News - Joe Hisaishi


Legendary composer for Studio Ghibli films and more, Joe Hisaishi is to release a new album next month, Songs of Hope: The Essential Joe Hisaishi vol. 2. Listen to the first single, HANA-BI...

Press Release

Featuring his greatest hits from award-winning films & solo piano works, this new album includes even more of Hisaishi’s greatest hits from iconic films including Spirited Away and Porco Rosso, orchestral works and solo piano recordings, including two brand-new recordings, Kids Return and the first single HANA-BI.

Joe Hisaishi has won countless awards for his achievements in composition and film scoring. He is eight-time winner of the Japanese Academy Award for Best Music; he was awarded the Japan Medal of Honour in 2009; and he has composed soundtracks for two Academy Award-winning films, Departures (2008) and Spirited Away (2002).

Hisaishi’s body of work, comprised of nearly 100 film scores and solo albums, draws inspiration from the canon of American minimal music compositions, experimental electronic music, and European and Japanese classical music. He has scored all but one of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films, including three of the top five highest-grossing anime films worldwide.



ALBUM TRACKLIST:

DISC 1
ANGEL DOLL
la pioggia
il porco rosso
Lost Sheep on the bed
FOR YOU
White Night
DA-MA-SHI-E
Departures -memory-
TWO OF US
Rain Garden
Friends
Summer
Les Aventuriers
Kids Return

DISC 2
Links
VIEW OF SILENCE
Nocturne
Silence
MKWAJU 1981-2009
Ashitaka and San
The Rain
DEAD for Strings, Perc., Harpe and Piano: 1. D.e.a.d
Tango X.T.C.
The Little House
HANA-BI
Silencio de Parc G├╝ell
WAVE
World Dreams

Songs of Hope: The Essential Joe Hisaishi vol. 2 is released on 20th August by Decca Gold/ UMG Japan/ Universal Music Canada