Today, video game concert production company Merregnon Studios it pleased to announce that Final Symphony, a brand new album of musical arrangements from the FINAL FANTASY® video game, and based on the sell-out concert tour of the same name, will be releasing globally as digital download on February 23rd.
Performed by the world-famous London Symphony Orchestra in the presence of composer Nobuo Uematsu, and completely recorded, mixed and mastered at London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios, Final Symphony the album represents a new benchmark in video game music production. Featuring the talents of conductor Eckehard Stier and solo pianist Katharina Treutler, both of whom delighted audiences during the award-winning tour, Final Symphony is sure to enchant music fans the world over
“For me, this album marks the ultimate video game music production,” commented Merregnon Studios’ Thomas Böcker, producer of Final Symphony. “It was an absolute musical privilege to work with the London Symphony Orchestra on Final Symphony in 2013 – the orchestra’s first ever live performance of music from a video game – and to have them back in the same room as Nobuo Uematsu at Abbey Road Studios is like hitting the video game music jackpot. This album will showcase video game music at its very highest quality and I can’t wait to share it with the world.”
Final Symphony is an officially licensed series of concerts featuring symphonic music from the video games Final Fantasy VI, VII and X, with exclusive arrangements penned by Masashi Hamauzu, Jonne Valtonen and Roger Wanamo. First performed in May 2013, Final Symphony has enjoyed sell-out success in Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, featuring the virtuoso talents of some of the world’s leading orchestras and soloists.