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True Legend of Nobunaga 2
Catalog Number: KECH-1083
Released On: December 25, 1995
Composed By: Yoko Kanno
Arranged By: Yoko Kanno
Published By: Koei Co., Ltd.
Recorded At: Unknown
Format: 1 CD
Tracklist:

01 - Overture ~Nobunaga's Ambition~
02 - Opening ~Rise of the Warning Chiefs~
03 - Forgotten Hero
04 - The Wicked Gods Vol. 1
05 - The Wicked Gods Vol. 2
06 - Beyond the Clouds
07 - Dangerous Fortress
08 - Admiration
09 - Days of Sunlight
10 - Magnificent Commander
11 - Gathering of the Pleiades
12 - Ancient Eyes
13 - Blue Whitecaps
14 - Fangs of the Bitter Wolf
15 - The Worthy Tiger Vol. 1
16 - The Worthy Tiger Vol. 2
17 - Flutes in the Rain
18 - The Helpful Banner Vol. 1
19 - The Helpful Banner Vol. 2
20 - Shadow
21 - Country of Fortune
22 - Blue Morning
Total Time:
71'21''

This disc is Yoko Kanno's definitive Nobunaga's Ambition CD, a "best of" album containing selections from all four of her Nobunaga albums prior to Tenshouki. As all the CDs from which these tracks have been culled are extremely rare and difficult to find, it's the best option to sample a large amount of Kanno's Nobunaga work, and with 22 tracks, a sizeable body of music is represented. There's a well chosen mix of orchestral, solo instrumental, traditional folk and vocals, and the number of different styles is impressive, almost every track owing itself to the sounds of manifold cultures or eras. Certainly, both fans of Kanno's symphonic work and fans of her ethnic and world music, as in Uncharted Waters, will find plenty of material to love here.

Any fan of Kanno's symphonic work will take this disc like lightning to metal.

Reviewed by: James McCawley



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