Studio Ghibli Records
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Remastered Soundtrack with OBI Strip
Famed Studio Ghibli film score available on vinyl for the first time!
Remastered audio, 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.
The vinyl release of Kiki's Delivery Service's soundtrack includes all musical cues heard in the original Japanese version of the film including two vocal tracks, "Rouge no Dengon" and "Wrapped in Kindness," which feature singer, composer, and pianist Yumi Arai. It also comes with newly designed artwork.
Master animator Hayao Miyazaki produced, wrote and directed the 1992 film Porco Rosso. An adaptation of a 1985 novel, the film tells the story of a young witch who moves to a new town and uses her ability to start a pre-internet version of Seamless (well, pretty much). It was the first Studio Ghibli film to be released officially in the United States (a later version featured the voice talents of Kirsten Dunst and Phil Hartman), introducing a new audience to Miyazaki’s thoughtful, potent storytelling and anime in general.
The music was composed by frequent Ghibli collaborator Joe Hisaishi — charming, nostalgic, and memorable as always. Includes two vocal tracks, “Rouge no Dengon” and “Wrapped In Kindness," both featuring singer, composer, and pianist Yumi Arai (aka Yumi Matsutoya). This LP includes all musical cues heard in the original Japanese version of the film. (Some dubbed versions added additional, but ill-fitting, music.) This is the first release of this soundtrack on LP format, and features remastered audio and newly designed artwork.
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.
|1. On A Clear Day|
|3. A Town With An Ocean View|
|4. Flying Delivery Service|
|5. The Baker's Assistant|
|6. Starting The Job|
|7. Surrogate Jiji|
|9. A Very Busy Kiki|
|10. Late For The Party|
|1. Osono's Request|
|2. A Propeller Driven Bicycle|
|3. I Can't Fly!|
|4. Heartbroken Kiki|
|5. To Ursula's Cabin|
|6. Un Unusual Painting|
|7. The Adventure Of Freedom, Out Of Control|
|8. The Old Man's Push Broom|
|9. Rendezvous On The Push Broom|
|10. Rouge No Dengon|
|11. Wrapped In Kindness|