Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec: Final Fantasy VIII

Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec: Final Fantasy VIII
[Audio CD, 1 Disc]
Source: Final Fantasy VIII [PS1]
Composer: Nobuo Uematsu, Shiro Hamaguchi
Release Date: 1999
Label: DigiCube

Nobuo Uematsu did some fantastic composition work on the soundtrack to Final Fantasy VIII, arguably making the soundtrack the greatest asset of the game. In this arrangement album, Nobuo Uematsu and Shiro Hamaguchi use a full orchestra and even utilize some operatic vocal work to faithfully expand upon the original soundtrack. This approach offers a lot more depth to the original tracks and gives them an invigorated but familiar feel. Despite the wordiness of the title, Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec: Final Fantasy VIII is a very straightforward and listenable album. The arrangements are masterful and definitely up to Uematsu's usual standards.

Track List

DISC I
01 Liberi Fatali
02 Blue Fields
03 Don't be Afraid
04 Balamb Garden ~ Ami
05 Fisherman's Horizon
06 FITHOS LUSEC WECOS VINOSEC
07 Eyes On Me
08 The Man with the Machine Gun
09 Dance with the Balambfish
10 Love Grows
11 The Oath
12 Ending Theme
13 Fragments of Memories

Recommended Listening: Blue Fields, Don't be Afraid, Balamb Garden ~ Ami.

60 comments:

  1. I loved this album. Keep it up! :)

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  2. Final Fantasy 8??? Everytime they come out with the "Final" fantasy they make a new one. WTF

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  3. Meh, not bad, but nothing too new or interesting.

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  4. I like the music way more than the games.

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  5. dude i think im gonna have to get this album

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  6. Man this music seems to weird to me.

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  7. The music of FF seems to be a constant high point. I don't have nearly as much experience with it as most do -- I was raised on the Sega Genesis at first, so no FF on NES or SNES, and then we got an N64 instead of a playstation -- but I will admit that listening to the music of the games, even without having played them, has not disappointed.

    I should get this soundtrack.

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  8. Always loved FF music, thanks for this

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  9. damn, part 8 was a long time ago

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  10. I love listening to the soundtrack of games ive played

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  11. Only FF I ever played was VII. Kinda liked it, but didn't have the attention span.

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  12. FF8 was p dope but im a tactics kinda guy

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  13. wow, I remember this soundtrack

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  14. This music is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I didn't like FFVIII very much... but the music IS really good. :)

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  16. Awesome. i watched my brother beat this entire game. Loved it. :D

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  17. man i gotta say i love your blog. I wish u had a music player though so i didnt have to youtube all the songs lol. then i could just keep ur blog up all day and vibe

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  18. Too bad, I've never played alot of FF, I was that SNES kind of guy :P

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  19. do you have the soundtrack for IX?

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  20. I'll go with swift love on this one. I'd love to get my hands on the music from IX

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  21. Not bad at all. Liked FFVI soundtrack a lot better though. Love me some chiptunes.

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  22. Badass. Love Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec... It's still got nothing on One Winged Angel from FFVII though :P

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  23. I haven't played an FF game in a while. Hmmm...

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  24. I loved everything about FFVIII the music the graphics the card game
    sweet

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