© 1998 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Japanese Title||Chikyu Boeigun|
|Movie also known as:||The Earth Defense Force|
|CD Label||Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||50|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1996|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1957|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.||1958|
May 8, 2000
On this CD we hear some of the same marches heard on the previous disc in this series, "Rodan". We will hear these same marches in many other Toho and Godzilla movies especially in scenes that involve the military.
The various marches work well as action packed stand-alone pieces. A lot of the non march music works better in the film than as a stand-alone listening experience. Tracks 32 through 48 offer us many sound effects and the materials used to create them. Tracks 49 and 50 are audio portions of trailers from the film.
Another nicely done CD in this series with over an hour's worth of material.
Updated some title translations 10-21-99 couresy of August Ragone U.S. Title: The Mysterians Japanese Title: Chikyu Boeigun 1 Main Title 2 The Incident 3 The Collapse 4 The Appearance of Mogera 5 Mogera Attacks 6 Scientific Lunar Phenomenon 7 The Research Team Heads Off to Fuji 8 Mysterian Dome 9 The First Round of Battle 10 Demand for an International Conference 11 The Global Defense Conference 12 The Alpha and The Beta 13 Preparing to Attack 14 The Kidnapping 15 Shelter 16 Markalite FAHP (F.A.H.P. stands for "Flying Atomic Heat Projector") 17 The Mysterians Retaliate 18 Furious Electron Cannon Assault 19 The Mysterians Depart 20 Ending Collection of Alternate Takes 21 M1T1 22 M1T2 23 M1T3 24 M5T1 (only the 1st half) 25 M6T1 26 M7T3 27 M15T3 28 M19T1 29 M20T1 30 M20AT1 31 M21T1 Collection of Sound Effects 32 Sound of the Saucer in Flight 33 Sounds Outside the Dome 34 Sounds Inside the Dome 35 Sounds of the Dome Machinery 36 Sound of the Alpha in Flight 37 Sounds Inside the Alpha 38 Sound of the Makalite FAHP Beam 39 Sound of the Electron Cannon Firing Collection of Sound Effects (Material) 40 Mogera's Antenna 1 41 R-Violin 3: For the Beams 42 R-Tuba 1: Outside the Dome 43 R-Pipes 1: Movement of the Makalite Dish 44 R-S Shaped Pipe Organ: Makalite and the Alpha 45 R-Drum Can 2: Sounds Inside the Alpha 46 R-Timpani 1: The Alpha Takes Off 47 R-Timpani 2: The Alpha – Stop Motion 48 R-Piano 8: Inside the Dome 49 "The Earth Defense Force" Preview Trailer 50 "Music for the Finale: Preview Trailer"