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The battle theme used in FFIX's final showdown. The eerie tune of the organ is accompanied only by the moans of the pained—then the real action starts!
"The Final Battle" (最後の闘い, Saigo no Tatakai?) is the final boss theme from Final Fantasy IX. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu, and is mostly known for its distinguished introduction, featuring a moaning chorus.
As aforementioned, "The Final Battle" plays during the battle against Necron at the Hill of Despair. The ominous introductory portion of the track runs until approximately 1:20 and loops continuously during the sequence in which Necron first appears and during the loading of the battle. Once the actual battle commences, the fast-paced battle portion beginning at 1:20 will play and loop if applicable. It was released as the sixteenth track of disc 4 of the Final Fantasy IX: Original Soundtrack.
An arrangement of "The Final Battle" by Keiji Kawamori labeled "The Final Battle -arrange-" from FINAL FANTASY IX" appears as a battle theme. Its main difference from the original track is the absence of its signature opening. It was released as the thirty-eight track of the game's original soundtrack.
"The Final Battle" returns as a Battle Music Sequence available in the base game.
Arrangement album appearancesEdit
A piano arrangement of "The Final Battle" by Shirō Hamaguchi, and performed by Louis Leerink, was included in this album as its thirteenth track.
Under the original composer's direction, a DJ duo group called Ante, rearranged this track into a club remix version and included it as the eight track of the album, called "The Final Battle".
The song is part of the 8-bit arrangement album as its ninth track. It is the third section of a medley with the tracks "Silver Dragon" and "Darkness of Eternity", which was arranged by mochilon.
Compilation album appearancesEdit
"The Final Battle" was included in this "best-of" release by Tokyopop Soundtrax as its twenty-ninth track.
- "Final boss theme"
- "Battle to the Death"
- "The Final Battle" (Final Fantasy IV)
- "The Final Battle" (Final Fantasy V)
- "Dancing Mad"
- "One-Winged Angel"
- "The Extreme"
- "Final Battle" (Final Fantasy X)
- "Their Resting Place"
- "Struggle for Freedom"
- "Nascent Requiem"
- "Unseen Abyss"
- "Almighty Bhunivelze"
- "Rise of the White Raven"