It’s finally here! The third and long awaited installment of the Piano Opera: Final Fantasy albums has been unleashed to the world. As we reported a few months back, this newest album from Square Enix features piano arrangements by Hiroyuki Nakayama of the Final Fantasy VII, VIII, and IX soundtracks. Pieces featured on this arrange album include “Liberi Fatali,” from Final Fantasy VIII; “Rose of May,” from Final Fantasy IX; and “Those Who Fight Further,” from Final Fantasy VII.
Each album in this series has covered selections of music from three Final Fantasy games. The first of this album series focused on Final Fantasy I, II, and III, while the second entry contained selections from Final Fantasy IV, V, and VI. It should be noted that these piano arrangements are different from the previously released Piano Collections albums. Nakayama’s interpretations of Nobuo Uematsu’s music on these arrange albums are all completely new.
The Piano Opera: Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX album is currently available on iTunes. For those of you looking for a physical copy of the album, it is currently available on CD Japan. However, it appears that the first press versions of the physical disc, a version that usually comes with a special sleeve case, has already sold out. We will have a review for Piano Opera: Final Fantasy VII/VIII/IX on Original Sound Version in the coming days. Be sure to check back for our full coverage of the album.