2001 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: GODZILLA + RODAN
Japanese Title: N/A
CD Label: Futureland
CD Number: TYCY-10047
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks: 44
Running time: 73:48
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 2001

REVIEW

May 20, 2001

This CD is a collection of Akira Ifukube's Toho film music from the original "Godzilla" and "Rodan" movies. These originals are stereo recordings but it's the kind of fake stereo done similar to the way early 1960's mono rock LP's were rechanneled for stereo. The fake rechanneled stereo doesn't do much for separation but does seem to make the highs a little brighter and gives the lows a little more punch. Except for the title and Akira Ifukube, everything on this CD is written in Japanese.

This CD just came out about a month ago so should still be relatively easy to find and somewhat inexpensive. I bought mine from Deodeo for $20.43 including the shipping.


Title:	GODZILLA + RODAN

Track translations courtesy of John Cassidy (Daijirou Ryuusei)

From GODZILLA (1954)

 1.) Main Title
 2.) Footsteps M.E.
 3.) Sinking of the Eikou Maru
 4.) Sinking of the Bingo Maru
 5.) The Uneasiness of Ooto Island
 6.) The Shinto Festival of Ooto Island
 7.) Stormy Ooto Island
 8.) The Theme of Ooto Island
 9.) Frigate March I
10.) Terror of the Water Tank
11.) Godzilla Comes Ashore
12.) The Power of Godzilla
13.) The Suicidal Broadcast
14.) Godzilla to Tokyo Bay
15.) Ambush Godzilla
16.) The Terrible Spectacle of the Capitol
17.) The Oxygen Destroyer
18.) The Prayer For Peace
19.) Frigate March II
20.) Godzilla of the Sea Depths
21.) Ending

From GIANT SKY MONSTER RODAN

22.) Main Title
23.) The First Victim
24.) Tragedy of the Tunnel
25.) Meganuron Appears
26.) The Terror of Meganuron
27.) The Meganuron Pursuit
28.) Cave-In
29.) Earthquake
30.) Memory Loss
31.) Pursuit of Supersonic Speed
32.) The Sky-Covering Shadow
33.) Rodan Is Born
34.) The Great Underground Cavern
35.) Rodan Appears
36.) Pursue Rodan
37.) Rodan Flies Into Sasebo
38.) Rodan and the West Coast Bridge
39.) Rodan Attacks Fukuoka I
40.) Fury of the Shockwave
41.) Rodan Attacks Fukuoka II
42,) The Self-Defense Forces to Mount Aso
43.) Great Aso's Nature
44.) Ending