Label: Square Enix Music - SQEX-10051 • Format: 2x, CD Album, Repress • Country: Japan • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Modern Classical, Techno, Pop Rock, Hard Rock, Ambient
Released inthe game sparked the release of a collection of media centered on the game entitled the Compilation of Final Fantasy VII. The music of the Final Fantasy VII series includes not only the soundtrack to the original game and its associated albums, but also the soundtracks and music albums released for the other titles in the collection. It was released as a soundtrack album on four CDs by DigiCube in A selection of tracks from the album was released in the single-disc Reunion Tracks by DigiCube the same year.
Piano Collections Final Fantasy VIIan album featuring piano arrangements of Aphasia (13) - Delirium: 7 Hallucinatory Interludes, Op. 2 from the soundtrack, was released in by DigiCube, and Square Enix began reprinting all three albums in To date, these are the only released albums based on the original game's soundtrack, and were solely composed by regular series composer Nobuo Uematsu ; his role for the majority of subsequent albums has been filled by Masashi Hamauzu and Takeharu Ishimoto.
The soundtracks for each of the titles in the collection are included in an album, starting Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Original Soundtrack) the album release of the soundtrack to Advent Children that year.
The following year, Nippon Crown released a soundtrack album to correspond with the video game Dirge of Cerberuswhile Square Enix launched a download-only collection of music from the multiplayer mode of the game, which was only released in Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Original Soundtrack) . After the launch of the game Crisis Core inWarner Music Japan produced the title's soundtrack.
The original music received highly positive reviews from critics, who found many of the tunes to be memorable and noted the emotional intensity of several of the tracks. The reception for the other albums has been mixed, with reactions ranging from enthusiastic praise to disappointment.
Music from the Original Soundtrack has been included in arranged albums and compilations by Square as well as outside groups. Nobuo Uematsu composed the music of Final Fantasy VII in less than one year, matching the game's development time, although he had taken two years to create the soundtrack for the previous title, Final Fantasy VI. Eight were reserved for sound effects, leaving sixteen available for the music.
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Original Soundtrack) decided that the quality was not worth the effects on gameplay, though after the release and seeing Suikoden IIPlayStationwhich had used higher-quality music instead, he reversed his stance for Campesino Mi Tierra - Los Internacionales - La Mecedora Fantasy VIII.
Uematsu's approach to composing the game's music was to treat it like a film soundtrack and compose songs that reflected the mood of the Kate Rogers - Not Ten Years Ago / Mighty rather than trying to make strong melodies to "define the game", as he felt that approach would come across too strong when placed alongside the game's new 3D visuals.
As an example, he composed the track intended for the scene in the game where Aerith Gainsborough is killed to be "sad but beautiful", rather than more overtly emotional, creating what he feels is a more understated feeling. The track was well received in the company, which gave Uematsu "a sense that it was going to be a really good project". The track has been called Uematsu's "most recognizable contribution" to the music of the Final Fantasy series,  though the composer did not expect it to gain such popularity.
Inspired by The Rite of Spring by Igor Stravinsky to make a more "classical" track, and by rock Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Original Soundtrack) roll music from the late s and early s to make an orchestral track with a "destructive impact", he spent two weeks composing short unconnected musical phrases, and then arranged them together into a song, an approach he has never used before or since.
It was originally released on February 10, through DigiCube and later reissued directly by Square Enix on May 10, The soundtrack spans 85 tracks over four discs and has a combined duration of A limited edition was produced along with the original album, containing illustrated liner notes with several pictures of Uematsu's workspace and personal effects, various cutscenes and in-game screen shots from the game, and a discography.
The She Wants More - Enuff Znuff - Enuff Znuff covers a wide variety of musical genres, including rocktechnoorchestraland choral although the soundtrack as a whole is primarily orchestral. The regular edition of the album reached 3 on the Japan Oricon charts, while the limited edition reached Allmusic awarded Uematsu's original soundtrack a five-star rating.
He found the tracks to be "beautiful" and said that "One-Winged Angel" was "possibly the most innovative idea in the series' musical history". The original CDs for both releases were only published in Japan and include only Japanese track names. The official English track names were later added to digital releases of the soundtrack.
Track listing . Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Original Soundtrack) was initially released through DigiCube on October 22, and later reissued by Square Enix on February 23, While the record was never Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Original Soundtrack) outside Japan, the music is available in the North American iTunes Store.
Some versions of the album also contain a hidden pregap trackwhich can Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Original Soundtrack) accessed by rewinding from the start of the album. This track is an instrumental version of "One-Winged Angel" without the choir. The album spans over 19 tracks. Gann liked the newly orchestrated tracks, calling them "incredibly well-done orchestrations", and said that "depending on how willing you are to spend money" they made the album worth purchasing on their own, although he felt the other tracks offered nothing new to owners of the original soundtrack.
It covers a Sons Of Cain - Mo Leverett - Poetic Justice of over 13 tracks.
As three of the tracks from this album were reused in the soundtrack to Final Fantasy VII: Advent Childrenit has been speculated that the album was produced with the intention to provide tunes for Advent Children.
Piano Collections Final Fantasy VII reached on the Japan Oricon charts, selling 1, copies, and was well received by reviewers, with Gann raving that the pieces were fun to listen to, the performer was "amazing", the choice of tracks was "excellent", and the album as a whole was a "spectacular CD". Both the original tracks and the arrangements cover a variety of musical styles, including orchestral, choral, classical piano, and rock music; Variety noted that the styles vary between "sparse piano noodlings, pop metal thrashings and cloying power ballads".
Upon hearing each track, Nomura would make some changes, and have the composers re-record the piece. Some of the piano tracks are longer than what was included in the movie. The album spans 26 tracks on two discs, covers a duration of In addition to the regular release, a limited edition was produced with a foil slipcover and a booklet of credits and lyrics. This album contains the tracks from the mini-album, as well as several pieces that were lengthened for the Complete film version but not rearranged.
In contrast to Gann, he felt that "divorced from the film, the score is still amazingly listenable". The tracks were composed by Masashi Hamauzu and orchestrations were provided by Yoshihisa Hiranomaking it the first Final Fantasy VII -related soundtrack to not include new material from Nobuo Uematsu.
Koji Haishima conducted the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestrawhich performed the music for around half of the album. The soundtrack also contains the songs "Longing" and " Redemption " by Japanese musician and actor Gacktand was released through the artist's ex label, Nippon Crown. The album contains a mix of orchestral and rock tracks, with some orchestral performances of slow compositions and marches and both styles of music used for faster-paced "threatening" and "dynamic" tunes.
The limited edition of the soundtrack includes a case which is designed to hold the soundtrack, along with the game disc and the limited edition of the "Redemption" single and associated DVD, although these other albums must be purchased separately. Gann called it "solid, [ It's a work of genius". Track listing . The Japanese version of Dirge of Cerberus included a multiplayer mode absent from other releases, which contained music tracks not used in the single-player game.
It spans over 27 tracks. The soundtrack includes all the music from the multiplayer mode and some music from the single-player game which did not appear on the previous soundtrack album, including two tracks composed by Ryo Yamazaki for the North American release of the game. Eduardo of Square Enix Music Online also appreciated Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Multiplayer Mode Original Sound Collectionssaying that it accented the Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Original Soundtrack) Soundtrack well and that "Hamauzu and Yamazaki have delivered strongly and, with a decent mix of electronica, orchestral music, and rock, the entirety of the Dirge of Cerberus musical experience cannot be missed".
It was released on October 10, by Warner Music Japan and covers 55 tracks over two discs with a total duration of The music was primarily composed by Takeharu Ishimotowith a few tracks provided by Kazuhiko Toyama.
It was Ishimoto's second major work, after the soundtrack to The World Ends with You ; the only titles he had composed for previously were World Fantasistaa little-known soccer game for which he was a co-composer, and the cell phone game Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII.
The tracks composed by Ishimoto cover a range of moods, from "harsh and in-your-face" to "stunning and lovely", but were primarily used as ambient background music.
A Larrivée - Mammoth Volume - Noara Dance of musical instruments were used for the soundtrack, including piano and synthesizers, but critics noted that Ishimoto used guitars, both electronic and acoustic, more and better than any previous Final Fantasy soundtrack.
Gann did, however, note that because Ishimoto's original works were more ambient, his arrangements, and by extension Uematsu's work, far outshone his own new contributions. Sophia Tong of IGN described the album as a "mixed bag", stating that some of the arrangements and new tracks were "fantastic" while Sonata G-Moll Für Querflöte Und Obligates Cembalo, BWV 1020 - Johann Sebastian Bach, Aurèle Nicolet, were "not all that compelling", and lamented the overuse of a few themes throughout the soundtrack.
The album spans 27 tracks, of which the first 12 are from the game and the remainder are from the animation. Many of the pieces composed for the two works were used either directly or in an arranged form in Crisis Core. As this soundtrack album was released after the soundtrack to Crisis Corethese pieces were generally not included in the Before Crisis album.
The album covers a duration of Gann said that "the whole album is a flop compared to the quality composition of Crisis Core " and that the Brighton Rock - Queen - Live Killers of the album were "the leftovers, B-Sidesand less-impressive tracks from Ishimoto's arsenal of FFVII music", especially as many tracks were used in the Crisis Core soundtrack and not repeated in this album.
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