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Title The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 3
CD Label SLC Inc.
CD Number SLCS-7103
Music by: Masaru Satoh
Number of tracks 13
Running time 74:35
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1992


Feb. 21, 2000

This CD seems to be drama, with several about women, especially prostitutes.

Track #1 starts off with gentle yet driving music. It sounds like something you might see in a scene involving an old steam powered train riding along the tracks or maybe a view from a low flying airplane. The music then takes a turn to something mysterious and suspenseful. Track #2 is also mostly suspense while Track #3 gives us a slow male vocal with the feel of a French cafe. Track #6 is also a male vocal track. The rest of the CD runs a variety of styles but is mostly Jazz oriented or suspense type music.

All in all this was a good sounding CD and a pleasure to listen to.

Updated March 25, 2001

Title: The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 3 (LITERARY MOVIE VOLUME)

Japanese Title: BUNGEI EIGA HAN

Translations & notes courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Alaska Story (Arasuka Monogatari, 1977, dir Hiromichi Horikawa, str Eiji Okada, Tetsuro Tamba)
  2. Umi no Koto (Lake Koto [Koto=Japanese harp], 1966, aka Koto: The Lake of Tears, dir Tomotaka Tasaka)
  3. Gaito (Streetlight, 1957, dir Ko Nakahira)
  4. Bokutachi no Shippai (Our Failure)
  5. Warera no Jidai (Our Own Age, 1959, dir Koreyoshi Kurahara)
  6. Hi no Tori (Fire Bird [ie Phoenix])
  7. Oban (Watchman, 1957)
  8. Kuruwa Sodachi (Red-light District Upbringing)
  9. Tsuma to Onna no Aida (Between Women and Wives, 1976, dir Kon Ichikawa & Shiro Toyoda)
  10. Ihatobu no Akai Yane (Red Roof of Ihatohv)
  11. Sekka Tomurai Zashi (([Snowflower Funeral Pricking. ‘Zashi’ is the kanji used in ‘Irezumi’, tattooing] Irezumi: Spirit of Tattoo, 1982, dir Yoichi Takabayashi, str Tomisaburo Wakayama)
  12. Gobancho Yugiriro (([5th St ‘Evening Mist’ Tower] aka House of Shame, 1963, dir Tomotaka Tasaka)
  13. Dun-huang (The Silk Road, 1988, aka Tonko, dir Junya Sato)

(Track # 1 & 13 in Stereo)