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The Black Mages' version of "Matoya's Cave"
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"Matoya's Cave" is the eponymous theme of the dwelling place of Matoya, from the original Final Fantasy. It is actually the theme that plays whenever the party enters any cave, including the Dwarves' Cave. The theme is one of the most popular early tracks of the series.

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The Black Mages II: The Skies Above

"Matoya's Cave" was recorded as an instrumental rock tune (featuring a peculiar blues interlude performed by Kenichiro Fukui) for The Black Mages' second studio album.

Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy

"Matoya's Cave" is part of the Symphonic Suite Final Fantasy's "Scene III", performed by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Katsuhisa Hattori on the 20th of May of 1994.

Final Fantasy: Pray

"Au palais de verre" ("At the Glass Palace") is a vocal arrangement of "Matoya's Cave", featured in the music album Final Fantasy: Pray and performed by Risa Ohki. It is sung in French.

Lyrics

French
Le prince de Marano s'est envolé.
A bord de son vaisseau il s'est en allé
A travers la galaxie
Pour retrouver dans la nuit
Son ami, le chevalier bleu
Que le roi Gand a fait prisonnier.
Le prince et son armée sont partis le délivrer.
La nuit est tombée sur la planète Lerre.
La belle princesse dans son palais de verre, oh
Rêve qu'elle vole dans l'interplanetaire,
Et qu'elle accompagne son prince charmant.
Quand il reviendra,
Toute son peuple l'acclamera.
Plus jamais, oh non jamais il ne partira
Sans l'emmener, car
La belle princesse et le prince vont se marier.
English translation
The prince of Marano has flown away.
He went away aboard his ship
Across the galaxy,
To find in the night
His friend, the blue knight,
Whom the king of Gand has imprisoned.
The prince and his army have left to save him.
Night has fallen on the planet Lerre.
The beautiful princess in her palace of glass
Dreams that she's flying among the planets,
And that's she's with her charming prince.
When he returns,
All his people shall praise him.
Never again, no, never shall he leave
Without bringing her, for
The beautiful princess and the prince are going to be wed.

20020220 music from Final Fantasy

"Matoya's Cave" was one of the themes included in the Final Fantasy - Final Fantasy III medley, performed by the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Tokyo International Forum on February 20th, 2002.


This article uses material from the "Matoya's Cave (Theme)" article on the Final Fantasy wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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