© 2000 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||COMPLETE RECORDINGS - |
AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SFX FILM MUSIC Vol. 2
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks:||Disc 1: 44|
Disc 2: 30
|Running time:||Disc 1: 70:56|
Disc 2: 55:57
|Number of discs:||2|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1992|
June 27, 2000
This is a great 2 CD set concentrating on two films, "King Kong vs Godzilla" and "Varan, The Unbelievable".
You get a great mix of wonderful pieces along with several alternate versions of the same songs, especially on Disc 1. I love the natives of Faro Island chanting but I have to say that it was done so many times on this CD that by the end of Disc 1 I was praying that Godzilla would burn the natives to cinders or King Kong would stomp them into the earth. Don't get me wrong, I love this song but it was too many repetitions too many times. This is a CD set that is better listened to in short bursts rather than listening to both discs at once from beginning to end.
All in all another great, but hard to find, Akira Ifukube set.
COMPLETE RECORDINGS - AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SFX FILM MUSIC Vol. 2 CD-1 King Kong vs. Godzilla 1. Credits for Recording 2. Main Title 3. Series of Global Wonders 4. The Shining Iceberg 5. The Seahawk in Crisis 6. The Seahawk: SOS 7. Falo Island (also known as Faro Island) 8. The Natives 9. Thunder and the Devil 10. Fumiko Worried 11. Godzilla Lives! 12. The Devil's Scream 13. Pray to the Thunder 14. Devil in the South Seas 15. Drums of War 16. Giant Octopus vs. King Kong 17. The Devil Sleeps 18. Godzilla's Terror 19. The Immortal King Kong 20. Preparation for Operation Burial 21. King Kong vs. Godzilla I 22. Preparations for Operations Megavolt 23. Operation "Burial" 24. Operation Burial Unsuccessful 25. Operation "Megavolt" I 26. Operation "Megavolt" II 27. Kong Shows up in Tokyo 28. Operation "Rescue Fumiko" I 29. Operation "Rescue Fumiko" II 30. Operation "Transport King Kong" 31. King Kong Heads to Mt. Fuji 32. Showdown at Mt. Fuji 33. King Kong Lives! 34. King Kong vs. Godzilla II 35. Ending 36. The Giant Devil I 37. The Giant Devil II 38. The Giant Devil III 39. The Giant Devil IV 40. Thunder and the Devil (NG) 41. Operation "Rescue Fumiko" III 42. Background Music in the Apartment 43. Transistor Radio Background Music 44. On-Site Noise CD-2 The Monster Varan 1. Credits for Recording 2. Main Title 3. Secret(s) of the 20th Century 4. Iwatani Village 5. Baradagi's Wrath 6. Baradagi, the Mountain God 7. Varan's Tyranny I 8. Bombarding the Lake 9. Varan's Tyranny II 10. Varan in Flight 11. The Fishing Boat(s) Meets With Disaster 12. Varan vs. The Bomber, Neptune 13. Varan vs. The Patrol Boat, Uranami (A) 14. Varan vs. The Patrol Boat, Uranami (B) 15. Launching the Depth Charge Attack 16. Mobilizing the Tank Brigade 17. Varan Heads to Haneda 18. Special Gunpowder 19. Varan Lives! 20. Ending 21. Main Title 22. TV-2 23. TV-3 24. TV-4 25. TV-5 26. TV-6 27. TV-11 28. TV-12 29. TV-14 30. Ending