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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: Geneon Anime Music
  • MSRP: 9.98
  • Aspect Ratio: 51842
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2

Beginnings

By Tiffani Nadeau     March 29, 2004
Release Date: December 09, 2003


Beginnings
© Geneon Anime Music


What They Say
Music intended for relaxing and escaping everyday stress. Composed, arranged and performed by violinist Norihiro Tsuru and popular new age music pianist, Yuriko Nakamura. Matched with beautiful artwork from internationally famous artist Yoshitaka Amano. His designs are known for Final Fantasy, G-Force, and Vampire Hunter D.

The Review!
4 out of 5
Music by Norihiro Tsuru & Yuriko Nakamura.

This CD comes with a 2-page insert. The pages are full of artwork by Japanese artist Yoshiaka Amano. The two pages list credits for the CD.

The music is utterly beautiful in this one. These long instrumentals just blow the listener away with their astounding beauty. Composers Norihiro Tsuru and Yuriko Nakamura provide a sense of peace and inspiration in their music. Tsuru has provided for us before a world of mystic and magic with the music he provided for Heroic Legend of Arislan, and Nakamura provided music for the Japanese movie Summer Vacation 1999, but the tracks here are above and beyond the norm for both of these composers. The music is truly inspiring, and pulls out from the listener the very essence of peace.

This one opens with an interesting little story told by Michael Rhys, that just sets the listener up for an interesting journey through the music. It was kind of disquieting to hear a story being told in English at the beginning of the CD, but once you get past that, the music is well worth the listen.

The music itself is more of an ethereal fantastic type, very much like what you would hear in a Final Fantasy soundtrack, or even Record of Lodoss Wars. Having no ties to any anime, this one could fit right in with the music you would normally find in a fantasy-based show.

I'd have to say beauty in it's true form.

Features
A Journey Into the Remembered Past4:12Vocal (Spoken English) ,Ancient Stars3:00Instrumental ,Encased in Ancient Air3:37Instrumental,In the Brightest Season4:28Instrumental,Faraway Tales3:01Instrumental,The Winds of the Past4:26Instrumental,The Fountains of Memory4:03Instrumental,La Petite Fille De Dimanche5:25Instrumental,A Place in the Sun5:27Instrumental ,School Days4:27Instrumental

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