© 2002 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title: Ultra Q Vol. 2
CD Label: VAP, Inc.
CD Number: VPCD-81295
Music by: Kunio Miyauchi
Number of tracks: 99
Running time: 75:57
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: 1999

REVIEW

April 1, 2002 courtesy of David Hirsch

This is the second volume of Kunio Miyauchiís themes for the earliest Japanese monster TV series created by master effects guru Eiji Tsuburaya. This 28 episode series was a cross between The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits and highly respected as one Japanís most well produced series. Tsuburaya reportedly only stopped production after 28 episodes only because his crew was fatigued by all the effort they had put into each show. This CD is not made up of the music that wasnít good enough for volume 1, rather it represents mostly more of the light themes for comic and non-monster situations, though there are quite a few of Miyauchiís typical 1950s-style "B"-movie horror motifs to be heard. A worthwhile companion disc to the first with good crisp mono sound.

 

Title: Ultra Q Vol. 2 Music: Miyauchi Kunio Track translations courtesy of Jolyon Yates Note: The name of the creature on tracks 85-89, 'Kemuru-jin', means 'Smoke-man'. He's the feller on the CD back cover MAIN TITLE (alternative take version) 1 M-1 T1 UN-DIRTY DAYS 2 M-22 3 M-31 MYSTERY 4 M-12 5 M-46 6 M-112B ULTRA Q Main Theme (ep 4, 22 version) 7 M-2 second version DAWN 8 M-113 9 M-13 UNINVITED GUEST 10 M-38 11 M-39 12 M-108 B 13 M-103 CHILDHOOD DREAM 14 M-108 15 M-21 16 M-19T1 17 M-24 PREMONITION OF DESTRUCTION 18 M-122 19 M-41 20 M-42 21 M-48B PANIC 22 M-10 23 5-3 B 24 5-10 B 25 M-12 B ULTRA Q Main Theme (alternative arrangement version) 26 M-3 27 M-3 B PITFALL 28 M-47 (A), M-47 (B), M-47 (C) 29 M-110 30 M-110 B HAUNTED MANSION 31 M-34 32 M-113 B HIDDEN IN PLAIN VIEW 33 M-106 34 M-7 BEAUTIFUL STAR 35 M-30 36 M-115 B 37 M-204 BRILLIANT FUTURE 38 M-118 39 M-128 40 M-127 BOY'S IMAGINATION 41 Grow, Turtle M-4 42 Grow, Turtle M-5 43 Grow, Turtle M-6 TURTLE, WHERE ARE YOU GOING? 44 Grow, Turtle M-8 45 Grow, Turtle M-9 46 Grow, Turtle Extra-2 ONE PERSON IN THE CITY 47 Tokyo Ice Age M-7 48 Tokyo Ice Age Ending HERO & BUFFOON 49 Dynamite Joe M-3 T1 50 Dynamite Joe M-10T2 51 Dynamite Joe M-11T2 52 Dynamite Joe M-13 53 Dynamite Joe M-14T2 MILKY WAY 54 Space Command 1's A 55 Space Command 1's A2 56 Space Command Ending MESSENGER OF TWO PLANETS 57 Space Command M-7 58 Space Command M-8 59 Space Command M-9 EVERLASTING LIFE 60 Space Command M-12 61 Space Command M-13 62 Space Command M-15 ENORMOUS TRANSFORMED COCOON 63 Kanegon M-3's 2 64 Kanegon M-3's suzu KANEGON'S THEME 65 Kanegon's Theme 3 66 Kanegon M-6 PITIFUL CHANGE 67 Kanegon M-8 68 Kanegon M-8's 2 69 Kanegon M-9's 2 70 Kanegon M-10 & 11 71 Kanegon M-12 72 Kanegon M-14 PAGOS INTERCEPTION 73 1-9 74 1-10 75 1-14 76 1-15 77 1-16B 78 1-18 POOLSIDE 79 Poolside M 80 Poolside M2 UNSEEN ENEMY 81 Extra-2 82 2-5 83 2-6 84 2-8 KEMURU-JIN 85 2-11 86 2-14 87 2-15 88 2-16 MERRY-GO-ROUND 89 Merry-go-round 'THE INAZUMA' THEME 2 90 3-Theme's 1 91 3-Theme's 4 Mt FUJI WISH 92 4-1 (Mt Fuji arrangement) 93 4-End MONSTER ANNIHILATION 94 M-49 95 M-105B 96 M-25 97 M-105 OMEN ~ ENDING 98 M-8 99 M-40B