2003 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: GODZILLA X MOTHRA X MECHAGODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S.!
Japanese Title: Gojira tai Mosura tai Mekagojira: Tky S.O.S.
CD Label: Star Child / King Record Co.
CD Number: KICA-620
Music by: Miichiru Ooshima
Number of tracks: 28
Running time: 75:21
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: Dec. 03, 2003
Year movie released in Japan: Dec. 13, 2003
Year movie released in US: 2004 on DVD

REVIEW

December 19, 2003

It looks like the Ifukube baton for Godzilla movies has been passed. This is Michiru Ohshima's 3rd soundtrack out of the last four Godzilla films. It took me awhile to warm up to her music but I must say I think it gets better every time out. Like Ifukube she has established some themes that show up in each film to lend an aspect of continuity. And like Ifukube she doesn't overdo the repeated themes. I just recently received this disc and have only had a chance to listen to it once so far but I like what I'm hearing. This Soundtrack can easily grow on you. I also enjoyed the "Mothra" song on track 10. It was short, clocking in at 1:04 and not much different than what we've heard in other movies from other girl duos. Track 28 is an updated version of the same song and seems to maybe be a pop single version. The Infant Island "twin" fairies (or Shobijin) portrayed in the original Mothra movies by The Peanuts are played here by Masami Nagasawa and Chihiro Otsuka.

Clocking in at over 75 minutes worth of music (including some sound effects), this is a full disc. I for one am looking forward to seeing this film when a version is available in the U.S..

GODZILLA X MOTHRA X MECHAGODZILLA: TOKYO S.O.S.!
Japanese Title: Gojira tai Mosura tai Mekagojira: Tky S.O.S.

Track translations courtesy of: John Cassidy (Daijirou Ryuusei)

  1. Main Title
  2. The Little Women And Mothra
  3. Special Hangar # 1 ~ Island Of Memories
  4. Akane Yashiro ~ The Prime Minister's Official Residence
  5. The Atomic Submarine
  6. Antagonism
  7. The Enemy Below
  8. The Street Fight
  9. A Miracle On Campus
  10. The Song Of Mothra
  11. The Final Decisive Battle
  12. Kiryuu Sally Forth!
  13. Birth Of The Twins
  14. "MOTHER"
  15. The Subway Campus
  16. The Kiryuu Adjustment Team Waiting Room
  17. The Diet Building
  18. Prayer
  19. "SAYONARA YOSHITO"
  20. Returning To The Sea
  21. End Roll
  22. Unused Tracks 1
  23. Unused Tracks 2
  24. Sound Effects - Godzilla
  25. Sound Effects - Mothra
  26. Sound Effects - Mechagodzilla
  27. Sound Effects - Maser Cannon
  28. "The Song Of Mothra" 2003 Version