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
Running time: 59:18
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1991

REVIEW

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