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Episode 327: Final Fantasy 8 & 9

In this very exciting episode, Karl & Will present a dual spotlight on two incredible scores from a beloved series: Final Fantasy 8 & 9! The guys discuss the elements that Nobuo Uematsu brought to these scores to make them so captivating, eclectic and emotional. Enjoy!

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Final Fantasy VIII - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Playstation - 1999
-Waltz for the Moon
-Liberi Fatali
-Balamb Garden
-Don't be Afraid
-Julia
-Succession of Witches
-The Castle
-The Successor
-Ending Theme (edit)
-My Mind
Final Fantasy IX - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Playstation - 2000
-The Place I'll Return to Someday
-Memories Erased by a Storm
-Vamo' Alla Flamenco
-A Song From Her Memory  (mix with The Layers of Harmony)
-Esto Gaza
-Aboard the Hilda Garde
-Terra
-You Are Not Alone
-Behind the Door

Episode 271: Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius

In this episode, Karl & Will spotlight on the soundtrack to a mobile game in the Final Fantasy series that you may not have heard before. But rest assured, Brave Exvius has some of the most masterful orchestral video game music you'll hear anywhere!

Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius - Noriyasu Agematsu - Square Enix - Andriod/iOS - 2015
-Great Voyage
-Moment of Recall
-To the Horizon
-Peaceful Village
-Rain in Forest
-The Ancient Life
-The Initiation
-Monument Valley
-Supreme Mission
-DUEL!!
-Onslaught
-Walkabout
-Joie de Vivre
-Mirage Palace
-Mystic Ruins
-The Ghostship
-Secrets in Her Eyes
-Celestial Battle
-Triumph of Destiny
-Force and Furious

Episode 183: Final Fantasy 4-6

This week, the guys conclude their 2-week Final Fantasy focus by exploring the 3 wonderful 16-bit scores to this series. This era sees Uematsu at arguably his creative peak. Enjoy this in-depth look at some of the most beloved SNES music ever composed.

Final Fantasy IV - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Super NES - 1991
-Theme of Love
-Welcome to Our Town
-Fight!
-Rydia
-The Dreadful Fight
-Epilogue (Part 2)
Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Super Famicom - 1992
-Ahead On Our Way
-Tenderness In the Air
-Reminiscence
-The Evil Lord Exdeath
-Battle with Gilgamesh
-Dear Friends
Final Fantasy VI - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Super NES - 1994
-Awakening
-Shadow
-The Phantom Forest
-The Wedding Waltz-Duel (Part 1)
-Grand Finale (Part 2)
-Searching for Friends
-Dancing Mad (Part 1)
-Dancing Mad (Part 2)

Episode 182: Final Fantasy 1-3

This week, the guys focus on the wonderful music to the first three Final Fantasy games! These wonderful 8-bit scores find Uematsu at his most catchy and simple. Enjoy some legendary early video game music that laid the framework for an entire series!

Final Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - NES - 1987
-Prelude
-Main Theme
-Town
-Ship
-Chaos Temple
-Gurgu Volcano
-Floating Ship
Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Famicom - 1988
-Rebel Army Theme
-Castle Pandemonium
-Cave Theme
-Emperor Battle
-Game Over
-Finale
Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Square - Famicom - 1990
-Alter Cave
-Cursed Town
-Battle Theme
-The Requiem
-Go Above the Clouds!
-The Boundless Ocean

Episode 114: Final Fantasy Vol. II

For the second time on the podcast, the guys enter the enormous musical world of Final Fantasy! Enjoy another focus on the music of the one and only Nobuo Uematsu. As well as a few other composers later in the series. Featuring tracks from 1987 all the way to 2013. Enjoy!

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Final Fantasy – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – NES – 1987
-Matoya’s Cave, Temple of Chaos
Final Fantasy VI – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – Super NES – 1994
-Awakening, Locke
Final Fantasy Legend III – Ryuji Sasai & Chihiro Fujioka – Square – Game Boy – 1993
-The Talon
Final Fantasy VIII – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – Playstation – 1999
-Liberi Fatali
Final Fantasy II – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – Famicom – 1988
-Castle Pandemonium
Final Fantasy Dimensions – Naoshi Mizuta – Square Enix – iOS – 2010
-The Cave Where Demons Lurk
Final Fantasy V – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – Super Famicom – 1992
-Tenderness in the Air, Dear Friends
Final Fantasy Mystic Quest – Ryuji Sasai – Square – SNES – 1992
-Battle 2
Final Fantasy Tactics – Hitoshi Sakimoto – Square – Playstation – 1997
-Desert Land
Final Fantasy IX – Nobuo Uematsu – Square Enix – PS1 – 2000
-Behind the Door
Final Fantasy IV – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – Super Famicom – 1991
-Fight One, Rydia, Cry in Sorrow (Part 2)
Final Fantasy X Piano Collection – Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu & Junya Nakano – Aki Kuroda
-Besaid Island
Final Fantasy XIII-2 – Naoshi Mizuta – Square Enix – PS3 – 2011
-Paradigm Shift
Final Fantasy III – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – Famicom – 1990
-Cursed Town
Final Fantasy VII – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – Playstation – 1997
-Cid’s Theme
Final Fantasy XI: Seekers of Adulin – Naoshi Mizuta – Square Enix – PS2/PS3 – 2013
-Steel Sings, Blades Dance
Final Fantasy Legend – Nobuo Uematsu – Square – Gameboy – 1989
-Town Theme