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The Black Mages II ~The Skies Above~
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Addenda
The Black Mages II incorporates less variety than its predecessor, but also does a better job of selecting the \"favourites\". Let\'s face it, no one was looking forward to a remix of Seymour\'s Theme, whereas Otherworld, Zeromus, Man with a Machine Gun, and Maybe I\'m a Lion are far more appropriately angled considering the fandom existing for those tracks. And with one new track at the end of the album, perhaps this indicates a future variety from the Black Mages that releases it from the grip of Final Fantasy - especially now that Uematsu has left to form his own company.

- Rahul Choudhury (December 01, 2004)
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Track list translation: Google Language Tools.
 Disc 1
Disc 1 Name Artist Type In-game location Time
1 The Rocking Grounds [Sekito] (Sekito, Uematsu, Kawamori, Hanyuda)   FINAL FANTASY III Battle I  
2 Zeromus [Fukui] (Sekito, Fukui, Kawamori, Hanyuda)   FINAL FANTASY IV Battle with Zeromus  
3 Vamo 'alla Flamenco [Sekito] (Sekito, Uematsu, Kawamori, Hanyuda)   FINAL FANTASY IX Vamo 'alla Flamenco  
4 Hunter's Chance [Sekito] (Sekito, Uematsu, Fukui, Kawamori, Hanyuda)   FINAL FANTASY IX Hunter Chance  
5 Otherworld [Okamiya] (KAZCO, Okamiya, Uematsu, Fukui, Kawamori, Hanyuda)   FINAL FANTASY X Otherworld  
6 Matoya's Cave [Sekito] (Sekito, Okamiya, Uematsu, Kawamori, Hanyuda)   FINAL FANTASY I Cave  
7 The Man With the Machine Gun [Fukui] (Sekito, Okamiya, Fukui, Kawamori, Hanyuda)   FINAL FANTASY VIII Man With a Machine Gun  
8 Maybe I'm A Lion [Okamiya] (Okamiya, Sekito, Uematsu, Kawamori, Hanyuda, Alexander O. Smith)   FINAL FANTASY VIII Maybe I'm a Lion  
9 The Battle With the Four Fiends [Sekito] (Sekito, Uematsu, Kawamori, Hanyuda)   FINAL FANTASY IV Battle 4  
10 The Skies Above [Fukui] (Mr. Goo, Sekito, Fukui, Kawamori, Hanyuda)   FINAL FANTASY X  
11 Blue Blast - Winning the Rainbow [Fukui] (Fukui, Sekito, Kawamori, Hanyuda)      
 factoids
  • The Black Mages published a seperate blog titled The Blog Mages to keep track of the development associated with the final development stages and pre-release of the album. It's whacky and in Japanese. (Rahul Choudhury)
  • Track No. 11, "Blue Blast - Winning the Rainbow" was created for Japanese boxer Takehiro Murahama. It's his entrance music to the ring. (Nephtis)
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