All your favorite VGM podcasters are doing a series called “Masters of VGM”, where we do episodes devoted to our four favorite video game composers. For my first entry into this series, I’m going through the greatest hits (and a few other songs) of my favorite VGM composer, Nobuo Uematsu.
Special thanks to Bedroth of Very Good Music and everyone else who’s set up the Masters of VGM project and all the podcasters who are participating. You can follow the project’s Twitter account @mastersofvgm or visit their website at mastersofvgm.com to see all the participating podcasts and episodes released to date.
If you like this episode and you want to hear some more obscure Nobuo Uematsu stuff, you should check out episode 3 of this show. It’s called “Before and Outside of Final” and it’s devoted to early songs he composed that are NOT from Final Fantasy games.
I mentioned a few songs or alternate versions of songs during the show. Here are links so you can hear them:
Also, if you love the Final Fantasy VII soundtrack and want to hear an interesting take on it, you should check out Mega Ran’s album Black Materia: The Remake. You can find it on Spotify, or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moBMdS3ZaZQ.
Thanks to BokiBokiPixelArt for the show logo. You can find him on Twitter @BokiPixelart.
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00:00 - Show Tagline
00:06 - Final Fantasy (NES) - Opening Theme
01:29 - Talk Segment 1
05:54 - Final Fantasy (NES) - Matoya’s Cave
07:05 - Final Fantasy II (NES) - Finale
10:13 - Final Fantasy III (NES) - Cute Little Tozas
11:12 - Final Fantasy IV (SNES) - Into the Darkness
12:33 - Final Fantasy IV (SNES) - Illusionary World
13:46 - Final Fantasy V (SNES) - Battle on the Big Bridge
16:14 - Final Fantasy VI (SNES) - Devil’s Lab
18:47 - Talk Segment 2
22:07 - Final Fantasy VII - One Winged Angel
29:20 - Final Fantasy VIII - Man With The Machine Gun
32:10 - Final Fantasy IX - Secret Library Daguerreo
34:11 - Final Fantasy IX - Vamo’ alla Flamenco
36:04 - Final Fantasy X - Zanarkind
39:08 - Final Fantasy X - Prelude
42:51 - Final Fantasy XI - Ronfaure
47:45 - Final Fantasy XIV - Contention
51:57 - Talk Segment 3
52:41 - Cruise Chaser Blassty - Main Theme
54:36 - Nobuo Uematsu’s 10 Short Stories - Here Comes Conga Boy
59:55 - Fantasian - Main Theme
1:03:10 - Show Outro
1:04:09 - Final Fantasy III - Chocobos!
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