2001 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: SF MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION 2
CD Label: King Record Co., Ltd. / Star Child
CD Number: KICA 2032
Music by: Akira Ifukube & Yuuji Koseki
Number of tracks: 21
Running time: 58:57
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1991

REVIEW

May 19, 2001

This CD released in 1991 brings us the essential music from three different movies: "Godzilla vs King Kong", "Mothra" and "Rodan". The music on this CD is among my favorites. This music shows up in later Futureland CD releases in expanded form with each movie getting a full disc of it's own. You get just enough music on these CD's to wet your appetite without countless repetition of tracks.

Each of the 10 volumes in this CD series gives slighly more or less than an hour of music. Since they were released back in 1991 there is a very good chance they are now out of print and hard to find. You may still occasionally run into them on eBay or other auction sites and may even run across a copy elsewhere. They are well worth picking up if you don't already have other CD's with this music on them or are a completist as many of us are.


Title:	SF SPECIAL EFFECTS MOVIE COMPLETE WORKS Volume 2
Track translations courtesy of John Cassidy (Daijirou Ryuusei) 

From KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962)
Composer: Akira Ifukube

 1.) KING KONG VS. GODZILLA Main Title
 2.) The Glowing Iceberg ~ Seahawk's SOS
 3.) Godzilla Revives
 4.) The Devil Who Becomes Big
 5.) Giant Octopus Vs. King Kong
 6.) Confrontation of Lake Chuzenji
 7.) The Burying Strategy Preparation ~ Ambush Godzilla
 8.) The Fumiko Rescue Strategy
 9.) The King Kong Transportation Strategy
10.) The Atami Castle Showdown ~ Ending

From MOTHRA (1961)
Composer: Yuuji Koseki
*Track 16 Sung by The Peanuts (Emi & Yumi Itou)

11.) MOTHRA Main Title
12.) The Enigmatic Infant Island
13.) The Small Womens' Crisis ~ Mothra Is Born
14.) The Mothra Destruction Strategy
15.) Mothra and Shibuya
16.) The Complete Form of Mothra Appears
17.) Ending

From GIANT SKY MONSTER RODAN (1956)
Composer: Akira Ifukube

18.) Rodan Is Born
19.) Shigeru and Kiyo
20.) Pursue Rodan
21.) Ending - Rodan Dies in Mount Aso