© 2000, 2014 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 4|
|CD Label||SLC Inc.|
|Music by:||Masaru Satoh|
|Number of tracks||9|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||1992|
Feb. 29, 2000
The music on this CD is probably the best known of his music to kaiju fans. This is the volume with his Godzilla and other Sci-Fi film works. While I personally don't care much for most of his score work IN the Godzilla films, as stand alone pieces they are good to listen too. After the rousing marches and action pieces in Godzilla films scored by Akira Ifukube, Satoh's Godzilla scores seem out of place.
There are nine suites of music here and they are all pretty enjoyable and are comprised of a variety of styles. Track #2 from "The H-Man" also has some female vocals in parts. If you remember the movie, a lot of the film took place in a night club and this is the singer who was on stage at the time. The last track on this CD is called "Blue Christmas" and is sung by someone named Char. I don't know anything about this particular film except that it was released in Japan in 1978 and was also known as: "Blood Type: Blue", "The Blue Stigma" and "U.F.O. Blue Christmas". It's Japanese name was "Buru Kurisumasu".
This is one of the better CD's in the series for my tastes. It's very listenable and most of the stuff will sound familiar.
Updated March 25, 2001
Title: The Film Music By Masaru Satoh Vol. 4 (SF, FANTASY MOVIE VOLUME)