Studio Ghibli Records
Image Album: Limited Edition with OBI Strip
On November 3, the scores for the three beloved Studio Ghibli Japanese animated films (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro) will be reissued on vinyl as soundtracks, image albums, and symphony versions, faithfully reproduced to match the original ones. Coming with luxury packages, you can fully enjoy Joe Hisaishi's music to your heart's content.
All of the LPs were created by longtime Studio Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi, including the first scores he ever made for the animation house, for Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind in 1983.
Hisaishi is one of Japan's most prolific and celebrated composers, creating over 100 film scores and albums to date, including every Hayao Miyazaki animation since they first crossed paths, with the exception of Whisper of the Heart, which Miyazaki didn't direct.
Hisaishi first caught the attention of Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki in the early '80s, when he was hired to compose an "image album" for the film Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind while it was being made.
After hearing the image album, Miyazaki requested that Hisaishi replace the original composer hired to create the music for Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind.
An “image album” is an LP created specifically for Japanese animations, to give a sense of characters’ personalities.
In Japan, sound is as important as visuals. Characters in every film and animation, even inanimate objects or feelings, have their own songs created for them. Protagonists have entire albums created for them. These audio impressions are equally as important as visual and tangible physical elements. What results is a multi-sensory experience.
The Studio Ghibli reissues feature three albums of music from Nausicaä Of The Valley Of Wind (1983), Castle in the Sky (1986), My Neighbour Totoro (1987), and will be available on Japan’s Record Day, November 3.
Castle in the Sky Laputa Girls Descending from the Sky Image Album: “Based on the image of Laputa directed by Hayao Miyazaki and producer Isao Takahata to Joe Hisaishi, this album was made in front of a soundtrack board. The jacket is designed by cutting out the protagonist Puzzu and theta from the theater poster.”
|1. Castle in the Sky|
|2. Pigeons and boys|
|4. Flying stone|
|6. Theta and Paso|
|7. Big tree|
|9. Dragon’s hole|
|10. Fortress of Tidis|
|11. Theta and Paso|
|12. Lost paradise|
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