You’re Not Alone! (Final Fantasy IX)

June 12th, 2008

Here’s a bit of Red Wings history for you – it all began with this particular piece. Back in 2006 when all three of us were a part of the Bad Religion/Anti Flag styled punk five-piece “The Last Stand”, I discovered Nobuo Uematsu’s The Black Mages, and wasted absolutely no time in showing the other guys my amazing discovery.

What a band! We were inspired. And, for nothing more than our own enjoyment, we then decided to begin arranging and recording some videogame covers. We had a bit of a debate about what track to choose, and I put forward this one. It was and still is one of the few things I (Alex) can play on guitar. Our initial recording was bad. Really bad.

Fast forward several years, and after successfully recording a few other tracks with an eye at properly releasing them, we decided to go back and rerecord this epic tune which is undoubtedly one of the highlights of Nobuo Uematsu‘s epic Final Fantasy IX soundtrack. Combining orchestra parts not dissimilar to those in the game with Red Wings guitar, this is still one of my favourites.

-Alex

Did you know?
Nobuo Uematsu travelled to Europe for inspiration for his medieval-styled FF9 soundtrack. Uematsu has confirmed in two interviews that FF9 is in fact his favourite FF soundtrack.

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14 Responses to “You’re Not Alone! (Final Fantasy IX)”

  1. Darth Hamster Says:

    One word = Epic.

    Love it when it gets harder half way through.

    Hope you 3 hit Nottingham for a gig.

  2. Mat-the-french Says:

    thank you for this marvellous instant! it is my favourite final fantasy’s song ! Bravo ! sorry for my english, it is not very good ^^

  3. Kim Says:

    This is so amazing! You’re Not Alone is my favorite song from Final Fantasy, and you nailed it. This is going on my ipod ASAP. Thanks for the download! (And if you ever visit America or I ever visit England, I’ll definitely go to see one of your gigs!)

  4. mjs3788 Says:

    this song rocks, you should make a remix

  5. mjs3788 Says:

    maybe more metallic if it’ll work, maybe not

  6. joshoimo Says:

    i jam out to this song for fun, i use acoustic instead of piano tho. like the original, i love how you guys added rhythm guitar to is. GREAT JOB! best recording of not alone ive ever heard. this is the greatest song ever!

  7. Kefka Says:

    WOW!!! This song is beautiful! And it played in my favorite part in the game, too.

  8. Floe Says:

    I just fell in love with dis song the first time I heard it..
    So strong! *w*

  9. cyboargninja Says:

    hate that this game wasnt as popular as the others. this was definitely the best FF game, regardless of what system youre talking about. nice job

  10. eamonn Says:

    you absolute legends!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111 you have to come to the MEN arena.

  11. Penguin X Says:

    This is my favourite of the covers, I like the use of the piano collections arrangement of this theme. Maybe you guys should do more FF9 tracks as that the best soundtracks, although the other games had very good tracks too.

  12. Riccardo Says:

    I totally love this! <3
    Could you tell me where I can find the interviews in which Uematsu said that? 😀

  13. Gavar Says:

    wow!! you guys have just won a new fan !!!

  14. Toshi Says:

    Pleaase dont stop doing such amazing work! dont you dare to stop!

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