© 2017 Lawrence Tuczynski
All info and cover scan courtesy of John Emmons
|Title:||Kamen Rider Ghost TV Soundtrack|
|CD Label:||Avex Trax|
|Music by:||Go Sakabe|
|Number of tracks:||Disc 1: 27|
Disc 2: 18
|Running time:||Disc 1: 62:17|
Disc 2: 62:02
|Number of discs:||2|
|Year of release/manufacture:||September 7, 2016|
February 20, 2017
Review by John M Emmons
Kamen Rider Ghost succeeded Kamen Rider Drive in the long running Kamen Rider series. Kamen Rider Ghost is about Takeru Tenkuji who is murdered by a Gamma (or Ganma as some translate it as) and has 99 days to collect 15 heroic Eyecons in order to be brought back to life.
I was pleasantly surprised that this was a two-disc release. Usually, these soundtracks are released as a range of separate discs over a period of time. The album is arranged in a particular order with most of the themes for the Kamen Riders and their nemesis, the Gamma, on disc one, while disc two has mostly incidental music that covers the quieter moments in the series.
As with most modern Kamen Rider series, there are three main Kamen Riders, and each are represented by a different musical style. Ghost's music features chanting and has a distinct Asian flavor to it. Specter's music features electric guitars and a rock band sound, while the music for Necrom is more techno.
My only real quibble with the soundtrack is that it's missing the main song, "We Think, Therefore We Are" by Kishidan. True, there is an instrumental version of the song on disc two, but seeing as a lot of other Kamen Rider soundtracks have at least the "TV size" version of the main song, I don't see any reason for this double disc release to be missing it.
Kamen Rider Ghost TV Soundtrack (AVCD-93442-3)