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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: ADV Music
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Aspect Ratio: CNS001
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Nadia, Secret of Blue Water

Nadia, Secret of the Blue Water: TV Soundtrack 1

By Tiffani Nadeau     July 31, 2005
Release Date: November 25, 2003

Nadia, Secret of the Blue Water: TV Soundtrack 1
© ADV Music

What They Say
Music composed by Yoshimasa Inoue, Shiro Sagisu, Hiromasa Ijichi and Joe Rinoie. Lyrics by Etsuko Kisugi, Ha Sa Ko and Miho Morikawa. Vocal performances by Miho Mirokawa and Satomi Matsushita.

The Review!
4 out of 5
Music found in the Nadia series The Secret of Blue Water.

This CD comes with a three-page insert. The insert contains a quick look at a few soundtrack titles available through ADV. And the final page has the CD credits.

Lyricists Etsuko Kisugui, Hi Sa Ko, and Miho Morikawa, the same writing trio that brought us vocals such as those in Dirty Pair and Maison Ikkoku, have brought us four more wonderful vocals to entertain the music palette.

Two vocals sung by Miho Morikawa, whose vocal talents can also be found on the Dirty Pair soundtrack as well as in the movie “007: The World Is Not Enough”, where she appears as a casino singer, keep the listener intrigued and upbeat as you bounce along with the music. Ms. Morikawa has a unique voice that is a true tribute to the Nadia characters and situations. Her voice is strong in both vocals, and has the power to bring the listener through a range of emotions in one song. The slower of the two vocals is a very nice heart to heart with the listener, that makes you feel as if Ms. Morikawa is singing directly to you.

The remaining two vocals are sung by Satomi Matsushita. Matsushita’s vocals are different in their quality from Ms. Morikawa in the way they are presented. Where Ms. Morikawa seems to take the listener on a vocal journey through several emotions, Ms. Matsushita is a one-track vocalist. Her songs are a good quality, but they are lacking in the emotional power of the other vocals. The emotional let down that the songs leave you with is a big disappointment after hearing the higher quality vocals that are presented by Ms. Morikawa.

The music that is not lacking in any way is the instrumentals that make up the rest of the CD. They have that great ability to wrap around the listener and drag you into an emotional roller coaster that leaves you begging for more. The classical European style of instrumental is prominent in this CD, and it is a true inspiration to the listener. There is not a let down in any of these instrumentals. They range from the slower tearjerker to the intense suspense filled numbers that had me on the edge of my seat throughout. A great listen all the way through. And with composers Yoshimasa Inoue, who worked on the Dirty pair soundtrack, Shiro Sagisu, whom you may remember from the Kimagure Orange Road or Neon Genesis Evangelion, Hiromasa Ijichi, who worked with J-pop star Karen Mok, and Joe Rinoie, whose work includes After War Gundam X how can you go wrong. The compositions are up to par with what one would expect from these great composers, and their individual works are only surpassed by their collaborations on tracks number 1, 18, and 12. A wonderful world of sounds that is a truly pleasing listen.

I’d have to say a true joy to listen to.

Blue Water4:07Vocal (Japanese),The Start of the Story2:58Instrumental ,Flap Your Wings and Go to the Sky2:25Instrumental ,S.S. Nautilus Go to the Great Deep2:49Instrumental,The Inside of the Ship Is Pleasant2:21Instrumental,Real Heart4:40Vocal (Japanese) ,Daybreak1:47Instrumental ,All-Purpose Submarine3:12Instrumental,The Secret of Blue Water0:09Instrumental ,Battle at Sea1:34Instrumental ,S.S. Nautilus Launch!2:27Instrumental,When My Lover Is Here3:07Vocal (Japanese),Paris World Fair1:34Instrumental ,Circus Girl1:55Instrumental,Loneliness and Tranquility2:56Instrumental,Relaxation Time1:30Instrumental ,Grandis’ Pursuit1:43Instrumental,Yes! I Will!4:27Vocal (Japanese)

Review Equipment
Total CD Length: 45:41


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