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Nobuo Uematsu Biography
Nobuo Uematsu 植松 伸夫 (のぶお うえまつ) (born March 21, 1959) is a Japanese composer of video game music, and one of the most well-known, prolific, and versatile in the field. He has composed music for the Final Fantasy series of games, and some of the pieces in the game Chrono Trigger, by the company Squaresoft. King's Knight is the first video game he ever composed music for.

Born in Kouchi City, Kochi prefecture, Japan, Uematsu began to play the piano when he was twelve years old. He attended the University of Kanagawa although his major was not music. Uematsu has no formal musical training, but the extent of his talent is vast. The style of his compositions range from stately classical-esque pieces, to subtle, mysteriously beautiful sorts of music sometimes described as "New-Agey", to hyper-percussive techno-electronica, similar in sound to some music by the band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, one of his stated influences, to the occasional example of some completely different and unexpected category. Uematsu has inspired Final Fantasy to be recognized in the United States for its music.

Video Game Soundtracks
King's Knight (1986)
Apple Town Monogatari
Hanjuku Eiyuu NES
Square's Tom Sawyer
Rad Racer (1987)
Final Fantasy I (1987)
Final Fantasy II (1988)
Makaitoushi SaGa (a.k.a. Final Fantasy Legend) (1989)
Final Fantasy III (1990)
SaGa 2 Hihou Densetsu (a.k.a. Final Fantasy Legend 2) (1991)
Hataraku Chocobo
Cleopatra no Mahou
Cruise Chaser Blassty
Final Fantasy IV (1991)
Final Fantasy V (1992)
Romancing SaGa 2 (1993) - With Kenji Ito
Final Fantasy VI (1993)
Chrono Trigger (1995) - With Yasunori Mitsuda and Noriko Matsueda
Front Mission: Gun Hazard (1997) - With Yasunori Mitsuda and Junya Nakano
Chocobo's Dungeon 2
Final Fantasy VII (1997)
Final Fantasy VIII (1999)
Final Fantasy IX (2000)
Final Fantasy X (2001) - With Masashi Hamauzu and Junya Nakano
Hanjuku Eiyuu Tai 3D (2002)
Final Fantasy XI (2002)

Derivative Works
Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars (1996) - Music from Final Fantasy IV arranged by Yoko Shimomura
Ehrgeiz (1998) - Music from Final Fantasy VII arranged by Takayuki Nakamura

Other Works
Final Fantasy: Pray (1990) - With Risa Ohki
Final Fantasy: Love Will Grow (1995) - With Risa Ohki
20020220: Music from Final Fantasy (Orchestrated)
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