Thursday, October 21, 2010

Final Fantasy IV Arrange: Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption

Final Fantasy IV Arrange: Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption
[Audio CD, 4 Discs]
Source: Final Fantasy IV [SNES]
Composer: Various Artists
Release Date: 2009
Label: Indie [OC Remix release]

Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption is a community project created by various artists at OverClocked Remix. This release features 46 arrangements of Nobuo Uematsu's amazing composition work for Final Fantasy IV. From the official release page: "Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption features 36 artists from the OC ReMix community. While the album holds a rock-opera overtone, there are a range of styles presented, from the heavy trance of the Within the Giant, to the more intimate string quartet rendition of Theme of Lute. Each arrangement focuses on enhancing the essence of the original and bringing it closer to an overarching theme, while allowing the artist to add their own unique mark." As this is an independent and not-for-profit release, you can torrent the album in its entirety or download individual tracks here.

The album has a lot of polish, which is to be expected of the folks over at OverClocked Remix. I did have trouble picking out specific artists that I was familiar with, with the exception of bLiNd, so I can understand why this release isn't as widely known as Voices of the Lifestream. However, regardless of name recognition, I was impressed by quite a few tracks. If you're familiar with Final Fantasy IV and the original soundtrack, hop on the torrent, otherwise I recommend you hunt around the individual download section.

Track List

DISC I
01 Full of Courage (The Red Wings)
02 The Might of Baron (Kingdom of Baron)
03 Overture ~ Tellah's Prophecy (Medley)
04 Journey to Solace (Sorrow and Loss)
05 Ana(pro)logue (Prologue)
06 The Flying Machine (Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV)
07 Read the Sine (Welcome to Our Town!)
08 Emerald Beauty (Rydia)
09 RDX Necklace (Bomb Ring)
10 Of Fiend and Man (Battle 1)
11 Interlude ~ Yay! (Fanfare)
12 The Skies Hold No Angels for Us (Damcyan Castle)
13 Edward's Dream Quartet (Edward's Harp)
14 Golbez 'N Goblins (Golbez, Clad in Darkness)
15 Fighting for Tomorrow (Fabul)

DISC II
01 Mystic Variations (Mystic Mysidia)
02 Metal Mage (Palom and Porom)
03 Smiling Hilltop for Four Hands (Mt. Ordeals)
04 Step Into the Light (Into the Darkness)
05 Long Time Gone (A Long Way to Go)
06 Rhymes with Elixir (Chocobo Chocobo)
07 Interlude ~ Nom! (Enter Fat Chocobo)
08 Blue Planet in Mode 7 (The Airship)
09 Goodbye Cid... (Hey Cid!)
10 Almost Fell for the Trojan (Troian Beauty)
11 Somewhere to Hide (Somewhere in the World...)
12 Fallen Dragoon (Suspicion)
13 Fallen Ascent (Tower of Zot)
14 Survival Instinct (Battle 2)
15 OMFG GET OUT OF THERE!!! (Run!)
16 Lacrima (Sorrow and Loss)
17 Theme of Love for Guitar Duet (Theme of Love)

DISC III
01 Tundra of Dwarves (Land of Dwarves)
02 In the Land of Dwarves (Giott, King of the Dwarves)
03 Path of Deception (The Land of Summons)
04 Calcobrena After a Night of Dinner and Dancing (Dancing Calbrena)
05 Treason (Battle with the Four Fiends)
06 Until the Tower Falls (Tower of Bab-il)
07 Evoking the Dawn (The Prelude)
08 A Savior Ascends (Lunar Whale)
09 The Still Land (The Lunarians)
10 Bridge to Eternity (Within the Giant)
11 Finale Part One ~ Éminence Grise (Another Moon)
12 Finale Part Two ~ Genesis of Destruction (The Final Battle)
13 Facing (Epilogue)
14 Kind of Green (Rydia)

DISC IV - Bonus
01 All Your Calcobrena Are Belong to Us (Dancing Calbrena)
02 I Love This Radio (Theme of Love)
03 Smooth Sun of Magma (Land of Dwarves)
04 Morphine Kyck (Battle 1)
05 Triaminotrinitrobenzene (Bomb Ring)
06 Phantom of the Zeromus (The Final Battle)
07 Zeromus the Serialist (The Final Battle)
08 Spiraling Decay (The Final Battle)

Recommended Listening: Full of Courage, Path of Deception, Bridge to Eternity.

43 comments:

  1. This sounds absolutely amazing

    ReplyDelete
  2. Just listened to a few so far, but I think I may have my new road trip mix.

    ReplyDelete
  3. listened to one so far - I prefer this to the Guarvail for sure !

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow that sounds really good! Peaceful :))))))

    ReplyDelete
  5. like to listen to that. sounds great! :>

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great, thanks for sharing. sounds interesting.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for this, gonna get it

    ReplyDelete
  8. FFIV had some freaking excellent music. I appreciate the post.

    ReplyDelete
  9. you can never go wrong with FF soundtracks. Very nice blog!

    come check out my music blog when you have the chance!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Great music! I love listening to it. Soothing.

    ReplyDelete
  11. YES
    I've got this already, I REALLY love OCRemix!

    ReplyDelete
  12. This is one of the few OCRemix albums I haven't gotten to listen to yet! I like the sample tracks that you chose, though, that's convincing me to give this a full download and listen sometime.

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love this music. Thanks for sharing. Following and looking forward to more.

    ReplyDelete
  14. epic sounding of course and man oh man was number IV tough towards the end. epic music dude

    ReplyDelete
  15. I DLed this at first release. It had a few great songs and a lot of mediocre ones IMHO. Haven't listened to it in a while. probably should so I can go through and actually separate the wheat from the chafe so I can put them into a playlist.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Great stuff!! im gonna get it thanks

    ReplyDelete
  17. I loved the music from that game.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Nice, nice! Thanks for posting about this album! :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. AAAAAAHHH I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

    FF soundtracks have always been AWESOME. Please keep posting more of them! Maybe even the whole series? Or just pivotal soundtracks from the series... Either way this is a great post. :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for sharing love the post

    ReplyDelete
  21. thanks ff always have great soundtracks

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is so relaxing, I love this genre of muzek.
    Great post.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Amazing soundtrack. Will download!

    ReplyDelete
  24. No one can dislike this soundtrack. I think it's impossible.

    ReplyDelete