1998 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Akira Ifukube # 9
Godzilla vs. Mothra
CD Label: Futureland
CD Number: TYCY-5267-68
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks: Disc 1 - 50
Disc 2 - 48
Running time: Disc 1 - 71:41
Disc 2 - 72:08
Number of discs: 2
Year of release/manufacture: 1992

REVIEW

Score by Akira Ifukube. This is definitely a fully packed 2 CD set with both CD's clocking in at over 70 minutes of music each. This set contains a better mix of action themes along with the sadder, slower themes than the single disc set. Again, this set contains a lot of music we've heard before in other Ifukube scored films but if you don't own many other CD's from the series then this set is a great addition to your collection if you can find it.

Disc #2's track #47 is a very annoying tune. It sounds like kids on speed or some psychedelic drug. The last track, #48, is just OK but unnecessary and wouldn't have been missed.

Akira Ifukube # 9: Godzilla vs. Mothra

CD-1 (Godzilla vs. Mothra)  Unedited, full-size, etc.
1	Main Title
2	Collapse of the Temple
3	Collapse of the Suspension Bridge
4	Strange Cave(s)
5	Discovery of the Giant Egg
6	Rolling Titles/Ending
7	The Cocoon at the Japanese National Assembly Building
8	The Legend of the Cosmos
9	Battra: Slow - Short
10	Battra: Slow
11	Battra: Fast
12	The Giant Egg In Tow
13	Mothra: Slow
14	Mothra: Fast
15	The Halo Above the Water
16	Maser March (Tanzawa)
17	Maser March (Nagoya)
18	Godzilla: Slow
19	Godzilla: Fast
20	Battra: Fast - Full
21	The Young Girl and the Cosmos
22	Mothra's Song (Karaoke)
23	The Birth of Adult Mothra (Karaoke)
24	The Birth of Adult Mothra (Intro Only)
25	The Golden Image of Buddha
26	The Iceberg Incident
27	The Fall of the Meteorite
28	Scales: Musical Effects  *2
29	Midori's Letter
30	Mahala Mothra   *1
31	Mothra Heads Off into Outer Space
32	Infant Island
33	The Ruins of the Ayutthaya Dynasty
34	The Hotel in Manila
35	The Ferris Wheel
36	Attack of the Scales     *2
37	Conversation(s) between Mothra and Battra
38	The Birth of Adult Battra - Original
39	Energy
40	Undersea Battle
41	The Birth of Adult Mothra  (a cappella - echoes)
42	The Birth of Adult Mothra  (a cappella - without echoes)
43	Mahala Mothra  (a cappella)
44	Luminous Fairy(ies)  (a cappella)
45	The Appeal (Separate Take)
46	Mothra's Song (a cappella)
47	Mothra's Song (Original - Mix)
48	Mahala Mothra (Original - Mix)
49	The Birth of Adult Mothra (Original - Mix)
50	Rehearsal Scene(s) (M-16 Test)

*1  This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese
*2  'Scales' refer to the tiny scales found on the 
     wings of insects such as butterflies and moths.

CD-2 [Godzilla vs. Mothra]  Edited, Complete Takes, etc.

1	The Fall of the Meteorite
2	Main Title
3	The Golden Image of Buddha
4	Collapse of the Temple
5	The Iceberg Incident
6	Infant Island
7	Collapse of the Suspension Bridge
8	Midori's Letter
9	Strange Cave(s)
10	Discovery of the Giant Egg
11	The Legend of the Cosmos
12	Baby Battra's Offensive
13	The Giant Egg in Tow
14	Battra Attacks Nagoya
15	Battra's Fury
16	The Appearance of Godzilla
17	The Birth of Baby Mothra
18	Mothra vs. Godzilla I
19	Godzilla vs. Battra I
20	The Hotel in Manila
21	Mothra's Song	
22	Mothra's Sea Attack - Mothra's Song
23	Mahala Mothra   *2
24	Mothra Heads to Akasaka
25	The Young Girl and the Cosmos
26	The Cocoon at the Japanese National Assembly Building
27	Godzilla Comes From Fuji Volcano
28	The Birth of Adult Mothra
29	The Birth of Adult Battra
30	Maser March
31	Mothra Comes Flying
32	Mothra vs. Battra
33	Mothra vs. Battra II
34	Mothra Counterattacks
35	Luminous Fairy(ies)
36	Mothra vs. Godzilla II
37	Mothra Rescued
38	The Three Monsters Fight to the Death
39	Operation 'Godzilla Aerial Transport'
40	The Halo Above the Water
41	Mothra Heads Off into Outer Space
42	Rolling Titles/Ending
43	The Sacred Fountain (Mix - Complete Version)
44	The Sacred Fountain (Karaoke)
45	The Sacred Fountain (a cappella)
46	Mothra's Song
47	Godzi-rap:  The Orthodox Tune - Ambient Mix   *2
48	Godzilla - Musical Scales (Godzilla Exercises)

*2  This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese.