So soon? Yes, alas - we’re switching, just for today, to a video game track. Namely, Fisherman’s Horizon, composed by legend Nobuo Uematsu for the game Final Fantasy VIII.
You’ll be able to tell from the start that this isn’t the version from the game itself, but rather a fully orchestrated and choral version. As far as I can tell, this is a studio recording of the 2006 VOICES - Music from Final Fantasy concert version of the track, and you can find it live here. (Here is some more info on VOICES itself.) There are some small changes between the live recording and the one I’ve got here, and I have to say, I appreciate this “official” recording more (if that is indeed what it is).
There is little I can say for Nobuo Uematsu’s prodigious talent that hasn’t been said better and at greater length by others much smarter than myself. So I’ll leave you to it by simply saying: I get chills every single time I hear the the final choral section of this piece. Absolutely every time. The human voice, when applied both correctly and skillfully as an instrument, can be of such a quiet and perfect beauty that you can’t help but shiver in delight. Enjoy.
You can download this song here.
Waltz on the Moon (Final Fantasy VIII Cocktail)
1 cl Bols Lychee
1 cl Bols Banana
3 cl Apple Juice
2 cl Orange Juice
Directions:Shake with ice and strain into Cocktail glass. Add a lime wedge for a garnish.
Squall seems just a bit tense during his dance with Rinoa. Perhaps a drink break would be best?
(Drink created and photographed by Scrollbar.dk)
I think one of my favorite sequences in Disc 2 was the Galbadia prison jail break. You get to see Zell take up action, and this guy is super energetic so I feel pumped for him. Also, we get see what Ward was doing, which was being bored out of his mind and doing janitorial work in aforementioned prison…coincidentally. Well, I guess there’s only one prison for political dissidents in Galbadia, so it’s not so coincidentally randomized.
I like that Quistis and all the other people are just giving Zell BIG HINTS on what to do next and how to jailbreak. Such as Rinoa being like “….anything looking familiar, Zell?