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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of her debut, Yuki Kajiura personally selected soundtracks from the games and anime she worked on from 2001 to 2009 to create “Great Soundtrack Collection Celebrate 30 years as soon as possible. effectively sums up her early career from the 2000s. The album will be released on December 6, 2023. This collection includes tracks from various productions in which she has participated at FlyingDog, such as NOIR, Aquarian Age,.hack, Xenosaga, MADLAX, Elemental Gelade, Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, El Cazador de la Bruja and PandoraHearts. In addition, it also includes 7 songs from Bandai Namco Music Live’s Mai-HiME series. There are a total of 71 tracks, many of which are currently difficult to obtain on CD. The accompanying booklet features interviews with Yuki Kajiura about the making of the music. The first limited edition comes with a Blu-ray Disc containing a live studio performance titled “Yuki Kajiura LIVE Extra Edition ~ Studio LIVEStreaming vol.#1 reprise!” originally streamed on September 18, 2020. This performance is a recreation of Yuki Kajiura LIVE VOL#1, which took place in 2008, with current band members and all songs all date from before 2008. Furthermore, on the same day, SACRA MUSIC will release “The Works for Soundtrack II”, which includes the soundtrack of live-action dramas.
Title: The BEST Soundtrack Collection celebrates 30 years early
Artist: Yuki Kajiura
Release date: December 6, 2023
Limited first edition (3 CD+Blu-ray): VTZL-237/¥8,250 (tax included)
Regular version: VTCL-60584/¥4,950 (tax included)
*The first limited edition includes a Blu-ray Disc containing a live studio performance titled “Yuki Kajiura LIVE Extra Edition ~ Studio LIVEStreaming vol.# 1 again!” originally streamed September 18, 2020.
*First limited edition with digipak packaging.
Yuki Kajiura profile
A multi-musical composer, lyricist and arranger. She made her debut in 1993 as a composer and keyboardist for See-Saw. She has created background music for many famous anime such as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Sword Art Online and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
With a distinctive sound that blends elements from both Europe and the East, she has built a unique artistic vision that transcends borders, attracting enthusiastic support not only in Japan but also all around the world.
Source: Official press release