© 2009 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||ZATOICHI: The Best Cuts: 1967-1973|
|CD Label:||La-La Land Records Inc.|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks:||31|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||August 25, 2009|
November 03, 2009
Now available as a limited edition of 1500 units from La-La Land Records at: http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Zatoichi.html.
From the web site: Presenting original soundtrack music from Toho’s legendary “blind swordsman” series of ZATOICHI feature films. Famed GODZILLA composer Akira Ifukube, along with Shigeru Ikeno, Isao Tomita and Kunihiko Murai, provide the influential music on ZATOCHI – THE BEST CUTS (1967-1973): LIMITED EDITION, a compilation of dynamic original recordings from the ZATOCIHI films released between 1967-1973. This compilation was assembled from remastered elements from the Toho Studios’ vaults. In-depth liner notes by Randall Larson take you behind the scenes of The Blind Swordsman and his musical legacy. A Limited Edition of 1500 Units.
Many of the trcks from this disc are the same as 1998 King Records release KICA-3025 found elsewhere on this site at http://www.godzillamonstermusic.com/zatoichi3.htm. La-La Land, as always, has put together a great disc of hard to find soundtrack items covering cuts from many of the well know Zatoichi movies. A great bargain at $19.98.
An additional review of this disc can be found at Toho Kingdom at http://www.tohokingdom.com/cd/zatoichi_best_cuts_lala.htm.
ZATOICHI: The Best Cuts: 1967-1973
Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967) - Sei Ikeno
Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) - Akira Ifukube
Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970) - Isao Tomita
Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971) - Isao Tomita
Zatoichi at Large (1972) - Kunihiko Murai
Zatoichi in Desperation (1972) - Kunihiko Murai
Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973) - Akira Ifukube