© 2004 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||The Artistry of Akira Ifukube 7|
|CD Label||King Records|
|CD Number||KICC 440|
|Music composed by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Music conducted by:||Tetsuji Honna|
|Music performed by:||Japan Philharmonic Orchestra|
|Music recorded:||Tracks 1-7 recorded August 25-26 2003 at the Katsushika Symphony Hills, Mozart Hall.
Tracks 8-12 recorded September 8-9 2003 at Aprico, Large Hall
|Number of tracks||12|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||11-27-2003|
January 09, 2004
The first part of this CD, Symphonic Fantasy GODZILLA vs KING GHIDORA (1991), will sound very familiar to anyone with some Godzilla CD's and most of this music has appeared on several other CD's also on this site. However each time it is done by a different orchestra and/or conductor it always sounds slightly different and this is no exception. The Japan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tetsuji Honna on this disc does an excellent job and the music sounds as fresh as ever. The CD is very clear and sounds great. The music sounds slightly brighter than I've heard it done before but that is not a bad thing.
Part two of the disc is made up of the Symphonic Suite THE LITTLE PRINCE & THE EIGHT HEADED DRAGON (1963/2003). This may not be as familiar to most because music for "THE LITTLE PRINCE & THE EIGHT HEADED DRAGON" is available on an out of print CD COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOEI-DOGA SFX FILM MUSIC, TYCY-5213~14 [reissue of LD25-5065~6] also on this site. This is also a very enjoyable suite of music and worth listening to.
Title: THE ARTISTRY OF AKIRA IFUKUBE 7
Fantasy ~ THE LITTLE PRINCE & THE EIGHT HEADED DRAGON
Symphonic Fantasy GODZILLA vs KING GHIDORA (1991)
Symphonic Suite THE LITTLE PRINCE & THE EIGHT HEADED DRAGON (1963/2003)
Japan Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Tetsuji Honna. Female Vocalist Chor June (Jun Koda).