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約束はいらない
Album
YakusokuWaIranai
RomajisYakusoku wa Iranai
TranslationNo Need for Promises
Release1996/04/24
ReferenceVIDL-10764
PublisherVictor Entertainment
ProducerShiro Sasaki
Tracks4
Length14:05

The Yakusoku wa Iranai single features the opening theme of the TV animation show Vision of Escaflowne. This is also the debut single of Maaya Sakamoto.

Overview Edit

This single was composed by Yoko Kanno, but the narration track Hitomi no Tarot Uranai uses Hitomi's Theme which was composed by Hajime Mizoguchi. The two songs were also released in Escaflowne Over the Sky and in The Vision of Escaflowne lovers only, and Hitomi's Theme was released in Escaflowne Original Soundtrack 2. However, Yakusoku wa Iranai (Original Karaoke) can only be found on this single.

Release Edit

The CD was released on April 4, 1996.

Track list Edit

All tracks composed by Yoko Kanno. (unless otherwise indicated)

TitleEnglishVocalsLyricsCompositionLength
01.約束はいらないYakusoku wa IranaiMaaya Sakamoto, Gabriela RobinYuuho Iwasato3:32
02.ともだちTomodachiMaaya SakamotoYuuho Iwasato3:40
03.約束はいらない(オリジナル・カラオケ)Yakusoku wa Iranai (Original Karaoke)3:32
04.<BONUS TRACK>ひとみのタロット占い<BONUS TRACK> Hitomi no Tarot Uranai3:13
14:05

<BONUS TRACK> Hitomi no Tarot Uranai is a narration track written by Hiroaki Kitajima, using the music Hitomi's Theme composed by Hajime Mizoguchi and narrated by Maaya Sakamoto.

Musicians Edit

For tracks 1 to 3:

  • Keyboards: Yoko Kanno
  • Bass: Hitoshi Watanabe
  • Acoustic guitar: Masayoshi Fuyukawa
  • Drums: Shigeo Miyata
  • Percussions: Yoichi Okabe
  • Strings: MEMBERS DE L'ORCHESTRA DELL'UNIONE MUSICISTI DI ROMA
  • Synth manipulation: Shunsuke Sakamoto, Keishi Urata
  • Chorus: Gabriela Robin
  • Recorded by: Masashi Yabuhara, Hideaki Okuhara, Franco Patrignani
  • Mixed by: Masashi Yabuhara
  • Recorded at: VICTOR AOYAMA STUDIO, DISCOMATE STUDIO, STUDIO FORUM
  • Mixed at: CAPRI DIGITAL STUDIO (in CAPRI ISLAND ITALY)

For track 4: See the music credits of Escaflowne Original Soundtrack 2.

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