Final Fantasy VII Victory Fanfare Receives Epic Acapella Edition

Final Fantasy VII Victory Fanfare Receives Epic Acapella Edition

YouTube musician Smooth McGroove has produced a new vocal rendition of Final Fantasy VII's Victory Fanfare.

Unless they're in the form of nifty little 3D sculptures, the graphics in Final Fantasy VII have aged kind of poorly. That being the case, the game's music is still rocking, featuring one of my favorite franchise battle themes as well as one of the best renditions of the Final Fantasy Victory Fanfare that there is. There isn't really a bad version, mind you, but I've always just found the VII iteration to be particularly peppy in a way the others aren't.

That in mind, YouTube poster and one man acapella group Smooth McGroove has recently released a new vocal rendition of VII's Victory Fanfare that you'd do well to take a peek at. Seriously, even if you're not a hardcore Final Fantasy fan, his version is a pure delight. Moreover, if you're new to Smooth McGroove's work, it serves as convenient excuse to check out the rest of his videogame covers which include renditions of the aforementioned Final Fantasy VII Battle Theme as well as Castlevania's iconic Vampire Killer, among others. If nothing else you should watch this just to lend your support to a man with the courage to sport such an epic beard.

Source: YouTube

Permalink

He releases this stuff every week, not sure why this one is special enough for a news article.

Either way, it's totes amazeballs.

Daystar Clarion:
He releases this stuff every week, not sure why this one is special enough for a news article.

Either way, it's totes amazeballs.

His Ducktales Moon Theme, Wily Stage 1, Chemical Plant Zone, and Ice Cap Zone always give me goosebumps because of how awesome they are. :D

OT: Well good to see Smooth McGroove getting more news stuff, although I agree with Daystar in wondering if this needs a news story persay.

I was waiting to see when one of Smooth's videos would pop up on here (at least as a news article, we've been posting them in usergroups for a while now). The man's fantastic :D

My personal favourites are whenever he sings a tune from the Sonic series.

SO GOOD!

I wore my Smooth McGroove shirt at the Expo, but few people noticed :(

You guys should invite him to the next Expo! :D

I've said it to my friends, and I'll say it here; this guy is good. I've seen afew others, but he's the best so far. Makes me want to play some Final Fantasy VII, if not for the huge time restraints.

Neronium:

Daystar Clarion:
He releases this stuff every week, not sure why this one is special enough for a news article.

Either way, it's totes amazeballs.

His Ducktales Moon Theme, Wily Stage 1, Chemical Plant Zone, and Ice Cap Zone always give me goosebumps because of how awesome they are. :D

OT: Well good to see Smooth McGroove getting more news stuff, although I agree with Daystar in wondering if this needs a news story persay.

Maybe they just thought it was cool and thought it was a good excuse to share his stuff to those who haven't heard of him before?

I'm wondering why anyone would bitch about him getting a bit of extra exposure here ...

Daystar Clarion:
He releases this stuff every week, not sure why this one is special enough for a news article.

Either way, it's totes amazeballs.

I dunno, I'm getting used to these late/non-gaming articles coming from the news staff. It's a nice little change from Microsoft screwing up PR today.

I do find this rendition particularly special. He gets the drums quite right.

I just discovered his channel today by looking up an acapella version of a song for another game, so the timing of this article is pretty eerie to me. I didn't find the version I was looking, but I'm sure as hell glad I found his, haha!

Ahh, Smooth Mcgrove. I highly encourage people to watch his death waltz tune. It is great.

Smooth McGroove is a golden God of vidja game music. Even the songs I don't know, I find are still worth a watch/listen. I enjoy looking for his cat in the videos, too.

Anyway, everyone should go check out his epic beard, cat, and nice catalog of classic video game music.

And if you like, I'm pretty sure you can download them off iTunes.

Not sure why you're reporting this now, but he is absolutely awesome.

I've been subbed to his channel for ages, and have listened to everything he's done many times. I do also love FF VII, so this was an especially good one to pick to report.

I want to see a game with him doing all the music acapella. That would be fun.

It's good no question and impressive that he does it on his own.

There are other acapella bands as well. Ever heard of "Can Canto"? They do acapella versions of Metal songs. They only of one instrument (drums). The rest they do with the voices. See "Master of Puppets":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSpuVsLnl1k

I can listen to his sonic songs constantly. Dude is pretty damned talented. I find it strangely enjoyable to pick out which square of video is which instrument. I'm odd like that.

Daystar Clarion:
He releases this stuff every week, not sure why this one is special enough for a news article.

Pretty much this. I mean I love this guy's work as much as anyone and think it really is pretty amazing how he does it...but as far as his tracklist is concerned, this one isn't particularly special.

 

Reply to Thread

Log in or Register to Comment
Have an account? Login below:
With Facebook:Login With Facebook
or
Username:  
Password:  
  
Not registered? To sign up for an account with The Escapist:
Register With Facebook
Register With Facebook
or
Register for a free account here