"Main Theme" (メイン・テーマ, Mein Tēma?) is the main theme of the original Final Fantasy. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu. This theme is upbeat, cheerful, and adventurous, reflecting on the mood of the game.
The original soundtrack of Final Fantasy Origins features an arrangement of this track by Nobuo Uematsu, and it is the 7th track of disc 1.
It was remastered and released on the Final Fantasy I・II・III Original Soundtrack Revival Disc.
"Main Theme FFPR Ver." is a rearrangement by Kento Hasegawa and Masato Kouda for the Pixel Remaster. It is track 5 on the Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster Original Soundtrack.
"Main Theme (Timelapse Remix)" has a transition from the original version to the Pixel Remaster version. It was released on the special soundtrack which is an early purchase bonus for the game on Steam.
An arrangement plays during the finale of the Seekers of Adoulin expansion.
The theme is included in the music player. It is available since the beginning as part of the Memories of FF album. The arranged version from Dissidia Final Fantasy is included on the Memories of DISSIDIA FF album purchased from Old Lestallum for 500 gil.
Dissidia Final Fantasy (2008)
"Main Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY" is an arrangement by Tsuyoshi Sekito, and plays on the stage board of Destiny Odyssey I. It is track 7 of disc 1 on the Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack.
A new ska arrangement can be bought for 3,600 gil from the shop. It was arranged by Takeharu Ishimoto. It is track 3 of disc 1 on the Dissidia Final Fantasy -Arcade- Original Soundtrack Vol. 2 and track 8 on the Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Original Soundtrack.
"Main Theme" is a Field Music Sequence.
"Main Theme" is included as part of the 7th anniversary medley.
Arrangement album appearances
Miss Mino starts off this song with her beautiful, sensitive piano. Miss Noguchi sings this time. The song depicts our planet GAIA, while Mr. Tousaki's strings meticulously harmonize with the piano.
(GAIA: The earth is itself a huge life form, while every life, air, water, soil, etc. are a part of the organism. [James Lovelock])
(WAAHAY [wa:hei] : Word to express eternal happiness in the Sikh religion.)Liner notes to "GAIA" on Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow album
This album of vocal arrangements includes a version of the Final Fantasy main theme named "GAIA". It was sung in Japanese by Ikuko Noguchi and co-composed by Risa Ohki under the alias Ririko Yamabuki. The lyrics were written by 睦月薫. It was arranged by Haruki Mino who also played the piano, and the strings were performed by the Masatsugu Shinozaki Strings. It is the 5th track of the album.
The word "Waahay" comes from a Sikh mantra that expresses the joy of infinite experience.
The official lyrics were released on the album.
- Unofficial English translation
- When you close your eyes just so,
- There's a world you can see--
- The infinitely expanding universe
- Within your heart.
- Life glitters
- And continues to be handed down.
- Everything is one--
- I can sense that now.
- I can hear the beat--
- This beautiful planet!
- Shine on forever!
- GAIA OH GAIA WAAHAY
- Filling up... with blue...
- Just as water flows,
- Let your heart go;
- In the light and the wind,
- Singing voices dissolve.
- Stop your thieving and
- Leave your fears behind.
- The truth of life
- Will surely come to you
- When I pray in my heart
- For your smiling face,
- It's a wave of joy--
- GAIA OH GAIA WAAHAY
- Filling up... with love...
A piano arrangement of the main theme from the original Final Fantasy appears, arranged and performed by Hiroyuki Nakayama and overseen by Nobuo Uematsu.
It is also included on the Piano Opera Final Fantasy I-IX.
"Opening Theme ~ Prelude ~ Main Theme ~ Town ~ Chaos Shrine ~ Matoya's Cave ~ Battle ~ Victory ~ End Theme" is a medley of tracks from Final Fantasy, arranged by pesama. The chorus was performed by Rekka Katakiri and the guitar was played by Tendo.
"FF Medley" contains "Main Theme" and was arranged by Nobuhiko Kashiwara with assistance from Rika Ishige. It was performed by the Siena Wind Orchestra with the Balamb Garden Elementary School Concert Band.
"Main Theme FFI/II/III" is a medley that contains "Main Theme" from Final Fantasy. It was arranged by Rika Ishige and performed by the Siena Wind Orchestra.
"Main Theme (Clean ver.)" is an arrangement arranged and performed by Shingo Suzuki.
"Main Theme (Dirty ver.)" is another version included on the Pre-Stream Mini Album.
Live orchestra performances
It was arranged by Takayuki Hattori, conducted by Katsuhisa Hattori, and performed by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.
The Final Fantasy "Main Theme" was first theme played in the "FINAL FANTASY I-III (Medley)", performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tokyo International Forum on February 20th, 2002. It was arranged by Shirō Hamaguchi. It is the fifth track in the album of the concert's recording.
The orchestral medley of Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy III music from 20020220 was part of the performances of this concert tour throughout the USA in 2005. It was the 11th song of the line-up.
The 2002 medley of Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy III music titled "Medley 2002", which included "Main Theme", was included in the first Distant Worlds concert tour.
It is the 7th song of the concert's line-up and the 7th track of the concert's recording at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 4, 2007.
An adaptation of 20020220's medley titled "FINAL FANTASY I-III: Medley 2010" was included in this concert conducted by Arnie Roth and performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra is present on the third Distant Worlds album. It was arranged by Shirō Hamaguchi and Roth. It was originally performed in Tokyo in November 2010.
"FINAL FANTASY I - III : Medley 2012" was orchestrated by Shirō Hamaguchi and contains "Main Theme". It was performed for the world tour celebrating the 25th anniversary of the series. A live recording of the performance conducted by Arnie Roth and performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra was released.
Compilation album appearances
"GAIA" from Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow is featured in this album as the track.
"Main Theme" was released as the twelfth track of this collection of themes present n the Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy- concert tour.