I do not, in any way, like the way this CD was put together. For the uninitiated, the story goes something like this:
Back in January, a "Totally Pokémon" CD was released. This CD had 12 tracks featuring songs from the Johto Journeys TV show. These tracks included Pokémon Johto, as well as the closing themes (Pikachu, All We Wanna Do, Two Perfect Girls, You & Me & Pokémon, Song of Jigglypuff) and even a new Pokérap.
Let's change back to the present. The marketing "geniuses" at KOCH Records have released the soundtrack to Pokémon 3: The Movie. Using their great marketing logic, they figured that they could make a couple of bucks by taking the Totally Pokémon CD, putting 2 or 3 new tracks on it, changing the title, and selling it as the soundtrack to Pokémon 3.
I don't like this. Some of us have already shelled out $15 for Totally Pokémon, and if KOCH expects us to pay that amount again for three whole new tracks, they're dead wrong.
It's obvious that this was an attempt at raking in some money, without spending any.
I still think getting Atlantic Records to do this soundtrack would've been the best option, but if they really *did* want to use little money, they could've released the Pokémon 3 soundtrack as a single, without all the rehash. Or, they could keep it an album, but get new renditions of all the songs. Or, they could include a bit more of the musical score on the CD. Either way, all the re-hash would be avoided.
And to top it all off, the soundtrack is overpriced. Great.
My final verdict? If you've already purchased "Totally Pokémon", don't buy this CD unless you're a REALLY hardcore fan. If you don't have Totally Pokémon, it might be worth it.
*MIGHT* be worth it.