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Square Enix to release Final Fantasy IX double vinyl soundtrack

Square Enix have opened up preorders for a vinyl release with a selection of music from their classic Playstation JRPG Final Fantasy IX.

The release will be a picture disc 2LP. It will be housed in a PVC jacket with a thin cardboard stiffener featuring game art.

It is priced at ¥5500 and is scheduled to release on July 7, 2022. It is available to preorder from the Japanese Square Enix store here (domestic shipping only). It has been confirmed that they will also release on the NA and EU stores later.

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Final Fantasy IX - Vinyl

Final Fantasy Chocobo compilation vinyl releases up for preorder via Square

Square Enix have opened up preorders for two new Final Fantasy compilation albums titled “Chocobo + Friends”. They will include all (or at least almost all) Chocobo themes from throughout the main series plus some bonus tracks.

Both titles will be single LPs and will be housed in a single pocket jacket featuring new illustrations by Toshiyuki Itahana.

They are priced at ¥3520 each (with a bundle option available at ¥7080) and are scheduled to release on May 25, 2022. They can currently only be preordered via the Japanese Square Enix store with no international shipping options.

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Distant Worlds V now available to order on vinyl

AWR Records are releasing the fifth and latest installment in the Distant Worlds series of Final Fantasy arrangement albums on vinyl.

Distant Worlds V feature arrangements of tracks from Final Fantasy V, VI, IX, X, XI, XII, XIII, XIV and XV as well as a series spanning Chocobo medley.

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

It is priced at $40 and is in-hand and ready to ship. It can be ordered via the official Distant Worlds store here. Please note that they will only ship to the US and Canada at this time.

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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.

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Final Fantasy: Heroes And Villains - Box

Final Fantasy VI piano arrangement LP up via Respawned

Respawned Records are releasing TPR’s Final Fantasy VI piano arrangement album World Of Ruin on vinyl.

The release will be a 2LP available in two variants – a “Kefka” red-in-clear with black splatter variant, and a “Terra” purple/pink with green splatter variant. They are limited to 250 copies each.
It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with new artwork by Abi Scott and will also include an insert with the gatefold art.

It is priced at $40 and is in hand and expected to begin shipping early September. It can be preordered from Respawned Records here in two batches – first batch (sold out as of this post going live) is at 1PM EST and the second batch at 6PM EST today (August 23).

EU customers can also order via Black Screen Records here.

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World Of Ruin - Gatefold
World Of Ruin - Vinyl (Color-In-Color)

Final Fantasy VI arrangement “Esperwave” up via Channel 3 Records Now

As teased earlier this week Channel 3 Records is now live with preorders for follow-up to last year’s Manawave – the lo-fi/instrumental hiphop Final Fantasy VI arrangement Esperwave.

The release will be a single LP available in four different variants – a “Pallazo” pink translucent smoke variant (500 copies), a “Figaro Regalia” yellow and blue splatter variant (300 copies), a “Magicite” blue metallic variant (150 copies), and a classic black variant (50 copies).
It will be housed in a tip-on single-pocket jacket with new artwork by Final Fantasy series illustrator Yoshitaka Amano. It will also include a holo foil obi strip and a 11×11″ insert with liner notes.

It is priced at $30 and is scheduled to release in Q2 2022. It can be preordered from Channel 3 Records here.

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Final Fantasy X picture disc vinyl up for preorder from Square Enix

Square Enix have announced that they are releasing a selection of tracks from the soundtrack to JRPG Final Fantasy X on vinyl for the game’s 20th anniversary.

The release will be a 2LP picture disc release. It will be housed in a plastic outer jacket with a cardboard wrapping (similar to their previous picture disc releases of VII and VIII).

It is priced at ¥5500 and is scheduled to release on October 27, 2021. It can be preordered from Square Enix’s Japanese store here (however please note that they only ship to Japan).
They have confirmed that it will also be released via the North American and European stores later as well.

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Final Fantasy X - Vinyl B
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Final Fantasy X - Vinyl D

Final Fantasy IV 30th anniversary vinyl release up for preorder

Square Enix have announced that they will be releasing a Final Fantasy IV vinyl release titled “Song of Heroes” for the game’s 30th anniversary. It will be in a similar concept format as the “Four Souls” release for Final Fantasy III’s anniversary from last year with four new arrangements on one side and four original tracks on the other.

The release will be a single black vinyl LP. It will be housed in a tip-on single-pocket jacket with artwork by Yoshitaka Amano. It will also include a download card for digital copies of the tracks.

The release is priced at ¥3850 and is scheduled to release on August 25, 2021. It can be preordered from the Japanese Square Enix store here.

It is also available to preorder outside of Japan from CDJapan here and Amazon Japan here, however I don’t think there’s any rush to import this from Japan as it will likely become available on both the EU and NA Square Enix stores later on.

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Square Enix to release Final Fantasy III LP

Square Enix Music in Japan have just announced a Final Fantasy III vinyl release in celebration of the game’s 30th anniversary. It will feature 8 tracks – four arrangements and the original versions of those same four tracks.

It will be a single LP, but there are currently no details on the packaging or how the record will look. It will include a download card for a digital copy of the release.

It is priced at ¥3850 and is scheduled to release on November 18, 2020. It can be preordered from Square Enix Store Japan here (please note that they only ship to Japan).

It is also available from Sony Music Japan here and Amazon Japan here.

Distant Worlds IV available to order on vinyl now

There’s been unavailable listings on Amazon for some time now, but the fourth entry in the Distant Worlds series of orchestral Final Fantasy albums can now be ordered on vinyl.

IV features arrangements of music from Final Fantasy III-IX and XII-XV.

The release will be a 2LP on clear vinyl. It will be housed in a gatefold jacket with photos and liner notes.

It is priced at $35. It looks like the first batch sold out, but that it will ship again from June 28, 2020. It can be ordered on Amazon here.

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