Monday, February 1, 2010

SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs - Orchestral Edition

As the title suggests, this week on SuperPhillip's Favorite VGMs we're taking a listen to orchestral versions of some of my favorite video game tracks. This week in the pipeline we have Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Super Mario, and the Legend of Zelda. Like a conductor raising his baton, we're ready to begin!

v481. Final Fantasy VII - Opening ~ Bombing Mission (Live)

This piece comes from a concert that occurred in Los Angeles. It was all Final Fantasy music, and it was called More Friends, a play on Dear Friends from Final Fantasy V. This is the opening track of that concert-- Opening ~ Bombing Mission from Final Fantasy VII's beginning.

v482. Final Fantasy IX - Vamo Allo Flamenco (Live)

This next orchestrated piece comes from the 20022002 concert which was held on February 20th, 2002. A whole host of Final Fantasy themes were played, and Vama Allo Flamenco was the final piece performed. Looks like they saved the best for last!

v483. Kingdom Hearts - Hikari - Kingdom Orchestra Instrumental Version

Kingdom Hearts is one of those games on my backlog. I 100% completed its sequel, however. Don't ask me why. Anyway, I always loved the orchestrated version of Hikari, so what better time to share it than while I'm on a kick of orchestrated versions of songs? No time like the present they say!

v484. The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods - Hyrule Castle

The Legend of Zelda: Triforce of the Gods is known better to us Western gamers as A Link to the Past. This version of Hyrule Castle comes from a series of Japanese concerts that occurred in the mid-nineties. The five CDs for each yearly performance are extremely rare, so good luck with finding them legally!

v485. Super Mario 64 - Rainbow Cruise (Live)

This version of Super Mario 64's Rainbow Cruise comes from the Smashing Live soundtrack-- a Super Smash Bros. Melee themed orchestra concert. I got my copy from an issue of Nintendo Power. Great music. Track it down if you possibly can! Not my copy... someone else's!

Thanks for sharing this Monday evening with me. Stay tuned for the results of the Central City Census of January 2010 coming soon!

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