Princess from the Moon - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
International Title
 Princess from the Moon

Music By: Kensaku Tanikawa
Record Label: Warner-Pioneer

Running Time: 43:31 Discs: 1
Release: September 1987 CD Number: 32XD-827
Composed by Kensaku Tanikawa, this soundtrack for the 1987 Kon Ichikawa movie is, sadly, a fairly forgettable affair. A lot of this stuff is pretty somber in tone or utilizes heavy flute work and other techniques one would expect to find in "spiritual" albums. Some tracks, such as "Crater", go for an odd combination of flute work with a more jazz type feel, although it simply doesn't work and sounds fairly chaotic as the two styles don't mesh well on this and other themes. This disc isn't a total bust, or anything, as at least "Departure" is a nice and vigorous track that fits the title description well; "Space Ship" also falls into this category, at least past the halfway mark, as the track becomes faster paced than a lot of the slower cues on this CD. Overall, though, this disc is really hard to recommend on account of the listener easily losing interest in the music selection even during the first exposure to Tanikawa's themes. As for the closing song, done by the band Chicago's Peter Cetera, it's an okay theme and is very reminiscent of other popular music done at this point in time and by the band itself.
- Anthony Romero 
  1. Overture
  2. Pale Light
  3. Bamboo Forest in the Moonlight
  4. The Girl with Blue Eyes
  5. Miyakooji at Noon
  6. Kaya
  7. Departure
  8. Together Again
  9. Crater
  10. Crystal Ball
  11. Miyakooji at Night
  12. Frightening Full Moon
  13. Space Ship
  14. Back to the Moon
  15. Finale
  16. Stay with Me
    By: Peter Cetera