© 2000 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Film Composer Selection|
|CD Label||Vap Inc. Japan|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||38|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1997|
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".