Composer Nobuo Uematsu and the internationally renowned London Symphony Orchestra come together for the ultimate Final Fantasy album
Leading video game concert production company, Merregnon Studios, is pleased to announce that Final Symphony, a brand new album of FINAL FANTASY® concert music, is now available to purchase globally as a digital download, courtesy of popular online music distributor, X5 Music Group.
Based on the sell-out Final Symphony concert tour, and performed by the world-famous London Symphony Orchestra in the presence of composer Nobuo Uematsu at Abbey Road Studios, Final Symphony the album features breathtaking new arrangements of some of Uematsu’s most beloved music from Final Fantasy VI, VII and X.
Boasting the talents of conductor Eckehard Stier and solo pianist Katharina Treutler, as well as sound engineering from the team behind scores for films such as Skyfall, Avatar and The Lord of the Rings, Final Symphony has been expertly Mastered for iTunes for unrivalled audio quality, making it the ultimate Final Fantasy music experience.
In the words of legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu, who was at the studio throughout the recording: “I never imagined twenty years ago that I would be able to work with the London Symphony Orchestra. It’s just wonderful that there are so many people who like Final Fantasy music; and to have it arranged by such incredibly talented people, Final Symphony is like a dream come true!”
Thomas Böcker, producer of Final Symphony added: “This album is a once in a lifetime production. The world’s greatest video game composer, orchestra and recording studio have all come together to create something truly remarkable out of the amazing arrangements. This is the music of Final Fantasy as you’ve never heard it before.”
Final Symphony is available now in Mastered for iTunes format and via other digital music retailers.
Album artwork and a selection of high-resolution photographs from the recording session can be downloaded here: http://www.merregnon.com/press/fs_press.zip
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.
For more information on the entire Final Symphony concert program, as well as other video game concerts from Merregnon Studios, including details on forthcoming shows and album releases, please visit www.gameconcerts.com.
Final Symphony © & ℗ 2013/2014 Merregnon Studios. Licensed by Square Enix. FINAL FANTASY is a registered trademark or trademark of Square Enix Group Co., Ltd.