2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

CD Information courtesy of Rich Housh

Title Complete Takemitsu Edition 4
Music For Movies 2 [2]
CD Label Shogakukan Inc. & Toho Music Corp.
CD Number STZ-36~38
Music by: Toru Takemitsu
Number of tracks Disc 1 : 52
Disc 2 : 34
Disc 3 : 21
Running time Disc 1 - 70:39
Disc 2 - 67:30
Disc 3 - 63:59
Number of discs 3
Year of release/manufacture 2003

REVIEW

September 1, 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. 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.

Nothing much on Disc 1 grabbed me. It was an OK listen and there wasn't anything bad but I believe most of the tracks would be more meaningful while watching the movies represented. This is not very good as a stand alone listening experience although there were a few nice tracks to listen to. Disc 2 was more listenable as stand alone music and was mellow and relaxing in most parts. For the most part Disc 3 was pretty good as stand alone music until it got to the "BREATHING" tracks. Then it became fairly annoying to listen to but probably worked in the film.

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

    Disc 1 (STZ-36)

  1. Under The Blossoming Cherry Tree:Part 1
  2. Under The Blossoming Cherry Tree:Part 2
  3. Under The Blossoming Cherry Tree:Part 3
  4. The Fossil:Part 1
  5. The Fossil:Part 2
  6. The Fossil:Part 3
  7. The Fossil:Part 4
  8. The Fossil:Part 5
  9. The Fossil:Part 6
  10. The Fossil:Part 7
  11. The Fossil:Part 8
  12. The Fossil:Part 9
  13. The Fossil:Part 10
  14. The Fossil:Part 11
  15. The Fossil:Part 12
  16. The Fossil:Part 13
  17. Incandescent Flame:Part 1
  18. Incandescent Flame:Part 2
  19. Incandescent Flame:Part 3
  20. Incandescent Flame:Part 4
  21. Orin/Banished:M1
  22. Orin/Banished:M2
  23. Orin/Banished:M3
  24. Orin/Banished:M4
  25. Orin/Banished:M5
  26. Orin/Banished:M6
  27. Orin/Banished:M7
  28. Orin/Banished:M8
  29. Orin/Banished:M9
  30. Orin/Banished:M10
  31. Orin/Banished:M11
  32. Orin/Banished:M12
  33. Orin/Banished:M13
  34. Orin/Banished:M14
  35. Orin/Banished:M15
  36. Orin/Banished:M16
  37. Orin/Banished:M17
  38. Orin/Banished:M18
  39. Empire Of Passion::Part 1
  40. Empire Of Passion::Part 2
  41. Empire Of Passion::Part 3
  42. Empire Of Passion::Part 4
  43. Empire Of Passion::Part 5
  44. Empire Of Passion::Part 6
  45. Empire Of Passion::Part 7
  46. Empire Of Passion::Part 8
  47. Empire Of Passion::Part 9
  48. Empire Of Passion::Part 10
  49. Empire Of Passion::Part 11
  50. Empire Of Passion::Part 12
  51. Empire Of Passion::Part 13
  52. Empire Of Passion::Part 14

Disc 2 (STZ-35)
Tracks : Title
01 - 24 : Glowing Autumn
25 - 34 : House Of Blaze

Disc 3 (STZ-36)
Tracks : Title
01 - 17 : An Ocean To Cross
16 - 20 : BREATHING Ki or Breathing