Nujabes / Fat JonSamurai Champloo Music Record - Departure

Label:Victor – VTJL-7~8
2 x Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition
Genre:Electronic, Hip Hop, Stage & Screen
Style:Soundtrack, Jazzy Hip-Hop, Downtempo, Trip Hop, Instrumental


Rap [Featuring], Lyrics ByShing02
A2NujabesThe Space Between Two World4:41
A3NujabesAruarian Dance4:10
B2Nujabes1st. Samurai3:13
Arranged ByNujabes
GuitarFukuhara, Masanobu*
Keyboards, PianoMatsumoto, Keiji*
Lyrics By, Music ByMinmi
ProducerMinmi, Nujabes
Tenor SaxophoneTakegami, Yoshinari*
C1Fat JonOle3:27
C2Fat Jon624 Part23:45
C3Fat JonGenome3:36
C4Fat JonNo Way Back3:20
C5Fat JonFunkin3:37
D1Fat JonStay3:44
D2Fat JonChambers3:45
D3Fat JonAsk3:22
D4Fat JonHow You Feel4:29
D5Fat Jon624 Part12:43

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  • Barcode: 4582575385752

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Samurai Champloo Music Record - Departure (CD, Stereo)VictorVICL-61411Japan2004
Samurai Champloo Music Record - Departure (CD, Unofficial Release)K-O Records Ltd.KO-88416Taiwan2004
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Samurai Champloo Music Record - Departure (CD, Unofficial Release)Miya RecordsMICA-0279Taiwan2004
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Samurai Champloo Music Record - Departure (CD, Reissue)JVCJEKAC8001South Korea2008
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Samurai Champloo Music Record - Departure (CD, Compilation, Unofficial Release)Miya RecordsMICA-0279TaiwanUnknown


  • troyhjz's avatar
    Really great record. Have listened for many versions of Battlecry and Aruarian Dance, including the CD but this is by far the best in my opinion. Mastering gives percussions and strings more depth than the CD version or others online.
    • TempD's avatar
      Edited 2 months ago
      Immediately I can hear a clear and open soundstage and almost no surface noise. Sometimes you just know that a master was mixed/pressed for vinyl and this one is one of those pressings. I feel like you take a gamble with a lot of new releases and end up getting a really dull sounding digital master just pressed on vinyl for the sake of having it physical. And then sometimes you have intentional pressings. The low beat on Aruarian Dance actually sounds like a bass drum from a drum set. The 13 year old version of me is satisfied. Too bad the track list is slightly different from the original CD release, I'm sure there's a licensing thing going on, happens all the time over there.
      • spooky_fish's avatar
        What a wonderful record, poly lined sleeves and a high quality Japanese pressing.
        • macnflow's avatar
          The track with the vocals, though produced by Nujabes, is so out of place... sandwiched between all the goodness that is Nujabes and Fat Jon. Really hope the future re-releases don't include it.
          • Majalbatross's avatar
            Edited 3 months ago
            shoutouts to playasia for fucking me over by inexplicably cancelling my preorder for both this and impression. never buying from them again after this. had to appease a scalper on ebay to get them in the end, but that's okay because samurai champloo and it's soundtrack mean too much for me to care about whatever price i may have to pay for them.

            also jin is best boi.
            • csison91's avatar
              Edited 8 months ago
              Finally hearing Aruarian Dance on vinyl was a revelation. Wide open soundstage, dead quiet and beauitful packaging and lyric sheet. Wouldn't expect anything less than a premium product from Japan. Stellar sound quality just like Nujabes' studio album pressings.
              • thediscobiscuit's avatar
                Was this a pre-order only? After I found out about it I can't find it actually in stock.
                • Frisbeehead's avatar
                  My copy sounds pretty much immaculate upon first listen. I had pre-ordered this from HMV as soon as it was announced, and was initially worried they wouldn’t ship to the USA but they did!

                  The box it arrived in was pretty damaged, but the record was pretty much perfect condition luckily. So glad I decided to pre-order this, I’ve been wanting this record on vinyl for so long. Not sure if I’ll end up buying the 3 other records in the soundtrack. I can say for certain that I am happy with Departure.
                  • Yunta's avatar
                    Perfect sound quality, as to be expected for a japanese pressing. Not a single pop anywhere on the!
                    Did anyone else receive their copy with large seam split on the cover? Really pissed about that..



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