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- Age Rating: All
- Released By: Geneon Anime Music
- MSRP: 14.95
- Aspect Ratio: 52182
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: Neon Genesis Evangelion
Neon Genesis Evangelion OST Vol. #1
By Tiffani Nadeau
January 31, 2004
Release Date: January 20, 2004
Neon Genesis Evangelion OST Vol. #1
What They Say
© Geneon Anime Music
Eva. Evangelion. Neon Genesis Evangelion. Shin Seiki Evangelion. No matter which name it goes by, fans alike recognize this title as one of the most phenomenally popular and controversial anime series of all time, with its non-conventional storylines, intriguing characters, top-notch animation and magnetizing music. While the series is over, the captivating music still remains, with the Neon Genesis Evangelion Original Soundtrack bringing all of those powerful tunes back to the forefront. This CD has 23 tracks of various music styles (Japanese Pop, orchestral score, country, jazz, etc.) designed to grab and hold the listener's attention and features the highly energetic opening song 'Cruel Angel's Thesis' and the signature ending theme 'Fly Me to the Moon.'
Created by GAINAX (Wings of Honneamise, Fooly Cooly, His & Her Circumstances, Nadia, Gunbuster, Mahoromatic, etc.) Evangelion maintains a huge built-in fan following thanks to the continued popularity of the anime series, which also spawned two feature films. Available for the first time as a domestic anime CD release, this release also features a CD insert booklet that includes song titles, lyrics and credits translated into English language as well as phonetic lyrics. Music composed by Shiro Sagisu (Kimagure Orange Road, Nadia, Macross II, Garzey's Wing, His and Her Circumstances)The Review!
4 out of 5
Music found in the Neon Genesis Evangelion film.
This CD comes with a ten-page insert. First up, as per usual is the song title list. Second page features a few paragraphs from director Hideaki Anno on the Neon Genesis film. Next up is a few paragraphs from composer Shiro Sagisu on the why and how's of the Eva music. Then there are the few paragraphs from Assistant Director Masayuki on his involvement in the Eva series. Next up a paragraph by Kazuya Tsurumaki (second assistant director). The next page features both the English and the Japanese lyrics for A Cruel Angel's Thesis. Next up are the English lyrics to Fly Me to the Moon. The final three pages are credits for the CD, the show, and the film.
With great vocals on track numbers 1 and 23 by Yoko Takahashi, best known for her varied theme songs including Lost Paradise from Macross Generation (a duet with Ogata Megumi), this one is a definite hit. And let's not forget the great CLAIRE and her version of Fly Me To the Moon. I only wish that I could find more of CLAIRE, but she seems to have jumped into the Eva soundtrack with a great set of pipes and then disappeared. Her soulful rendition of Fly Me to the Moon, just left me with shivers, it was a beautiful tribute to the great Frank Sinatra, and I think even he would be proud of how well CLAIRE treated his song. These vocals are great. The background music is just a touching movement, and the top-notch voices are unbeatable.
Shiro Sagisu, whom you may remember was a composer/arranger for the Nadia soundtracks, 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. 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 great vocals, even better instrumentals, how can you go wrong?
A Cruel Angel's Thesis~ Director's Edit. Version~4:02Vocal (Japanese),Fly me to the Moon4:31Vocal (English),Angel Attack2:29Instrumental,Rei I2:57 Instrumental,Hedgehog's Dilemma2:45Instrumental,Barefoot in the Park2:34Instrumental,Ritsuko3:01Instrumental,Misato1:31Instrumental,Asuka Strikes!2:24Instrumental,Nerv1:57Instrumental,Tokyo-32:23Instrumental,I. Shinji2:00Instrumental,Eva-012:46Instrumental,A Step Forward Into Terror1:56Instrumental,Eva-021:57Instrumental,Decisive Battle2:22Instrumental,Eva-001:49Instrumental,The Beast1:38Instrumental,Marking Time; Waiting for Death2:42Instrumental,Rei II2:54Instrumental,Fly me to the Moon2:57Instrumental,Next episode~ 30-second version~0:30Instrumental,Fly Me to the Moon~ Acid Bossa Version~3:49Vocal (Japanese)
Total CD Length: 57:54
Assistant Director: Kazuya Tsurumaki
Composed & Arranged by SHIRO SAGISU
Produced & BGM-Entitled by HIDEAKI ANNO
Recorded & Mixed by KOHOICHI SUZUKI
Musicians management by UNION
Recording MAY 12,13,16 1995
at KING RECORD 1st.
Mixing: MAY 18,19,1995
at KING RECORD YKst.
Original Planning: GAINAX
Planning: Project Eva.
Series: Kadokawa Shoten
Monthly Magazine Shonen Ace
Director: Hideaki Anno
Character Design: Yoshiyuki Sadamoto
Mechanical Design: Ikuto Yamashita
Assistant Director: Masayuki
Art Director: Hiroshi Kato
Color Setup: Harumi Takaboshi
Director of Photography: Youichi Kuroda
Sound Supervisor: Hideyuki Tanaka
Sound Work: Audio Tanaka
Music: Shiro Sagisu
Opening Animation Illustration: Takeshi Honda Shinya Hasegawa
Opening Animation Production: Kazuya Tsurumaki
Ending Animation: Masayuki
Animation Production: Tatsunoko Pro
Animation Producers: Motoki Ueda
Producer: Kyoko Kobayashi (TV Tokyo)
Produced by: TV Tokyo
Shinji Ikari: Megumi Ogata
Misato Katsuragi: Kotono Mitsuishi
Ritsuko Akagi: Yuriko Yamaguchi
Rei Ayanami: Megumi Hayashibara
Soryu Asuka Langley: Yuko Miyamura
Gendo Ikari: Fumihiko Tachiki
Kohzo Fuyutsuki: Motomu Kiyokawa
Kensuke Aida: Tetsuya Iwanaga
Tohji Suzuhara: Tomokazu Seki
Hikari Haraki: Junko Iwao
Ryoji Kaji: Kouichi Yamadera
Shigeru Aoba: Takehito Koyasu
Makoto Hyuga: Hiro Yuuki
Maya Ibuki: Miki Nagasawa
Keel Lorentz: Mugihito
Executive Producer: Henry Goto
Producer: Nobu Yamamoto
Mastering: Mack • Nightjar
English Packaging: KGI • KOYO Graphic, Inc.