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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: Geneon Anime Music
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Aspect Ratio: 52312
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Neon Genesis Evangelion

End of Evangelion Soundtrack

By Tiffani Nadeau     May 13, 2004
Release Date: May 11, 2004

End of Evangelion Soundtrack
© Geneon Anime Music

What They Say
The shocking theatrical conclusion to 'Neon Genesis Evangelion,' was one of the most unpredictable and controversial anime series of all time. The movie's dramatic atmosphere is perfectly conveyed and intensified even further, thanks to the grand-scale musical rendering of composer Shiro Sagisu whose orchestral composition complements and beautifully contrasts the movie's cataclysmic storylines. This soundtrack contains 12 superb Tracks of instrumentals along with two notably moving English language songs, 'Thanatos - If I Can't Be Yours' and 'Come Sweet Death.'

The Review!
4 out of 5
Music found in Neon Genesis Evangelion movie.

This CD comes with a 14-page insert. Page one and two list the titles of the first four songs with background pictures depicting where in the movie they appear. Page three has the same for the fifth song with an added little speech that was made by Shinji during that scene. Next two pages have the same theme. The next page has the English lyrics to the first vocal song. The next two pages are the backgrounds and song titles for tracks number 9-10. On the next page are the original Japanese lyrics for the second vocal song (translated to English), with the new director's version English lyrics on the next page. The next two pages are the song title and backgrounds for the next two songs. And the next page is the final track. The final page has credits for the CD as well as the Movie.

With vocals by ARIANNE, whom is a beautiful singer and I wish I could find her somewhere else. And a beautiful version of Thantos featuring Loren and Mash who have worked with Shiro Sagisu on many of his works make this a vocal perfection. Both of the vocals are just as perfectly suited to breakup the instrumentals and they fit right in with the overall theme of the CD. Most definitely two great songs.

Shiro Sagisu, whom you may remember was a composer/arranger on all the other Eva CDs, has created a beautiful world of sound with this CD. The moving instrumentals are a true showing of Mr. Sagisu?s work. He has always been one of the better composers, having the ability to give each instrument their own life within each composition. The pieces played are simply flowing in their movement from one emotion to another. It is a true representation of what a good composer can do with a little imagination. Mr. Sagisu truly shines in this last CD that shows not only his range of musical talent, but also his inspiring world.

The music itself is a great blend and use of instruments. The instrumentals have managed to stay lively and riveting with not a stale one in the bunch.

I?d have to say a burst of beauty, and finally no more Fly Me to the Moon.

Interference of Others2:17Instrumental ,The End of Midsummer2:18Instrumental ,Emergency Evacuation to Regression4:12Instrumental, False Regeneration2:25Background (Humming),Substitute Invasion3:25Instrumental,II Air (Orchestral Suite No. 3)3:21Instrumental,The Passage of Emptiness6:13Instrumental,THANTOS ~ If I Can?t Be Yours ~4:48Vocal (English),Escape tot he Beginning4:54Instrumental ,Honeymoon with Anxiety1:35Instrumental,Komm, susser Tod (Come Sweet Death)7:41Vocal (English) ,Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesus, Joy of Man?s Desiring)4:46Instrumental,Expanding of Blockade6:49Instrumental,Opening of a Dream1:24Instrumental

Review Equipment
Total CD Length: 56:08


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