Scheduled for release on 19th July.

Scarlet Moon Records has announced what is hopefully the beginning of a new series of live classical guitar albums in Guitar Collections Final Fantasy IV.

As part of Final Fantasy IVs 27th anniversary celebration, the record label has teamed up with The OneUps‘ guitarist William Carlos Reyes to arrange and perform classic themes from the popular Square Enix role-playing game, originally scored by Nobuo Uematsu.

“I’ve always enjoyed Square Enix’s Piano Collections FINAL FANTASY series, but I have a personal preference for the sound of the guitar,” said Jayson Napolitano, Scarlet Moon Records producer. “I wanted to produce a series of guitar albums starting with FINAL FANTASY IV, just as the Piano Collections series did. I also knew based on William Carlos Reyes’s past arrangements that he’d be perfect for this project with his ability to layer his performances in a very natural and pleasing way, and I couldn’t be happier with the result.”

The full tracklisting is as follows:

01. Main Theme of Final Fantasy IV
02. Theme of Love
03. Welcome to Our Town!
04. Fight 2
05. Rydia
06. Melody of Lute
07. Golbeza Clad in the Dark
08. Troian Beauty
09. Illusionary World
10. Another Moon
11. Within the Giant
12. The Crystals (Original)

All tracks are by Nobuo Uematsu except “The Crystals,” which is an original composition by William Carlos Reyes.

Guitar Collections Final Fantasy IV is available for pre-order now from Bandcamp ahead of its release on 19th July.

Head over to the Scarlet Moon website for more information on the Guitar Collection Final Fantasy series.