Symphonic Suite Dragon Quest IV or Symphonic Suite Dragon Quest IV: The Guided Ones (交響組曲 「ドラゴンクエストIV」 導かれし者たち) is an album with a symphonic version of the soundtrack for Dragon Quest IV, composed and arranged by Koichi Sugiyama, and performed by the NHK Symphony Orchestra as well the original Famicom soundtrack arranged by Koichi Nakamura.
The CD album was originally released on 13 March 1990 by Apollon Music Industrial Corp, catalog number APCG-9001 and JAN 4988015030099. It was also released with an alternate vinyl printing, catalog number APJG-9001 and JAN 4988015030082, and a cassette tape one, catalog number APTG-9001 and JAN 4988015030105.
This album should not be confused with the homonymous album performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the one performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, as well as other similarly named albums from live performance recordings.
While this album has not been reprinted in its original form, the symphonic tracks were re-released in 2001 in the similarly named album Symphonic Suite Dragon Quest IV + Original Game Music published by SME Visual Works, which also contains the PlayStation version soundtrack instead of the Famicom one, and in the 2009 album of the same name, published by King Records.
Disc 1: Orchestra version
- "Overture" (序曲); 1:53
- "Menuet" (王宮のメヌエット); 3:31
- "Comrades" (勇者の仲間たち（間奏曲～戦士はひとり征く～おてんば姫の行進～武器商人トルネコ～ジプシー・ダンス～ジプシーの旅～間奏曲）); 10:06
- "In a Town" (街でのひととき（街～楽しいカジノ～コロシアム～街）); 7:43
- "Homeland ~ Wagon Wheels' March" (勇者の故郷～馬車のマーチ); 5:59
- "Frightenin' Dungeons ~ Cursed Towers" (恐怖の洞窟～呪われし塔); 5:15
- "Elegy ~ Mysterious Shrine" (エレジー～不思議のほこら); 4:49
- "Balloon's Flight ~ Sea Breeze" (のどかな熱気球のたび～海図を広げて); 8:30
- "The Unknown Castle" (謎の城); 3:01
- "Battle for The Glory" (栄光への戦い（戦闘-生か死か-～邪悪なるもの～悪の化身）); 7:40
- "The End" (導かれし者たち-終曲-); 5:10
Disc 2: Original version - Dragon Quest IV: Game Original Sound Story
- "Opening ~ Intermezzo" (オープニング～間奏曲); 2:11
- "Chapter I" (第一章～王宮の戦士たち～); 3:43
- "Chapter II" (第二章～おてんば姫の冒険～); 4:26
- "Chapter III" (第三章～武器商人トルネコ～); 2:19
- "Chapter IV" (第四章～モンバーバラの姉妹～); 2:58
- "Chapter V" (第五章～導かれし者たち～); 14:18
- "Finale" (フィナーレ); 9:46
- Article at Japanese Wikipedia
- Album info at Discogs
- Album info at MusicBrainz
- Album info at VGMdb
- Review at RPGFan
- Review at Soundtrack Central