© 2000 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Film Composer Selection|
|CD Label||Vap Inc. Japan|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||47|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1997|
March 12, 2000
The music on this CD has a definite Sci-Fi / Godzilla sound to it. I'm not sure of the meaning of the secondary names in this series. This one is SHOCHIKU. Shochiku and Toei are the main competitors of Toho.
The music in these tracks are very similar to those in the Godzilla movies and sound close enough to be alternate versions. While there are a few uptempo marches here, most of the tracks are slow, horn & string laden themes reminiscent of the music playing in the original Godzilla film when Godzilla is exposed to the Oxygen Destroyer.
This is an enjoyable CD to listen to.
English Title: The Complete Collection of Unreleased Soundtracks by Akira Ifukube: The Shochiku Collection Japanese Title: Ifukube Akira Mihappyo Eiga Ongaku Zenshu - Shochiku Hen [Oh Wolf, Slay the Setting Sun! *1] 1. Main Title 2. Rainy Night 3. Dad's Death 4. Toranosuke's Past 5. Mohei Ikemoto *2 6. The Apprenticeship 7. Ohide *2 8. The Iba Martial Arts Gymnasium 9. Lady Swordsman 10. Battle in the Hakone Mountains 11. Hanjiro Nakamura *2 12. Espionage 13. On the Horizon 14. Hoshuni the Nun 15. Kichinosuke Saigo *2 16. Reiko *3 17. Nighttime Raid 18. Master's Foe *4 19. The Battle of Toba-Fushimi: Off to Edo! 20. Before the Storm 21. Chapter Title: Rough Waters 22. The Shogun Leaves Edo 23. Kondo's Neck 24. The Ueno War 25. Reiko's *3 Death 26. Monster of Vengeance 27. Okita Commits Suicide *5 28. Off to Hakodate! 29. Tokyo in the 6th Year of the Meiji Era 30. Reunion with Hanjiro 31. Reunion with Ohide *2 32. Hanjiro Shaves His Face 33. Vengeance ? Off to Kagoshima! 34. Hanjiro Remembers 35. The Duel 36. The Southwest War 37. Ending [The Woman Running on the Shore *6] 38. Main Title 39. The Soldiers' Send-Off Party 40. The Wharf 41. The Artisan's Workshop 42. Into Rough Seas 43. The Church at Sunset 44. Ending [The Woman in the Typhoon Area] 45. Main Title ? Shootout at Sea [Free School *7] 46. Main Title [Crazy Uproar] 47. Main Title *1 The IMDb does not offer an English title for this work, the Japanese title of which is "Okami yo, Rakujitsu o Kire!". *2 A name. *3 A girl's name in Japan. Also possibly 'Hiroko' or 'Noriko'. *4 Or possibly "Our Master's Vendetta" *5 Or possibly "Okita's Resolve" *6 The IMDb does not offer an English title for this work, the Japanese title of which is "Nagisa o Kakeru Onna" *7 The IMDb does not offer an English title for this work, the Japanese title of which is "Jiyu Gakkou"