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The Earthbound Papas are a band formed by veteran Final Fantasy composer, Nobuo Uematsu, after his other project, The Black Mages, disbanded. According to Uematsu, they will play Final Fantasy music that The Black Mages had not played. It has also been suggested that they will play video game music from titles other than that of Final Fantasy.

The band has already performed "Dancing Mad" from Final Fantasy VI which can be found on track 6 of the Distant Worlds II: More Music from Final Fantasy CD. They have also performed "Liberi Fatali" from Final Fantasy VIII and part of "One-Winged Angel" from Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

The Earthbound Papas would perform with fellow famous music composer Motoi Sakuraba, known for his work on video games including series such as Tales, Valkyrie Profile, and Dark Souls, at FANTASY ROCK FES 2011.

The Earthbound Papas have also performed a band-only version of "One-Winged Angel" which is included on their new album released 2011-03-16 entitled Octave Theory. In 2013, they released their second album entitled DANCING DAD.

Band members[]

  • Nobuo Uematsu / Organ, Keyboard
  • Michio Okamiya / Guitar
  • Yoshitaka Hirota / Bass
  • Tsutomu Narita / Keyboard, Guitar
  • Chihiro Fujioka / Drums
  • CHiCO (from ACE) / Vocal
  • Hiromi Baba / Vocal
  • Yasuo Sasai / Vocal
  • Fubito Endo / Vocal

Former members[]

Octave Theory track list[]

  1. Introduction ~ Octopus Theory
  2. Liberi Fatali (from FINAL FANTASY VIII)
  3. Advent: One-Winged Angel (from FINAL FANTASY VII Advent Children)
  4. Thread of Fate (from GUINSAGA)
  5. Metal Hypnotized
  6. Eternity (from BLUE DRAGON)
  7. The Forest of Thousand Years
  8. Bo-Kon-Ho-Ko (from LOST ODYSSEY)
  9. Homecoming

DANCING DAD track list[]

  1. Homecoming Again ~ Opening Fanfare (for Symphonic Odysseys)
  2. Doppelgänger
  3. Fight With Seymour (from FINAL FANTASY X)
  4. La petite malice du Kijimunaa
  5. Toneless (from Anata wo yurusanai)
  6. Interlude ~ Anthony's Dream
  7. Delight of the victors (from Ultra Dimension Neptune V)
  9. Dancing Mad (from FINAL FANTASY VI)
  10. Watashi No Mizu To Sora (from BLUE DRAGON)