Passing Breeze

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Passing Breeze
Composer Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Released 1986-09-20
Title Origin Official
Loops Yes

Passing Breeze (パッシングプリーズ Passhingu Purizu) is one of the three primary driving tunes you get to choose from on your car's radio in the racing game OutRun. Each of the three songs are composed by Hiroshi Kawaguchi and appear in the majority of the game's ports. Like the other two songs, Passing Breeze is a jazzy instrumental track which is slightly more mellow than the others. The official title can be read directly in the game.

Games

OutRun (ARC)

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OutRun (ARC)
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Arranger Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Released 1986-09-20
Length 5:19.69
Format VGM

The original arcade game renders Passing Breeze on the cabinet's YM2151 audio chip.

The song's internal number is 81.

OutRun (SM3)

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OutRun (SM3)
Arranger Yuji Naka
Released 1987-06-30


OutRun (SMS)

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OutRun (SMS)
Arranger Tokuhiko Uwabo
Released 1987-06-30


OutRun (AMI)

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OutRun (AMI)
Arranger Jason Brooke
Released 1988-??-??
Format UNK


OutRun (AST)

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OutRun (AST)
Arranger David Whittaker
Released 1988-??-??
Format SNDH


OutRun (C64)

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OutRun (C64)
Arranger Jason Brooke
Released 1988-??-??
Format SID


OutRun (MSX2)

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OutRun (MSX2)
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Arranger Unknown
Released 1988-??-??
Length 4:40
Format KSS

Like the arcade game, Passing Breeze is one of the three songs that can be chosen on the radio at the start of the race. The song is rendered on the YM2149.

OutRun (DOS)

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OutRun (DOS)
Arranger Kris Hatlelid, Mike Sokyrka
Released 1989-??-??
Format UNK

The DOS port plays Passing Breeze through the PC Speaker.

OutRun (TG16)

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OutRun (TG16)
Arranger Shigeharu Isoda
Released 1990-12-21
Format HES


OutRun (GEN)

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OutRun (GEN)
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Arranger Shinichiro Sato
Released 1991-08-09
Length 5:05.75
Format VGM

Passing Breeze on the Genesis is essentially the same song, but it has been rearranged to play on the YM2612, a weaker sound chip which yields lower fidelity music.

OutRun (GG)

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OutRun (GG)
Arranger Yoko Wada
Released 1991-08-09
Format UNK


OutRun (SAT)

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OutRun (SAT)
Arranger Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Released 1996-09-20
Format UNK


Albums

Different versions of Passing Breeze can be heard on the following albums:

Released Album Version Track
1986-12-12 Sega Game Music Vol.1 Arranged 2
1991-02-21 OutRun (Soundtrack) Arcade 3
2001-10-24 Segacon: The Best of Sega Game Music, Vol.1  ? 2:3
2004-01-21 OutRun2 Sound Tracks OutRun2 Version
Arcade
3
17
2004-??-?? OutRun2: Music Through the Ages OutRun 2 Version
Euro Remix
2
5
2005-01-07 OutRun2 Sound Tracks -Side B- Euro Remix
1996 Arranged Version
3
12
2005-01-07 Sega Piano Nocturne Piano Version
Arcade
4
12
2007-02-07 OutRun Sound Tracks -Complement-  ?
1993 Arranged
3
7
2007-02-08 OutRun 20th: Anniversary Box Arcade
1993 Arranged
OutRun2
Mark III
FM Towns
Turbo Grafx-16
Game Gear
Genesis
1993 Arranged
Sega Saturn
Dreamcast
i-mode
Game Boy Advance
Arranged
Euro Remix
H Arranged Version
Sega Piano Nocturne
1:2
2:6
3:4
4:2
4:6
5:12
5:16
6:2
7:9
8:2
8:6
8:10
8:13
9:2
9:6
10:7
11:14

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