Posted 2024-01-21, evaluated by Gario

Part 1 of 2!

Time to say goodbye to MAGFest for this year! We came, we saw, and we promoted this wonderful community! I even got to try my hand at X-Strike Studios' annual Video Game Name That Tune contest and put up a respectable 5-3 loss to Xander Lord in the finals! We had fun and I got to (playfully) grouse about not recognizing most modern VGM. :-P

While I hit the highway for the loooong drive back from DC to Atlanta, GA -- and fire up my backlog of Austin Wintory-hosted podcasts of The Game Maker's Notebook (recommended by Alex Moukala) -- I thought it would be novel to share two mirrored Final Fantasy VIII: SeeDs of Pandora arrangements by album co-director Jorito! These are effectively arrangement siblings which stylistically stand apart so much, they're BOTH valid OC ReMixes!

First up is what I'll call Jorito's light side version of "Fragments of Memories", with our players:

Both versions, featuring lyrics from Ellone's perspective, are sad in their own ways, but this version is delicate and intimate while focused on organic instrumentation and the earnest vocals of JoyDreamer. I'm sad leaving MAGFest after fellowshipping in person with so many musicians and fans from the community; the moments shaped me as time flowed by, but now all I feel is bliss. ;-)

Do us a favor: Please read Jorito & team's comments in the MP3s (or SeeDs of Pandora's TXT documentaton) for the full context, and we sincerely hope you enjoy the "Moments" of each expressive approach!



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on 2024-01-29 20:28:25

The song just kept getting better and better!

on 2024-01-21 02:52:37
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Sources Arranged (1 Song)

Primary Game:
Final Fantasy VIII (Square , 1999, PS1)
Music by Nobuo Uematsu
"Fragments of Memories"

Tags (16)

Accordion,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Singing,Violin,Vocals: Female,Vocals: Male
Lyrics > Language: English
Lyrics > Lyrics: Original
Origin > Collaboration
Production > Live Instruments

File Information

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[Verse 1]
Oh, I do recall
Losing all
Now that we parted ways

Our memories
Will soon fade away
The feelings I can't convey

[Chorus 1]
You, who made me go dreaming
Turning back to your past
Moments shaping me as time flows by
Now all my tears will last

[Verse 2]
All my thoughts remain,
You and Raine,
Times I treasured the most

All the jokes we shared,
And all of the laughter,
Meeting you was a joy

[Chorus 2]
You, who made me go dreaming
You're the one I will miss
Moments shaping me as time flows by
Now all I feel is bliss

Stuck in the past,
I didn't see.
But in the here and now,
I'll be the best I can be...

[Verse 3]
I recall the day,
Danger came
But I couldn't escape

You came running in
To save me again
Moments just like back then

[Chorus 2]

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Published 2023-05-08
By OverClocked ReMix


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