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Info:

  • Age Rating: All
  • Region: All Region DVD
  • Released By: Bandai Entertainment
  • MSRP: 14.98
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Wolf's Rain

Wolf’s Rain Original Soundtrack

By Lauren Goodnight     August 02, 2005
Release Date: May 11, 2004


Wolf’s Rain Original Soundtrack
© Bandai Entertainment


What They Say
Contains 21 tracks from the series.

The Review!
This disc was supposed to be one of the first I would ever review for Animeondvd.com. I have been avoiding it for over a year now, and now the time has come to face up to it and tackle the fan favorite monster. Yoko Kanno does a masterful job of expressing many different sceneries and scenarios in the many anime disc she's done, and this is of course no exception. The Brazilian influence is strong here, and every instrumental track is unique and yet brilliantly placed in the mix. It is the vocal tracks that put me off, or rather, the most prominent vocal track, 'Stray'. I cannot express my full distaste for this track. Upon hearing it over a year ago, this disc went straight to the bottom of my pile. The problem being, the other tracks ended up being brilliant Kanno fare. 'Strangers', 'Dogs & Angels', 'My Little Flower' (always glad to see the Warsaw Philharmonic keepin' it real in anime), 'Hot Dog Wolf', and 'Gravity' were so much fun! It seems that the real mess here were the two tracks that have Steve Conte's vocals and guitar work. I hope that mistake isn't ever repeated!!
Where I took it: I christened my new computer with this disc.
Where it took me: Soft, snow-covered hills showed me their loneliness and the dead among them.
Standout Track: I cannot pick one track to stand alone as the best. There were so many. Gravity may be the best Maaya Sakamoto track I've ever heard.
Skip-it Track: Both Steve Conte songs, 'Stray' and 'Could You Bite the Hand?', were dismal.

Rating: 4 out of 5

Features
stray,Requiem,CORACAO SELVAGEM,renga,pilgrim snow,leaving on Red hill,Shiro,dogs and angels,strangers,sleeping wolves,tip toe waltz,my little flower,could you bite the hand?,valse de la lune,hot dog wolf,silver river,sold your soul,visions of a flame,run, wolf warrior, run,gravity,paradise

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