13 Songs, 1 Hour 14 Minutes


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4.9 out of 5
113 Ratings
113 Ratings

How lovely!


It is not like I am going to buy any of the songs on this soundtrack because none of them are any of my Nobuo Uematsu favorites, but they all sound quite lovely! I love the way some of the Final Fantasy songs have been transformed into a symphonic way! Love Grows sounded so beautfiul and I loved that song from Final Fantasy VIII!

Another Masterpiece

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Nobuo Uematsu is well known for his incredible scores to the Final Fantasy franchise of video games. But when his work is taken out of the digital realm and put to a symphony orchestra, it become a masterpiece. Listening to these classic songs brings back memories of what made that series such an incredible experience, and sends chills down my spine hearing a theme played on a violin, piano, or brass instrument. There's nothing quite like Uematsu's work, and hearing it performed is out of this world. Now if only he started doing this with even *more* songs!

Wow. This is just beautiful.


This album is the best recorded Final Fantasy orchestral album to this day. I would reccomend this for anyone who loves classical music or is just a big Final Fantasy Fan. If you have the money, just get all of the songs. You won't regret it.

About Nobuo Uematsu

A prolific and versatile composer of popular video game and anime scores, most notably for the ubiquitous Final Fantasy game series, Nobuo Uematsu was born and raised in Kochi, Japan. A self-taught piano player, he graduated from Kanagawa University and played keyboards in local bands, eventually finding work as a composer for radio commercials by sending out his music demos. He moved into the video game medium in the mid-'80s when a friend offered work at the company then known as Squaresoft (later Square Enix). There, he composed music for dozens of games, including the first Final Fantasy installment, released in 1987. He went on to write or co-write music for the international blockbuster series through 2002's Final Fantasy XI. During that time, he released an album of original electronic keyboard music in 1994 titled Phantasmagoria, and many other game scores including 1995's Chrono Trigger (co-written with Yasunori Mitsuda).

In his break from the Final Fantasy series after the 11th game, he composed a film score for 2003's Ah! My Goddess: The Movie, and founded his own companies, Smile Please in 2004 and Dog Ear Records Co., Ltd. in 2006. He also provided music for over a dozen video games including 2006's Blue Dragon, and television music for the 2007 anime series based on the Blue Dragon game. Uematsu composed music for the anime television series Guin Saga in 2009, and finally returned to the Final Fantasy franchise as the main composer for Final Fantasy XIV in 2010. He continued a dedicated schedule of game scoring into the 2010s, including but not limited to 2012's Fantasy Life, 2013's Hometown Story and Granblue Fantasy (both with Tsutomu Narita), and 2014's Terra Battle. In 2015, Square Enix released Bra Bra Final Fantasy: Brass de Bravo, the first in a series of recordings that arranged Uematsu's music from the Final Fantasy franchise for the Siena Wind Orchestra. ~ Marcy Donelson

Kochi, Japan
March 21, 1959



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