It looks like embedded YouTube players stop working if there are too many of them on one page. If the music stops playing, just refreshing the page seems to get them working again!
Right now, somewhere in the world, somebody is working on a rock cover of a Final Fantasy song and uploading it to YouTube. Or at least, I can only assume. After all, it turns out there are about a hundred thousand of them.
So! Here are my favourites!
I was going to post four or five, but I kept finding more that I liked, got a bit carried away, and actually posted about twenty videos, heh. Well, that happens when you discover something awesome.
The first two are probably my favourites – first up, this Joseph Dennis guy. Instead of a plain FFVI battle theme cover, he totally goes his own way with it:
Then there’s this great acoustic cover of “Forever Rachel”, again from Final Fantasy VI. Just maybe the most underrated song in the series, I think.
There are quite a few more, so hit the button to see the rest!
Here’s a really cool version of the Final Fantasy III (J) battle themes (which is the earliest song that appears here):
And here’s another Final Fantasy VI acoustic piece I liked:
I love this song – Gilgamesh’s theme from FFV. This guy is definitely one of the best musicians doing this whole FF YouTube thing. Like the first guy, instead of just doing a simple cover, he improvises and takes it in his own direction – but I’m not sure the bass he uses on the synth really works. Still, really great guitar song, and definitely one of the best in terms of sheer musical talent.
The same song, but a much more faithful version. Until about half way through, that is, after which it appears to become complete improvisation.
There was this one guy going out of his way to do obscure FF songs – and this was one of his best 🙂
I can’t believe someone thought to cover Strago’s theme – or that it came out as good as it did…
Hehe. This is kind of a neat trick.
I really liked this version of Aerith’s theme – and the full band makes a nice change from the “guy in front of a webcam” thing.
This guy again. Bloody hell that’s good.
While I’m not especially fond of FFX’s soundtrack, I think this piece is quite good – and this performance is excellent.
Here’s the first guy again. The girl is totally wrong, by the way – taking a swig of vodka and then proceeding to play a Final Fantasy song is the very definition of cool.
Thought this might break it up again. Also, it’s bloody spectacular.
This guy seems to come up first in every search – and to be fair, it’s not a bad cover.
Yet another great cover. I think I read somewhere that this particular song is the most covered FF song ever or something – but I don’t know that I believe it. Anyway, it’s a great cover, and it’s by the guy who did the Stragos cover above.
And now for something completly different!
Man, this guy is inhuman.
And this seemed like a good one to end on.
Hmm, you know, I think I was like, going to write a proper blog entry or something about this whole “Indie game designer” thing, but somehow got distracted when I found the first of these videos. Nevermind though, eh?