There have been two different releases of the original soundtracks of Final Fantasy I & II, corresponding to the original release of each game and to the release of the Final Fantasy Origins compilation.

The music of the original Final Fantasy and that of Final Fantasy II was first released as a single compilation album, All Sounds of Final Fantasy I & II in 1989, to moderate critical acclaim. Following this release, the arranged album Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy was released to great critical acclaim, being called "an orchestral masterpiece" by Square Music reviewers and lauded by other sources as well.

In 2002, for the release of Final Fantasy Origins, the soundtrack was rearranged and released as the album Final Fantasy I & II Original Soundtrack by Uematsu and Tsuyoshi Sekito, who won praise for his involvement and who would become, the following year, the lead guitarist of the Black Mages.

Development[edit | edit source]

The composer, Nobuo Uematsu, while working on the first Final Fantasy title wasn't aware he was going to be working on a series starting with his first project on Square. Hironobu Sakaguchi had told Uematsu he didn't want to try and compete with Enix and their Dragon Quest series and when Uematsu listened to its music he noticed Mr. Sugiyama's (the Dragon Quest series composer) rigidly classical style. He didn't want to create that type of music, and so didn't approach Final Fantasy with any specific ideas.[1]

The limited hardware of the Nintendo Entertainment System set some restrictions on what kind of music the games could feature. Only three types of sounds were available, and did not offer much room to play around with: they had a low channel, a mid-range for arpeggios, and a top channel for melodies. Alternately, one could use the low end for arpeggios, and then use the other two for melody and its echo in order to give off a somewhat eerie, floating sound.

All Sounds of Final Fantasy I & II[edit | edit source]

All Sounds of Final Fantasy I & II is the complete soundtrack of the original NES versions of Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II, on one disc. Tracks 1 and 49 are arranged versions of themes from both games. Tracks 2 - 21 are from Final Fantasy and 22 - 48 are from Final Fantasy II.

The original soundtrack of Final Fantasy introduced three of the musical themes that became a staple of the series ever afterward, as well as some lasting fan favorites such as "Matoya's Cave." Uematsu, at the time Final Fantasy was still being produced, was asked to compose the music for the game by the series' creator Hironobu Sakaguchi during a meeting at the small offices where Square Co., Ltd. was then located. After the game's success, Uematsu was asked to compose the music for the next entry in the series, which, despite its name, was not to be a direct sequel of Final Fantasy. Final Fantasy II introduced the fourth of the recurring themes, the "Chocobo Theme".

Track list[edit | edit source]

  1. "WELCOME TO F.F. WORLD" (WELCOME TO F.F. WORLD, [missing rōmaji]?) - 6:57
  2. "Prelude" (プレリュード, Preryūdo?) - 0:52
    Plays at the title screen.
  3. "Opening Theme" (オープニング・テーマ, Ōpuningu Tēma?) - 1:25
    The opening theme.
  4. "Castle Cornelia" (コーネリア城, Kōneria-jō?) - 0:47
    The eponymous theme of the castle.
  5. "Main Theme" (メインテーマ, Mein Tēma?) - 1:02
    The world map theme.
  6. "Chaos Shrine" (カオスの神殿, Kaosu no Shinden?) - 1:00
    Played when the party visits the Chaos Shrine.
  7. "Matoya's Cave" (マトーヤの洞窟, Matōya no Dōkutsu?) - 1:13
    The eponymous theme of the cave.
  8. "Town" (, Machi?) - 0:52
    The game's town theme. Played whenever the party visits a village or town.
  9. "Shop (, Mise?)" - 1:00
    Played when the party visits a shop.
  10. "Sailing Ship" (, Fune?, lit. Ship) - 0:48
    Played when navigating the seas.
  11. "Sunken Shrine" (海底神殿, Kaitei Shinden?, lit. Underwater Temple) - 1:27
    Plays at the Chaos Shrine.
  12. "Dungeon (ダンジョン, Danjon?)" - 0:56
    Plays at some dungeons.
  13. "Menu Screen (メニュー画面, Menyū Gamen?)" - 0:41
    The menu theme.
  14. "Airship (飛空船, Hikūtei?)" - 0:50
    Played while navigating the airship.
  15. "Mt. Gulg" (グルグ火山, Gurugu Kazan?, lit. Gulg Volcano) - 1:12
    Played when visiting Mount Gulg.
  16. "Flying Fortress" (浮遊城, Fuyūjō?, lit. Floating Castle) - 1:14
    Background theme of the eponymous location.
  17. "Battle" (戦闘シーン, Sentō Shīn?, lit. Battle Scene) - 1:36
    Plays at battles.
  18. "Victory" (勝利, Shōri?) - 0:38
    Plays when the party wins a battle.
  19. "End Theme" (エンディングテーマ, Endingu Tēma?, lit. Ending Theme) - 1:49
    The game's ending theme.
  20. "Game Over" (デッドミュージック, Deddo Myūjikku?, lit. Dead Music) - 0:53
    Played during a Game Over.
  21. "Save Jingle" (セーブミュージック, Seibu Myūjikku?, lit. Save Music) - 0:07
    Played when accessing the save screen.
  22. "Prelude" (プレリュード, Preryūdo?) - 0:46
    Plays at the title screen.
  23. "Battle Theme 1" (戦闘シーン1, Sentō Shīn 1?, lit. Battle Scene 1) - 1:28
    Plays during random encounters.
  24. "Revival" (生き返りの間, Ikikaeri no Ma?, lit. Time of Revival) - 0:24
    Plays during the scene when the player first meets Minwu.
  25. "Reunion" (再会, Saikai?) - 0:09
    Plays when Firion unites with Maria and Guy.
  26. "The Rebel Army" (反乱軍のテーマ, Hanrangun no Tēma?, lit. Rebel Army Theme) - 1:15
    Plays in the base of the Wild Rose Rebellion at Altair.
  27. "Town" (, Machi?) - 1:46
    The game's town theme.
  28. "Main Theme" (メインテーマ, Mein Tēma?) - 1:26
    The world map theme.
  29. "Castle Pandaemonium" (パンデモニウム城, Pandemoniumu-jō?) "Pandemonium Castle" - 1:04
    Played during the party's incursion on Pandaemonium. Remixed and included in the Final Fantasy IX: Original Soundtrack.
  30. "The Imperial Army" (帝国軍のテーマ, Teikokugun no Tēma?, lit. "Imperial Army Theme") - 1:29
    Plays in several Empire-related locations such as the Dreadnought, Bafsk Sewers, and Castle Palamecia.
  31. "Chocobo Theme" (チョコボのテーマ, Chokobo no Tēma?) - 0:25
    The chocobo theme.
  32. "Tower of the Magi" (魔導士の塔, Madōushi no Tō?, lit. Tower of Mages) - 1:25
    Plays in the Mysidian Tower.
  33. "Escape!" (脱出!, Dasshutsu!?) - 0:20
    Plays when the party escapes the Dreadnought.
  34. "Ancient Castle" (古城, Kojō?) - 0:51
    Background theme for Fynn Castle, Kashuan, and Deist Castle.
  35. "Dungeon" (ダンジョン, Danjon?) - 1:46
    Plays in dungeons.
  36. "The Emperor's Rebirth" (皇帝復活, Kōtei Fukkatsu?, lit. Emperor's Revival) - 0:27
    Plays when the Emperor returns as the Dark Emperor.
  37. "Battle Theme 2" (戦闘シーン2, Sentō Shīn 2?, lit. Battle Scene 2) - 2:10
    Plays in the final battle against the Dark Emperor.
  38. "Victory" (勝利, Shōri?) - 0:40
    The victory fanfare.
  39. "Finale" (フィナーレ, Fināre?) - 3:09
    The game's ending theme.
  40. "Waltz" (ワルツ, Warutsu?)" - 0:41
    Plays during the ceremony at Fynn Castle after the defeat of the Emperor at the Cyclone.
  41. "The Princess's Seduction" (王女の誘惑, Ōjo no Yūwaku?, lit. Temptation of the Princess) - 0:28
    Played when the fake Princess Hilda attempts to seduce Firion. Drawn from Peter Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake ballet composition.
  42. "Game Over" (デッドミュージック, Deddo Myūjikku?, lit. Dead Music) - 0:50
    Plays when the party loses a battle. Also plays when a character dies such as Josef and Minwu.
  43. "Fanfare" (ファンファーレ, Fanfāre?) - 0:06
    Plays when party wins a battle.
  44. "Join the Party!" (仲間に加える, Nakama ni Kuwaeru?, lit. Joining the Group) - 0:07
    Plays whenever a new member joins the party.
  45. "Shop (, Mise?)" - 0:41
    Unused track.
  46. "Airship (飛空船, Hikūtei?)" - 0:56
    Unused track.
  47. "Battle Scene 3 (戦闘シーン3, Sentō Shīn 3?)" - 1:58
    Unused track.
  48. "Dungeon" (ダンジョン, Danjon?) - 0:59
    Unused track. Reused in Final Fantasy VI as "The Magic House".
  49. "FAREWELL! F.F. WORLD" (FAREWELL! F.F. WORLD, [missing rōmaji]?) - 7:25

Final Fantasy I & II Original Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy I & II Original Soundtrack is the complete soundtrack of the PlayStation remake versions of Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II. The rearrangements were produced by Nobuo Uematsu (for disc 1) and Tsuyoshi Sekito (for disc 2).

Final Fantasy I & II Original Soundtrack is missing some Final Fantasy II music that was on the All Sounds of album, notably the airship music, shop music and dungeon music. It also lacks the remixes "Welcome to F.F. World" and "Farewell! F.F. World." However, the music has been revamped for PlayStation sound quality.

Track list[edit | edit source]

Disc 1 - Final Fantasy I (55:11)[edit | edit source]

  1. "Opening Movie" (オープニング・ムービー, [missing rōmaji]?)
  2. "Opening Movie + SE" (オープニング・ムービー+SE, [missing rōmaji]?)
  3. "Opening Demo" (オープニング・デモ, [missing rōmaji]?)
  4. "Prelude" (プレリュード, [missing rōmaji]?)
  5. "Opening Theme" (オープニング・テーマ, [missing rōmaji]?)
  6. "Castle Cornelia" (コーネリア城, [missing rōmaji]?)
  7. "Main Theme" (メイン・テーマ, [missing rōmaji]?)
  8. "Chaos Shrine" (カオスの神殿, [missing rōmaji]?)
  9. "Matoya's Cave" (マトーヤの洞窟, [missing rōmaji]?)
  10. "Town" (, [missing rōmaji]?)
  11. "Shop" (, [missing rōmaji]?)
  12. "Sailing Ship" (, [missing rōmaji]?)
  13. "Sunken Shrine" (海底神殿, [missing rōmaji]?)
  14. "Dungeon" (ダンジョン, [missing rōmaji]?)
  15. "Menu Screen" (メニュー画面, [missing rōmaji]?)
  16. "Airship" (飛空船, [missing rōmaji]?)
  17. "Mt. Gulg" (グルグ火山, [missing rōmaji]?)
  18. "Flying Fortress" (浮遊城, [missing rōmaji]?)
  19. "Battle" (戦闘シーン, [missing rōmaji]?)
  20. "Victory" (勝利, [missing rōmaji]?)
  21. "Game Over" (デッドミュージック, [missing rōmaji]?)
  22. "Save Jingle" (セーブミュージック, [missing rōmaji]?)
  23. "Church" (教会, Kyōkai?)
  24. "The Ruined Castle" (廃れた城, Sutareta Jō?)
  25. "The Lute" (リュート, Lute?)
  26. "Build that Bridge!" (橋をかけろ, Hashi o Kakero?)
  27. "Into the Depths" (深き場所へ, Fukaki Basho e?)
  28. "Fanfare" (ファンファーレ, Fanfāre?)
  29. "Restoration of the Crystals" (クリスタル復活, Kurisutaru Fukkatsu?)
  30. "Key Item Jingle" (大事なものゲット, Daiji na Mono Getto?)
  31. "Inn" (宿屋, Yadoya?)
  32. "Mini Boss Battle" (中ボスバトル, Chū-Bosu Batoru?, lit. Middle Boss Battle)
  33. "Boss Battle A" (ボスバトルA, Bosu Batoru A?)
  34. "Boss Battle B" (ボスバトルB, Bosu Batoru B?)
  35. "Last Boss" (ラストバトル, Rasuto Batoru?, lit. Last Battle)
  36. "End Theme" (エンディング・テーマ, [missing rōmaji]?)

Disc 2 - Final Fantasy II (47:19)[edit | edit source]

  1. "Opening Movie" (オープニング・ムービー, [missing rōmaji]?)
  2. "Opening Movie + SE" (オープニング・ムービー+SE, [missing rōmaji]?)
  3. "Opening Theme" (オープニング・テーマ, [missing rōmaji]?)
  4. "Prelude" (プレリュード, [missing rōmaji]?)
  5. "Battle Theme 1" (戦闘シーン1, [missing rōmaji]?)
  6. "Revival" (生き返りの間, [missing rōmaji]?)
  7. "Reunion" (再会, [missing rōmaji]?)
  8. "The Rebel Army" (反乱軍のテーマ, [missing rōmaji]?)
  9. "Town" (, [missing rōmaji]?)
  10. "Main Theme" (メイン・テーマ, [missing rōmaji]?)
  11. "Castle Pandaemonium" (パンデモニウム城, [missing rōmaji]?)
  12. "The Imperial Army" (帝国軍のテーマ, [missing rōmaji]?)
  13. "Chocobo Theme" (チョコボのテーマ, [missing rōmaji]?)
  14. "Tower of the Magi" (魔導士の塔, [missing rōmaji]?)
  15. "Escape!" (脱出!, [missing rōmaji]?)
  16. "Ancient Castle" (古城, [missing rōmaji]?)
  17. "Dungeon" (ダンジョン, [missing rōmaji]?)
  18. "The Emperor's Rebirth" (皇帝復活, [missing rōmaji]?)
  19. ""Victory" (勝利, [missing rōmaji]?)
  20. "Waltz" (ワルツ, [missing rōmaji]?)
  21. "The Princess's Seduction" (王女の誘惑, [missing rōmaji]?)
  22. "Game Over" (デッドミュージック, [missing rōmaji]?)
  23. "Fanfare" (ファンファーレ, [missing rōmaji]?)
  24. "Join the Party!" (仲間に加える, [missing rōmaji]?)
  25. "Goodnight" (宿屋, Yadoya?, lit. Inn)
  26. "Battle Theme A" (戦闘シーンA, Sentō Shīn A?, lit. Battle Scene A)
  27. "Battle Theme B" (戦闘シーンB, Sentō Shīn B?, lit. Battle Scene B)
  28. "Battle Theme 2" (戦闘シーン2, Sentō Shīn 2?, lit. Battle Scene 2)
  29. "Finale" (フィナーレ, [missing rōmaji]?)

Music samples[edit | edit source]

Sheet music[edit | edit source]

Book cover.

Published by DOREMI Music Publishing, the sheet music book Final Fantasy I & II Original Soundtrack Piano Solo Sheet Music contains 63 solo piano arrangements for the music on the Final Fantasy I & II Original Soundtrack. The Final Fantasy I-II-III All Songs Collection book contains piano solo arrangements for all tracks on the first three games in the Final Fantasy series.

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