2008 Lawrence Tuczynski

Scans & info provided by John M Emmons

Title Ultra Sound Dendo Series Volume 9: Ultraman 80
CD Label Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc.
CD Number COCX-33804
Music by: Toru Fuyuki
Number of tracks 20
Running time 72:11
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture September 20, 2006

REVIEW

February 04, 2008

Review by John M Emmons

Ultraman 80 is the ninth and last volume in the "Ultra Sound Dendo Series," made in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of Ultraman.

While both the main Ultraman 80 song and the U.G.M. song (Utility Government Members) sound very dated, there's also an infectious energy to them. Most of the album focuses on instrumental variations of these two themes, ranging from trumpet solos to full orchestra renditions. Tracks four and eleven are strong tracks featuring typically tense music that easily evokes images of monsters rampaging Tokyo.

This is my first Ultraman 80 album, so I cannot compare this release with previous ones. Unlike the other two Dendo Series albums, the majority of the tracks are in stereo. I really enjoyed listening to this album and recommend it to fans of Toru Fuyuki.

Ultra Sound Dendo Series Volume 9: Ultraman 80
English track title translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates

  1. Main Title ~ Ultraman 80 (TV Size)
  2. Ultraman Teacher
  3. UGM
  4. Monster Appearance
  5. Our Ultraman 80
  6. Teacher Mystery
  7. Let's Go UGM (TV Size)
  8. UGM Holiday
  9. Sure Kill! Formation Yamato
  10. Beautiful Transfer Teacher
  11. Tokyo Silent Strategy
  12. Revived Legend
  13. Let's Go UGM
  14. Main Title II ~ Keep It Up Ultraman 80 (TV Size)
  15. Fly to Demonic Monster Island!!
  16. Ultra Star Warrior
  17. I'm a Terran (TV Size)
  18. Soldier returns to the Star
  19. The Guy with a Burning Heart ~ Takeshi Yamato's Song
  20. Ultraman 80