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Soundtrack Saturday: Oct.3

Ypx here—today we’re going to be listening to “Spira Scenery” from Final Fantasy X.

While numbered as the tenth game in the series, it is not the tenth game released for the Final Fantasy franchise, and also boasts the title of fifth-highest-selling PlayStation 2 game. Developed by Square with composition by Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, and Junya Nakano, this track was specifically handled by Hamauzu.

The song opens with and is entirely by a jaunty ostinato/progression in the guitar that evokes a beach atmosphere to me. Eventually the ostinato turns to more soloistic and virtuosic playing that carries direct restatements and variations of the melody from Suteki Da Ne.

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