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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Zatoichi Musical Journey 2 (1965-1967)

Here's the second disc in King Records' three volume Zatoichi soundtrack series. This release includes compositions by Akira Ifukube, Seitaro Ohmori, Ichiro Saito, Sei Ikeno and Kohmei Sone. As a nice bonus, this CD release concludes with two vocal tracks by none other than series star Shintaro Katsu! Taken from the a- and b-side of a single release, Shintaro performs with the Daiei Orchestra.

The cover scan above was taken from Larry Tuczynski's comprehensive Godzilla Monster Music site.

Zatoichi Musical Journey 2 (1965-1967)
1. Akira Ifukube - DB1 A (Daiei Logo Mark - Main Title) (2:14)
2. Akira Ifukube - M-X (Ichi and Otsuru) (1:13)
3. Akira Ifukube - DB28 (Zatoichi's Revenge) (2:17)
4. Akira Ifukube - DB29 (The Sun and Ichi - Ending) (1:39)
5. Seitaro Ohmori - DB1 (Daiei Logo Mark) (0:13)
6. Seitaro Ohmori - DB4 (Main Title) (1:00)
7. Seitaro Ohmori - DB11 (Zatoichi and the Sea) (1:47)
8. Seitaro Ohmori - DB26 (Fight at the Shore) (1:15)
9. Seitaro Ohmori - DB26i (Zatoichi and the Doomed Man) (1:25)
10. Seitaro Ohmori - DB27 (Sound of Waves - Ending) (1:21)
11. Akira Ifukube - DB TOP A (Daiei Logo Mark - Traditional Festival Musical - Main Title) (1:56)
12. Akira Ifukube - DB7 (Wounded Miki - At the Inn) (0:39)
13. Akira Ifukube - DB13 (Zatoichi Heads to Odawara) (0:40)
14. Akira Ifukube - DB14 (In the Dark) (1:51)
15. Akira Ifukube - DB16 (Ichi and Miki) (1:14)
16. Akira Ifukube - DB23 (Rokuhei Murdered) (0:39)
17. Akira Ifukube - DB25 (Ichi's Doubt) (0:19)
18. Akira Ifukube - DB28 (Confession of Tomonoshin) (1:11)
19. Akira Ifukube - DB30 (Ichi and Otane) (2:27)
20. Akira Ifukube - DB34 (In the Hakone Mountains - An Instant Conclusion) (1:20)
21. Akira Ifukube - DB36 (Denouement - Ending) (1:09)
22. Akira Ifukube - DB1 (Daiei Logo Mark - Man on the Run) (1:02)
23. Akira Ifukube - DB2 B (Main Title) (1:18)
24. Akira Ifukube - DB3 (Ichi and the Priest with Biwa Harp I) (1:05)
25. Akira Ifukube - DB8 (Ichi and Ocho) (2:33)
26. Akira Ifukube - DB10 (Ichi and the Priest with Biwa Harp II) (1:01)
27. Akira Ifukube - DB12 (Patience) (1:09)
28. Akira Ifukube - DB21 (An Offering to Genpachiro) (0:58)
29. Akira Ifukube - DB23 A (Ending) (2:08)
30. Ichiro Saito - DB1 (Daiei Logo Mark - Main Title) (1:06)
31. Ichiro Saito - DB5 A (The Horse and Ichi - To Serigasawa) (4:14)
32. Ichiro Saito - DB6 A (Ichi and Okichi) (1:11)
33. Ichiro Saito - DB11 (The Bandits) (0:28)
34. Ichiro Saito - DB21 (The Villagers and Okichi - Ichi's Resolve) (1:07)
35. Ichiro Saito - DB24 (Time to Duel) (2:03)
36. Ichiro Saito - DB33 (Okichi on a Horse - Ending) (1:22)
37. Ichiro Saito - DB1 (Daiei Logo Mark) (0:16)
38. Ichiro Saito - DB2 (Main Title) (1:09)
39. Ichiro Saito - DB8 A (Ichi and Senzo) (2:12)
40. Ichiro Saito - DB30 (The Last of Senzo) (1:43)
41. Ichiro Saito - DB38-1st Half (Zatouichi's Raid) (1:47)
42. Ichiro Saito - DB39 (Ending - Ichi's Depart) (1:45)
43. Sei Ikeno - Suite (Main Title - Farming Song - Chogoro - Theme Song "Zatoichi") (3:58)
44. Akira Ifukube - Suite (Daiei Logo Mark - Main Title - Theme Song "Zatoichi" - Ending) (2:48)
45. Kohmei Sone / Shintaro Katsu - Zatoichi (Single Version) (3:48)
46. Kohmei Sone / Shintaro Katsu - Zatoichi Journeys Alone (3:27)

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20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I can't wait for Zatoichi Musical Journey Vol. III! You are awesome for uploading these. Can't wait can't wait for Vol. III :)

Anonymous said...

volume 3 is exist or this is final volume? thank you!

Kevin Sartori said...

I have Zatoichi Musical Journey 3 and plan to post it in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

Astonishing! Ifukube is one of my favorites... I've never seen a Zatoichi film but the first collection was very good - so I'll be grabbing this!
Thanks!

Anonymous said...

according to a godzlla website Zatoichi Musical Journey vol. I should have 40 tracks. Vol. II that you uploaded is complete. so, is there really a missing track from Vol. I that you didn't upload? or simply don't have it? I'm greatful that you uploaded these babies, just wondering about track 40. :)

Kevin Sartori said...

Wow, you're right! I can't believe I missed that! Unfortunately, the track isn't even listed in the .nfo for Volume One. It looks like Binary Geisha (the original poster/ripper) completely missed it somehow. I've never seen anyone else post it, so I have no way to get that missing track. I just looked on eMule and searched bittorrent sites and IRC and had no luck.

FWIW, on the GodzillaMonsterMusic.com site (which is where I stole the cover scans), it lists track 40 as:

"The Song Of Zatouichi" ("Zatouichi" 2-Chorus Version)
Performed by Shintarou Katsu and the Daiei Orchestra

Which sounds like it may just be a longer version of the a-side single that appears on the end of Zatoichi Musical Journey 2. I'm bummed about this myself, though. I'd feel alot better if it was the shorter version missing and not the longer. At least Volume 2 and 3 are complete.

If anyone has this track, please email it to me and I'll post it here!

Coffee Messiah said...

These 2 OSTs are great, Thanks for sharing them!!!

Coffee Messiah said...

These 2 ST are great, Thanks!!!

MoogPower said...

Shintaro? Mighty fine...& even my old yr old son will just LOVE this.

Psychotic leisure indeed - what a find.

Ciao.

MoogPower said...

...that was supposed to read 8yr old son *lol*

Kareem said...

Kevin,

You don't know how much this means to me. I've been searching 3 years for these CD's with no luck. Thank you. You've done a really cool thing for a lot of people here. I am indebted to you for this. If ever you need a favor, e-mail me!

Looking forward to Volume 3.

cockycochrane2 said...

Man, these Zatoichi CDs are fantastic, and rare as rocking horse you-know-what.

Please PLEASE re-rip and upload these in higher quality - the material deserves it! So far, you are the ONLY person providing this wonderful music that I can find, so I beg you my friend, PLEASE re-rip these at 320kbps CBR joint stereo (or at the very least 256kbps CBR joint stereo) and you will be a legend! :) I so want to enjoy these CDs, but the harsh sound quality here is too off-putting, although I do appreciate your time and effort. Thanks again :)

cockycochrane2 said...

I should mention, further to my last comment, that ripping in 'joint stereo' is fantastic for mono tracks, and gets as good sound for your bits as ripping to mono MP3.

Again, I implore you - please give these CDs a decent quality rip. We're counting on YOU as the sole provider of this music at this time! I'm not asking for LAME uncompressed (although that would be wonderful!) but good MP3 (320 or 256 joint stereo CBR) would be very nice indeed instead of the low bitrate VBR used here. Many thanks in advance.

Kevin Sartori said...

Thanks for the comments, cockycochrane2. It's pretty well accepted at this point that LAME's implementation of joint stereo is incredibly efficient and is indistinguishable from full stereo mode. The misconception that it's a lesser sound quality mode came from joint stereo's initial implementations with other encoders that were clearly inferior. These shortcomings were overcome by the LAME crew years ago. During encoding, if a sample had too many difference between channels to efficiently use joint stereo, LAME automatically encodes that sample at full stereo.

Also, encoding at a constant bitrate of 256 or 320 is wasteful and inefficient. LAME's variable bitrate encoding routines are highly optimized. In blind listening tests, the vast majority cannot hear the difference between --preset standard VBR encoding and the original source. If your ears are golden enough to be able to, then it's likely that you would be able to discern MP3 even at a constant 320kbps, MP3's max bitrate. If you're going to bother with a high bitrate like 320kbps, you might as well go a bit higher and just do lossless. LAME's variable bitrate encoding looks at each sample, determines it's complexity and assigns the appropriate bitrate. Some simpler samples require as little as 128kbps, while others are complex enough to warrant 320kbps.

Besides, I don't own these Zatoichi discs and couldn't re-rip them even if I wanted too...

Anonymous said...

that is awesome man thanks. I have been studying Japanese for about 7 years and own all the zatoichi movies at home in america but i am currently in japan and dont have them with me but printed the lyrics (nihongo de) so that i could study the kanji... i want it to be the first song i sing on karaoke in japanese but i need to hear it a few times first while reading the kanji to practice... THANKS MAN!

Anonymous said...

u rock!

Kevin Sartori said...

Share has been uploaded to MediaFire and is available now!

Anonymous said...

Sensei....Arrigato.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Kevin, thank you so much for posting these authentic and rare musical gems, impossible to find for free download today, if it weren't for your blog. It is a miracle that ten years later, the download links still remain active. Your generosity is like an oasis in the desert. Thank you again, my friend.