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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: ADV Music
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Slayers

Slayers: The Motion Picture Soundtrack

By Tiffani Nadeau     July 31, 2005
Release Date: July 01, 2003


Slayers: The Motion Picture Soundtrack
© ADV Music


What They Say
Composed by Takayuki Hattori; lyric compositions sung by Megumi Hayashibara and Maria Kawamura


The Review!
5 out of 5

The CD package comes with a 14-page insert. The first page is a complete song title list with full composition/vocal credits. Each song has after it a number (i.e. M15) these numbers correspond to descriptions of how the song came about found in ?The Wonderful World of Takayuki Hattori?s Music? section. The next five pages is a write up by Masaru Hayakawa about the music Tayakui Hattori used in this movie as well as where the inspirations for the songs came from (The Wonderful World of Takayuki Hattori?s Music). These five pages also contain small little character pictures; some are too amusing for words! The next three pages are the English lyrics to the three vocal songs. The next four pages are made up of character sketches, and a small comic strip. With the last page being the credits for the music CD as well as the movie.

Well, it has often been said that the first song heard on a CD can set the tone for the whole thing. I believe this one has done just that. And what is that tone, in a word wonderful. The musical interludes produced from this little piece of plastic just take the listener in and keep you there. The music is mostly instrumental in nature, and though it really can?t be pinned down to a specific genre such classical or such, it can, and should be described as epic. The music has the same qualities as and epic movie, it takes you in with it?s sweeping peaceful style, and then let?s you have it with the emotional rollercoaster that follows. The more tense moments felt in the songs had me looking around my room to make sure that nothing was coming out of the dark to get me. Yet the slower more soulful sounds brought little snippets of tears to my eyes. Though the vocal songs are few and far between (only three total on this CD) they do have that upbeat quality that Slayers is famous for. And if you ever need a quick pick me up, might I suggest track number six ?Hot Spring Sisters? or number seven ?Laughing in the Dark? they are very amusing, and just the quality of music alone brings a smile.

I?d have to say, definitely worth the listen, even if you don?t like the Slayers movies or series, the soundtrack is well worth it.

Fangboy says?All around good to the last listen

Features
Musical Suite ?Slayers SP? 6:25 Instrumental,Shinning Girl4:14 Vocal (Japanese),The Brilliant, Beautiful Sorceress Appears 1:57 Instrumental,Meriloon1:04 Instrumental,Zeras Gohto Vs. Cume-Cume Spin!! 1:17 Instrumental,Hot Springs Sisters 1:29 Instrumental,Laughing In the Dark 1:09 Instrumental,The Promised Land3:09 Instrumental,Nagha the Serpent1:34 Instrumental,A truly Talented Rival Doesn?t Need to Show Off4:34 Vocal (Japanese),Illusion Master1:37 Instrumental,ruins of Elngaush1:57 Instrumental,Evil-doer2:19 Instrumental,Explode! Dragon Slave!2:57 Instrumental,Feelings Across Time and Space2:59 Instrumental,Joyrock2:09 Instrumental,May All the Fools Who Stand Before Us Be Destroyed By the Power You and I Possess2:29 Instrumental,Ending2:52 Instrumental,Midnight Blue5:32 Vocal (Japanese)


Review Equipment
Total CD Length: 51:43

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