1999 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Mothra 3
Japanese Title Mosura 3
CD Label Futureland
CD Number TYCY-10002
Music by: Yuji Koseki
Words by: Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shinichi Sekizawa, Itaro Honda
Number of tracks 25
Running time 49:51
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1998
Year movie released in Japan Dec. 1998
Year movie releaded in US Not released in the U.S.


I REALLY enjoyed this CD. The music on this CD is a great mix of adventure type music and softer, romantic type music. We also have, on Track 4, an updated Mothra song. This is the same song that has been done in the past by The Peanuts & The Cosmos. While the words are the same, the music and instrumentation has been updated and sounds great instead of being annoying or making you cringe as most updates of older songs do. It won't replace or make you forget the original but is a really nice update. On Track #17 there is also a female vocal that sounds like a new song to or about Mothra. In this movie King Ghidorah comes back to fight Mothra.

I've played this CD several times already and it grew on me instantly. If you're a Mothra fan, don't pass this one by if you can get it.

My only complaint about this CD is that it has some multimedia content. That in itself isn't bad except that the content is just the movie trailer in Quicktime format and a picture of the CD cover art in multiple formats. I don't think this really added anything to the disc and also probably accounts for the price increase and under 50 minute playing time of this disc. If you are going to add PC multimedia content to a CD, make it worthwhile or leave it off and give us more music.

Title:           Mothra 3
Japanese Title:  Mosura 3

Words by: 	Tomoyuki Tanaka, Shinichi Sekizawa, Itaro Honda

Music by: 	Yuji Koseki *1

Arranged by: 	Toshiyuki Watanabe 

1.	Opening - The Legend Unfolds
2.	The Spooky Meteoric Cluster(s)
3.	The Mysterious Meteorite(s)
4.	Mothra's Song
5.	The Mighty Foe Returns
6.	The Appearance of Mothra
7.	Encounter with Mothra
8.	The Sad Sounds of the Blade *3
9.	The Decision to Travel Through Space-Time
10.	Haora *4 Mothra
11.	Deathbed Request
12.	Traveling 130,000,000 Years Back in Time
13.	The Mysterious Dome
14.	Cretaceous Battle I
15.	Putting It All on the Line I
16.	Cretaceous Battle II
17.	Haora *4 Mothra (Roller *4 Version)
18.	Requiem
19.	King Ghidorah Revives
20.	The Tragic Battle
21.	Appearance of the Armored Warrior(s)
22.	Last Battle
23.	The Final Metamorphosis
24.	The Power of the Legend
25.	Ending - The Heart Can Reach

*1  The correct reading for the last name might also be 'Kokan'.
*3  This is a literal translation.  
     I can't guarantee the accuracy of this translation due to a lack of context.  
     If you've seen the movie, let me know if you have any ideas.
*4   This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese.