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Joe Hisaishi - Porco Rosso

 (Remastered Image Album with OBI Strip)


Studio Ghibli Records



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ASTGH 10022
EAN: 4988008087413
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Remastered Soundtrack with OBI Strip

Famed Studio Ghibli film score available on vinyl for the first time!

Remastered image album, includes OBI Strip

New York record shop Turntable Lab's in-house label will be overseeing the release of composer Joe Hisaishi's remastered scores for 1989's Kiki's Delivery Service and 1992's Porco Rosso.

For Porco Rosso Hisaishi teamed up with a 70-piece orchestra for the recording; the new vinyl edition also includes two vocal tracks, this time sung by Tokiko Kato.

Master animator Hayao Miyazaki wrote and directed the 1992 film Porco Rosso. The plot follows an italian WWI fighter pilot who currently works as a bounty hunter, and his clashes with air pirates over the Adriatic Sea. However, a curse has turned him into an anthromorphic pig, earning him the nickname of "Porco Rosso" (italian for "Red Pig".) It features many homages to early aviation, and is one of the few Ghibli films set in an identifiable real world place and point in history. The score was again composed by Joe Hisaishi and performed by a 70 piece orchestra, giving a quaint and quirky sonic backdrop for Miyazaki's incredible hand-drawn animation. Features two vocal tracks ("The Time Of The Cherries", sung by Tokiko Kato which also feature arrangements by Yoko Kanno. (Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus, ∀ Gundam). The jacket features new artwork, and this LP includes an obi strip.

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.

Side A:
1. The Blue Sky Of The Adriatic Sea
2. The Age Of Adventurous Pilots
3. Crimson Wings
4. The Savoia In The Clouds
5. Piccolo S.P.A.

Side B:
1. Playing War
2. Flying Boat "Dabohaze"
3. Hotel Adriano's Window
4. Global Terror
5. The Theme Of Marco And Gina

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