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"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 second disc.
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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". It is the eight track of the second disc of the movie's soundtrack.
An arrangement titled "J-E-N-O-V-A -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VII" by Takeharu Ishimoto appears as a battle theme 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.
"J-E-N-O-V-A" reappears as an ordinary Battle Music Sequence track for Final Fantasy VII. Additionally, "J-E-N-O-V-A (AC Version)" features as a new Battle Music Sequence for Advent Children, and is one of the two songs used in the game's demo.
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
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.
The album features a trance remix of "J-E-N-O-V-A" by Ante/Ian Hartley & mattb. It is the fifth track of the album.
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.
The song is part of the 8-bit arrangement album as its eighth track.
"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.
"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.
"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
"J-E-N-O-V-A" is included on the "best of"-type album.
"JENOVA" is included on the second disc of this collectors' edition.
Appearances outside Final Fantasy mediaEdit
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.