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Studio Ghibli's 'Princess Mononoke' soundtrack will be available on vinyl for the first time


The importance of a good score is vital to a film’s initial impact and lasting impression. One particular Studio Ghibli animated film, Princess Mononoke knows that more than most.

The film’s soundtrack will now be available on vinyl for the first time ever as Joe Hisaishi’s beloved score is being released this year via Norma Records.

The 1997 film from Hayao Miyazaki is one of Ghibli’s most beloved animated films and uses it’s fantasy setting to teach very real lessons about environmentalism. It’s appeal is just to do with the beguiling story, Hisaishi’s score has been cited as one of the best.

The LP will be released in three parts: Princess Monokoe (Symphonic Suite), which was recorded as a suite with the Czech Philharmonic a year after the movie’s release. Princess Mononoke (Soundtrack) which is a new recording of the full score with the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and vocals by Yoshikazu Mera.

The final release will be Princess Mononoke (Image Album), which was recorded before the soundtrack was made and based on Miyazaki’s own personal notes.

All of the LPs will feature remastered audio, liner notes and, perhaps most importantly, new artwork. They will all be released on July 24th and pre-orders can be made here at Norman Records.