Studio Ghibli's 'Princess Mononoke' Soundtracks Are Coming to Vinyl
Joe Hisaishi's complete score will make its debut on wax this summer
Per The Vinyl Factory, Hisaishi's Princess Mononoke compositions will arrive on wax on July 24, with pre-orders already going live on retail sites such as Norman Records.
The film's "soundtrack" album, recorded with the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra, features the film's full 62-minute score — marking its vinyl debut. It also features the film's main theme sung by Yoshikazu Mera.
A "symphonic version" will see the Princess Mononoke score performed as a suite with the Czech Philharmonic, recorded a year after the film's release.
A final "image album" will feature a version of the soundtrack that was recorded before the album edit, using Miyazaki's image notes.
All three releases feature remastered audio, liner notes and new artwork. You can find all three covers below. As Norman point out, Hisaishi's "gorgeously cinematic score...marries classical, new age and ceremonious Japanese folk."
Earlier this year, Hisaishi released compilation Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisaishi. You can revisit his "Princess Mononoke Suite" from the collection below.
PRE-ORDER: Joe Hisaishi - 'Princess Mononoke' (Imports) Good news Studio Ghibli fans, as the incredible score to the classic animation film is coming to three separate vinyl versions! 'Princess Mononoke' is often considered one of the greatest achievements in animated film and movies in general, in part thanks to Joe Hisaishi's gorgeously cinematic score which marries classical, new age and ceremonious Japanese folk. The symphonic version sees the score performed as a suite with the Czech Philharmonic, the soundtrack album includes the full 62-minute score, whilst the image vinyl was recorded before the soundtrack edit using Miyazaki's image notes. All are remastered. #joehisaishi #princessmononoke #studioghibli #anime #hayaomiyazaki #animation #animesoundtrack #filmsoundtrack #filmscore #ost #soundtrack #moviescore #animescore #classical #modernclassical #postclassical #orchestral #japanesemusic #kagura #newage #classicalmusic #studioghiblinews #vinylnews #musicnews #vinyl #recordstore #ukrecordstore #onlinerecordstore #NormanRecords