2001 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: SF MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION 4
CD Label: King Record Co., Ltd. / Star Child
CD Number: KICA 2034
Music by: Various Composers
Number of tracks: 22
Running time: 60:49
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1991

REVIEW

May 19, 2001

This CD released in 1991 brings us the essential music from five different movies: "GHIDRAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER", "ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE", "THE H-MAN", "SECRET OF THE TELEGIAN" and "THE HUMAN VAPOR". Great variety of music here by many composers. This music shows up later on Futureland and SLC releases in expanded form with each movie getting a full disc of it's own. This CD is a good sampler for those expanded releases.

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 4
Track translations courtesy of John Cassidy (Daijirou Ryuusei) 

From THREE GIANT MONSTERS - EARTH'S GREATEST DECISIVE BATTLE (1964)
(AKA: GHIDRAH THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER)
Composer: Akira Ifukube

*Track 6 Song "Call For Happiness"
Written by Tokiko Iwaya
Composed and Arranged by Hiroshi Miyagawa (best known for his theme to SPACE BATTLESHIP YAMATO)
Sung by The Peanuts

 1.) EARTH'S GREATEST DECISIVE BATTLE Main Title
 2.) Princess Salno's Theme
 3.) The Giant Meteor Falls ~ The Theme of Kurobe Valley
 4.) Rodan of Mount Aso ~ Godzilla Comes Ashore
 5.) Super Monster King Ghidorah
 6.) "Call For Happiness"
 7.) The Three Giant Monsters' Conversation
 8.) The Three Giant Monsters Vs. King Ghidorah ~ Ending

From MATANGO (1963)
(AKA: ATTACK OF THE MUSHROOM PEOPLE)
Composer: Sadao Bekku

 9.) MATANGO Main Title
10.) Matango's Island
11.) The Women of Matango
12.) The Last Two People ~ Ending

From THE BEAUTY AND THE HYDROGEN-MAN (1958)
(AKA: THE H-MAN)
Composer: Masaru Satou

13.) THE BEAUTY AND THE HYDROGEN-MAN Main Title
14.) The Hydrogen-Man's Lover
15.) The Hydrogen-Man's Final Moment ~ Ending

From THE TELEPORTATION-MAN (1960)
(AKA: SECRET OF THE TELEGIAN)
Composer: Sei Ikeno

16.) With Love And Hatred
17.) The Teleportation-Man of Lightning Speed

From GAS-MAN NO. 1 (1960)
(AKA: THE HUMAN VAPOR)
Composer: Kunio Miyauchi

18.) GAS MAN NO. 1 Main Title
19.) Kyouko And Kenji
20.) The Gas-Man Revealed
21.) The Tragic Gas-Man
22.) Ending - Fujichiyo And The Gas-Man