SAN DIEGO – July 20, 2018 – Scarlet Moon Records is thrilled to make available Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY IV, the first album in their new live classical guitar series featuring performances by guitarist William Carlos Reyes (of The OneUps). Inspired by Square Enix’s own Piano Collections series, Guitar Collections arranges and performs Nobuo Uematsu’s iconic themes from FINAL FANTASY IV to celebrate the game’s 27th anniversary. The album is licensed and available now:
“FINAL FANTASY, and particularly FINAL FANTASY IV, has always been special to me,” explains Scarlet Moon Records producer Jayson Napolitano. “I wanted to celebrate the franchise in the same way Square Enix does with their Piano Collections series, and the performances from William Carlos Reyes exceeded expectations. The arrangements capture all the magic of Nobuo Uematsu’s original compositions while adding new emotional depth that I think every fan will appreciate. Let’s make Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY a series, as I personally can’t wait to hear FINAL FANTASY V and VI done up in the same fashion!”
The tender “Theme of Love,” the warm and soothing “Welcome to Our Town!,” and the anxiety-inducing final dungeon theme, “Within the Giant,” are featured alongside an original composition by Reyes inspired by FINAL FANTASY IV titled “The Crystals.”
The full track list is as follows:
01. Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV
02. Theme of Love
03. Welcome to Our Town!
04. Fight 2
06. Melody of Lute
07. Golbeza Clad in the Dark
08. Troian Beauty
09. Illusionary World
10. Another Moon
11. Within the Giant
12. The Crystals (Original)
The above launch trailer features performance footage of five key themes from the album, and those who purchase the album on iTunes or Bandcamp will also receive a 14-page digital booklet including liner notes, an interview with arranger/performer William Carlos Reyes, and recording notes.
For more information about the Guitar Collections FINAL FANTASY series, visit the official website: http://www.scarletmoonproductions.com/guitar/
About Scarlet Moon Records
Scarlet Moon Records has been releasing original game soundtracks and unique arrangement albums since 2013. Working with composer and musicians around the globe to publish soundtracks that publishers have no interest in releasing and also working with that same global
talent to produce refreshing arrangement albums with our their unique spin, they’re best known for their flagship album series, Prescription for Sleep: Game Music Lullabies.
Learn more: http://www.scarletmoonrecords.com
Jonas “O.J” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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