records srcl 4269)
Masahiro Andoh (1-12)
1-12 produced by
Masahiro Andoh & Ted Namba
Ted Namba & Amanda Cooke
Joseph Williams (11) Pauline Wilson (12)
13-21 arranged by
recorded and mixed by
21 tracks 75:35
The soundtrack for Gran
Turismo is a spectacular showcase of blazing guitar rock and sweet,
slick, jazz music that makes you want hop into whatever you drive
and burn rubber!
The meat of the, disc
penned by Masahiro Andoh of T Square is a tightly produced collection
of songs that will knock your socks off. Tracks like "Moon Over
the Castle," "Kiss You Goodbye," "Get Closer"and "Nobody" soar
to a higher level with their energy and masterful guitar riffs
courtesy, of Mr. Andoh. "Green Monster" is equal to the task,
but has Mr. Andoh joined by axemen Doug Bossi and Michael Landau.
Steve Tavaglione's soulful,
tenor sax soars in the jazz selections "Freedom to Win" and "Like
the Wind." " A Man of the World" is a 70's style jazz track that
features co-producer Ted Namba's cool keyboards and Mr. Andoh's
George Benson-influenced guitar.
The two vocal tracks are
decent, but are overshadowed by the amazing instrumentals.
The second part of this
disc, labeled "bonus tracks," features the menu music
by Isamu Ohira. Mr. Ohira's work is equally good jazz music that
complements Mr. Andoh's music, although the sound quality is not
This is the ultimate representation
of what music should be for driving in a game and in real life!
Turismo is owned by SONY