Ilaria Graziano & Yoko Kanno – Christmas In The Silent Forest

What is it?

Today’s song is the song CHRisTmas in the SiLenT ForeSt by Ilaria Graziano & Yoko Kanno from the music soundtrack Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex O.S.T. 3.

Song

Christmas in the Silent Forest

Song

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Christmas in the Silent Forest

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Christmas in the Silent Forest · Ilaria Graziano

攻殻機動隊 STAND ALONE COMPLEX O.S.T.3

℗ JVCKENWOOD Victor Entertainment

Released on: 2011-03-30

Composer: 菅野よう子
Lyricist: Shanti Snyder

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The alternate opening featuring Christmas in the Silent Forest by Yoko Kanno with vocals by Ilaria Graziano.
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CHRisTmas in the SiLenT ForeSt
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Part of this song was allegedly used in alternate opening credits for Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd Gig, and I never knew about this until I got to see it on YouTube:

Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd gig other opening (christmas in the silent forest)

What is it about?

Lyrics (By Google Search)

“Seeing colors
Ribbons of their truth
Can I touch to reconnect?
See beyond the light,
In Bubbles rise — to surface in someone’s eye
Synchrons that dwell
Silence is crying, is crying
Open doors and Empty glasses,
Christmas in the Silent Forest
The limp ticking of the hand
Penetrate in whispers
In shadows rise — to surface in someone’s mind
Echoes that dwell …echoes that dwell… echoes that dwell
Blameless sorrow
Hollow hush of trees
Roots are deeply intertwined
Penetrate in whispers
In shadows rise — to surface
In someone’s sigh
Segments that yell
Silence is crying, is crying
Open doors and Empty glasses,
Christmas in the Silent Forest
The limp ticking of the hand
Hollow hush of trees, How do you keep?
Sweet slumber, sleep among the forest trees
Hollow hush of trees, How do you keep?
Sweet slumber, sleep among the forest trees

Songwriters: 菅野 よう子 / Shanti Snyder
CHRisTmas in the SiLenT ForeSt lyrics © IGM”

My Thoughts

This is among my favorite songs from the anime (animated) television show Ghost In The Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Ghost In The Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG, and their soundtracks.

This is an interesting song with interesting instrumentals and vocals that fit well with the Ghost In The Shell universe, I think that Ilaria Graziano and Yoko Kanno make a great team because they have made some of my favorite songs in anime, and I wish that they would work together again and more often.

I also like the name of this song, there is something surreal and artistic about it, and I can imagine a music video being made of it that takes place in an actual quiet forest near mountains in a surreal setting as the view moves throughout the area.

Oddly, I can also imagine this song being used in a James Bond movie in the opening credits.

Molly Pease did a great job with her live performance / cover of this song, except for some of the voice effects at the end, I wish that there were more good covers like this of more music from some of my favorite anime.

The end,

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