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Joe Hisaishi: Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisaishi CD

Joe Hisaishi

Dream Songs: The Essential Joe Hisaishi CD features the greatest hits from iconic award-winning films, orchestra and solo piano works including recordings never before released outside Japan. "The John Williams of Japan" (Pitchfork) only hints at what makes Joe Hisaishi, one Japan's most beloved and prolific composers, a singular musical voice of the past 40 years. Most famous as the go-to composer for Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki (the Academy Award-winning Spirited Away and My Neighbor Totoro).



  1. One Summer’s Day (from Spirited Away)
  2. Kiki’s Delivery Service (from Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  3. Summer (from Kikujiro)
  4. il porco rosso (from Porco Rosso)
  5. Madness (from Porco Rosso)
  6. Water Traveller (from Water Traveler – Samurai Kids)
  7. Oriental Wind
  8. Silent Love (from A Scene at the Sea)
  9. Departures (from Departures)
    (from Princess Mononoke)
  11. The Procession of Celestial Beings 
    (from The Tale of  Princess Kaguya)
  12. My Neighbour TOTORO (from My Neighbor Totoro)


  1. Ballade (from BROTHER)
  2. KIDS RETURN (from Kids Return)
  3. Asian Dream Song
  4. Birthday
  5. Innocent (from Castle in the Sky)
  6. Fantasia (for Nausicaä) (from Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind)
  7. HANA-BI (from HANA-BI)
  8. The Wind Forest (from My Neighbor Totoro)
  9. Angel Springs
  10. Nostalgia
  11. Spring
  12. The Wind of Life
  13. Ashitaka and San (from Princess Mononoke)
  14. Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea (from Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea)
  15. Cinema Nostalgia
  16. Merry-Go-Round (from Howl’s Moving Castle)