On February 18, Square Enix held a concert devoted exclusively to the music of Final Fantasy in Yokohama, Japan. Titled "Voices: Music from Final Fantasy," the show was limited to one night only, and tickets sold out within 15 minutes of going on sale.
Fortunately for those who couldn't attend, a DVD of the concert will hit Japanese retailers on June 21. The widescreen Dolby 5.1 DVD will be titled Voices: Music from Final Fantasy Final Fantasy Premium Orchestra Concert and run 4,800 yen (about US $43) for a limited two-disc edition, and 3,800 ($34) for a one-disc version.
In addition to the orchestra, conducted by Arnie Ross, the DVD features Emiko Shiratori performing "Melodies of Life" (Final Fantasy IX), the band RIKKI singing "Suteki da ne" (FFX), Izumi Masuda on "Distant Worlds" (FFXI), and Angela Aki singing "Kiss Me Good-Bye" from FFXII. Purchasers of the limited edition will be treated to documentary footage and extended interviews with Ross and Nobuo Uematsu, composer of the Final Fantasy soundtracks.
A complete song list is as follows:
2. Liberi Fatali (FFVIII)
3. Fisherman's Horizon (FFVIII)
4. Inori no Uta (FFX)
5. Suteki da ne (FFX)
6. Final Fantasy Doo-wop Medley
7. Melodies of Life (FFIX)
8. Final Fantasy
9. Primavista Gakudan (FFIX)
10. Yakusoku no Chi (FFVII: Advent Children)
11. Distant Worlds (FFXI)
12. Eyes on Me (FFVIII)
13. Kiss Me Good-Bye (FFXII)
14. Opera "Maria and Draco" (FFVI)
Encores: Brass de Chokobo (FFX), Sairin: Katayoku no Tenshi (FFVII:AC)