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"The Decisive Battle" is the predominant battle theme used for boss battles in its original game, being replaced by "Battle to the Death" for a selection of strong bosses.
"The Decisive Battle" was released as the twenty-fourth track of the first disc of the Final Fantasy VI: Original Sound Version, and of the Kefka's Domain - The complete soundtrack from the Final Fantasy III video game album. "Decisive Battle"'s arrangement by TOSE for Final Fantasy VI Advance was released as the twenty-fourth track of the Final Fantasy Finest Box collection's fourth disc.
An arrangement of "The Decisive Battle" by Takeharu Ishimoto titled "The Decisive Battle -arrange- from FINAL FANTASY VI" is present in Dissidia as one of the two default Final Fantasy VI battle themes. It is the twenty-seventh track of the Dissidia Final Fantasy Original Soundtrack's first disc.
As with all the battle themes from Dissidia, "The Decisive Battle" returns for its prequel. It can now be automatically selected for battles taking place at the Phantom Train as well.
Arrangement Album appearancesEdit
A rearranged version was recorded for the Black Mages' first, eponymous album, using seven-string guitars and played in their signature progressive rock format.
"Decisive Battle" is included on the Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best Collection album, which consists entirely of solo classical guitar arrangements of tracks from the Final Fantasy main series, performed by Yuji Sekiguchi.
Final Fantasy VI's "The Decisive Battle" was included in the final track of this album, "Battle Medley 2012 (Final Fantasy I – XIV)," arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama, as its sixth song.
"THE BLACK MAGES" LIVEEdit
The Black Mages's arranged "The Decisive Battle" from their debut album was performed live at this 2003 concert that took place at Shibuya-AX and Kanagawa University, of which it was the eight song of the line-up.
A live recording of "The Decisive Battle" from at the London premiere of the concert of the same name on February 15, 2014, conducted by Arnie Roth, is included on this album.
Appearances outside Final Fantasy MediaEdit
"Decisive Battle" was arranged and performed by video game metal band Powerglove, and this was included as the fourth track of their debut extended play Total Pwnage.
An organ arrangement of "The Decisive Battle" is included in this crossover between Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest for the PlayStation Portable. It has some electric guitar-chords on the background, but is mainly an organ piece.
Lord of Vermilion Re:2 FAN KITEdit
An arrangement of this song is included on the Final Fantasy VI medley by Tsuyoshi Sekito.