Final Fantasy Song Book まほろば (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.
Track list[edit | edit source]
- "The Place I'll Return to Someday" (いつか帰るところ, Itsuka kaeru tokoro?) (Instrumental)
- "Summer Album - Japanese Ver.-" (夏のアルバム -Eyes On Me 日本語Ver.-, Natsu no Arubamu -Nihongo Ver.-?)
- "This is Probably Goodbye" (たぶん、サヨナラ, Tabun, Sayonara?)
- "Town" (街, Machi?)
- "Fisherman's Horizon" (Instrumental)
- "Fisherman's Horizon" - Final Fantasy VIII
- "A Walk After the Rain" (雨上がり、散歩道", Ameagari, sanpomichi?)
- "Descendant of Shinobi" - Final Fantasy VII
- "Forget Tomorrow's Dream" (明日の夢も忘れて, Ashita no yume mo wasurete?)
- from Ten Plants
- "Daguerreo" (ダゲレオ", Dagereo?) (Instrumental)
- "Daguerreo, the Hermit's Library" - Final Fantasy IX
- "Transient" (うたかた, Utakata?)
- "Revolving Light" (廻る光, Mawaru hikari?)
- "Unrequited Love" - Final Fantasy IX
Etymology[edit | edit source]
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.