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The sixth Distant Worlds Final Fantasy arrangement album is now available on vinyl

AWR Records are once again releasing an orchestral Final Fantasy series arrangement album in the Distant Worlds series and this time it’s the recent sixth entry getting a vinyl release.

The release will be a 2LP on clear vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket.

It is priced at $35 and is in-hand and expected to start shipping from November 17, 2023. It can be ordered via the Distant Worlds Shop here. Please note that they only ship to the US, but past releases have all eventually gotten EU distro.

Distant Worlds VI: More Music From Final Fantasy - Front & Vinyl

Final Fantasy metal arrangement Fate’s Delusion can now be preordered on vinyl

Metal band Knight Of The Round are releasing their Final Fantasy series arrangement album Fate’s Delusion on vinyl. The album features tracks from Final Fantasy V to IX.

The release will be a single LP on purple with pink, blue and white splatter colored vinyl. It will be housed in jacket with artwork by Jelena Taylor. It will be limited to 250 copies.

It is priced at $30 and is scheduled to release in early December, 2022. It can be preordered from Knight Of The Round’s Bandcamp here.

Fate's Delusion - Front

New Final Fantasy arrangement album up for preorder via Square Enix

Square Enix have announced yet another Final Fantasy vinyl release. This time it’s an album titled “Modulation – Final Fantasy Arrangement Album” and will feature new arrangements of a track from each main series game through FFI-X arranged by original composer Nobuo Uematsu.

The release will be a single LP. So far there are no details on the packaging. It will include a download code for a digital copy of the tracks.

It is priced at ¥4950 and is scheduled to release on November 9, 2022. It can be preordered via Square Enix’s Japanese store here (domestic shipping only) and CDJapan here with international shipping options.
Presumably this will appear on Square’s Western storefronts at a later time.

Final Fantasy character theme compilation up for vinyl preorder via Square

Square Enix are releasing a series of four compilation LPs with character and battle themes from all 15 Final Fantasy main series titles.

Each release will be a single black vinyl LP. They will be housed in tip-on single-pocket jackets with character illustrations by Tetsuya Nomura and will all include a download card.
There is also an option for a version which has all four releases together in a clear plastic slipcase

Please note that if you order from Square Enix Japan you will have to buy all four standalone titles in order to qualify for the slipcase, while the Western stores has the 4LP set as a standalone listing.

They are priced at €33/$37/¥3250 and are scheduled to release between December 6, 2021 and March 28, 2022 (slipcase orders will ship March 28, 2022).
It can be preordered via Square Enix Europe here, Square Enix North America here and Square Enix Japan here.

Final Fantasy: Heroes And Villains - Fronts
Final Fantasy: Heroes And Villains - Box

Arrangement album “The Greatest Video Game Music” to get a vinyl release

X5 Music Group is releasing the classical arrangement album The Greatest Video Game Music on vinyl for the first time. It was originally released in 2011 on CD and digital and is performed by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

It includes music from the games Advent Rising, Angry Birds, Battlefield 2, BioShock, Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Final Fantasy, Final Fantasy VII, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, Grand Theft Auto IV, Halo 3, The Legend Of Zelda, Mass Effect 2, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Super Mario Bros., Super Mario Galaxy, Tetris, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, and World Of Warcraft.

The release will be a 2LP, but there is not a lot of information available about the packaging. It seems it will use the same artwork that was on the CD version, though.

It is priced around £20 and is scheduled to release in August, 2019. Price and exact release date varies between different retailers, though. It can be preordered via Amazon UK here.

The Greatest Video Game Music - Front

Music from Final Fantasy VIII will be released on vinyl

A listing from Square Enix’s Japanese Store have just confirmed that a picture disc vinyl record with music from Final Fantasy VIII will be released on vinyl with an estimated release date of December 21st, 2015.

According to the listing it is a selection of music from the game and the tracks are chosen by composer Nobuo Uematsu himself. The listing doesn’t mention if it’s a 2LP like the Final Fantasy VII vinyl release was or if it is just a single LP.

The Japanese store will only ship within Japan itself, but seeing how the Final Fantasy VII release was also available in the European stores I think that it’s fair to remain optimistic that it will be available outside Japan later on.

Pre-order through Square Enix Japan [Japan only]

UPDATE: I’ve been in touch with Square Enix Merch EU customer support, who, when asked if they were planning on releasing this outside Japan, told me that they were “considering the option”.

UPDATE 2: It is now available through the Square Enix EU store. It was also disclosed that it will be limited to 2,000 numbered copies. It will be released on December 15, 2015.

Final Fantasy VIII - Mockup