Daryl's Library - Final Fantasy CDs

Final Fantasy VI
Grand Finale

FF6 Grand Finale

  • Squaresoft catalog number:
    (released 5/25/94 by NTT Publishing Co., Ltd.)
  • Squaresoft re-release:
    (released 10/1/04 by NTT Publishing Co., Ltd.)

  • SonMay: GAME-011
  • EverAnime: GM-207
  • Top Circle/Yuanding: FF-35
  • Miya Records: MICA-0306
  • Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
  • Arranged by Shiro Sagisu and Tsuneyoshi Saito
  • Performed by the Ensemble Archi Della Scala and Orchestra Synfonica di Milano

    11 tracks
    Total playing time: 54:31

    Liner notes translation

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    Contains arranged versions of certain songs from Final Fantasy VI for the Super Nintendo (Super Famicom). The game was released in the U.S. as Final Fantasy III for the SNES. The game has had several re-releases, but I believe the music doesn't change from game to game. However, in the Anthology release, there is some extra music during the FMV scenes that is not found on any soundtrack.

    Squaresoft version: Liner notes include: tracklist in English; art of Relm by Yoshitaka Amano next to the tracklist; lyrics to the Aria in Italian and Japanese (kana); a message from Nobuo Uematsu; and 12 small photos on one page of what I assume are the recording sessions. The pictures show various orchestra musicians, Uematsu, and others. The CD is a dark pink/magenta color. The CD tray is clear plastic, and underneath the tray is a picture of the "Final Fantasy VI: Grand Finale" logo and Amano art of Celes. The left spine of the cover has the CD's name printed in Roman characters, while the right spine has the name printed in katakana.

    Squaresoft re-release: Everything from the jewel case to the music CD is the same, aside from the change in catalog numbers. Barring any corrections or slight text changes that might have been made in the liner notes that I didn't catch, the only real changes are some added text in the liner notes: As with other FF re-releases starting with NTCP, there's a bunch of text in Japanese on the back of the liner notes, and an extra line of Japanese text after the production staff credits.

    SonMay version: The skimpy two-page liner notes include the tracklist in English; Amano art of Relm; and lyrics to the Aria in Italian and kana. That's all. The CD is also a magenta color. Also comes with a sticker with the FF6 logo and "Original Sound Version" on it, and a customer survey printed in Chinese.

    EverAnime version: The liner notes content is the same as the SS version, except the reproduction is very blurry. Also, the liner notes ni the particular copy I have are very badly cut; I have to practically force them back into the jewel case. The CD has a picture of the liner notes cover printed on it. Both left and right spines have the CD name printed in katakana.

    Interesting notes:

    1Opening Theme - Tina7:57
    3The Mystic Forest4:46
    5Milan de Chocobo5:36
    6Troops March On4:25
    7Kids Run Through the City Corner3:13
    10Mistery Train4:01
    11Aria Di Mezzo Carattere
    Vocal, sung in Italian by Svelta Grasteva

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    Last revised January 19, 2011