The New Trials of Card of Card Captor Sakura OST
Since music plays such an important part of New Trials, I have compiled a list of the music that appears in New Trials, and also some songs that I find myself associating with certain characters because of tune or lyrics or both. As you all know, my taste in music ranges a lot from oldies to rock, from pop to alternate, Japanese, Classical etc… I included links to Youtube, and translations for Japanese songs. Enjoy!
The New Trials of Card Captor Sakura OST I
New Trials Christmas Album
Character Singles Compilation I
Character Singles Compilation II
Wish-Chan: Most of the songs here are songs I really like for various reasons and have somehow played a role in one of the chapters in New Trials. I also tried to pick a large spectrum of songs I like. ^.^; OST I is the New Trials OP, ED and instrumental stuff. Character Singles I is New Trials relevant songs; songs used in New Trials or songs that are directly relevant to the character in one way or another.
Character Singles II is more random, fun “image songs.” Especially Eriol’s songs, because he suits classical music more than punk. Lol… I just had to work in Green Day, because I like them so much. But the lyrics of “Basket Case” crack me up if I think of it in Eriol’s POV… “sometimes I give myself the creeps.” “Every Breath You Take” has always been a song I liked but only recently have I discovered how creepy and stalkerish the lyrics are; I always thought of it as a sweet, romantic song because of Puff Daddy’s version “I’ll be missing you” instead of the original, “I’ll be watching you.” Goo Goo Doll’s “Iris” is another one of my favorite, if not favorite alternative songs; the lyrics and angst I thought fit Kai perfectly. Btw, I find a lot of alternative songs fit Kai’s punk rock nature. lol… But it also fits Syaoran’s POV in Arc 4. I’ve been planning to use these songs to make a character AMV someday, when I get a chance.
Beatles’ “Let it Be” is one of my favorite songs ever and truly inspires me through any hardships. My favorite J-Rock band is B’z, and I included vocalist Inaba Koshi’s version, which is what got me liking this song in the first place. I already wrote a song fic with “On My Own” from Les Miserables before—anybody who has experienced one-sided love will relate to the lyrics of this song. Eponine is my favorite musical character, and she has many similarities to Meilin, IMO. The version I chose (there are so many versions!) is by Kaho Shimada, who might have replaced Lea Salonga as my favorite Eponine. She’s Japanese, but was included in the Complete Symphonic Recording (made of an international cast of the best talents at that time). Check out the Japanese version also. It’s not a well known fact, but our favorite Maaya Sakamoto played Eponine in the Japanese production of Les Miserables in 2003. She sounds quite different from her usual singing voice. J
I had a harder time choosing songs for the girls. Kokia – Arigatou was a random find. Kokia’s one of the artists that I have on my playlist a lot (along with Akeboshi, Maaya Sakamoto, Chihiro Onitsuka and Aoi Teshima.) I looked up the lyrics today and thought it totally synced with recent New Trials Chapters. ^_^ So I got to include Kokia in the playlist… def try out some of her other songs. They’re pretty awesome.
New Trials Christmas Album is self-explanatory. The only cohesive collection out of the bunch. J What can I say; I love listening to Christmas songs in the middle of summer. Keeps me cool.
I just randomly found the songs on Youtube (I love Youtube), and sometimes there are multiple versions of the songs. Some of the versions I posted are not the original (my fave version of Against All Odds is by Phil Collins, but I chose Mariah and Westlife version because I like having the male/female vocals). I’ll probably add more to this list when I think of songs. I’m also open to recommendations! ^o^