© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 6|
|CD Label||SLC Inc.|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||6|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1995|
This is CD #6 in the Film Works series. This CD has 6 tracks but each of the tracks is like a suite of music with anywhere from 2 to 8 pieces to each track. Track #2 is a 6 minute suite of three selections from "Ghidrah, The Three Headed Monster" and Track #5 is a 2 selection suite from "Frankenstein Conquers The World". I am not familiar with the other movies listed. Track #4 has some very suspensful type music and one of the 8 selections making up this track features a song with children singing. Some of the other selections in this track will be familiar because they have been used in several Godzilla films.
Overall I really enjoyed this CD and it was certainly more upbeat than volume 5.
English Title: The Complete Collection of Akira Ifukube's Film Music - Volume 6 Japanese Title: Ifukube Akira - Eiga Ongaku Zenshu Dai-roku Shu 1. The Burmese Harp (Japanese title: 'Biruma no Tategoto') (1) Highway of Bones (2) Shame (3) The Funeral Procession (4) Mizushima's Letter 2. Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster (Japanese title: 'San Daikaiju: Chikyu Saidai no Kessen') (1) Main Title (2) Persuading Mothra (3) The Birth of King Ghidorah 3. Shinobi no Mono - Kirigakure Saizo (Literal translation: 'The Spy: Clowns in the Fog' *1) (1) Main Title (2) Farewell Lilies (3) Ninja Warfare in the Sunpu *2 Mountains 4. Chushingura: Hana no Maki/Yuki no Maki (Literal translation: 'Chushingura: The Book of Flowers/The Book of Snow *3) (1) Main Title (2) Springtime in the 14th Year of the Genroku Era *4 (3) Kira: Kozukenosuke (4) Asano: Takuminokami (5) Oishi: Kuranosuke (6) Ako: Master-less Samurai (7) Attack (8) Ending 5. Frankenstein Conquers the World (Japanese title: 'Furankenshutain tai Chitei Kaiju') (1) Main Title (2) The Tank Brigade March 6. Devil's Temple (Japanese title: 'Oni no Sumu Yakata') (1) Main Title (2) An End to Infernal Passions *1 If this is the same film as 'Shinobi no Mono' (1963) listed in IMDB, then the English name of the film according to IMDB is 'Band of Assassins' *2 I am not 100% certain that 'Sunpu' is the correct reading for these Kanji. *3 This movie may be part of 'The 47 Ronin' Series. *4 The Genroku Era refers to the period in Japan from 1688 to1704.