Nobuo Uematsu

Nobuo Uematsu (植松 伸夫, Uematsu Nobuo, born March 21, 1959) is a Japanese video game composer, best known for scoring most of the titles in the Final Fantasy series by Square Enix. He is considered to be one of the most well known composers in the video game industry. Sometimes referred to as the "Beethoven of video games music", he appeared five times in the top 20 of the annual Classic FM Hall of Fame.

Uematsu, a self-taught musician, began playing the piano at the age of twelve, with English singer-songwriter Elton John as his biggest influence. Uematsu joined Square in 1986, where he first met Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi. The two later worked together on many titles at the company, most notably in the Final Fantasy series. After nearly two decades with Square, Uematsu left in 2004 to create his own production company, which included the Dog Ear Records music label. He has since composed music as a freelancer for other games, including ones developed by Square Enix and Sakaguchi's development studio, Mistwalker.

Many soundtracks and arranged albums of Uematsu's game scores have been released. Pieces from his video game works have been performed in various Final Fantasy concerts, where he has worked with Grammy Award-winning conductor Arnie Roth on several of these performances. From 2002 to 2010, he was in a hard rock band with Square Enix colleagues Kenichiro Fukui and Tsuyoshi Sekito called The Black Mages, in which he played electronic organ and other keyboards. The band played various arranged rock versions of Uematsu's Final Fantasy compositions. He has since performed with Earthbound Papas, which he formed as the successor to The Black Mages in 2011.

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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
Nobuo Uematsu = 植松 伸夫* - Final Fantasy III -Four Souls- 2020 Vinyl, LP, Album
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VIII: Piano Collections 2000 CD
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V: Original Sound Version 1992 CD, Album
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI 2019 Vinyl, LP, Album, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III Legend of the Eternal Wind / ファイナルファンタジー III 悠久の風伝説 1990 CD, Album
Nobuo Uematsu - Lost Odyssey - Original Soundtrack 2008 CD, Album
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy III 2020 Cassette, Album, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IX: Original Soundtrack CD, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VIII: Piano Collections 2000 CD, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - All Sounds Of Final Fantasy I•II 1994 CD, Album, Reissue
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy Vocal Collections 1 Pray 1994 CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V - Piano Collections "Final Fantasy V" 1993 CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV 2019 Vinyl, LP, Test Pressing, Unofficial Release, Stereo
Nobuo Uematsu - Uematsu's Best Selection - Music From The Final Fantasy IX Video Game 2000 CD, Compilation
Nobuo Uematsu - The Orchestral SaGa Legend of Music 2016 CD
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV: Original Sound Version = ファイナルファンタジーIV オリジナル・サウンド・ヴァージョン 2004 CD, Reissue
Nobuo Uematsu - Blue Dragon Original Soundtrack 2008 CD, Album, Reissue
No Image Nobuo Uematsu - Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy 1994 CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack 1999 CD, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Fantasy Life - Mini Sound Track 2012 CD, Sampler, Promo
Nobuo Uematsu - Phantasmagoria 2004 CD, Album, Reissue
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy: Symphonic Suite 1999 CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VI Grand Finale 1994 CD
Nobuo Uematsu - Uematsu's Best Selection - Music From The Final Fantasy IX Video Game 2000 CD, Compilation
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VIII: Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec 2004 CD, Reissue
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V: Original Sound Version 2004 CD, Reissue
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Dear Friends 1993 CD, Album
Nobuo Uematsu - Lost Odyssey - Original Soundtrack 2008 CD, Album
Nobuo Uematsu - ファイナルファンタジーII = Final Fantasy II 1990 Flexi-disc, 7", 33 ⅓ RPM
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (Original Soundtrack) 2005 CD, Album, Limited Edition
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VIII: Original Soundtrack 1999 CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Square Enix Jazz -Final Fantasy VII- 2020 CD, Stereo
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Piano Collections 1993 CD
Nobuo Uematsu - Piano Opera Final Fantasy I/II/III 2012 CD, Album, Stereo
Nobuo Uematsu - Piano Opera Final Fantasy I-IX - Piano Arrangement Album 2015 CD, Album, Special Edition
Nobuo Uematsu - Piano Collections Final Fantasy IX 2004 CD, Album
Nobuo Uematsu - "Final Fantasy IX" Original Soundtrack PLUS 2004 CD, Album
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII / Reunion Tracks 1997 CD, Compilation, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII: Piano Collections 2003 CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IV Official Soundtrack 2001 CD
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy XI : Original Soundtrack Premium Box 2007 CD, Album, Limited Edition, Stereo
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IX: Original Soundtrack Plus 2000 CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy V Dear Friends CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy IX Piano Collections CD, Album, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII Remake And Final Fantasy VII Vinyl 2020 Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition, Picture Disc
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VII 2020 Vinyl, LP, Picture Disc, Repress
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy N Generation Official Best Collection 2001 CD, Compilation
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy: Symphonic Suite 1994 CD
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy VIII: Fithos Lusec Wecos Vinosec 2004 CD, Unofficial Release
Nobuo Uematsu - Final Fantasy I・II・III Revival Disc Original Soundtrack 2018 Blu-ray, Blu-ray Audio, Compilation, Remastered

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