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Adam Corn Feb 28, 2016

Sequel to the Final Fantasy brass arranged album announced for March 23, 2016. Tracks revealed so far include:

-FFI / II / III field medley
-Final Fantasy IV Main Theme
-Battle on the Big Bridge
-Kefka
-Cosmo Canyon
-Gold Saucer
-Mambo de Chocobo

http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/ … /bbff2/sp/
http://vgmdb.net/album/56687

Japan live tour from April to July consisting of 23 shows performed by the Siena Wind Orchestra also announced.
http://www.2083.jp/concert/20160429brabraff.html

If the follow-up album is solid might have to check one of those shows out.

Ramza Feb 28, 2016

I like the early selections. but boy do I tire of I-III being mashed into medleys.

III especially has tons of great individual tracks.

In any case, I'm happy this is happening. smile

Rrolack Feb 28, 2016

Ramza wrote:

I like the early selections. but boy do I tire of I-III being mashed into medleys.

I suspect part of this is that the songs from the earlier games (I and II especially) are pretty short.  Sprinkling in a lot of short tracks among the longer ones might make the whole album sound a little disjointed.  Imagine trying to slot in "Ship", "Shop" and "Town" from FFI among the longer tracks, for example.

Another explanation could be: they don't think listeners really want to hear much from the older games.  Though if that were the case, I feel like they would have just excluded those games completely.

Ramza Feb 28, 2016

Rrolack wrote:
Ramza wrote:

I like the early selections. but boy do I tire of I-III being mashed into medleys.

I suspect part of this is that the songs from the earlier games (I and II especially) are pretty short.  Sprinkling in a lot of short tracks among the longer ones might make the whole album sound a little disjointed.  Imagine trying to slot in "Ship", "Shop" and "Town" from FFI among the longer tracks, for example.

Another explanation could be: they don't think listeners really want to hear much from the older games.  Though if that were the case, I feel like they would have just excluded those games completely.

Yes, I and II have short tracks, for sure. But some are longer or more sophisticated than others. Looking at Piano Opera I~III, look at what Nakayama was able to do with Tower of the Magi from FF2. Incredible.

And FF3, seriously, you could do individual songs from that. The main theme / world map alone (Eternal Wind) ... just have a B section in a different tempo and then return to the original tempo, and you've made a solid arrangement. And then there's the crystal cave, elia, ocean, Dorga&Unne, and the super-long end credits.

If they wanted to, they wouldn't *have* to do a medley. It's convenient, I get it. But some individual melodies, even if only 45 sec - 1 min of unique content, can be turned into a solid 3 minute arrangement.

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