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THE BLACK MAGES II The Skies Above


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All Music Composed by / Nobuo Uematsu /
All Music Produced by / Nobuo Uematsu /
Arranged by / Tsuyoshi Sekito / , Kenichiro Fukui / , Michio Okamiya /
Synthesizer Programmed / Tsuyoshi Sekito / , Kenichiro Fukui / , Michio Okamiya /
Performance / THE BLACK MAGES /
    Electric Guitar / Tsuyoshi Sekito / , Michio Okamiya / , Kenichiro Fukui /
    Organ / Nobuo Uematsu / , Kenichiro Fukui /
    Bass / Keiji Kawamori /
    Drums / Arata Hanyuda /
    Synthesizer / Kenichiro Fukui /
    Acoustic Guitar / Tsuyoshi Sekito /
    Piano / Kenichiro Fukui /
Lyrics / Alexander O. Smith
Vocals / KAZCO, mr.goo
Voice / Alexander O. Smith
Recording Engineer / Kenichiro Fukui /
Mixing Engineer / Kenichiro Fukui /
Recorded at / STUDIO 1043 / Yoyogi, Tokyo
Mixed at / STUDIO 1043 / Yoyogi, Tokyo
Mastering Engineer / Shigeki Fujino /
Mastering Studio / Universal Music Studio
Illustrated by / Hideo Minaba /
Package Art Direction / Tadashi Shimada / (Banana Studio)
Design / Tadashi Shimada / , Norie Kadokura / (Banana Studio)
A&R Directors / Masako Miyoshi / (SQUARE ENIX), Tsuyoshi Takemura / (MCA-Records)
Assistant Director / Soshi Yoshida / (SQUARE ENIX)
Promotion Planner / Tsuyoshi Takemura / (MCA-Records)
Sales Planner / Naoko Iwasaki / (Universal Music)
Artwork Coordinator / Hitomi Miyamoto (Universal Music)
Executive Producer / Kensuke Matsushita / (SQUARE ENIX)
Supervisors / Yoichi Wada (SQUARE ENIX), Atsushi Kitamura / (Universal J), Toshiyuki Takano (MCA-Records)
Special Thanks / Chie Mitsui, Masayuki Tanaka / , Masashi Kitagawa / , Rie Tsukamoto (SQUARE ENIX)

Tracklist

Disc 1

01 The Rocking Grounds 3:56
02 Zeromus 3:52
03 Vamo' Alla Flamenco 4:25
04 Hunter's Chance 4:45
05 Otherworld 3:15
06 Matoya's Cave 4:44
07 The Man with the Machine Gun 4:17
08 Maybe I'm a Lion 5:35
09 Battle with the Four Fiends 3:59
10 The Skies Above 7:19
11 Blue Blast - Winning the Rainbow 4:49
Disc length 50:56

 

Notes

Also released on iTunes for $9.99.

Track 1 from Final Fantasy III
Tracks 2, 9 from Final Fantasy IV
Tracks 3, 4 from Final Fantasy IX
Tracks 5, 10 from Final Fantasy X
Track 6 from Final Fantasy I
Tracks 7, 8 from Final Fantasy VIII
Track 11 is an original piece specifically written as a theme song for Japanese wrestler Takehiro Murahama.

"The Rocking Grounds"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Electric Guitar: Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Organ: Nobuo Uematsu
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda

"Zeromus"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Kenichiro Fukui
   Electric Guitar: Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Synthesizer & Organ: Kenichiro Fukui
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda

"Vamo' Alla Flamenco"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Acoustic & Electric Guitar: Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Organ: Nobuo Uematsu
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda

"Hunter's Chance"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Electric Guitar: Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Organ: Nobuo Uematsu
   Synthesizer & Piano: Kenichiro Fukui
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda

"Otherworld"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Lyrics by Alexander O. Smith
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Michio Okamiya
   Vocals: KAZCO
   Electric Guitar: Michio Okamiya
   Organ: Nobuo Uematsu, Kenichiro Fukui
   Synthesizer: Kenichiro Fukui
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda

"Matoya's Cave"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Acoustic Guitar: Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Electric Guitar: First Solo / Tsuyoshi Sekito
                         Second Solo / Michio Okamiya
   Organ: Nobuo Uematsu
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda

"The Man with the Machine Gun"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Kenichiro Fukui
   Electric Guitar: Backing & First Solo / Tsuyoshi Sekito
                         Second Solo / Michio Okamiya
   Synthesizer: Kenichiro Fukui
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda

"Maybe I'm a Lion"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Michio Okamiya
  Electric Guitar: First Solo / Michio Okamiya
                        Second Solo / Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Organ: Nobuo Uematsu
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda
   Voice: Alexander O. Smith

"Battle with the Four Fiends"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Electric Guitar: Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Organ: Nobuo Uematsu
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda

"The Skies Above"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Lyrics by Alexander O. Smith
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Kenichiro Fukui
   Vocal: mr.goo
   Electric Guitar: Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Synthesizer, Organ & Piano: Kenichiro Fukui
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda

"Blue Blast - Winning the Rainbow"
   Composed by Nobuo Uematsu
   Arranged & Synthesizer Programmed by Kenichiro Fukui
   Electric Guitar Intro: Kenichiro Fukui
   Electric Guitar: Tsuyoshi Sekito
   Synthesizer & Organ: Kenichiro Fukui
   Bass: Keiji Kawamori
   Drums: Arata Hanyuda


All Music Composed & Produced by Nobuo Uematsu

Recording & Mixing Engineer: Kenichiro Fukui
Recorded & Mixed at STUDIO 1043 / Yoyogi, Tokyo

Mastering Engineer: Shigeki Fujino
Mastering Studio: Universal Music Studio

Illustrated by Hideo Minaba

Package Art Direction: Tadashi Shimada (Banana Studio)
Design: Tadashi Shimada, Norie Kadokura (Banana Studio)

A&R Directors: Masako Miyoshi (SQUARE ENIX), Tsuyoshi Takemura (MCA-Records)
Assistant Director: Soshi Yoshida (SQUARE ENIX)
Promotion Planner: Tsuyoshi Takemura (MCA-Records)
Sales Planner: Naoko Iwasaki (Universal Music)
Artwork Coordinator: Hitomi Miyamoto (Universal Music)

Executive Producer: Kensuke Matsushita (SQUARE ENIX)

Supervisors: Yoichi Wada (SQUARE ENIX), Atsushi Kitamura (Universal J), Toshiyuki Takano (MCA-Records)

Special Thanks: Chie Mitsui, Masayuki Tanaka, Masashi Kitagawa, Rie Tsukamoto (SQUARE ENIX)

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