Discography of Final Fantasy VII

Discography of Final Fantasy VII

The music of the video game "Final Fantasy VII" was composed by regular series composer Nobuo Uematsu. "Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack", a compilation of all the music in the game, was initially released as a soundtrack album on four CDs by DigiCube in 1997, while a selection of tracks from the album was released in the single-disc "Final Fantasy VII Reunion Tracks" by DigiCube that same year. "Piano Collections Final Fantasy VII", an album of piano arrangements of select pieces from the soundtrack, was released in 2003 by DigiCube, and Square Enix reprinted all three albums in 2004. These are to date the only albums that Uematsu has been the sole composer; his role for the majority of the subsequent albums has been filled by Masashi Hamauzu and Takeharu Ishimoto.

Beginning with the animated movie "Advent Children", Square Enix produced a collection of media centered around the game and world of "Final Fantasy VII" entitled the "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII". The company created a soundtrack album for each of the items of that collection, starting with the "Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Original Soundtrack" in 2005. The following year, Nippon Crown released "Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack" to correspond with the ' video game, while Square Enix launched the download-only album "Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Multiplayer Mode Original Sound Collections", a collection of music from the Japan-only multiplayer mode of the game. After the launch of the ' video game in 2007, Warner Music Japan produced the album "Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack". The latest album in the collection, "Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII & Last Order: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack", was launched by Square Enix that same year as a combined soundtrack album for the game ' and the animated movie '.

The original music received very positive reviews from critics, who found many of the tunes to be memorable. The reception for the other "Final Fantasy VII" albums as well as the soundtracks of the "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII" has been mixed, with reactions ranging from enthusiastic praise to disappointment. Several pieces from the soundtrack, particularly "One-Winged Angel" and "Aerith's Theme", remain popular today, and have been performed numerous times in orchestral concert series such as the "Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy" concert series and the "" concert series. Music from the soundtrack has been published in arranged albums and compilations by Square as well as outside groups.

Creation and development

Nobuo Uematsu composed and produced the music of "Final Fantasy VII" in less than one year, although he had taken two years to create the soundtrack for the previous title, "Final Fantasy VI". "Final Fantasy VII" was the first game of the series to be developed for the PlayStation, and while the media capabilities of the PlayStation allowed for CD quality music, Uematsu opted instead to use MIDI sounds.cite web | author=Gann, Patrick; Schweitzer, Ben| title=Final Fantasy VII OST| date=2006-06-17 | publisher=RPGFan | url=http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/ff7ost/index.html | accessdate=2008-07-28] The first piece of music that Uematsu composed for the game was the opening theme; game director Yoshinori Kitase showed him the opening cinematic to the game and asked him to begin the project there. The track was well received in the company, and Uematsu took it as a good sign for the success of the project as a whole.cite web| title= A Day in the Life of Final Fantasy's Nobuo Uematsu| author=Mielke, James| url= http://www.1up.com/do/feature?pager.offset=0&cId=3166165| publisher= 1UP.com| date=2008-02-15| accessdate= 2008-08-05] He later stated in the liner notes for the soundtrack album that the music for "Final Fantasy VII" was his "greatest harvest" to date. [Nobuo Uematsu. "Final Fantasy VII Original Sound Track" liner notes. DigiCube. 1997-02-10. SSCX-10004. [http://chudahs-corner.com/liners/index.php?catalog=SSCX-10004 transcript] . Retrieved on 2008-08-18.]

"Final Fantasy VII" was the first game in the series to include a track with digitized vocals, "One-Winged Angel", which has been described as Uematsu's "most recognizable contribution" to the music of the "Final Fantasy" series. The lyrics of the song, a Latin choral track which plays at the climax of the game, were taken from the medieval poetry Carl Orff based his "Carmina Burana" on, respectively the songs "Estuans Interius", "O Fortuna", "Veni, Veni, Venias" and "Ave Formosissima". [cite web| title= One Winged Angel Translation and Background| author=Ashmore, Patrick| url= http://www.rpgamer.com/games/ff/ff7/text/info/owainfo.txt| publisher=RPGamer| accessdate= 2008-08-08] Uematsu has stated in interviews that the intro of "One-Winged Angel" is based on Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze", and that despite the chorus and orchestra, he still thinks of the song as a "rock piece". [cite web|url=http://www.square-enix.com/na/dvd/ | title=Final Fantasy VII Advent Children DVD - "The Distance" feature |publisher=Square Enix North America | author=Square Enix | year=2006| accessdate=2007-03-08] There was a plan to use a "famous vocalist" for the ending song as a "theme song" for the game, but the plans were dropped due to time constraints and thematic concerns.Special Interview of Nobuo by Yoshitake Maeda. Final Fantasy VIII Original Soundtrack (Limited Edition) liner notes. DigiCube. 1999-03-01. SSCX-10028. [http://www.nobuouematsu.com/yosh.html transcript] . Retrieved on 2008-07-29] Uematsu has said that the soundtrack has a feel of "realism", which prevented him from using "exorbitant, crazy music",cite web| title= Nobuo Uematsu Interview| url= http://www.rpgamer.com/news/Q3-2000/070800b.html| publisher= RPGamer|date= 2000-07-08| accessdate= 2008-08-05] and that his favorite tune from the soundtrack is "One-Winged Angel". [cite web| title= Focus On: Final Fantasy composer Nobuo Uematsu| url= http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/focus-on-final-fantasy-composer-nobuo-uematsu| author= Bramwell, Tom; Fahey, Rob| publisher= Eurogamer| date=2005-02-25| accessdate= 2008-08-05]

Albums

Original Soundtrack

Infobox Album
Name = Final Fantasy VII
Original Soundtrack
Type = soundtrack
Artist = Nobuo Uematsu


Cover size = 150
Released = February 10, 1997
May 10, 2004 (reissue)
Recorded = Sound City, Tokyo
Length = 73:59 (disc one)
63:34 (disc two)
73:24 (disc three)
68:56 (disc four)
Label = DigiCube
Square Enix (reissue)
Producer = Nobuo Uematsu
Minoru Akao
Reviews =
Misc =
"Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack" is a soundtrack album containing musical tracks from the game, composed by Nobuo Uematsu and produced by Uematsu and Minoru Akao. It was originally released on February 10, 1997 through DigiCube and later reissued directly by Square Enix on May 10, 2004. The soundtrack spans 85 tracks over four discs and has a combined duration of 4:39:53. The original release has the catalog number of SSCX-10004, and the re-release has the catalog numbers of SQEX-10001~4. Additionally, a limited edition was produced along with the original album, containing illustrated liner notes with several pictures of Uematsu's workspace and personal effects, various cut scenes and in-game screen shots from the game, and a discography. This version has the catalog number of SSCX-10003.

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Track listingTaken from the album's iTunes release. Retrieved on 2008-08-10.] tracklist
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headline = Disc one

title1 = The Prelude
note1 = nihongo2|プレリュード "Pureryūdo"
length1 = 3:12

title2 = Opening - Bombing Mission
note2 = nihongo2|オープニング~爆破ミッション "Ōpuningu ~ Bakuha Misshon"
length2 = 3:59

title3 = Mako Reactor
note3 = nihongo2|魔晄炉 "Makō Ro"
length3 = 3:26

title4 = Heart of Anxiety
note4 = nihongo2|不安な心 "Fuan na Kokoro"
length4 = 4:00

title5 = Tifa's Theme
note5 = nihongo2|ティファのテーマ "Tifa no Tēma"
length5 = 5:23

title6 = Barret's Theme
note6 = nihongo2|バレットのテーマ "Baretto no Tēma"
length6 = 3:22

title7 = Hurry!
note7 = nihongo2|急げ! "Isoge!"
length7 = 2:25

title8 = Lurking in the Darkness
note8 = nihongo2|闇に潜む "Yami ni Hisomu"
length8 = 2:26

title9 = Shinra Company
note9 = nihongo2|神羅カンパニー "Shinra Kanpanī"
length9 = 4:13

title10 = Let the Battles Begin!
note10 = nihongo2|闘う者達 "Tatakau Monotachi", lit. "Those Who Fight"
length10 = 2:38

title11 = Fanfare
note11 = nihongo2|ファンファーレ "Fanfāre"
length11 = 0:53

title12 = Flowers Blooming in the Church
note12 = nihongo2|教会に咲く花 "Kyōkai ni Saku Hana"
length12 = 5:09

title13 = Turks' Theme
note13 = nihongo2|タークスのテーマ "Tākusu no Tēma"
length13 = 2:20

title14 = Under the Rotting Pizza
note14 = nihongo2|腐ったピザの下で "Kusatta Piza no Shita De"
length14 = 3:21

title15 = The Oppressed
note15 = nihongo2|虐げられた民衆 "Shiitagerareta Minshū"
length15 = 2:34

title16 = Honeybee Inn
note16 = nihongo2|蜜蜂の館 "Mitsubachi no Kan"
length16 = 4:22

title17 = Who...Are You?
note17 = nihongo2|お前は…誰だ "Omae wa... Dare Da"
length17 = 1:20

title18 = Don of the Slums
note18 = nihongo2|スラムのドン "Suramu no Don"
length18 = 2:10

title19 = Infiltrating Shinra
note19 = nihongo2|神羅ビル潜入 "Shinra Biru Sennyū"
length19 = 3:51

title20 = Fight On!
note20 = nihongo2|更に闘う者達 "Sarani Tatakau Monotachi", lit. "Those Who Fight Further"
length20 = 3:22

title21 = Red XIII's Theme
note21 = nihongo2|レッドXIIIのテーマ "Reddo XIII no Tēma"
length21 = 1:26

title22 = Crazy Motorcycle
note22 = nihongo2|クレイジーモーターサイクル "Kureijī Mōtāsaikuru"
length22 = 4:47

title23 = Dear to the Heart
note23 = nihongo2|想いを胸に "Omoi o Mune Ni"
length23 = 2:11

tracklist
collapsed = yes
headline = Disc two

title1 = Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII
note1 = nihongo2|F.F.VIIメインテーマ "F. F. VII Mein Tēma"
length1 = 6:31

title2 = On Our Way
note2 = nihongo2|旅の途中で "Tabi no Tochū De"
length2 = 3:42

title3 = Good Night, Until Tomorrow
note3 = nihongo2|お休み,また明日 "Oyasumi, Mata Ashita"
length3 = 0:08

title4 = On That Day, Five Years Ago
note4 = nihongo2|5年前のあの日 "Gonen Mae no ano Hi"
length4 = 3:09

title5 = Farm Boy
note5 = nihongo2|牧場の少年 "Bokujō no Shōnen"
length5 = 2:53

title6 = Waltz de Chocobo
note6 = nihongo2|ワルツ・デ・チョコボ "Warutsu de Chokobo"
length6 = 0:35

title7 = Electric de Chocobo
note7 = nihongo2|エレキ・デ・チョコボ "Ereki de Chokobo"
length7 = 3:44

title8 = Cinco de Chocobo
note8 = nihongo2|シンコ・デ・チョコボ "Shinko de Chokobo"
length8 = 3:24

title9 = In Search of the Man in Black
note9 = nihongo2|黒マントの男を追え "Kuro Manto no Otoko o Oe"
length9 = 3:02

title10 = Fort Condor
note10 = nihongo2|鷺の砦 "Sagi no Toride"
length10 = 3:51

title11 = Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony
note11 = nihongo2|ルーファウス歓迎式典 "Rūfausu Kangei Shikiten"
length11 = 2:09

title12 = It's Hard to Stand on Both Feet!
note12 = nihongo2|二本足で立つのも難しいものだな "Nihon Ashi de Tatsu no mo Muzukashii Mono da na"
length12 = 3:23

title13 = Trail of Blood
note13 = nihongo2|血の跡 "Chi no Ato"
length13 = 4:04

title14 = Jenova
note14 = nihongo2|J-E-N-O-V-A
length14 = 2:18

title15 = Continue
note15 = nihongo2|つづきから "Tsuzuki Kara"
length15 = 0:31

title16 = Costa del Sol
note16 = nihongo2|太陽の海岸 "Taiyō no Kaigan"
length16 = 2:23

title17 = Mark of a Traitor
note17 = nihongo2|裏切り者の烙印 "Uragirimono no Rakuin"
length17 = 3:33

title18 = Mining Town
note18 = nihongo2|炭坑の街 "Tankō no Machi"
length18 = 3:03

title19 = Gold Saucer
note19 = nihongo2|ゴールドソーサー "Gōrudo Sōsā"
length19 = 1:55

title20 = Cait Sith's Theme
note20 = nihongo2|ケット・シーのテーマ "Ketto Shī no Tēma"
length20 = 3:24

title21 = Desert Wasteland
note21 = nihongo2|砂の流刑地 "Suna no Ryūkeichi"
length21 = 5:42

tracklist
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headline = Disc three

title1 = Cosmo Canyon
note1 = nihongo2|星降る峡谷 "Hoshi Furu Kyōkoku"
length1 = 3:38

title2 = Lifestream
note2 = nihongo2|生命の流れ "Seimei no Nagare"
length2 = 4:10

title3 = The Great Warrior
note3 = nihongo2|偉大なる戦士 "Idai naru Senshi"
length3 = 3:22

title4 = Descendant of Shinobi
note4 = nihongo2|忍びの末裔 "Shinobi no Matsuei"
length4 = 3:00

title5 = Those Chosen by the Planet
note5 = nihongo2|星に選ばれし者 "Hoshi ni Erabareshi Mono"
length5 = 3:39

title6 = The Nightmare Begins
note6 = nihongo2|悪夢の始まり "Akumu no Hajimari"
length6 = 2:58

title7 = Cid's Theme
note7 = nihongo2|シドのテーマ "Shido no Tēma"
length7 = 3:02

title8 = Steal the Tiny Bronco!
note8 = nihongo2|タイニーブロンコを奪え! "Tainī Buronko o Ubae!"
length8 = 1:19

title9 = Wutai
note9 = nihongo2|ウータイ "Ūtai"
length9 = 4:27

title10 = Stolen Materia
note10 = nihongo2|マテリアいただき "Materia Itadaki"
length10 = 1:37

title11 = Racing Chocobos - Place Your Bets!
note11 = nihongo2|本命穴チョコボ "Honmei Ana Chokobo"
length11 = 1:50

title12 = Fiddle de Chocobo
note12 = nihongo2|フィドル・デ・チョコボ "Fidoru de Chokobo"
length12 = 2:57

title13 = Jackpot!
note13 = nihongo2|大当たりぃ~ "Ōatarī~"
length13 = 0:44

title14 = Tango of Tears
note14 = nihongo2|涙のタンゴ "Namida no Tango"
length14 = 0:47

title15 = Debut
note15 = nihongo2|初舞台 "Hatsu Butai"
length15 = 2:37

title16 = Words Drowned by Fireworks
note16 = nihongo2|花火に消された言葉 "Hanabi ni Kesareta Kotoba"
length16 = 3:01

title17 = Forested Temple
note17 = nihongo2|樹海の神殿 "Jukai no Shinden"
length17 = 3:51

title18 = Listen to the Cries of the Planet
note18 = nihongo2|星の声が聞こえる "Hoshi no Koe ga Kikoeru"
length18 = 3:51

title19 = Aeris's Theme
note19 = nihongo2|エアリスのテーマ "Earisu no Tēma"
length19 = 4:55

title20 = Buried in Snow
note20 = nihongo2|雪に閉ざされて "Yuki ni Tozasarete"
length20 = 4:54

title21 = The North Cave
note21 = nihongo2|北の大空洞 "Kita no Daikūdō"
length21 = 7:15

title22 = Reunion
note22 = nihongo2|リユニオン "Riyunion"
length22 = 3:46

title23 = Who... Am I?
note23 = nihongo2|俺は...誰だ "Ore wa... Dare da"
length23 = 1:34

tracklist
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headline = Disc four

title1 = Shinra's Full-Scale Assault
note1 = nihongo2|神羅軍総攻撃 "Shinra Gunsō Kōgeki"
length1 = 2:43

title2 = Attack of the Weapon
note2 = nihongo2|ウェポン襲来 "Wepon Shūrai"
length2 = 2:46

title3 = The Highwind Takes to the Skies
note3 = nihongo2|空駆けるハイウィンド "Sora Kakeru Haiwindo"
length3 = 3:46

title4 = Secret of the Deep Sea
note4 = nihongo2|深海に眠る秘密"Shinkai ni Nemuru Himitsu"
length4 = 4:10

title5 = Provincial Town
note5 = nihongo2|偏狭の村 "Henkyō no Mura"
length5 = 2:20

title6 = From the Edge of Despair
note6 = nihongo2|絶望の淵から "Zetsubō no Fuchi Kara"
length6 = 4:30

title7 = Other Side of the Mountain
note7 = nihongo2|山の向こうに "Yama no Mukō Ni"
length7 = 2:32

title8 = Hurry Up!
note8 = nihongo2|もっと急げ! "Motto Isoge!"
length8 = 2:51

title9 = Launching a Dream into Space
note9 = nihongo2|宇宙への夢 "Uchū e no Yume"
length9 = 3:10

title10 = Countdown
note10 = nihongo2|秒読み開始 "Byōyomi Kaishi"
length10 = 0:49

title11 = Open Your Heart
note11 = nihongo2|心開けば "Kokoro Akeba"
length11 = 2:57

title12 = Mako Cannon - The Destruction of Shinra
note12 = nihongo2|魔晄キャノン発射~神羅爆発 "Makō Kyanon Hassha ~ Shinra Bakuhatsu"
length12 = 1:28

title13 = Judgment Day
note13 = nihongo2|最期の日 "Saigo no Hi"
length13 = 3:54

title14 = Jenova Complete
note14 = nihongo2|完全なるジェノヴァ "Kanzen naru Jenova"
length14 = 3:56

title15 = Birth of a God
note15 = nihongo2|神の誕生 "Kami no Tanjō"
length15 = 3:57

title16 = One-Winged Angel
note16 = nihongo2|片翼の天使 "Katayoku no Tenshi"
length16 = 6:54

title17 = The Planet's Crisis
note17 = nihongo2|星の危機 "Hoshi no Kiki"
length17 = 9:44

title18 = Staff Roll
note18 = nihongo2|スタッフロール "Sutaffu Rōru"
length18 = 6:19

Reunion Tracks

Infobox Album
Name = Final Fantasy VII
Reunion Tracks
Type = soundtrack
Artist = Nobuo Uematsu


Cover size =
Released = October 22, 1997
February 23, 2005 (reissue)
Recorded =
Length = 72:24
Label = DigiCube
Square Enix (reissue)
Producer = Shirou Hamaguchi
Reviews =
"Final Fantasy VII Reunion Tracks" is a single-disc album that comprises a selection of tracks from the "Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack". It was initially released through DigiCube on October 22, 1997 and later reissued by Square Enix on February 23, 2005. While the record was never published outside of Japan, the music is available in the North American iTunes Store. All of the pieces are the same as on the "Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack" except for "Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII", "One-Winged Angel", and "Aeris's Theme", which were fully re-recorded with an orchestra and choir. Some versions of the album also contain a hidden track, which can be accessed by rewinding from the start of the album. This track is an instrumental version of "One-Winged Angel", without the choir. The new arrangements were created by Shirou Hamaguchi. The album spans 1:12:24 over 19 tracks, and the original release has a catalog number of SSCX-10012, while the newer version has a catalog number of SQEX-10042.cite web | author=Gann, Patrick| title=Final Fantasy VII Reunion Tracks| date=2000-06-23 | publisher=RPGFan | url=http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/ff7reunion/index.html | accessdate=2008-07-28]

tracklist
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headline = Track listing

title1 = Opening - Bombing Mission
note1 = nihongo2|オープニング~爆破ミッション "Ōpuningu ~ Bakuha Misshon"
length1 = 3:59

title2 = Cosmo Canyon
note2 = nihongo2|星降る峡谷 "Hoshi Furu Kyōkoku"
length2 = 3:36

title3 = Fight On!
note3 = nihongo2|更に闘う者達 "Sarani Tatakau Monotachi", lit. "Those Who Fight Further"
length3 = 3:34

title4 = Farm Boy
note4 = nihongo2|牧場の少年 "Bokujō no Shōnen"
length4 = 3:34

title5 = Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony
note5 = nihongo2|ルーファウス歓迎式典 "Rūfausu Kangei Shikiten"
length5 = 2:15

title6 = Electric de Chocobo
note6 = nihongo2|エレキ・デ・チョコボ "Ereki de Chokobo"
length6 = 4:03

title7 = Honeybee Inn
note7 = nihongo2|蜜蜂の館 "Mitsubachi no Kan"
length7 = 3:53

title8 = Cid's Theme
note8 = nihongo2|シドのテーマ "Shido no Tēma"
length8 = 3:12

title9 = Forested Temple
note9 = nihongo2|樹海の神殿 "Jukai no Shinden"
length9 = 3:52

title10 = Let the Battles Begin!
note10 = nihongo2|闘う者達 "Tatakau Monotachi", lit. "Those Who Fight"
length10 = 2:48

title11 = On Our Way
note11 = nihongo2|旅の途中で "Tabi no Tochū De"
length11 = 3:45

title12 = Gold Saucer
note12 = nihongo2|ゴールドソーサー "Gōrudo Sōsā"
length12 = 1:59

title13 = Crazy Motorcycle
note13 = nihongo2|クレイジーモーターサイクル "Kureijī Mōtāsaikuru"
length13 = 3:38

title14 = Cait Sith's Theme
note14 = nihongo2|ケット・シーのテーマ "Ketto Shī no Tēma"
length14 = 3:35

title15 = Descendant of Shinobi
note15 = nihongo2|忍びの末裔 "Shinobi no Matsuei"
length15 = 2:46

title16 = Jenova
note16 = nihongo2|J-E-N-O-V-A
length16 = 2:35

title17 = Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII
note17 = nihongo2|F.F.VIIメインテーマ "F. F. VII Mein Tēma"
length17 = 6:29

title18 = One-Winged Angel
note18 = nihongo2|片翼の天使 "Katayoku no Tenshi"
length18 = 4:27

title19 = Aeris's Theme
note19 = nihongo2|エアリスのテーマ "Earisu no Tēma"
length19 = 5:01

Piano Collections

Infobox Album
Name = Piano Collections
Final Fantasy VII
Type = soundtrack
Artist = Nobuo Uematsu


Cover size =
Released = December 3, 2003
May 10, 2004 (reissue)
Recorded = Victor Studio 302st. Tokyo
Length = 47:37
Label = DigiCube
Square Enix (reissue)
Producer =
Reviews =
"Piano Collections Final Fantasy VII" is an album of piano arrangements of selected "Final Fantasy VII" pieces composed by Nobuo Uematsu, arranged by Shiro Hamaguchi, and performed by Seiji Honda. The album was released through DigiCube on December 3, 2003 with the catalog number SSCX-10111 and later reissued by Square Enix on May 10, 2004 with the catalog number SQEX-10020. It covers a duration of 47:37 over 13 tracks.cite web | author=Gann, Patrick | title=Piano Collections Final Fantasy VII| date=2004-02-25 | url=http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/ff7piano/index.html | publisher=RPGFan | accessdate=2008-07-28]

tracklist
collapsed = yes
headline = Track listing

title1 = Tifa's Theme
note1 = nihongo2|ティファのテーマ "Tifa no Tēma"
length1 = 4:22

title2 = Main Theme of Final Fantasy VII
note2 = nihongo2|F.F.VIIメインテーマ "F. F. VII Mein Tēma"
length2 = 4:27

title3 = Cinco de Chocobo
note3 = nihongo2|シンコ・デ・チョコボ "Shinko de Chokobo"
length3 = 2:19

title4 = On Our Way
note4 = nihongo2|旅の途中で "Tabi no Tochū De"
length4 = 4:05

title5 = Let the Battles Begin!
note5 = nihongo2|闘う者達 "Tatakau Monotachi", lit. "Those Who Fight"
length5 = 3:57

title6 = Cosmo Canyon
note6 = nihongo2|星降る峡谷 "Hoshi Furu Kyōkoku"
length6 = 4:38

title7 = Gold Saucer
note7 = nihongo2|ゴールドソーサー "Gōrudo Sōsā"
length7 = 2:28

title8 = Farm Boy
note8 = nihongo2|牧場の少年 "Bokujō no Shōnen"
length8 = 3:33

title9 = Rufus's Welcoming Ceremony
note9 = nihongo2|ルーファウス歓迎式典 "Rūfausu Kangei Shikiten"
length9 = 3:03

title10 = Jenova
note10 = nihongo2|J-E-N-O-V-A
length10 = 2:23

title11 = Aeris's Theme
note11 = nihongo2|エアリスのテーマ "Earisu no Tēma"
length11 = 4:06

title12 = One-Winged Angel
note12 = nihongo2|片翼の天使 "Katayoku no Tenshi"
length12 = 4:49

title13 = Descendant of Shinobi
note13 = nihongo2|忍びの末裔 "Shinobi no Matsuei"
length13 = 3:20

Advent Children Original Soundtrack

Infobox Album
Name = Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Original Soundtrack
Type = Soundtrack
Artist = Nobuo Uematsu, Keiji Kawamori, Kenichiro Fukui, and Tsuyoshi Sekito


Cover size =
Released = September 28, 2005
Recorded =
Length = 39:07 (disc one)
42:34 (disc two)
Label = Square Enix
Producer =
Reviews =
"Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Original Soundtrack" is the soundtrack of "Final Fantasy VII Advent Children", the computer-generated movie sequel to the original game. It was released on September 28, 2005, containing new material created specifically for the movie, as well as arrangements of tunes from the "Final Fantasy VII" soundtrack. The tracks were composed by Nobuo Uematsu, Keiji Kawamori, Kenichiro Fukui, and Tsuyoshi Sekito, and arranged by Kenichiro Fukui, Tsuyoshi Sekito, Keiji Kawamori, Shiro Hamaguchi, and Kazuhiko Toyama. The ending theme "Calling" was written and performed by former Boøwy vocalist Kyosuke Himuro. The album spans 26 tracks on 2 discs, covers a duration of 1:21:41, and has the catalog numbers of SQEX-10051~2. In addition to the regular release, a limited edition was produced. It contained alternate cover art featuring the "Advent Children" renditions of Cloud Strife and Sephiroth and a ten-page booklet containing credits and lyrics.cite web | author=Gann, Patrick | title=Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children OST| date=2005-10-30 | url=http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/ff7ac/index.html | publisher=RPGFan | accessdate=2008-07-28]

Track listingtracklist
collapsed = yes
headline = Disc one

title1 = Opening
length1 = 1:31

title2 = The Promised Land
note2 = nihongo2|約束の地~The Promised Land~ "Yakusoku no Chi ~The Promised Land~"
length2 = 2:52

title3 = Beyond the Wasteland
length3 = 4:14

title4 = Sign
length4 = 1:49

title5 = Tifa's Theme (Piano Version)
note5 = nihongo2|ティファのテーマ (Piano Version) "Tifa no Tēma (Piano Version)"
length5 = 4:23

title6 = For the Reunion
length6 = 2:32

title7 = Let the Battles Begin! (Piano Version)
note7 = nihongo2|闘う者達 (Piano Version) "Tatakau Monotachi (Piano Version)"
length7 = 4:00

title8 = Water
length8 = 2:21

title9 = Materia
length9 = 0:53

title10 = Black Water
length10 = 2:40

title11 = Aerith's Theme (Piano Version)
note11 = nihongo2|エアリスのテーマ (Piano Version) "Earisu no Tēma (Piano Version)"
length11 = 4:07

title12 = Battle in the Forgotten City
length12 = 3:25

title13 = Violator
length13 = 2:35

title14 = The North Cave (FFVII AC Version)
note14 = nihongo2|北の大空洞 (FFVII AC Version) "Kita no Daikūdō (FFVII AC Version)"
length14 = 1:52

tracklist
collapsed = yes
headline = Disc two

title1 = Divinity I
note1 = nihongo2|天来~Divinity I~ "Tenrai ~Divinity I~"
length1 = 2:58

title2 = Let the Battles Begin! (FFVII AC Version)
note2 = nihongo2|闘う者達 (FFVII AC Version) "Tatakau Monotachi (FFVII AC Version)"
length2 = 2:04

title3 = Fight On! (FFVII AC Version)
note3 = nihongo2|更に闘う者達 (FFVII AC Version) "Sarani Tatakau Monotachi (FFVII AC Version)"
length3 = 4:28

title4 = Divinity II
note4 = nihongo2|天来~Divinity II~ "Tenrai ~Dvinity II~"
length4 = 3:39

title5 = Encounter
length5 = 0:57

title6 = The Chase of Highway
length6 = 4:38

title7 = Savior
length7 = 2:20

title8 = Jenova (FFVII AC Version)
note8 = nihongo2|J-E-N-O-V-A (FFVII AC version)
length8 = 2:50

title9 = Advent: One-Winged Angel
note9 = nihongo2|再臨:片翼の天使~Advent: One-Winged Angel~ "Sairin: Katayoku no Tenshi ~Advent: One-Winged Angel~"
length9 = 6:11

title10 = Cloud Smiles
length10 = 3:33

title11 = End Credits
length11 = 5:40

title12 = Calling
length12 = 5:03

Dirge of Cerberus Original Soundtrack

Infobox Album
Name = Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack
Type = Soundtrack
Artist = Masashi Hamauzu


Cover size =
Released = February 15, 2006
Recorded =
Length = 70:53 (disc one)
63:29 (disc two)
Label = Nippon Crown
Producer = Yoshihisa Hirano
Reviews =
"Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack" is the soundtrack of the "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII" game "". The tracks were composed by Masashi Hamauzu and orchestrations were provided by Yoshihisa Hirano. Koji Haishima conducted the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, which performed the music for around half of the album. The soundtrack also contains the songs "Longing" and "Redemption" by Japanese rock musician Gackt, and was released through the artist's current label, Nippon Crown. The album was launched on February 15, 2006, and spans 53 tracks over 2 discs, covering a duration of 2:14:22. The regular release has the catalog numbers of CRCP-40139~40, while the limited edition has the catalog numbers of CRCP-40137~8. The limited edition of the soundtrack includes a case which is designed to hold the soundtrack, along with the game disc and the limited edition of the "Redemption" single and associated DVD, although these other items are not included with the album.cite web | author=Winkler, Chris | title=Dirge of Cerberus -Final Fantasy VII- OST| date=2006-03-26 | url=http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/ff7doc/index.html | publisher=RPGFan | accessdate=2008-07-28]

Track listingtracklist
collapsed = yes
headline = Disc one

title1 = Flicker
length1 = 1:28

title2 = Calm Before the Storm
length2 = 2:20

title3 = Trigger Situation
length3 = 2:04

title4 = Prologue of "Dirge of Cerberus"
length4 = 2:46

title5 = Fragment of Memory
length5 = 4:00

title6 = Fearful Happening
length6 = 3:53

title7 = WRO March
length7 = 2:22

title8 = Azul the Cerulean
length8 = 2:15

title9 = Fight Tune "Arms of Shinra"
length9 = 3:12

title10 = Abhorrence Whirls
length10 = 3:43

title11 = Silent Edge
length11 = 3:05

title12 = Undulation
length12 = 1:04

title13 = Counteroffensive
length13 = 2:20

title14 = Ten Year Reunion
length14 = 3:31

title15 = Fight Tune "Girl Named Shelke"
length15 = 2:54

title16 = Fight Tune "Killing One Another"
length16 = 2:11

title17 = Uneasy Feelings
length17 = 2:51

title18 = Memories with Lucrecia
length18 = 1:11

title19 = Sneaky Cait Sith
length19 = 3:56

title20 = Darkness
length20 = 2:19

title21 = Lifestream
length21 = 4:08

title22 = Rosso the Crimson
length22 = 1:23

title23 = Mysterious Ninja
length23 = 1:11

title24 = Ninja Girl of Wutai
length24 = 1:24

title25 = Sudden Parting
length25 = 1:10

title26 = Discovery in Sadness
length26 = 1:25

title27 = A Proposal
length27 = 2:17

title28 = High-Spirited
length28 = 0:40

title29 = Return to the Subject
length29 = 2:54

title30 = Marching Tune #0
length30 = 0:55

tracklist
collapsed = yes
headline = Disc two

title1 = Return to the Origin
length1 = 2:05

title2 = Marching Tune
length2 = 3:50

title3 = Fight Tune "Crimson Impact"
length3 = 1:52

title4 = Under a Full Moon
length4 = 1:23

title5 = Trespasser
length5 = 4:03

title6 = Transformation into Chaos
length6 = 1:17

title7 = Splinter of Sadness
length7 = 2:02

title8 = Deep Darkness of Shinra
length8 = 3:55

title9 = Lucrecia Crescent
length9 = 3:33

title10 = Forgotten Tears
length10 = 1:35

title11 = Fight Tune "Messenger of the Dark"
length11 = 2:40

title12 = Awakening
length12 = 1:44

title13 = Fight Tune "The Immaculate"
length13 = 5:03

title14 = Finally Reborn
length14 = 1:36

title15 = The Last SND
length15 = 1:37

title16 = Everyone's Help
length16 = 1:43

title17 = Longing
length17 = 4:00

title18 = Terminus
length18 = 3:01

title19 = Quickening
length19 = 3:00

title20 = Death and Rebirth
length20 = 1:07

title21 = Chaotic End
length21 = 4:28

title22 = Redemption
length22 = 4:04

title23 = Hope of the Future
length23 = 3:52

Dirge of Cerberus Multiplayer Mode Original Sound Collections

Infobox Album
Name = Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Multiplayer Mode Original Sound Collections
Type = soundtrack
Artist = Masashi Hamauzu and Ryo Yamazaki


Cover size =
Released = August 22, 2006
Recorded =
Length = 67:07
Label = Square Enix
Producer =
Reviews =
"Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Multiplayer Mode Original Sound Collections" is a download-only album released through the Japanese iTunes Store and the Square Enix Music Download page on August 22, 2006. It spans 1:07:07 over 27 tracks. The soundtrack includes all the music from the multiplayer mode as well as some music from the single player game which did not appear on the previous soundtrack album, including two tracks composed by Ryo Yamazaki for the North American release of the game.cite web | publisher=Square Enix | title=SQUARE ENIX MUSIC Download | url=http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/dl/ff/ |language=Japanese | accessdate=2008-07-29]

tracklist
collapsed = yes
headline = Track listing

title1 = Turks 101
length1 = 4:13

title2 = Song of the Gathered
length2 = 2:18

title3 = Final Briefing
length3 = 2:05

title4 = Underground Complex
length4 = 2:44

title5 = Fierce Battle
length5 = 2:49

title6 = Time Limit
length6 = 2:12

title7 = Bad Feeling
length7 = 1:04

title8 = Wild Pack
length8 = 2:33

title9 = Immaculate Frenzy
length9 = 1:07

title10 = Pegasus Riders
length10 = 2:25

title11 = Meeting in the Rain
length11 = 1:21

title12 = Heavy Armored Soldier
length12 = 2:34

title13 = Lucrecia's Research
length13 = 0:52

title14 = Flying High
length14 = 1:16

title15 = Pure Stream
length15 = 0:54

title16 = Train Graveyard
length16 = 2:35

title17 = Central Complex
length17 = 2:32

title18 = Uncontrollable Darkness
length18 = 2:25

title19 = True Beast
length19 = 2:55

title20 = Crumbling Mind
length20 = 3:24

title21 = Attack on Midgar
length21 = 2:51

title22 = Redeem the World
length22 = 1:05

title23 = Outskirts of Fight
length23 = 2:57

title24 = Combat Results
length24 = 1:59

title25 = Restrictor
length25 = 3:40

title26 = First Encounters
length26 = 5:52

title27 = Dark Feelings
length27 = 4:25

Crisis Core Original Soundtrack

Infobox Album
Name = Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack
Type = soundtrack
Artist = Takeharu Ishimoto


Cover size =
Released = October 10, 2007
Recorded =
Length = 74:04 (disc one)
66:31 (disc two)
Label = Warner Music Japan
Producer =
Reviews =
"Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack" is the soundtrack of the "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII" game "". It was released on October 10, 2007 by Warner Music Japan and covers 55 pieces across two discs with a duration of 1:14:04. The music was primarily composed by Takeharu Ishimoto, with a few tracks provided by Kazuhiko Toyama. The soundtrack also includes remixes of various tunes from the original "Final Fantasy VII" score, as well as a vocal theme song entitled "Why", performed by Ayaka. The album has the catalog numbers WPCL-10438~9.cite web | author=Gann, Patrick | title=Crisis Core -Final Fantasy VII- OST| date=2006-04-05 | url=http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/ff7cc/index.html | publisher=RPGFan | accessdate=2008-07-29]

Track listingtracklist
collapsed = yes
headline = Disc one

title1 = Memory Fragments - DMW
note1 = nihongo2|記憶の欠片 -D.M.W- "Kioku no Kakera -D.M.W-"
length1 = 1:16

title2 = Crisis Core Theme - Succession
note2 = nihongo2|Theme of CRISIS CORE「継承」 "Theme of Crisis Core "Keishō"
length2 = 0:41

title3 = Begin Mission
note3 = nihongo2|ミッションスタート "Misshon Sutāto"
length3 = 3:25

title4 = First Mission (from FFVII 'Opening - Bombing Mission')
note4 = nihongo2|ファーストミッション(FFVII「オープニング爆破ミッション」より) "Fāsuto Misshon (FFVII "Ōpuning ~ Bakuha Misshon" yori)"
length4 = 2:50

title5 = Mako City
note5 = nihongo2|魔晄都市 "Makōtoshi"
length5 = 1:53

title6 = Vigilant Night
note6 = nihongo2|憂国の月夜 "Yūkoku no Tsukiyo"
length6 = 1:30

title7 = Encounter
note7 = nihongo2|エンカウント "Enkaunto"
length7 = 3:22

title8 = Crisis Core Theme - Dreams and Honor
note8 = nihongo2|Theme of CRISIS CORE「夢と誇り」 "Theme of Crisis Core "Yume to Hokori"
length8 = 3:17

title9 = Last Order-Crisis Mix (From Last Order FFVII)
note9 = nihongo2|Last Order-Crisis Mix(「LAST ORDER FFVII」より) "Last Order-Crisis Mix "Last Order FFVII" yori")
length9 = 3:23

title10 = The Terrible Truth
note10 = nihongo2|真実の重み "Shinjitsu no Omomi"
length10 = 2:06

title11 = Roaming in the Afternoon Sun
note11 = nihongo2|陽射す午後の彷徨 "Hizasu Gogo no Hōkō"
length11 = 3:20

title12 = Conflict
note12 = nihongo2|コンフリクト "Konfurikuto"
length12 = 2:18

title13 = The Iron Beast
note13 = nihongo2|操られし鉄の獣 "Ayatsurareshi Tetsu no Kedamono"
length13 = 2:57

title14 = Crisis Core Theme - Under the Apple Tree
note14 = nihongo2|Theme of CRISIS CORE「リンゴの木の下で」 "Theme of Crisis Core "Ringo no Ki no Shita de"
length14 = 4:00

title15 = The Summoned (From FFVII 'Fight on!')
note15 = nihongo2|召喚されし者(FFVII「更に闘う者達」より) "Shōkansareshi Mono (FFVII "Sarani Tatakau Monotachi" yori)"
length15 = 3:08

title16 = Burden to Bear
note16 = nihongo2|背負うもの "Seou Mono"
length16 = 1:32

title17 = Timely Ambush (From FFVII 'Let the Battles Begin!')
note17 = nihongo2|間際の急襲(FFVII「闘う者達」より) "Magiwa no Kyūshū (FFVII "Tatakau Monotachi" yori)"
length17 = 3:04

title18 = Dark Suits (From FFVII 'Turks' Theme')
note18 = nihongo2|暗躍のダークスーツ(FFVII「タークスのテーマ」より) "An'yaku no Dākusūtu (FFVII "Tākusu no Tēma" yori)"
length18 = 2:23

title19 = Pipes and Steel (From Last Order FFVII)
note19 = nihongo2|鉄と管の楼閣(「LAST ORDER FFVII」より) "Tetsu to Kan no Rōkaku ("Last Order FFVII" yori)"
length19 = 1:22

title20 = Combat
note20 = nihongo2|コンバット "Konbatto"
length20 = 2:56

title21 = Crisis Core Theme - The Scars That Remain
note21 = nihongo2|Theme of CRISIS CORE「友情の傷痕」 "Theme of Crisis Core "Yūjō to Kizuato"
length21 = 1:26

title22 = A Flower Blooming In the Slums (From FFVII 'Aerith's Theme')
note22 = nihongo2|スラムに咲く花(FFVII「エアリスのテーマ」より) "Suramu ni Saku Hana (FFVII "Earisu no Tēma" yori)"
length22 = 2:14

title23 = Eyes the Color of the Sky
note23 = nihongo2|空色の瞳 "Sorairo no Hitomi"
length23 = 1:44

title24 = Crisis Core Theme - Protect Your Honor
note24 = nihongo2|Theme of CRISIS CORE「誇りと共に」 "Theme of Crisis Core "Hokori to Tomo ni"
length24 = 2:12

title25 = Anguish
note25 = nihongo2|苦悩の旋律 "Kunō no Senritsu"
length25 = 0:59

title26 = March Through Harsh Terrain (From Last Order FFVII)
note26 = nihongo2|辺境の行軍(「LAST ORDER FFVII」より) "Henkyō no Kōgun ("Last Order FFVII" yori)"
length26 = 2:05

title27 = A Moment of Camaraderie
note27 = nihongo2|交歓のひととき "Kōkan no Hitotoki"
length27 = 1:07

title28 = Black Wing Unfurled
note28 = nihongo2|羽ばたく黒い翼 "Habataku Kuroi Tusbasa"
length28 = 3:02

title29 = Crisis Core Theme - True Motives
note29 = nihongo2|Theme of CRISIS CORE「計画の真実」 "Theme of Crisis Core "Keikaku no Shinjitsu"
length29 = 2:05

title30 = No Honor Remains
note30 = nihongo2|誇りを失った姿 "Hokori o Ushinatta Sugata"
length30 = 2:46

title31 = Why (CCFFVII Mix)
length31 = 2:15

tracklist
collapsed = yes
headline = Disc two

title1 = Where Light Does Not Reach
note1 = nihongo2|陽の光を閉ざされた街 "Hi no Hikari o Tozasareta Machi"
length1 = 3:15

title2 = New Developments
note2 = nihongo2|動き出す事態 "Ugokidasu Jitai"
length2 = 1:21

title3 = Mako Monopoly (From FFVII 'Shinra Company')
note3 = nihongo2|魔晄を支配する組織(FFVII「新羅カンパニー」より) "Makō o Shihai suru Soshiki (FFVII "Shinra Kanpanī" yori"
length3 = 4:16

title4 = Crisis Core Theme - New Assignment
note4 = nihongo2|Theme of CRISIS CORE「新たな任地へ」 "Theme of Crisis Core "Arata na Ninchi e"
length4 = 1:23

title5 = The Shrouded Village (From FFVII 'Heart of Anxiety')
note5 = nihongo2|閉ざされた村(FFVII「不安な心」より) "Tozasareta Mura (FFVII "Fuan na Kokoro" yori)"
length5 = 2:42

title6 = Parting of Ways
note6 = nihongo2|決別の旋律 "Ketsubetsu no Senritsu"
length6 = 1:44

title7 = The Ominous Mansion
note7 = nihongo2|陰鬱な屋敷 "In'utsu na Yashiki"
length7 = 1:37

title8 = A Brief Rest
note8 = nihongo2|しばしの休息 "Shibashi no Kyūsoku"
length8 = 0:12

title9 = Prelude to Destruction
note9 = nihongo2|崩壊の序曲 "Hōkai no Jokyoku"
length9 = 1:12

title10 = Vengeance on the World (From FFVII 'One-Winged Angel')
note10 = nihongo2|世に仇なす者(FFVII「片翼の天使」より) "Yo ni Ata nasu Mono (FFVII "Katayoku no Tenshi" yori)"
length10 = 3:23

title11 = Night of Seclusion
note11 = nihongo2|隠遁の夜 "Inton no Yoru"
length11 = 3:44

title12 = Duty and Friendship
note12 = nihongo2|任務と友情 "Ninmu to Yūjō"
length12 = 1:22

title13 = Crisis Core Theme - Blazing Through the Battlefield
note13 = nihongo2|Theme of CRISIS CORE「疾走の戦域」 "Theme of Crisis Core "Shissō no Sen'iki"
length13 = 1:04

title14 = Escape into the Wasteland
note14 = nihongo2|逃走の荒野 "Tōsō no Kōya"
length14 = 2:53

title15 = Resolution
note15 = nihongo2|覚悟の旋律 "Kakugo no Senritsu"
length15 = 1:41

title16 = Wandering under the Moonlight
note16 = nihongo2|月明の彷徨 "Getsumei no Hōkō"
length16 = 1:54

title17 = The Water's Surface
note17 = nihongo2|古の詩に詠まれし水辺 "Inishie no Shi ni Yomareshi Suihen"
length17 = 2:56

title18 = Howling Abominations
note18 = nihongo2|集いし異形の咆哮 "Tsudoishi Igyō no Hōkō"
length18 = 3:21

title19 = The Planet Has Become My Guardian
note19 = nihongo2|星の加護を受けし者 "Hoshi no Kago o Ukeshi Mono"
length19 = 4:09

title20 = The SOLDIER Way
note20 = nihongo2|ソルジャーの闘い "Sorujā no Tatakai"
length20 = 2:58

title21 = The Price of Freedom
note21 = nihongo2|自由の代償 "Jiyū no Daishō"
length21 = 3:38

title22 = Why
length22 = 4:25

title23 = Living Legacy
note23 = nihongo2|受け継がれる想い "Uketsugareru Omoi"
length23 = 8:42

title24 = To Be Continued (From FFVII 'Opening - Bombing Mission')
note24 = nihongo2|to be continued(FFVII「オープニング~爆破ミッション」より) "to be continued (FFVII "Ōpuningu ~ Bakuha Misshon" yori)"
length24 = 1:28

Before Crisis & Last Order Original Soundtrack

Infobox Album
Name = Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII & Last Order: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack
Type = soundtrack
Artist = Takeharu Ishimoto


Cover size =
Released = December 19, 2007
Recorded =
Length = 63:48
Label = Square Enix
Producer =
Reviews =
"Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII & Last Order: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack" is the soundtrack of the "Compilation of Final Fantasy VII" game ' and original video animation '. The album spans 27 tracks, of which the first 12 are from the game and the remainder are from the animation. The album was released on December 19, 2007 by Square Enix, and was primarily composed by Takeharu Ishimoto, with some tunes based on works form "Final Fantasy VII" by Nobuo Uematsu. The album covers a duration of 63:48 and has the catalog number SQEX-10087.cite web | author=Gann, Patrick | title=Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII- & Last Order -Final Fantasy VII- OST| date=2008-03-14 | url=http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/ff7bc/index.html | publisher=RPGFan | accessdate=2008-07-29]

tracklist
collapsed = yes
headline = Track listing

title1 = Theme of Turks (BC-FFVII-Version)
length1 = 3:07

title2 = Mission
length2 = 2:09

title3 = Survive
length3 = 2:02

title4 = Secret Action
length4 = 3:10

title5 = Theme of Elfe
length5 = 3:09

title6 = Black Beat
length6 = 2:38

title7 = Desperate Crisis
length7 = 3:12

title8 = Last Labyrinth
length8 = 2:11

title9 = Rebirth
length9 = 1:40

title10 = Theme of Elfe (Angel)
length10 = 3:46

title11 = Theme of Elfe (Devil)
length11 = 3:54

title12 = Rebirth (Edit)
length12 = 5:13

title13 = 1st Climax
length13 = 2:45

title14 = Cremation
length14 = 1:50

title15 = Pride of Soldier
length15 = 1:15

title16 = Pursuit
length16 = 1:09

title17 = Beyond the Death (From Theme of Tifa)
length17 = 1:13

title18 = Frenzy of Steel
length18 = 1:10

title19 = Sneak Attack
length19 = 0:50

title20 = Decision
length20 = 1:22

title21 = Serious Attack
length21 = 2:26

title22 = Brief Reunion (From Theme of Tifa)
length22 = 0:53

title23 = The Truth in the Dark
length23 = 1:40

title24 = Theme of Turks 2005
length24 = 1:19

title25 = Dear Friend
length25 = 1:55

title26 = Last Order
length26 = 3:32

title27 = Last Order (Edit)
length27 = 4:18

Reception and legacy

"Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack" was very well received by critics. Ben Schweitzer of RPGFan claimed that "for the most part, it's a diamond", with his primary complaint being the quality of the MIDI sound. He found the tracks to be "beautiful" and said that "One-Winged Angel" was "possibly the most innovative idea in the series' musical history". Patrick Gann of RPGFan concurred and found all of the soundtrack's tunes to be "memorable" and the OST to be "very worth the purchase". Philip of Square Enix Music Online, however, disliked the sound quality of the soundtrack and saw several of the tracks as "trivial", though he did note that Uematsu "has a flair for strong, memorable" pieces. [cite web|author= Philip| url = http://www.squareenixmusic.com/reviews/scherzo/ff7.shtml| publisher = Square Enix Music Online| title = Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack: Review by Scherzo| accessdate=2008-08-05] In 2006, IGN ranked the album as the best "Final Fantasy" soundtrack to date and cited the "gripping" character tracks and "One-Winged Angel" in particular as contributing factors. [cite web|author= Sullivan, Meghan| url = http://music.ign.com/articles/730/730189p2.html| publisher = IGN| title = Final Fantasy Soundtrack Countdown| date=2006-09-01| accessdate=2008-09-17] "Final Fantasy VII Reunion Tracks" received mixed reviews; Gann liked the newly orchestrated tracks, called them "incredibly well-done orchestrations", and said that "depending on how willing you are to spend money" they made the album worth purchasing on their own, although he felt the other tracks offered nothing new to anyone who already owned the original soundtrack. Chris of Square Enix Music Online, however, felt that while the orchestrated tracks were well done, the selection of the other tracks was poor and that the album as a whole was "a lousy purchase for most who enjoyed Final Fantasy VII's score". [cite web|author= Chris| url = http://www.squareenixmusic.com/reviews/chris/ff7arr.shtml| publisher = Square Enix Music Online| title = Final Fantasy VII Reunion Tracks: Review by Chris| accessdate=2008-08-06]

"Piano Collections Final Fantasy VII" was very well received by reviewers, with Gann raving that the pieces were fun to listen to, that performer Seiji Honda was "amazing", that the choice of tracks was excellent, and that the album as a whole was a "spectacular CD". Sophia of Soundtrack Central concurred and stated that the album was "quite fulfilling to listen to" and that it surpassed her expectations. [cite web|author= Sophia| url = http://www.squareenixmusic.com/reviews/sophia/ff7pc.shtml| publisher = Square Enix Music Online| title = Final Fantasy VII Piano Collections: Review by Soapy| accessdate=2008-08-07] "Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Original Soundtrack" was also very well received by critics; Gann said that "Final Fantasy" fans have "no excuse" not to buy the album and noted that his only disappointments were that three of the tracks were the same as on the "Piano Collections" album, and that as a movie score some of the shifts in the pieces make less sense outside of the context of the visuals. Chris Carle of IGN called it a "jagged but beautiful blend of opera, metal and electronica" and a "richly-layered, complex and utterly listenable soundtrack" while praising the variety of styles of music used and the quality of the pieces. [cite web|author= Carle, Chris| url = http://music.ign.com/articles/702/702832p1.html| publisher = IGN| title = Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Original Soundtrack (Import) Review |date= 2006-04-24 | accessdate=2008-08-07]

"Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack" was given mixed reviews from critics. Gann called it "solid, [...] , but not awe-inspiring" and dismissed the limited edition extras as not worth the purchase. Eduardo of Square Enix Music Online, however, described it as "nearly perfect" and said that he "can, and will, run out of positive adjectives to describe the Dirge of Cerberus Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack. It's a work of genius". [cite web|author= Eduardo| url = http://www.squareenixmusic.com/reviews/totz/dirgeff7.shtml| publisher = Square Enix Music Online| title = Dirge of Cerberus Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack: Review by Totz| accessdate=2008-08-07] Eduardo also appreciated "Dirge of Cerberus: Final Fantasy VII Multiplayer Mode Original Sound Collections", saying that it accented the original soundtrack well and that "Hamauzu and Yamazaki have delivered strongly and, with a decent mix of electronica, orchestral music, and rock, the entirety of the Dirge of Cerberus musical experience cannot be missed". [cite web|author= Eduardo| url = http://www.squareenixmusic.com/reviews/totz/dirgeff7multi.shtml| publisher = Square Enix Music Online| title = Dirge of Cerberus FFVII Multiplayer Mode Sound Collections: Review by Totz| accessdate=2008-08-07] "Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack" was received weakly by critics, with Gann praising Ishimoto for writing "an excellent soundtrack" and being especially happy with the quality of the arrangements of Uematsu's pieces. He did, however, note that because his original works were more ambient, Ishimoto's arrangements, and by extension Uematsu's work, far outshone his own new contributions. Don of Square Enix Music Online was not as positive in his response towards the albumand stated that while some of Ishimoto's and all of Toyama's arrangements were excellent, that the original pieces offered "very little that is actually worth a listen". [cite web|author= Don| url = http://www.squareenixmusic.com/reviews/don/crisisff7.shtml| publisher = Square Enix Music Online| title = Crisis Core Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack: Review by Don| accessdate=2008-08-07] "Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII & Last Order: Final Fantasy VII Original Soundtrack" was poorly received by critics, with Gann saying that "the whole album is a flop compared to the quality composition of Crisis Core" and that the contents of the album were "the leftovers, B-Sides, and less-impressive tracks from Ishimoto's arsenal of FFVII music". Chris of Square Enix Music Online agreed, saying that the album "is probably one of the worst I've heard in a very long time" and recommended it only for listeners who like "loud music without much creativity". [cite web|author= Chris| url = http://www.squareenixmusic.com/reviews/darkcloud/beforeff7.shtml| publisher = Square Enix Music Online| title = Before Crisis FFVII & Last Order FFVII Soundtrack: Review by Dark Cloud| accessdate=2008-08-07]

The Black Mages, a band led by Nobuo Uematsu that arranges music from "Final Fantasy" video games into a rock music style, has arranged three pieces from "Final Fantasy VII". These are "J-E-N-O-V-A" and "Those Who Fight Further" from "The Black Mages", published in 2003, and "Opening ~ Bombing Mission" from "", published in 2008. ["The Black Mages". DigiCube. 2003-02-19. SSCX-10080] ["The Black Mages III: Darkness and Starlight". Sony Music Distribution. 2008-03-19. DERP-10002] Music from the "Final Fantasy VII" has also been used in other games, such as the fighting game "Ehrgeiz" and its accompanying soundtrack, ["Ehrgeiz Original Soundtrack". DigiCube. 1998-11-21. SSCX-10025.] as well as in the "Kingdom Hearts" series. [cite web| url = http://www.toshiba-emi.co.jp/foozay/kh/| publisher = Toshiba-Emi| title = Kingdom Hearts Original Soundtrack Complete| accessdate=2007-05-16]

Uematsu continues to perform certain pieces in his "Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy" concert series. [cite web | author=Schnieder, Peer | title=Dear Friends: Music from Final Fantasy | publisher=IGN | date=2005-05-11 | url=http://music.ign.com/articles/513/513292p1.html | accessdate=2006-03-01] The music of "Final Fantasy VII" has also appeared in various official concerts and live albums, such as "20020220 music from FINAL FANTASY", a live recording of an orchestra performing music from the series including "Aerith's Theme" and "One-Winged Angel". [cite web| url=http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/20020220/index.html|title=20020220 - Music from FINAL FANTASY| publisher=RPGFan| accessdate=2007-04-01] Additionally, several pieces from the game were performed by the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra in the "" concert series. [cite web| url= http://www.squareenixmusic.com/albums/dvds/tourdejapon.shtml| title=Album Information - Tour de Japon: Music from Final Fantasy DVD|publisher=Square Enix Music Online|accessdate=2008-02-22] Independent but officially licensed releases of "Final Fantasy VII" music have been composed by such groups as Project Majestic Mix, which focuses on arranging video game music. [cite web | author=Rzeminski, Lucy | title=Project Majestic Mix: A Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu - Gold Edition | publisher=RPGFan | date=2002-07-02 | url=http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/pmm-gold/index.html | accessdate=2008-08-13] Selections also appear on Japanese remix albums, called dojin music, and on English remixing websites. [cite web | title=Game: Final Fantasy VII (1997, Square, PS1) | url=http://www.ocremix.org/game/final-fantasy-vii-ps1/ | publisher=OverClocked ReMix | accessdate=2008-07-28] Additionally, on September 14, 2007, the OverClocked ReMix community released an unofficial tribute album titled "Voices of the Lifestream", a compilation containing 45 arrangements of "Final Fantasy VII" music. [cite web | url = http://ff7.ocremix.org/about/ | title = About - Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream, An OverClocked Remix Album | publisher = OverClocked ReMix | accessdate = 2008-08-18]

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