© 2001 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title:||WORLD OF AKIRA IFUKUBE [live concert]|
|Music by:||Akira Ifukube|
|Number of tracks:||Disc 1: 4|
Disc 2: 13
|Running time:||Disc 1: 49:51|
Disc 2: 46:43
|Number of discs:||2|
|Year of release/manufacture:||1992|
Updated September 29, 2001 Review courtesy of Robert Storch
This is an extremely well recorded 2-CD set of Akira Ifukube in concert. This 2-CD set is known as "World Of Akira Ifukube", but I have heard that the Video/LD version of the concert is called "Portrait Of Akira Ifukube". Released in 1992, this double disc was intended to capture Akira Ifukube's comeback to scoring Godzilla films since King Ghidorah was released a year earlier.
Disc one starts off with live versions from Godzilla vs King Ghidorah and is conducted by Maki Ishii. This CD contains the only live version of the main title from that film I'm aware of. The orchestra then goes into one of Akira Ifukube's personal favorite pieces "Sinfonia Tapkaara" and soon other conductors start to take turns with the orchestra in an evening designed to pay homage to the maestro. The highlight of Disc two is the almost 30 minute "Drumming of Japan(JAKOMOKO JANKO)" This comprises the last four tracks of the CD and contains some truly exciting music not found elsewhere.
This CD is very hard to find these days and will not be cheap if you do find it. As my friend Larry say's, a must have in your Ifukube CD collection!
Title: WORLD OF AKIRA IFUKUBE [live concert]
SYMPHONIC FANTASIA "Godzilla VS. King Ghidora"
Music Composed by Akira Ifukube and Conducted by Maki Ishii
HOMMAGE A AKIRA IFUKUBE
DRUMMING OF JAPAN (JAKOMOKO JANKO)
- Music Composed & Conducted by Akira Ifukube