Prescription for Peace II: A Jazz Tribute to Game Developer Murayama and Others

Gaming Staff • March 7, 2024

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Scarlet Moon and GENTLE LOVE have released a tribute album, Prescription for Peace: A Tribute to the Departed Volume II, to celebrate the lives of late game developer Yoshitaka Murayama and others. The album features jazz covers and original songs and is now available on all digital storefronts and streaming platforms. Proceeds from the album will be donated to NPower, a charity that supports diversity in game development by creating pathways to digital careers for military veterans and young adults from underserved communities.

The album is a follow-up to the 2015 release, Prescription for Peace, which was a tribute to late Nintendo president Satoru Iwata and performer Norihiko Hibino's musical mentor, Eiki Oshimi. The album was created as a therapeutic vehicle to help people with their daily struggles, including loss.

GENTLE LOVE's Norihiko Hibino composed and recorded the songs on guitar, piano, and saxophone in a single day, as a part of his healing process, while dealing with partial hearing loss. The album's tracks pay tribute to Murayama, Karyn Napolitano, Mitsuhiro Furuya, Takashi Furuya, Shinya Abe, and Hibino's parents.

Scarlet Moon is a music label that supports creators big and small, with an artist roster of acclaimed musical talents, involved in music publishing, and a public relations partner for promoting game music. Their sister brand, Violet Moon, promotes independent videogames.

The full track listing for Prescription for Peace: A Tribute to the Departed Volume II is as follows: Reminiscence (Suikoden II) [Tribute to Yoshitaka Murayama], Transcendence [Tribute to Karyn Napolitano], Leaving Here [Tribute to Mitsuhiro Furuya], Till I See You Again [Tribute to Takashi Furuya], Gentle Light Soft, Logos, Don't Understand, Dedication [Tribute to Shinya Abe], Sparkling Gem, Only Him, Canon in D [Tribute to Pasquale Michael Napolitano]. The first Prescription for Peace album can be found here:

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