|All Artists: Hiroshima|
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: World Music, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Jazz Fusion, Smooth Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 078221843720, 078221843744
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A must-have for Hiroshima fans!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD contains all of the Hiroshima classic hits. Definitely a must-have for all Hiroshima collectors. I've listened to the group since 1980 and this CD brings you back to the beginning."
Bruce I. Devall | Greater Smogville, California | 08/14/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This disc contains part of the first album (Hiroshima)[tracks 1-6] and all of the second album (Odori)[tracks 7-14]. If you are wanting the whole catalog, then I recommend buying those two instead. Just in case you're interested: Ongaku means music, Odori means dance."
A solid beginning
Joseph Park | Portland, OR | 05/09/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ongaku is a CD that contains compositions from the band's early days. When I listen to this, it's clear to me that Hiroshima got off to a solid start.
The third track, "Kokoro," is the ultimate in stress relief. I lay my head down on my desk and listen to it when I'm feeling tired or during a headache. Lion Dance starts out slow and then rushes on you as it builds momentum. "Winds of Change" is a powerful instrumental that will charge up your emotions. My other favories are "Warriors," "Shinto," "Da-da" (it has lyrics that I can relate to).
I gave it four stars because most of the songs with lyrics sound like they were made for children. It turns out that "roomful of mirrors" was the opening theme for a kid's show on PBS called "Bean Sprouts." Other instumentals like Odori and "Taiko song" are repetitive.
Nevertheless, for their first album I felt that Hiroshima did a good job. If you listen to their other albums you'll agree that the band continued to develop their musical talent over time. Ongaku is a classic!"