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"Jenova" (J-E-N-O-V-A, {{{2}}}?) is a battle theme from Final Fantasy VII. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu.

Game appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

"Jenova" serves as the eponymous battle theme for Jenova, and can be heard during the encounters with Jenova∙BIRTH and Jenova∙DEATH. When fighting Jenova∙LIFE, "Aerith's Theme" is played instead, and when fighting Jenova∙SYNTHESIS, "Jenova Absolute" is played. "J-E-N-O-V-A" is also played during the battle with Professor Hojo.

When the theme shifts to the major mode for the "fanfare" section just before it starts over, the chord progression is either identical to or a transposition of the second half of the Prelude, depending on the relative keys of the two themes.

"Jenova" is the sixteenth track of the Final Fantasy VII: Original Soundtrack's second disc.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent ChildrenEdit

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The Advent Children arrangement of "J-E-N-O-V-A"
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"J-E-N-O-V-A (Advent Children Version)" is a progressive metal arrangement of "J-E-N-O-V-A", performed by the Black Mages. This version plays during the battle between Cloud Strife and Kadaj and, in a similar manner to the game, appears before the final battle with Sephiroth to the music of "One-Winged Angel".

"J-E-N-O-V-A (Advent Children Version)" is the eight track of the second disc of the movie's soundtrack.

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

An arrangement titled "J-E-N-O-V-A -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VII" by Takeharu Ishimoto appears as a battle theme in Dissidia 012 and is the twenty-ninth track in the Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack.

"J-E-N-O-V-A" can be automatically selected for battles including Sephiroth, Tifa, or Cloud, or taking place at Planet's Core. It is also used as the battle theme for the final duel between Tifa and Ultimecia.

Theatrhythm Final FantasyEdit

"JENOVA" is available as a bonus Battle Music Sequence in Theatrhythm. It is first available as a Dark Note which must be unlocked at the Chaos Shrine Mode.

Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon: Majo to Shoujo to Go-nin no YuushaEdit

A remix of "Jenova" by Yuzo Takahashi appears in this game's OST as the thirty-first track of the second disc from the Chocobo to Mahou no Ehon Series Original Soundtrack.

Arrangement Album appearancesEdit

Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VIIEdit

A piano arrangement by Shiro Hamaguchi and performed by Seiji Honda was included in this album as the tenth track.

The Black MagesEdit

The Black Mages recorded a progressive metal version of "J-E-N-O-V-A" that is featured on their first album, The Black Mages, as the seventh track.

Final Fantasy RemixEdit

The album Final Fantasy Remix, features a trance remix of "J-E-N-O-V-A" by Ante/Ian Hartley & mattb. It is the fifth track of the album.

Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best CollectionEdit

A classic guitar arrangement of "J-E-N-O-V-A" is one of the two Final Fantasy VII themes present in the Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best Collection. It is the fifteenth track of the album.

Final Fantasy VII ChipsEdit

The song is part of the 8-bit arrangement album as its eighth track.

Live performancesEdit

"THE BLACK MAGES" LIVEEdit

The Black Mages' arranged "J-E-N-O-V-A" was performed at the start of their first live concert in 2003.

Distant Worlds II: More Music from Final FantasyEdit

"JENOVA" was arranged and performed as an orchestral piece by the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra in the sequel album to Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy.

Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy Returning HomeEdit

"JENOVA" is included on this live recording of an orchestral concert, performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Arnie Roth held in Tokyo, in November 2010.

Symphonic Odysseys - Tribute to Nobuo UematsuEdit

"J-E-N-O-V-A" is included on this live recording of an orchestral concert as a part of a Final Fantasy VII -Battle Theme- Medley, arranged by Roger Wanamo, performed by the WDR Radio Orchestra and conducted by Arnie Roth held in Cologne, in July 2011.

Compilation Album appearancesEdit

Final Fantasy VII: Reunion TracksEdit

"J-E-N-O-V-A" is included on the "best of" type album Final Fantasy VII: Reunion Tracks.

Final Fantasy VII Vinyl Limited EditionEdit

"JENOVA" is included on the second disc of this collectors' edition.

Appearances outside Final Fantasy mediaEdit

Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street SpecialEdit

An arrangement of "J-E-N-O-V-A" was included in this crossover between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest. It is mostly notable for adding heavy percussion to the theme.

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