© 2001, 2014 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||The World Of Japanese Cinema Music|
|CD Label||POLYSTAR / Toho Music Corporation|
|Number of tracks||20|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||2000|
December 30, 2001
This CD contains tracks by a variety of Japanese composers including Masaru Sato and Akira Ifukube. The CD itself is a mixed bag. Some tracks sound like jazz, some like big band music, others slow and mellow, plus a variety of other styles. Some of the tracks seem like they would work great as background music for a soft, romantic, candle lit dinner. The CD also conatins the Japanese vocal to "Save The Earth" from "Godzilla vs Hedorah". Some of the tracks I really enjoyed, others were just OK and a very few I didn't care much for at all.
This is one CD in the series I feel would be OK to skip unless you are a completist that needs every CD that has a track on it by Akira Ifukube or Masaru Sato.
English Title: The World Of Japanese Cinema Music
THE WORLD OF MOVIE MUSIC (EIGA ONGAKU NO SEKAI) Various Artists 1.) From THE SUN IN THE END OF THE EDO ERA (1957) [BAKUMATSU TAIYOU DEN] Toshirou Mayuzumi 2.) From THE PIG AND THE WARSHIP (1961) [BUTA TO GUNKAN] Toshirou Mayuzumi 3.) From YUKINOJOU'S CHANGE (1963) AKA: AN ACTOR'S REVENGE [YUKINOJOU HENGE] Masao Yagi 4.) "Santorope" From DELINQUENT GIRL YOKO (1966) [HIKOU SHOUJOU YOOKO] Masao Yagi 5.) "More And More" From MYSTERIOUS THIEF RUBY (1988) [KAITOU RUBII] Masao Yagi 6.) BRUTE: PART 1 - "Main Title" ~ PART 2 - "Ending" (1978) [KISAKU: PART 1 & 2] Yasushi Akutagawa 7.) From THE FLESH BULLET (1968) [NIKUDAN] Masaru Satou 8.) From THE CHEERING SONG OF THE WAR DEAD (1979) [EIREI TACHI NO OUENKA] Masaru Satou 9.) From IMPULSE MURDER - O' SON (1979) [SHOUDOU SATSUJIN - MUSUKO YO] Chuuji Kinoshita 10.) A WIFE CONFESSES (1961) [TSUMA WA KOKUHAKU SURU] Riichirou Manabe 11.) From SOUJI OKITA (1974) [OKITA SOUJI] Riichirou Manabe 12.) "Return! The Sun" From GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (1971) [GOJIRA TAI HEDORA] Riichirou Manabe Vocals: Keiko Mari 13.) From THE NAKED ISLAND (1962) AKA: THE ISLAND [HADAKA NO SHIMA] Hikaru Hayashi 14.) From OLD DEMON WOMAN (1964) [ONIBABA] Hikaru Hayashi 15.) From THE POOR AND BEAUTIFUL WITHOUT A NAME (1961) AKA: HAPPINESS OF US ALONE [NA MO NAKU MAZUSHIKU UTSUKUSHIKU] Hikaru Hayashi 16.) From THE HUNGRY STRAITS (1965) [KIGA KAIKYOU] Isao Tomita 17.) From SANDAKAN NO. 8 BROTHEL - HOMESICKNESS (1975) [SANDAKAN HACHIBAN SHOUKAN - BOUKYOU] Akira Ifukube 18.) "If I Became A Bird" From THE NIGHT AND DAY INSIDE ME (1971) [BOKU NO NAKA NO YORU TO ASA] Teizou Matsumura Vocals: Osamu Minagawa & The Hibari Childrens' Choir 19.) From THE FIRE-SUSPENDING GRAVE (1988) AKA: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES [HOTARU NO HAKA] Yoshio Mamiya 20.) From A HOME WITHOUT A DINING TABLE (1985) [SHOKUTAKU NO NAI UCHI] Tooru Takemitsu