Written as the soundtrack to the long-running Japanese television series Silk Road, the music blends Kitaro's influences from traditional Japanese music and the romantic Western tradition. The documentary, about the ancient Silk Road that links Europe to China, became one of Japan's most famous television series.
A growing international contingent of fans grew quickly to admire Kitaro's soundtrack as a masterpiece for its serene and seductive arrangements, gentle melodies and combination of lush, majestic textures. The Silk Road music became a phenomenon that identified Kitaro by millions worldwide.
This soundtrack features a previously unreleased version of the "Theme from Silk Road" as well as "Pray at Xian/Mercury", which was recorded live in Xian, China during Kitaro's 2002 Silk Road tour.