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"Premonition" is a battle theme from Final Fantasy VIII. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu. It shares much of the same central melody as the game's opening theme, "Liberi Fatali". It also features a reference to the main theme of Final Fantasy VII, the first five notes of that theme are repeated twice in the opening section.
The word "premonition" means "a forewarning" or "a feeling of anticipation of or anxiety over a future event", referring to the game's central theme of fate where the SeeD are set to face off with Ultimecia, a villainous sorceress from the future.
"Premonition" plays during fights against sorceresses: namely Edea, the battles against "Sorceresses" during time compression, and the first phase of the battle against Ultimecia. Notably, it is not used for the battle against Sorceress Adel.
"Premonition" was released as the fourteenth track of the second disc of the Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack album.
The original version of "Premonition" makes an appearance in Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy as a bonus battle theme. It can be bought from the PP Catalog with 240 PP. It was included in the Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack album as the thirty-fifth track of the album's first disc.
Arrangement Album appearancesEdit
"Premonition" was rearranged in a hard-rock style and included in the Black Mages' third studio album. It is the album's seventh track.
The word "premonition" means "foreboding" or "forewarning". In parapsychology, premonition or precognition, is a type of extrasensory perception that would involve the acquisition or effect of future information that cannot be deduced from presently available and normally acquired sense-based information or laws of physics and/or nature.