I Am Giant Softy

By Heath | December 1, 2018 at 10:54 am

A music box version of that “Hikari” song from Kingdom Hearts was playing in the drug store and I was fighting back tears. That is all.

…Wait, well I might as well embed a similar version of the song for reference:

Okay now that is actually all.

Final Symphony: London Symphony Orchestra Tribute to Final Fantasy

By Heath | March 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm

The London Symphony Orchestra has put together a symphonic tribute to Final Fantasy VI, VII, and X. Taking Nobuo Uematsu’s original compositions and blending them with a full-on symphony treatment, this album “Final Symphony” is more than just arranged versions of Final Fantasy music tracks. It’s actually in the old symphony style, where this action is like a full-on musical story. Take a look at the full track list below the embedded video and you’ll see what I mean — symphonies in three movements that add up to, like half an hour, for the music of one game from the series. And I, for one, think that’s kinda cool.

Full track list:
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Final Fantasy VI Soundtrack Given the OC Remix Treatment

By Heath | July 7, 2013 at 4:01 am

If you love game music, then you gotta love the Final Fantasy VI soundtrack. Many will say it’s some of Nobuo Uematsu’s best work — if not some of the flat-out best ever. OC Remix raised a successful $150,000 kickstarter and used that money to hire the Slovak National Orchestra and pay Square Enix royalties. Now they pass the benefits on to you, with the complete, beautiful, remastered soundtrack up for free download. Check out a YouTube sampler on the download page for a hint of the awesomeness you’re getting.

Listen to Xenogears: Myth orchestrated album

By Heath | February 23, 2011 at 11:12 am

Today saw the release of the Xenogears orchestrated album in Japan.  I am a friggin’ sucker for this game, especially its music.  So is this long-awaited album worth buying?  Take a listen below and decide for yourself.
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Xenogears orchestral album gets date, price, sampling

By Heath | February 14, 2011 at 7:28 am

Back in the fall, Yasunori Mitsuda told the world that the acclaimed Xenogears soundtrack would be getting an orchestral revamp. Now, there’s a brief online sampling of the game’s opening song
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NieR soundtrack retooled into 8-bit awesomeness

By Heath | December 10, 2010 at 4:01 am

NieR‘s soundtrack has earned quite a bit of praise. Oh hey, here’s an amazing 8-bit redux.
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Christmas gets Cloud-y, if you know what I mean

By Heath | November 10, 2010 at 8:19 pm

On Nov. 22, Square Enix will be releasng a seven-track CD of popular game music tunes remixed in what the company feels is a Christmas style. Here’s a complete track listing, with samples of every song.
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Xenogears fans teased with more music

By Heath | October 6, 2010 at 8:54 pm

Yasunori Mitsuda, who generally uses Twitter in Japanese (duh?), tossed out one in English today, saying “We start to make the orchestra arranged version of Xenogears! Please tell us your favorite music!” He links to the Square Enix Music official page of the upcoming album and requests that fans get in on the planning by voting for their favorite songs from Xenogears. Obviously, no final release date has been set for the album, as it is just entering the planning stages.