© 2001 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||SF MOVIE SOUNDTRACK COLLECTION 9|
|CD Label:||King Record Co., Ltd. / Star Child|
|CD Number:||KICA 2039|
|Music by:||Various Composers|
|Number of tracks:||20|
|Number of discs:||1|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1991|
May 24, 2001
This CD released in 1991 brings us music from six different movies: "GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA ", "TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA", "THE WAR IN SPACE", "ESPY", "TOKYO BAY SET ABLAZE" and "GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND". A decent sampler from the six movies, this is one of the discs in this series that contains music I hadn't heard before and may not be available as seperate expanded discs. The music I hadn't heard before are the tracks from "ESPY" and "TOKYO BAY SET ABLAZE". These may not be available seperately but "ESPY" is also sampled on "KING OF THE MONSTERS" Disc 3, and "TOKYO BAY..." on Disc 5. "GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA ", "TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA" and "GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND" does show up on later on Futureland releases in expanded form with each movie getting a full disc of it's own. "THE WAR IN SPACE" was not released individually on CD. However, it was available as the second half of a single-CD 1991 Victor release, "CATASTROPHE 1999 / THE WAR IN SPACE"(VICL-5080) and then later on "KING OF THE MONSTERS", Disc 5. I really enjoyed the vocal on Track #2. I've heard it before but it's still a lovely sounding vocal track.
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 9 Track translations courtesy of John Cassidy (Daijirou Ryuusei) From GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA (1974) (AKA: GODZILLA VS. THE BIONIC MONSTER, GODZILLA VS. THE COSMIC MONSTER) Composer: Masaru Satou *Track #2 song "Miyarabi's Prayer" Music by Masaru Satou Lyrics by Jun Fukuda Vocals by Berubera Lin 1.) The Legendary Prophecy ~ A Challenge From Mechagodzilla 2.) Miyarabi's Prayer 3.) Three Giant Monsters - Okinawa's Decisive Battle! 4.) GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA Ending From THE REVENGE OF MECHAGODZILLA (1975) (AKA: TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA) Composer: Akira Ifukube 5.) The Dinosaur That Lived 6.) Tragedy Of The Mafune Family 7.) Enter Godzilla! 8.) The Reviving Mechagodzilla 9.) The Fight To The Death 10.) Katsura's Death ~ Ending From THE GREAT PLANET WAR (1977) (AKA: THE WAR IN SPACE) Composer: Toshiaki Tsushima 11.) THE GREAT PLANET WAR Main Title 12.) Invasion 13.) The Gouten Sallies Forth 14.) The Great Demon Warship Of Venus 15.) Clash! Gouten Vs. The Great Demon Warship 16.) A Peaceful Wish From ESPY (1974) Composer: Masaaki Hirao (best known for his themes for the anime shows CAPTAIN HARLOCK, GALAXY EXPRESS 999 and the 1979 version of CYBORG 009) 17.) ESP Of Love From TOKYO BAY SET ABLAZE (1975) (AKA: CONFLAGRATION) Composer: Hajime Kaburagi 18.) Seajacker From THE EARTH ATTACK COMMAND - GODZILLA VS. GIGAN (1972) (AKA: GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND) Composer: Akira Ifukube 19.) GODZILLA VS. GIGAN Main Title 20.) Invasion From Space M