"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.
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The original version of "Blue Fields" from Final Fantasy VIII appears as a battle music obtainable from a Theatrhythm Final Fantasy event (September 2017).
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.