21 April 2011

Episode 25: Nobuo Uematsu

The boys focus on video game music legend, Nobuo Uematsu, showcasing a breadth of tracks from his vast body of work during the 8-bit and 16-bit era.  NOTE: The Legacy Music Hour accidentally left out King's Knight (NES), which should have been played first before 3-D WorldRunner.  Full track listing below.



Game - Composer - Song - Company - Console - Year (the version we played was released)

3-D WorldRunner - Nobuo Uematsu - Invincibility Theme - Square/Acclaim - NES - 1987

Rad Racer - Nobuo Uematsu - Sunset Coastline (Song 1) - Square - NES - 1987

JJ - Nobuo Uematsu - Main Stage Theme - Square - Famicom - 1987

Final Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Airship - Square - NES - 1990

Hanjuku Hero - Nobuo Uematsu - gameplay - Square - Famicom - 1988

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Main Theme - Square - Famicom - 1988

Square's Tom Sawyer - Nobuo Uematsu - gameplay - Square - Famicom - 1989

The Final Fantasy Legend - Nobuo Uematsu - Hurry Up! - Square - Game Boy - 1990

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Town of Water - Square - Famicom - 1990

Final Fantasy Legend II - Nobuo Uematsu, Kenji Ito - Mystery of the Secret Treasure - Square - Game Boy - 1991

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Toroian Beauty - Square - SNES - 1991

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - My Home, Sweet Home - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Celes - Square - SNES - 1994

Front Mission: Gun Hazard - Nobuo Uematsu - Remains - Square - Super Famicom - 1996

DynamiTracer - Nobuo Uematsu - Music Factory - Square - Super Famicom Satellaview - 1996

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Save Them! - Square - SNES - 1994

Final Fantasy V - Nobuo Uematsu - Four Valiant Hearts - Square - Super Famicom - 1992

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Cid's Theme - Square - SNES - 1991

DynamiTracer - Nobuo Uematsu - Twin Star 1 - Square - Super Famicom Satellaview - 1996

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Setzer - Square - SNES - 1994

Hanjuku Hero - Nobuo Uematsu - Field Fall - Square - Famicom - 1988

Final Fantasy II - Nobuo Uematsu - Overworld (Main Theme) - Square - SNES - 1991

The Final Fantasy Legend - Nobuo Uematsu - Prologue - Square - Game Boy - 1990

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Elia, the Maiden of Water - Square - Famicom - 1990

Final Fantasy III - Nobuo Uematsu - Blackjack - Square - SNES - 1994

Final Fantasy - Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy Theme (Opening Theme) - Square - NES - 1990

11 comments:

  1. I knew I'd heard "Sunset Coastline" from Rad Racer somewhere before... then it hit me: the Brother's Chaps used it for the theme music to "Stinko Man K 20X6," the "japanese cartoon" version of Homestar Runner. "Challenge and fighting and fighting and challenge tonight... everybody's-fighting-mumblemumblemumble!"

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    1. I had the exact same experience and love that I wasn't the only one.

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  2. Great set of tunes from Nobuo guys! You should check out Hitoshi Sakimoto's early works if you like Nobuo. His soundtrack for Gauntlet 4 for the Mega Drive/Genesis is simply amazing!

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  3. Brent, just caught you on Hardwick's, Nerdist today. I just started pulling down the podcast in bulk based on the premise alone. The fact that the sample you played on the show was from Gunstar just totally sold me. Really looking forward to listening to the show!

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  4. I also heard you on Nerdist today. A friend of mine, who is a phenomenal musician, just released an all 8-bit album.
    You should check it out.
    http://www.digstation.com/AlbumDetails.aspx?albumid=ALB000075795

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  5. great episode! I am new to the FF franchise, this gives me some music to look forward to.

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  6. The music from the Airship portion of Final Fantasy reminds me so much of "Under the Boardwalk" by the Drifters. Am I going crazy?

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  7. hey read your email i sent you some info on some game music i think you might like

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  8. Steven, the airship music from Final Fantasy II(US) (not played on this episode) really reminds me of the Neverending Story music.

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  9. Another great episode. Thanks for sharing those Famicom and GB songs. Definitely my first time hearing those tracks. Adding those to my FF playlist.

    What are your thoughts on Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy?
    http://ffdistantworlds.com/

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  10. @Tonyx35 Re: Distant Worlds -it's a lot of newer FF stuff, which I'm personally not that into. I went to a FF concert once and Nobuo was there. But same thing, there were only a few 8/16-bit era pieces and I didn't really know the other stuff.

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