© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Movie also known as:||Rebirth Of Mothra|
|CD Label||Pony Canyon|
|Music by:||Toshiyuki Watanabe|
|Number of tracks||Disc 1 - 31|
Disc 2 - 19
|Running time||Disc 1 - 46:08|
Disc 2 - 44:25
|Number of discs||2|
|Year of release/manufacture||1996|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1996|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.||VHS Tape - Aug. 3, 1999|
|DVD Released in U.S.:||Double DVD, Columbia/Tri-Star #04691, Feb. 2000|
Also has 1997 "Rebirth Of Mothra II"
May 18, 2000
This is the two disc soundtrack to the first of the new Mothra movies known in the US as "The Rebirth Of Mothra". These movies are geared more towards children than kaiju loving adults but I still enjoyed the movie.
The single disc has 21 tracks while this two CD set has a combined 40 tracks. Naturally this 2 CD set is more complete and also features sound effects and a few karaoke versions of songs. While the single disc, # PCCR-00244, seemed to concentrate more on the high profile action tunes, on this two CD set we also get much of the slower suspense type tracks. Some of the music on this 2 CD set reminded me of music in the U.S. TV mini-series "V". That TV series was about a race of lizardlike aliens disguised as humanoids trying to take over the Earth in the ruse of being our friends. Track # 19 on Disc 1 is the female vocal of the "Mothra" song. Track # 23 is the other vocal track devoted to Mothra that is a different new slower song. The vocal tracks on Disc 2 are "Mothraleo" on tracks # 5 & # 15. The final track, # 19, is made up of various sound effects.
Surprisingly there doesn't seem to be that much duplication between this set of the material and the material on the single disc. They act more like companion pieces to each other. I enjoyed listening to this 2 CD set but must admit that as a stand-alone listening experience I much preferred the single CD set. There is also a let less repetition of songs on the single CD.
Mothra Complete Original Soundtrack DISC 1 1 Main Title 2 Rock Patch 3 The Broken Seal 4 Elias Sets Off 5 Man's Doing 6 Psychokinesis 7 Berubera and the Giant Tree *1 8 Elias and the Giant Tree 9 LDK Battle 1 10 LDK Battle 2 11 LDK Battle 3 12 The Legend of Death Ghidora 13 The Beginning of the Adventurous Journey 14 Dynamite Bulldozer 15 Kite Fight *1 16 The Appearance of Death Ghidora 17 The Beautiful Guardian Spirit of the Planets 18 Mothra's Song: Instrumental 19 Mothra's Song 20 The Appearance of Mothra 21 Mothra vs. Death Ghidora 1 22 The Egg's Will 23 Song of Prayer 24 Mothra vs. Death Ghidorah 2 25 The Power of the Shield 26 The Baby's Will 27 Baby vs. Death Ghidora 28 Mothra in Danger 29 The Bond 30 Escape 31 Return to the Sea *1 This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese. DISC 2 1 In Order To Be Reborn 2 Death Ghidora Soars 3 Reincarnation Island 4 TV News Titles 5 Mothraleo 6 The Sacred Emergence 7 Flight 8 New Mothra's Battle 9 The Seal 10 The Good Earth Bounces Back 11 Thank you, Mothra 12 Ending 13 Baby's Will (Full Version) 14 The Seal (Full Version) 15 Mothraleo (Infant Language Version) 16 Mothra's Song (Karaoke Version) 17 Song of Prayer (Karaoke Version) 18 Mothraleo (Karaoke Version) 19 Sound Effects Mothra Long cries (2) Cries (2) Baby Mothra Cries (2) Spark before beam emerges (2) Beam (1) Death Ghidorah Cries (2) Flame (2) Garugaru Cries (2) Throat-Ringing Voice (1) Beam (2) Fairy Cries (1) Beam (2) Newborn Mothra Cries (2) Shuttlecock Sound *2 (2) Beam (2) *2 Alternative Translation: Blade Sound