Sungkyunkwan Scandal Special Edition OST

Sungkyunkwan Scandal Special Edition Original Soundtrack (OST), published in April 2012 and distributed by Warner Music Korea, comes in a fold out CD case with two CDs, a photobook and five photo cards.

The soundtrack is from Sungkyunkwan Scandal, a South Korean fusion Joseon historical drama staring the four protagonists known as Jalgeum Quartet*

  • JYJ’s Park Yoochun as Lee Sun-joon (nickname Ga Rang / Wang Seo Bang),
  • Park Min-young as Kim Yoon-hee / Kim Yoon-Shik (nickname Daemul),
  • Yoo Ah-in as Moon Jae-shin (nickname Geol-oh),
  • Song Joong-ki as Gu Yong-ha (nickname Yeorim)

which go up against the so called Jjilgeum Quartet**

  • Jun Taesu as Ha In-soo the Student Body President
  • Kang Sung-pil as Im Byung-choon,
  • Kim Dong-yoon as Seol Go-bong,
  • Chae Byung-chan as Kang-moo.

Sungkyunkwan Scandal is based on The Lives of Sungkyunkwan Confucian Scholars, a bestselling novel in Korea in 2007, written by Jung Eun-gwol.

First CD comes with the 13 songs that were originally released on the soundtrack in September 2010, while the second CD contains seven formerly unreleased tracks.

The fold out CD case is tucked into a cardboard slip cover which has the Jalgeum Quartet dressed in their blue and white Sungkyunkwan school uniforms underneath the Korean name of the drama 성균관 스캔들 on the front and the tracklisting written in Korean on the back. The total dimensions are 14.1cm x 19.1cm x 2.3cm.

Once you pull the slip cover off you are left with fold out case which has the front and back identical to the slip cover. The inside covers feature the close-up of the four students dressed in the same Hanbok uniforms.

 

Sungkyunkwan Scandal Special Edition photobook polaroid Lee Sun Joon Kim Yoon-hee Kim Yoon-shik photo cards two CDs luxury package
Once completely spread out the outermost left page has a 20 page photo book attached to it with high-quality glossy photographs of the four main characters, mainly Yoochun’s Lee Sun-joon. The last 7 pages contain lyrics written in Korean using Hangul, but there are no English lyrics nor Romanized lyrics. The two middle pages consist of the CDs in transparent plastic holders, while the photo cards are tucked into the right side.

The five polaroid photo cards, which come inserted into the slit on the right side, are randomly chosen from 8 possible HD photographs from filming Sungkyunkwan Scandal drama.

To see what the photo book and photo cards look like, watch the linked unboxing video above.

The original soundtrack sold 110,000 copies in just a few weeks and it features Kim Junsu and Kim Jaejoong, who are Park Yoochun’s bandmates from JYJ. The trio sings Sungkyunkwan Scandal’s opening theme ‘Found You’ (찾았다) together. They performed it on December 31, 2010 during the KBS Drama Awards where Park Yoochun, aside from performing the song, also won Netizens’ Award, Best New Actor, and the best Couple Award with Park Min-young. That performance was also significant for JYJ and their fans because it was the first tv performance publicly broadcasted since they left SM Entertainment in 2009.

Tracklisting (English and Korean) for Sungkyunkwan Scandal Special Edition OST:

CD1

 CD1 Written by Composed by Arranged by Sung by
Sungkyunkwan Scandal
성균관 스캔들

Kim Eui-Seok
김의석
Kim Eui-Seok, Jung Jae-Hoon
김의석, 정재훈

Found You
찾았다
Choe Yong-Chan, Han Eol, Kibum
최용찬, 한얼, 기범
Choe Yong-Chan
최용찬
Choe Yong-Chan
최용찬
Yoochun, Junsu, Jaejoong
유천, 준수, 재중
Drawing You
그대를 그리다
Park Min-Woo, K박민우, K Lee Jung-Gyun
이정규
Lee Jung-Gyu, Choi Mun-Gyu
이정규, 최문규
Yun Jung
연정
Too Love Kim Eun-Seong, Louie
김은성, 루이
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Junsu,
준수
For You It’s Separation, for Me It’s Waiting
너에겐 이별 나에겐 기다림
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Jaejoong
재중
Youth Scandal
청춘스캔들
Ryu Yong-Jae
류용재
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Lee Min-Young
이민영
Sad to Say Louie
루이
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Dong-Wook
동욱
Love Is
사랑이란
Park Kyung-Don, Kibum
박경돈, 기범
Park Kyung-Don
박경돈
Park Kyung-Don
박경돈
Jung Sun-Ah
정선아
Drawing You
그대를 그리다 (Acoustic Ver.)
Park Min-Woo, K박민우, K Lee Jung-Gyun
이정규
Lee Jung-Gyu, Choi Mun-Gyu
이정규, 최문규
Nara
나라
For You It’s Separation, for Me It’s Waiting
너에겐 이별 나에겐 기다림 (Voice Ver.)
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Park Seong-Il
박성일
Park Seong-Il
박성일
K
Chinese Milk Vetch
자운영

Song Jae-Kyung
송재경
Song Jae-Kyung
송재경

Trouble Maker
Seo Min-Jung 서민영 Seo Min-Jung
서민영

The Lives of Confucian Scholars
유생들의 나날

Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽
Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽

CD 2: Sungkyunkwan Scandal Instrumental tracks

 CD 2 Written by Composed by Arranged by Sung by
Flowers in the Blowing Wind (Yoon Hee’s Theme)
꽃바람 부는 길 (윤희테마)

Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽
Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽

Scent of the Moon
달의 향기를 품고

Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽
Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽

Tears of Sorrow / Sad Tears
비루 (悲淚)

Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽
Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽

Sungkyunkwan Happening
성균관 해프닝

Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽
Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽

Jalgeum quartet*
잘금4인방

Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽
Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽

Jjilgeum Quartet**
찔끔4인방

Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽
Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽

Flowers and Birds (Sun Joon & Yun Hee’s Love Theme)
화조월석 (선준, 윤희의 사랑가)

Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽
Eom Ki-Yup
엄기엽

 

All in all, it is a real beautifully packaged soundtrack with wonderful extras that don’t raise the price of the whole package much at all. The usual price you will pay if you want to get this Sungkyunkwan Scandal Special Edition OST is around $20, although I got this one for free, with a voucher I won from Kpoptown’s unboxing contest.

Other editions and version of Sungkyunkwan Scandal original soundtrack

 

*Romanization of the Korean word from the novel describing a man so handsome that women’s hearts stop even when all he does is walk past them
**Literally: Intimidating quartet

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