SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed

Materia Collective is thrilled to release the follow-up to last year's hugely successful Final Fantasy VII Remixed album with SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed. This massive six-disc collection brings together over 150 composers, arrangers, YouTube personalities, and others who have prepared unique and imaginative interpretations of the beloved Final Fantasy VIII soundtrack originally composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

SUCCESSOR is officially licensed and available for digital download on Loudr, iTunes, Amazon MP3, and Google Play starting today, which marks the seventeenth anniversary of the game's North America release.

"After our debut album MATERIA, choosing Final Fantasy VIII as a follow-up tribute album was the next logical choice, and aligning the release with the game's release anniversary seemed poignant," comments Materia Collective founder Sebastian Wolff. "Final Fantasy VIII is musically distinct, and its eclectic mix of music suited our diverse skillsets. Materia Collective prides itself in the talent and dedication of its artists, so the 3-month album production cycle wasn't a problem. We hope listeners enjoy the result."

Materia Collective once again delivers a staggering array of musical styles, recorded and professionally mastered, including a rock opera, Galbadia's new national anthem, a flute choir, vocal incantations and smooth groovin' a cappella, a power ballad, string quartets, soulful jazz, and the ska cover of your lifetime.

Track List & Credits

SUCCESSOR: Final Fantasy VIII Remixed was made possible by the following individuals:

: Co-producer
: Producer, Creative Director
: Special Thanks
: Special Thanks
: Audio Preview / Trailer producer
: Special Thanks
: Special Thanks
: Audio Preview / Trailer producer
: Audio Preview / Trailer producer
: Special Thanks
: Mastering Engineer
: Translator
: Album Art & Design
Disc 1
1Breath of the Wild1:12:05
: Producer, Arranger, Score Prep, Drums, Tenor, Horn, Trumpet, Piano
: Producer, Score Prep, Editing, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Bass guitar, Bass
: Violin, Viola, Bass
: Alto
: Soprano
: Alto
: Flute, Clarinet, Piccolo
: Xylophone, Bass
: Tenor
: Bassoon, Oboe, English Horn
: Soprano, Alto
: Bass Clarinet
: Score Prep, Alto
: Soprano
: Guitar
: Cello (soloist)
: Bass
: Tuba
: Trombone
: Tenor
2A Ruthless Truth5:46
: Producer, Arranger, Horn (soloist)
: Vocalist
: Violin, Viola
3Never Look Back4:52
: Producer, Arranger, Percussion, Guitar
: Alto Saxophone
: Vibraphone
: Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
4FORCE YOUR WAY TO BERLIN4:23
: Producer, Arranger
5Dance with the Balamb-fish1:59
: Producer, Harp, Piano, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Vibraphone, Marimba
: Flute, Oboe, Bansuri
6Blue Fields2:50
: Producer, Arranger, Guitars, Percussion, Synth
: Clarinet
: Mastering Engineer
7Trust Me4:18
: Producer, Arranger, Performer
8Waltz for the Moon (Pass the Chips Remix)2:11
: Producer, Arranger
9Ride On1:44
: Producer, Arranger, Performer
: Performer
: Performer
: Performer
10DeadEnd!6:57
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Piano
: Tenor Saxophone
: Baritone Saxophone
: Trumpet
: Electric Bass
: Guitar
: Baritone Saxophone
: Alto Saxophone
: Trombone
11Maybe I'm a Lion4:53
: Producer, Drums, Trumpet, Synth, Percussion, Voice
: Producer, Bass, Guitar, percussion, Synth, Vocalist
12A King Is Born1:11:56
: Producer, Arranger
: Vocalist (Ultimecia)
: Percussion
: Vocalist (Squall)
: Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Vocalist (Rinoa)
: Keyboard
13Slightly Darker Black Widow (Never Look Back)2:41
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
14Starting Up1:34
: Producer, Arranger
Disc 2
1Fear4:53
: Producer, Arranger
: Saxophone
: Mixing Engineer
2Mean Ol' Griever2:21
: Producer, Arranger, Piano
: Vocalist
3Slide Show, Part Deux2:16
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
4Esthar Twilight4:10
: Producer, Piano, Arranger
: Vibraphone
5Get Down, Galbadian5:29
: Producer, Arranger
6Odeka De Luxe Chipocobo3:03
: Producer, Arranger
7Breezy4:40
: Producer, Arranger
8A Sacrifice3:07
: Producer, Performer, Arranger, Flute, Oboe, English Horn, Melodica, Piano
9Dance With The Balamb Fish2:42
: Producer, Arranger, Lyrics, Mixer, Lead Vocals, Bass, Alto (backing vocals), Soprano (backing vocals)
: Alto (backing vocals), Soprano (backing vocals)
: Alto (backing vocals), Soprano (backing vocals), Backing Bwaks (Parrot)
: Concertina, Bass, Alto (backing vocals), Soprano (backing vocals)
: Lead Vocals, Bass, Alto (backing vocals), Soprano (backing vocals)
: Soprano (backing vocals), Lead Vocals, Bass, Alto (backing vocals)
: Backing Bwaks (Parrot)
: Bass, Alto (backing vocals), Soprano (backing vocals)
10Doo-wop de Chocobo2:05
: Producer, Arranger, Vocalist
11Blue Fields5:26
: Producer, Arranger, Guitar, Piano, Electronics, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Bass Guitar
: Violin, Viola
12Drifting3:30
: Producer, Bass, Trumpet
: Producer, Arranger, Piano, Trumpet, Drums
13Chrysalis3:01
: Producer, Arranger
14Maybe I'm a Lion4:27
: Producer, Arranger
15Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec4:42
: Producer, Arranger, Guitars, Drum Programming, Bass, MIDI Orchestration, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Vocals
: Additional Choral Vocals
16The (Not So) Compressed Jam7:21
: Producer, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
: Tenor Saxophone
: Percussion, Vibraphone
: Electric Guitar
Disc 3
1The Salt Flats3:17
: Producer, Arranger
: Violin, Viola, Bass
: Soprano, Alto
: Soprano, Alto
: Tenor, Bass
: Tenor, Bass
: Vibraphone, Marimba, Steel Drums, Tenor, Bass
: Soprano, Alto
: Clarinet
: Oboe, English Horn
: Soprano, Alto
: Soprano, Harp
2And...5:30
: Producer, Arranger, Performer
: Vocalist, Arranger
3Roses and Wine4:12
: Producer, Arranger
4The Landing3:00
: Producer, Electric Guitar, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Tenor Saxophone, Piano
: Drums, Marimba
: Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
5Jailed3:28
: Producer, Arranger
6The Warm Winds of Balamb2:35
: Producer, Arranger, Programming, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Percussion
: Guitar
7Rival Dicks4:06
: Producer, Arranger
8Blue Sky0:50
: Producer, Arranger, Vocalist
9Waltz for the moon de Baroque2:42
: Performer
: Guitar, Harpsichord, Producer, Mixing Engineer
10The Only Thing We Have To...3:27
: Producer, Arranger, Alto Saxophone, Piano, Vocals
: Tenor Saxophone
: Vibraphone
: Viola
: Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Lead Guitar
: Trumpet
: Rhythm Guitar
: Flute, Score Engraving
: Trombone
11The Celestial Oath6:30
: Producer, Arranger
12Timber Owls2:39
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
13The Successor4:33
: Producer, Piano
14Find Your Way4:54
: Producer, Arranger, Piano
15Ami4:31
: Producer, Arranger
16Skeyes On Me3:16
: Producer, Arranger, Performer
Disc 4
1SeeDs of War3:33
: Producer, Arranger
: Bass Guitar
2Overture3:32
: Producer, Arranger
3Premonition4:32
: Producer, Arranger
4Fated Children4:41
: Producer, Arranger, Vocalist
: Vocalist
: Vocalist
: Vocalist
: Vocalist
: Vocalist
: Vocalist
: Vocalist
5Junction (Celestial Malfunction Mix)5:00
: Producer, Arranger
: Producer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
6Dicis Mea2:50
7Elevator de Chocobo1:26
: Producer, Arranger
8Balamb Garden3:20
: Producer, Arranger, Uilleann Pipes, Whistles, Programming, Orchestrator, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
: Music Supervisor, Producer
: Celtic Harp, Producer
9Waltz for the Moon2:52
: Producer, Arranger, Piano
10The Castle4:23
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
: Viola
11Fisherman's Horizon2:38
: Producer, Arranger, Ocarina
: Guitar
12Julia4:48
13Videri Fatali3:36
: Producer, Performer
14Ganon's Requiem1:12:08
: Producer, Performer, Drums, Bass guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
15Time Stands Still4:41
: Producer, Arranger, Performer
: Arranger
Disc 5
1The Mission3:23
: Producer, Arranger, Guitars, Drums, Synths
: Mastering Engineer
2Galbadia Replicant2:38
: Performer
: Producer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
3The Man with the A Capella Group4:56
: Producer, Vocalist
4Critical Hit4:41
: Synth Solo
: Arranger, Sequencing, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
5Don't Be Afraid3:32
: Producer, Arranger, Performer
6Garden Rock Anthem (Movin')4:41
: Producer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
7Love Grows (Eyes on Me)4:21
: Bassoon 1
: Guitar
: Recording engineer
: Violin 2
: Studio Assistant
: Bassoon 2
: Clarinet in B-flat
: Violin 1
: Horn in F
: Cello, Cello (solo)
: Violin 1, Violin (solo), Arranger
: Conductor
: Percussion
: Alto Flute
8Find Your Way (for Chamber Orchestra)4:01
: Producer, Arranger
: Violin, Viola, Bass
: Clarinet
: Flute
: Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer
9Ruhelos (Unrest)3:07
: Producer, Arranger, Vocalist (mezzo-soprano)
10Little Victory1:09
: Producer, Arranger, Toy Ensemble Performer
: Arranger, Toy Ensemble Performer
11Tears of the Moon2:16
: Producer, Arranger
12Triple Threat2:47
: Producer, Arranger
13The Intruders3:37
: Producer, Arranger
14Under Her Vocal Control3:36
: Producer, Arranger, Vocalist
15Primeval (Compression of Time)3:55
: Producer, Arranger, Performer
Disc 6
1Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec4:54
: Producer, Arranger, Piano, Synth
: Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone
: String quartet improvisation con
: Uillean Pipes, Tin Whistle, Low Whistle
2Retaliation0:43
: Producer, Arranger
3The Extreme4:17
: Producer, Arranger
: Violin, Viola, Bass
: Soprano, Alto
: Soprano, Alto
: Soprano, Alto
: Tenor, Bass
: Tenor, Bass
: Vibraphone, Marimba, Xylophone
: Soprano, Alto
: Acoustic Guitar
: Tenor, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar
: Soprano, Alto
: Keyboards
4The Loser1:40
: Producer, Arranger
5Galbadia, My Home4:31
: Arranger, Lyricist, Trumpet, Cornet, Flugelhorn, Horn, Baritone Horn, Tenor (solo)
: Alto
: Soprano, Alto
: Tenor, Bass
: Tenor, Bass
: Tenor, Bass
: Soprano (solo)
: Tenor, Bass
: Tenor, Bass
: Tenor, Bass
: Soprano, Alto
: Soprano, Alto
: Soprano, Alto
: Tenor, Bass
6My Mind On You2:50
: Producer, Arranger, Vocalist
: Audio Engineer, Arranger
: Guitar, Bass Drums, Vocals, Arranger
7The Highest Supreme5:53
: Producer, Arranger, Performer
8Eyes on Me (Power Ballad)5:07
: Arranger, Producer, Sound Engineer, Mixing Engineer, Mastering Engineer, Violin, Guitar, Synths
9Light Up the Whole Sky Like Fire4:46
: Performer, Arranger
: Performer
: Recording engineer, Mixing engineer, Mastering engineer
10Valse for the Moon5:00
: Producer, Arranger, piano
: viola
: violin
11Final Fantasy VIII – Ending Theme6:10
: Performer
: Arranger, Cello
: 1st Violin
: 2nd Violin
: Mixing Engineer
12My Fantasies2:38
: Producer, Arranger
: Vibraphone
13Balamb Garden4:53
: Producer, Arranger, Flute, Piccolo, Vocalist, Piano
: Oboe, English Horn
14The Oath3:15
: Producer, Arranger
16You'll Find Me4:52
: Producer, Arranger
17Eyes on Me4:59
: Producer, Arranger

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