© 1998 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||Godzilla vs. Mothra|
|Japanese Title:||Gojira Tai Mosura|
|Movie also known as:||Godzilla & Mothra: The Battle For Earth|
|CD Label:||Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks:||30|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1993|
|Year Movie Released in Japan:||1992|
|Year Movie Released in U.S. (Video):||1998|
|DVD Released in U.S.:||Double DVD, Columbia/Tri-Star #03132, Nov.1998|
Also has 1991 "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah"
Another Akira Ifukube score. This one has many short cue's. There's very little new stuff here along with reworked familiar music from past films. The new stuff is, for the most part, slower paced music rather than the rousing marches we've come to expect from Mr. Ifukube. We also get the easily recognized "Mothra" song here by a new set of twin "fairies". Some of the music here, even though reworked, is starting to sound the same and over used by this soundtrack. While some of the music certainly belongs in scenes featuring the big G, it would have been much better to try something new but to stay within the same type of action music and rousing marches.
This is a nice CD to listen to but most of the music leans toward slow tunes that put you in an emotional state of sadness.
U.S. Title: Godzilla Versus Mothra Japanese Title: Gojira Tai Mosura 1 The Fall of the Meteorite 2 Main Title 3 The Golden Image of Ganesh 4 Destruction of the Temple 5 The Iceberg Incident 6 Infant Island 7 Collapse of the Suspension Bridge 8 Midori's Letter 9 Strange Cave 10 Discovery of the Giant Egg 11 The Legend of the Cosmos 12 The Giant Egg in Tow 13 Battra's Fury 14 The Appearance of Godzilla 15 The Hotel in Manila 16 Mothra's Song 17 Mahala Mothra 18 Mothra Heads to Akasaka 19 The Young Girl and the Cosmos 20 The Cocoon at the Japanese National Assembly Building 21 Godzilla Comes From Fuji Volcano 22 The Birth of Adult Mothra 23 The Birth of Adult Battra 24 Mesa March *1 25 Mothra vs. Battra 26 Luminous Fairies 27 The Three Monsters Fight to the Death 28 The Halo Above the Water 29 Mothra Heads Off into Outer Space 30 Rolling Titles/Ending *1 This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese.