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Square Enix to release Final Fantasy VII/Remake 2LP

It was announced a little while ago now that Square Enix would be releasing a selection of tracks from the original Final Fantasy VII as well as from Final Fantasy VII Remake together on vinyl. Now official orders open in a few days (and some distributors have already opened up preorders).

The release will be a 2LP picture disc – with art on one disc from the original Final Fantasy VII and art on the other from Remake. It appears to be housed in a triple gatefold jacket.

It’s being advertised as a “limited made-to-order printing”, and it appears they will try to take as many preorders as they can within the production limits of their pressing plant.

The release is priced at €87.77 on the official Square Enix EU Store and as $80 on US Amazon. It is scheduled to release on January 31, 2020.
Preorders will officially open via Square Enix EU on July 7, 2019 here, and it can already be preordered from US Amazon here.

Please note that it might also show up on other storefronts.

Final Fantasy VII Remake - Mockup

Final Fantasy metal arrangement album now available on vinyl

The metal band Knight Of The Round, who does covers of music from the Final Fantasy series, have just announced that they are releasing their latest album “War Of The Triad” on vinyl.

The album features metal versions of tracks from Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI.

The release is a single LP on clear vinyl with black smoke. It comes in a regular LP jacket.

It is priced at $30 and is ready to ship. It can be ordered from the band’s Bandcamp here and will also be available from the band at the upcoming MAGFest.

War Of The Triad - Front
War Of The Triad - Back

Distant Worlds III with orchestral arrangements of Final Fantasy music is available to preorder now

Previously we’ve been treated to both Distant Worlds and Distant Worlds II on vinyl, so naturally it had been rumored for a while that we would get more in the series. And we are, as Distant Worlds III: More Music From Final Fantasy have just opened up for preorders.

Distant Worlds III features arrangements of tracks from Final Fantasy VI, VIII, IX, X, XII, XIII, and XIV as well as some medleys spanning the majority of the series.

The release will be a 2LP on blue vinyl and will presumably come in a gatefold jacket like the previous titles.

It is priced at $35 and is scheduled to release on December 10, 2018. Preorders are open now via Amazon US.

Distant Worlds III: More Music From Final Fantasy - Front Distant Worlds III: More Music From Final Fantasy - Back

Distant Worlds II: More Music From Final Fantasy can now be ordered on vinyl

Late last year it was announced that the arranged Distant Worlds recording of music from Final Fantasy was being sold at the concerts, and earlier this year it was available online.

Now the second volume in the series is up to order on Amazon. It appears to be a similar release to the first one as it will be a black 2LP housed in a gatefold jacket with images from the recordings.

It features arrangements of tracks from Final Fantasy I and V-XI performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Arnie Roth.

It is priced at $35 and is available to order on Amazon here. It says it’s in stock so it appears it’s ready to ship as well.

Distant Worlds II - Feature Distant Worlds II - Tracklist

Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy 2LP now available online

It was originally released late last year and only sold in the merch booth at Distant Worlds concerts – until today!

Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy is an album of arranged music from the Final Fantasy series performed by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. It contains tracks from Final Fantasy I-IV, VI-IX, and XI.

The music was originally recorded at the Stockholm Concert Hall in 2007.

The release is a 2LP on black vinyl and is housed in a gatefold jacket.

It is priced at $35 and can be ordered on Amazon here.

Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy - Front Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy - Back

Laced Records will be releasing Final Symphony and Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo on vinyl

Laced Records teased some upcoming releases a few days ago and today they had quite the announcement – they will be releasing the London Symphony Orchestra’s Final Symphony AND Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo on vinyl.

The albums are made in collaboration with Square Enix and all music on both titles are from Square Enix games. Final Symphony contains music from Final Fantasy VI, VII, and X while Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo contains music from Kingdom Hearts, Secret of Mana, Chrono Cross, and Chrono Trigger.

Both albums will be released on 3LP black vinyl in a triple gatefold cover. Final Symphony will have new artwork done by Tom Baxter and Caspar Newbolt, while Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo will have new artwork by Johnni Di-Doi and Petherton Press.

Both albums are up for preorder now and are expected to ship in December. Posters and CDs are also available from Laced Records.

Final Symphony - Mockup Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo - Mockup

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