Tomita ‎– Snowflakes Are Dancing

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Snowflakes Are Dancing (Children's Corner, No. 4) 2:10
Reverie 4:44
Gardens In The Rain (Estampes, No. 3) 3:41
Clair De Lune (Suite Bergamasque, No. 3) 5:48
Arabesque No. 1 3:57
The Engulfed Cathedral (Preludes, Book I, No. 10) 6:18
Passepied (Suite Bergamasque, No. 4) 3:17
The Girl With The Flaxen Hair (Preludes, Book 1, No. 8) 3:25
Golliwog's Cakewalk (Children's Corner, No. 6) 2:50
Footprints In The Snow (Preludes, Book I, No. 6) 4:30

Versions (57)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ARL1-0488 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 US 1974 Sell This Version
SRA-2947 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Clair De Lune(LP, Dyn) RCA Red Seal SRA-2947 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Debussy Sound 2000 (Un Viaggio Fantastico Nel Mondo Dell'Elettronica)(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
ARL 1-0488 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy) (LP) RCA Red Seal ARL 1-0488 US 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488, ARL1 0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488, ARL1 0488 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 France 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)(LP, Album, Bil) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488, ARL1 0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)(LP, Album, Dav) RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488, ARL1 0488 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)(LP, Album, Upt) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ARS1-0488 Isao Tomita* Snowflakes Are Dancing(8-Trk, Album) RCA ARS1-0488 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
ART1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing(8-Trk, Quad, Album) RCA Red Seal ART1-0488 US 1974 Sell This Version
ARK1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing(Cass) RCA Red Seal ARK1-0488 US 1974 Sell This Version
ARK1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing(Cass, Album) RCA ARK1-0488 UK 1974 Sell This Version
ARK1-0488 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(Cass, Album) RCA Red Seal ARK1-0488 US 1974 Sell This Version
ARK1-0488 Isao Tomita* Snowflakes Are Dancing(Cass, Album) RCA Red Seal, RCA ARK1-0488 Canada 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
APL1-0488 Plasma Music, Claude Debussy, Isao Tomita* Plasma Music, Claude Debussy, Isao Tomita* - Snowflakes Are Dancing(LP, Album) RCA APL1-0488 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ARD1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing(LP, Album, Quad) RCA ARD1-0488 US 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing(LP, Non) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 US 1974 Sell This Version
ERQ1 0488-QF Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(Reel, Album, Quad) RCA Red Seal ERQ1 0488-QF US 1974 Sell This Version
R4C-2040, ARD-0488 Tomita The Newest Sound Of Debussy: Clair De Lune(LP, Album, Ltd, Quad, Qua) RCA Red Seal, RCA Red Seal R4C-2040, ARD-0488 Japan 1974 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488 Tomita El Nuevo Sonido De Debussy(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 Spain 1975 Sell This Version
LPVS 1527 Tomita El Nuevo Sonido de Debussy(LP, Album) RCA LPVS 1527 Venezuela 1975 Sell This Version
LPVS-1527 Tomita El Nuevo Sonido de Debussy(LP, Album) Rca Victor LPVS-1527 Venezuela 1975 Sell This Version
MRS-1060 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal MRS-1060 Mexico 1975 Sell This Version
RVC-2072 Tomita Clair De Lune(LP, Album, RE) RCA Red Seal RVC-2072 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
05(5034)00190 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal 05(5034)00190 Colombia 1976 Sell This Version
ARK1-0488 Tomita El Nuevo Sonido De Debussy(Cass, Album) RCA ARK1-0488 Spain 1977 Sell This Version
RVC-2251 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing(LP, RE) RCA Red Seal RVC-2251 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
ATK1-4332 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(Cass, Album) RCA Red Seal ATK1-4332 US 1982 Sell This Version
ATL1-4332 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(LP, Album, RE, RM) RCA Red Seal ATL1-4332 US 1982 Sell This Version
ARP1-4587 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(LP, Album, RE, RM) RCA Red Seal ARP1-4587 US 1982 Sell This Version
PL 84587 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)(LP, Album, RE, RM) RCA PL 84587 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
RD 84587 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album) RCA Red Seal RD 84587 Germany 1983 Sell This Version
RCCD-1 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album) RCA Red Seal RCCD-1 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
RD 84587 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album) RCA Red Seal RD 84587 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
R32C-1040 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album, RE) RCA R32C-1040 Japan 1986 Sell This Version
GD60579 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing (Music Of Claude Debussy)(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA Victor GD60579 UK & Europe 1991 Sell This Version
60579-2-RG Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing (Music Of Claude Debussy)(CD, Album, RM) RCA Victor 60579-2-RG US 1991 Sell This Version
60579-2-RG Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing (Music Of Claude Debussy)(Cass) RCA Victor 60579-2-RG US 1991 Sell This Version
09026 63588 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album, RE) RCA Victor 09026 63588 US 1991 Sell This Version
BVCC-2514 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album, RE, RM) RCA BVCC-2514 Japan 1991 Sell This Version
NM 045 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD) Ediciones Del Prado NM 045 Spain 1996 Sell This Version
433797 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) CD Media Records 433797 Russia 1997 Sell This Version
09026 63588 2 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD) BMG Classics, RCA Red Seal 09026 63588 2 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
09026-63588-2 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album) BMG Classics, RCA Red Seal 09026-63588-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
515944Z Tomita, Claude Debussy Tomita, Claude Debussy - Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album, Comp, Club, RE, RM, S/Edition, 24/) BMG Classics, RCA Red Seal 515944Z US 2000 Sell This Version
BVCC-37405, 82876-64148-2 Isao Tomita* = 冨田 勲* Isao Tomita* = 冨田 勲* - Snowflakes Are Dancing = 月の光 Snowflakes Are Dancing ~ドビュッシーによるメルヘンの世界(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) BMG, RCA Red Seal BVCC-37405, 82876-64148-2 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
BVCC-37505, ARD1-0488 Isao Tomita* Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album, RE, RM) BMG, RCA Red Seal BVCC-37505, ARD1-0488 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
COGQ-59 Tomita Clair De Lune - Ultimate Edition(SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Enh, RM) Denon COGQ-59 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
SICC 1835 Tomita Clair De Lune(CD, Album, RE) RCA Red Seal SICC 1835 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
ARL1-0488 Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy)(LP, Album) RCA Red Seal ARL1-0488 UK Unknown Sell This Version
RCD14587 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album) RCA Red Seal RCD14587 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
RCD14587 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(CD, Album, RE) RCA Red Seal RCD14587 US Unknown Sell This Version
60579-4-RG Tomita, Debussy* Tomita, Debussy* - Snowflakes Are Dancing(Cass, RE) RCA 60579-4-RG US Unknown Sell This Version
APL1-0488, 26.21414 Tomita Snowflakes Are Dancing(LP, Album, RE) RCA Victor, RCA Victor APL1-0488, 26.21414 Germany Unknown Sell This Version

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technopopshop

technopopshop

September 14, 2017
edited 3 months ago
referencing Clair De Lune - Ultimate Edition, SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Enh, RM, COGQ-59
I would not consider this a reissue of "Snowflakes are Dancing" (with bonus tracks), which is how it seems to be listed at discogs. It could better be considered remix-remake-revisit album though the tracks do contain the original Moog and Melotron performances from his 1974 album.
technopopshop

technopopshop

January 23, 2017
edited 10 months ago
referencing Clair De Lune - Ultimate Edition, SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Enh, RM, COGQ-59
To clear up exactly what is going on here. Tomita is essentially revisiting his 1974 multitracks used for "Snowflakes are Dancing" again in 2012 and doing a new stereo CD and 4.0 channel SACD mix of the old album with bonus tracks as well as attempting to repair some of the original recording flaws. He's also changed track order (there is a Red Bull Academy video where he discusses it but ironically a good portion of time is spent on trying to figure out which track is which because the international audience only knew the English language track names and a different playing order). Once or twice his new mixes have easy to spot differences like adding the sounds of a rain storm to "Gardens in the Rain" but most are as remembered on "Snowflakes" but with tweaks for stereo, noise and distortion. As for the 3 (not 2) "new" tracks. "Whistle and Chime - The Art of Sound Creation" is a synthesis demo intro to the classic Snowflakes track "Arabesque No.1", on it he wordlessly demonstrates how he synthesizes two of his signature sounds step by step. He has played this demo since the mid 1970s but it's on CD the first time here. "Arabesque No.2" is his 21st Century new track. He seems to be using physical model synthesis or at least recent synth technology rather than his Moogs, have to translate the booklet to see what he's saying about it. It's a Debussy piece, it sounds like recent Tomita but not the same style Tomita who did Snowflakes. Then the longest piece "Nuages" - this dates to around 1974 and was not included on the original album. It wound up in a dramatic play that had an LP album in Japan, but this is the first time it's on CD. It's Moog, Mellotron and authentic 1970s.
ARathbun

ARathbun

December 25, 2016
referencing Snowflakes Are Dancing, LP, Album, ARL1-0488
This album is f***ing gorgeous. It's an ear bath that washes away all tension. It is a spring of sonic flow. Bravo!

If one reads about the inspirations and inventiveness of Debussy, this variation of his work fits well within his vision I believe.
llama2uk

llama2uk

April 5, 2016
referencing Snowflakes Are Dancing, CD, Album, RE, RM, BVCC-37505, ARD1-0488
I seem to have another edition of this, Japanese Sony CD SICC 1835. 'Great Recordings 1000' series
peoplefunnyboy

peoplefunnyboy

December 2, 2015
referencing Snowflakes Are Dancing, LP, Album, ARL1-0488
Pretty much the year zero for me in electronic music. Listening to this as a 7 or 8 year old as my dad played this loudly through his JR149's, getting him to rewind and play again the squiggly bass drop bit on Golliwogs Cakewalk, staring at the street lights outside as my young musical receptors took in the ambience of Footprints in the Snow.
35 years on and it hasn't lost any of its beauty.
ttooyyss

ttooyyss

January 27, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
referencing Clair De Lune - Ultimate Edition, SACD, Hybrid, Multichannel, Album, Enh, RM, COGQ-59
There are 2 new tracks are, pity made nowadays. Of course they aren't as fascinating as the old tracks are which were made in 1974.
elektr0bi

elektr0bi

September 11, 2013
referencing Snowflakes Are Dancing (The Newest Sound Of Debussy), LP, Album, Bil, ARL1-0488

Album from my deepest childhood memories, probably heard on the radio while lying in my cradle....it's great to come back to it and spin it on my record player after so many years.....music is forever.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

August 12, 2013
referencing Snowflakes Are Dancing, LP, Album, ARL1-0488
Extraordinary, superb, inexpugnable kind of masterpiece. Open your mind doors to the Future. This is specially recommended for those truly open minded, willing to achieve new experiences in Music. It gives the intense listener the certitude that the limit goes above the Sky.
ttooyyss

ttooyyss

June 26, 2013
referencing Snowflakes Are Dancing, LP, Album, ARL1-0488
One of the most spectacular, grandioso, unique, deep work of art in the history of electronic music. HIGHEST recommendation!!!!