If you thought the Final Fantasy X soundtrack needed a new musical arrangement then you’re in luck. Meet SPIRA: Music From Final Fantasy X: a huge 100-track tribute to the beloved PS2 RPG soundtrack, originally by Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, and Junya Nakano.
The album is spread across two 50-track volumes titled “Besaid Mix” and “Zanarkand Mix” and will feature a variety of styles such as orchestral, electronic, and rock along with Bollywood, disco, gipsy punk, folk and even Chocobo choir… Yeah.
The large cast of musical talent includes Horizon Zero Dawn vocalist Julie Elven, composer Dale North, Pokémon Reorchestrated arranger Braxton Burks, the Triforce Quartet, and others.
Project organisers Joe Chen and Emily McMillan said:
“The Final Fantasy X soundtrack already contains a lot of variations on a few common themes.
We wanted to create a listening experience where it didn’t feel like you’re listening to ‘Hymn of the Fayths’ 20 times in a row, so all of our artists aimed to do something new on their track.
For example, some artists arranged in an unfamiliar style, while others incorporated unique instrumentation. As a result, both SPIRA albums re-frame the classic themes from Final Fantasy X with a fresh perspective.”
The new album follows other arrangement projects from Materia Collective including MATERIA: Final Fantasy VII Remixed and SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed.
We’ve been informed that FF fans can count on all of their favourite tracks being included, such as the emotional “Zanarkand”, the vocal ballad “Suteki da ne”, and Jecht’s own favourite metal track “Otherworld”.