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Sony Classical Will Bring the Soundtrack of Final Fantasy 15 to the West

by Jose Belmonte

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Sony Classical has announced their plans to release the soundtrack of Final Fantasy 15 internationally on March 10th. The collection contains all the original instrumental music recorded for the game, and it is based on the Standard Edition published in Japan last year, which consists on 96 tracks divided on four CDs.

Most of the pieces are signed by Yoko Shimomura, whose most famous work includes the soundtrack of the Kingdom Hearts series and Street Fighter II. The composer used the same philosophy of the game designers to create her work, which is bringing in new sounds and music styles while also remaining faifthul to past compositions in the series.

Just like the videogame combines modern-day scenarios like gas stations and hotels with fantasy elements as magic or chocobos, we will hear influences of contemporary styles of music like bossa nova or jazz throughout the collection.

“I think that’s what makes the franchise.” Shimomura says in an interview with Engadget. “That attempt to keep a universal fantasy style of music but mix in new themes and influences each time.”

Shimomura started working on this music nearly 10 years ago, when the game was announced as Final Fantasy Versus 13. Even though the game itself has gone through several gameplay changes that would lead to its current form as Final Fantasy 15, the themes and story concepts stayed basically the same, which Shimomura says it allowed her to keep the musical concepts she had started using at the beginning.

The composer was involved in the creation of the melodies, but also the live recordings. She would get notes from the writers asking her to create a piece for a location or specific scene, and she would go back to them with a demo. Then some time later she would travel from Japan to Chicago, where a band would record the music live. That makes this a very personal collection for her.

The original soundtrack of Final Fantasy 15 can be ordered through Amazon for $29.58. At this moment Sony Classical has not confirmed a digital release.

Check out the track list for the soundtrack:

Disc 1

  1. Somnus
  2. Departure
  3. Broken Down
  4. Hammerhead
  5. Wanderlust
  6. Encroaching Fear
  7. Stand Your Ground
  8. Relax and Reflect
  9. Day’s End Fanfare
  10. Horizon
  11. Safe Haven
  12. Lurking Danger
  13. Hunt or Be Hunted
  14. Cindy
  15. Urban Chrome
  16. A Quick Pit Stop
  17. Love Lost
  18. Galdin Quay
  19. Ardyn
  20. The Aggressors
  21. Nox Aeterna
  22. The Hunters
  23. What Lies Within
  24. Daemons
  25. Bros on the Road

  26. Fantastica!

Disc 2

  1. The Niflheim Empire
  2. Veiled in Black
  3. Valse di Fantastica
  4. Crystalline Chill
  5. What a Hoot
  6. Blues de Chocobo
  7. Reel Rumble
  8. The Fight Is On!
  9. Lestallum
  10. Welcome to the Leville
  11. Unsettling Aura
  12. Don’t Panic!
  13. Apocalypsis Noctis
  14. Cosmogony
  15. Melancholia
  16. A Premonition
  17. Nox Divina
  18. Labyrinthine
  19. Flying R
  20. Imperial Infiltration
  21. Veiled in Black
  22. Invidia
  23. Sorrow Without Solace

Disc 3

  1. Sunset Waltz
  2. Disquiet
  3. Omnis Lacrima
  4. Rodeo de Chocobo
  5. Listen Up
  6. Creeping Shadows
  7. Impending Peril
  8. Up for the Challenge
  9. Cape Caem
  10. Cape Caem – Our New Home
  11. Cape Caem – Hidden Harbor
  12. Bros on the Road II
  13. Noctis
  14. Over the Waves
  15. Altissia
  16. Altissia – Gondola Ride
  17. Welcome to the Royal Suite
  18. Starlit Waltz
  19. Prayer de Luna
  20. No Time Left
  21. Song of the Stars
  22. The Hydraean’s Wrath
  23. Ardyn II
  24. Luna
  25. Apocalypsis Aquarius

Disc 4

  1. Broken Bonds
  2. Dining Car
  3. Cartanica
  4. Relax and Reflect – Pensive
  5. Careening Into Danger
  6. Tenebrae
  7. Horrors of the Night
  8. End of the Road
  9. An Empire in Ruins
  10. Ravus Aeterna
  11. In the Light of the Crystal
  12. A World Unwaking
  13. Neverending Nightmare
  14. Homecoming
  15. Hammerhead – The Last Bastion
  16. Somnus
  17. Hellfire
  18. Magna Insomnia
  19. Dawn
  20. Somnus Ultima
  21. Dewdrops at Dawn
  22. Main Theme from Final Fantasy

 

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