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Distant Worlds and A New World Collections: music from FINAL FANTASY VIII

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Riko I swear to Goddess, I have never clicked on something so fast! This new Susan Calloway rendition of “ Eyes on Me” alone is worth the $8.50. Anyway, inevitable comparison to original Fay Wong version. This one gives all the feels in a powerful “ Let it Go” HD sort of way, every note perfectly enunciated while the original had a soft, longing tone that came naturally from Miss Wong’s Asian accent. (Ie: “ tiny little bar” vs “ tiny leeteh bah”) Overall conclusion: absolutely worth Favorite track: Eyes On Me (FINAL FANTASY VIII).
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odd_drummer I'd love to know what was going on in Nobuo Uematsu's mind when he composed this perfect track. What did the developers tell him? It's such an epic opening to the game. Favorite track: Liberi Fatali (FINAL FANTASY VIII).
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strange_vision I love Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy VIII in particular. If you already have all the other tracks then this it's still worth getting this beautiful new version of Eyes On Me. Favorite track: Eyes On Me (FINAL FANTASY VIII).
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This newly remastered collection features every song from FINAL FANTASY VIII that Distant Worlds and A New World have recorded to date. And only available on this album: an exclusive, brand-new recording of Nobuo Uematsu's "Eyes On Me", featuring vocalist Susan Calloway. Relive your favorite FINAL FANTASY VIII musical moments!


released March 23, 2021

Music composed by: Nobuo Uematsu
Executive producer: Arnie Roth
Music director, conductor and producer: Arnie Roth
Associate music director and co-producer: Eric Roth

Performed by: Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 1, 3, 5, 8, 9)
Allmänna Sången (tracks 1 & 8)
Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra (tracks 2, 6, 10)
The New World Players (track 5)
Navarra String Quartet (track 7)
Additional timpani and percussion: Jeffrey Handley, Edward Harrison, Brandon Podjasek
Vocal soloist: Susan Calloway (track 10)

Orchestra arrangements by: Shiro Hamaguchi, Sachiko Miyano, Tsutomu Narita, Arnie Roth, Eric Roth

Recorded and mixed at: Stockholm Konserthus, The Dvorak Hall Rudolfinum, LSO St. Luke’s, AWR Music Studio
Sound engineers, assistant engineers, and additional recording by: Nilento Studios, Cenda Kotzmann, Oldrich Slezak, Jonathan Allen of Abbey Road Studios Mobile, John Barrett, Mathew Prock

Editing and mixing by: Mathew Prock, Arnie Roth, Eric Roth

Mastering by: Mathew Prock

High resolution recording at 88.2khz / 24bit

AWR Music production team and music library: Laura Adkins, Leanne Araya, Eliza Bangert, Sally Hausken, Fritz Hocking, Eric Roth, Marcy Roth

Published worldwide by Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Original publisher SQUARE ENIX CO., LTD.


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