Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro Soundtrack LP
Now here's a cool collector's item for anime and Hayao Miyazaki fans: the 1983 soundtrack LP for Lupin the 3rd: Castle of Cagliostro. This LP was released on the Colombia label in Japan, and includes excellent cover and insert artwork. I especially like the front and back cover, which emphasizes the themes of romance and Lupin's conflicted emotions...who is the rescuing hero, and who is the imprisoned?
This is a really nice collector's item. It also helps that Castle of Cagliostro has some really good music, very fitting for a late-1970s picture. It could be used on an episode of Charlie's Angels. The title song is especially nice, fitting in that James Bond style of espionage, intrigue and romance. I could see myself spinning this record from time to time; I'd certainly be making mix tapes, that's for sure.
This soundtrack LP, and many others, are commonly available on Ebay for $30, give or take. If you're looking to add to your Miyazaki collection, here's an excellent choice.