© 2006 Lawrence Tuczynski
|CD Label||Geneon Entertainment, Inc./Tsuburaya Prod.|
|Music Composed by:||Kouichi Sugiyama|
|Music Performed by:||KURICORDER QUARTET|
BAN BAN BAZAR
|Number of tracks||13|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||April 05, 2006|
October 16, 2006
The following review courtesy of David Hirsch's Collectors Den column on the CD Japan website at: http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/collectors_den/2006-06.html.
After hearing the Japanese a Cappella group Bukimisha brilliantly perform many of the classic themes without any orchestral back up, I approached this concept CD with high hopes. Certainly, the cover promises something fun, with Ultraman, Dada and Pigmon surfing and dancing the hula on the beach. I was pleasantly surprised that the music also works very well on the ukulele. With various backup instruments, it's like a score for an episode set in Hawaii. Includes music video as CD-Extra content. Artists include LAULA, Hajimenikiyoshi, BAN BAN BAZAR and IWAO.
Note from site owner Larry Tuczynski:
After listening to this disc I was quite surprised at how well this music works on ukelele. I really enjoyed this CD and was surprised it was so short, clocking in at just over a half hour, considering the tons of Ultraman material out there. Also if you do a search on CD Japan you will see there are a bunch of other Ukelele projects including a "Ukelele Beatles" and "Ukelele Elvis".
There is also a CD Extra 'Ultraman Song' promo video featuring Ultraman, Baltan Alien, Seaboze on this disc.
English track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates