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Chocobo no Fushigina Dungeon 
Coi Vanni Gialli

The same year Final Fantasy VII debuted in Japan, Hamauzu began work on the light-hearted soundtrack for Chocobo no Fushiga na Dungeon, a dungeon crawler starring the yellow avian of the Final Fantasy series. In the materials packaged with the original soundtrack, the composer explains that while the project was assigned to him unexpectedly, he had long been a fan of the chocobo's personal history. "When one says 'Chocobo,' I'm sure you all think of Uematsu-san's famous theme, right?" Hamauzu writes in the liner notes. "I think I was still in high school when that lovable character first made his debut in Final Fantasy. And accompanying his entrance was a perfectly matched theme. 'I'd love to try doing this kind of work,' I often thought back then..." When the time came to create his own Chocobo themes, the composer decided to arrange the opening and ending of the album for a fifty-piece orchestra, a challenge that was met with such success that the experiment was expanded into an orchestrated soundtrack called Coi Vanni Gialli. "Demand for classical music in Japan is still low compared with other countries," the composer writes in the insert for the arranged album, which he composed together with game musician Yasuo Sako. "Moreover, the market is limited to recorded media. In the post-war days of the 1950s, performers made an effort to popularize classical music, and believed somewhat naively that if they committed themselves steadily and wholeheartedly to that venture, the culture of music appreciation would take root... I still feel that I'd like to spread the word on this style of music by any means necessary. Had I tried to make my living in classical music, to rise to the status of giving my own recitals, I wouldn't be able to say that. And even if I could, I'd only be preaching to the choir of classical music lovers... but I've never been one for cutting corners. Anyway, allow me to express a tired, yet true platitude on classical music: take your time with it, and the day will come when you appreciate it."

- Jeriaska (May 29, 2007)

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Track list translation: Square Music.
 Disc 1
Disc 1 Name Type In-game location Time
1 Prologue     0:22
2 Wodan / Fight! Chocobo     4:07
3 La Nymphe / Whisper of the Water     4:38
4 In Dem Untergrund / In Search of the Mysterious Item     3:46
5 The Action / The First Dungeon     3:53
6 L'illusion / Unresting Wings     3:56
7 Theme M / Chocobo Village     2:46
8 Le Petit Prince / Atora's Theme     3:55
9 La Prorh?tie / Riddle     3:36
10 La Magie / Searching For You     3:56
11 Coi Vanni Gialli / After the Battle     5:57
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