© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|CD Label||Youmex, Inc.|
|CD Number||DSA 54024|
|Music Composed by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Music by:||Tokyo Symphony Orchestra|
|Conducted by:||Kazuhiko Komatsu|
|Number of tracks||4|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1989|
|Year of release/manufacture||Recorded live at:|
Kanhi Hoken Hall
Tokyo, April 8th, 1989
Track 1 is a live version of Symphonic Fantasia and is a well done, nicely woven medley of Godzilla music. Track 2 is much slower and darker music. It evokes a feeling of loss. Track 3 reminds me of music you might hear in a ghost story. It starts out slow and plodding and about a third of the way through picks up into an action/suspense, fast tune and then goes back to slower music with a chorus and lots of woodwind instruments. The whole track does a lot of switching back and forth. The chorus part is made up of chanting,similar to what's heard in King Kong by the natives. Track 4 is dark, brooding music punctuated by lots of bells.
Overall this was a very good CD to listen to. There was music that was familiar and also stuff I hadn't heard before. Since this was a live recording, the last minute and a half of track 4 is made up of clapping and what sounds like a standing ovation.