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, Symphonic Suite Dragon Quest IV Michibikareshi Mono-tachi), alternatively Dragon Quest IV Symphonic Suite Remastered, is the third album released with an orchestral version of the soundtrack of Dragon Quest IV composed and arranged by Koichi Sugiyama and performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
This album should not be confused with the homonymous album performed by the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the one performed by the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and the original recording of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as other similarly named albums from live performance recordings. This is a completely new recording by the London Philharmonic Orchestra, unrelated to the first one from 1991
The CD album was released on 23 August 2000 by SPE Visual Works, catalog number SVWC-7064 and JAN 4534530706447. It was released alongside Symphonic Suites of other Dragon Quest games in commemoration of the then soon-to-be released Dragon Quest VII.
Besides the new performance by the London Philharmonic Orchestra with slightly different arrangements, this album differs from the original one by dividing the track "Balloon's Flight ~ Sea Breeze" in its two individual melodies, which influenced the re-releases of the NHK Symphony Orchestra's Symphonic Suite in the following years by having the original track divided in two as done in this album.
- "Overture" (序曲); 1:59
- "Menuet" (王宮のメヌエット); 3:10
- "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)); 10:31
- "In a Town" (街でのひととき (街～楽しいカジノ～コロシアム～街)); 8:20
- "Homeland ~ Wagon Wheels' March" (勇者の故郷～馬車のマーチ); 6:01
- "Frightenin' Dungeons ~ Cursed Towers" (恐怖の洞窟～呪われし塔); 5:22
- "Elegy ~ Mysterious Shrine" (エレジー～不思議のほこら); 5:07
- "Balloon's Flight" (のどかな熱気球のたび); 4:35
- "Sea Breeze" (海図を広げて); 4:40
- "The Unknown Castle" (謎の城); 3:22
- "Battle for the Glory" (栄光への戦い (戦闘～邪悪なるもの～悪の化身)); 7:54
- "The End" (導かれし者たち-終曲-); 5:14
- Album info at Aniplex (Japanese)
- Album info at Discogs
- Album info at VGMdb
- Review at RPGFan
- Review at Soundtrack Central