Album: Final Fantasy IV: Echoes of Betrayal, Light of Redemption

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Disc 1

1. Full of Courage (The Red Wings) 4:46
2. The Might of Baron (Kingdom of Baron) 5:59
3. Overture ~ Tellah's Prophecy (Medley) 4:30
4. Journey to Solace (Sorrow and Loss) 5:38
5. Ana(pro)logue (Prologue) 3:33
6. The Flying Machine (Main Theme of FINAL FANTASY IV) 2:28
7. Read the Sine (Welcome to Our Town!) 3:01
8. Emerald Beauty (Rydia) 5:42
9. RDX Necklace (Bomb Ring) 4:36
10. Of Fiend and Man (Battle 1) 3:36
11. Interlude ~ Yay! (Fanfare) 0:44
12. The Skies Hold No Angels for Us (Damcyan Castle) 5:48
13. Edward's Dream Quartet (Edward's Harp) 7:05
14. Golbez 'N Goblins (Golbez, Clad in Darkness) 4:42
15. Fighting for Tomorrow (Fabul) 5:30

Disc 2

1. Mystic Variations (Mystic Mysidia) 4:04
2. Metal Mage (Palom and Porom) 2:15
3. Smiling Hilltop for Four Hands (Mt. Ordeals) 2:55
4. Step Into the Light (Into the Darkness) 3:24
5. Long Time Gone (A Long Way to Go) 3:33
6. Rhymes with Elixir (Chocobo Chocobo) 4:46
7. Interlude ~ Nom! (Enter Fat Chocobo) 0:40
8. Blue Planet in Mode 7 (The Airship) 4:45
9. Goodbye Cid... (Hey Cid!) 4:16
10. Almost Fell for the Trojan (Troian Beauty) 4:06
11. Somewhere to Hide (Somewhere in the World...) 4:30
12. Fallen Dragoon (Suspicion) 5:34
13. Fallen Ascent (Tower of Zot) 5:13
14. Survival Instinct (Battle 2) 4:02
15. OMFG GET OUT OF THERE!!! (Run!) 2:09
16. Lacrima (Sorrow and Loss) 5:01
17. Theme of Love for Guitar Duet (Theme of Love) 4:13

Disc 3

1. Tundra of Dwarves (Land of Dwarves) 3:09
2. In the Land of Dwarves (Giott, King of the Dwarves) 3:56
3. Path of Deception (The Land of Summons) 5:32
4. Calcobrena After a Night of Dinner and Dancing (Dancing Calbrena) 4:56
5. Treason (Battle with the Four Fiends) 5:11
6. Until the Tower Falls (Tower of Bab-il) 4:36
7. Evoking the Dawn (The Prelude) 4:20
8. A Savior Ascends (Lunar Whale) 6:51
9. The Still Land (The Lunarians) 4:08
10. Bridge to Eternity (Within the Giant) 4:24
11. Finale Part One ~ Éminence Grise (Another Moon) 3:51
12. Finale Part Two ~ Genesis of Destruction (The Final Battle) 7:47
13. Facing (Epilogue) 4:48
14. Kind of Green (Rydia) 4:49
Discussion: Latest 15 comments/reviews; view the complete thread or post your own.
Liontamer
on 2014-07-05 14:35:03
Bored_Man;970198 wrote: This may have been answered previously, but I have noticed an oddity with this album. In my media player on the computer, all the acts are separated as they should be, but when I actually put them on my mp3 player, I only get two albums; all the acts fused together, and then the bonus tracks. Is this intentional, or is there a way I can fix it?

Kyle answered a pretty similar issue a few posts above, and Brad's answer would take care of it if your player can't parse the discs field.
prophetik music
on 2014-07-05 12:42:09
your mp3 player may not support the discs field in ID3 tagging. my suggestion is to name the albums something different, or renumber them so that disc 2 track 1 is after the last track o f disc 1.
Bored_Man
on 2014-07-05 10:57:04
This may have been answered previously, but I have noticed an oddity with this album. In my media player on the computer, all the acts are separated as they should be, but when I actually put them on my mp3 player, I only get two albums; all the acts fused together, and then the bonus tracks. Is this intentional, or is there a way I can fix it?
Valhalla Knight
on 2012-10-21 00:03:34
KyleJCrb;887720 wrote: Oh yeah, I forgot Windows Explorer actually has a tag editor. I'm surprised the compilation field showed up under it. That's pretty awesome.

Yep! Windows 7, at least. :)
KyleJCrb
on 2012-10-20 15:57:09
Valhalla Knight;887697 wrote: Thanks so much, Kyle! That seems to have fixed it! I actually didn't even bother with MP3Tag; once you mentioned the compilation field I just selected the files all at once in Windows Explorer and set that field to 'Yes'. It looks like I could have done that straight from iTunes, too...not sure, though. Anyhow, thanks again!

Oh yeah, I forgot Windows Explorer actually has a tag editor. I'm surprised the compilation field showed up under it. That's pretty awesome.
Valhalla Knight
on 2012-10-20 12:12:45
Thanks so much, Kyle! That seems to have fixed it! I actually didn't even bother with MP3Tag; once you mentioned the compilation field I just selected the files all at once in Windows Explorer and set that field to 'Yes'. It looks like I could have done that straight from iTunes, too...not sure, though. Anyhow, thanks again!
KyleJCrb
on 2012-10-20 02:10:55
Looks like 16 of the tracks weren't tagged with a "1" in the Compilation field of the ID3 tags initially, including the 8 bonus tracks. That causes the issue you're seeing with iOS devices. You can use MP3Tag to fix this. Here's a little more information on how to do that.
Valhalla Knight
on 2012-10-19 22:13:05
Have any of you had issues when importing this album onto an iPhone (from iTunes)? For some reason it duplicates the album, but only with a portion of the songs:

It only does this on the iPhone; not in iTunes (on my PC) itself. Meaning iTunes shows one album and one of each song like it should, but when I drag and drop the album onto my connected iPhone it duplicates the album: One album has all 54 songs listed while the other album has 16 songs listed. BUT if I delete the 'extra album' with the incomplete track listing then those same songs get removed from the other, previously complete, album.
It's really super annoying! Especially since I'm OCD and can't handle stuff like this! Please help! :(
audio fidelity
on 2012-09-13 18:19:37
Here you go, reupped. I'm not sure what happened here. And I thought more about remixing it, but I'm ok with this mix and think I should just move forward.
http://www.mediafire.com/?e8ylcv17mg8owev
Subz1987
on 2012-06-15 01:29:15
audio fidelity;821127 wrote: My mix of Zeromus (mastered)
http://www.mediafire.com/?alvaa481b9mr0n4
Just listened to this again and thought I would share. I appreciate Zircon's contribution to this project by mixing the track that was released, but I still feel it lost my vision and am upset about how my mix was voted down and how it was never pushed for the site with Andy's mix. I feel like I let everyone involved down, and didn't fight for my own integrity.
I still like this master, but I certainly feel I could do a better job and wouldn't have the same pressures now along with better tools and forethought of jumping into something this deep. If there's any interest let me know. I still may remix this, and I mean re-mix (like technically, not musically like this site).

It's gone :(. Really would have loved hearing this
audio fidelity
on 2011-11-17 16:30:47
My mix of Zeromus (mastered)
http://www.mediafire.com/?alvaa481b9mr0n4
Just listened to this again and thought I would share. I appreciate Zircon's contribution to this project by mixing the track that was released, but I still feel it lost my vision and am upset about how my mix was voted down and how it was never pushed for the site with Andy's mix. I feel like I let everyone involved down, and didn't fight for my own integrity.
I still like this master, but I certainly feel I could do a better job and wouldn't have the same pressures now along with better tools and forethought of jumping into something this deep. If there's any interest let me know. I still may remix this, and I mean re-mix (like technically, not musically like this site).
DimeTower
on 2011-08-18 01:09:58
To all artists on what I deem to be in the top-3 albums available by OCRemix:

First, THANK YOU! Your efforts and dedication are loved by so many more than you think. I have been listening for months, and finally had to get an account just so I could post about how great this album is.
While a shocking amount of tracks were good-to-excellent (very few do I pass over), some tracks truly stood out. All of these are 5-star efforts, above and beyond 'good' and into 'absolutely memorable' territory.

Full Of Courage: What an opening.
Read The Sine: One of the most unique entries on the album and one of my favorites. What a distinct effort on this one!
Golbez N' Goblins: Only one other track on the album gets things kickin' as much as this awesome track does.
Mystic Variations: To do justice to this tune is an incredible accomplishment!
Fallen Dragoon: Holy ----. Maybe my favorite song on the entire album. The use of melody and overlaying harmonies - the choice of instruments - one of the most evocative, engaging, and moody pieces I've ever heard. WOW.
The Still Land: Major props must be leveled for taking a song with such a simple beginning and turning it into such a haunting, beautiful song. Wow was this incredible.
Bridge To Eternity: This, along with Golbez N' Goblins, is physically impossible to listen to and not have your blood start pumping.
All Your Calcobrena Are Belong To Us: So unique, so memorable!! This is so fun to listen to.

I'd like to make one last acknowledgement of the special vocal efforts made on pieces like Somewhere To Hide and Finale Part II. It is a tribute that these vocal efforts didn't just avoid detracting to the piece; they added to it, and in both cases, I can't imagine the song being without them.

To everyone on this album, this was, and has been, a special treat. Thank you.
Abadoss
on 2011-07-25 21:30:05
Kuolema;798113 wrote: I know this came out forever ago, but I'd just like to give my thoughts on it.
I love this album.
I really like almost every track, which is pretty rare for a 50+ track album covering a bunch of genres that I don't normally listen to.
The first few tracks make a fantastic album opener, and it manages to stay consistently good throughout. I love that there are so many different styles on this album, and yet all the tracks feel very similar!
Seeing as I'm not as familiar with FFIV's music as I am some of the other games in the series, I was kind of surprised that I liked it as much as I did, but man it really works!
That's one of the things that I like about OCRemix as a whole; most of my favorite remixes are from games that I haven't even played.
Anyway, I think everyone did an amazing job on this album, and I'd like to thank everyone who worked on it (even if it is a couple of years late) :P.

Most of us are still subscribed to this thread, I imagine, so thank you for the compliment. :D
Kuolema
on 2011-07-25 15:36:30
I know this came out forever ago, but I'd just like to give my thoughts on it.
I love this album.
I really like almost every track, which is pretty rare for a 50+ track album covering a bunch of genres that I don't normally listen to.
The first few tracks make a fantastic album opener, and it manages to stay consistently good throughout. I love that there are so many different styles on this album, and yet all the tracks feel very similar!
Seeing as I'm not as familiar with FFIV's music as I am some of the other games in the series, I was kind of surprised that I liked it as much as I did, but man it really works!
That's one of the things that I like about OCRemix as a whole; most of my favorite remixes are from games that I haven't even played.
Anyway, I think everyone did an amazing job on this album, and I'd like to thank everyone who worked on it (even if it is a couple of years late) :P.
Brew
on 2011-05-17 13:32:26
How did I not know about this album for so long? I need to be visiting this site more often..
FFII/IV is and will always be in my top 5 favorite games of all time. Let alone a video game, it was the first plot that ever really gripped me and wouldn't let go. And as a kid who'd read a lot of fantasy and sci-fi but never dealt with death, those moments in the game stung pretty bad. Like, when Palom and Porom sacrificed themselves for the team and Tellah couldn't undo their spell and that damn piano started to play... I dunno, I think the window was open and blew some dust in my eye or something. It went the other way too, like when it seemed that they were totally boned when the Giant awoke.. then that one explosion came out of nowhere, followed by the Red Wings theme, and everyone you'd met in the game had teamed up to help in the fight.. that was one of the most touching and perfect moments in video game history as far as I'm concerned.
I dunno if this is just being filtered through the lens of myself as a kid, but nostalgia is a powerful thing, that's for damn sure.
So this collaboration is a pretty awesome project and I've been listening to it a lot lately. I like how it isn't just one style, and explores the different ways that people interpret the original music. The game only had so many songs and a lot of them were repeated throughout the plot, so its also cool to see how people saw the tone of something in relation to the scene it was used in.
Its been awhile since I last played this game and in fact only recently started a new game of FFIII/VI but I might put that on hold to run through this one again. Or at least finish the third playthrough on the DS. (I got frustrated trying to beat Proto-Babil at as low a level as possible). But either way, I would totally agree with the sentiment that its a completely different experience listening to these songs having played the game.
The opening track, "Full of Courage" is just wow. Seriously, wow. I'm not sure I would have necessarily mixed in the overworld theme just as it was getting to the "battle" portion of the Red Wings theme, but from a director's standpoint relating to the movie playing in my head, I can understand wanting to take an aerial view of the landscape before getting into the action. Try to set the tone that the world is a wonderful place and in need of protection from this elite, honorable, and victorious fleet.
And of course the next scene is in Castle Baron and the rock-opera stylings of "The Might of Baron" simply kicks ass in every important way. I might have mixed the guitar a little bit louder here and there, but whatever - I don't care, stellar track.
The album continues with a lot of unexpected turns - as I said above, I like that the album wasn't just one style, even if I may enjoy certain stylings more than others. Its been a good workout for my car's speakers too (got a new car recently). Songs like "Overture ~ Tellah's Prophecy" and "Read the Sine" actually make my pants vibrate against my shins in a most peculiar way while driving, so they have a unique tactile element to them. The intro to "Ana(pro)logue" for some reason made me think of The Neverending Story. When the horn started playing, I pictured Ben flying on Falcor..
"Rhymes With Elixir". Falcon needs a drill but worry not coz Cid'll fix her? When this one started, I raised an eyebrow. Soon started to laugh. I'm also a fan of older Bloodhound Gang, so there's that. And yes, I love the fact that they worked "sublimate" into a rap. I'd call this one a hidden gem. Had to look up the lyrics, couldn't figure out what the chorus was saying. "More bling than olive-berry skies?"
Loved the mens' chorus for Fabul! Really helped highlight the "iron will" vibe of Fabul, that you do not mess with them. While Baron is mighty, fighting is these mens' lives. I just wonder if their training involves lifting a large hot kettle with their forearms..
At first I didn't like the kid in "Metal Mages", but its growing on me. I can totally see Porom at a club/bar where the band is playing and totally getting down, limbs flailing, losing control, flinging fireballs randomly, the final "That was Awesome!" with him standing in the middle of a smoldering heap of debris, smoke clearing to show blue skies, everyone else crouched down, arms over their heads.
"OMFG" did a great job emphasizing the tension of the situation.
And my gawd, Rock Opera featuring Slipknot as Zeromus for the final battle? Total nerdgasm. The Epilogue music stayed pretty true to how I remember it, and left me smiling remembering the victory of finally winning mixed with the sadness that it was over.
I think the only actual complaint I have with the whole set - and I debated on even saying anything negative, but its mixed with positives - was "Of Fiend and Man". Ironically, the reason this song bugs me so much is because of how much I actually like it! If I thought it sucked, I wouldn't care.
It just seems like it wasn't finished. Not that its lacking in quality, but that quite literally, when the final mix was being laid out, someone accidentally left the tracks with the actual battle theme on "mute". There's this amazing rock opera framework, solid percussion, good orchestration, the strings and horns doing the "response" portion of the first part of the main melody to good effect, a little bit of very subtle guitar you can hear in the background, I'm getting all amped up ready for whatever crazy melody arrangement they're going to do, will it be electric guitar? Strings? Horns? Synth of some kind? Driving too fast and awaiting the start of the Battle, the beat drops and it goes into a different song. Is this still Battle 1? They just shifting gears? "Fiend" is in the title, is this from the Four Fiends? Then the song ends, and I frown. (edit - Listening to the album through my crappy desktop speakers at work and wow is the relative volume higher on the guitars. Not sure if the acoustics in my car happen to cancel out the frequency these guitars are on or what. They're still sort of in the background instead of taking lead, but at least I can hear them pretty clearly here)
But, JMHO. If they decided to re-release the track with nothing changed other than some additions of lead melody, I would probably look like Randy when he finally got some internet in the refugee camp.
Anyway, I can't express how happy I am that I found this compilation and would like to offer heartfelt thanks to everyone who contributed to it! (Its actually a major reason I donated to OCRemix last week.)