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"Blue Fields" is often considered to be the main theme of Final Fantasy VIII due to appearing as its overworld theme. However, this definition has been rejected by Nobuo Uematsu, who doesn't consider Final Fantasy VIII to have a main theme like the rest of the Final Fantasy games. "Blue Fields" is exclusive as it only appears as the overworld theme, and its motif is not present anywhere else in the game.
"Blue Fields" is a slow, melancholic song, contrasting with many older overworld themes. It features a xylophone playing the central melody of the piece, being the first time a synthesizer did not fulfill the role.
"Blue Fields" is the overworld theme and is the third track of the first disc of the Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack album.
An arrangement of "Blue Fields" by Takeharu Ishimoto titled "Blue Fields -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VIII" is featured, as the background theme of the stage boards of the Destiny Odyssey VIII storyline.
"Blue Fields -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VIII" is the fifth track of the Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack second disc.
"Blue Fields" was selected as the representative Field Music Sequence of the Final Fantasy VIII Series play.
"Blue Fields" recurs as a Field Music Sequence track for Final Fantasy VIII.
Arrangement album appearancesEdit
An orchestrated arrangement of "Blue Fields" by Shirō Hamaguchi is included in the album and does not include the xylophone, instead relying on a string section to play the central melody. It is the second track of the album.
A piano arrangement of "Blue Fields" by Shiro Hamaguchi was included on this album.
A remix of "Blue Fields" by the DJ duo Ante is featured in the album as the seventh track.
The song is part of the 8-bit arrangement album as its second track.
Compilation album appearancesEdit
"Blue Fields" is included on the second disc of this collector's edition set.