© 1998 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla|
|Japanese Title:||Gojira Tai Mechagojira|
|Movie also known as:||Godzilla vs. The Bionic Monster|
Godzilla vs. The Cosmic Monster
|CD Label:||Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan|
|Music by:||Masaru Satoh|
|Number of tracks:||38|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1993|
|Year Movie Released in Japan:||1974|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.:||1976|
Masaru Satoh comes back to score this movie. As with quite a few of Mr. Satoh's various movie scores, this one has a jazz feel to parts of it. We also get some jungle type rhythms here that are very reminiscent of the original "King Kong" score. There are a lot of really short cues on this CD. This is a really pleasant listening experience but as with most of Mr. Satoh's Godzilla scores there is not much here to clue you in that this is a score to a Godzilla movie if you didn't already know it.
Overall this is a good mix of action, suspense and slower tunes. Track # 28, "Miyarabi's* Prayer", is a female vocal track. Track # 36 is another female vocal with a very traditional Japanese sound to it. Track # 37 is just another version of Track # 28 and is a song to King Seesar.
The lyrics to Miyarabi's Prayer
JAPANESE Ko yai you domo Tobari mo kiru Asa wa hi tama Nemuri kara Samete hoshi no Watashi no Shisa Hoshi no hama mede matte iru no Shisa chikara tsuyoku Aoi kora yu o koete Hoho no namida Hoite okure Watashi no mune ne Moette iru, moette iru, Shisa! Shisa! Shisa! Kiru ryuu, Shisa! Ko yai you domo Tobari mo kiru Asa wa hi tama Nemuri kara Samete hoshi no Watashi no Shisa Yashi no hata mede matte iru no Shisa chikara tsuyoku Akai dei no oo yutte Watashi no negai Kiite okure Watashi no mune ne Matte iru, matte iru, Shisa! Shisa! Shisa! Kiru ryuu, Shisa! ENGLISH Even the great burning sun Pierces through the curtain. Beautiful morning sun From sleep The star wakes My Shisa. Beloved star of the beach, we are waiting for you to be here. Shisa, strongly help, Hear the young children's lament; The tears on their cheeks. Grant us your help. Listen! My heart Is burning! Is burning! Shisa! Shisa! Shisa! Kill the dragon, Shisa! Even the great burning sun pierces through the curtain. Beautiful morning sun From sleep The star wakes My Shisa. Beloved fruit of the coconut tree, we are waiting for you to be here. Shisa, strongly help, Red king of day, I am calling you! Listen to my request, Grant me this. Listen! My heart Is waiting! is waiting! Shisa! Shisa! Shisa! Kill the dragon, Shisa!
U.S. Title: Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla Japanese Title: Gojira tai Mechagojira 1 Opening 2 Main Title 3 Phantasm of Fear 4 The Ornament in the Cave 5 The Legend of Seesar 6 Black Cloud Mountain 7 The Mysterious Intruder (Sanshiro Sugata) 8 The Disquieting Shadow(s) 9 Azumi's Cry 10 Godzilla vs. Angilas 11 Godzilla vs. Godzilla 12 The Appearance of MechaGodzilla 13 Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla 14 Restoration of Mechagodzilla 15 Sunflower 16 Sunlight on the Sea 17 Godzilla and the Torpedo Attack 18 The Sea Coral 19 Traces of the Dark Cloud 20 MechaGodzilla Repair Work Complete 21 The Fallen Pipe 22 The Aggressor's True Identity 23 Red Moon 24 Keisuke's Return 25 The Sun Rises in the West 26 The Appearance of King Seesar 27 MechaGodzilla Swings into Action 28 Miyarabi's* Prayer 29 King Seesar vs. MechaGodzilla (Son of Godzilla) 30 The Legendary Monster(s) 31 Godzilla Comes Ashore 32 Showdown between the 3 Large Monsters in Okinawa I 33 Showdown between the 3 Large Monsters in Okinawa II 34 The End of the Invasion 35 Ending 36 Okinawa Folk Ballad 37 Miyarabi's* Prayer (Record Version) 38 Get MechaGodzilla! * This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese.