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Phils Game/Pop Music Similarities #209 - The Mad Can Dance - Empyrean Joker


Featuring Final Fantasy VI and baroque music.

Greetings fellow game music lovers,

last but not least, the last part for my first push on Dancing Mad from Final Fantasy VI (1994). After three levels and the mutated Esperoid, all that remains now is the clown who spontaneously decided to go One Winged Angel on us Michelangelo-style (before One Winged Angel was invented. Lol.). And for that, the music ramps up one final time:

It is well known in the community, that the beginning of the song is a repetition of the theme "Omen" from the intro of the game bringing it full circle to some extend.

The section at 12:11 samples Kefkas own theme which is appropriate if you think who you're fighting against.

So, what else can we offer for this section of Dancing Mad? All that seems to be missing is the final section at 13:28 that has the vibes of  an epic funeral mass. Can we offer an explanation for that one? Sure! As one could expect, there is a solid amount of samples from baroque music that offers comparable progressions. Here we go:

Antonio Vivaldi: "Paris concerto n. 12 for strings & b.c. in A major (RV 159)":

Bach - "Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C Major BWV 564" (you should hear for about 30 seconds):

And this finishes Dancing Mad and this times Final Fantasy series. I plan to make more entries in the future, but before that I have a long list of music that I still need to hear. Due to this, and because I need some rest, I'll take off over the holidays. Nevertheless, I have something in the pipeline between christmas and new year, so stay tuned.

Merry christmas and happy new year!

Phil out.

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