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13 September 2009 @ 01:38 pm
Those Who Arrange Music Further  
Anyone watch the stream of the Squeenix Concert in Germany yesterday? Here's an MP3 rip of the audio if not - http://www.megaupload.com/?d=AQ75QPFQ - There's also video on YouTube. Some fine arrangements all in all, I think, but the choral sections in the FFVII battle theme are probably the high point. As always, Sakimoto is given the shaft.
 
 
Current Music: Symphonic Fantasies
 
 
 
RachyRACHYRACH!!!!!: FF: Aerith gifkittytreats on September 13th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'm eying the Chicago tickets. On the site it says they had some for $19 but when I search it's $65! I guess that's the normal price for that type of thing.
GlassShard: Zombiegoodbyebartleby on September 13th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah, $65 sounds about right.
(Anonymous) on September 14th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
I guess it's because Square don't have the copyright to Sakimoto's music. That's probably the wrong guess, but Sakimoto's been able to release soundtracks under his own label in Japan. Certainly he's done his own concerts without any corporate involvement from Square or any other video game company

So there might be something going on there. Maybe.
Spikerazikain on September 14th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
Uh...that was me.
GlassShard: Smokegoodbyebartleby on September 15th, 2009 03:48 am (UTC)
I suspected that might be it but for Square to have hired him on a contract basis that did not include exclusive ownership of the works produced... I've never heard of an arrangement like that before. I'd be surprised if this is the case but who knows.