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Final Fantasy: Pray is the first album of the Vocal Collections series. It is an album of a selection of tracks from the original Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy VI arranged for vocals. The songs are sung in Japanese, English, French, and Portuguese, and are performed by Risa Ohki.

Track list[]

  1. Prelude — 3:48
    (プレリュード, Preryūdo?)
  2. The Promised Land — 5:29
    (ザ・プロミスト・ランド, [missing rōmaji]?)
    Main Theme from Final Fantasy II.
    • Arrangement: Toshiro Mitsutomi / Lyrics: Katsuhiko Kinoshita
  3. Mon P'tit Chat — 3:13
    (My Little Cat)
    Music Box from Final Fantasy V.
    • Arrangement: Toshiro Mitsutomi / Lyrics: YU-PA
  4. Wanderer of Time — 4:11
    (時の放浪者, Toki no Hōrōsha?)
    Tina from Final Fantasy VI.
    • Arrangement: Masatsugu Shinozaki / Lyrics: Ririko Yamabuki
  5. Into the Light — 5:28
    (光の中へ, Hikari no Naka e?)
    Theme of Love from Final Fantasy IV.
    • Arrangement: Masatsugu Shinozaki / Lyrics: Ririko Yamabuki
  6. Esperança Do Amor — 3:44
    (Hope of Love) (エスペランサ・ド・アモール, [missing rōmaji]?)
    Dear Friends from Final Fantasy V.
    • Arrangement: Yoshiro Nakamura / Lyrics: Claudio Ramos
  7. Voyage — 4:27
    (ヴォヤージ, [missing rōmaji]?)
    The Boundless Ocean from Final Fantasy III.
    • Arrangement: Masatsugu Shinozaki / Lyrics: Kazuko Sancha
  8. Au Palais De Verre — 3:45
    (At the Glass Palace)
    Matoya's Cave from Final Fantasy.
    • Arrangement: Toshiro Mitsutomi / Lyrics: YU-PA
  9. Once You Meet Her — 4:18
    (ワンス・ユー・ミート・ハー, [missing rōmaji]?)
    Elia, the Maiden of Water from Final Fantasy III.
    • Arrangement: Masatsugu Shinozaki / Lyrics: Katsuhiko Kinoshita
  10. Pray — 4:38
    (プレイ, [missing rōmaji]?)
    Main Theme from Final Fantasy.
    • Arrangement: Toshiro Mitsutomi / Lyrics: Kazuko Sancha
  11. Não Chora Menina — 3:59
    (Don't Cry Little Girl)
    Kids Run Through the City Corner from Final Fantasy VI.
    • Arrangement: Yoshiro Nakamura / Lyrics: Claudio Ramos

Liner notes (translated from the original Japanese)[]

Message from composer Nobuo Uematsu[]

Praying makes people content.
Praying makes people calm
People pray for what they don't have
It could be health, love, or even money.
Writing music is praying for me.
I present myself the love, care, and other forgotten feelings which I must give myself.
I am balancing my feelings by doing so
Praying is any harmony directed outwards
When people harmony backwards, praying turns into cursing.
Why should we go backwards?
Look forward.
Don't be afraid to pray for what you want.
Pray for your own self.
Everything starts in that moment.

Message from producer Yukio Kakehi[]

There are a lot of instruments that generate a variety of beautiful sounds. Also, the same instrument will be played very differently by different players. Yet there is no other instrument that can be so different for each person than voice. When a charming voice is trained with skills and feelings, the outcome is tremendous. Miss Ohki is the archetype of a "great voice" trained by the singer himself or herself. She is not only a singer, but she has variety of talents such as composing, writing, and arranging. When I imagined the outcome of her and Nobuo together, I couldn't hide my excitement. It was a great time, seeing every note being constructed carefully, being woven into others in the studio. The result has exceeded our imagination. It is my greatest pleasure to present this album, and I hope you can "feel" something by listening.

Message from singer Risa Ohki[]

Before I knew it, I was collecting all sorts of spider-shaped accessories. There were glass, gems, earrings, pendants, brooches... The spiders reincarnated into sparkling golds and silvers.

When I was a small child, there were many spider webs in my house and the yard. I was astonished at the mystical beauty of those webs. When I accidentally witnessed a spider creating its own nest, I even forgot time and continued watching. The delicate strings were woven very carefully, until a large network was made. Who could get bored? It was a magnificent artist's work. I was moved by the concept of creating. I wanted to create something. What could I create? My young heart was anxious.

Soon, I drew pictures, wrote poems, and composed melodies. I made necklaces out of beads while weaving mittens out of wool. Creating is joyful. Creating is interesting. When I became an adult, I created music. I connected each note one by one, just like spiders weaving their nests.

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