2000 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Godzilla 2000: Millennium
Japanese Title: Gojira ni-sen mireniamu
Also Known As: Gojira 2000
Godzilla 2000
Godzilla Millennium
CD Label: Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.
CD Number: COCP-50196
Music by: Takayuki Hattori
except track 31 by Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks: 39
Running time: 59:05
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1999
Year Movie Released in Japan: Dec. 1999
Year Movie Released in U.S.: August 2000.


11/28/1999 - Review by David Hirsch

Hattori isn't a bad composer, the melodies are quite good. However, he's hampered by the same remarkably poor orchestrations that haunted Godzilla Vs. SpaceGodzilla. He seems to favor heavily muted horns that belittle the larger orchestral sound achieved by the strings. That same reoccurring horn motif that was overused for SpaceGodzilla rears itself once again here. I also suspect there's some kind of dig at the American Godzilla here because Hattori mocks David Arnold's army theme and doesn't the other monster look like the American Godzilla after it's met a blow torch?

It could have been much better, but it also could have been much worse.

* Added by Larry Tuczynski

I pretty much agree with all that Dave has said above. The problem he mentions with the horn orchestrations is very evident on how well they played track 31, Akira Ifukube's themes with the original orchestrations. Or is track 31 done by Akira Ifukube himself? He is given credit for track 31 on the CD but since I can't read Japanese can't tell if it says that track was done by him or by Hattori with Ifukube's orchestrations.

Also I am waiting for final judgment on this music until I get an opportunity to see how well it works in the movie. I know I have enjoyed the music from the latest Gamera and Mothra films more after seeing how they worked in the films.

English Title:	Godzilla 2000: Millennium Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Japanese Title: Gojira ni-sen mireniamu

Translations by Silver Bridges
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1.	Main Title - Godzilla 2000 Millennium
2.	The Giant Tail
3.	Face to Face with Terror
4.	Inches from Disaster
5.	Godzilla Appears in Nemuro
6.	Deep at Sea
7.	Sixty Million Year Slumber
8.	The Object from Outer Space:  Bizarre Happening 1
9.	The Self-Defense Forces Swing Into Action
10.	Godzilla's Theme - 2000 Millennium
11.	Launching the Full-Metal Missiles
12.	The Objects from Outer Space:  Flight
13.	Godzilla Comes Ashore
14.	The Encounter with the Mysterious Object
15.	Eerie Silence 1
16.	Eerie Silence 2
17.	Ominous Premonition
18.	The Wonder of G Revealed
19.	The Object from Outer Space:  Bizarre Happening 1
20.	Giant UFO Approaching 1
21.	Giant UFO Approaching 2
22.	Off To Shinjuku...
23.	Earth Invasion
24.	Before the Explosion
25.	Millennium
26.	Thinking of My Dad
27.	21:10
28.	The Millennium Kingdom
29.	Miraculous Survival
30.	Organizer
31.	"Godzilla's Theme"
32.	Extraterrestrial Life:  The Birth
33.	Tensions on the Rise
34.	Extraterrestrial Life: The Metamorphosis
35.	Astonishing Resurrection
36.	G's Decision
37.	Space Monster: The Irony of Fate
38.	End Title:  Godzilla, Dreaded God
39.	SE  Godzilla  Space Monster