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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: AnimeTrax
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Aspect Ratio: AT9237
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Princess Nine

Princess Nine Original Soundtrack #1

By Tiffani Nadeau     July 31, 2005
Release Date: August 26, 2003

Princess Nine Original Soundtrack #1
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What They Say
From renowned composer Masamichi Amano (SiN: the Movie / Ninja Resurrection / Giant Robo / Ruin Explorers / Urotsukidoji) comes the Original Soundtrack to Princess Nine!

Head back out to the mound with the music from Princess Nine! Featuring songs composed by Masamichi Amano and performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra, this CD has all the touching melodies and stirring themes that played during the Princesses’ rise to the top. It also has the TV-size opening and closing songs, "Princess Nine" and "Passionate Days"!

Toss in English liner notes and story exposition from series producer Kensei Date, and you have a package that no Princess Nine fan should be without.

The Review!
1 out of 5
Music found in the series Princess Nine.

This CD comes with a ten-page insert. The first page is the song title list. Next up is an interesting article by music producer Kensie Date on the Princess Nine Music Collection, this spans four pages. Then we have the one page article by sound director Tomohiro Yoshida. The next two pages are the English lyrics tot he two vocal songs. The last two pages are the credits for the Animation as well as the CD.

Well, with a composition by Masamichi Amano and performances by the Warsaw Philharmonic, you would expect that this one would stand out as a piece of musical art. You however would be wrong. The Composer, Amano, though a very accomplished composer who has brought us many stirring soundtracks as well as original compositions was nowhere near his normal caliber n this one. The instrumentals are not very well thought out, and melodically make no sense. The playing is most definitely not up to the standard Warsaw Phil orchestrations. In reality it sounded to me that both the compositions and the playing was just trying too hard. Even the vocals are emotionless works of words thrown together with music, whether they matched or not. I was highly disappointed. Of course if you love the series, you will probably love the soundtrack as well, since it will remind you of those great visual scenes that you fell in love with but as a musical collection that stands alone, it just barely stands.

I’d have to say disappointment abounds.

Fangboy says…Ugh…and that’s all I can say about this one.

Opening Theme: Princess Nine (TV Size)1:42Vocal (Japanese),Wings (Scat Version)1:52Humming,Rush to the Stadium!2:11Instrumental,Hard Training1:29Instrumental,The Princess’ Theme (from Shubert’s compostion Trio No. 2 in E flat op. 100)3:52Instrumental,A Blazing Bond1:47Instrumental,Motherly Love1:35Instrumental,Hakata Sentimental (The Red Lantern Theme)2:15Instrumental,The Uniform of Glory2:27Instrumental,A Princess’ Elegant Intensity (from Shubert’s composition Trio No.2 in E flat Op. 100)1:52Instrumental,Big Stadium (the Koshien Baseall Stadium Theme)1:09Instrumental,Endless Battle3:08Instrumental,Sorrow2:23Instrumental,Goofball Coach1:36Instrumental,Fond Memories of a Sprinter2:11Instrumental,Seira1:39Instrumental,Kisaragi Girls’ high School Baseball Club 2:44Instrumental,Friends Forever2:16Instrumental,Hiroki’s theme: Izumi’s Theme2:52Instrumental,Diamond on Fire (Showdown 1)1:53Instrumental,Journey to Victory1:39Instrumental,Ending Theme: Passionate Days (TV Size)1:35Vocal (Japanese)

Review Equipment
Total CD Length: 46:07


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