© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 9|
|CD Label||SLC Inc.|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||11|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1995|
Volume #9 in the series is probably the longest, clocking in at 70:37. As with the previous CD's, all tracks have several sub pieces. Track #4 & #5 will be familiar as they are from "Destroy All Monsters and "King Kong Escapes" respectively. Track #1 features a lot of female vocals.
This CD runs the gamot from loud, action type pieces to quiet, slow, pastoral type music. Overall a good mix and a joy to listen to.
English Title: The Complete Collection of Akira Ifukube's Film Music - Volume 9 Japanese Title: Ifukube Akira - Eiga Ongaku Zenshu Dai-kyu Shu 1. Whistling in Kotan (Japanese title: 'Kotan no Kuchibue') (1) Main Title (2) The Legend of the Lake (3) Yutaka's Suspicions (4) Tidings from Taniguchi (5) Ikante's *1 Sorrow (6) Whistling: The Nighttime Journey (7) The Story of Kotan *1 and the Devil (8) The Death of the Father, Iyon *1 (9) Ending 2. Sleepy Eyes of Death: The Mask of the Princess (Japanese title: 'Nemuri Kyoshiro Tajo-ken') (1) Main Title (2) Princess Kiku's Trap (3) Ending 3. The Precipice (Japanese title: 'Hyoheki') (1) Main Title (2) The Sacred Mountain in the Moonlight (3) Ending 4. Destroy All Monsters (Japanese title: 'Kaiju Soshingeki') (1) Main Title (2) The Maser Beam Gun March (3) Ending 5. King Kong Escapes (Japanese title: 'Kingukongu no Gyakushu') (1) Main Title (2) Element X (3) The Appearance of King Kong 6. Musashi Miyamoto (Japanese title: 'Miyamoto Musashi') (1) Hang Him on the Old Cedar Tree! *2 (2) Trial by Storm (3) Musashi Enraged (4) Ending 7. Nippon Retto (Literal translation: 'The Japanese Archipelago') (1) Main Title (2) Ending 8. Life of Matsu the Untamed *3 (Japanese title: 'Muhomatsu no Issho') (1) Muhomatsu's Last Moments *4 9. Kojinbutsu no Fufu (Literal translation: 'The Good-Natured Couple') (1) Main Title (2) At the Ice Shop 10. Nikui Mono (Literal translation: 'The Detested') (1) Main Title 11. Downtown (Japanese title: 'Shitamachi') (1) Main Title *1 This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese. *2 Or possibly 'Hang It / Her / Them on the Old Cedar Tree!' *3 I am assuming that this is the 1965 movie. According to IMDB there are also 1943 and 1958 movies by the same name. *4 Or possibly, 'Matsu's Last Moments'.