© 2007 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Be Forever Yamato|
|CD Label||Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.|
|Music by:||Hiroshi Miyagawa|
performed by Symphonic Orchestra Yamato
|Number of tracks||Disc 1 - 12|
Disc 2 - 9
|Running time||Disc 1 - 40:46|
Disc 2 - 42:50
|Number of discs||2|
|Year of release/manufacture||January 01, 1995|
January 30, 2007
The music on this CD is quite different from most of the Yamato CD's I've heard. Disc 1 starts off with an ethereal female voice track. Track 2 is a recurring Yamato theme from other discs but track 3 really grabbed me. It's hard to describe it but it was dirge like with a feeling of eeriness, haunting and fantasy. I really liked it a lot as well as track 1. Track 8 is very suspenseful and sounds like something of a cross between music you would hear from the old TV show "One Step Beyond" and the movie "The Black Hole". The rest of the CD is also very pleasant to listen to with a variety of styles and instruments. One of my favorites from the Yamato CD's.
Disc 2 starts off with a nice, lilting theme that has been heard before but also adds a little chorus voices to part of it and morphs into a more upbeat, happy sounding tune before going back to the lilting theme. It's the longest track on the CD and changes tempo several times. It sounds more like a suite than one song. Track 6 is another hauntingly eerie track that sounds cool. The rest of the tracks on this disc are also good with many having an outer space feel to them.
Overall a very good 2 disc set and one I can recommend.
Be Forever Yamato