© 2014 Lawrence Tuczynski
Info and scans courtesy of David Hirsch
|CD Label||Harkit Records|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||26|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||May 12, 2014|
July 24, 2014
Info courtesy of David Hirsch
Harkit Records web site: http://www.harkitrecords.com/main.html
This is actually a re-issue of the La-La Land Records CD (LLLCD-1022) I assembled for them 10 years ago to celebrate the 50th anniversary. For that release, I re-edited the cue "Tragic Sight of the Imperial Capital" to remove the crying baby FX that had been presented on all the previous Japanese releases. I sent them four tracks from the isolated score for James Nelson to re-master so that we could showcase the main title and Godzilla's attack on Tokyo in their edited film presentations.
Harkit chose not to re-issue the original Futureland (TYCY-5345) or Toho (G-001) CDs, but ours, which is kind of flattering. It's important to note that this is not considered a bootleg, despite the lack of proper copyrights and credits. In the EEC, this music is now in the public domain, which explains Harkit's ability to re-issue expanded soundtracks to the James Bond films "Dr. No" and "From Russia with Love". Several other Ifukube scores saw limited releases as well, like "Battle in Outer Space".
* Bonus tracks