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|Title||The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 9|
|CD Label||SLC Inc.|
|Music by:||Masaru Satoh|
|Number of tracks||15|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1992|
Feb. 25, 2000
This is the Crime / Suspense volume in the series. The track titles and booklet pictures would seem to bear that out.
The 1st track on the CD starts off with a fast paced, jazz oriented toe tapper. As the suite moves along it changes to a smoky, blues-jazz type number and then turns into a slow paced, harmonica cowboy movie sound. Track #2 starts as a fast paced, drum laden track. It then changes to a "Fernando's Hideaway" type tune before becoming a slow jazz tune with horns and drums using brushes instead of drumsticks. The ending sounds like stripper music. That's a lot of style changes in a track just under four minutes in length. Track #3 starts as suspenseful, spy type music and then moves on to a slower pace. Track # 4 starts off with a screeching, operatic female voice with strains of what sounds like Hawaiian music in the background. It then veers off into a sci-fi sounding piece before repeating what was heard in the first part of the track. The next track is a really nice, fast paced, action / suspense piece. The rest of the CD is a good mixture of fast, uptempo music with an action / suspense feel to them mixed with slower paced tunes in the same vein. The music is well suited for spy type movies.
Except for Track #4 this was a very enjoyable and listenable CD.
Title: The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 9 (CRIME, SUSPENSE MOVIE VOLUME)
Japanese Title: HANZAI, SASUPENSU EIGA HAN
Cover: Toshiro Mifune (right)
Translations & notes courtesy of Jolyon Yates