2003 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: AKIRA IFUKUBE: "TOUSHI TENSHOU - THEME OF MASAAKI SATAKE" (Single)
CD Label: Futureland
CD Number: TYDY-2057
Music by: Akira Ifukube
Number of tracks: 2
Running time: 7:24
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: August 4, 1994

REVIEW

October 03, 2003

This is a pretty nice CD single with an Akira Ifukube march we've heard many times in many movies. Track 1 runs 5:15. Track 2 is the same music with a shorter running time and added sound effects such as the roars of Godzilla, Rodan (Radon) and Ghidrah.

Additional info courtesy of Sam Scali, October 04, 2003

Masaake Sataki is a famous kickboxer in Japan, and he used this song as his theme music in 1994 (like many of the WWE wrestlers have their own themes). It is a re-recorded version of the "Monster Zero March" (aka "Frigate March"), including a few bars from the main title of "The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon". Track 1 is the full version (5:15), and track two is a shorter edit (2:09) that features monster sound effects. A different short edit (2:38) without sound effects appears as a bonus track on the "AKIRA IFUKUBE SFX MOVIE MARCH COLLECTION" CD (TYCY-5412).

AKIRA IFUKUBE: "TOUSHI TENSHOU - THEME OF MASAAKI SATAKE" (Single)
Original composer Akira Ifukube

  1. Toushi Tensho ~ Champion Masaaki Satake's Theme (5:15)
    [aka "Monster Zero March" (aka "Frigate March")]
  2. Toushi Tensho ~ Champion Masaaki Satake's Theme (alternate version) (2.09)
    [aka "Monster Zero March" (aka "Frigate March")]