The wife and I have come to find that sleep is a rare commodity here in the last couple days. At least, for us it is. For our baby Lily, all she needs to crash is a bottle of milk, some time in the rocking chair, and of course, Nobuo.

Introduced in utero, Lily has had a front row seat to some of the best that Nobuo Uematsu has to offer. We spent many nights laying with the iPod sitting atop my wife's stomach and the most relaxing tunes from Final Fantasy lulling us to sleep. For this particular task, I had chosen an album compiled and released in 2001, a collection of songs from Final Fantasy III through VIII. Potion: Relaxin' with Final Fantasy.

(Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VI)

(Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VI)

(Final Fantasy III: Eternal Legend of the Wind )

(Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon)

(Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VIII)

(Piano Collections: Final Fantasy V)

  • "Fragments of Memories"

(FITHOS LUSEC WECOS VINOSEC: Final Fantasy VIII)

(Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV)

  • "Balamb GARDEN - Ami"

(FITHOS LUSEC WECOS VINOSEC: Final Fantasy VIII)

(Final Fantasy V: Dear Friends)

  • "The Successor"

(Piano Collections: Final Fantasy VIII)

(Final Fantasy V: Dear Friends)

(Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV)

  • "(エアリスのテ-マ", Aerith No Tēma?, lit. Aerith's Theme]])

(Final Fantasy VII: Reunion Tracks)

(Piano Collections: Final Fantasy IV)

(Final Fantasy IV: Celtic Moon)

  • "("親愛なる友へ", Shin'ai Naru Tomo e?, lit. Dear Friends)


(Bonus Track)
These are all beautiful songs, several of them all time favorites from the Final Fantasy series. I'm sure some of your favorites are in there too. However, my personal favorite is on the second album, Pray, and I'll leave it with you before I try to find a few minutes of sleep myself...