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"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.

Game appearances[]

Final Fantasy[]

"Main Theme" is heard while traveling on the world map. In the original soundtrack for the NES release, it is the 5th track.

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.

Final Fantasy XI[]

An arrangement plays during the finale of the Seekers of Adoulin expansion.

Final Fantasy XV[]

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.

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

"Main Theme -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY" is the Warrior of Light's world map theme.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT[]

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.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy[]

The original version of "Main Theme" was selected as the Field Music Sequence for the original Final Fantasy Series Mode play. The theme appears on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Compilation Album.

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call[]

"Main Theme" is a Field Music Sequence.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

"Main Theme" is included as part of the 7th anniversary medley.

Arrangement album appearances[]

Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow[]

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.

Lyrics[]

The official lyrics were released on the album.

Japanese
そっと()を閉じたら
見える世界がある
無限に拡がる 宇宙(そら)
心の 内側に
生命(いのち)は 輝いて
語り続けている
全ては ひとつだと
今 想いだして
鼓動が聴こえる
美しいこの地球(ほし)
輝きよ 永遠(とわ)
GAIA OH GAIA WAAHAY
満ちてゆく 青
水が流れるように
心を解き放って
光と風の中に
溶けてゆく 歌声
奪うことを()めて
怖れを 手放して
生きることの 真実
きっと たどりつける
あなたの 笑顔を
心に願うとき
歓びの 波動
GAIA OH GAIA WAAHAY
満ちてゆく 愛
Rōmaji
Sotto me o tojitara
Mieru sekai ga aru
Mugen ni hirogaru sora
Kokoro no uchigawa ni
Inochi wa kagayaite
Katari tsuzukete iru
Subete wa hitotsudato
Ima omoi dashite
Kodō ga kikoeru
Utsukushī kono hoshi
Kagayaki yo towa ni
GAIA OH GAIA WAAHAY
Michite yuku ao
Mizu ga nagareru yō ni
Kokoro o tokihanatte
Hikari to kaze no naka ni
Tokete yuku utagoe
Ubau koto o yamete
Osore o tebanashite
Ikirukoto no shinjitsu
Kitto tadoritsukeru
Anata no egao o
Kokoro ni negau toki
Yorokobi no hadō
GAIA OH GAIA WAAHAY
Michite yuku ai
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...

Piano Opera Final Fantasy I/II/III[]

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.

Final Fantasy Tribute ~Thanks~[]

"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.

Final Fantasy Orchestral Album[]

"Medley 2002", originally orchestrated by Shirō Hamaguchi for 20020220 music from Final Fantasy, was performed by the FiLMharmonic Orchestra, Prague and recorded for this album.

BRA★BRA Final Fantasy Brass de Bravo[]

"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.

BRA★BRA Final Fantasy Brass de Bravo 2[]

"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.

Square Enix Chill Out Arrangement Tracks – Around 80's Mix[]

"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[]

Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy[]

"SCENE V ~PRELUDE~" was performed during a concert on May 20, 1989. It begins with an overture written by Takayuki Hattori and is followed by "Prelude", "Main Theme", and "Chaos Shrine".

It was arranged by Takayuki Hattori, conducted by Katsuhisa Hattori, and performed by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra.

20020220 music from Final Fantasy[]

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.

Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy-[]

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.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy[]

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.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Returning Home[]

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.

The difference between the medleys is the removal of "Chocobo Theme" and inclusion of the "Opening Theme" in its place.

Distant Worlds: music from Final Fantasy The Celebration[]

"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[]

Potion 2: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy[]

"GAIA" from Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow is featured in this album as the track.

Dear Friends: Music From Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack[]

"Main Theme" was released as the twelfth track of this collection of themes present n the Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy- concert tour.

External links[]

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