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Title AKIRA IFUKUBE: NIKKATSU FILMS SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION
CD Label Three Shells
CD Number 3SCD-0032
Music Composed by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks Disc 1 - 35
Disc 2 - 51
Disc 3 - 52
Disc 4 - 42
Running time UNKNOWN
Number of discs 4
Year of release/manufacture May 31, 2017

REVIEW

June 07, 2017

Sorry. No review at this time. I do not own a copy of these discs.

Ark Soundtrack Square is happy to inform an amazing Akira Ifukube's Soundtrack collection:

AKIRA IFUKUBE: NIKKATSU FILMS SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (4CD):
A definitive soundtrack collection featuring 180 tracks of music Akira Ifukube composed for all fourteen Nikkatsu films on four discs! Contains all OK takes from the survived mastertapes of six films, and BGM from other eight films are taken from the optical sound recordings (possibly taken from the part without dialogue and sound effects). Limited 200 sets.
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UPDATED INFO: June 17, 2017 by Brandon O'Brian

The set was originally limited to 200 sets, but they quickly sold out well ahead of its release date. Three Shells made a second pressing of an unknown number. However, this second pressing just sold out at the Three Shells website, so it may be out-of-print now.

AKIRA IFUKUBE: NIKKATSU FILMS SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION (4CD) (3SCD-0032)
(Title translations coutesy of Brandon O'Brian)

First Collection (Disc 1)

    "The Maid's Child" (06/26/1955, directed by: Tomotaka Takasa)
    (Overseas Version - Recorded on February 18, 1958)

  1. M-1
  2. M-2
  3. M-3A
  4. M-5 Aomori Prefecture Folk Song "I am Disappointed (Lullaby)"
  5. M-6
  6. M-8A
  7. M-8 Aomori Prefecture Folk Song "I am Disappointed (Lullaby)"
  8. M-10
  9. M-13A
  10. M-14
  11. M-15
  12. M-16 Aomori Prefecture Folk Song "I am Disappointed (Lullaby)"
  13. M-17
  14. M-18
  15. DB-30-3 "Furusato" Composed by: Teiichi Okano/Lyrics by: Tatsuyuki Takano
  16. DB-30-4 "Furusato" Composed by: Teiichi Okano/Lyrics by: Tatsuyuki Takano
  17. DB-30-5 "Furusato" Composed by: Teiichi Okano/Lyrics by: Tatsuyuki Takano
  18. "The Maid's Child" (06/26/1955, directed by: Tomotaka Takasa)
    (Domestic Version) From Optical Track

  19. Nikkatsu Mark
  20. #2 ~ #8 Aomori Prefecture Folk Song "I am Disappointed (Lullaby)"
  21. #34 ~ #40
  22. #168
  23. #182 ~ #186
  24. "Scoundrels of the Sea" (08/20/1957, directed by Kaneto Shindo)

  25. M-1-2 TOP Nikkatsu Mark ~ Main Title
  26. M-1A-2 TOP
  27. M-2-1
  28. M-3-3 "Revolution Song"
  29. M-3A-1
  30. M-4-1
  31. M-4A-2
  32. M-5-4
  33. M-6-2 Ending
  34. PS-74-2 "Negro Spiritual Song"
  35. PS-83 (A)
  36. PS-83 (B) "Revolution Song"
  37. M-Unknown Unused "Revolution Song"

Second Collection (Disc 2)

    "Tear Down Those Walls" (06/23/1959, directed by Ko Nakahira)

  1. M-1-1
  2. M-2-1
  3. M-3-1
  4. M-4-1
  5. M-5-1
  6. M-6-1
  7. M-7-2
  8. M-8-1
  9. M-9-1
  10. M-10-1
  11. M-11-1
  12. M-12-1
  13. M-13-1
  14. M-14-1
  15. M-15-1
  16. M-16-1
  17. M-17-1
  18. M-18-1
  19. M-19-1
  20. "Teikoku Bank Incident: Prisoner on Death Row" (04/12/1964, directed by Kei Kumai)

  21. M-1-1
  22. M-2-1
  23. M-3-1
  24. M-4-1
  25. M-5-1
  26. M-6-1
  27. M-7-1
  28. M-8-1
  29. M-9-1
  30. M-10-1 - M14-1 Mendelssohn Composition "Spring Song"
    (M10 and M14 Used as One Cue)
  31. M-11-1
  32. M-12-1
  33. M-13-1
  34. M-15-1 "Work Song" Russian Folk Song
  35. M-16-1
  36. M-17-1
  37. M-18-1
  38. M-19-1
  39. M-20-1
  40. M-21-1
  41. M-22-1
  42. M-23-1
  43. M-24-1
  44. M-25-1
  45. M-26-1
  46. M-27-1
  47. M-28-1
  48. M-29-1
  49. M-30-1
  50. M-31-1
  51. M-32-1
  52. M-33-1

Third Collection (Disc 3)

    "Japanese Archipelago" (05/26/1965, directed by Kei Kumai)

  1. M-1-2
  2. M-2-1
  3. M-3-1
  4. M-4-1
  5. M-4-2
  6. M-5-1
  7. M-6-1
  8. M-7-1
  9. M-8-1
  10. M-10-1
  11. M-11-1
  12. M-12-1
  13. M-13-1
  14. M-14-1
  15. M-16-1 Jingle Bells (James Pierpont)
  16. M-17-1
  17. M-18-1
  18. M-19-1
  19. M-20-1 (First Half)
  20. M-20-1 (Second Half)
  21. M-22-1
  22. M-23-1
  23. M-24-1
  24. M-26-1
  25. M-27-1
  26. M-EX-1 Russian Folk Song "Dubinushka" ("Work Song")
  27. "The Burmese Harp: Complete Edition" (02/12/1956, directed by Kon Ichikawa)

  28. M-2-2 "Loneliness on a Journey"
    Composed by: John P. Ordway
    Lyrics by: Kyuukei Inudou
  29. M-3-4 "Golden Caterpiller" (Composed by: Shinpei Nakayama)
  30. M-7-4 "My Humble Cottage"
    Lyrics by: Howard John Payne
    Composed by: Henry Rowley Bishop
  31. M-12-1
  32. M-13-1
  33. M-14-1
  34. M-15-2
  35. M-18-1 Hymn "Nostalgic"
  36. M-19-1
  37. M-19A-1 "My Humble Cottage" (Composed by: Henry Rowley Bishop)
  38. M-20-1
  39. M-22A-2 "My Humble Cottage" (Composed by: Henry Rowley Bishop)
  40. M-23-1
  41. M-25-1
  42. M-26-7 "The Moon over the Ruined Castle"
    Composed by Rentaro Taki
    Lyrics by: Bansui Doi
  43. M-29-3 "Shinoda no Yabu"
    Composed by: Fujii Kiyomi
    Lyrics by: Ujo Noguchi
  44. M-34-1
  45. M-35-1 Ending
  46. "The Burmese Harp: Complete Edition"
    (02/12/1956, directed by Kon Ichikawa) (From Optical Track)

  47. Title Backing
  48. #23 "Aagyokuhai ni hana ukete" (Lyrics by: Kanji Yano / Composed by: Shoichi Kusunoki
    ~ "My Humble Cottage" (Lyrics by: Yoshi Satomi / Composed by Henry Rowley Bishop)
  49. #24 ~ #26 "My Humble Cottage"
    Lyrics by: Howard John Payne
    Composed by: Henry Rowley Bishop
  50. #80 ~ #81
  51. #88
  52. #98
  53. #119 First Half "My Humble Cottage" (Composed by: Henry Rowley Bishop)
  54. #119 Second Half "Aogeba totoshi" Ministry of Education Song

Fourth Collection (Disc 4)

    "Muddy Youth" (09/21/1954, directed by Ichiro Sugai)

  1. Title Backing
  2. #13
  3. #14 ~ #15
  4. #54 ~ #55A
  5. #56
  6. #62 ~ #64
  7. #88
  8. #142 ~ #143
  9. "Woman of Ginza" (04/01/1955, directed by Kozaburo Yoshimura)

  10. #3 ~ Title Backing ~ #4
  11. #60A ~ #60E
  12. #89 ~ #90
  13. #153
  14. "Three Faces" (08/09/1955, directed by Umetsugu Inoue)

  15. #1 ~ Title Backing ~ #3
  16. #59 ~ #61
  17. #63 ~ #65
  18. #76 ~ #79
  19. #119 ~ #122
  20. #127
  21. "Police Diary Part 2" (11/16/1955, directed by Seiji Hisamatsu)

  22. Title Backing ~ #1 Aizu Bandai
  23. #13A ~ #14
  24. #25
  25. #26
  26. #81 Shin Soma Bushi
  27. "Silver Suicide" (02/05/1956, directed by Kaneto Shindo)

  28. Title Backing ~ #2
  29. #90 ~ #95
  30. #191 ~ #192
  31. #192
  32. "The Crime of Shiro Kamisaka" (02/25/1956, directed by Seiji Hisamatsu)

  33. Nikkatsu Mark ~ Title Backing
  34. #15
  35. #17
  36. #21 ~ #23
  37. #105
  38. #107
  39. "Wandering Shore" (06/21/1956, directed by Kaneto Shindo)

  40. Title Backing
  41. #13
  42. #25 ~ #30
  43. #41 ~ #42/#93 ~ #96
  44. #152 ~ #153
  45. "Who Committed Murder" (07/03/1957, directed by Ko Nakahira)

  46. Title Backing
  47. #18 ~ #19
  48. #51
  49. #98 ~ #99