Tuesday, October 2, 2001

Sailormoon Sailorstars Best Song Collection

Credits: 1996 Takeuchi Naoko, Koudansha, TV Asahi, Toei Douga

Everything Sailormoon
Manga and Artbooks
Toys and Figures
Original Soundtrack
Track Listing:
  1. Sailor Stars Song
  2. Nagareboshi He
  3. Todokanu Omoi
  4. Kaze mo Sora mo Kitto
  5. Moonlight Densetsu
  6. "Rashiku" Ikimasho
  7. Watashitachi ni Naritakute
  8. Sanji no Yosei
  9. Morning Moon de Aimashou
  10. Sunshine Moonlight
  11. Tuxedo Mirage
  12. Moonlight Destiny
  13. Otome no Policy
  14. Moon Revenge
  15. Heart Moving
  16. Princess Moon

In the memory of my departed CDs... >>> by skysenshi
After losing all my BSSM CD Collection to some idiotic thugs who pillaged my apartment (and I bet they wouldn't know the true monetary value of all the CDs they took), it was quite a while before I could find a compilation the has most of my favorite BSSM songs in just one package. I just borrowed this CD, but methinks it's worth the money.

To start off, the very first song in itself, The SailorStars Theme, already makes for a great single. It rocks as only an upbeat dance song can be, but the a capella part has a dramatic effect that can definitely sear one right to one's toes! Other noteable upbeat tunes are Rashiku Ikimasho and Otome No Policy (Sailormoon R ED theme) , which have been long favorites of mine.

Kaze Mo Sora Mo Kitto has been my national anthem when I was a senior at college and is very memorable because this was the song I sang for the auditions at my university chorale. Unfortunately this album's rendition is not the mellow tune that played at the end of the SailorStars' first few episodes. This one is the light rock/ballad version and depends heavily on the electric guitar. It does have its appeal, but after hearing the original track, this one just doesn't compare. I took another trip down memory lane with Princess Moon. Just listening to this song and then the other ending songs that followed it, you'll see how SailorMoon music slowly progressed to maturity. In Princess Moon you'll find a child-like romantic ditty that surprisingly gets its softness from strings and percussions unlike in Kaze Mo Sora Mo Kitto where the romance is drawn mostly from the tear-jerking lyrics.

The other tracks have been re-arranged and sung by the Pretty Cast, like Watashitachi ni Naritakute, Sunshine Moonlight, Moonlight Destiny, Morning Moon and Moon Revenge. There's something about the Moon Revenge here that doesn't quite sound right to my ears even though it has been greatly refined in this album. The vocals are quite good, though I think somebody oughto stop abusing the nasal resonance while hitting the higher notes in some of the tracks, particularly Moonlight Destiny.

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