1999 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 2
CD Label SLC Inc.
CD Number SLCS-5051
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks 9
Running time 39:23
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1994


There are ten volumes of Akira Ifukube's Film Works in the series. This is volume 2. This CD is a good continuation from Volume 1. Here most people will recognize the music on Track 6 which is made up of 3 parts from "Rodan" and Track 9 which is made up of 3 parts from "The Mysterians". As with volume 1, this is a good mix of styles and a thoroughly enjoyable listening experience.

My only complaint with the first two CD's of the series is that the running times of the Discs are short with them running under 40 minutes each.

Title:           Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 2
Japanese Title:  Ifukube Akira Eiga Ongaku Zenshu - Dai Ni Shu

1.	The Martial Arts Journal of the Yagyu School (Japanese Title: Yagyu Bugeicho)
(1)	Main Title
(2)	The Fugetsukyo Conspiracy

2.	The Martial Arts Journal of the Yagyu School:  The 2-Headed Dragon Secret Sword
        (Japanese Title: Yagyu Bugeicho Soryu Hiken)
(1)	Main Title
(2)	The Struggle for the Secret Journal
(3)	Princess Kiyo *1
(4)	Ending

3.	Deceptively Attired (Japanese Title:  Itsuwareru Seiso)
(1)	The Dynasty in the Ancient Capital
(2)	Ending

4.	The Tale of Shunkin *2 (Japanese Title:  Shunkin Monogatari)
(1)	Main Title

5.	The Good-Natured Couple (Japanese Title: Kohjinbutsu No Fufu)
(1)	Hayama *3 in Early Summer
(2)	Ending

6.	Rodan, The Flying Monster (Japanese Title: Sora No Daikaiju Radon)
(1)	Main Title
(2)	The Large Underground Cave
(3)	The Rodan Pursuit March

7.	The Final Escape (Japanese Title: Saigo No Dasso)
(1)	Main Title
(2)	The Women's Volunteer Corps in Captivity
(3)	The Cruel Truth

8.	On the Ground (Japanese Title: Chijo)
(1)	Main Title
(2)	Eloping on a Summer Night

9.	The Mysterians (Japanese Title: Chikyu Boei-Gun)
(1)	Main Title
(2)	The Planetary Defense Force March
(3)	Ending

*1  Princess Kiyo - or Kiyo-hime as she is known in Japanese - 
    She is the heroine from a famous Japanese tale.
*2  A love story of a blind teacher and her disciple.
*3  Name of a place in Japan.