04-10-2019, 02:56 AM

I came across this album listing a few weeks ago, and the title fascinated me. "BEST ANIME MIX" sounded like a full-CD megamix of 40 theme songs from across the Gundam universe, so I ordered it and imagined what it'd end up sounding like. Now that the CD's finally arrived, it's... pretty ok, actually. How's THAT for promotion?

While it is indeed a non-stop "mix" of 40 Gundam songs, it's certainly not any kind of club style, beat-matched affair. If you've ever heard any of the "ayu-mi-x ver. non-stop megamix" albums, this is definitely not that, lol. Some segues do line up pretty nicely, but many others just kind of connect the songs together in the way that a lot of live J-pop "medleys" are performed. Still, it's a pretty fun compilation of many of the "TV-Size" themes, just the thing to kick off your Gunpla session or whatever. God, I hate that word "Gunpla".

Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary BEST ANIME MIX:


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(not quite) TEN YEARS AFTER... So, after living with this album a bit, I've grown more & more disappointed in it. Not for the musical content or the concept, but the execution. Simply put, many of the transitions are, to be polite, lazy. While I can hear the effort put into beat-matching a number of segues, very little effort seems to have gone into making them flow correctly. It's as if "DJ Caesar" spun up two tracks & just faded them into each other wherever they happened to line up, instead of following the 4-beat structure of each song. And then there's a handful of songs that literally come out of nowhere, and that just goes against the whole idea of a mixed album.

I decided to fix that. I broke out my copy of "Gundam Songs 145", then scoured the internets for lossless copies of the other songs, and re-compiled this collection into what I feel is much more in line with what it should have been from the start. I decided to keep the track order the same, which resulted in some fairly creative transitions if I say so myself. But, I'll also admit that some of my transitions are only marginally better than the original ones (and the last three tracks are lifted directly from the album, I don't know what possessed DJ Caesar to even try to link these together.)

Maybe you loved this album, maybe you were underwhelmed by it, maybe you've already deleted it. But here's an alternate take on it. And while I would've loved to have called this the "Newtype Edition", I think I've already let my ego run wild enough as it is, haha.

Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary BEST ANIME MIX REPAIR:


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Since a 40-song limit still leaves out too many great Gundam songs, I decided to put together a companion album: Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary NEXT ANIME MIX. Like the original, it's comprised of 40 additional songs, many of them too good to ignore. Hell, maybe there's official plans for this already, I don't know. I don't seem to be on Sunrise's project consultation list. What I DO know is that it's a significantly better idea to arrange songs in relative BPM order when putting together a non-stop mix. I'm still trying to figure out what the game plan was behind the original album, probably something as unenthusiastic as my "custom" cover, haha.

01. GACKT - Metamorphoze ~メタモルフォーゼ~ [機動戦士Ζガンダム A New Translation]
02. GACKT - 君が待っているから (Remix ver.) [機動戦士Ζガンダム A New Translation]
03. ステファニー - フレンズ [機動戦士ガンダム00]
04. T.M.Revolution - Meteor -ミーティア- [機動戦士ガンダムSEED]
05. 彩恵津子 - 海よりも深く [機動武闘伝Gガンダム]
06. nobodyknows+ - ココロオドル [SDガンダムフォース]
07. 戸田恵子 - きらめきのララァ [機動戦士ガンダム]
08. 井上武英 - 君の中の永遠 [機動武闘伝Gガンダム]
09. See-Saw - あんなに一緒だったのに [機動戦士ガンダムSEED]
10. CHEMISTRY - merry-go-round [機動戦士ガンダムUC]
11. Flower - forget-me-not ~ワスレナグサ~ [機動戦士ガンダムAGE]
12. 森口博子 - 君を見つめて -The time I'm seeing you- [機動戦士ガンダムF91]
13. 玉置成実 - Reason [機動戦士ガンダムSEED DESTINY]
14. HIGH and MIGHTY COLOR - 遠雷 ~遠くにある明かり~ [機動戦士ガンダムSEED ''スペシャルエディションIII 運命の業火'']
15. ROMANTIC MODE - Resolution [機動新世紀ガンダムX]
16. 玉置成実 - Realize [機動戦士ガンダムSEED]
17. 米倉千尋 - 永遠の扉 [機動戦士ガンダム 第08MS小隊]
18. やしきたかじん - スター・チルドレン [機動戦士ガンダム]
19. ViViD - REAL [機動戦士ガンダムAGE]
20. May J. - ふたりのまほう [ガンダム Gのレコンギスタ]
21. Vivan or Kazuma - Moment [機動戦士ガンダムSEED]
23. 横田はるな - Mr. Lonely Heart [機動戦士ガンダム MS IGLOO 2 重力戦線]
24. KIX・S - もう一度TENDERNESS [機動戦士Vガンダム]
25. 松原みき - THE WINNER [機動戦士ガンダム0083 STARDUST MEMORY]
26. L'Arc~en~Ciel - DAYBREAK'S BELL [機動戦士ガンダム00]
27. 平田祥一郎 - こんなもんじゃない! [GUNDAM EVOLVE.. - Ω]
28. T.M.Revolution - Zips [機動戦士ガンダムSEED]
29. Aimer - StarRingChild [機動戦士ガンダムUC]
30. ヒャダイン - 半パン魂 [ガンダムビルドファイターズ]
31. 鮎川麻弥 - 星空のBelieve [機動戦士Ζガンダム]
32. PUFFY - SUNRISE [SDガンダムフォース]
33. EDGE of LIFE - Just Fly Away [ガンダムビルドファイターズトライ]
35. Whiteberry - 信じる力 [SDガンダムフォース]
36. BACK-ON - wimp ft. Lil' Fang (from FAKY) [ガンダムビルドファイターズ]
37. BACK-ON - Cerulean [ガンダムビルドファイターズトライ]
38. Spira Spica - Start Dash [ガンダムビルドダイバーズ]
39. Tommy heavenly6 - Unlimited Sky [機動戦士ガンダム00]
40. THE BACK HORN - 罠 [機動戦士ガンダム00]

Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary NEXT ANIME MIX:


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Okay, that's it. No more meddling on my part, aaaaaand I'm spent.

04-10-2019, 07:08 AM
Thanks! This album has only one fault, and it's the length of the tracks. If it only was 20+20 FULL songs with 2 CDs it would be perfect and I would have purchased myself too... It's not uploader's fault of course.

04-12-2019, 09:06 AM
Thanks a lot!

04-12-2019, 12:02 PM

04-13-2019, 03:11 AM

05-14-2019, 02:15 AM
Added custom "REPAIR" versions of this album in FLAC & mp3 formats, see first post for links.

06-02-2019, 11:42 PM
Added custom "NEXT ANIME MIX" album in FLAC & mp3. If a mod would be kind enough to change the thread title to "Mobile Suit Gundam 40th Anniversary BEST ANIME MIX (w/custom REPAIR & NEXT albums)" I'd sure appreciate it since I just can't seem to change the title myself. :)

06-15-2019, 10:23 AM
Many Many Thanks.