Lost Universe, Best Of Soundtrack (Mania.com)

By:Tiffani Nadeau
Date: Sunday, July 31, 2005
Release Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2002

What They Say
Across a sea of stars comes one out of this world musical experience featuring all of your favorite vocals from the Lost Universe TV Series. In a single CD you can enjoy both the original version and the stellar dance remixes from songs such as "Again" and Megumi Hayashibara's hit "~Infinity~". Perfect for fans of both Lost Universe and techno dance remixes!

The Review!
3 out of 5
The Best of Lost Universe {from TV}
Music found in the Lost Universe TV series.

The CD comes with your typical six-page insert. One page is the song title list complete with information on singer/composer/arrangement for each song. The rest of the insert is a lyric sheet for each song. There are Two songs per page, and a colorful bar to determine a new song. All the lyrics are the English lyrics to each song. Front cover and back cover sport character pictures, looking quite cute.

From the first notes of the first track I was hooked. Most of the songs can be classified as the typical J-pop fair, however there are a few slower numbers that just grab the soul and take you to those emotional places we all hide from. The real fun though came in the form of track number 5 (Extrication) Which was an odd mix of a techno and sensual beat that really gave me chills. The famous Megumi Hayashibara took a new turn with this one, and it was a turn I liked very much. Very different from the bouncy tunes that usually predominate the J-pop world of anime soundtracks, I would almost say that the CD is worth listening too just for that one song. Of course the fact that the rest of the CD keeps the listener in constant movement both physically and emotionally, just adds to the whole. The slow movements of the more low-key songs even had me feeling some great emotions.

I’d say, fun, interesting, and keeps you moving.

Fangboy says…Fun doesn’t even begin without this one.

Again (PAROME Version) - 4:17 Vocal (Japanese),Infinity -4:30 Vocal (Japanese),You’re Mine (Starting Over Mix) - 5:08 Vocal (Japanese),Find the Rainbow (Hard Rain Mix) -4:07 Vocal (Japanese),Extrication (P.G.F. Perfumix) - 5:15 Vocal (Japanese),Be Myself (Starry Night Mix) - 5:32 Vocal (Japanese),Again (Once More Mix) - 4:16 Vocal (Japanese),Infinity (Red Zone Mix) -6:40 Vocal (Japanese),Go To Heaven (Great Desire Mix) -5:31 Vocal (Japanese),UN-LIMITED -5:08 Vocal (Japanese),Extrication -4:38 Vocal (Japanese),Shining On (Heavy Fighting Mix) -4:45 Vocal (Japanese),Tears In heaven -5:08 Vocal (Japanese),Eternity (E-49) -2:13 Instrumental,Going Beyond Time -4:58 Vocal (Japanese)

Review Equipment
Total CD Length: 72:06

Age Rating: All
Released By: AnimeTrax
MSRP: 14.99
Aspect Ratio: AT9313
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Lost Universe