Journey to the West

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Journey to the West

[ XL Recordings / CD ]

Release Date: Monday 1 September 2008

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This project from Gorillaz masterminds Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlett features European + Chinese musicians & singers, and was produced for the Chinese opera production of the same name.

Looking for an opera album to wedge next to your dad's Andrea Bocelli collection on the family CD shelf? Damon Albarn & Jamie Hewlett have got you covered with a new project called Monkey and their CD, 'Journey to the West'.

This, the pair's first collaboration since Gorillaz, supplied the theme for the BBC's coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as providing the score to the opera of the same name, which was a huge success and received extremely positive reviews.

'Journey to the West' was performed using both Western & traditional Chinese instruments, and sung in Mandarin, which adds to the authenticity already afforded to it by it's use of Ancient Chinese texts as a basis.

Many New Zealanders will be familiar with the story line of 'Journey to the West' as it formed the basis of the hilarious, cult TV series from the '70s: 'Monkey' (A.K.A. 'Monkey Magic').


1. Monkey's World
2. Monkey Travels
3. Into the Eastern Sea
4. Living Sea
5. Dragon King
6. Iron Rod
7. Out of the Eastern Sea
8. Heavenly Peach Banquet
9. Battle in Heaven
10. O Mi to Fu
11. Whisper
12. Tripitaka's Curse
13. Confessions of a Pig
14. Sandy the River Demon
15. March of the Volunteers
16. White Skeleton Demon
17. Monk's Song
18. I Love Buddha
19. March of the Iron Army
20. Pigsy in Space
21. Monkey Bee
22. Disappearing Volcano

Check out the amazing Olympics 2008 Monkey Movie (via YouTube)