© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Movie also known as:||Rebirth Of Mothra|
|CD Label||Pony Canyon Japan|
|Music by:||Toshiyuki Watanabe|
|Number of tracks||22|
|Number of discs||1|
|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 17, 2000
This is the single 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 music here is great and in my opinion surpasses the movie it's for. We no longer have twin fairies but instead have fairy sisters known as the Elias. Most of this score features grand, really upbeat action music and marches. Track # 5 is a very new, upbeat version of the original Mothra song sung by the Elias. Track # 9 gives us a new more mellow tribute song to Mothra also sung by the girls. There is also a nice, romantic sounding recurring Mothra theme sprinkled throughout the CD. Track # 14 is another very beautifully done infectious vocal track.
While this CD won't make you forget the Akira Ifukube originals, Toshiyuki Watanabe has done a really nice job of scoring this movie and giving us a very listenable CD that holds up well as a stand-alone piece.
Mothra Original Soundtrack PCCR 00244 1 Main Title 2 Superhigh Speed Battle 3 The Beginning of the Adventurous Journey 4 The Beautiful Guardian Spirit of the Planets 5 Mothra's Song 6 The 65 Million Year Old War Anew 7 The Evil Beast of Destruction 8 Pray With Me 9 Song of Prayer 10 Baby's Will 11 Battle With the Enemy of Life 12 Back to Sea 13 Song of Prayer (Instrumental) 14 Mothraleo *1 15 The Sacred Emergence 16 Birth of the New Mothra 17 Fight to Defend 18 The Seal 19 Moment of Life 20 Forever Friends 21 End Title *1 This is a direct transliteration from the Japanese