London Symphony Orchestra covers classic Final Fantasy VII song

Final Fantasy VII music performed by some of the best musicians in the world is simply amazing.

Legendary Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu went into Abbey Road Studios earlier this year to record some of the Final Fantasy series most iconic and classic songs to make a new record that is intended to be released on September 16 as an audio Blu-Ray.

We got a sneak preview today of some of the work that went on in the studios with Uematsu and it is nothing short of captivating. The Orchestra flawlessly performs the memorable Final Fantasy VII piece, "Words Drowned by Fireworks" that is sure to have fans swept away in blissful waves of nostalgia.

It was also recently announced that the London Symphony Orchestra will be returning to London on September 12 for a second round of the Final Symphony tour. This tour celebrates Final Fantasy music and highlights pieces from almost all of the games and even features series composer Nobuo Uematsu himself talking about his career and taking questions before the performance.

Here is the original piece from the original game for reference:

Let us know what you think in the comments below. Do you prefer the simplicity and charm of the original or the bombastic rendition from the Orchestra?

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Lover of all things media, especially music and video games. Been playing drums in the Philadelphia pop-punk scene for years. Final Fantasy VII, Bioshock, GTA V, The Legend of Zelda & Super Smash Bros. are among my favorite games, so I'm all over the place. When I'm not gaming or playing music I'm usually watching way too much anime. Let's talk about stuff!

Published Aug. 17th 2015

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