The ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake – Orchestra World Tour’ visited Spain on December 11, 2021, giving a concert at the Auditori CCIB Forum in Barcelona. Our collaborator Tony Alicante Spain attended the concert and leaves us here a brief article about it.
On December 11, 2021, a Final Fantasy VII Remake World Orchestra Tour concert was held in Barcelona (read more), and I had the immense luck to attend.
In a format with full orchestra and choir, from the beginning it was clear that it was going to be a concert faithful to the original music and the game.
As expected, it began with the mythical title tune of the saga, ‘Prelude’ with images of the original game on a large screen over the orchestra, and with a reference to its release date in Japan (January 31, 1997), although here in Spain it would not arrive until late 1997.
Then, as expected, ‘Midgar-City of Mako’ and ‘Bombing mission’ were played, taking us in an immersive musical voyage, which kept us for 2 hours and a half (30’ break included) glued to our seats.
Offering a total of 22 themes, we were able to enjoy a medley of highlights from the soundtrack of the award-winning video game. In general, the live versions were very similar to the originals, as the original was also a primarily orchestral work.
The recent release on both Playstation 5 and PC of ‘Final Fantasy VII – Remake Intergrade’ was not forgotten and the theme ‘Descendant of the Shinobi’, exclusive to the latter, was played.
The ‘Final Fantasy VII Remake Orchestra World Tour’ offers an eminently orchestral concert that accentuates even more, if possible, the strength and charisma of these themes, being highly recommended for fans of the saga.
And talking about fans, it is worth noting the immense amount of Final Fantasy followers that showed up at the venue, as both before and after the concert, there were long lines at the merchandising booth (even though the prices were not exactly cheap). During the concert, there were already many who had purchased Mog, Red XIII and Chocobo plushies, as well as various items of clothing, and CDs and vinyls of various editions of the soundtracks.
Article by Tony Alicante Spain