November 28th, 2009


[Anime OST] Gathering: Welcome to Animation World

Music from Nausicaa, Kiki's Delivery Serivce, Laputa and My Neighbor Totoro in English

TKCA-30301 (1991)
Produced by AKIRA JIMBO
Lead Vocals : Yvonne Williams & Roy Galloway

Nausicaa (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) [4:44]
Gazing On (Kiki's Delivery Service) [4:53]
Lost Paradise (Laputa) [4:33]
Totoro (My Neighbor Totoro) [4:31]
Fruitful Land (Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind) [5:05]
Laputa (Laputa) [4:51]
Little Lost (My Neighbor Totoro) [4:11]
Seasons (Kiki's Delivery Service) [4:46]

I've had this CD for such a long time forgot I had it. I was really surprised by this CD. I first heard it though a trade and liked it so much I special ordered it. It is an English version of the popular Miyazaki Songs from Nausicaa, Laputa, Kiki and Totoro. This is not for you anime purist though, so if you don't like even the slightest change in the original, I sugest you pass this by. The songs are not literal translations, but are adaptations rewritten in English. The music is also adapted to have a more R&B, soul, gospel and jazz quality to them. I admit it does throw you off at first, but after listening to it a few time and keeping an open mind about it, I really began to like it. I suggest you at least download one and give it a try, I think after listening to it a few times, you'll begin to like it as much as I did.

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