First time on vinyl / Remastered / OBI strip
Studio Ghibli's 'Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea' gets its first vinyl release, as part of the best-selling vinyl series featuring legendary composer Joe Hisaishi.
An image album edition of Joe Hisaishi's memorable soundtrack to Studio Ghibli's 2008 anime hit 'Ponyo On The Cliff By The Sea'. There are ten tracks on this vinyl, including the insanely catchy theme song, "Himawari No Ie No Rinboukyoku" performed by Mai, and two tracks from duo Fujimaki Fujioka.
An "image album" is an LP created specifically for Japanese animations, to give a sense of characters' personalities. In Japan, sound is as important as visuals. Characters in every film and animation, even inanimate objects or feelings, have their own songs created for them. Protagonists have entire albums created for them. These audio impressions are equally as important as visual and tangible physical elements. What results is a multi-sensory experience. The "image" album soundtrack is when the composer is presented with early graphics/imagery to the film and creates a unique soundscape based on the images that will turn into the film. The songs are based on the image/atmosphere of the original comics. They are created before OST or film itself.
Perfect for audiences of all ages, Ponyo centers on the friendship between five-year-old Sosuke and a magical goldfish named Ponyo, the young daughter of a sorcerer father and a sea-goddess mother. After a chance encounter, Ponyo yearns to become a human so she can be with Sosuke. As to be expected with Miyazaki, the film is awash in pure unbridled imagination and visual wonder - but it is the tender love, humor, and devotion exhibited by Ponyo and Sosuke that form the emotional heart of the film.