Final Fantasy IV
First pressing: N38D-010
(released 4/21/92 under SQUARE BRAND)
Squaresoft catalog number: PSCN-5008|
(released 9/24/94 by NTT Publishing Co., Ltd.)
Squaresoft re-release NTCP-1001 |
(released 5/23/01 by NTT/Square Sounds Co., Ltd.; CD ONLY)
Top Circle/Yuanding: FF-08 (CD only)
Miya Records: MICA-0275 (CD only)
Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
Arranged by Shiro Satou
Strings arranged by Osamu Satou
Performed by Toshiyuki Mori
Total playing time: 57:24
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Contains piano versions of selected songs from Final Fantasy IV for the Super Nintendo (Super Famicom).
The title of the last track on this CD changed slightly between printings. My current scanner isn't big enough to capture the entire book of the first two pressings, so I've had to make do with what I could get. (Why don't they make the scanning area of consumer scanners any bigger than A4 size?)
First pressing/SQUARE BRAND version: Main track titles are in Japanese (kana) with English title renditions. (The English titles are not word-for-word translations of the Japanese, which is why I can't quite call them "translations.") The CD comes with a hardcover book that has sheet music to the songs; tracklist in English and Japanese (kana); a short paragraph describing each song and pointers explaining how to play the song; and a message from Nobuo Uematsu. Also includes a customer survey card. The cover of the book is blue-gray. The CD is stored in a plastic insert built into the cover of the book. The scores are for advanced piano players. These are DIFFERENT from the piano books sold by Doremi, which contain ONLY PIANO SCORES to ALL the music in the game.
Squaresoft version: The CD also comes with a hardcover book with piano scores. Barring any corrections or slight text changes that might have been made to the song descriptions and pointers, the content is the same as the first pressing, although the layout of the table of contents is slightly different. The cover is a pink marbleized color. The CD also comes in a plastic insert built into the cover of the book.
SS reissue: The reissue has the CD only in a regular jewel case. Liner notes have the tracklist in kana and a message in Japanese titled "FF4 no omoide" (Memories of FF4) from Nobuo Uematsu. It is DIFFERENT from the message found in the earlier pressings. If anyone is willing to translate that, I'll be sure to add it to my site! The back cover has the tracklist in English. This album has a water theme going, with the back cover and liner notes having a design with waves, and the CD being colored blue.
EverAnime version: Comes in a slipcase and includes the CD in a jewel case, and a softcover book about the size of the jewel case that includes the piano scores. The book has the same content as the other versions; its table of contents follows the layout of the SS version. The "liner notes" in the jewel case is just a single sheet of paper with the cover picture, and no other text inside. Also includes an obi.
- The tracklist as printed on some of the Square Brand CDs is incorrect. It lists 15 songs instead of 14. "The Dreadful Fight" should not be on the tracklist. Other Square Brand CDs have the correct tracklist. I don't know which is rarer, the corrected or uncorrected version.
- In the reissue, track 14 is called "Ai no TEEMA ANSANBURU" (Theme of Love ensemble).
|2||Ai no TEEMA |
Theme of Love
|4||Machi no TEEMA |
Welcome to Our Town!
|5||FAINARU FANTAJII IV MEIN TEEMA |
(Final Fantasy IV main theme)
Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV
Into the Darkness
|8||Shoujo RIDIA |
(Little girl Rydia)
|9||GIRUBAATO no RYUUTO |
Melody of Lute
|10||Kuroi kacchu GORUBEEZA |
Golbeza Clad in the Dark
|11||TOROIA kuni |
|12||BATORU MEDOREI - BATORU 1, BATORU 2, GORUBEIZA yon ten'ou to no BATORU, Saigo no tatakai|
(Battle medley - Battle 1, Battle 2, Golbez's four emperor battles (?), Final battle)
|13||ENDINGU TEEMA |
|14||Ai no TEEMA - mishuurokukyoku TORAKKU|
(Theme of love - unreleased music track)
Theme of Love. In the reissue, this track is called "Ai no TEEMA ANSANBURU" (Theme of Love ensemble).
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Last revised June 09, 2012