2001 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: SF MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION 8
CD Label: King Record Co., Ltd. / Star Child
CD Number: KICA 2038
Music by: Akira Ifukube & Riichirou Manabe
Number of tracks: 18
Running time: 59:46
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1991

REVIEW

May 19, 2001

This CD released in 1991 brings us music from four different movies: "FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD", "GODZILLA VS. MEGALON ", "WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS" and "GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER". A decent sampler from the four movies. This music shows up later on Futureland releases in expanded form with each movie getting a full disc of it's own. Before anyone e-mails me asking, Track 17, "Return! The Sun" is NOT the vocal track sung in English. This is an instrumental track that sounds like a 1960's acid flash back.

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 8
Track translations courtesy of John Cassidy (Daijirou Ryuusei) 

From FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE SUBTERRANEAN MONSTER (1965)
(AKA: FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD)
Composer: Akira Ifukube

 1.) FRANKENSTEIN VS. THE SUBTERRANEAN MONSTER Main Title
 2.) The Monster of Hiroshima
 3.) The Recovered Hand
 4.) The Tragedy Of Shirane ~ Fogbound Search
 5.) Duel Of The Woodlands ~ Ending

From GODZILLA VS. MEGALON (1973)
Composer: Riichirou Manabe

 6.) GODZILLA VS. MEGALON Main Title
 7.) The Challenge Of Seatopia
 8.) The Monster Tag-Match

From FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTERS - SANDA VS. GAIRA (1966)
(AKA: WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS)
Composer: Akira Ifukube

 9.) SANDA VS. GAIRA Main Title
10.) The Sea Demon Giant Octopus
11.) Sanda's Footprints ~ Haneda Airport's SOS!
12.) Prepare Operation L
13.) Sanda And Gaira
14.) Duel Of The Frankensteins
15.) SANDA VS. GAIRA Ending

From GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH (1971)
(AKA: GODZILLA VS. THE SMOG MONSTER)
Composer: Riichirou Manabe

16.) GODZILLA VS. HEDORAH Opening ~ The Enigma of Hedorah
17.) Return!  The Sun
18.) Godzilla Flies ~ Ending