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Final Fantasy X Original Soundtrack

With Final Fantasy X, Square finally loosened up on the incredible weight they laid on Uematsu's shoulders with previous installments of the series, accumulating in the unsurprisingly stretched Final Fantasy IX Original Soundtrack, which had so much music it didn't even fit on 4 discs. This time around they decided to let Uematsu spend more time doing what he does best, while injecting necessary freshness into the series in the form of Junya Nakano and Masashi Hamauzu - a choice which did nothing but good to the series. Their contributions to the soundtrack were significant, resulting in not only a new sound, but also some extremely enjoyable and memorable tracks. Hamauzu's work on the album are most obviously presented in his arrangements of the Song of the Fayth tracks alongside Uematsu, but the focus he put into the entire Bevelle sequence - from Start to Attack to I Can Fly, along with the crazily complex piano concerto, Decisive Battle, prove that he's right up there with anything Uematsu could hope to produce. Nakano, on the other hand, seems to dwindle more in the shadow of this soundtrack, where he focuses more on the darker and faster tracks, of which Hurry!! and A Contest of Aeons are perhaps the most noteworthy. But these too were obvious requirements to add to the dark atmosphere of places like Baaj and Macalania ingame, so even his input helps add an extra dimension where Uematsu faltered. That said, Uematsu managed to put forth an incredible work even with out of date implementations such as Revealed Truth or the almost hilariously cheesy Fight with Seymour - as with most of his works, even Final Fantasy X has a sort of musical plot twist going on for it with the amazing Otherworld, and the Song of the Fayth and Suteki da ne themes are undisputably part of what is so memorable about Final Fantasy X's musical score.

- Rahul Choudhury (February 18, 2003)

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 Disc 1
Disc 1 Name Artist Type In-game location Time
1 I Would Like to Tell You Everything Uematsu Vocal   0:08
2 To Zanarkand Uematsu Theme Title sequence 3:04
3 The Prelude Uematsu Theme Zanarkand 3:44
4 Tidus' Theme Uematsu Character Zanarkand 3:33
5 Otherworld Uematsu Sequence/Boss battle Zanarkand/Sin 3:15
6 Hurry!! Nakano Suspense Zanarkand 2:40
7 This is Your Story Nakano Theme Zanarkand 2:20
8 Ominous Nakano Field Baaj 2:48
9 Normal Battle Uematsu Battle   3:21
10 Victory Fanfare Uematsu Fanfare   1:35
11 Game Over Uematsu Fanfare   0:34
12 Hopeless Desire Uematsu Field Baaj Ruins 3:06
13 Underground Activities Nakano Sequence Baaj Ruins 1:27
14 Underwater Ruins Nakano Field Underwater Ruins 4:16
15 Oui Are Al Bhed Uematsu Event Besaid (beach) 3:24
16 Enemy Attack Nakano Boss battle Baaj Ruins 2:41
17 The Men Who Risked It All for Blitz Uematsu Theme Besaid Aurochs theme 3:53
18 Besaid Island Hamauzu Field Besaid (island) 4:44
19 Spira Unplugged Uematsu, Hamauzu Field Besaid (town) 2:49
20 Song of the Fayth Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Besaid (?) 0:43
21 Fantasy Nakano Field Macalania 3:46
22 Between Ordeals Uematsu Field Inside temples 3:33
23 Song of the Fayth ~ Valefor Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Besaid temple 0:42
24 Summoned Nakano Theme Title screen 0:38
25 Daughter of the Great Summoner Uematsu Sequence Liki (talking to Yuna) 3:45
26 Good Night Uematsu Sequence Resting 0:08
 Disc 2
Disc 2 Name Artist Type In-game location Time
1 Yuna's Theme Uematsu Character Liki 3:30
2 Memories of Green Uematsu, Nakano Field Kilika 3:16
3 The Sending Uematsu, Hamauzu Sequence Kilika (sending) 1:33
4 Calm Before the Storm Uematsu Field Kilika (jungle) 3:10
5 Song of the Fayth ~ Ifrit Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Kilika (temple) 0:41
6 Luca Nakano Field Luca 3:41
7 Welcome, Maester Mika Nakano Sequence Luca (arrival of Mika) 1:16
8 Inflexible Determination Nakano Suspense Blitzball setup 1:12
9 The Splendid Performance Hamauzu Sequence Luca (Blitzball) 3:32
10 Confrontation Hamauzu Suspense Luca (Blitzball) 2:07
11 Blitz Off Hamauzu Field Blitzball 3:32
12 Auron's Theme Uematsu Character Luca 2:44
13 Mi'ihen Highroad Uematsu Field Mi'ihen Highroad 3:23
14 Brass de Chocobo Uematsu Theme Mi'ihen Highroad 2:52
15 Traveling Company Hamauzu Field Shops 3:05
16 Permitted Transit Uematsu Sequence Mi'ihen (border) 1:11
17 Seymour's Theme Uematsu Character Mushroom Rock 3:06
18 Twilight Uematsu Field Mushroom Rock (after battle) 4:40
19 Djose Temple Uematsu Field Djose temple 3:18
20 Song of the Fayth ~ Ixion Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Djose temple 3:18
21 Ride ze Shoopuf? Uematsu Sequence Moonflow 4:12
22 Rikku's Theme Uematsu Character Moonflow 4:02
23 Guadosalam Nakano Field Guadosalam 3:24
 Disc 3
Disc 3 Name Artist Type In-game location Time
1 Thunder Plains Hamauzu Field Thunder Plains 3:44
2 Jecht's Theme Uematsu Character Jecht's Sphere 2:33
3 Macalania Forest Hamauzu Field Macalania Forest 3:20
4 Sea of Fog Nakano Field Macalania 2:19
5 Temple Band Nakano Field Macalania Temple 2:22
6 Seymour's Ambition Uematsu Sequence Macalania Temple 2:14
7 Song of the Fayth ~ Shiva Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Macalania Temple 0:41
8 Those Who Come Closer Nakano Suspense Macalania Temple 2:11
9 Scorching Desert Hamauzu Field Bikanel Island 3:46
10 Crisis Hamauzu Suspense Home 4:03
11 Revealed Truth Uematsu Sequence Home 4:06
12 Start Hamauzu Sequence/Field Home/Airship 3:29
13 Wedding Hamauzu Sequence Bevelle 1:12
14 Attack Hamauzu Sequence Bevelle 4:06
15 Tragedy Hamauzu Sequence Bevelle 4:03
16 I Can Fly Hamauzu Sequence Bevelle 1:27
17 Path of Repentance Uematsu Field Waterway 2:29
18 Song of the Fayth ~ Bahamut Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Bevelle Temple 0:41
19 Time of Judgment Hamauzu Suspense Bevelle Temple 3:39
20 My Father's Murderer Uematsu Sequence Bevelle Temple 2:42
21 Suteki da ne (Isn't it Beautiful?) Uematsu (Rikki) Vocal Macalania 5:34
 Disc 4
Disc 4 Name Artist Type In-game location Time
1 Yuna's Determination Uematsu, Nakano Field Calm Lands 3:42
2 Lulu's Theme Uematsu Character Cavern of the Stolen Fayth 3:52
3 The Brave Advance Uematsu Field Monster Arena 3:25
4 Song of the Fayth ~ Yojimbo Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Cavern of the Stolen Fayth 0:42
5 People of the North Pole Hamauzu Field Gateway to Mt. Gagazet 4:38
6 Song of the Fayth ~ Ronzo Tribe Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Gateway to Mt. Gagazet 0:42
7 Wandering Flame Hamauzu Field Dream Sequence 4:41
8 Someday the Dream Will End Uematsu, Hamauzu Field Zanarkand Ruins 4:24
9 Song of the Fayth ~ Yunalesca Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Zanarkand Dome 0:43
10 Challenge Hamauzu Boss battle   4:18
11 To the End of the Abyss Hamauzu Field Omega Ruins (1) 4:38
12 Darkness Nakano Field Sin/Omega Ruins (2) 4:28
13 Song of the Fayth ~ Spira Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Zanarkand Ruins 0:43
14 The Deceased Laugh Uematsu Sequence Garden of Pain 3:33
15 Battle with Seymour Uematsu Boss battle Garden of Pain 5:46
16 Song of the Fayth ~ Anima Uematsu, Hamauzu Theme Baaj Temple 0:42
17 A Contest of Aeons Nakano Boss battle Metaphysical Sword of Doom 5:56
18 Decisive Battle Hamauzu Boss battle Metaphysical Sword of Doom 5:50
19 Ending Theme Uematsu Ending Ending 5:30
20 Please Remember     Ending (Luca Stadium) 0:15
21 Suteki da ne (Isn't it Beautiful?) (Orchestra Version) Uematsu Ending Credits 6:19
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