[gundam] Symphonic Gundam


Edward Ju (gundam@loop.com)
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 03:25:34 -0700


Just got the 20th Anniversary Concert Symphonic Gundam 1979-1998 Box.
The box includes 2 CDs and a VHS tape. The cover is a CG rendered RX-78-2
against a red-tinted earth in red space. This was a recording of the
performance that took place in Tokyo on Dec 18, 1998.

The videotape was somewhat a letdown. Instead of a video version of the
concert, all we get is the concert prologue, a "special talk" between Tomino
and Shigeaki Saegusa, and 2 suites from the concert program: "Symphony Z" and
"Battlefield Airspace".

As for the CDs:

CD 1 - under 37 minutes. Tracks are:

1 (1st track from the original Gundam Symphonic Poem CD)
2 Symphony Z
3 Suite from ZZ
4 OP of 0080 + Evergreen
5 CCA
6 Formula 91

CD 2 - about 45 minutes. Tracks are:

1 Victory-G
2 (from G Gundam)
3 Operation W
4 (from Gundam X)
5 VII (a track from the 08th MS Team CD recorded in "Plaha")
6 Love Theme from Zeta
7 Battlefield Airspace (from MSG)

It was kind of weird hearing organ and other non-symphonic instruments in
the mix, but the arrangement stayed very true to the original versions.
More on it as I work my way to Disc 2 and the video.

Eddie

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