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Title The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 7
CD Label SLC Inc.
CD Number SLCS-7107
Music by: Masaru Satoh
Number of tracks 13
Running time 71:36
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1992


Feb. 25, 2000

Volume 7 of this series is supposedly the Adventure songs. The 13 tracks on this CD are mostly suites made up of shorter pieces of music lasting about one minute each. Some of the tracks on this CD I enjoyed very much and others I didn't care for. The styles and music on this CD is a real mixed bag.

Track #1 starts off like a 70's spy movie, then turns into what sounds like a Hawaiian Luau with suspense music laid over it. It then changes once again back to a 70's sounding tune with a Flamenco influence. It then proceeds into a western sounding tune. This is really a nice sounding track but is a real mix of different styles. Track #2 is made up of a female vocal that sounds like something from an old time night club. Track #3 sounds like the background piano music you might hear in an expensive restaurant. We get some suspense/adventure sounding music on Track #4. Track #5 was probably my least favorite. It comes off sounding like a Hawaiian Western if you can picture such and animal and then goes into the sounds of a screeching female opera type vocal backed by a chorus. The next track, #6, is a well done suspense oriented track that I enjoyed. Track #7 mixes suspense with slower paced romantic music. Traditional Japanese music is heard in much of Track #8. We then get a fast paced, rousing track that starts off with Castanets and morphs into a tune featuring a Xylophone and chorus. Track #10 starts off with whistling and an epic, war march. This then changes to a male chorus doing a chanting type tune which then evolves into a fast paced jazz number. Tracks #11, 12 & 13 are all well done uptempo suspense / adventure type pieces.


Title: The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 7 (ADVENTURE ACTION MOVIE VOLUME)
Translations & notes courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Hyappatsu Hyakuchu (100 Shot 100 Killed, 1965, aka Ironfinger, dir Jun Fukuda, str Akira Takarada, Mie Hama, Akihiko Hirata)
  2. Hyappatsu Hyakuchu Ogon no Me (100 Shot 100 Killed Golden Eye)
  3. Jigoku no Utage (Banquet in Hell)
  4. Taiheiyo no Katsugiya (Pacific Peddler)
  5. Kurenai no Sora (Crimson Sky, 1962, aka Scarlet Sky, dir Senkichi Taniguchi, str Kumi Mizuno, Takashi Shimura, Yoshio Tsuchiya)
  6. Kurenai no Umi (Crimson Sea, 1961, aka Blood on the Sea, dir Senkichi Taniguchi)
  7. Man Against Man (Otoko Tai Otoko, 1960, dir Senkichi Taniguchi, str Ryo Ikebe, Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura)
  8. The Legacy of the 500,000 (Gojuman-nin no Isan, 1963, dir/str Toshiro Mifune, str Tatsuya Nakadai)
  9. The Mad Atlantic (Doto Ichiman-kairi, 1966, str Toshiro Mifune)
  10. Fort Graveyard (Chi to Suna, 1965, dir Kihachi Okamoto, str Toshiro Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai. The Japanese title means ‘Blood & Sand’)
  11. Operation X (Dobunezumi Sakusen [Operation Brown/Sewer Rat], 1963, dir Kihachi Okamoto, str Kumi Mizuno)
  12. Yamaneko Sakusen (Operation Mountain Lion, 1962, aka Operation Enemy Fort, dir Senkichi Taniguchi, str Kumi Mizuno)
  13. The Ambush (Machibuse, 1970, aka Incident at Blood Pass, dir Hiroshi Inagaki, str Toshiro Mifune, Shintaro Katsu, Kinnosuke Nakamura)