Annotation

Soundtrack to Final Fantasy 8. Interestingly, Square mailed a copy of this four disc set to all of the people who bought FF8 when it came out, even though (as far as this author is aware) they made no such promotional announcement.

Annotation last modified on 2013-03-17 16:01 UTC.

Wikipedia

The music of the video game Final Fantasy VIII was composed by regular series composer Nobuo Uematsu. The Final Fantasy VIII Original Soundtrack, a compilation of all music in the game, was released on four Compact Discs by DigiCube in Japan, and by Square EA in North America. A special orchestral arrangement of selected tracks from the game—arranged by Shirō Hamaguchi—was released under the title Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec Final Fantasy VIII, and a collection of piano arrangements—performed by Shinko Ogata—was released under the title Piano Collections Final Fantasy VIII.

The game's soundtrack is best known for two tracks: "Liberi Fatali", a Latin choral piece that is played during the introduction to the game, and "Eyes on Me", a pop song serving as the game's theme, performed by Chinese singer Faye Wong. Reviewers were generally pleased with the music, although several cited issues while comparing the score to previous games or looking at individual tracks.

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Album + Soundtrack

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack (regular edition) 4×CD 23 + 19 + 20 + 12 DigiCube SSCX-10028 4517331100287
Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack (limited edition) 4×CD 23 + 19 + 20 + 12 DigiCube SSCX-10028 4517331100287
Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack 4×CD 23 + 19 + 20 + 12 SQUARE ENIX SQEX-10005, SQEX-10006, SQEX-10007, SQEX-10008 4988601460026
FINAL FANTASY VIII: Original Soundtrack 4×Digital Media 23 + 19 + 19 + 12 SQUARE ENIX
Promotion
Final Fantasy VIII Music Collection 4×CD 23 + 19 + 20 + 12 Square Electronic Arts [none]
Bootleg
Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack 4×CD 23 + 19 + 20 + 12 K-O Records Ltd. KO-99005, KO-99006, KO-99007, KO-99008 4713235110050
Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack 4×CD 23 + 19 + 19 + 12 笙美 (SM RECORDS LTD.) A&G-057

Relationships

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208156/ [info]
Wikipedia: en: Music of Final Fantasy VIII [info]
reviews: http://www.rpgfan.com/soundtracks/ff8music/ [info]