© 1998 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||Godzilla vs. Spacegodzilla|
|Japanese Title:||Gojira Tai Supesugojira|
|Movie also known as:||N/A|
|CD Label:||Kitty Records Japan|
|Music by:||Takayuki Hattori|
|Number of tracks:||23|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1996|
|Year Movie Released in Japan:||1994|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.:||Jan.1999 (VHS Video)|
|DVD Released in U.S.:||Double DVD, Columbia/Tri-Star #04690, Feb. 2000|
Also has 1995 "Godzilla vs. Destroyer"
After several scores by Akira Ifukube, Toho turns to Takayuki Hattori this time for the music. This is a fairly full disc running at over 50 minutes.
The main title on this CD is a mixture of different musical types and sounds and has a similarity to the theme from "The Poseidon Adventure" at times. Track #2 sounds as if it were heavily influenced by John Williams score to "Superman" and Track #3 sounds like it was influenced by John Barry's James Bond themes, in particular, the theme from "The Spy Who Loved Me". In fact, most of the tracks on this CD sound like they were very heavily influenced (ripped off?)by other popular movies. Most of this score also sounds like it belongs in a TV movie-of-the-week rather than in a big budget film. Don't get me wrong, the music here is very enjoyable and easy to listen to. It will remind you of many other movies including a few of the other 90's Godzilla themes. If Mr. Hattori was going to use influences and themes from other scores it would have been nice to have also reworked a few of Mr. Ifukube's great themes.
Overall this is a decent, mostly action oriented, score that has a lot of music that sounds remarkably like the theme heard in "The Poseidon Adventure". Track #23, "Echoes of Love (Date of Birth)", is a love theme sounding piece with a female vocal.
U.S. Title: Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Japanese Title: Gojira tai Supesugojira 1 Main Title 2 Godzilla's Theme 1994 3 Basu Island *1 4 The Black Hole XG Cell(s) 5 Super Fighter Life Form(s) Approach(es) 6 ESP/Melody 7 Fairy MOTHRA 8 Little Godzilla 9 Final Triumph 10 First Meeting 11 Hyper Battle Area 12 The G-Force Theme 13 SpaceGodzilla's Theme: The Descent of the God of Destruction 14 SpaceGodzilla's Super Power(s) 15 TELEKINESIS 16 Love Theme 17 MOGERA Ready to Die 18 SpaceGodzilla Insanity 19 Requiem 20 MOGERA Ready to Go 21 Epilogue 22 Echoes of Love (Instrumental) 23 Echoes of Love (Date of Birth) *1 This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese