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Final Fantasy Song Book "Mahoroba" is an album of a selection of tracks from Final Fantasy III to Final Fantasy IX, arranged for vocals with a few instrumental tracks. Lyrics are by Kazushige Nojima and Hiroyuki Itō, with vocal performance by Manami Kiyota. Also on the album is a track from the album "Ten Plants".

Hidden on the CD is one bonus track, the 11th track, which is an alternate version of "The Place I'll Return to Someday", that can be accessed by letting the last track play after the song finishes. It will play after about a minute of silence.

This album is, unofficially, considered the third album in the "Vocal Collections" series after Final Fantasy: Pray and Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow.

Track list[]

  1. The Place I'll Return to Someday (Instrumental) — 0:55
    (いつか帰るところ (instrumental), Itsuka kaeru tokoro?)
    A Place to Call Home from Final Fantasy IX
  2. Summer Album - Japanese Ver.- — 5:44
    (夏のアルバム -Eyes On Me 日本語Ver.-, Natsu no Arubamu -Nihongo Ver.-?)
    Eyes on Me from Final Fantasy VIII
    • Lyrics: Kazushige Nojima
  3. This is Probably Goodbye — 4:23
    (たぶん、サヨナラ, Tabun, Sayonara?)
    Farm Boy from Final Fantasy VII
    • Lyrics: Kazushige Nojima
  4. Town — 4:32
    (, Machi?)
    Town of Ur from Final Fantasy III
    • Lyrics: Manami Kiyota
  5. Fisherman's Horizon (Instrumental) — 6:00
    Fisherman's Horizon from Final Fantasy VIII
  6. A Walk After the Rain — 4:52
    (雨上がり、散歩道, Ameagari, sanpomichi?)
    Descendant of Shinobi from Final Fantasy VII
    • Lyrics: Manami Kiyota
  7. Forget Tomorrow's Dream — 6:42
    (明日の夢も忘れて, Ashita no yume mo wasurete?)
    From Ten Plants
    • Lyrics: Hiroyuki Ito
  8. Daguerreo (Instrumental) — 2:17
    (ダゲレオ, Dagereo?)
    Daguerreo, the Hermit's Library from Final Fantasy IX
  9. Transient — 5:04
    (うたかた, Utakata?)
    My Home, Sweet Home from Final Fantasy V
    • Lyrics: Manami Kiyota
  10. Revolving Light — 9:46
    (廻る光, Mawaru hikari?)
    Unrequited Love from Final Fantasy IX
    • Lyrics: Manami Kiyota

Etymology[]

Mahoroba is an ancient Japanese word describing a far-off land full of bliss and peace. It is roughly comparable to the western concepts of arcadia, a place surrounded by mountains full of harmony and quiet.

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