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My Village Is Number One: RPG Town Themes This is not a definitive list of the best-ever RPG town themes. This is the first in what will be a regular feature on Singing Mountain in which I look at various town themes and talk about what I think the composers were trying to tell us about the fictional cities these songs are attached to. It’ll be good, I swear. Track listing:
0:09: Village / Shining Wisdom / Motoaki Takenouchi 3:04: Village / Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals / Yasunori Shiono
6:20: Hometown / Terranigma / Miyoko Takaoka and Masanori Hikichi
10:16: Village of Luc / Grandia / Noriyuke Iwadare 15:39: Another Arni / Chrono Chross / Yasunori Mitsuda
19:44: The Village of Inoa / Alundra / Kohei Tanaka
22:36: Thousand Wings / Breath of Fire V / Hitoshi Sakimoto
26:18: Village of Elw / Wild Arms / Michiko Naruke
28:48: Town / Sword of Vermillion / Hiroshi Kawaguchi 30:55: Fisherman’s Horizon / Final Fantasy VIII / Nobuo Uematsu 35:07: Saith / Lunar: The Silver Star / Noriyuke Iwadare 38:16: Town / Shining Force II / Motoaki Takenouchi 42:23: Dezoris Town / Phantasy Star IV: The End of the Millenium / Izuho Numata and Masaki Nakagaki 45:01: Shevat ~ The Wind is Calling / Xenogears / Yasunori Mitsuda 49:11: Town / Emerald Dragon / Yasuhiko Fukuda 53:19: The City on the Deep Blue Sea / Etrian Odyssey III: The Drowned City / Yuzo Koshiro 58:15: Happy Town? / Mother 3 / Shogo Sakai
61:22: Mechanical Kingdom / Radiant Historia / Yoko Shimomura 65:00: Atelier City Zeiss / Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky FC / Hayato Sonoda, Wataru Ishibashi and Takahide Murayama 68:05: Going Shopping in Ripple Town / Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars / Yoko Shimomura
72:08: My Home, Sweet Home / Final Fantasy V / Nobuo Uematsu Drew on Twitter:
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I love the village theme from Shining Wisdom, it sounds so aesthetic!

Wonderful episode as always. Hopefully FF9 stars in the next one but FF5 and FF8 being here makes me so happy. Have you heard the Materia Collective cover of Fishermans horizon? One of my favourites. Another from that set is the cover of blue fields which, hands down might be my favourite cover of any FF song.

Termina? …sounds like a Majora’s Mask reference.

(fishermans horizon sounds a bit like the mid 90s song “from a distance”..which is about jesus. lol)