Kitarō discography

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Kitaro discography

Kitaro during a 2007 Concert
Releases
Studio albums 24
Live albums 7
Compilation albums 42
Singles 7
Music videos 9
Soundtracks 14
Far East Family Band 4
Collaborations 11
Reissues 4

Kitaro's discography consists of 24 studio albums, 7 live albums, 14 soundtrack albums, and 42 compilation albums. Kitaro's latest project, Final Call was nominated for the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, and is Kitaro's 15th Grammy nomination to date.

He also appears in five full-length concert videos and has composed scores for numerous films including Oliver Stone's Heaven & Earth, Impressions of the West Lake, and The Soong Sisters. He won Golden Globe Award Best Original Score for Heaven & Earth and won Golden Horse Award and Hong Kong Film Award for The Soong Sisters (1997).[1]

He has collaborated with various artists including Megadeth's Marty Friedman, Mickey Hart, Philip Glass, Dennis Banks, and Jane Zhang, as well as appearing on four Far East Family Band albums.[2]

Studio albums[edit]

15 of these studio albums were nominated for a Grammy Award. Thinking Of You won a Grammy Award for Best New Age Album in 2000.[3]

Title Year Label
Tenkai (a.k.a. Astral Voyage) 1978 Geffen Records
Daichi (a.k.a. Full Moon Story) 1979 Geffen Records
Oasis 1979 Pony Canyon, Domo Records
Ki 1981 Pony Canyon, Domo Records
Silver Cloud (a.k.a. Cloud) 1983 Geffen Records
Towards the West (a.k.a. Endless Journey) 1985 Geffen Records
Tenku 1986 Geffen Records, Domo Records
The Light Of The Spirit (with Mickey Hart) 1987 Geffen Records, Domo Records
Kojiki 1990 Geffen Records, Domo Records
Dream (with Jon Anderson) 1992 Geffen Records, Domo Records
Mandala 1994 Domo Records
Peace On Earth (Christmas album) 1996 Domo Records
Cirque Ingenieux 1997 Domo Records
Gaia-Onbashira 1998 Domo Records
Thinking Of You 1999 Domo Records
Ancient 2001 Domo Records
An Ancient Journey 2002 Domo Records
Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai Volume 1 2003 Domo Records
Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai Volume 2 2005 Domo Records
Spiritual Garden 2006 Domo Records
Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai Volume 3 2007 Domo Records
Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai Volume 4 2010 Domo Records
Final Call 2013 Domo Records

Soundtracks[edit]

Impression of the West Lake is one of the Grammy nominated albums.[4]

Title Year Label
Silk Road, Volume 1 1980 Pony Canyon, Domo Records
Silk Road, Volume 2 1980 Pony Canyon, Domo Records
Tonko (a.k.a. Tunhuang, Dunhuang, or Silk Road III) 1981 Pony Canyon, Domo Records
Queen of Millennia (a.k.a. Millennia) 1982 Geffen Records
Tenjiku (a.k.a. India or Silk Road IV) 1983 Geffen Records
Si Shui Liu Nian[5] 1984 -
Manhunter 1986 -
Heaven & Earth (a.k.a. Ten to Chi) 1993 Geffen Records
The Soong Sisters (soundtrack) 2000 Domo Records
Ninja Scroll 2003 Domo Records
Toyo's Camera (soundtrack) 2009 Domo Records
Impressions of the West Lake 2009 Domo Records
442 - Live With Honor, Die With Dignity 2010 Domo Records
MIS 2012 Domo Records

Live albums[edit]

Title Year Label
In Person/In Person Digital 1980 Pony Canyon, Domo Records
Live at Budokan 1982 -
Live In Asia (a.k.a. Asia) 1984 Westwood Records (Geffen Records)
Live In America 1991 Geffen Records, Domo Records
An Enchanted Evening 1995 Domo Records
Daylight Moonlight: Live In Yakushiji 2002 Domo Records
Tamayura 2013 Domo Records
Symphony Live in Istanbul 2014 Domo Records

Compilation albums[edit]

Title Year Label
Best Of Kitaro Volume 1 1981 Pony Canyon, Domo Records
My Best 1986 Pony Canyon, Domo Records
The Best of Ten Years (1976–1986) 1988 Geffen Records, Domo Records
Tokusen II (CD 1 Best Of, CD 2 Live in Osaka) 1994 -
The Best Of Kitaro 1995 Geffen Records
Romantic Ballads 1998 -
Music For The Spirit Volume 1 1998 Domo Records
Six Musical Portraits (Best Of) 1998 Domo Records
Noah's Ark (Japan only) 1998 Westwood Records
Music For The Spirit Volume 2 1999 Domo Records
Best Of Kitaro, Volume 2 1999 Domo Records
The Essential Collection (Japan only) 2000 -
Music For The Spirit, Volume 3 2001 Domo Records
Endless Journey (Best Of) 2001 Sony
Healing Forest (Best Of) 2001 3D
Music For The Spirit, Volume 4 2002 Domo Records
Journey To The Heart, Volume 1 2002 Domo Records
Journey To The Heart, Volume 2 2002 Domo Records
Journey To The Heart, Volume 3 2002 Domo Records
Journey To The Heart, Volume 4 2002 Domo Records
Asian Cafe/Ashu Chakan (Best Of) 2002 Sony/Columbia
Mizu ni Inorite 2002 Domo Records
Best of Silk Road 2003 Domo Records
Sleep, Volume 1 2004 Domo Records
Shikoku 88 Places 2004 Columbia Japan
The Most Relaxing New Age Music in the Universe 2005 Kin-Kou
The Essential Kitaro 2006 Domo Records
Music For Yoga 2007 Domo Records
The Definitive Collection 2008 Domo Records
Sleep, Volume 2 2009 Domo Records
Kitaro: Digital Box Set 2009 Domo Records
Grammy Nominated 2010
Celestial Scenery: Silk Road Legend, Volume 1 2011 Domo Records
Celestial Scenery: Silent Praying, Volume 2 2011 Domo Records
Celestial Scenery: Faraway Land, Volume 3 2011 Domo Records
Celestial Scenery: Eternal Trip, Volume 4 2011 Domo Records
Celestial Scenery: Holy Vibration, Volume 5 2011 Domo Records
Celestial Scenery: Breezing Universe, Volume 6 2011 Domo Records
Celestial Scenery: Fairy Stories, Volume 7 2011 Domo Records
Celestial Scenery: Divine Spirit, Volume 8 2011 Domo Records
Celestial Scenery: Galactic Flight, Volume 9 2011 Domo Records
Celestial Scenery: Heart Beat, Volume 10 2011 Domo Records
The Ultimate Kitaro Collection: Silk Road Journey 2012 Domo Records
The Kitaro Quintessential 2013 Domo Records

Singles[edit]

Title Year Label
"Utopia" (a.k.a. "Radio House Ginga") 1981 -
"Angel Queen" (from the Queen Millennia - Vocals By Dara Sedaka) 1982 Geffen Records
"Portopia '81/Portpier Matsushita Kan" (included in Noah's Ark) 1983 -
"Aura no Saiten" 1983 -
Four Seasons of Quality (EP) 1984 -
"Caravan" (Vocals by Pages) 1984 -
"Lady Of Dreams" (from Dream, Vocals by Jon Anderson) 1992 Geffen Records, Domo Records
"Nile (from Ancient) 2000 Domo Records

Music videos[edit]

Title Year Label
Kojiki: A Story in Concert 1987 Geffen Records, Domo Records
The Light of the Spirit 1987 Geffen Records, Domo Records
Live In America 1991 Geffen Records, Domo Records
An Enchanted Evening 1995 Domo Records
Tamayura 2000 Domo Records
Thinking Of You 2001 Domo Records
Peace On Earth 2001 Domo Records
The Best Of Kitaro 2001 Domo Records
Daylight Moonlight: Live In Yakushiji 2003 Domo Records

Far East Family Band[edit]

Title Year Label
The Cave Down To The Earth 1975 Phoenix Records
Nipponjin 1975 Phoenix Records
Parallel World 1976 Phoenix Records

Collaborations[edit]

Title Year Label
Yamasaki Hako - "Akane" (released as a single) - -
Motoyoshi Iwasaki - "Aoi Kaze" (released as a single) - -
Silk Road Suite (conducted by Paul Buckmaster with the London Symphony Orchestra) 1980 Pony Canyon, Domo Records
World Of Kitaro (conducted by Jeremy Lubbock with London National Philharmonic Orchestra) 1982 Pony Canyon, Domo Records
Gyuto Monks - Freedom Chants from the Roof Of The World (with Philip Glass & Mickey Hart) 1988 -
Marty Friedman - Scenes, produced by Kitaro 1992 Shrapnel Records
Nawang Khechog - Karuna, produced by Kitaro 1995 Domo Records
Kitaro's World Of Music featuring Yu-Xiao Guang 1996 Domo Records
Peter McEvilley & Rachel Leslie - Ninja Scroll (soundtrack) 2003 Domo Records
Ryuta Yoshimura - Hayazaki no Hana (soundtrack) 2006 -
Let Mother Earth Speak (with Dennis Banks) 2012 Domo Records

Reissues[edit]

Title Year Label
Daylight, Moonlight: Live In Yakushiji (SACD) 2003 Domo Records
Kojiki (SACD) 2003 Domo Records
Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai Volume 1 (SACD) 2003 Domo Records
The Light Of The Spirit (Reissue) 2012 Domo Records

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