I've been listening to the orchestrated version of the FFVIII OST soundtrack for more than a year. I've always found myself tremendously immersed in the music whenever I play it.
A while ago I decided to purchase the piano version. I've also wondered how much this version compares with the orchestrated version, given that that the latter is pretty much "complete" in everything a game soundtrack should be in my opinion.
Wow Uematsu is just great! This album has some great pieces like tenderness in the air, lenna's theme, a presentiment, ahead on our way and music box. Brings back great memories when i use to play the game often! Great album if you like Uematsu's music and the game itself..
This piano music is based of a game from the 90s era that was available for the Super Nintendo system, therefore one is silly to expect something fancy out of it, and that is were the beauty lies and shines.
The piano tunes are perfectly adapted from the game and it will appeal both real fans of the game (from back then, not spoiled PSx generation brats) and piano lovers alike.
“El Fantasma De Canterville” is the third album of study of the Argentine singer-songwriter León Gieco. It was released in 1976 by the label Music Hall.
David Chesky, born in Miami in 1956, settled in New York City in the 1970s and now identifies himself as an "urban orchestral composer." His Urban Concertos, of which he has written nearly a dozen, constitute his most substantial output. In the program notes for this recording of three of his concertos, he wrote, "Perhaps one can say my style is neo-impressionist. But I do not live on some quaint idyllic country farm, I live in the city that never sleeps! It is a hard-driving concrete jungle that pulsates around the clock." "Pulsating" is an apt descriptor for Chesky's music, which is notable for its restlessly high energy and rhythmic propulsiveness.