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03-26-2012, 06:12 PM
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Track list
01. Mishima / Opening [2:46]
02. November 25: Morning [4:08]
03. 1934: Grandmother & Kimitake [3:37]
04. Temple of the Golden Pavilion [3:06]
05. Osamu's Theme: Kyoko's House [2:58]
06. 1937: Saint Sebastian [1:05]
07. Kyoko's House (Stage Blood Is Not Enough) [5:00]
08. November 25: Ichigaya [2:11]
09. 1957: Award Montage [3:56]
10. Runaway Horses (Poetry Written with a Splash of Blood) [9:09]
11. 1962: Body Building [1:29]
12. November 25: The Last Day [1:30]
13. F-104: Epilogue from "Sun and Steel" [1:59]
14. Mishima / Closing [2:57]

Copied from my ancient CD to MP3-320 by Windows Media Player. Requested by TazerMonkey.


Mishima - Philip Glass | AllMusic ([Only registered and activated users can see links])

Review by Ted Mills

Philip Glass' soundtrack to Paul Schrader's retelling of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima is one of his strongest early scores, one that retains his essential "Glass-ness," but begins to bring in elements of narrative, creating distinct sounds for each of the sections of Schrader's non-linear storytelling structure.

So for Mishima's final day - when he tried to stage a military coup and ended up committing suicide - Glass creates tense, suspenseful music with dashes of military drumming. For the sections retelling Mishima's short story Kyoko's House, he recasts his main theme into a composition for 1950s-style surf-rock ensemble - bizarre stuff, indeed. This is stirring, potent music that never once condescends to throw in some sort of Japanese instrument. As a side note, the ever-adept Kronos Quartet handle much of the string sections of this album.


03-26-2012, 06:51 PM
Yes! Any Philip Glass work is A TOTAL PLEASURE!

03-26-2012, 07:59 PM
Thankee-sai, Yen. It will not be a waste of good suffering. ;)

(Now I need to see the movie.)

03-26-2012, 10:04 PM
One of my my favorites scores from Philip Glass. I discovered it when i heard the opening theme in the Truman Show movie.

Thanks for sharing with us Yen.

04-25-2014, 11:57 AM
Link is down.


05-15-2014, 02:52 AM
This is a fantastic score so am surprised few people liked it. Please give me some time to re-up. I still have the CD so can do it in FLAC, but I just returned from three months in China and my laptop is faulty so I need to get it fixed first.

05-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Sounds interesting. Glass certainly is always someone I've learned to appreciate recently, so I'm looking forward to your re-upload, Yen! :)