The Farplane Abyss
Eternity: Orchestra Performs
1000 Words (FFX-2 Mix)
Nightmare In the Cave
Struggle to the Death
1000 Words (Piano Version)
Ending – Until We Meet Again!
1000 Words (Orchestra Version)
Epilogue – A Reunion
Or mostly known as the boss battle theme against them. This song is very dark and somewhat messy of a track. I mean it sounded like “Turmoil” but led nowhere, so this track already fails as it is.
2. The Farplane Abyss
There’s some tension laid out here being the Farplane’s theme. It’s kind of cool with the strings playing. Then you hear the strings play “1000 Words” which was so odd and yet kind of clashed against the dark background. So I found this so interesting. It has a climax before leading back into the quiet start.
3. Eternity: Orchestra Performs
Somehow, I like this rendition a lot more. I mean there’s some flute and some beautiful orchestration and yet it keeps the interest with it’s pop roots as well. Though I really didn’t know where they played this at, I kind of thought it stood out from the rest of the CD altogether. Nice
4. 1000 Words (FFX-2 Mix)
Koda Kumi or Jade in everywhere else returns for this shorter version of said song. It’s still the emotional ballad and when it’s played in the game it’s just powerful and quite a sight to watch. I thought it fit in the game so well and definitly made the game feel quite calm before the start of the 5th chapter.
5. Nightmare In the Den
A wondrous piano solo. I actually like the life of this song took. It’s mysterious and dark yet somehow foreboding an epic battle to come. Eventually after the piano run-through the main song starts to play and is once again like the last two songs so it’s nothing new here.
A march style represents the Crimson Squad. It sounds like a damn anthem which bores me to death…I thought of the other and the one on the 1st CD and to be honest this was the most boring of them. The chants didn’t really help the song out either.
7. Vegnagun Awakens
That same piano line starts the song up but this becomes the boss theme. Interestingly, I thought the organ lines was pretty nifty and made a very sinister theme. Since, supposedly Shuyin is the SPOILER (man at hand). Still, it’s a great way to start the final boss with a demonic organ track.
Oddly this song is what the title says. It’s many ideas clashing, which isn’t a bad idea at first but there’s already too many songs that has this damn idea and they failed so what makes this any better? Not much really…
9. Struggle to the Death
Another demonic tune and a little more interesting, it’s still clashing but with staccatoed strings and some odd random voices. Another one of those tracks that you really don’t understand really and left you thinking WTF was I just listening to?
This one makes so much sense. The strings actually playing a very tense line and then this tuba comes in and really shot the song up good. The climax does return the clashing sounds but they aren’t as random and lame as it was used. I think this was the Final Boss Theme. Which was so good. Definitly an awesome tune.
More like a continuation of “Destruction”, there’s not really much to it until the keyboard line which sounded like something from Final Fantasy 8. Though it goes back and loops quickly so it didn’t really leave much of an impression on me than the previous song.
12. 1000 Words (Piano Version)
Yes, it is what you think it is sort of…It’s an instrumental version played by you guessed it…the piano. So I kind of liked the melody and I noticed it pretty quickly put without Kumi or Jade this song just lands on boredom and straight up being taken and made it bleh….Use the lower piano notes more!
13. Ending – Until We Meet Again!
The ending is a pretty flute opening until the strings come in. Then it gets pretty odd for this game. It’s like Disney happy practicully with its huge orchestration and moving melody. Even though it finishes pretty quickly I thought they did a good job with this piece.
14. 1000 Words (Orchestra Version)
Another version *sigh*…I already reviewed this track on Kumi’s album and even then this was a pretty good track. Now with the orchestra behind her voice actually fits the track pretty nicely. Maybe, a little louder so she won’t be covered by the music, but this was a better version overall.
15. Ending – A Reunion
Playing ”Besaid” in an orchestrated fashion. This is obviously where Yuna reunites with “him”. I kind of thought that whole scene was just tacked on for some reason. I mean it really didn’t make any sense at how or why they decided to bring him back for the end. Luckily it did finish the story and the music was pretty too. Sweet story.
Ugh, so many 1000 Words tracks…..Anyway we finish off the soundtrack with a lot of pretty strange tracks. The whole “clash” theme didn’t really work for me as most were during the final boss scenes. I enjoyed the 1st CD more all in all, but since I’m all done with this soundtrack I can breath a sigh of relief XD