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Vol. 1-Soundtrack Soundtrack, Import

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  • Audio CD (26 Jun. 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: A.D. Vision
  • ASIN: B00005JH54
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 821,126 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Yoko Kanno's talent has been perfectly captured yet again in the Macross Plus soundtrack, for those of you who hav'nt see Macross Plus, go out and buy it but be warned, the movie version is in Japanese! Still a good buy though. This album captures the feel of the anime perfectly from single piano pieces, performed by Kanno herself, to stirring orchestral pieces performed by members of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. Mia Yamane lends her excellent vocal talents to track 3, which fans will recognise as the theme for the closing titles.
An excellent film with a excellent soundtrack which will impress both anime fans and non anime fans alike.
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Macross plus is the most stunig anime I've seen to date - it's focused around a virtual idol, a singer called Sharon Apple. The music often goes quiet in the film suddenley at crucial moments, or kicks in at a high tension scene. beautiful scores, vocals (Look out for the 'voices' song). But, beware of soundtrack part 2!
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By A Customer on 9 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
Only 2 good tracks on it as its mainly the orchesteral work from the film. If you liked that side of the soundtrack you may like it more than I did.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST ANIME MUSIC I HAVE EVER HEARD... 1 May 2002
By Knyte - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
The universe of Macross is simply incredible. From the characters, to the animation, to the storytelling, and the music, it is one of the most compelling works of fiction to ever grace popular culture.
I first heard the Macross Plus Soundtrack (Volume II) last spring, and fell in love with the musical diversity it presented. Then this past spring, I attempted to order this CD, but instead received another Macross Plus CD entitled "For Fans Only". At first I was upset because this wasn't what I'd ordered, and it didn't include the original version of "Voices", but what it did include is excellent; I'll get to that later, but first allow me to highlight this CD:
The National Anthem of Macross (Track 1) is stunning; it sounds like a real anthem, something that makes you swell with pride whenever you hear it. Fly Up In The Air/Tension (Track 2) combines two tracks, the first one really cheerful, with a Spielberg/John Williams flair, followed by a somewhat menacing (think attacking orcs from "Lord Of The Rings") portion that ends really great. In The Dark/Torch Song (Track 3) is the rockish song we hear after Isamu Dyson is injured by Guld during a training exercise. The lines, "I've Been Waiting For You" are repeated throughout this glitzy (and very cool) rock song. The following portion is the Torch song which has a foggy, Celtic/mystical LOTR feel to it. The Torch song is really beautiful.
Track #4 (The Myung Theme) is simply FANTASTIC, and is probably one of my favorite anime-related songs ever. It starts mellow, and builds to a majestic climax replete with french horns, violins, and a punctuating xylophone following the melody of "Voices". Track #5 (Bees and Honey) is another perfectly orchestrated John William-ish track with a light-hearted, flying a la Peter Pan feel to it. Track #6 (In Captivity) is a mellow string track which is quaint, and pensive. Track #7 (More Than 3cm) is the piano version of the ultra-mellow and soothing saxophone melody found on the Vol.2 CD of the Macross Plus Soundtrack. This version is more lush and beautiful than the Vol. 2 version, which is simply very wistful.
Track #8 ("Voices") is a vocal version of one of the most beautiful melodies I have ever heared -- shimmering background music, delicate background vocals and all. Track #9 (Break Out/Cantible) is the most exciting composition here, it details a battle sequence including one segment that is practically bursting at the seams with suspense. I love it. The second part of this track has a memorial sound to it -- sad, and dignified. Track #9 is definitely one of the best works on this album, and in my humble opinion some of the best action scoring I have ever heard composed for an animated film - period.
Very Little Wishes (Track 10) has a healing sound to it, it actually reminds me of Lynn Minmay from the original Macross. Santi-U (Track 11) is creepy. Really creepy - but it works very well to illustrate the dangerous entity that Sharon Apple (from the film) represented.
I apologize for the length of this review, but I would now like to elaborate quickly on the highlights of the "For Fans Only" CD that you should definitely try to get your hands on if you can:
Track #9 from the "Fans Only" version of the Macross Plus Soundtrack is called Wanna Be An Angel, and this song does indeed sound angelic. This song paints visions in my head of warm sunlight shining through the elaborately ornate stained glass windows of a cavernous cathedral in medieval Europe. It features a wonderful blend of female voices that sound like an incredible choir. The background music is perfect J-pop. Put simply, Wanna Be An Angel is my favorite song from the Macross Plus universe -- even more so than Voices, and that should say a lot.
Track #8 from the "Fans Only" version of the Macross Plus Soundtrack is the cello version of Voices, which I now believe to be the best version of the song; it is incredibly moving and must be heard. The last two songs I'll mention here are Track #4 (Tepee) which is this hilarious joke of a march (you've got to hear it to believe it!, and Track #3 (Idol Talk) which starts right from the beginning, no waiting around like you have to do when listening to it on the Macross Plus Soundtrack Vol 2...
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best ST's ever 7 April 2007
By dj_bigbird - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
When people talk about killer soundtracks, the first composer that comes to mind is John Williams (Jaws, Star Wars). Unfortunately, they miss Yoko Kanno, composer for Cowboy Bebop (Tank!) and this. The music from this puts Yoko in the John Williams league. If you listen to MYUNG Theme or Voices and don't recognize her amazing abilities as a songwriter (strike that, COMPOSER), you're missing out.

Even if you've never seen Macross Plus or even heard of Anime or even Japan, this soundtrack is one for your library on the simple power and amazing composition that went into a TV SHOW.
5.0 out of 5 stars great stuff 5 Sept. 2013
By Laurel Long - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
great stuff, love it very much. My favorite is the eight "Voices". And this version of "Voices" is the best.
5.0 out of 5 stars A soundtrack that is worth it. 7 Feb. 2016
By Daniel Hilliker - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I loved the movie and this disc is great for car rides.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yoko Kanno's Autograph on the disc 17 Sept. 2013
By Simon Kim - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Look, I'm not gonna lie. I bought this OST knowing exactly what I wanted it for: Yoko Kanno's autograph directly on the disc.

It came in a week before Otakon, I took it to Otakon, I got Ms. Kanno to write the first line of "Voices" on the disc itself, and I am supremely satisfied with myself, now.

Also, Ms. Kanno is a delightful person to see in person.
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