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
CD Number: TYCY-5358
Music by: Masaru Satoh
Number of tracks: 38
Running time: 44:16
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1993
Year Movie Released in Japan: 1974
Year Movie Released in U.S.: 1976

REVIEW

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
courtesy of Dominik Christensen

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.