© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title The History Of Gamera
CD Label Apollon Inc.
CD Number APCF-5130
Music by: Various
Number of tracks 24
Running time 57:37
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1992


May 16, 2000

The CD is a nicely done "Best Of" type CD from the early Gamera films. We have from 2 to 5 tracks from each of the Gamera films "Gamera" 1965 through "Gamera vs. Zigra" 1971. The music on this CD is listed as in Mono. The exception would seem to be Track #12 which is entirely a sound effects track that is definitely in Stereo. Track # 14 is also mostly sound effects and also is in Stereo. The final track is the well known Gamera theme song sung by children

Overall this CD is a pleasure to listen to. We get many action and suspense oriented tracks here with none of the kiddie type music and some but not many special effects noises.

Title:      The History Of Gamera

From:	Gamera (Released 1965)
(Japanese Title: Daikaiju Gamera)
1.	Gamera Appears in the North Sea!
2.	The Legend of the Eskimos
3.	Z-Plan
4.	Ending

From:	Gamera vs. Barugon (Released 1966)
(Japanese Title: Daikaiju Ketto Gamera Tai Barugon)
5.	Title
6.	Birth of Barugon
7.	The Fury of the Freeze Monster
8.	The Outer Limits of Vice

From:	Gamera vs. Gaos (Released 1967)
(Japanese Title: Daikaiju Kuchusen Gamera Tai Gyaosu)
9.	Title
10.	Gaos' Cave
11.	Massive Attack on Nagoya
12.	Gamera vs. Gaos

From:  Gamera vs. Viras (Released 1968)
(Japanese Title:  Gamera Tai Uchu Kaiju Bairasu)
13.	Opening
14.	Viras' Spaceship
15.	Gamera Transforms into the Devil

From:	Gamera vs. Guiron (Released 1969)
(Japanese Title:  Gamera Tai Daiakuju Giron)
16.	Opening
17.	Terror of the 10th Planet
18.	Gamera vs. Guiron
19.	Modest but Triumphant Return
20.	Ending

From:	Gamera vs. Jiger (Released 1970)
(Japanese Title: Gamera Tai Daimaju Jaiga )
21.	Gamera's Crisis
22.	Operation Rescue Gamera

From:  Gamera vs. Zigra (Released 1971)
(Japanese Title: Gamera Tai Shinkai Kaiju Jigura)
23.	Gamera vs. Zigra
24.	Ending (Gamera March)