2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

CD Information courtesy of Rich Housh

Title Complete Takemitsu Edition 4
Music For Movies 2 [1]
CD Label Shogakukan Inc. & Toho Music Corp.
CD Number STZ-34~35
Music by: Toru Takemitsu
Number of tracks Disc 1 : 67
Disc 2 : 54
Running time Disc 1 - 65:55
Disc 2 - 74:28
Number of discs 2
Year of release/manufacture 2003

REVIEW

August 31, 2006

Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996) did film scores for 93 movies. These COMPLETE TAKEMITSU EDITION 4, Music For Movies sets give us many of these soundtracks. With the exception of "Dodes'kadan" which is an excellant movie by Akira Kurosawa, I have personally never seen the movies from this set so can not say how well the music interacts with what's on screen. My opinions will be based on stand alone listing.

Disc 1 one is a nice sounding disc with 67 tracks, most of which are very short cues. Some of the music in the first few tracks seemed very similar to the song "McArthur Park" sung by Richard Harris back in 1968. The "Dodes'kadan" music I have heard before and the soundtrack to that movie can be found in the 3rd Akira Kurosawa box set also on this site on the ak-0010 disc. Some music from that film can also be found on the % disc Kurosawa Box Set on Disc 4 AK-4 also on this site. I also liked the music on this CD to "The Earth Is Born". A few of them reminded me of music from the original "Planet Of The Apes" movie but others were sad violin pieces. Most of this first disc works well as a stand alone listening experience with the exception maybe of the tracks for "Silence".

While Disc 2 has it's moments, the majority of this disc doesn't work as stand alone music and would benefit greatly from hearing it while watching the films the tracks are from.

Complete Takemitsu Edition 4 : Music For Movies 2 [1]

    Disc 1 (STZ-34)

  1. The Man Who Left His Will On Film:Part 1
  2. The Man Who Left His Will On Film:Part 2
  3. The Man Who Left His Will On Film:Part 3
  4. Dodes'kaden:M1
  5. Dodes'kaden:M2
  6. Dodes'kaden:M3+M4
  7. Dodes'kaden:M6
  8. Dodes'kaden:M13
  9. Dodes'kaden:M14
  10. Dodes'kaden:M16
  11. The Earth Is Born Again:M1
  12. The Earth Is Born Again:M6
  13. The Earth Is Born Again:M7
  14. The Earth Is Born Again:M8
  15. The Earth Is Born Again:M8A
  16. The Earth Is Born Again:M9
  17. The Earth Is Born Again:M10
  18. The Earth Is Born Again:M11
  19. The Earth Is Born Again:M12
  20. The Earth Is Born Again:M13
  21. The Earth Is Born Again:M14
  22. The Earth Is Born Again:M15
  23. The Earth Is Born Again:M16
  24. The Earth Is Born Again:M17
  25. The Earth Is Born Again:M18
  26. The Earth Is Born Again:M19
  27. The Earth Is Born Again:M20
  28. The Earth Is Born Again:M21
  29. The Earth Is Born Again:M22A
  30. The Earth Is Born Again:M24
  31. The Earth Is Born Again:M25
  32. The Ceremony:Part 1
  33. The Ceremony:Part 2
  34. The Ceremony:Part 3
  35. The Ceremony:Part 4
  36. The Ceremony:Part 5
  37. Inn Of Evil:Part 1
  38. Inn Of Evil:Part 2
  39. Inn Of Evil:Part 3
  40. Inn Of Evil:Part 4
  41. Inn Of Evil:Part 5
  42. Inn Of Evil:Part 6
  43. Inn Of Evil:Part 7
  44. Inn Of Evil:Part 8
  45. Silence:M1
  46. Silence:M2
  47. Silence:M2A-T1
  48. Silence:M3-T2
  49. Silence:M4-T2
  50. Silence:M5
  51. Silence:M6-T2
  52. Silence:M7-T2
  53. Silence:M8
  54. Silence:M9
  55. Silence:M10
  56. Silence:M11-T2
  57. Silence:M12-T2
  58. Silence:M13
  59. Silence:M14
  60. Silence:M15
  61. Silence:M16
  62. Silence:M17
  63. Silence:M19
  64. Silence:M20-T2
  65. Silence:M21-T4
  66. Silence:M22-T4
  67. Silence:M23-T2

    Disc 2 (STZ-35)

  1. Summer Soldiers:Part 1
  2. Summer Soldiers:Part 2
  3. Summer Soldiers:Part 3
  4. Summer Soldiers:Part 4
  5. Summer Soldiers:Part 5
  6. Summer Soldiers:Part 6
  7. Summer Soldiers:Part 7
  8. Summer Soldiers:Part 8
  9. Dear Summer Sister:Part 1
  10. Dear Summer Sister:Part 2
  11. Dear Summer Sister:Part 3
  12. Dear Summer Sister:Part 5
  13. Time Within Memory:Part 1
  14. Time Within Memory:Part 2
  15. Time Within Memory:Part 3
  16. Time Within Memory:Part 4
  17. Time Within Memory:Part 5
  18. Time Within Memory:Part 6
  19. Time Within Memory:Part 7
  20. Time Within Memory:Part 8
  21. Time Within Memory:Part 9
  22. Time Within Memory:Part 10
  23. Time Within Memory:Part 11
  24. Time Within Memory:Part 12
  25. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 1
  26. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 2
  27. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 3
  28. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 4
  29. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 5
  30. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 6
  31. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 7
  32. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 8
  33. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 9
  34. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 10
  35. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 11
  36. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 12
  37. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 13
  38. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 14
  39. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 15
  40. The Forest Of Fossils:Part 16
  41. Himiko:Part 1
  42. Himiko:Part 2
  43. Himiko:Part 3
  44. Himiko:Part 4
  45. Himiko:Part 5
  46. Happiness:Part 1
  47. Happiness:Part 2
  48. Happiness:Part 3
  49. Happiness:Part 4
  50. Happiness:Part 5
  51. Happiness:Part 6
  52. Happiness:Part 7
  53. Happiness:Part 8
  54. Happiness:Part 9