1998 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla
Japanese Title: Gojira Tai Mekagojira
Movie also known as: Godzilla vs. Super-Mechagodzilla
CD Label: Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan
CD Number: TYCY-5342~43
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks: Disc 1 - 45
Disc 2 - 45
Running time: Disc 1 - 74:20
Disc 2 - 54:24
Number of discs: 2
Year of release/manufacture: 1993
Year Movie Released in Japan: 1993
Year Movie Released in U.S.: VHS Tape - August 3, 1999

REVIEW

This is a good 2 CD set. You get new music, old music and familiar music that has been changed. You get action themes, suspense music, female vocals, and slow sad tunes. There is enough here that has been heard in other Godzilla films that this CD set could almost be a greatest hits CD. There is a fair amount of repetition of several themes but what's nice about it is that not all of it is the same. Some of the themes have been reworked and given to you with a faster or slower tempo or with different orchestration. The CD is never boring and doesn't repeat enough to be tedious. Disc 2, like the single CD TYCY-5364, has several short cues, some of which end rather abruptly.

This CD, like others, is hard to find. I won mine copy via an auction on eBay. If you can find it, it's well worth adding to your collection.

U.S. Title:      Godzilla Vs. MechaGodzilla
Japanese Title:  Gojira Tai Mekagojira

Track title translations courtesy of John Cassidy (Daijirou Ryuusei)

DISC 1
 (All the tracks in the date they were originally recorded, plus unused 
tracks and outtakes.  The below tracks were recorded on 8/28-29/1993)

 1.) Introduction
 2.) Main Title
 3.) G Force Training Center
 4.) The Fossil of Adonoa Island
 5.) Rodan Appears
 6.) Godzilla Vs. Rodan
 7.) The Music of the Ancient Vegetation
 8.) A Dinosaur Is Born
 9.) Baby And Azusa (I)
10.) G Force March (Fast)
11.) G Force March (Slow)
12.) Mechagodzilla Repair
13.) The Pteranodon Robot
14.) Baby And Azusa (II)
15.) The Baby Godzilla Transportation
16.) Godzilla's Theme
17.) Baby And Azusa (III)
18.) Rolling Title (or "Closing Credits")
19.) Mechagodzilla Prepares to Sally Forth
20.) Mechagodzilla Flies at Full Speed
21.) Mechagodzilla Flies at Full Speed (Version 2)
22.) Mechagodzilla Electric Discharge Attack
23.) The Phoenix
24.) Rodan Downs the Transport Helicopter
25.) Rodan and the Container
26.) Rodan Attacks Sendai
27.) Mechagodzilla Sallies Forth Again
28.) Garuda Sortie March
29.) Search Eye (I)
30.) Search Eye (II)
31.) From Miki to Baby
32.) The Esper Chorus
33.) The Fury of Godzilla
34.) Rodan's Life Energy
35.) Revival
36.) The Supreme King's Descent and Birth
37.) Serenade of the Starry Skies
38.) The Music of the Ancient Vegetation 
(Recorded 6/9/1993 at press confrence)

(The following tracks were recorded on 8/28/1993)

39.) Garuda Simulation
40.) The Fury of Godzilla (Take 1)
41.) Main Title (Take 1)
42.) Godzilla Vs. Rodan (Take 1)
43.) G Force March (Take 1)
44.) The Esper Chorus (Take 1)
45.) Rolling Title (Take 1)

DISC 2
(On 9/5/1993, most of the above tracks were edited into the complete 
finalized score as heard in the film.  Below the track list for the complete film score.)

 1.) Introduction
 2.) Main Title
 3.) G Force Training Center
 4.) The Fossil of Adonoa Island
 5.) Rodan Appears
 6.) Godzilla Vs. Rodan
 7.) The Music of the Ancient Vegetation
 8.) A Dinosaur Is Born
 9.) Baby And Azusa (I)
10.) Godzilla to Yokkaichi
11.) Mechagodzilla Prepares to Sally Forth
12.) Mechagodzilla Flies at Full Speed
13.) The Supreme King's Descent and Birth
14.) Mechagodzilla Vs. Godzilla
15.) Mechagodzilla's Electric Discharge Attack
16.) The Fury of Godzilla (I)
17.) G Force March I (from "Fast" version on Disc 1)
18.) Baby And Azusa (II)
19.) The Baby Godzilla Transportation
20.) Garuda Simulation
21.) The Pteranodon Robot
22.) The Esper Chorus
23.) The Phoenix
24.) Serenade of the Starry Skies
25.) Rodan Attacks Sendai
26.) Rodan Downs the Transport Helicopter
27.) Rodan to Makuhari
28.) Mechagodzilla Sallies Forth Again
29.) The Garuda Sortie March
30.) Rodan and the Container
31.) G Force March II (From "Slow" version on Disc 1)
32.) Mechagodzilla Vs. Rodan
33.) Rodan Strikes Back
34.) The Fury of Godzilla (II)
35.) The Fury of Godzilla (III)
36.) G Force March III (Again from "Fast" version on Disc 1)
37.) Super Mechagodzilla
38.) Search Eye
39.) Rodan's Life Energy
40.) Revival
41.) Godzilla's Theme
42.) Godzilla's Theme - Victory
43.) Baby And Azusa III
44.) From Miki to Baby
45.) Rolling Title