2008 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Mothra Original Soundtrack Promotion Disc
Japanese Title Mosura
Movie also known as: Rebirth Of Mothra
CD Label Pony Canyon
CD Number DSP-1249
Music by: Toshiyuki Watanabe
Number of tracks 5
Running time 12:13
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1996
Year Movie Released in Japan 1996
Year Movie Released in U.S. VHS Tape - Aug. 3, 1999
DVD Released in U.S.: Double DVD, Columbia/Tri-Star #04691, Feb. 2000
Also has 1997 "Rebirth Of Mothra II"

REVIEW

July 13, 2008

This is a five track promotional disc for the 1996 Mothra movie.

The music here is great and in my opinion surpasses the movie it's for. We no longer have twin fairies but instead have fairy sisters known as the Elias. This disc start out with track # 5 from the full CD PCCR-00244 elsewhere on this site. It'an upbeat version of the original Mothra song sung by the Elias. The 2nd track on this disc is the same as Track # 9 on the full CD and gives us a more mellow tribute song to Mothra also sung by the girls. Track three here is the same as Track # 14 on the full disc. This is another very beautifully done infectious vocal track. The fourth track here is the same as track 15 on the full CD and the last track is the same as track 20.

While this CD won't make you forget the Akira Ifukube originals, Toshiyuki Watanabe has done a really nice job of scoring this movie and giving us a very listenable CD that holds up well as a stand-alone piece.

Mothra Original Soundtrack Promotional Disc

  1. Mothra's Song
  2. Song of Prayer
  3. Mothraleo *1
  4. The Sacred Emergence
  5. Forever Friends
    1. *1 This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese