Distant Worlds II: more music from Final Fantasy now available – stream the entire soundtrack free of charge!
I have been waiting for the release of this soundtrack for quite some time. When I went to the Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy concert in Chicago last year, I was amazed yet again. You can read all about that in my review.
Even though I have been to four of these events before there is always something that keeps me coming back. These are some of the most memorable and personal experiences I have ever had. If you ever get the opportunity to attend a Distant Worlds concert, don’t hesitate to go.
Distant Worlds II features new arrangements of classic themes that fans have loved for many years. Some of these songs debuted in Chicago last December. Nobuo Uematsu’s band, Earthbound Papas, joined the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and Elmhurst College Concert Choir to record Distant Worlds II. This is the first time the Earthbound Papas have ever been featured in any recording. Check out Nobuo Uematsu’s hilarious announcement on YouTube.
Here is the full tracklist:
- Prelude (FINAL FANTASY SERIES) 03:22
- The Man with the Machine Gun (FINAL FANTASY VIII) 03:33
- Ronfaure (FINAL FANTASY XI) 04:40
- A Place to Call Home – Melodies of Life (FINAL FANTASY IX) 06:55
- Zanarkand (FINAL FANTASY X) 04:31
- Dancing Mad (FINAL FANTASY VI) 10:427
- Victory Theme (FINAL FANTASY SERIES) 00:08
- Suteki da ne (FINAL FANTASY X) 06:24
- Terra’s Theme (FINAL FANTASY VI) 04:18
- Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII (FINAL FANTASY VII) 06:41
- Prima Vista Orchestra (FINAL FANTASY IX) 01:30
- Dear Friends (FINAL FANTASY V) 05:10
- JENOVA (FINAL FANTASY VII) 04:17
Many of these tracks are included in the Dear Friends and More Friends CDs but there are new additions (such as JENOVA, Dancing Mad, and Ronfaure). Susan Calloway returns to perform songs from FFIX and X. You won’t be disappointed. She has performed at many live events before and will be featured on the Final Fantasy XIV soundtrack for two songs.
It should be noted that you can also purchase the original Distant Worlds soundtrack for $9.99. And yes, it’s streamable for free as well. Both are definitely worth the purchase. Do your ears a favor and listen to this beautiful music.
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