1999 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 9
CD Label SLC Inc.
CD Number SLCS-5058
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks 11
Running time 70:37
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1995

REVIEW

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'.