ZATOICHI - THE BEST CUTS (1968-1973): LIMITED EDITION

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Presenting original soundtrack music from Toho’s legendary “blind swordsman” series of ZATOICHI feature films. Famed GODZILLA composer Akira Ifukube, along with Shigeru Ikeno, Isao Tomita and Kunihiko Murai, provide the influential music on ZATOCHI – THE BEST CUTS (1967-1973): LIMITED EDITION, a compilation of dynamic original recordings from the ZATOCIHI films released between 1967-1973. This compilation was assembled from remastered elements from the Toho Studios’ vaults. In-depth liner notes by Randall Larson take you behind the scenes of The Blind Swordsman and his musical legacy. A Limited Edition of 1500 Units.

TRACK LISTING:

Zatoichi the Outlaw (1967) - Sei Ikeno

  1. Main Title (1:08)
  2. Farming Song (1:07)
  3. Asagorou (:56)
  4. Theme Song to "Zatoichi" (:57)

    Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970) - Akira Ifukube
  5. Daiei Mark/Main Title (3:16)

    Zatoichi Goes to the Fire Festival (1970) - Isao Tomita

  6. Main Title (:13)
  7. Title Back (1:11)
  8. The Dark Shogun (1:11)
  9. Great Sword Battle On The Oil Ship (2:13)
  10. Zatoichi Falls Into A Trap (1:17)
  11. Zatoichi And The Dark Shogun (1:50)
  12. Conclusion - Ichi And The Nameless Ronin (1:09)
  13. Ichi And Okiyo (1:40)
  14. Ending (:46)

    Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971) - Isao Tomita

  15. Dainichi Mark (:22)
  16. Main Title (1:13)
  17. The Tragic Chinaman/Genocide (2:12)
  18. The Invincible Chinese Sword (1:24)
  19. Ichi And Oyone (1:10)
  20. Wong Gong and Kakuzen (1:46)
  21. Break! Chinese Sword/Ending (4:57)

    Zatoichi at Large (1972) - Kunihiko Murai

  22. Main Theme (1:20)

    Zatoichi in Desperation (1972) - Kunihiko Murai

  23. Ending (1:37)

    Zatoichi's Conspiracy (1973) - Akira Ifukube

  24. Zatoichi Takes Edo Highway (:51)
  25. Main Title (1:46)
  26. Ichi And Omiyo – Encounter (3:58)
  27. Ichi And Omiyo - Farewell (1:29)
  28. The Wounded People/Shinbei's Conspiracy (1:00)
  29. Zatoichi - Victimization In Kasama (1:35)
  30. Shinbei's Final Moment (:48)
  31. Ending (:46)

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 47:08

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