Wowsers! I had no idea this was available in surround SACD.Tales from Earthsea [soundtrack] [TOKUMA Japan/Multi~CH SACD 5.1] a simply gorgeous discrete soundscape
I've seen the movie & liked it more than most others but I really don't remember much about the music. Considering this is Ghibli project & gets your endorsement, that's good enough for me.
Sadly I see this was a 2005 release sold out but CD Japan still has it listed at (out of stock) only $20 USA. Gladly I see there are 8 copies for sale on Discogs! The disc price is most reasonable but since it the sellers are in Japan, shipping is at least twice the cost of the SACD. But I'll make my selection & forge ahead. Thanks for the tip!