14 Songs, 39 Minutes

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4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings
43 Ratings
Dreyfus2006 ,

Something To Be Aware Of

I am a ridiculously huge Joe Hisaishi fan; there is not an album of his that I do not like. However, with that said, people who purchase this should be aware that this is the soundtrack to the JAPANESE version of "Castle in the Sky;" unlike the rest of Hayao Miyazaki's films, "Castle in the Sky" was given a new soundtrack when Pixar dubbed it in English. The ENGLISH version of "Castle in the Sky" has a soundtrack much more similar in feel to Hisaishi's later works as it was composed in the 90's or 2000's (I can't remember exactly when). This (again, the JAPANESE version) has a feel much more similar to the soundtracks of "Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind" and "My Neighbor Totoro." My four star rating is because I like the newer English dub soundtrack a lot better and I have yet to watch "Castle in the Sky" in Japanese so the original Japanese soundtrack doesn't sound quite right to me. However, those unfamiliar with the English version will certainly find this, like all of Hisaishi's works, to be a special treat.

StE3LWo0L ,

LOVE THIS MOVIE BUT...

The U.S. version of the soundtrack is far superior to this one because it was reorchestrated with real orchestral instruments rather than synth instruments. There were also new tracks added. Once you hear the new version you just can't go back to this one. They need to release that version on here! The purists probably kept it from coming on here....

Axvion ,

Good for every pieces!

Before I discovered they released the whole album on iTunes, I have listened to many variation on Carrying You. But none of them approximated the original notes I listened to while watching the film. Then it's finally here! The animated film was put on in the 80s, however, it still has it's magical charm for me. It tells me a lot about friendship, war as well as technology and nature. You can find a new self in it. I believe you will find the album worthwhile.

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