1999 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title The Artistry of Akira Ifukube 4
CYU - AKIRA IFUKUBE ORCHESTRAL WORKS
CD Label King Records
CD Number KICC 178
Music composed by: Akira Ifukube
Music conducted by: Jyunichi Hirokami
Music performed by: Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Number of tracks 30
Running time 53:52
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1995

REVIEW

This is a great sounding CD of Akira Ifukube's music as performed by the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra. It's basically divided up into three long suites of music with the headings of "Symphonic Fantasia No. 1", "Symphonic Fantasia No. 2" and "Symphonic Fantasia No. 3" . All the really good stuff is hear and a joy to listen to. Fans of Ifukube's Godzilla and other kaiju film music will not be disappointed if they find and pick up this CD.


English Title:	The Artistry of Akira Ifukube No. 4/ CYU - 
			AKIRA IFUKUBE ORCHESTRAL WORKS

SYMPHONIC FANTASIA No. 1

 1.	Godzilla Appears
 2.	Intermezzo
 3.	Theme from "Godzilla"
 4.	Theme from "King Kong vs. Godzilla"
 5.	Night music from "Battle In Outer Space"
 6.	Horreur music from "Frankenstein Conquers The World"
 7.	Godzilla and Rodan from "Ghidrah"
 8.	Theme from "Battle In Outer Space"
 9. 	Theme from "Destroy All Monsters"
10.	Fighting music from "Battle In Outer Space"

SYMPHONIC FANTASIA No. 2

11.	Theme from "Adventure At Kiganjob"
12. 	Ghidrah's theme from "Ghidrah"	
13.	Battle music from "King Kong vs. Godzilla"
14.	Sacred fountain from "Godzilla vs. The Thing"
15.	Theme from "Varan The Unbelievable"
16.	Mountain scenery from "Ghidrah"
17.	Escape music from "King Kong Escapes"
18. 	Element X from "King Kong Escapes"
19. 	Army march from "War Of The Gargantuas"
20.	Flying music from "Rodan"
21.	Army march from "War Of The Gargantuas"

SYMPHONIC FANTASIA No. 3

22.	Opening from "Destroy All Monsters"
23.	Mechanikong's theme from "King Kong Escapes"
24.	Beauty and Animal from "King Kong Escapes"
25.	Theme from "Atragon"
26.	Transport music from "King Kong vs. Godzilla"
27.	Kong and octopus from "King Kong vs. Godzilla"
28.	March from "Atragon
29.	Battle march from "The Mysterians"

30.	RONDO IN BURLESQUE FOR JAPANESE DRUM AND ORCHESTRA