1999 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 5
CD Label SLC Inc.
CD Number SLCS-5054
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks 7
Running time 64:06
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1995

REVIEW

This is Film Works series 5th disc.This CD has 7 tracks but each of the tracks is a suite of music with anywhere from 2 to 5 pieces in each track. The disc starts off with an 11:31 suite of music from "Godzilla vs. The Thing" including the Peanuts singing the Mothra song. Track #7 is made up of music from "Dogora, The Space Monster" In between those two, most of the music invokes feelings of saddness. Track #2 has a lot of sad violin music. Overall the music sounds like songs of working class sadness with their plight in life. I know I have never seen the films associated with these tracks so can't tell what the subject material was.

I've probably enjoyed this CD the least in the series overall. The reason being that the music was so very sad and a real downer. I prefer a more upbeat type of music or a mix of sadness with some redeeming happiness.


English Title:		The Complete Collection of Akira Ifukube's Film Music - Volume 5
Japanese Title:  	Ifukube Akira - Eiga Ongaku Zenshu Dai-go Shu	 


1.	Godzilla vs. The Thing  (Japanese title: 'Mosura tai Gojira')
	(1)	Main Title
	(2)	The Sacred Fountain
	(3)	Mothra Sets Off
	(4)	Mahala *1 Mothra
	(5)	Ending

2.	Futari no Musuko (Possible Translation: 'Our Son')
	(1)	Main Title - The Apartment by the Shore
	(2)	Our Daily Bread
	(3)	Our Son
	(4)	Misfortune upon Misfortune
	(5)	Ending

3.	The Whale God  (Japanese title: 'Kujira Gami')
	(1)	The Sea Devil
	(2)	Take Care of My Baby Sister
	(3)	Final Sunset - Ending

4.	Jochukko (Possible Translation: 'The Maid(s)')
	(1)	Main Title
	(2)	Crying Out for Mommy and Daddy

5.	Conspirator  (Japanese title: 'Hangyakuji')
	(1)	Main Title:  The 7th Year of the Tensho Era *2
	(2)	Blood Conflict
	(3)	Nobuyasu Commits Seppuku - Ending

6.	Bauruchan *3 Project  (Japanese title: 'Baruuchan Purojekuto')
	(1)	Main Title
	(2)	Bauruchan River
	(3)	Taking from Mother Nature
	(4)	The Light(s) of Rangoon
	(5)	Ending

7.	Dogora, The Space Monster  (Japanese title: 'Uchu Daikaiju Dogora')
	(1)	Opening - Main Title
	(2)	The Air Corps Launches an Offensive
	(3)	Ending


*1 	This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese.
*2  	The Tensho Era in Japan refers to the period from 1573 to 1592.
*3	This is the listing in IMDB.  
	However, a more correct romanization would be 'Baroochan' or 'Baruuchan'.