A personal selection of some of the best music tracks from the Final Fantasy series.
1) Final Fantasy VII Main Theme, This is sometimes listed as Cloud’s Theme.
2) Kids Run Through the City Corner. From Final Fantasy VI. This version is from the album Final Fantasy VI Grand Finale.
3) Final Fantasy. Sometimes known as the Final Fantasy opening theme or prologue. The version here is actually a vocal arrangement which appears on the Final Fantasy Vocal Collection CD, where it is listed as “Pray”. However, it is intended to represent the theme in general – I just thought people might be interested in hearing an unusual version.
4) Don’t Be Afraid. From Final Fantasy VIII. This version is taken from a CD called Final Fantasy Vol. 8: Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec.
5) Tina’s Theme. Also known as Terra’s Theme. From Final Fantasy VI. Taken from the album Final Fantasy VI Grand FInale, where it is listed as Opening Theme – Tina.
6) Fisherman’s Horizon. From Final Fantasy VIII. Taken from a CD called Final Fantasy Vol. 8: Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec.
7) Those Who Fight. Also known as Fighting or Let the Battles Begin! This is the main battle theme for Final Fantasy VII. The version here is taken from Final Fantasy VII Piano Collections. It was used in the Advent Children movie, but was first released some years before the movie came out.
8) One Winged Angel. From Final Fantasy VII. This version is from the Advent Children soundtrack.
9) Chocobo’s Theme. Taken from Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack, where it is listed as Chocobos of Pulse. This jazzy arrangement is my favourite version of the theme.
10) Zanarkand. From Final Fantasy X. This version is from Distant Worlds II: More Music From Final Fantasy.
11) Lightning’s Theme. From Final Fantasy XIII Original Soundtrack.
12) Ending Theme (Final Fantasy VIII). Strictly speaking, this track is simply called “Ending Theme” but it doesn’t make much sense without the name of the game. It’s actually a 13 minute piece of music, which includes an orchestral arrangement of Eyes on Me, as well as the “Final Fantasy” theme. What I’ve included here is the final minute or so of the track. It’s on the official Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack collection.