Geinoh Yamashirogumi - AKIRA

 (Original Soundtrack Album + Download Code)




180-gram gatefold double LP

Limited time album download included

Read more about this special vinyl reissue here.

The score to the legendary anime film "AKIRA" is now available! Set in the year 2019 in Neo-Tokyo, the world is still recovering from the ravages of World War III. One night, teen delinquent Kaneda has his biker gang hurtle through the busy city. Kaneda's friend, Tetsuo, is seriously injured during an accident and is taken to an army hospital. There the military notice Tetsuo's potential psychic power, so they transfer Tetsuo to a secret government laboratory to awakening his latent abilities.

When Kaneda gets involved in an antigovernment guerrilla movement, he encounters Kei, a member of the revolutionaries, and learns that the goal of the fighters is to infiltrate a secret laboratory — the very one where Tetuso is being held. The experiments to awaken Tetsuo's powers are a terrifying success as he begins to wield psychic energy he cannot control — reminiscent of the emergence of the legendary esper boy "Akira," which triggered World War III. The stage set, a fierce battle begins between Kaneda, Kei, the army and Tetsuo with the destiny of Earth at stake.

The symphonic music to "AKIRA" was composed by Dr. Shoji Yamashiro, head of the beloved Japanese musical collective Geinoh Yamashirogumi, and performed by the group. Rerecorded and remastered using the most advanced audio techniques available, this release of the unforgettable score of "AKIRA" is peerless in quality and audio fidelity.

The score is particularly unique because it was created and recorded before the film was made. Akira's animations were then crafted around the music, rather than the score being created and structured around an existing film, which is what usually happens.



Side 1
Kaneda
Battle Against Clown
Tetsuo

Side 2
Shohmyoh
Dolls' Polyphony
Exodus From The Underground Fortress

Side 3
Winds Over Neo-Tokyo
Illusion

Side 4
Mutation
Requiem

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