© 2009 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers|
|CD Label||Columbia Music Entertainment, Inc. Japan|
|Music by:||Toshihiko Sahashi|
(track 37 composed by Toru Fuyuki)
|Number of tracks||45|
|Number of discs||2 - 1 CD, 1 DVD|
|Year of release/manufacture||September 24, 2008|
All info on this page courtesy of John M Emmons
October 17, 2009
2008's "Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers" shares a lot with its predecessor, "Ultraman Mebius & Ultra Brothers," including composer Toshihiko Sahashi. Ultraman Mebius again teams up with the original 4 Ultra Brothers to fight evil aliens, only this time they are joined by Ultramen Tiga, Dyna, and Gaia.
Like the aforementioned "Ultraman Mebius & Ultra Brothers," this score focused mostly on one new theme, plus a number of old themes. The new theme, which is used frequently, is very flexible, providing the quiet opening of the album to bold, heroic statements in the second half of the album. While it seems overused in the last quarter of the album, the theme does provide the score with a lot of emotion.
Sahashi's Mebius theme (from the Mebius television series) was brought back as well as his theme for the Ultra Brothers which was created for the previous movie. Both of these themes are used sparingly throughout the score. A short cue from Ultraman Tiga is present in "Ultraman Tiga Appeared!"
The highlight of the album is "Stand! Showa Ultras." This is a suite using the original themes from Ultraman and Ultra Seven and was composed by none other than Toru Fuyuki.
The overall feel of the album is similar to Sahashi's score to "Ultraman Mebius & Ultra Brothers," so if you like that, you'd probably like this music as well. There are a few odd tracks, like the Hawaiian song, that will take you by surprise at your first listen.
The soundtrack comes with a bonus Region 2 DVD in a bulky jewel case.
Great Decisive Battle! The Super 8 Ultra Brothers (COZX-321-2) |
Translations courtesy of John M Emmons