1998 Lawrence Tuczynski

This is a greatest hits CD taken from the 2nd group of Godzilla movies
Title The Best Of Godzilla 1984-1995
CD Label GNP Crescendo
CD Number GNPD 8056
Music by: Various Artists
Number of tracks 30
Running time 78:43
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1998

REVIEW

February 01, 2004

The title says it all. This is one of many "greatest hits" CD's on this site. This disc focuses on the second Godzilla series of films. If you are new to collecting this music or don't own many of the other CD's, then this is a great CD to start with if you can find it. This particular CD is put out by the U.S. company GNP Crescendo and should still be available at many retail and online stores at an inexpensive price.

Additional Review courtesy of John Emmons, December 04, 2008

The second volume of Godzilla music from GNP Crescendo features music from the films that comprise the Heisei era of Godzilla. Being that there are only seven films, the soundtrack is a lot less crowded compared to the first volume, and for the most part, each movie has roughly four to five tracks to represent the music.

The most glaring exception is Godzilla Vs MechaGodzilla II, which only has two tracks. Since the movie's music has a very short presence on the CD, fans are deprived of hearing Ifukube's theme for Rodan. On the plus side, they didn't skip over any movie, unlike the previous volume.

The soundtrack comes with a booklet filled with articles, movie information, and thumbnails of the original movie posters. The album ends with a bonus track of Neil Norman's rendition of Monster Zero March. The march's peppy sound clashes with the more somber tones of Heisei era, and it would have been more appropriate if they chosen something that was used in one of the films' score.

  1. Godzilla's Theme - Music by Akira Ifukube
    From "Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah"
  2. The Return Of GODZILLA (music by Reijiroh Koroku)

  3. Main Title
  4. Take Shelter / Godzilla vs. Super X
  5. Japanese Army March
  6. Godzilla's Exit
  7. Ending
  8. GODZILLA vs BIOLLANTE (music by Kohichi Sugiyama)

  9. Scramble March
  10. Bio Wars
  11. Ending
  12. GODZILLA vs. KING GHIDORAH (music by Akira Ifukube)

  13. Main Title / UFO Invasion
  14. King Ghidorah Attacks Fukuoka
  15. Get King Ghidorah
  16. GODZILLA vs MOTHRA (music by Akira Ifukube)

  17. Main Title
  18. Mahara Mothra
  19. Mesa March
  20. Rolling Title Ending
  21. Mothra's Song (performed by The Cosmos)
  22. GODZILLA vs MECHAGODZILLA II (music by Akira Ifukube)

  23. Main Title
  24. G-Force March #1

    GODZILLA vs SPACEGODZILLA (music by Takayuki Hattori)

  25. Prologue / Main Title
  26. Bass Island
  27. Mogera vs. SpaceGodzilla #2
  28. Mogera vs. SpaceGodzilla #3
  29. Crystal
  30. GODZILLA vs. DESTOROYAH (music by Akira Ifukube)

  31. Main Title / Hong Kong's Destruction
  32. Attack Of Super X III
  33. Mesa Tank Super Freeze Attack
  34. Requiem
  35. Ending Title
  36. Monster Zero March - arr. Neil Norman