Orchestral celebration concert of Final Fantasy soon to be released on Blu-ray
As of this past Friday July 17th, Sony Computer Entertainment has commenced exclusive distribution of the official video recording of “Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy the Journey of 100” concert. This was the 100th performance of the Final Fantasy series’ 20th anniversary celebration orchestra concert tour “Distant Worlds", featuring unique content to commemorate the tour's long run.
The film is a complete recording of the whole concert, organized into two parts.
It begins with “Prelude” which should be familiar to game music fans, and finishes with a world premiere encore performance of the FFVII song “Jenova Absolute/Complete.” This performance also includes highlights such as “Battle Medley 2012 (FFI~FFXIV)” which is especially popular with players, the FFIX song “Melodies of Life” sung by Shiratori Emiko, the FFXII song “Kiss Me Good-Bye” sung by Susan Calloway, and the famous piece from newest work in the series Final Fantassy XIV’s “Torn from the Heavens.”
With the addition of orchestra’s elegant musical performance, this is a beautiful compilation that truly brings the games to life.
Tracklist for “Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy the Journey of 100”:
- Prelude (Final Fantasy Series)
- Liberi Fatali (Final Fantasy VIII)
- Victory Theme (Final Fantasy Series)
- Balance is Restored (Final Fantasy VI)
- F.F.VII Main Theme (Final Fantasy VII)
- Kiss Me Good-Bye (Final Fantasy XII) – Vocals by Susan Calloway
- Rose of May (Final Fantasy IX)
- Character Theme Medley (Final Fantasy VI)
- Balamb GARDEN – Ami (Final Fantasy VIII)
- Fabula Nova Crystallis (Final Fantasy XIII)
- One-Winged Angel (Final Fantasy VII)
- Song of Prayer (Final Fantasy X)
- To Zanarkand (Final Fantasy X)
- Torn from the Heavens (Final Fantasy XIV)
- A Place to Call Home ~ Melodies of Life (Final Fantasy IX) – Vocals by Shiratori Emiko
- Swing de Chocobo (Final Fantasy Series)
- Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy Series)
- Final Fantasy (Final Fantasy Series)
- Jenova Absolute/Complete (Final Fantasy VII)
The concert recording is currently available as a digital download from the Japanese Playstation Store. However, the Blu-ray of the performance will go on sale August 19th.