The brass-centric series of Final Fantasy arranged albums goes exclusively FFVII - and is the best to date.
Editor's review by Adam Corn (2019-01-01)
The previous three albums in the Bra Bra series of Final Fantasy brass-centric arranged albums have been surprisingly solid efforts, but the arrangement and production quality reach a new level in this latest entry, dedicated exclusively to Final Fantasy VII. The three tracks that already had full orchestral arrangements hold up surprisingly well (even a chorus-less "One Winged Angel"), but the nine tracks that had previously lacked dedicated orchestral renditions are the real treat. Themes like the jazzy "Cait Sith's Theme" and march-like "Rufus's Welcome Ceremony" suite the album perfectly, as do lighthearted themes like "Descendant of Shinobi" and "Farm Boy". Newly arranged battle themes "On We Fight", "Jenova Complete", and "Birth of a God" have surprising intensity, and even delicate themes like "Tifa's Theme" and "Words Drowned by Fireworks" sound great. As much as I'd love to hear a full orchestral (strings included) FFVII album with arrangements of this quality, when every one of the album's twelve tracks is a four-star effort I'm more than content as is.