The follow-up album to 2014's "A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy" arranged album recently came out for lossless download on Bandcamp and CD on Amazon. Like the original, Volume II is produced by Arnie Roth of Distant Worlds, and uses a smaller-scale instrumental ensemble for generally more low-key, "intimate" arrangements.
Volume I was a hit or miss affair - half the album I found quite pretty and true to the "intimate" moniker, whereas the other half suffered from some rather poor live production values and couldn't help but venture into some action-oriented themes beyond its scope.
After a couple listens, Volume II strikes me as a much more consistent effort. Certainly in production values, which are solid from start to finish (I suspect these are all studio-recorded as opposed to live), and in overall tone as well, as even the most upbeat cues work well in the flow of the album. I'm not sure if any single track matches Volume I's gorgeous FFI "Town" and FFXII "Eruyt Village", but I found enough to enjoy after a single listen on Bandcamp to buy it without hesitation.