Fans of Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s seminal 1988 anime will be treated to the first ever official reissue of the film’s sublime, super rare ‘Akira Symphonic Suite’ score. Milan Records announced their plans to reissue Geinoh Yamashirogumi’s acclaimed score via Twitter, and although a release date is yet to be confirmed we’re already setting a few pennies aside for when this one eventually drops.
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— Milan Records (@MilanRecLabel) August 24, 2016
Rather unusually for a film score, ‘Akira Symphonic Suite’ was composed and recorded ahead of production, with the animation team structuring the story around the music. An alternate soundtrack comprised of original music, dialogue and sound-effects from the film was also released, but it’s Yamashirogumi’s score that remains the lifeblood of this iconic dystopian sci-fi.
‘Akira Symphonic Suite’ LP tracklist:
04. Exodus From The Underground Fortress
Published 26 Aug 2016
Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s iconic anime mirrors the atrocities witnessed by Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago.
The recording features music by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of S U R V I V E.
Gorgeous original artwork spanning three decades of the iconic animation studio.