© 2000 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Film Composer Selection|
|CD Label||Vap Inc. Japan|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||50|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||March 01, 1997|
March 12, 2000
Track #10 on this CD is a piano version of the march heard in many Godzilla films. The piano music is done in the style often heard accompanying old silent films.
The CD's in this series seem to be somewhat interchangeable. While they are fun and not bad to listen to, there definitely seems to be a similarity between them bordering on sameness. I guess what I'm saying is that unless you are a completist owning one of these CD's is not much different than owning all six of them. All are pleasant and have their differences but stylewise they are all similar and also reuse a lot of the same pieces of music creating what could best be described as alternate takes. The exception to this rule would be the last disc, VPCD-81189. There are a lot of very short tracks on this CD.
English Title: Akira Ifukube: Complete Collection of Unreleased Movie Soundtracks The Iwanami Films Collection Japanese Title: Ifukube Akira Mihappyo Eiga Ongaku Zenshu - Iwanami Eiga Hen [Sakuma Dam Part I *1] 1. The Tenryugawa River in Full View 2. The Site for Building the Dam 3. Structural Blasting 4. The Onset of Winter 5. Mobilizing the Jumbo 6. Completing the Temporary Drainage Tunnel 7. Ending [Sakuma Dam Part II *2] 8. Main Title 9. Excavating the Foundation 10. Pouring the Concrete 11. The Battle Against Water Leaks 12. Central Tenryu Station 13. Building the Aggregate Plant 14. Building the Chiller Plant 15. Building the Batching Plant 16. Forest of Iron Posts 17. Excavating the Quay 18. The Riverbed in Midsummer 19. Twilight 20. The Jumbo in Action 21. Removing Soil and Sand 22. The Wagon Drill 23. The Cable Crane 24. The Onset of the Rainstorm 25. The Village Sinks to the Bottom of the Lake 26. Green Priming Water 27. Belt Conveyor(s) 28. Ending [Sakuma Dam Part III *3] 29. The Great Tenryu Falls 30. Governor Testing 31. Completion of the Power Plant [The Valoochyn *4 Project] 32. Main Title 33. Mandalay Hill *5 34. Lake Inlay *5 35. The Research Team Sets Off 36. Lopita *5 Falls 37. Crossing the Jungle 38. Excavating a Steep Grade 39. Palace of Steel 40. The Convoy Forges through the Wilderness 41. Penstock *5 Assembly [The Tenryugawa River *6] 42. Main Title 43. Massive Deforestation [Hokkaido] 44. Main Title 45. Young Man, Be Ambitious! 46. Ending [Disaster - The Mount Tanigawa Records *7] 47. Main Title 48. Dolled Up for the Last Time 49. The Natsuyama Memorial 50. Ending *1 The IMDb does not offer an English title for this film, the Japanese title of which is "Sakuma Damu Daiichibu". *2 The IMDb does not offer an English title for this film, the Japanese title of which is "Sakuma Damu Dainibu". *3 The IMDb does not offer an English title for this film, the Japanese title of which is "Sakuma Damu Daisanbu". *4 The IMDb does not offer an English title for this film, the Japanese title of which is "Baruuchan Purojekuto". *5 This is a transliteration of the Japanese. *6 The IMDb does not offer an English title for this film, the Japanese title of which is "Tenryu Gawa". *7 The IMDb does not offer an English title for this film, the Japanese title of which is "Sonan Tanigawadake No Kiroku".