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LEGENDARY COMPOSER OF STUDIO GHIBLI FILMS & MORE JOE HISAISHI TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM AUGUST 20

 

SONGS OF HOPE: THE ESSENTIAL JOE HISAISHI VOL. 2

 

FEATURING HIS GREATEST HITS FROM AWARD-WINNING FILMS &

 

SOLO PIANO WORKS INCLUDING 2 BRAND-NEW RECORDINGS

 

 

PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM & LISTEN TO “HANA-BI” HERE

 

09 JULY 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – “The most acclaimed Japanese composer to have ever worked in film” (Pitchfork), Joe Hisaishi announces today his upcoming album Songs of Hope: The Essential Joe Hisaishi Vol. 2 (August 20, Decca Gold/ UMG Japan/ Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company) with the release of its first single “HANA-BI.” Pre-order the album and listen to the new recording HERE.

 

Following the massive success of Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisaishi (Vol. 1), this new album features even more of Hisaishi’s greatest hits from iconic films including Spirited Away and Porco Rosso, orchestral works and solo piano recordings, plus two brand-new recordings: “Kids Return” and “HANA-BI.” 

 

Joe Hisaishi has won countless awards for his achievements in composition and film scoring. He is eight-time winner of the Japanese Academy Award for Best Music; he was awarded the Japan Medal of Honour in 2009; and he has composed soundtracks for two Academy Award-winning films, Departures (2008) and Spirited Away (2002).

 

Hisaishi’s body of work, comprised of nearly 100 film scores and solo albums, draws inspiration from the canon of American minimal music compositions, experimental electronic music, and European and Japanese classical music. He has scored all but one of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films, including three of the top five highest-grossing anime films worldwide.

 

TRACKLIST:

          DISC 1

  1. ANGEL DOLL
  2. la pioggia
  3. il porco rosso
  4. Lost Sheep on the bed
  5. FOR YOU
  6. White Night
  7. DA-MA-SHI-E
  8. Departures -memory-
  9. TWO OF US
  10. Rain Garden
  11. Friends
  12. Summer
  13. Les Aventuriers
  14. Kids Return

     


    DISC 2
  15. Links
  16. VIEW OF SILENCE
  17. Nocturne
  18. Silence
  19. MKWAJU 1981-2009
  20. Ashitaka and San
  21. The Rain
  22. DEAD for Strings, Perc., Harpe and Piano: 1. D.e.a.d
  23. Tango X.T.C.
  24. The Little House
  25. HANA-BI
  26. Silencio de Parc Güell
  27. WAVE
  28. World Dreams

 

Photo Credit: Omar Cruz

 

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