© 1998 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Battle In Outer Space|
|Japanese Title||Uchu Daisenso|
|Movie also known as:||The Great Space War|
|CD Label||Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||42|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1996|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1959|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.||1960|
May 5, 2000
This CD contains some music that will be familiar to fans of Godzilla and other Toho monster films. While there is a lot of new music here that hasn't appeared before, there are also several marches and other themes that will sound like variations we've heard in other movies.
The CD has a good mix of many styles and tempos. We get everything from fast marches to slower, more somber numbers. Track #9 even has a jazz flavor to it. The alternate takes and sound effects here only take up the last 7 tracks so the CD is pretty loaded with music from the movie. Some of the themes get repeated a little too often for my taste which makes the CD a little annoying at times as a stand alone listening experience. Overall this is a good sounding CD worthy of a listen with over an hour's worth of music on it.
U.S. Title: Battle In Outer Space Japanese Title: Uchu Daisenso 1. Opening 2. Main Title 3. Bizarre Incident on the Tokaido Railway 4. A Series of Strange Incidents 5. Emergency Strategy Session 6. Professor Ahmed* 7. Ahmed's* Escape 8. Starry Sky 9. Car Radio - Background Music 10. Brainwashing 11. The Magnificence of the Base 12. Parade I (Edited) 13. Parade II (Edited) 14. The Spip* Blasts Off 15. The Remains 16. The Heat Ray Gun 17. Lunar Landing 18. The Lunar Surface 19. The Exploration Vehicle Starts Moving 20. Air Cushion 21. Iwamura and the Spip* 22. Onward! 23. The Cave 24. The Nataru* Base 25. The Natalese* 26. Lunar World Battle I 27. Lunar World Battle II 28. Return of the Spip* 29. News Spreads Worldwide 30. Prepare to Ambush 31. Combat Rockets Launched 32. Battle in Outer Space 33. Wrath of the Freeze Gun 34. Destroy the Giant Mother Ship! 35. No Trace of the Enemy 36. Ending 37. Parade M I (PS – Salute of Honor T2) 38. Parade M II (PS – Battle Cry T3) 39. Parade M III (PS – The Heavens) Other Takes 40. M5T2 Sound Effects 41. Sound of the Nataru* Saucer in Flight 42. [Battle in Outer Space] Preview Edition * This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese.