2000 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Film Composer Selection
TOEI
CD Label Vap Inc. Japan
CD Number VPCD-81188
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks 38
Running time 71:22
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1997

REVIEW

March 12, 2000

The music on this CD is mainly slow moving with a lot female chorus work. Track #12 sounds exactly like a track on the previous disc, a sort of xylophone rendition of a theme heard in many Godzilla films. Track #17 is the stand out on this CD. It has a guy yelling a chant and banging sticks. My description sounds bad but it's a really catchy tune. Tracks #17 -20 have very Godzilla sounding music, especially Track #20. Track #20 is a fast paced rousing piece.

This CD started off sounding a bit boring in the beginning but got better as the disc played on.


English Title:	The Complete Collection of Unreleased Soundtracks by Akira Ifukube:
		The Toei Collection
Japanese Title:	Ifukube Akira Mihappyo Eiga Ongaku Zenshu - Toei Hen

[Shinran]

 1.	Main Title - Coming Down from the Mountain
 2.	Cotton Rose
 3.	Horyuji Temple
 4.	Cries of Regret
 5.	An Ideal Location for Hijiro Daijo *1
 6.	Red Peony
 7.	The Wandering Minstrel and His Lute
 8.	Ending

[Shinran - The Sequel]

 9.	Off to See Honen the Holy Man
10.	Darkness and Light

[Renegade Son *2]

11.	Takeda's Army Gains Control

[The King *3]

12.	Introduction
13.	Miyoshi... The Rumors, The Man
14.	Setback
15.	The Telephone Prayer
16.	Ending

[The Story of Tokugawa Ieyasu]

17.	Main Title
18.	Funeral Procession:  The Anjo Raid
19.	Coming of Age:  The Convent Mother
20.	Nobunaga Heads to Battle

[The Thirteen Assassins]

21.	Main Title

[Eleven Samurai]

22.	Nariatsu the Tyrant
23.	The Assassination is Called Off
24.	Permission to Carry a Sword:  Harakiri
25.	Nariatsu's Death
26.	Ending

[Thirteen Thousand Suspects *4]

27.	Main Title
28.	Detective Horitsuka
29.	Boys' Festival
30.	A National Affair
31.	Ending


[Sky Scraper!]

32.	Construction Gets Underway
33.	Prelude, Part 2
34.	Michiko and Shimamura
35.	Steel H-Beam
36.	The Tower Crane
37.	Terrifying Roar of Thunder
38.	Ending


*1  	This is the best I could do with this cryptic title.
*2  	The IMDb does not offer an English title for this work, the Japanese title of which is 
	"Hangyakuji".  Note that I may have translated this title as "Treacherous Son" or 
	"Rebellious Son" in previous CDs.
*3  	The IMDb does not offer an English title for this work, the Japanese title of which is "Osho".
*4  	The IMDb does not offer an English title for this work, the Japanese title of which is 
	"Ichiman Sanzennin no Yogisha".