© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Japanese Title||Yosei Gorasu|
|Movie also known as:||Astronaut 1980|
Gorath, the Mysterious Star
Suspicous Star Gorath
|CD Label||SLCS Japan|
|Music by:||Kan Ishii|
|Number of tracks||45|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1995|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1962|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.||1964|
May 11, 2000
This is a great CD with nearly an hour's worth of music on it. Track #1, "Main Title", starts us right off with a really good fast paced action/suspense theme. The second track has a nice, light, night club band sound to it. Track # 6 treats us to a big band version of "Jingle Bells" while Track # 9 gives a male chorus tune. Track # 25 sounds like a traditional Japanese number. Tracks # 39 through # 44 are karaoke and alternate take versions of a song called "We Are Space Pilots". Some of the themes get repeated a few times but not enough to get boring. Most of the tracks on this CD are in Stereo with only five tracks in Mono.
This is a surprisingly good CD and stands up well as a stand-alone listing experience. A good mix of styles and tempos. There is a lot of action/adventure/suspense music on this disc. The only slight drawback is the large number of short (under one minute) cues. The CD is well worth owning if you can track down a copy.
Some title translations updated 10-21-99 courtesy of August Ragone U.S. Title: Gorath Japanese Title: Yosei Gorasu 1 Main Title 2 The Car Radio 3 The JX-1 Hayabusa (Falcon) 4 6000G 5 No Escape! 6 Jingle Bells 7 Captain Sonoda's Funeral 8 Space Port at the Foot of Mt. Fuji 9 We Are Space Pilots  10 The Terror of Gorath 11 U.N. Headquarters 12 Harmful Impact on the Earth 13 We Are Space Pilots  - Grand Cabaret 14 Eve of The Otori's Launch 15 The JX-2 Otori (Hawk) 16 The Space Station 17 Construction of the South Pole Base 18 The Collapse of Pipe #33 19 The Loss of 60 Days 20 Capsule No. 1 21 Eject from the Capsule 22 Amnesia 23 Ignition of the Jet Pipes 24 1.10 x 10-6G 25 New Year's Day at the Sonoda House 26 Love's Theme 27 45 Days Left 28 Magma, the Giant Monster 29 Magma vs. the V.T.O.L. Jet 30 Crisis Approaches the Earth 31 Takiko's Apartment 32 A Special Broadcast 33 The End of the Moon 34 Terror of the Great Flood 35 Two Minutes To Go 36 Did We Escape It? 37 We Did It! 38 Ending 39 We Are Space Pilots  (Karaoke) 40 We Are Space Pilots  (Materials) 41 We Are Space Pilots  42 We Are Space Pilots  (Karaoke) 43 We Are Space Pilots  (Materials) 44 We Are Space Pilots  (Monophonic) 45 Grand Cabaret (Monophonic)