2006 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title TV Original Background Music Collection
KAMEN RIDER II: X, AMAZON, STRONGER
CD Label Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.
CD Number COCC-72032
Music by: Music: Shunsuke Kikuchi
Vocals: Ichiro Mizuki (1, 10)
Masato Shimon (6, 14)
Mitoko Horie (14)
Number of tracks 14
Running time 53:10
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture March 27,2004

REVIEW August 23, 2006

I have never seen any of the Kamen Rider series so know very little about them or how well the music works with the shows. This 14 track CD has a combination of vocal and instrumental songs from the various Kamen Rider II series of TV shows. In the series Kamen Rider X ran in 1974 in episodes 33, 34 and Kamen Rider Stronger was 1975 in episodes 38, 39. I enjoyed the CD but none of the tracks really reached out and grabbed me. Most of the music definitely has a 70's feel to it and is somewhat repetitive. If you are a fan of the series and have seen the TV shows then you might appreciate the music more than I.

This CD is part of the Animex 1200 series (#32) of CDs and each disc in the series is limited to 5000 copies. For more information about some of the Animex 1200 series of discs, please visit http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/collectors_den/2005-05.html and http://www.cdjapan.co.jp/collectors_den/2005-06.html

TV Original Background Music Collection KAMEN RIDER II: X, AMAZON, STRONGER
Track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

    KAMEN RIDER X

  1. X,X,X Rider!
    (Theme song) Set Up! Kamen Rider X (TV Edit)
    [When the riders transform they usually cry "Henshin!", but this one cries "Set Up!"]
  2. GOD Organisation's Theme
    [NOTE: Government Of Darkness. In the first 21 episodes the monsters are based on classical mythology. After that they're based on famous figures crossed with creatures, for example 'Starfish Hitler']
  3. Fight! Apollo Geist [GOD's Chief of Security]
  4. RS Device Recovery Fight
  5. Deathmatch with King Dark
    [NOTE: GOD's giant robot/computer]
  6. KAMEN RIDER AMAZON

  7. Wonderful Guy from the Jungle!
    (Theme song) Amazon Rider is Here (TV edit)
  8. Geddon's Theme
    [NOTE: the villains, powered by Super Inca Energy]
  9. Concrete Jungle
  10. Amazon Final Showdown
    Amazon Final Showdown
    Amazon Rider is Here (Instrumental)
    Amazon Final Showdown
  11. KAMEN RIDER STRONGER

  12. The Heavens Call, The Earth Calls, The People Call...
    [NOTE: Stronger announces himself to foes with a whistle and a little speech]
    (Theme song) Kamen Rider Stronger's Song (TV edit)
  13. Black Satan Theme [the villain group]
  14. Look! Electricity Man Stronger
  15. Stronger vs Delza Army [NOTE: the successors to Black Satan, ep26 on]
    Stronger Action (Instrumental)
    Our Brother Jo Shigeru (Instrumental)
  16. Fight, 7 Riders!
    Fight, 7 Riders! (Instrumental)
    (Ending Theme) Fight Again Today Stronger (TV edit)