Anime Soundtrack Review: Space Battleship Yamato Background Music Collection 6

Space Battleship Yamato Background Music Collection 6 is a soundtrack CD of the background music from the Space Battleship Yamato film, Final Yamato. This CD has 22 tracks and was released in May 2005.

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Space Battleship Yamato Background Music Collection 6
Publisher: Sony/Columbia
Release Date: May 30, 2005

Like the previous four CDs in this series, the tracks on Space Battleship Yamato Background Music Collection 6 have been broken down by themes. There are a total of seven themes on this CD: “Disaster in Space,” “Aquarius – Planet of Water,” “Yuki,” “Denguil Boy,” “Shima Daisuke,” “Okita and Kodai,” and “Battle.” Like I have mentioned in previous reviews, I would have preferred to have the songs sequenced on the disc in the order that they appeared in the film instead of being grouped by themes.

On this particular CD, some of the songs in the themes sound so similar to each other that you don’t notice that you’ve switched tracks unless you look at the CD player and notice that you’re on a different track number. This was especially true for the “Shima Daisuke” and “Okita and Kodai” themes.

Another different on this disc is the fact that two of the songs that appear on it are about eight to nine minutes in length. Unfortunately, they are both slower songs and they appear back-to-back as early on when you listen to the CD; this made the beginning of the CD kind of rough to listen to. That’s not to say that “Drowning of Denguil Suite” and “The Legend of Aquarius” are bad, because they’re not; however, if they hadn’t been back-to-back, I probably would have enjoyed them a little better. After these two tracks, however, the songs on the disc are four minutes or less in length.

Sonically, Space Battleship Yamato Background Music Collection 6 has an orchestral sound to it, much like Space Battleship Yamato Background Music Collection 5 did. In the “Yuki” theme, one the tracks sounds like a song that could be played on a “smooth jazz” radio station. I thought that this was a nice touch and added something a little different to the music that hadn’t been present earlier in the Space Battleship Yamato franchise.

Outside of the two longer tracks on the disc, I did enjoy listening to Space Battleship Yamato Background Music Collection 6.

Unfortunately, Space Battleship Yamato Background Music Collection 6 isn’t a very easy CD to come across, because it was never released in North America. It’s now also becoming harder to buy the imports out of Japan. However, if you’re interested in obtaining this CD for your anime music collection, I would recommend seeing if you can find any reputable online import CD sellers that can acquire a copy of this CD for you at a reasonable price.

If you’re a fan of Space Battleship Yamato or Star Blazers, and enjoy the background music from the series, then this CD would be a great addition to your anime music CD library.

I wrote this review after listening to a copy of Space Battleship Yamato Background Music Collection 6 that my husband purchased.

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