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"Remastered" SNES Final Fantasy Soundtracks Coming


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Slated for July 3, Square Enix are releasing in Japan a "remastered" version of the Final Fantasy IV Soundtrack. Later in the year, similar albums will be released for Final Fantasy V and Final Fantasy VI. There's not much detail beyond that so far, which naturally leaves some questions. The first question might well be the tracklist - will these albums be a full OST, which would require a few CDs, or is it a single-CD "best of" compilation as some other albums have been in the past? Second, though, and possibly more important, is "what on earth does a remaster of a SNES soundtrack entail?"

Given that these albums are explicitly called remasters, and not anything like the piano collections or orchestral arrangements that have been done in the past, it would seem that these new albums will still be chiptunes as they were originally, but perhaps that the chips used to make the tunes will be of a more modern variety than twenty years ago, creating the opportunity for more realistic synthesized sounds.

If you want to find out, you'll need to import, most likely - Squenix are not currently speaking of any Western release for any of these albums.

Source: Siliconera

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BlitzSageComment 1: 2013-05-03 02:05
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This is an CD import page for it. It looks like you can preorder, and it's also $30. Now, I don't import anything, so I'm not sure how it would effect the price. But doesn't that seem like a price for a full soundtrack? Otherwise, that would be overpriced to me.

Exhibit B is the image:

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It does say Original Sound Track Remaster Version. That all makes it seem as if it's going to be the full albums.
PerigrynComment 2: 2013-05-09 05:52
Perigryn They are welcome to my money.

All three are solid soundtracks, and I look forward to hearing them remastered. I got FFV on PS and it came with the soundtrack in its original glory, so getting it optimized will be a treat!
BlitzSageComment 3: 2013-05-11 02:52
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They are welcome to my money.

All three are solid soundtracks, and I look forward to hearing them remastered. I got FFV on PS and it came with the soundtrack in its original glory, so getting it optimized will be a treat!

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Probably shouldn't say this... you can find them free. And in good quality.
KameComment 4: 2013-05-11 06:33
Kame As cool as I think it is to buy FF music in cd form (I have my lovely "Celtic Moon" sitting next to me), getting just the chiptune/video game music, not so enthused by it. I probably would have jumped for it back in 199X but I can listen to all of these tracks on YouTube or even something like Chipamp for Winamp.
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