© 2013 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title||Destroy All Monsters|
|Japanese Title||Kaiju Soshingeki|
|CD Label||Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks||30|
|Number of discs||1|
|Year of release/manufacture||November 08, 2011|
|Year Movie Released in Japan||1968|
|Year Movie Released in U.S.||1969|
August 24, 2013
This CD is the same as the ADV Music U.S.release elsewhere on this site at: Destyroy All Monsters with different packaging. This CD is essentially a US release of Futureland / Toshiba EMI Japan's TYCY-5353 that is now out of print and also shown on this site .
Taking the movies in release sequence, Akira Ifukube was back after two scores in a row by Masaru Satoh. The "Title Credits" will sound familiar as it's a reworking of past themes. Akira Ifukube does a nice job on this CD mixing new music with the reworking of some past music. By reworking previous music, and not over using it, plus mixing in some new stuff, the music here still sounds fresh and lends continuity to the films scored by Ifukube. Some of these themes here will be so over used in later scores as to get borderline annoying. There are quite a few under one minute cues on this CD but they aren't over done and some segue almost seamlessly into the next track. This is a pretty short soundtrack with 30 pieces clocking in at just over 39 minutes.
If you don't already have the Japanese or ADV disc then this is a great alternative. My only complaint about this and the ADV releases are that the booklets are pretty much none existent. The booklet only consists of the cover shot you see here and a back page with some credits. Overall a nice listening experience and one to buy if you get the chance. A good score for a decent film.
U.S. Title: Destroy All Monsters