Hisaishi Meets Miyazaki Films
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||Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds - Nausicaä Symphonic Poem: First Movement||Joe Hisaishi||9:23||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds - Nausicaä Symphonic Poem: Second Movement||Joe Hisaishi||3:58||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Nausicaä of the Valley of the Winds - Nausicaä Symphonic Poem: Third Movement||Joe Hisaishi||4:11||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Porco Rosso - Madness||Joe Hisaishi||4:16||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Princess Mononoke - The Legend of Ashitaka||Joe Hisaishi||5:32||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Princess Mononoke - Theme Song||Joe Hisaishi||4:31||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Princess Mononoke - TA.TA.RI.GAMI||Joe Hisaishi||6:48||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Princess Mononoke - Ashitaka and San||Joe Hisaishi||4:18||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Spirited Away - One Summer's Day||Joe Hisaishi||4:50||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Spirited Away - The Dragon Boy / The Bottomless Pit||Joe Hisaishi||4:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Spirited Away - The Sixth Station||Joe Hisaishi||3:44||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Spirited Away - Reprise||Joe Hisaishi||4:42||$1.29||View in iTunes|
Good starter album, but wow, what a limited collection. They should have included a song from every Miyazaki/Hisaishi collaboration, or at least as many as they could fit. Where's Totoro? Where's Laputa? Where's Kiki? An album like this should serve as an introduction to Hisaishi's amazing scores so that listeners will seek out the full scores. Instead it gives a large section of the soundtrack from a small number of films. Still, it's one of the few Hisaishi CDs readily available in the U.S. — if you aren't able to import the full soundtracks or even know what you are looking for, this is a good album to start with.
It is wicked!
Hey itunes! why not put all of The miyazaki films on? That would be so cool!
The best soundtrack compilation I've ever heard.
For those of you who don't know, Joe Hisaishi is the composer of all of Miyazaki's excellent films from Princess Mononoke, to Spirited Away, and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Winds. He is an excellent composer that ranks up there with John Williams, Hanz Zimmer, and Martin O'Donnel. I highly recommend this album if you even slightly like soundtrack. Of all the songs on here, I would definately recommend the First Movement of Nausicaa, One Summer's Day, The Legend of Ashitaka, and Princess Mononoke Theme Song. But really, just do yourself a favor and by the entire album as they are all excellent pieces.
Born: December 6, 1950 in Nakano, Nagano, Japan
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s