Distant Worlds V: More Music From Final Fantasy

The Distant Worlds Twitter account announced that AWR Records would be releasing the Distant Worlds V arrangement album on vinyl.

The release is a 2LP on clear vinyl. It is housed in a gatefold jacket with session photography and credits.

Orders opened on November 29, 2021 and it began shipping shortly after.

Turn Based

Retro Game Remix have shared a picture of a test pressing of his arrangement album Turn Based on Twitter.

There are currently no further details on this release.

Heroes And Villains Third

Square Enix are releasing a series of compilations LPs with character and battle themes from the Final Fantasy series. This is the third release in that series.

The release will be a single LP on black vinyl. It will be housed in a tip-on jacket with illustrations by Tetsuya Nomura.

Preorders opened on October 22, 2021 and it is scheduled to release on February 28, 2022 in Japan and March 28, 2022 elsewhere.

Heroes And Villains Second

Square Enix have released a series of compilations LPs with character and battle themes from the Final Fantasy series. This is the second release in that series.

The release is a single LP on black vinyl. It is housed in a tip-on jacket with illustrations by Tetsuya Nomura.

Preorders opened on October 22, 2021 and it released on December 27, 2021 in Japan and March 28, 2022 elsewhere.

Melodies Of Midgar

KupoCon have released the Final Fantasy VII arrangement album Melodies Of Midgar on vinyl.

The release is a single LP on “Mako” green translucent vinyl. It is housed in a regular LP jacket. The release is limited to 200 copies.

Orders opened on April 10, 2021 (with later orders opening on May 8) and they began shipping out shortly after.

Black Materia: The Remake

Mega Ran launched a Kickstarter to fund a vinyl release of a remake of his Black Materia hip hop arrangement album of Final Fantasy VII.

The release will be a 2LP with one record on dark green with heavy green and light blue splatter and the other on dark green with heavy blue and light green splatter. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork.

The campaign launched on October 11, 2019 and was successfully funded on November 10, 2019. It was initially scheduled to release in September, 2020, but was delayed due to COVID-19 delaying the production of the album.

On January 25, 2021 GameChops launched a Bandcamp vinyl pressing campaign for funding additional vinyl copies of this album, which will be the same copies given out to backers of the Kickstarter campaign.

The vinyl release was scheduled to release in May, 2021, but was delayed several times and began shipping out in November, 2021.

The Essential Games Music Collection Vol. 1

Silva Screen and Diggers Factory have released the 2011 orchestral arrangement album “The Essential Games Music Collection Vol. 1” on vinyl.

The release is a single 140g black vinyl LP. It is housed in a regular LP jacket with a slightly modified version of its original 2011 digital cover art. It is limited to 1300 copies.

Preorders opened on July 14, 2020 and it released in September, 2020.

Benyamin Nuss Plays Uematsu

Wayô Records have released a 10th anniversary vinyl edition of Benyamin Nuss’ “Nuss Plays Uematsu” piano arrangement album.

The release will be a single LP. It comes in a regular LP jacket with the same artwork as the original CD release. It includes an insert with liner notes and credits.

Preorders opened on March 28, 2020 and it was scheduled to release in June, 2020. However, it received a minor delay and released in mid-July, 2020.

This is the standard edition on black vinyl.

Distant Worlds IV: More Music From Final Fantasy

AWR Records have releasing the soundtrack to the orchestral Final Fantasy arrangement album Distant Worlds IV on vinyl.

It is a 2LP on clear vinyl. It is housed in a gatefold jacket with photos from the recording sessions alongside performer credits.

Orders opened on June 18, 2020 and it began shipping out shortly after.

Final Fantasy VII Remake And Final Fantasy VII Vinyl

Square Enix have released a selection of tracks from Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VII Remake on vinyl.

It is  a 2LP picture disc release. It is housed in a sturdy, textured triple gatefold jacket resembling a Buster Sword. It is wrapped in a silver-foiled cardboard silpcase with the game’s logo.

Preorders opened on July 7, 2019.

This is the EU variant, which features a different catalog number from the Japanese release and is pressed at GZ Media. It features different company credits than the US release, but is otherwise identical.