The Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra recorded Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo
, a live album of classic video game music, during its two days of sold-out shows in 2012. The performance includes orchestral renditions of music from Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger
and Chrono Cross
– and the full album is now available worldwide on iTunes
, courtesy of X5 Music Group.Kingdom Hearts
composer Yoko Shimomura says of the new album, "Symphonic Fantasies Tokyo
is a wonderful experience – I cannot imagine a higher appreciation of my work."
Hear "Fantasy 1: Kingdom Hearts," the only track released in full to the wide and wild internet, below
. It's a fairly spectacular feast for the ears and heart.