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Ghost In The Shell: Original Soundtrack (1995 Anime Film)
Kenji Kawai
Ghost In The Shell: Original Soundtrack (1995 Anime Film)
Genres: World Music, Pop, Soundtracks
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

Japanese anime soundtrack originally issued in 1995, features 11 tracks including 1 bonus track, (in Japanese). BMG. 2004.

      
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All Artists: Kenji Kawai
Title: Ghost In The Shell: Original Soundtrack (1995 Anime Film)
Members Wishing: 4
Total Copies: 0
Label: Import [Generic]
Original Release Date: 3/29/1996
Re-Release Date: 4/3/1997
Album Type: Import, Soundtrack
Genres: World Music, Pop, Soundtracks
Style: Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 182478438421, 4988017059159, 613998274928

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Japanese anime soundtrack originally issued in 1995, features 11 tracks including 1 bonus track, (in Japanese). BMG. 2004.

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Wonderfully Brilliant
David Rigby | Ca | 02/29/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am a big Ghost in the Shell fan, so this CD is pretty much essential to my collection of music. The score for GITS is powerful and moving, and it plays an essential role in displaying the ominous, breath-taking mood of the movie. I wasn't sure if I'd enjoy listenting to the music by itself, since I usually listen to rock, blues, and a little jazz. I soon found out that this CD is very enjoyable. It's excellent study music, since it's slow and has few vocals.The CD begins with the movie's theme song, and eventually gives it two VERY different variations with "Ghost City" and "Reincarnation." "Ghosthack" is a bit odd, since the first two minutes of the song is pure drumbeat before the keyboards and other instruments are heard. However, the solo drumbeat seems to describe the suspense in some of the first scenes of GITS. My personal favorite is "Nightstalker," with what sounds like a beautiful guitar or mandolin solo with a synthesizer in the background. I find myself skipping back to that track after the CD is over. Too bad "Nighstalker" couldn't be longer than a minute and a half! All the other tracks are really cool, however, the last track of J-Pop (Japanese Pop) doesn't really fit the CD's mood, since the track is very happy and has a comparitavely faster pace. It might have been played during the credits, because I don't remeber it at all from the movie.If you're looking for a CD to jam and play air guitar with, this isn't your cup of tea. But if you want a CD that is great for study music and setting a unique mood in a room, then this is the CD for you. And by the way, if you have not seen Ghost in the Shell, do so, and then you'll really be able to appreciate the soundtrack."
Bonus track? not quite...
David Rigby | 11/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For those of you who are still clueless as to why track 11 was included in the soundtrack, go watch the movie again. If you listen carefully you can hear the song playing in the background during the chase scene in the market place. FYI, the song's in "cantonese" not japanese."
Awe-inspirimg music !!
Calvary | NY | 10/29/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this CD years ago, [and the money] I had spent was worth it. I love the music, it combines elemnets of traditional Japanese folk music (temple bells, chanting,and I think koto)with some synths. Some tracks, if not all of them, are great for meditation, yoga, or just thinking about the grander things in life. Kawaii has outdone himself with this soundtrack. Defintely worth the high price.OK...for all of you who saw the American version, the last song that's played during the closing credits is called "One Minute Warning" and it was actually sung by U2 (I think...don't quote me on that)That song can be found on a CD called "Passengers"- this CD has very cool music too. The last song on the import CD is the song in the Japanese-language version closing credits of Ghost in the Shell. I searched for a loooong time for "One Minute Warning". Hope this helps."