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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack is the official soundtrack of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. Tracks from the Final Fantasy XIII: Original Soundtrack and Final Fantasy XIII-2: Original Soundtrack are also used in the game.

Track list Edit

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow. (Skip section)

Disc 1 Edit

  1. "Lightning Returns" (ライトニングリターンズ, Raitoningu Ritānzu?) - 4:40
    Battle theme for random encounters during the introductory mission in Yusnaan and during battles between 6 PM and 6 AM when main battle theme for each continent doesn't play. Also plays at the New Game / Load screen. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki & Masashi Hamauzu.
  2. "The Final 13 Days" (最期の13日, Saigo no 13-nichi?) - 5:15
    Plays during the opening FMV. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  3. "Lightning's Theme ~A Distant Glimmer~" (ライトニングのテーマ ~遠き光~, Raitoningu no Tēma ~Tōki Hikari~?) - 1:56
    Plays during Lightning's narration after the opening FMV. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  4. "Equilibrium" (アンビバレンス, Anbibarensu?, lit. Ambivalence) - 2:21
    Plays during the introductory mission in Yusnaan when Lightning is chasing after Snow in the Grand Palace. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  5. "Chaos" (混沌, Kaosu?) - 4:41
    Plays during the battle against Zaltys in Yusnaan's Grand Palace during the introductory mission. Also plays during certain other intense boss battles. The second portion, beginning at 2:34, activates only under certain conditions, generally staggering the opponent at low HP. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta and Masashi Hamauzu.
  6. "The Ark" (箱舟, Hakobune?) - 4:32
    Ark's location theme. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  7. "The Evil Savior" (邪なる解放者, Yokoshimanaru Kaihōsha?) - 3:23
    Plays during Lightning's first arrival at Luxerion. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  8. "The Sleeping City" (眠れる聖都, Nemureru Seitō?, lit. Sleeping Holy City) - 3:26
    Luxerion's night theme. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  9. "Luxerion" (光都ルクセリオ, Kōto Rukuserio?) - 6:22
    Luxerion's morning theme. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  10. "Reverent Souls" (敬虔なる民, Keiken'naru Min?) - 8:22
    Luxerion's afternoon theme. It features mild clock sounds and has vocals mixed into it (around 5:30 into the piece). Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  11. "Crimson Blitz" (クリムゾンブリッツ, Kurimuzon Burittsu?) - 3:14
    Arrangement of "Blinded By Light". Primary battle theme of Luxerion. Plays between 6 AM and 6 PM. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  12. "Salvation's Fanfare" (解放のファンファーレ, Kaihō no Fanfāre?) - 1:13
    The victory fanfare. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  13. "Sunset Prism" (落陽のプリズム, Rakuyō no Purizumu?) - 6:05
    Luxerion's evening theme. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  14. "Midnight Eternal" (エターナルミッドナイト, Etānaru Middonaito?, lit. Eternal Midnight) - 5:12
    Luxerion's night theme. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  15. "The Savior's Words" (解放者の詩, Kaihōsha no Uta?, lit. The Savior's Song) - 2:04
    Plays in the Old Town Marketplace in Luxerion. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki. Performed by Wollny Andreas.
  16. "The Cathedral" (ルクセリオ大聖堂, Rukuserio Daiseidō?, lit. Luxerion Cathedral) - 3:20
    Plays in the Luxerion Cathedral. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  17. "The Warren" (暗黒街, Ankokugai?, lit. Dark Town) - 4:04
    Plays in The Warren. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  18. "Noel's Theme ~The Shadow Hunter~" (ノエルのテーマ ~闇の狩人~, Noeru no Tēma ~Yami no Kariudo~?, lit. Noel's Theme ~The Dark Hunter~) - 2:52
    Noel Kreiss's leitmotif. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta. Performed by KOKIA.
  19. "Noel & Yeul ~The Promise~" (ノエルとユール ~光の約束~, Noeru to Yūru ~Hikari no Yakusoku~?, lit. Noel & Yeul ~Pact of the Light~) - 4:26
    Plays after Lightning defeats Noel. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta. Performed by Joelle.

Disc 2 Edit

  1. "Desert Awakening" (砂海の目覚め, Sakai no Mezame?) - 2:28
    Dead Dunes morning theme. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  2. "The Dead Dunes" (デッド・デューン ~熱砂の砂漠~, Deddo Dyūn ~Nessa no Sabaku~?, lit. The Dead Dunes ~Scorching Desert~) - 4:12
    Dead Dunes afternoon theme. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  3. "Desert Lullaby" (デザートララバイ, Dezāto Rarabai?) - 9:19
    Dead Dunes evening theme. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta. Performed by Gabe McNair.
  4. "Graveyard of Dreams" (夢果てる地, Yumehateru Chi?, lit. Where the Dream Ends) - 5:01
    Dead Dunes night theme. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  5. "Bandit Gang Monoculus" (盗賊団モノキュラス, Tōzokudan Monokyurasu?) - 2:41
    Plays when Lightning reunites with Fang. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  6. "Fang's Theme ~The Boss~" (ファングのテーマ ~偽りの首領~, Fangu no Tēma ~Itsuwari no Shuryō~?, lit. Fang's Theme ~A False Leader~) - 3:12
    Oerba Yun Fang's leitmotif.
    Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  7. "Treasures Within" (聖宝眠る遺跡, Seihō Nemuru Iseki?, lit. Ruins where the Holy Treasure Lies) - 4:28
    Plays in the Temple Ruins. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  8. "The Showdown" (立ちはだかる者, Tachihadakaru Mono?, lit. One Who Stands in the Way) - 3:37
    Minor boss theme. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  9. "K.O." (ノックアウト!, Nokku Auto!?, lit. Knock Out!) - 2:34
    Activates when "The Showdown" is already playing and the opponent is staggered at low HP. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  10. "The Last Surviving Wilderness" (最後の大地, Saigo no Daichi?) - 3:39
    Wildlands morning theme. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  11. "The Wildlands" (ウィルダネス, Wirudanesu?) - 3:51
    Wildlands afternoon theme. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  12. "Sunset Path" (夕日の帰り道, Yūhi no Kaerimichi?, lit. Evening Return) - 5:43
    Wildlands evening theme. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  13. "Prowlers of the Night" (獣たちの夜, Kemonotachi no Yoru?, lit. Night of the Beasts) - 5:44
    Wildlands night theme. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  14. "Savior of Souls" (魂の解放者, Tamashī no Kaihōsha?) - 4:40
    Primary battle theme in the Wildlands. Plays between 6 AM and 6 PM. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  15. "Bluesy Chocobo" (ブルージーチョコボ, Burūjī Chokobo?) - 4:34
    Plays when riding the Angel of Valhalla at level one. Composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
  16. "Chocobo Returns" (チョコボリターンズ, Chokobo Ritānzu?) - 3:53
    Plays while riding the Angel of Valhalla at level two. Some areas of the Wildlands overrides this track. Composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
  17. "Marimba de Chocobo" (マリンバdeチョコボ, Marinba de Chokobo?) - 3:20
    Plays when riding the Angel of Valhalla at level three. Composed by Nobuo Uematsu.
  18. "A Carefree Existence" (おきらくじんせい, Okirakujinsei?, lit. Easy Life) - 3:01
    Plays in the Moogle Village. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  19. "Sazh and Dajh" (サッズとドッジ, Sazzu to Dajji?) - 2:26
    Plays when Lightning meets Sazh. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.

Disc 3 Edit

  1. "Awaiting the Celebration" (祝祭を待ちわびて, Shukusai wo Machiwabite?, lit. In the Wait of the Festival) - 4:29
    Yusnaan's day theme. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  2. "The Glittering City of Yusnaan" (享楽の都ユスナーン, Kyōraku no Miyako Yusunān?, lit. City of Pleasure, Yusnaan) - 4:27
    Yusnaan's afternoon theme. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  3. "City of Revelry" (きらめきの宴, Kirameki no Utage?, lit. Feast of Lights) - 3:30
    Yusnaan's evening theme. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  4. "Ouroboros Festival" (ウロボロスフィエスタ, Uroborosu Fiesuta?, lit. Uroboros Fiesta) - 4:44
    Yusnaan's night theme. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  5. "High Voltage" (ハイボルテージ, Haiborutēji?) - 4:52
    Primary battle theme of Yusnaan. Plays between 6 AM and 6 PM. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta and Masashi Hamauzu.
  6. "Death Game" (デスゲーム, Desu Gēmu?) - 5:04
    Plays during the sidequests "Death Safari" and "Death Game". Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  7. "Chaos infusions" (シ界, Shikai?) - 2:17
    Plays when inside a Chaos infusion. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  8. "Lumina's Theme" (ルミナのテーマ, Rumina no Tēma?) - 2:24
    Lumina's leitmotif. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta and Masashi Hamauzu.
  9. "Sneaking In" (潜入大作戦, Sennyū Daisakusen?, lit. Mission: Infiltration) - 4:18
    Plays when Lightning talks with Hope about infiltrating Yusnaan Palace. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  10. "Snow's Theme ~Final Words~" (スノウのテーマ ~遺言~, Sunō no Tēma ~Yuigon~?) - 3:22
    Snow Villiers's leitmotif. Plays after defeating Snow in battle. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  11. "The Song of the Savior ~The Chosen One~" (解放者の伝説 ~選ばれし乙女~, Kaihōsha no Densetsu ~Erabareshi Shōjo~?, lit. Legend of the Savior ~The Chosen Maiden~) - 2:24
    The first part of the "The Legend of the Savior" stage in Yusnaan. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  12. "The Song of the Savior ~Grand Finale~" (解放者の伝説 ~グランドフィナーレ~, Kaihōsha no Densetsu ~Gurando Fināre~?) - 2:05
    The second part of the "The Legend of the Savior" stage in Yusnaan. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  13. "Yusnaan Palace" (ユスナーン宮殿, Yusunān Kyūden?) - 3:27
    Plays inside the Yusnaan palace. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  14. "Army of One" (シーンドライブ, Shīndoraibu?, lit. Scene Drive) - 2:13
    Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  15. "Overclock" (オーバークロック, Ōbākurokku?) - 0:33
    Plays when Lightning uses Overclock in battle. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  16. "The Coliseum ~Fearsome Warriors~" (闘技場 ~荒ぶる魂~, Tōgijō ~Araburu Tamashī?, lit. The Arena ~Wild Souls~) - 3:20
    Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  17. "Chocobo Carnival" (チョコボカーニバル, Chokobo Kānibaru?) - 4:04
    Plays at the Augur's Quarter in the mission when Lightning must talk to the director of the fireworks for the first time. The theme continues playing everyday after 0:30 as long as she hasn't talked to the director. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  18. "Nova Chrysalia" (ノウス=パルトゥス, Novus Partus?) - 3:58
    Luxerion morning theme in some parts of the city and Yusnaan morning theme. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  19. "Endless Lives" (エンドレスライフ, Endoresu Raifu?, lit. Endless Life) - 3:41
    Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  20. "The Angel's Tears" (天使の涙, Tenshi no Namida?) - 4:01
    Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  21. "Lightning's Theme ~Radiance~" (ライトニングのテーマ ~孤光~, Raitoningu no Tēma ~Kokō~?, lit. Lightning's Theme ~Lone Light~) - 3:48
    Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  22. "Meeting You" (あなたに会えて, Anata ni Aete?, lit. To Meet You) - 3:57
    Plays when Hope fades away at the end of the 13th day. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.

Disc 4 Edit

  1. "Beginning of the End" (終焉の始まり, Shūen no Hajimari?) - 3:28
    Plays on the beginning of Nova Chrysalia's final day. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  2. "Altar of Light" (光輝の拝殿, Kōki no Haiden?, lit. Radiant Shrine) - 3:22
    Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  3. "The Soulsong" (忘却(レテ)の禊, Rete no Misogi?, lit. Purification by Oblivion) - 4:08
    Plays during the scene where Lightning and Fang stop Vanille from performing the ritual to destroy the dead. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  4. "A New World" (新しい世界へ, Atarashī Sekai e?, lit. Into a New World) - 6:44
    Plays as Vanille and Fang guide the souls of the dead to the Ark to be reborn in the new world. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  5. "A Sacred Oratorio" (聖譚の賛歌, Seitan no Sanka?, lit. Hymn to the Story) - 2:06
    Plays in the altar in the Luxerion Cathedral after Bhunivelze absorbs the souls of Snow, Noel, Fang and Vanille. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  6. "The Divine Dream" (神の視た夢, Kami no Mita Yume?, lit. The Dream of a God) - 3:23
    Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  7. "Cosmogenesis" (コスモジェネシス, Kosumojeneshisu?) - 3:44
    Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  8. "Divine Love" (神の愛を誉れとせよ, Kami no Ai wo Homare to seyo?, lit. Consider His Love an Honor) - 4:16
    Plays during first three phases of the battle against Bhunivelze. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  9. "Almighty Bhunivelze" (至高神ブーニベルゼ, Shikōgami Būniberuze?, lit. Supreme God Bhunivelze) - 13:05
    Plays during the final phase of the battle against Bhunivelze. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  10. "Last Resort" (ラストリゾート, Rasuto Rizōto?) - 3:49
    Plays as Lightning attacks Bhunivelze with Last Resort. Composed by Mitsuto Suzuki.
  11. "Claire Farron" (エクレール・ファロン, Ekurēru Faron?, lit. Eclair Farron) - 3:31
    Plays during the scene of Lumina becoming one with Lightning. Composed by Naoshi Mizuta.
  12. "Humanity's Tale" (神話の終わり、人の物語, Shinden no Owari, Hito no Monogatari?, lit. Her Story Begins When the Myth Ends) - 10:30
    Plays during the ending FMV. A compilation of "Blinded By Light", "FINAL FANTASY XIII - The Promise", "FINAL FANTASY XIII-2 Overture" , and "FINAL FANTASY XIII - Miracles". Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
  13. "Credits ~Light Eternal~" (エンディングロール ~終わりなき閃光~, Endinfu Rōru ~Owarinaki Senkō~?, lit. Ending Roll ~Endless Flash~) - 10:46
    Ending credits theme. A joint arrangement of "FINAL FANTASY XIII - Miracles" (0:00-1:24), "Memories of Happier Days" (1:25-2:17), "Snow's Theme ~Final Words~" (2:18-3:35), "The Ark" (3:36-4:58), "Caius's Theme" (4:59-6:14), "Lightning's Theme" (6:49-8:33), "Light Eternal" (6:49-10:46), and "Blinded By Light" (8:34-9:59). Composed by Masashi Hamauzu, Naoshi Mizuta, and Mitsuto Suzuki.
  14. "Epilogue" (エピローグ, Epirōgu?) - 1:46
    Epilogue theme. Composed by Masashi Hamauzu.
Spoilers end here.

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