Monday, October 8, 2012

Game Music Online: Final Fantasy 7 iTunes and elsewhere

I'm perusing iTunes tonight to see what's possible for purchase when searching "final fantasy vii."  Hoping for a soundtrack.   This led to the discovery of an awesome Final Fantasy piano medley from a Video Games Live concert-- incredible pianist!  While the soundtrack isn't available for purchase, it's interesting to note the variety of options for sale.  Single piano cover of the theme.  A few sound-a-like digital albums.  Some of the most innovative for me are artist's covers highlighting their own skills on the piano and violin like TPR's album, A Melancholy Tribute to Final Fantasy VII and Taylor Davis' Gaming Fantasy

And while I can't purchase it, the soundtrack is available on YouTube.  Yet one more reason why the internet is a more perfect medium than print for a collection of thoughts on game music.  At 4 1/2 hours, this is my lengthy lullaby tonight.