Slip Cover CD Cover (COCX-31159)

© 2007 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Space Battleship Yamato Eternal Edition File No. 7
aka Title: Space Battle Ship Yamato III
CD Label: Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
CD Number: COCX-31159
Music by: Hiroshi Miyagawa (Composer)
Isao Sasaki (Artist)
Mitsuko Horie (Artist)
Number of tracks: 30
Running time: 72:29
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: February 01, 2001

REVIEW

January 15, 2007

This is the fifth in the series of recent Space Cruiser Yamato "Eternal Edition" soundtrack CDs. Some of these are sold as two-disc sets and others are single discs (like this one). Even when sold as two-disc sets, each disc is numbered separately. This set contains what are known as Eternal Edition File #7. T

This is a nice sounding disc but for me who has not seen these Yamato films, and not being a big anime fan, it sounds very similar to other discs in the series. I enjoyed the music and for fans it may be a must have but I found nothing special about this particualr CD that stood out for me.

From CD Japan's website, http://www.cdjapan.jp/detailview.html?KEY=COCX-31159, Yamato 3 was originally aired in Japan in 1980 starting in October and consisted of 2 seasons. The series was produced as a sequel to the theatrical movie "Yamato yo towa ni (Be Forever, Yamato)". The show's music is more symphonic than ever and a full orchestra was used to produce the BGM tracks.

From the Starblazers.com website at http://www.starblazers.com/html.php?page_id=73:
Like Yamato 2, this is another single-CD package, and of all the discs in this set, this is the only one with glaring omissions. Quite a lot of new music was composed for Series 3, some of it equally spectacular to anything in Series 1 and 2, but several tracks didnít make the cut for some odd reason. (Especially missed is the march written for the dimensional submarines.) Nevertheless, this collection is substantially better than the original LP for Series 3, which was largely a cover album rather than a straight BGM collection.

Space Battleship Yamato Eternal Edition File No. 7
(aka "SPACE BATTLESHIP Yamato III")
English track titles courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Space Battleship Yamato (TV size, mono)
  2. The Sun, Sun Symphony
  3. Yamato New Crew Theme
  4. Bolar Union
  5. Legend of Shalbart
  6. Revolution
  7. Bemlarze's Threat
  8. Endless Voyage
  9. Galman Empire Mobile Fortress
  10. Recollection
  11. Dessler Zupales
  12. Vagrancy
  13. Bolar's Fight
  14. Enraged Sun
  15. Brave Warrior Death
  16. Dessler's Friendship
  17. 2nd Earth: Planet Phantom
  18. Party
  19. Phantom
  20. Princess Ruda's Theme
  21. Bolar Fleet Surprise Attack
  22. Shalbart's Fight
  23. Valley of the Royal House
  24. Love
  25. Fight I
  26. Fight II
  27. 2nd Life
  28. Ruda, Shalbart
  29. Separation (TV size, mono)
  30. Yamato into Eternity (TV size, mono)