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Title Destroy All Monsters
Japanese Title Kaiju Soshingeki
CD Label Media Blasters/Tokyo Shock
CD Number TSCD-1129
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks 30
Running time 39:49
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
Japanese Title: Kaiju Soshingeki

  1. The Toho Mark/Main Title
  2. Title Credits
  3. Monster Land
  4. Moon Base I
  5. Unusual Change In Monster Land
  6. Moon Base II
  7. SY-3
  8. The Unmanned Underground Center
  9. Kilaak Aliens I
  10. Monster Land Escape
  11. Unknown Metal
  12. Discovery of the Monster Control
  13. Rodan Come Flying
  14. Gigantic Monsters Attack Tokyo
  15. Missile Operation to Protect a Capital
  16. Ruins
  17. Godzilla, Anguirus vs. Defense Corps
  18. Rodan's Pursuit
  19. Kilaak Aliens II
  20. Moon Base & SY-3
  21. SY-3 Sortie
  22. A Plunging Exploration Car
  23. Kilaak's Entity
  24. Break the Remote Control
  25. Monsters on the Earth Gather
  26. A Decisive Battle in Fuji I
  27. A Decisive Battle in Fuji II
  28. Destruction of the Underground Dome
  29. Fire Dragon Pursuit
  30. Ending