Nobuo Uematsu and LSO team up for new Final Fantasy album

15 December 2014, 11:44

Composer for the much-loved Final Fantasy video games series Nobuo Uematsu is working with the London Symphony Orchestra on a brand new album called 'Final Symphony'.

The recording sessions for the concert album are taking place this week at London's Abbey Road studios, with Uematsu himself in attendance to supervise the album's production.

As Howard Goodall announced on Classic FM's Saturday Night at the Movies (in a video games music special), the album is due to be released in early 2015. 

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Uematsu commented on the landmark collaboration: "To work with the London Symphony Orchestra in a studio that has played host to many of my own personal musical heroes will be a very special experience."

Classic FM will exclusively be broadcasting the premiere play of part of the work before its official launch next year. 

The LSO performed the work of Uematsu at a special Final Symphony concert in 2013 to a sold-out Barbican crowd, and previous Final Fantasy-themed concerts have seen huge audiences assemble at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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