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The "The Rebel Army" (反乱軍のテーマ, Hanrangun no Tēma?, lit. Rebel Army Theme), also known as "Rebel Army Theme", is an iconic theme from Final Fantasy II. It was composed by Nobuo Uematsu. Notably, it is a counterpart to the "The Imperial Army": where this theme is the leitmotif of the protagonists' party, the other is the motif for the antagonists of the game.
"The Rebel Army" is used as the background theme for the base of the Wild Rose Rebellion at Altair. It is the twenty-sixth track of the All Sounds of Final Fantasy I & II album, the first soundtrack for Final Fantasy II.
"The Rebel Army" was remastered for the Wonderswan Color release of the game by Tsuyoshi Sekito, and this version has been used in every subsequent release. It is the eighth track of the game's original soundtrack.
Like every other of Dissidia's tracks, this version returns in its prequel. Its cost has been reduced to 150 PP from the PP Catalog, and is now available from the start.
It is used in the same situations as in Dissidia.
"The Rebel Army" appears in this rhythm game as the representative Final Fantasy II Event Music Sequence theme for the Series play mode.
"The Rebel Army" reappears in Curtain Call, and like in the iOS version, it is a Battle Music Sequence.
Arrangement Album appearancesEdit
"The Rebel Army" concluded the Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy, performed by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Katsuhisa Hattori on the 20th of May of 1994.
A classic guitar arrangement of theme "Rebel Army Theme" is present in the Guitar Solo Final Fantasy Official Best Collection. It is the fourth track of the album.
A piano arranged version of the theme appears on this album. It was arranged by Hiroyuki Nakayama and is the seventh track of the album.
Live orchestra performancesEdit
The "The Rebel Army" was the final theme played in the Final Fantasy - Final Fantasy III medley, performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tokyo International Forum on February 20th, 2002. The medley is the fifth song of the line-up and the fifth track of the concerts' recording.
The orchestral medley of Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy III music from 20020220 was part of the performances of this concert tour throughout the USA in 2005. It was the eleventh song of the line-up.
The 2002 medley of Final Fantasy to Final Fantasy III music, which included "The Rebel Army", was included in the first Distant Worlds concert tour.
It is the seventh song of the concert's line-up and the seventh track of the concert's recording at the Stockholm Concert Hall in Stockholm, Sweden, on December 4th, 2007.
An adaptation of 20020220's medley titled "FINAL FANTASY I-III Medley 2010" was included in this concert conducted by Arnie Roth and performed by the Kanagawa Philharmonic Orchestra is present on the third Distant Worlds album. It was originally performed in Tokyo in November 2010.
A live recording of "The Rebel Army" 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.
Compilation Album appearancesEdit
"SCENE VII" from Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy was included in this album as its fourteenth track.
"Rebel Army Theme" was released as the sixteenth track of this collection of themes present n the Dear Friends -Music from Final Fantasy- concert tour.
"Rebel Army Theme" is included on the first disc of this collector's edition set.