© 2007 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||FINAL YAMATO - Complete Symphonic Suites|
|CD Label||Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.|
|Music by:||Hiroshi Miyagawa|
Performed by: Symphonic Orchestra Yamato
|Number of tracks||Disc 1 - 10|
Disc 2 - 13
Disc 3 - 11
|Running time||Disc 1 - 44:48|
Disc 2 - 51:18
Disc 3 - 40:36
|Number of discs||3|
|Year of release/manufacture||January 01, 1995|
February 02, 2007
For a three disc set the running times on these CD's come up a bit short. This easily could have been spread over two discs rather than three. The three CDs here were at one time released as separate albums, and therefore contain some duplicate titles and scores.
Disc 1 is a nice sounding disc with a variety of tempos but many seem to have a 1970's disco feel to them.That's not a bad thing except for making the disc sound a bit dated. The non disco flavored symphonic tracks are really nice and shine, especially on Disc 2 where some of the same themes from Disc 1 are repeated but done slightly different. The fast, action tracks on Disc 2 were especially catchy. I didn't detect any disco flavored tunes on Disc 2 but there were a couple of tracks that reminded me of circus music. Some of the tracks from disc 2 are reprised on disc 3. Disc 3 is the shortest as far as running time and probably has the most tracks that are mostly mellow. There are a couple of fast tracks but the majority are slow, meandering themes. They do sound nice and put you in a relaxed mood.
Of the three discs in this set I probably enjoyed Disc 2 the most because of the variety of tempos, the action music and not sounding dated like the 1st disc. Overall a nice set and worth having if you are a Yamato fan.
FINAL YAMATO - Complete Symphonic Suites