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Title The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 15
CD Label SLC Inc.
CD Number SLCS-7191
Music by: Masaru Satoh
Number of tracks 13
Running time 71:15
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1993


Feb. 12, 2000

Nice sounding CD with a mix of styles. Track #1, "Sapporo Olympic", starts off with a driving beat and nice drum work. Later on the music slows down and we hear some strains of "Born Free" mixed in. Track #3, "Poetry Of Africa", lives up to it's name. This music will remind you of all the gentle jungle music you may have heard in the past. Track #5 has a few sections where we hear some guitar music. I don't remember hearing much else by Mr. Satoh that uses the guitar.

Again, this is something you listen to when you want quiet, relaxing music. It's definitely not what you'd listen to as you exercise. I enjoy this music as I have others in this series and they are all relaxing pieces for the most part. Listening to Mr. Ifukube and Mr. Satoh is like the difference between day and night. Their styles are so different from one another but both are easy to listen to and are likeable forms of music.


Title: The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 15 (DOCUMENTARY & TV)
Cover: This is Francisco Fernandez Ochoa, men’s slalom gold medallist at Sapporo
Translations & notes courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Sapporo Olympic (Sapporo Orinpikku, 1972, aka Sapporo Winter Olympics, dir Masahiro Shinoda)
  2. Ohi Naru Kurobe (Great Kurobe. Kurobe is a city)
  3. Poetry Of Africa (Afurika no Shi)
  4. Haru No Hatoh (Waves of Spring)
  5. Ai To Shi No Sabaku (Desert of Love & Death)
  6. Yohkiro (TV) (1983, dir Hideo Gosha)
  7. Kutsukake Tokijiro (TV) (literally, ‘Put On Shoes Tokijiro’. Tokijiro is a male name, Katsukake could also be a place name. A 1961 movie of the same title, dir Kazuo Ikehiro, is known as ‘The Gambler’s Code’)
  8. Taikoki (TV) (Rival Horseman/Pink Wreaths? Also a film, 1958, dir Tatsuo Osone)
  9. Oda Nobunaga (TV) (Nobunaga, Hideyoshi and Ieyasu were the three generals who united the country in the late 1500s)
  10. Takeda Shingen (TV) (feudal lord 1521-73 who employed a double, or ‘kagemusha’. See Kurosawa’s ‘Kagemusha’, 1980)
  11. Minamoto No Yoshitsune (TV) (General who defeated the Taira clan in late 1100s. Hunted down by his brother Yoritomo. See Kurosawa’s ‘They Who Step On The Tiger’s Tail’)
  12. Toyotomi Hideyoshi (TV) (aka Hideyoshi, dir Takeshi Shibata. Hideyoshi was Nobunaga’s successor)
  13. Wakamono Tachi (Live Your Own Way, 1969, dir Tokihisa Morikawa. Title translates as ‘The Young’)