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Some of Studio Ghibli’s best soundtracks are getting vinyl reissue

My Neighbor Totoro’, ‘Castle in the Sky’, and ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind’ are all getting new editions

Studio Ghibli have announced that My Neighbor TotoroCastle in the Sky and Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind will be reissued on vinyl.

The work of Japanese composer Joe Hisaishi will be released on vinyl via Tokuma, who will also be releasing a “sound book” version of the Totoro score.

According to a press release, this sound book will feature “songs from the score re-recorded on violin, guitar and flute” as well as symphonic versions of the scores for Nausicaä and Castle in the Sky. The releases will be available on Japan’s Record Day – November 3.

Hisaishi was first hired by Ghibli founder Hayao Miyazaki in the early 80s where he was tasked with composing an “image album” for Nausicaä of the Valley of Wind. Once Miyazaki heard his work, Hisaishi replaced the original composer on the movie.

He went on to work on every Hayao Miyazaki animation since their first meeting, bar Whisper of the Heart, which Miyazaki didn’t direct.



My Neighbour Totoro soundtrack

Side A

1. Sanpo – Opening Theme Song (Inoue Azumi)
2. May village
3. Okake!
4. Suddenly with May
5. Twilight Wind
6. not scared
7. Let’s go ahead
8. Mom
9. Small Obake
10. Totoro
11. Taka Mori’s big tree
12. Welcome

Side B

13. Wind Street
14. Soaked okeba
15. Flight of the moonlit
16. There is no May
17. Cat bus
18. good for you
19. My Neighbor Totoro – Ending Theme Song (Inoue Azumi)
20. Sanpo (with chorus / Azumi Inoue / Suginami Children’s Choir)

My Neighbour Totoro sound book

Side A

1. Wind Street
2. Mom
3. May village
4. Walk
5. My Neighbor Totoro

Side B

6. Welcome
7. To be in a hurry
8. Cat bus
9. Small photo
10. Wind Street

My Neighbour Totoro Song Collection

Side A

1. My Neighbor Totoro (Inoue Azumi)
2. Road of the Wind (Suginami Children’s Choir)
3. Sanpo (Inoue Azumi · Suginami Children’s Choir)
4. My name (Inoue Azumi)
5. Susumi (Suginami Children’s Choir)
6. Cat bus (Kitahara Taku)

Side B

7. Wonderful little shitata (Momori Kumiko)
8. Mom (Inoue Azumi)
9. A small photo (Joe Hisaishi)
10. Dondo Festival (Azumi Inoue)
11. Road of the Wind (Instrumental)

Castle in the Sky Laputa Symphony Hen Taiki

Side A

1. Prologue – Encounter
2. Gran’ma Dola
3. Aerial walk
4. Gondoa (embraced by my mother)

Side B

5. Great Legend
6. Great act
7. Mining town
8. Time (when) castle

Castle in the Sky Laputa Soundtrack Flying Stone’s Mystery

Side A

1. Girl who fell from the sky
2. Morning of Slag Valley
3. Funny fight (~ pursuit)
4. Memories of Gondoor
5. Passo of disappointment
6. Robot army (resurrection ~ rescue)
7. Picking up the choir (Chorus / Suginami Children’s Choir)

Side B

8. Theta’s determination
9. At the Tiger Moss issue
10. A sign of ruin
11. Moonlight sea of clouds
12. Castle in the Sky
13. Collapse of Laputa (Chorus / Suginami Children’s Choir)
14. Pointing you (singing / Annie Inoue)

Castle in the Sky Laputa Image Album Girls Descending from the Sky

Side A

1. Castle in the Sky
2. Pigeons and boys
3. Miner
4. Flying stone
5. Dora
6. Theta and Paso

Side B

7. Big tree
8. Flapter
9. Dragon’s hole
10. Fortress of Tidis
11. Theta and Paso
12. Lost paradise

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Legends of the Wind

Side A

1. Wind legend
2. combat
3. To a far place …
4. Corroded sea

Side B

5. Meve
6. Majin soldier – Torumecian army – His Highness
7. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
8. Distant days
9. The way to the valley

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Natural Soundtrack to the far place…

Side A

1. “Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind” ~ Opening ~
2. Runaway of the royal bullock
3. Valley of the Wind
4. Insect love shining princess
5. Kushana’s invasion
6. combat

Side B

7. Interaction with the royal bullock
8. In a corrupt sea
9. Annihilation of Petite
10. Battle of Maube and Corvette
11. Reviving gigantic soldier
12. Nausicaä · Requiem
13. “Bird Man” ~ Ending ~

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Image Album of the Bird

Side A

1. Wind legend
2. To the far place … (~ Nausicaa’s theme ~)
3. Meve
4. Majin soldier – Torumecian army – His Highness
5. Corroded sea

Side B

6. Royal mortal
7. Return of the Demon Army
8. combat
9. The way to the valley
10. Distant days (~ Nausicaä’s theme ~)
11. Bird people (~ Nausicaä’s theme ~)

Meanwhile, My Neighbor Totoro is returning to cinemas on September 30 in celebration of its 30th anniversary.




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