© 2000 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||COMPLETE RECORDINGS - AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SFX FILM MUSIC Vol. 5|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks:||Disc 1: 44|
Disc 2: 43
|Running time:||Disc 1: 56:29|
Disc 2: 61:30
|Number of discs:||2|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1988|
April 11, 2000
Having been released in 1988, this CD is a very early one in the Akira Ifukube film music series. This 2 CD set is long out of print and I lucked out by winning it via online auction on eBay.
The music here is mainly comprised of music from the films "Monster Zero" and "Ghidrah, The Three Headed Monster". As the title suggests, this is the complete recordings and features all the music we've grown to love and are familiar with. There are also many alternate variations. This is a great sounding set but some of the themes get repeated a little too often for my taste. The music here is also a great mixture of the rousing marches and action pieces we've come to expect from Mr. Ifukube as well as some slower pieces.
COMPLETE RECORDINGS - AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SFX FILM MUSIC Vol. 5 CD-1 [Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster] 1. Recorded Credits 2. Main Title 3. Princess Sarno I 4. The Flash 5. Kurobe Valley Theme Song I 6. Kurobe Valley Theme Song II 7. Discovery of the Meteor 8. Princess Sarno II 9. Rodan at Aso 10. Godzilla in the Pacific 11. The Magnetic Force 12. The Two Monsters Show up in Yokohama 13. The Birth of King Ghidorah 14. King Ghidorah in Matsumoto City 15. Godzilla vs. Rodan I 16. The Fury of the Gravity Beam 17. Godzilla vs. Rodan II 18. Godzilla vs. Rodan III 19. The Three Monsters Converge 20. The Three Monsters Parley 21. Godzilla Attacks Rodan 22. The Greatest Battle on Earth I 23. The Greatest Battle on Earth II 24. Ending 25. The Appearance of the Little Beauty 26. The Cry of the Little Beauty 27. Let's Be Happy I 28. Let's Be Happy II 29. Let's Be Happy III (The End) [Monster Zero] 30. Recorded Credits 31. Main Title 32. The P1 and Jupiter 33. The P1 Descends 34. The Legend of Planet X 35. The Underground Passage 36. Monster Zero 37. The P1 Returns 38. Washigazawa and Lake Myojinko 39. Godzilla Dives to the Bottom of the Lake 40. The Appearance of the Saucer 41. The Electromagnetic Capsule 42. Back to Planet X 43. Arrival on Planet X 44. The Three Monsters on Planet X CD-2 1. Namikawa on Planet X 2. Leaving Planet X Behind 3. Planet Earth in Utter Chaos 4. Monster Control I 5. Monster Control II 6. The Fury of the Three Monsters 7. The Monster Zero March 8. The Great Monster Battle 9. Ending 10. Background Music (I) at the Star-Flower Club 11. Background Music (II) at the Star-Flower Club 12. Three Consecutive Background Songs at the Cafe [Destroy All Monsters] 13. Recorded Credits 14. The Toho Logo Mark - Main Title 15. Title Credits 16. Monster Land 17. The Lunar Base I 18. The Incident in Monster Land 19. The Lunar Base II 20. SY-3 21. The Uninhabited Underground Center *2 22. The Residents of Planet Kiraaku *3 I 23. Escape from Monster Land 24. The Unknown Metal 25. Discovery of the Monster Controls 26. Rodan Arrives by Air 27. Four Monsters Attack Tokyo 28. The Missile War to Defend the Capital 29. Ruins 30. Godzilla and Angilas vs. The Defense Corps 31. Rodan in Pursuit 32. The Residents of Planet Kiraaku *3 II 33. The Lunar Base and SY-3 34. SY-3 Attacks 35. The Research Probe Gets Through 36. The True Essence of Kiraaku *3 37. Remote Control Destruction!! 38. Earth Monsters Converge 39. Showdown at Fuji I 40. Showdown at Fuji II 41. Destruction of the Underground Dome 42. Pursuit of the Fire Dragon 43. Ending *2 Or possibly "The Unmanned Underground Center" *3 This is a direct transliteration of the Japanese.