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Shigeru Umebayashi

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Format: CD

SKU: SM 4020 2003

ISBN: 9787798425567

Soundtrack Magazine proudly presents a limited edition, world-premiere CD release of acclaimed Japanese composer Shigeru Umebayashi’s original motion picture soundtrack for China’s official entry to the 93rd Academy Awards LEAP.

The film, directed by the famous Hong Kong director Peter Chan (COMRADES: ALMOST A LOVE STORY, AMERICAN DREAMS IN CHINA, THE WARLORDS), strings together the history of the struggle of several generations of the China’s women’s national volleyball team that spans more than 30 years. Shigeru Umebayashi not only invited many renowned Japanese performers to attend, but also retained his usual restraint in the music. Using repetitive rhythmic patterns and minimalistic melodic lines, Umebayashi outlined a unique piece of music for a sports film. He also introduced a large number of ethnic instruments to this legendary oriental team, inlayed with the lingering percussion and tone colors in the film. The “spirit of the China’s women’s national volleyball team”, fighting, daring, and never giving up, was also internalized into the music. For Shigeru Umebayashi, scoring this particular subject is without a doubt, another breakthrough for an already fruitful career.

The album is produced and edited by Shigeru Umebayashi himself to ensure the quality and listenability. Director Peter Chan and composer Shigeru Umebayashi write the music notes about their collaboration. With the original cover art design and the state-of-the-art production from Soundtrack Magazine.

This is a limited edition 1000 copies, with gold stamping numbering.


01. Leap 03:46
02. Facing the Wall, Attacking the Wall 01:07
03. New Year’s Dinner 01:29
04. Get Up! Watch the Ball 02:12
05. Tomorrow We Can Win 01:23
06. 1980, Beijing 03:36
07. World Cup, China vs. Japan 02:26
08. All for the Day 01:17
09. Believe in the Future 03:41
10. Jumping Up One After Another 01:06
11. China vs. USA 02:50
12. My Daughter My Lucky Charm 02:28
13. The Funeral (You Never Stopped Fighting) 02:49
14. Back to China 00:50
15. Be Wrapped in Confusion 01:19
16. Long Table Meeting 01:48
17. No One Will Be Here Again 02:15
18. Truthful Words 01:56
19. China vs. Brazil 02:24
20. Rio, Quarter Final 06:00
21. In the Moment of Victory 01:59
22. Leap Reprise 04:08