Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon the 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute is a 10-track album featuring cover versions of the iconic Sailor Moon themes performed by currently popular J-Pop artists. The original CD can be purchased from CD Japan for $28.00 USD
or digitally on Amazon.com for only $8.99 USD [Amazon appears to have pulled the MP3 version]. You could also purchase the digital version from Amazon Japan for the local price of 2500 yen, but that would be crazy!
The CD went on sale on Jan 29, 2014 and the MP3 album went on sale March 5, 2014.
King Records has put out a pretty terrific promo ad for this album which gives a nice sampling of each song. You can also listen to samples on CD Japan. I’m really liking some of these tracks. So many memories! The inclusion of a male vocalist on Ai no Senshi is inspired, I love it! What do you think — can you resist hearing the old favourites with a new twist?
|1. Moonlight Densetsu||Momoiro Clover Z|
|2. Heart Moving||Shoko Nakagawa|
|3. Princess Moon||Haruka Fukuhara|
|4. Otome No Policy||Yakushimaru Etsuko|
|5. La Soldier||Tommy heavenly6|
|6. Ai No Senshi||Mariko Goto x Abu-chan (Joobachi)|
|7. Tuxedo Mirage||Momoiro Clover Z|
|8. “Rashiku”Ikimasho||Haruko Momoi|
|9. Sailor Star Song||Mitsuko Horie|
|10. Kaze Mo Sora Mo Kitto…||Makoto Kawamoto|
But wait, there’s more!
There will be a special limited edition 7-inch vinyl record version released on June 25, 2014. Five 7-inch vinyl records each featuring 2 songs will be released for 1500 yen each, or 8100 yen for the box set, will be released exclusively through HMV Japan, Lawson (a convenience store franchise chain in Japan), and Ministop store Loppi, according to the Sailor Moon Official Site.
Only Japanese music publishers could dream of such a glorious cash grab.
There is a “Sailor Moon the 20th Anniversary Memorial Tribute” special site with comments from each artist and the song’s arranger. All in Japanese, of course, but looks very lovely.