Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream album advance review

Music4Games has run their advance review of OverClocked Remix’s super-ambitious upcoming album Final Fantasy VII: Voices of the Lifestream, a massive 45-song re-imagining of Nobuo Uematsu’s original score for the famed PlayStation role-playing game. 

M4G bravely attempts to cover the four-disc compilation, which clocks in at almost three-and-a-half hours of listening time. Everything from the “Overworld” to “Sephiroth’s Theme” is covered by many genres of music, and reviewer Jayson Napolitano does his best to give us an idea of what we can expect from the collection, calling it “one of the most impressive and encompassing listening experiences in the world of video game music.”

“It doesn’t get much better than this when it comes to arrangement albums,” says Napolitano.  “Needless to say, if Square Enix does ever get around to a Final Fantasy VII remake, their new-and-improved score is ready to go.” 

This freely available, fan-made album will be available to download at OverClocked Remix starting on September 14th, so fans of Final Fantasy, Nobuo Uematsu, and game music in general should mark their calendars.  

Dale North