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Episode 48 – The Music of Final Fantasy VII (feat. Knight of the Round)

Episode 48 – The Music of Final Fantasy VII (feat. Knight of the Round)

Hailed as one of the greatest video game experiences ever, Final Fantasy VII was a game changer. It revolutionized the Japanese Role Playing Game market and the art of storytelling in a video game at the time of its released. Now, almost 23 years later, we are about to see a remade version of the game that captured our hearts back in 1997. But on the eve of Final Fantasy VII Remake’s release date, XVGM Radio sat down with Knight of the Round band member, Justin Taylor, to chat about the significance of the original game, it’s landmark music by Nobuo Uematsu, and showcase KotR’s latest release, a Metal-infused thematic cover album aptly titled: “SEVEN.” We’ll give you one guess what the theme is. From chatting about Cid’s character growth to the importance of Tifa in Mike’s teen years and Justin’s teenage confusion over numbering the Final Fantasy games back in the day. It’s a musical celebration of a true masterpiece, both musically and gameplay wise. Also, MAD Cait Sith hate!
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TRACK LISTING:

Final Fantasy VII – Sony Playstation, 1997
Composed By: Nobuo Uematsu
Arrangements/Covers by Knight of the Round

Intro – “Prelude”
Knight of the Round – “Opening/Bombing Mission”
1 – “Hurry!”
2 – “Tifa’s Theme”
3 – “Turk’s Theme”
4 – “Rufus Welcoming Ceremony”
5 – “Underneath The Rotting Pizza”
6 – “Jenova Absolute”
7 – “Crazy Motorcycle”
8 – “Cid’s Theme”
9 – “Fiddle de Chocobo”
10 – “Highwind Takes To The Skies”
Knight of the Round – “One Winged Angel”

Episode 6 – PS1

Episode 6 – PS1

U R NOT READY….er… E (some of you will see it and get it)…..but you will be after listening to these blasts from the 32-bit past! The first Sony Playstation (Also known as the PSOne or PS1,) had some of the greatest games to have been released during its generation, and with those stellar titles came music that would capture our hearts and engage our senses into overload. Mike and Justin help you return to the mid to late 90s with 10 tracks full of well known as well as obscure PS1 video game music to help you relive the days of turning your systems upside down when the discs read error popped up.

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Track Listing:

Intro – Pa Rappa the Rapper (1996) “Chop Chop Master Onion Rap” – Izumi Amano (music director)Tuttle & Dynamo – Electronic group, Yorihisa Suzuki, Kiyoshi Yoshida, Shige Kawagoe, Chris Parks, Ryu Watabe (aka Ryu)
1 – Future Cop L.A.P.D. (1998) “LAX Spaceport” – Dave O’ Neal
2 – Ghost in the Shell (1997) “Firecracker” – Mijk Van Dijk
3 – Rising Zan: The Samurai Gunman (1999) “Invincible Career” – Atsunori Namba, Yoshichika Shimamura
4 – Castlevania SOTN (1997) – “Tragic Prince” – Michiru Yamane
5 – MegaMan X4 (1997) “Jet Stingray” – Toshihiko Horiyama
6 – Crash Bandicoot 2 (1997) – “Crash Dash, Crash Crush, Unbearable Levels” – Mutato Muzika (Mark Mothersbaugh, Josh Mancell)
7 – The Granstream Saga (1997) “Spirit Ruins” – Masanori Hikichi, Miyoko Takaoka, Takako Ochiai, Kohei Tanaka (animation music)
8 – Resident Evil 2 (1998) “Credit of Whole Staff” – Masami Ueda
9 – Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure (1998) “Last Waltz” – Tenpei Sato
10 – Chocobo Racing (1999) – “Mysidia Sky Garden” (FFV Flying Dragon Theme) -(Original track- Nobuo Uematsu) Arrangement by Kenji ito.