Back to the Earth: Recorded Live in New York City

Back to the Earth: Recorded Live in New York City

by Tomita
     
 
Isao Tomita is, first and foremost, a master showman. Back to the Earth is credited to Isao Tomita and the Plasma Symphony, but it is Tomita's show. He staged a concert in Battery Park, on the Hudson River, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. It was more of an event than a concert. With Battery Park surrounded by musicians, synths,

Overview

Isao Tomita is, first and foremost, a master showman. Back to the Earth is credited to Isao Tomita and the Plasma Symphony, but it is Tomita's show. He staged a concert in Battery Park, on the Hudson River, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. It was more of an event than a concert. With Battery Park surrounded by musicians, synths, computers, and choirs, Tomita conducted the affair from a control room suspended in mid-air by a crane. Three huge speakers, two in barges on the river and one hanging from a helicopter, provided the sound. That is all very cool and important information, but it is all for naught if the music sucks. Fortunately, this is a dynamic and diverse performance worthy of all the hoopla and expense. Tomita's use of samples and his transcriptions are right on the mark. He employed musicians to perform on acoustic and ethnic instruments. He further supplemented his synths with choirs and chorale performances. This is a fairly unique CD with no logical comparisons. While it is not essential, it is excellent.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/25/1990
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0078635771725
catalogNumber:
7717

Tracks

  1. La Peri: Fanfare  -  Tomita
  2. Three-Part Invention No. 2 in C Minor  -  Tomita
  3. Symphony No. 3 in D Minor: Fifth Movement  -  Tomita
  4. Also Sprach Zarathustra: Fanfare  -  Tomita
  5. Planets: Mars, the Bringer of War  -  Tomita
  6. The Engulfed Cathedral  -  Tomita
  7. Chinese War Lord Going Home  - Chen Yin
  8. Tristan and Isolde: Liebestod  -  Tomita
  9. Planets: Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity  -  Tomita
  10. Rhapsody in Blue  - Nikolai Demidenko
  11. Goin' Home  -  Tomita
  12. Firebird Suite: Finale  -  Tomita

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tomita   Primary Artist
Goro Yamaguchi   Shakuhachi
Keiichi Gotoh   Synthesizer
Fumitaka Anzai   Synthesizer
Yoshihiro Kunimoto   Synthesizer
Mariko Senju   Violin
Kasuko Takeuchi   Synthesizer
Chen Yin   Violin,Lute,Track Performer
Nikolai Demidenko   Piano,Violin

Technical Credits

Tomita   Arranger
Keiichi Gotoh   Programming
Fumitaka Anzai   Programming
Yoshihiro Kunimoto   Programming
Kasuko Takeuchi   Programming
Chen Yin   Arranger
Masamichi Amano   Arranger

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