© 2000 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||Godzilla 2000: Millennium|
|Japanese Title:||Gojira ni-sen mireniamu|
|Also Known As:||Gojira 2000|
|CD Label:||Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd.|
|Music by:||Takayuki Hattori|
except track 31 by Akira Ifukube
|Number of tracks:||39|
|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 - http://www.silverbridges.com/ 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