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|Title||The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 8|
|CD Label||SLC Inc.|
|Music by:||Masaru Satoh|
|Number of tracks||17|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1992|
Feb. 25, 2000 (updated Feb. 27, 2001)
Volume 8 is listed as Star Movies and features big stars of the late 50s, mostly, if not all, Yujiro Ishihara.
This CD starts off very heavily Jazz oriented. Tracks #1 & 2 are mostly slow paced jazz tunes featuring drums and brushes (instead of drum sticks) although the end of Track #2 changes to a very fast paced tune. Track #3 is a slow, mournful female vocal track. Track #5 & 6 switches gears and tones down the Jazz to give us the feel of music that maybe appeared in a western. Track #7 is back to a short, fast paced Jazz track. We then head into Track #8 which is reminiscent of the horn laden Italian westerns starring Clint Eastwood. Track # 9, 10, & 11 have a similar feel to them and feature an acoustic guitar and what sounds like maracas. Track #11 starts with bird like sounds on a flute and then goes back to the guitar & maracas with a female backing chorus. Track #12 is mostly a slow tune made up of string and woodwind instruments. Track #13 alternates between a fast paced tune and something that would be at home in "Gone With The Wind". Track #14 is a mixed suite of music that was enjoyable and had me picturing most of it in a 1950's Western movie setting. Tracks # 15 - 17 are mostly slow moving, pleasant tunes. Fun to listen to but not remarkable in any way.
While this was an overall pleasant listen, there was nothing here that really grabbed me. This is another CD in the series that would make for good background music but has nothing that would compel you to stop and give it a hard listen.
Title: The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 8 (STAR MOVIE VOLUME)
(Tracks #16 & 17 are in Stereo)