Milan Records today announces the December 4 release of EVANGELION FINALLY, a collection of vocal songs performed by Yoko Takahashi and Megumi Hayashibara as heard in the hit anime series NEON GENESIS EVANGELION and EVANGELION 2.0 YOU CAN (NOT) ADVANCE. The CD and digital release arrives on the 25th anniversary of the debut of the series, which has since become a global cultural phenomenon with fans across the world gearing up for the Shin Evangelion film release in 2021. The CD and digital release will be followed by a vinyl release in February 2021, celebrating both the Shin Evangelion film release and Anime Month. The double LP set will arrive in various vinyl color variants exclusive to Milan Records, Mondo, Light In The Attic, Right Stuf and Newbury Comic.
The 15-track collection includes Yoko Takahashi’s well-known opening song to the series “The Cruel Angel’s Thesis,” as well as new covers of original songs including “FLY ME TO THE MOON (2020 Version),” a new recording of the classic jazz standard featured in the show’s end credit, and a new vocal arrangement from Takahashi of “Kokoro yo Genshi ni Modore 2020.” Also included in the collection is “THANATOS -IF I CAN’T BE YOURS-,“ a new original track and the theme song to the Shin Evangelion feature film performed by LOREN & MASH. Meanwhile “Come sweet death, second impact” is a jazz arrangement of the legendary masterpiece featuring the voice of Megumi Hayashibara. Included in the CD version of the release is a booklet featuring exclusive interviews with both Yoko Takahashi and Megumi Hayashibara.
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