I have always loved this film. It has everthing - pirates, a mystical land, friendship, comedy, drama & action! I mean, WOW! However, no matter where I searched, I could never find the music to buy. It became very frustrating!! Now, with the release of Stidio Ghibli's new film - Arrietty, they have decided to re-release the soundtracks to some of their older films. Yay for me! I love the part, when you hear the children's choir. It is so haunting. It's around, in the film, when Laputa is falling apart. It's sad but it is also the start of a new beginning. Joe Hisashi is perfect as the composer - he captures the essence of the film with his score. Not battling the movie or moulding to his idea but, rather, accompanying it instead. Painting pictures and emotions. If you this film, buy the music while you can.!