2
19:56 - Persona 4 - Backside of the TV
22:48 - Persona 4 - Reach Out To The Truth
25:35 - Persona 4 - Your Affection
28:25 - Persona 4 - Heartbeat, Heartbreak
30:38 - Persona 4 - Heaven
33:37 - Talk Segment 3
37:20 - Persona 5 - Wake Up, Get Up, Get Out There (opening movie version)
38:55 - Persona 5 - Tokyo Emergency
41:28 - Persona 5 - Beneath the Mask
46:02 - Persona 5 - The Whims of Fate
49:14 - Persona 5 - Butterfly Kiss
51:37 - Persona 5 - Rivers in the Desert
56:50 - Talk Segment 4
57:52 - Catherine - It’s a Golden Show
1:00:24 - Catherine - Act on Instinct
1:01:57 - Persona PSP - Shops
1:03:22 - Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne - Normal Battle
1:05:21 - Outro Talk Segment
1:07:42 - Revelations: Persona - Aria of the Soul
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