2009 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Goukai na Chushingura (The 47 Ronin): History of Japan's war music by Akira Ifukube
CD Label: BKM
CD Number: G.R.F.024
Music Performed by: Bukimisha Weird Secret Society
Takeo Yahiro & Friends
Music Composed by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks: 26 (25 listed, 1 hidden)
Running time: 73:46
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: December 30, 2008

REVIEW

November 14, 2009

Expanded review coming at a later date

As with previous CDs in the series, this disc can be ordered directly from the artists. Visit their English web page at: http://www.bukimi.com/maal/hanpu_english.html, or email Takeo Yahiro (yah@bukimi.com) for more information.

Goukai na Chushingura (The 47 Ronin): History of Japan's war music by Akira Ifukube
(Translations from http://www.bukimi.com/maal/grf024.html and may not be 100% correct)

  1. [NOTE: CD listing starts from track 2 with no listing as to what #1 is]
  2. Opening: The Birth of Japan ("The Birth of Japan")
  3. Dragon Slaying ("The Birth of Japan")
  4. Daiwa Kick-off ("The Birth of Japan")
  5. Triumph of Japan Takeru ("The Birth of Japan")
  6. Ban Hiroshi Military Sortie ("The Birth of Japan")
  7. Dairansen ("The Birth of Japan")
  8. Nobunaga's Election Campaign - Battle of Okehazama ("Tokugawa Ieyasu")
  9. Kyushu Expedition ("Good Gin Us")
  10. Odawara Expedition ("Good Gin Us")
  11. Opening Osaka Castle Story ("Osaka Castle Story")
  12. I Retake Ata ("Osaka Castle Story")
  13. Reinforcements Marching ("Osaka Castle Story")
  14. Hiyoue Shigeru Ploy ("Osaka Castle Story")
  15. Kanto Stress Attack ("Osaka Castle Story")
  16. Break In The Enemy("Osaka Castle Story")
  17. The End Of The Winter Team ("Osaka Castle Story")
  18. Yagyu Martial Arts Book
  19. Ssangyong Secret Martial Arts Book ? Yagyu
  20. Opening Chushingura ("Treasury of Loyal Retainers")
  21. Wakisaka Army ("Treasury of Loyal Retainers")
  22. All At Once For Tonight ("Treasury of Loyal Retainers")
  23. Kira ?? House ("Treasury of Loyal Retainers")
  24. Epilogue Chushingura ("Treasury of Loyal Retainers")
  25. Battle of Toba-Fushimi - To Edo( "I ? Re the Sunset Wolves")
  26. unknown hidden track