© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Japanese Cinema Music Series|
Works Of Akira Ifukube
|CD Label||POLYSTAR /Toho Music Corporation|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||13|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||2000|
February 19, 2000
This Akira Ifukube CD is disappointing on many levels. The date listed for this recording is 1977. I thought it was a typo but the same year is listed on the disc, tray insert and booklet. All tracks are in Mono only. Also considering the large body of work to choose from, this CD is extremely short. It clocks in at under 40 minutes.
The music itself is fine but there is nothing here we haven't heard before on other compilation discs. I can only recommend this CD to completists or someone who has no Ifukube CD's and finds this at a bargain price.
English Title: The World of Akira Ifukube: Original Soundtrack