Lupin the 3rd TV: Sideburn Club Mix Soundtrack (of 1) (Mania.com)

By:Tiffani Nadeau
Date: Thursday, January 26, 2006
Release Date: Tuesday, January 28, 2003



What They Say
Why mix a sideburn? Always cutting the edge of style, sideburns symbolize a distinct brand of cool. So too, does Lupin the 3rd. Forget the giant, flame-breathing Gila monster, and the adorable, collectible card creatures. Lupin, the gentleman thief, captured the Japanese imagination 30 years ago - and his happening vibe never let up. The proof, they say, is in the music. The uber-catchy theme song is burrowed into the collective Japanese consciousness. Prominent music acts and DJs spun more than 200 takes on that theme since 1967. The Sideburn Club Mix collects the best of these - from jazz to techno - creating a unique CD of aural sensations everyone from Lupin to Zenigata will dig.

Includes 13 songs from the Lupin the 3rd TV series

The Review!
4 out of 5
Remixes from the Television series Lupin the 3rd.

The insert on this one was a very disappointing two pager. The first page is the song tittle list, complete with arranger of music and composer. The second page sports character pics with a small character synopsis, as well as show/CD credits.

The Lupin CD is a very interesting mix of jazz and dance music. The music has a distinct jazzy feel, and yet has the powerful beats of dance music. It creates a fused world where the jazz lover and the dancer can combine into one CD full of fun and moving numbers. Many of the songs are remixes of the same song, and yet each one sounds completely different. In fact had the lyrics not been the same throughout each interpretation, I would never have guessed they were the same songs. This CD does what a lot of remix CDs can’t, takes the perspective of each composer/arranger and displays a completely different twist to a familiar song. It creates a true meld of different styles and music to give a full array of jazzy dance hits that keep the listener grooving and moving. Most definitely a party background CD.

I’d say, Lupin gets me where it counts, in the groove.

Fangboy says…Jazz, dance, cute, what more could a listener ask for?
=)

Features
Lupin III ’80 4:47Instrumental (Background Vocals, Japanese/English),Theme From Lupin III ‘784:32Instrumental (Background Vocals, Japanese),Funny Walk In Old Fashioned 3:17Instrumental (Background SFX, Vocals English),Afro Rock Theme5:05Instrumental (Background Vocals, English),Toward the Patrol Line 6:26Instrumental,Love Squall 4:07Vocal (Japanese),Lupin III ’805:09Instrumental,Lupin III ’78 –Afro Rock Theme5:22Instrumental (Background Vocals, English),Love Squall5:18Vocal (Japanese),Lupin III ’784:16Instrumental,Super Hero6:11Vocal (English),Theme From Lupin III (Vocal Version) 3:54Vocal (Japanese),Lupin III ’80 5:31Instrumental

Review Equipment
Total CD Length: 63:55




Age Rating: All
Released By: Geneon Entertainment (USA), Inc.
MSRP: 14.98
Aspect Ratio: PD61712
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Lupin the 3rd