© 1998 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||Ghidrah, The Three Headed Monster|
|Japanese Title:||San Daikaiju, Chikyu Saidai No Kessen|
|Movie also known as:||Three Giant Monsters, Greatest Battle On Earth|
Ghidorah, The Three Headed Monster
|CD Label:||Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks:||28|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1993|
|Year Movie Released in Japan:||1964|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.:||1965|
After a nice long disc for "Mothra vs. Godzilla", we drop back to a running time of just under 40 minutes. In all fairness though, if these CD's are recreations of original LP's then the times aren't too bad. For those of you who, like me, remember vinyl records, most LP's clocked in at between 30 and 40 minutes.
There is some nice new stuff on this CD including some sound effects type music in places. There is an abundant amount of short cues on this disc. There is also a great, new tune at track #18 called "The Three Monsters Converge". However this tune and a lot of other tracks on this CD get pretty repetitious and most tracks run under 1 minute.
Overall this certainly isn't a bad listening experience but most of the stuff here works much better in conjunction with the movie than as a separate listening experience. A very large part of this music will be reworked and used extensively in the 1991 "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah". The last 4 tracks on this disc feature some nice female vocals with the last 3, #26, 27 & 28, being variations of the same song.
The disc is now out of print. However it has been nicely redone as part of the new Box Set 1 released September 20, 2004. See CD 5 on this site from that set. The set itself is located here at: 50th Anniversary GODZILLA Soundtrack Perfect Collection
U.S. Title: Ghidrah, The Three Headed Monster Japanese Title: San Daikaiju, Chikyu Saidai No Kessen 1 Main Title 2 Princess Sarno 3 The Flash 4 Kurobe Valley Theme Song I 5 Kurobe Valley Theme Song II 6 Discovery of the Meteor 7 Princess Sarno II 8 Radon from Aso 9 Godzilla from the Pacific Ocean 10 Magnetism 11 The Two Monsters Appear in Yokohama 12 The Birth of King Ghidorah 13 Matsumoto City and King Ghidorah 14 Godzilla vs. Radon I 15 The Fury of the Gravity Beam 16 Godzilla vs. Radon II 17 Godzilla vs. Radon III 18 The Three Monsters Converge 19 The Three Monsters Parley 20 Godzilla Attacks Radon *1 21 The Greatest Battle on Earth I 22 The Greatest Battle on Earth II 23 Ending 24 Appearance of the Little Beauty 25 The Cry of the Little Beauty 26 Let's Try to be Happy I *2 27 Let's Try to be Happy II *2 28 Let's Try to be Happy III *2 *1 Alternate Translation: Godzilla and Radon Attack *2 Perhaps a better translation would be: "Let's Summon (Invite) Happiness"