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Makoto Shinkai x Tenmon 10th Anniversary Orchestral Album

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Makoto Shinkai x Tenmon 10th Anniversary Orchestral Album

Been a while since I last posted anything about Makoto Shinkai. Thanks to Daike-san, who has been too busy with work lately to update his fansite, for letting me know about this upcoming orchestral CD.

To commemorate Anime director Makoto Shinkai and musician Tenmon's collaboration for the past ten years, an orchestral image album featuring their work dubbed "Promise" is due on December 9th for 2900 Yen (US$31).

Makoto Shinkai x Tenmon - Promise Orchestra CD

The "HQ CD" will contain the following select 13 tracks from Shinkai's three commercialised movies and one of his more personal works, "She and Her Cat".

  1. One More Chance, One More Time (Instrumental)
  2. Omoide wa Tooku no Hibi [Memories are Distant Days]
  3. Kanae no Kimochi [Kanae's Feelings]
  4. The Place Promised in Our Early Days Theme
  5. Futari no Keikaku / Kibou to Akogare [Their Plan / Hope and Aspiration]
  6. Sayuri
  7. The Place Promised in Our Early Days Theme (Piano Version)
  8. Futari no Kattou [Their Differences]
  9. Kimi no Koe (Instrumental) [Your Voice]
  10. Through the Years and Far Away
  11. Mikako kara no Tayori [News from Mikako]
  12. She and Her Cat Theme
  13. Bonus Track - She and Her Cat Theme (Piano Version)

As the CD's name suggests, the songs will be performed by the Australia based orchestra, Eminence Symphony Orchestra who also plays for the annual "A Night in Fantasia" Anime and game music concert.

All tracks will be recorded on "HQ CDs" that (according to the site) only came about in 2008 and claims to make use of a new improved polycarbonate material to ensure sounds are as close to the original as possible by ensuring the reflective readability and durability of the disc is higher than that of a normal CD.

The soundtrack can be imported from YesAsia or CDJapan.

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Omonomono » Whoring for Eminence, Tenmon: Promise

[...] its friends!) will be recorded and made available this December, via “Promise.” Hit up Xcomp for track list and more details translated from the official site, but besides the above track [...]



Eminence Presents: Project Promise – 10 Years of Makoto Shinkai & Tenmon | Anime Instrumen

[...] know was whether it would focus on anime or game music, so when I saw nyoronyolo link to Xcomp Randomness’s post on this latest Eminence project which celebrates 10 years of Makoto Shinkai’s collaboration [...]




Woah that's awesome I have to get this CD, since i really liked the music they had in byousoku 5cm!!




Man, I've been saying this alot for quite a few things, but still only two words immediately came to mind: DO WANT.




This might very well be one of the best things to happen to anime music. Tenmon is great, but the thought of hearing some of his pieces orchestrated is just...unspeakable. In a good way!




Good grief. That's just over UKĀ£20 but damn...this is the sort of thing I'd go ahead and buy regardless (or add to my christmas list, which is more likely given the timely release date).

I'm quite interested in the HQ CD thing too...with all the talk of the so-called 'loudness war' and the deteriorating sound quality of commercially-produced CDs these days, it's reassuring to know at least some manufacturers and recording artists still understand the importance of sound quality (not to mention how some of us music fans are still anal about such things).