Square Enix presents Lifestyle Drive playlist on Spotify

Jerry on 2019-07-19
Square Enix Music Presents Lifestyle Drive compilation began as a compact disc release exclusive to the 2015 Tokyo Game Show at the Makuhari Messe event hall in Chiba, Japan. The 13-track compilation includes selections from arrangement albums and obscure or overlooked soundtrack releases.

The album begins with the English-language rendition of "The Sunleth Waterscape" (excluded from the Final Fantasy XIII soundtrack album), composed by Masashi Hamauzu and performed by Frances Maya. Similarly, "Local Cosmos_soft_4Beat" by Mitsuto Suzuki, performed by Origa, did not appear on the Final Fantasy XIII-2 soundtrack album.

"A Fleeting Dream" electronic music arrangement by DJ Daishi Dance reinterprets Nobuo Uematsu's Zanarkand Ruins theme from Final Fantasy X. Takuro Iga and Naoshi Mizuta provide an orchestral arrangement of "The Pioneers" from Final Fantasy XI from their band Nanaa Mihgo's studio album Stolen Hearts. Masashi Hamauzu's "Bright Invitation" is a selection from the Sigma Harmonics Nintendo DS soundtrack, while "Scars of Time" originated in Yasunori Mitsuda's Chrono Cross score for the Sony PlayStation, and "Reminiscence" by Kenji Ito emerged in Dawn of Mana for PlayStation 2.

Two music tracks composed by Noriko Matsueda are "Funky Monkey" from the PlayOnline online gaming service's lobby and "Sphere Hunter" from Final Fantasy X-2, the latter in collaboration with Takahito Eguchi. "Mana Palace" is Kenji Ito's self-arrangement from the Re:Birth Final Fantasy Adventure studio album. DEDE MOUSE arranges Nobuo Uematsu's "Eternal Wind" from Final Fantasy III, found on the Love SQ album. RE:NDZ arranges Yoko Shimomura's "Warm A Live" from Live A Live, found on the Chill SQ compilation.

Excerpts from Square Enix presents Lifestyle Drive are streaming on YouTube, courtesy of Square Enix. The full album is streaming on Spotify.

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