Princess Mononoke: Sym. Suite Soundtrack
|1. The Legend Of Ashitaka|
|2. TA TA RI GAMI|
|3. The Journey Of The West|
|4. Mononoke Hime|
|5. The Forest Of The Dear God|
|6. Requiem - The Demon Power|
|7. The World Of The Dead - Adagio Of Life & Death|
|8. Ashitaka And San|
Top Customer Reviews
Hisaishi's ability to write symphonic tracks that appeal to both children and adults alike is a unique ability. The music on the Princess Mononoke Symphonic Suite CD will easily find ubiquity among both crowds of classical and popular music.
Each track contains its own feelings, and each note reflects a moment in the film. There isn't a song on this CD that cannot be instantly framed to a part in the movie. This is one of those albums that you can listen to straight through. Joe Hisaishi perfectly articulates screen to sheet in the way that only he can.
I know a lot of buyers might be wondering why Joe Hisaishi used The Czech Philharmonic for the symphohic suite instead of the original Tokyo Philharmonic. But don't be alarmed, the Czech players give the music a unique European touch that flows through-and-through with the film, original OST (Original Soundtrack), and overall theme of man vs. nature. After hearing the symphonic suite I would have to agree with Hisaishi San's choice of spice.
All in all, I would have to say that this CD is an essential for both fans of soundtracks, anime, and classical music alike.
This album of symphonic suite's was a brain-storm bringing new arrangements of an already wonderful and successful score from the original soundtrack "PRINCESS MONONOKE" (73138-35864-2 on Milan Records) ~ (see my review on amazon.com/music).
Milan and Hisaishi give us another insight to the opening track "THE LEGEND OF ASHITAKA" (1st movement) with a new version performed by the Czech Philarmonic Orchestra, conducted by Mario Klemens over-lapping blending counterpoints with each measure, the result is a wonderful and outstanding performance ~ stirring your emotions once again as you recall this epic animated film and the power-mood-setting score by ~ JOE HISAISHI!
Total Time: 47:26 on 8 Tracks ~ Milan Entertainment 73138-35944-2 ~ (2001)
Most recent customer reviews
This is the most wonderful CD I have ever heard! I love it so much, I am buying my own copy! (Even though my friend owns it) I would give it more than 5 stars if I could!Published on June 9 2003
This album was a real ear-opener. Every song on this CD elaborates upon the original tracks to amazing results. Read morePublished on Jan. 16 2003 by Martin
When I first saw the movie I knew I had to get the soundtrack. When I finally did, it turned out to be one of my favorite soundtracks of all time. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2002
This is much better than the OST. The tracks are much longer, and it seems much more complete. The tracks of the OST appear really short. Read morePublished on Aug. 17 2002 by fedora_girl
Wow, this really adds some extra flesh and substance to the already amazing Princess Mononoke soundtrack. Full orchestral bliss!Published on May 19 2002
Seeing this movie, I was amazed of the beauty of the back ground music. It captured every moment and facial expresions.
And this led me to buying the sound track. Read more