Final Fantasy 7: Voices of the Lifestream

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If you're a fan of OC ReMix, then you probably know all about this album. If not, then you should probably check out their site. OC ReMix is a community of video game music fans who arrange, interpret, record and mix their favorite video game music in MP3 format. They have almost 1,500 remixes, from a very wide spectrum of games and platforms.

Last month, they released Final Fantasy 7: Voices of the Lifestream, an entire album devoted to the legendary game, which has some of the most memorable video game music ever. As with everything that comes from OC ReMix, the album is completely free. It contains 45 arrangements arranged by over 40 different artists. It covers all genres of music, including rock, jazz, classical, techno and much more. Some tracks even include recorded vocals!

This thing is a masterpiece. It represents the spirit of the game music community, and how far it has come in the past few years in terms of the passion, creativity, devotion and popularity. When I first began listening to this album, I could not get rid of the chills. The nostalgia factor in this album is high, be warned.

25 New Video Games Live Shows Announced

Video Games Live, a popular video game music orchestra, has added 25 new shows to its upcoming schedule.

Location Date
Buffalo, NY October 14, 2007
Los Angeles, CA October 19, 2007
London, England October 22, 2007
Columbia, MO October 28, 2007
Calgary, Canada November 9, 2007
Calgary, Canada November 10, 2007
Orlando, FL January 24, 2008
St. Louis, MO January 26, 2008
FT. Wayne, IN February 15, 2008
Milwaukee, WI March 1, 2008
Phoenix, AZ March 7, 2008
Ogden, UT March 27, 2008
Salt Lake City, UT March 28, 2008
Salt Lake City, UT March 29, 2008
Austin, TX July 11, 2008
Austin, TX July 12, 2008
Atlanta, GA TBA
Boise, ID TBA
Las Vegas, NV TBA
Nashville, TN TBA
San Francisco, CA TBA
San Jose, CA TBA
Seattle, WA TBA
Toronto, ON TBA
Vancouver, BC TBA

I don't know about you guys, but I really wanna go see this show. I've heard great reviews of it. Too bad none of these upcoming shows are near me :(

Yoko Shimomura Community Project

A few months ago, Ron came up with the idea of a community project where we all make a tab of a song from a certain composer. But soon after that the site started having issues and I decided to hold off on the project for now.

But no longer! I'm officially opening up the project again. All you have to do is make a tab from a song that was composed by Yoko Shimomura. Please post in this thread to sign up for the project. When it ends on November 1st, we will gather up all the tabs and vote on the winner. The winner gets a fabulous prize, mostly likely a Game Tabs t-shirt.

You can choose a song from any game on this list:

Adventures in the Magic Kingdom
Breath of Fire
Final Fantasy Versus XIII
Front Mission
Front Mission 1st
Heroes of Mana
King of Dragons
Kingdom Hearts
Kingdom Hearts II
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories
Legend of Mana
Live A Live
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
Monster Kingdom: Jewel Summoner
Parasite Eve
Samurai Sword
Street Fighter 2
Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Tobal No. 1

*List from WikiPedia


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