Final Fantasy X-2 Piano Collection
Since I’ve already bored everyone with my long historical article on the music of Final Fantasy, I will keep this short. Lately I’ve been listening to a playlist composed of all the Final Fantasy Piano Collection albums I’ve obtained over the years and the FFX-2 portion has stuck out like a sore thumb. The interpretations of a majority of the songs are close enough to their originals to be recognizable, and it helps that the FFX-2 ost translates very well to piano.
Wind Crest ~The Three Trails~
The beginning starts off very similarly to the original track but slightly slower and gentler, gradually easing into a purposeful melody. Eventually the song crescendos into an angsty climax which goes on for a while before decrescendo-ing into the slow and gentle flowing notes that you hear at the beginning. I really enjoyed listening to this (over and over all day) because the song would take me through a journey every single time.
This deviated from the original so much that at first I wasn’t able to recognize it but that completely did not matter. The emotion that went into the interpretation of Akagi Party is raw and apparent throughout the song. Listen to pure genius.
Epilogue ~Reunion~ is largely unchanged and retains the same feel as the original track so I would say that this is transcription done well. I do think that the piano version does the job alot better as I feel more sentimental listening to it.
Eternity ~Memories of Light and Waves~
Best rendition of the immensely moving Eternity ~Memories of Light and Waves~. Ever. I say thank you to whoever turned this already awesome 2 minute looping piano track into a 6 minute masterpiece. A great song to end the album with.