Studio Ghibli to release 7-inch box set featuring Joe Hisaishi anime soundtracks

Studio Ghibli to release 7-inch box set featuring Joe Hisaishi anime soundtracks

Do you prefer small important gestures to long tedious sermons? Good. Since 1984, Joe Hisaishi has helped bring Hayao Miyazaki’s legendary animation stories to life with his (sometimes) minimalist, (sometimes) electronic scene creations. And since 1986, nearly every one of Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films has been soundtracked by Hisaishi. On July 12, Studio Ghibli Records will release a 5x7-inch box set containing Hisiashi’s unmistakable sounds from three of Miyazaki’s most memorable films.

Hisiashi is one of the most celebrated and productive composers around, with wildly diverse solo albums and film scores numbering in the hundreds. But there is something about his Ghibli scores that resonate so purely with music and anime fans alike. The Studio Ghibli 7-inch Boxset collects four remastered, reissued, replica 7-inch singles with selections from the first three Hisaishi/Miyazaki collaborations: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984, not produced by Studio Ghibli), Castle In The Sky (a.k.a. Laputa: Castle In The Sky) (1986), and My Neighbor Totoro (1988).

A fifth single contains unreleased instrumental versions of “Carrying You” and “My Neighbor Totoro” and comes with new sleeve artwork and random colored vinyl (red, blue, or yellow). Pre-orders are right here.

Studio Ghibli 7-inch Boxset tracklisting:

Disc 1:
01. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind
02. Wind Fairy

Disc 2:
03. If I Can Fly
04. I Don’t Need Virgin Road

Disc 3:
05. My Neighbor Totoro
06. Carrying You

Disc 4:
07. My Neighbor Totoro
08. Hey Let’s Go

Special Disc 5:
09. Carrying You (unreleased Crystal Clear Sound instrumental)
10. My Neighbor Totoro (unreleased Crystal Clear Sound instrumental)

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