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|Title||The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 12|
|CD Label||SLC Inc.|
|Music by:||Masaru Satoh|
|Number of tracks||12|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1993|
Feb. 14, 2000
This volume starts off fast and furious with action packed music that reminds me of Bernard Herrmann's "North By Northwest" for Hitchcock. About 2 minutes into the track it suddenly switches to something different. Even though they are not listed as such, the long tracks on this CD are more like suites of music with a variety of styles. The mood and pace of the track changes many times during the track. Track #2 starts off with a female vocal that has the feel of main titles from older James Bond films like "Diamonds Are Forever" or "You Only Live Twice". At about three minutes into the track the vocals stop and we hear soundtrack type background music that would definitely fit a war or spy type movie. Track #4 comes off sounding somewhat like lounge music while Tracks #5 & #6, especially Track #6, sound like suspense/spy movie music.
All in all this was a diverse and pleasant CD to listen to. Unlike many other Satoh tunes these did not display much of a jazz orientation.
Title: The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 12 (Assorted Dramas)