The silk road featured some beautiful music by someone who was barely known at the time, and who was brought to prominence by writing the haunting theme music for the series, the Japanese musician Kitaro.
Whenever I hear the music it instantly reminds me of the long and arduous, but also romantic journey across the wastes of the Taklamakan Desert, lost outposts and hidden caves.
Here is a very faithful live recording of Kitaro playing the theme at the Tokyo Orchard Hall on September 26th 2009.
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