Slipcase Cover

CD 1 Cover (COCX-31160) CD 2 Cover (COCX-31161)

© 2007 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Space Battleship Yamato Eternal Edition File No. 8 & 9
aka Title: Space Battle Ship Yamato - The Final Battle
CD Label: Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
CD Number: COCX-31160~1
Music by: Hiroshi Miyagawa (Composer)
Kentaro Hada (Composer)
Katsuo Ohno (Composer)
Naoto Ootomo (Performer)
Number of tracks: Disc 1 : 21
Disc 2 : 12
Running time: Disc 1 - 73:47
Disc 2 - 78:11
Number of discs: 2
Year of release/manufacture: March 01, 2001


January 12, 2007

This is the next to last in the series of recent Space Cruiser Yamato "Eternal Edition" soundtrack CDs. Some of these are sold as two-disc sets (like this one), and others are single discs. Even when sold as two-disc sets, each disc is numbered separately. This set contains what are known as Eternal Edition Files #8 and #9. This time around the selection centers around BGM tracks used in the original 1983 theatrical release version of the movie (including plenty of previously unpublished takes) and remastered to bring back the great orchestra sound as close to the original as possible.

File #8 (COCX-31160) has some really good action pieces that benefit from a big orchestra. There are also some good sounding marches and slower pieces. Overall a pleasant disc to listen to as stand alone music. I enjoyed both discs in this set as standalone pieces.

File #9 (COCX-31161). The first track on this CD started off like something you might hear in an Akira Kurosawa film like "Ran" and then transformed into a lovely fantasy type theme of varying tempo. Track 2 is a slow haunting tune with female backing chorus.

From the website at
This is the last double-CD package in the Series, and it's as complete as any Final Yamato music collection needs to be. Of all the different parts in the Yamato saga, Final Yamato got more album coverage than any other film, including an image album that predated the release of the movie itself. Not all of that material ended up on this CD, but unless you’re a diehard completist, this set should keep you satisfied until the appearance of some future compendium. Disc two in this set includes some solo-piano versions of classic Yamato themes.

Space Battleship Yamato Eternal Edition File No. 8 & 9
English track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

    Disc 1 (COCX-31160) / File 8

  1. Two Galaxies
  2. Sinking Planet Deingil
  3. Mobile Fortress
  4. Record of Ulku
  5. Yuki's Sorrow
  6. Pluto Sea battle
  7. Sovereign Lugal's War
  8. Hyper Radiation Missile
  9. Bolero Pathetique
  10. Yamato Withdraws
  11. Water Planet Aquarius
  12. Mystery Planet Aquarius
  13. Miraculous Neutrino Beam
  14. Robot Horse Invasion
  15. Fight Cosmotiger II
  16. Great Demon God
  17. Unfortunate Deingil Boy
  18. Thoughts of an Island
  19. [Captain] Okita & Old Times
  20. Symphony of The Aquarius
  21. Aquarius 4500 Million Years

    English track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Water Story
  2. Aquarius Myth
  3. Great Galactic Nebula Collision
  4. Great Deingil Imperial Planet
  5. Water Planet Aquarius & Queen of Aquarius
  6. Yamato Sortie
  7. Space Battleship Yamato Memorial
  8. Bonus Tracks
    from Anime piano arrangements, SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO

  9. Space Battleship Yamato ~ Overture, Birth ~
  10. Ordeal, Launch, Showdown
  11. True [or Deep] Crimson Scarf ~ Memories, Recollection, Iscandar ~
  12. Human Thought ~ Great Love, Stasha, White Comet ~
  13. Great Love ~ Dessler Loneliness, Rival, From Yamato with Love