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Prelude to a Fantasy (Music from the Final Fantasy series)

by The Travelers VGM

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For three decades, Nobuo Uematsu's timeless music has continued to capture the attention of video game music fans from all walks of life. Uematsu's compositions put RPG music on the map and played a critical role in game music as an industry and art form. We as musicians owe our careers and our passion in some part to Uematsu and the Final Fantasy legacy. We hope to contribute and honor that legacy by creating refreshing acoustic folk arrangements of our favorites. Happy 30th anniversary, Final Fantasy!


released March 31, 2017

Producers: Josh Barron
Co-producers: Masha Lepire, Ian Martyn
Mixed by Ian Martyn
Mastered by John Montoya
Album art designer: Gloriane Yu

Josh Barron - Arrangement
Masha Lepire - Arrangement
Ian Martyn - Arrangement, Lyrics, Vocals, Concertina, Smallpipes, Whistle, Low Whistle, Guitar, Bouzouki, Bass, Mandolin
Matheus Sardinha Garcia Souza - Violin

Ian Martyn plays whistles from the collection of Frealon Bibbins.

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The Travelers VGM Seattle, Washington

The Travelers VGM cover video game music favorites and obscure selections in European folk arrangements of various styles including Celtic, Welsh, Spanish, French, and Slavic traditions.

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Track Name: Prélude et Prologue
All of our lives
Life has uncertainties
All we decree as one
We travel far and wide
Searching the divide

And so it goes
We've come so many years
For I can finally say
We're coming along
Light with a song
Track Name: Elia, Maiden of the Water
Og ingen ved det,
Hvor hun kom fra, hvor hun går.
Elia, pigen,
Hun vil bringe vandkrystal til livet.

Højt på en bakke,
der er en grøn eng og en blå hav,
vind blæser, hun smiler,
Hun vil lade dem synge engelsange.