STUDIO GHIBLI Composer JOE HISAISHI Announces New Album Featuring Music From SPIRITED AWAY And More

By Lucio F

Legendary composer Joe Hisaishi has announced new album Songs of Hope: The Essential Joe Hisaishi Vol. 2, a sequel to last year’s Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisaishi and features even more of Hisaishi’s greatest hits from iconic films including Spirited Away and Porco Rosso, orchestral works and solo piano recordings, plus two brand-new recordings: Kids Return and HANA-BI.

Hisaishi’s body of work comprises nearly 100 film scores and solo albums. He has scored all but one of Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli films, including three of the top five highest-grossing anime films worldwide.

First single from the album HANA-BI, music from Japanese Crime Drama of the same name, is out now.


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