|Born in 1959 in Kochi, Japan, Nobuo Uematsu joined Square in 1986 and, since then, he has become one of the most famous video game composers in the world thanks to his contribution to the Final Fantasy series. He composed every single piece of music from the first to the ninth episode, before having to hand down his duties to other composers due to the huge amount of work needed, but also to a desire to move on. In 2004, Uematsu left Square (now Square Enix) to work as a freelancer and take up new challenges. While composing for his friend Hironobu Sakaguchi's new games, including Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, The Last Story and Terra Battle, he is nowadays working on a number of different projects, but is also the leader of his very own rock band: the Earthbound Papas.|
10 Short Stories is a solo album published by Nobuo Uematsu in 2010. Consiting of children's songs mixing Japanese and English, it is mainly performed by CHiCO, whose soft and playful voice invites you to an unexpected journey in a more intimate side of the famous Final Fantasy composer.
The album comes in a gorgeous digipak with a disc that looks like an old vinyl record and a 24-page booklet illustrated by Koji Shibano, a long-time friend of Nobuo Uematsu!
SIGNED BY NOBUO UEMATSU!
01 Hajimaru yo
02 Conga Boy ga yatte kita
03 Dare ni onedari?
04 Hikkari pikkari no uta
05 Sore de ii'n da yo
06 Kuchibue fuite
08 Soratobu Natsuhiko-san
09 Minami no shima no yashi no mi monogatari
10 Yatte ze, tsurukame ryourichou!
11 Ashita wa motto
12 Boku wa namekujiraa
13 Oshimai no kotoba (BONUS TRACK)
おしまいの言葉 (BONUS TRACK)
14 Dare ni onedari? (alternative version)
誰におねだり? (alternative version)