List of Final Fantasy compilation albums

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Final Fantasy is a media franchise created by Hironobu Sakaguchi and owned by Square Enix that includes video games, motion pictures, and other merchandise. There have been a number of compilation albums of Final Fantasy music produced by Square Enix, as well as several albums produced by outside groups, both officially and unofficially licensed. These albums include music directly from the games, as well as arrangements covering a variety of styles, such as orchestral, piano, vocal, and techno.

Square Enix produced the first album, Final Fantasy 1987–1994, in 1994. Since then, Square Enix has produced thirteen albums, leading up to Final Fantasy Remix in 2008. The first compilation album produced by an outside group was The Best of Final Fantasy 1994–1999: A Musical Tribute, released in 2000 by Sherman F. Heinig; the newest is Voices of the Lifestream, a download-only album from OverClocked ReMix released in 2007.

Albums[edit]

For compilation albums from video games across the multiple Square Enix video game series, see List of Square Enix compilation albums.
Title Games Date Length Label Notes Ref.
Final Fantasy: Pray Final Fantasy IVI June 25, 1994 47:02 NTT Publishing Album of vocal arrangements in several languages from the first six games. Re-released in 2004. [1][2]
Final Fantasy 1987–1994 Final Fantasy IVI November 26, 1994 1:03:10 NTT Publishing A greatest hits album of the first six games, along with unreleased tracks and four vocal arrangements. Released in North America by Tokyopop in 2001 as Final Fantasy N Generation: Official Best Collection. [3][4]
F. F. Mix Final Fantasy IV, V, VI November 26, 1994 58:10 NTT Publishing Album of remix arrangements; includes material from the prior singles Final Fantasy IV Minimum Album, Final Fantasy V: 5+1, and Final Fantasy V Mambo de Chocobo. Re-released in 2004. [5][6]
Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow Final Fantasy IVI November 25, 1995 42:48 NTT Publishing Album of vocal arrangements, sung by Risa Ohki and Ikuko Noguchi in multiple languages. Re-released in 2004. [2][7]
Music from FFV and FFVI Video Games Final Fantasy V, VI October 5, 1999 57:27 Square Promotional CD which was included with the release of the Final Fantasy Anthology collection in North America. [8][9]
The Best of Final Fantasy 1994–1999: A Musical Tribute Final Fantasy VI, VII, VIII September 26, 2000 37:12 Big Ear Music Tribute album of music arranged by Sherman F. Heinig and performed by the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and the Electric Sound Ensemble. Re-released as Music Inspired By Final Fantasy in 2001 by WB Music Corp with an additional track. [10]
Potion: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy Final Fantasy IIIVIII February 21, 2001 1:06:22 DigiCube Contains a selection of tracks from prior Final Fantasy piano and arrangement albums, with one new arrangement. Reached No. 42 on the Japan Oricon music charts.[11] Re-released by Square Enix in 2006. [12]
Final Fantasy S Generation: Official Best Collection Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX October 23, 2001 1:06:50 Tokyopop Contains a selection of tracks from prior Final Fantasy arrangement albums. Released exclusively in North America. [13]
Potion 2: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy Final Fantasy IIX December 19, 2001 1:01:23 DigiCube Contains a selection of tracks from prior Final Fantasy piano and arrangement albums, with one new arrangement. [14][15]
20020220 - Music from Final Fantasy Final Fantasy IX May 9, 2002 1:48:03 DigiCube Live recording of an orchestral concert of arranged music from the series, performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra on February 20, 2002 at the Tokyo International Forum. Reached No. 54 on the Japanese Oricon music charts.[16] Re-released by Square Enix in 2004. [17][18][19]
Project Majestic Mix: A Tribute to Nobuo Uematsu Final Fantasy IIV, VIX May 9, 2002 1:14:24 KFSS studios Licensed fanmade album of remixes made and sold by KFSS studios. A Gold Edition with a second CD released only to pre-orderers on June 22, 2002 with a length of 2:20:41. [20]
The Black Mages Final Fantasy I, II, VVIII, X February 19, 2003 51:29 DigiCube Eponymous first album by The Black Mages, a band created by Square Enix composers. Re-released by Square Enix in 2004. [21]
Final Fantasy Song Book: Mahoroba Final Fantasy III, V, VII, VIII, IX March 10, 2004 50:18 Universal Music Group Album of Japanese vocal arrangements. Contains a hidden instrumental track. [22][23][24]
The Black Mages II: The Skies Above Final Fantasy I, III, IV, VIII, IX, X December 22, 2004 50:56 Universal Music Group Second album by The Black Mages, a band created by Square Enix composers. [25]
More Friends: Music from Final Fantasy Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children February 15, 2006 1:14:54 Square Enix Live recording of an orchestral concert of arranged music from the series, performed by an orchestra on May 16, 2005 at the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, along with guest artists such as The Black Mages. [26][27]
Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Final Fantasy IIV, VIXI December 4, 2007 1:14:22 AWR Records Orchestral concert of arranged music from the series, recorded by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in August 2007 prior to the initial concert of the Distant Worlds concert series in the Stockholm Concert Hall on December 4, 2007. [28][29][30]
Final Fantasy Finest Box Final Fantasy IV Advance, V Advance,VI Advance March 28, 2007 6:30:28 Square Enix Promotional box set containing the soundtracks from the Game Boy Advance ports of Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI, with two CDs per soundtrack. The Final Fantasy IV section contains tracks not present in the Final Fantasy IV Advance soundtrack album. [31][32]
The Black Mages III: Darkness and Starlight Final Fantasy III, V, VIIX, XI March 19, 2008 1:00:40 Dog Ear Records Third and final album by The Black Mages, a band created by Square Enix composers. [33]
Final Fantasy Remix Final Fantasy II, III, VXI August 6, 2008 55:29 Square Enix Album of dance club remixes by Ante, a DJ group composed by Ian Hartley and Matt Baggiani. [34]
Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Final Fantasy IXII September 20, 2008 50:22 KMP Music Publishing Album of guitar solo arrangements by Yuji Sekiguchi, packaged with Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best Collection, a book of guitar sheet music. [35]
Those Who Distorted Final Fantasy V, VI, VII March 25, 2009 19:46 Dog Ear Records Mini-album of three Final Fantasy arrangements as well as three arrangements of classic rock songs performed by Cellythm, a cello quartet. [36][37]
Distant Worlds II: More Music from Final Fantasy Final Fantasy IXI June 1, 2010 1:02:38 AWR Records Orchestral concert of arranged music from the series, recorded by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in January 2010 prior to the Distant Worlds II concert in the Stockholm Concert Hall on June 12, 2010, a special event in the Distant Worlds concert series. [38]
Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Vol.2 Final Fantasy IXII January 18, 2011 56:55 KMP Music Publishing Album of guitar solo arrangements by Yuji Sekiguchi, packaged with Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best Collection Vol.2, a book of guitar sheet music. [39]
Piano Opera Final Fantasy I/II/III Final Fantasy I, II, III February 29, 2012 49:12 Square Enix Album of piano arrangements of the first three games in the series, arranged and performed by Hiroyuki Nakayama. [40]
Piano Opera Final Fantasy IV/V/VI Final Fantasy IV, V, VI May 16, 2012 48:57 Square Enix Album of piano arrangements of three games in the series, arranged and performed by Hiroyuki Nakayama. [41]
Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Vol.3 Final Fantasy IXIII July 20, 2012 55:33 KMP Music Publishing Album of guitar solo arrangements by Yuji Sekiguchi, packaged with Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best Collection Vol.2, a book of guitar sheet music. [42]
Final Fantasy Tribute ~Thanks~ Final Fantasy IXIII December 5, 2012 2:17:50 Square Enix Album of remixes of music from the series by various artists. [43]
Piano Opera Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX Final Fantasy VII, VIII, IX April 23, 2014 43:18 Square Enix Album of piano arrangements of three games in the series, arranged and performed by Hiroyuki Nakayama. [44]
A New World: Intimate Music from Final Fantasy Final Fantasy IXIII August 22, 2014 1:08:21 Square Enix Recording of orchestral concert of arranged music from the series made at premier of the A New World concert series in London on February 15, 2014. [45]
Distant Worlds III: More Music from Final Fantasy Final Fantasy IXIV March 6, 2015 1:04:31 AWR Records Orchestral concert of arranged music from the series, recorded by the Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus in November 2014 at the Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague and AWR Music Studio in Chicago. [46]
Final Fantasy Piano Reductions Final Fantasy VIIX March 17, 2015 1:26:25 Joypad Records Licensed album of piano arrangements of Final Fantasy pieces by TPR. [47]
MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed Final Fantasy VII October 9, 2015 5:17:25 Materia Collective Licensed debut compilation album by label Materia Collective, featuring 250+ artists [48]
SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed Final Fantasy VIII February 11, 2016 5:51:20 Materia Collective Final Fantasy VIII compilation album by 300 artists [49]

See also[edit]

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