"Il est possible que ce soit un double album. Si c'est le cas, le premier disque sera comme les deux précedents albums, à savoir des arrangements de Final Fantasy. L'autre disque comprendra peut-être des pistes inédites de style rock-opéra, basées sur la mythologie japonaise."
Espérons que cette possiblité s'est concrétisée depuis. Nous devrions en savoir plus au cours des prochaines semaines, allez restez en alerte.
It has been a while since Nobuo Uematsu first mentionned the third album of his group, The Black Mages. Rejoice, because things are starting to clarify! Uematsu has just announced that The Black Mages III is scheduled for a March 2008 release. It may be delayed to April, but this is no big deal. The content of the album remains unknown as of now, but let me quote what Uematsu said in an interview with our friends of Spelmusik.net last year:
"There is a possibility it will be a double disc album. In that case, one disc will be as the two previous albums, with arrangements of tunes from Final Fantasy. The other disc will then maybe have newly composed songs in rock-operatic style, based on Japanese mythology."
Let us hope this "possibility" has shifted to "reality" since then. We will probably learn more in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned.