thegodawfulgatsby said: WELL, A HORN FOR MY MONEY, WHEN ALL’S DONE
BY MY TROTH, A GOOD SONG.
Secret Invasion #5
"A man I respect came to me a few months ago and he told me, he said SHIELD makes these very cool…robot (for lack of a better term)…a life model decoy. You know, for use in espionage or cover operations. He told me to start using them. That doing so wasn’t cheating or a cop-out. It was just a smart tactical maneuver. So I’m saying to you, when I’m done here I’m going to make a t-shirt that says: Nick Fury was right."
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.