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                                     version 1.00
    
                         [    Author   ] Luis Imperator
                         [ Created in  ] June 05, 2005
                         [ Finished in ] June 15, 2005
                         [    E-mail   ] luis.imperator(arroba)gmail(ponto)com
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        Metal Gear Solid
    
    
        - Game Release Date:            September 3rd, 1998
        - Developed/Published by:       Konami
        - Console:                      Sony Playstation
    
        - Director / Producer           Hideo Kojima
        - Executive Producer            Motoyuki Yoshioka
        - Character/Mechanical Design   Yoji Shinkawa
        - Music (Main Theme)            TAPPY
        - Music (Ending Theme)          Rika Muranaka
        - Military Advisor              Motosada Mori
    
    
    
    
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                                    TABLE OF SECTIONS
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        ||          Name                    ||           Section #              ||
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        ||  Table of Sections               ||             0001                 ||
        ||  Version History                 ||             0002                 ||
        ||  About Music in Metal Gear Solid ||             0003                 ||
        ||  Main Theme                      ||             0004                 ||
        ||  Ending Theme                    ||             0005                 ||
        ||  Original Soundtrack Album       ||             0006                 ||
        ||  Special Thanks                  ||             0007                 ||
        ||  Contact Imperator               ||             0008                 ||
        ||  Copyright Info                  ||             0009                 ||
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                                     VERSION HISTORY
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        Version 1.0 (06/15/2005)        - Added "Where to Hear" information
    
    
        Version 0.9 (06/06/2005)        - Added "About Music in Metal Gear Solid"
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        Version 0.8 (06/05/2005)        - First version of this guide.
    
    
    
    
    
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                              ABOUT MUSIC IN 'METAL GEAR SOLID'
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        Metal Gear Solid features has a really good sound work for a 1998 game, 
        has a nice eletronic ambient music that walks the gamer through the
        emotions that he's suposed to feel, wether it's urgency or calmness or any
        other.
    
        The cutscenes have a more elaborated music, with chorus and orchestra-like
        songs. And at the ending, the relaxing "The Best Is Yet to Come", a
        vocalized song performed by Rika Muranaka, and that fits totally the
        game's atmosphere.
    
        That's it, pals. Enjoy now the details of this great soundwork.
        
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                        MAIN THEME
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        Song Title:                       "Metal Gear Solid Main Theme"
        Composed and performed by         TAPPY
        Time Length:                      5:25
    
                          
    
        How you can get:    - Buying The Original Soundtrack Album
    
    
    
    
        == INFORMATION ==
    
        This song is a mixed beat really catchy and unique.
    
        (more info will be added later)
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                      ENDING THEME
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        Song Title:                       "The Best Is Yet to Come"
        Written / Produced by             Rika Muranaka
    
        Additional choral arrangement by  David Downes
    
        Words translated by               Blathnaid ni Chufaigh
    
        Recorded at                       Beech park studio Irland
    
        Engineered by                     Philip Beglly
    
        Lead vocal                        Aoife ní Fhearraigh
                                          (Appears courtesy of Gael-Linn Records)
    
        Chorus                            Iarlaith Carter, Stephen Mailey,
                                          Limar Noone, Meav nt Mhaqlchatha,
                                          John McNamara, Cathal Clinch,
                                          Rachel Talbot, Sinead Fay,
                                          Sylvia O'Brieniarlaith, Carter,
                                          Lwan Cowley
    
        Musicans                          Deelan Masterson (Low Pipe Bouzouki)
                                          James Blennerhassett (Double Bass)
                                          John Fitzpatrick (Fiddle)
                                          Noel Bridgeman (Percussion)
                                          Rika Muranaka (Keyboards)
    
        "THE BEST IS YET TO COME" re-mix version
        Re-mixed by DJ. Temple Bar
        Recorded at Beech Park Studio. Irelan
        Engineered by Philip Begley
    
    
        When you hear:      - At the credits screen, after beating the game
    
    
        How you can get:    - Buying The Original Soundtrack Album
    
    
    
    
        == INFORMATION ==
    
        This song is written and recorded in Gaelic (language), and you can read
        below the original lyrics plus the Official English Translation
    
    
    
    
        ==== LYRICS (Original Lyrics in Gaelic) ====
    
        An cuimhin leat an gra
        Cra croi an ghra
        Nil anois ach ceol na h-oiche
        Taim siorai i ngra
        Leannain le smal
        Leannain le smal
    
        Lig leis agus beidh leat
        Lig leis agus beidh gra
    
        Cuimhne leat an t-am
        Nuair a bhi tu sasta
    
        An cuimhne leat an t-am
        Nuair a bhi tu ag gaire
        Ta an saol iontach
        ma chreideann tu ann
    
        Tug aghaidh ar an saoi
        is sonas siorai inar measc
        Ceard a tharla do na
        laethanta sin
        Ceard a tharla do na
        h-oicheanta sin
    
        An cuimhin leat an t-am
        Nuair a bhi tu faoi bhron
        An cuimhin leat an t-am
        Go siorai sileadh na ndeaor
    
        An ormsa na orainne a bhi
        an locht
        Ag mothu cailite s'ar fan
        Cen fath an t-achrann is
        sileadh na ndeor
        Ta ailleacht sa saol
        Ma chuardaionn tu e
        Ta gliondar sa saol
        Cuardaimis e
    
    
    
        ==== LYRICS (Translated to English) ====
    
        Do you remember the time when little things made you happy
        Do you remember the time when simple things made you smile
        Life can be wonderful if you let it be
        Life can be simple if you try
    
        What happened to those days?
        What happened to those nights?
        Do you remember the time when little things made you so sad
        Do you remember the time when simple things made you cry
    
    
        Is it just me, or is it just us
        Feeling lost in this world?
        Why do we have to hurt each other?
        Why do we have to shed tears?
        Life can be beautiful if you try
        Life can be joyful if we try
        Tell me I am not alone
        Tell me we are not alone in this world fighting against the wind
        Do you remember the time when simple things made you happy
        Do you remember the time when simple things made you laugh
    
        You know life can be simple
        You know life is simple
        Because the best thing in life is yet to come
        Because the best is yet to come
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ALBUM
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        Album Name:      Metal Gear Solid Original Game Soundtrack
        Release Date:    September 23rd, 1998
    
    
        The album contains one disc - Here are the songs:
    
    
        Track 01 - Metal Gear Solid Main Theme
        Track 02 - Introduction
        Track 03 - Discovery
        Track 04 - Cavern
        Track 05 - Intruder 1
        Track 06 - Encounter
        Track 07 - Intruder 2
        Track 08 - Warhead Storage
        Track 09 - Intruder 3
        Track 10 - Mantis' Hymn
        Track 11 - Hind D
        Track 12 - Duel
        Track 13 - Enclosure
        Track 14 - Blast Furnace
        Track 15 - Colosseo
        Track 16 - Rex's Lair
        Track 17 - Escape
        Track 18 - End Title / The Best is Yet to Come
        Track 19 - VR Training
        Track 20 - Metal Gear Solid Main Theme (1997 E3 Edit)
        Track 21 - Metal Gear Solid Control Mix - Mixed by Quadra
    
    
    
        :: WHERE TO HEAR INFORMATION ::
    
        Here you see where in the game each song plays:
    
    
        Song Title:     Metal Gear Solid Main Theme
        Where It Plays: At the Opening Scene
    
        Song Title:     Introduction
        Where It Plays: At the Game Start Screen
    
        Song Title:     Discovery
        Where It Plays: ?????????
    
        Song Title:     Intruder 1
        Where It Plays: When you get into the alert mode
    
        Song Title:     Encounter
        Where It Plays: When you get into the alert mode
    
        Song Title:     Intruder 2
        Where It Plays: At the Tank Hangar
    
        Song Title:     Warhead Storage
        Where It Plays: In the Nuclear Warhead Storage Building
    
        Song Title:     Intruder 3
        Where It Plays: In the Nuclear Warhead Storage Building Floor B2
    
        Song Title:     Mantis' Hymn
        Where It Plays: When you face Psycho Mantis
    
        Song Title:     Hind D
        Where It Plays: At the 'Hind D' boss fight
    
        Song Title:     Duel
        Where It Plays: In most scenes that include a boss
    
        Song Title:     Enclosure
        Where It Plays: When Meryl gets shot by Sniper Wolf and Snake can't help
    
        Song Title:     Blast Furnace
        Where It Plays: At the blast furnace
    
        Song Title:     Colosseo
        Where It Plays: At the commander's room
    
        Song Title:     Rex's Lair
        Where It Plays: At the underground base where Metal Gear Rex is housed
    
        Song Title:     Escape
        Where It Plays: At the escape route, at the very end of the game
    
        Song Title:     The Best is Yet to Come
        Where It Plays: At the credits screen
    
        Song Title:     VR Training
        Where It Plays: During the missions in VR Training
    
    
    
        CONTRIBUTIONS AND CORRECTIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME IN THIS GUIDE.
    
        Credits to:  - magnum502
                     - Boodockisback          | they helped me to know |
                     - spamhair               | where each song plays  |
    
    
    
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                                       SPECIAL THANKS
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        I would like specially to thank:
    
    
        [ YOU!!! ]
        Dear reader, you're the reason for this FAQ to exist
    
        [ Myself ]
        If it wasn't me you would not be reading this useful guide =D
    
        [ Junker HQ - http://junkerhq.net/ ]
        Got some info from his site.
    
        [ Wikipedia - http://www.wikipedia.org ]
        The online free Encyclopedia.
    
        [ Hideo Kojima ]
        and his team, for giving us this blessed series
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                         CONTACT
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        How to contact Imperator - It's not that hard, you should try:
    
        1 - E-mail:
        luis [dot] imperator [at] gmail [dot] com
    
        2 - Reading other FAQs written by me:
        http://www.gamefaqs.com/features/recognition/50561.html
    
    
    
    
    
    
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                                       COPYRIGHT INFO
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        This FAQ is mine and you're supposed NOT to steal it. You can include it
        anywhere, since you don't make any change to the content, and give me
        credits. You would be nice sending me an e-mail so I could know where my
        guide is.
    
        For any questions, comments and donations, please email-me:
        luis.imperator [at] gmail [dot] com
    
        You can find me at GF boards as "imperator171"
    
        I expect this FAQ has helped you in a way. Enjoy the series!!
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
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