2003 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Rebirth Of Mothra 3
Japanese Title Mosura 3
Movie also known as: Mothra 3
CD Label ADV Music
CD Number CD/008
Music by: Toshiyuki Watanabe
Additional Music by: Yuji Koseki,
with vocal performances by Megumi Kobayashi & Misato Tate.
Number of tracks 25
Running time 49:51
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1998
Year Movie Released in U.S. Not released in the U.S.

REVIEW

This is the ADV Music U.S.release of the soundtrack to the third of the latest Mothra movies known in the US as "The Rebirth Of Mothra". These movies are geared more towards children than kaiju loving adults but I still enjoyed the movie.

I REALLY enjoyed this CD. In my mind it's the best of the three. Mr. Watanabe seems to have gotten better on each new film. The music on this CD is a great mix of adventure type music and softer, romantic type music. We also have, on Track 4, an updated Mothra song. This is the same song that has been done in the past by The Peanuts & The Cosmos. While the words are the same, the music and instrumentation has been updated and sounds great instead of being annoying or making you cringe as most updates of older songs do. It won't replace or make you forget the original but is a really nice update. On Track #17 there is also a female vocal that sounds like a new song to or about Mothra. In this movie King Ghidorah comes back to fight Mothra.

I've played this CD several times already and it grew on me instantly. If you're a Mothra fan, don't pass this one by if you can get it. Also ADV Music has done a very nice job with this U.S. release. If you don't have or can't get the original Japanese disc, then this is a great and affordable alternative.

For additional great reviews by Jeff Berkwits of this Mothra disc, go to: http://www.scifi.com/sfw/issue379/sound.html

Rebirth Of Mothra 3
  1. Opening / The Legend Is Set Free
  2. The Eerie Swarm of Meteors
  3. The Strange Meteorite
  4. The Mothra Song
  5. The Second Coming of the Greatest Foe
  6. The Appearance of Mothra
  7. Meeting with Mothra
  8. The Sound of the Blade of Sadness
  9. Setting off on our Journey through Space and Time
  10. Haora Mothra (Moll version)
  11. One Last Request
  12. Soaring High 130 Million Years Ago
  13. The Strange Dome
  14. Cretaceous Period Battle 1
  15. Risk Your Life
  16. Cretaceous Period Battle 2
  17. Haora Mothra (Lora version)
  18. Requiem
  19. The Return of King Ghidorah
  20. The Tragic Battle
  21. The Appearance of the Armored Warrior
  22. The Last Battle
  23. The Last Metamorphosis
  24. The Power of the Legend
  25. Ending/ Touch My Heart