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CD cover scan, info and review courtesy of John M Emmons

Title: Tsuburaya Productions B.G.M. Collection: Ultra Series Music File Vol. 2
CD Label: VAP Inc.
CD Number: VPCD-81301
Music by: Tohru Fuyuki
Number of tracks: 81
Running time: 77:00
Number of discs: 1
Year of release/manufacture: December 22, 1999

REVIEW

March 12, 2007
Review by John M Emmons

The Ultra Series Music File CDs are a collection of unreleased music from VAP's series of Ultraman soundtracks. The first volume contained unreleased music from Ultra Q and Ultraman, composed by the late Kunio Miyauchi. The second volume, reviewed here, contains music from three of the series composed by Tohru Fuyuki.

The three series present in this CD are Ultraseven, Return of Ultraman, and Ultraman Leo. Ultraseven and Return of Ultraman seem to have roughly the same amount of space allotted to them, while Ultraman Leo only has 8 tracks at the end of the album. The music for Ultraseven focused more on variations of its main theme, including a rare English version of the theme song, while most of Return of Ultraman's music was very quiet and reserved.

With seventy seven minutes and eighty one tracks, it leaves less than a minute per song. The brevity of these clips may annoy some listeners. I'd recommend this CD more for diehard fans who would be interested in completing their soundtrack collection.

Tsuburaya Productions B.G.M. Collection: Ultra Series Music File Vol. 2
English track titles courtesy of Jolyon Yates

    ULTRA SEVEN MUSIC FILE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS COMPILATION

  1. ULTRA SEVEN SONG Part 2 (2 chorus version) Song: The Echoes, Misuzu Chldren Choral Group

    Hero return

  2. Theme 10 seconds
  3. M21B
  4. Theme 20 seconds
  5. M4B
  6. M36T1
  7. M30 Preview B
  8. Ultra Seven (original karaoke)
  9. Sieste (alternative version)

  10. M50T3
  11. Afternoon Nap

  12. M53 (2nd half)
  13. M69 melody
  14. Invaders Challenge

  15. M67
  16. M39D
  17. M39E
  18. Ultra Seven Song (TV size karaoke)
  19. Fly to the Devil's Mountain [episode 12]

  20. Scat on Radio
  21. Down With Earthquake Maker X [episode 20]

  22. Mountain Rally
  23. Human Ranch [episode 22]

  24. Birthday Party
  25. Cyborg Strategy [episode 27]

  26. Music from radio
  27. Yagawa's return
  28. The Devil's Living Flower [episode 31]

  29. Flower Garden
  30. Duel of Dan vs Seven [episode 46]

  31. By the Poolside
  32. Who Are You? [episode 47]

  33. Suspicion
  34. Seven Assassination Plan [episode 38-9]

  35. M77-2T2
  36. M66-2
  37. M66-1T2
  38. M78-5
  39. Ultra Seven's Defeat II

  40. M58-3T1
  41. M58-4
  42. M58-2(M25)
  43. M76B
  44. Ultra Seven Song part 2 (2 chorus, karaoke)
  45. Revival Time

  46. M61C
  47. M56B
  48. The Theme Song of 'Ultra Seven' (TV size, song: Makoto Komon)
  49. ULTRAMAN RETURNED Unreleased recordings compilation

    Terror of the Tsunami Monsters: Tokyo's Big Pinch! [episode 13]

  50. Girl (guitar only)
  51. Drum Solos part 1

  52. M73
  53. M74
  54. I'll Kill This Monster [episode 22]

  55. Polypachedon March
  56. Bridge Collection part 1

  57. M31
  58. M32
  59. M33
  60. M34
  61. M35
  62. M36
  63. M37
  64. M38
  65. M39
  66. M40
  67. M41
  68. M42
  69. Early Afternoon Desire

  70. M89
  71. Timpani Solos part 1

  72. M95
  73. M96
  74. Between a Devil and an Angel [episode 31]

  75. M89T2
  76. Drum Solos part 2

  77. M75
  78. M76
  79. Atrocious! Light Monster Prizma

  80. M86A
  81. Bridge Collection Part 2

  82. M52
  83. M53
  84. M54
  85. M55
  86. M56
  87. M57
  88. M58
  89. M59
  90. To The Starry Sky with Love [episode 44]

  91. M94
  92. Gaze at Love & Death
  93. Letting Them Go
  94. End of the Journey
  95. Timpani Solo Part 2

  96. M97
  97. M98
  98. I'm Taking The Earth! [episode 48]

  99. Open City
  100. Respective Bloom of Youth

  101. M87
  102. ULTRAMAN LEO Music File previously unreleased recordings compilation

    Action! Ultraman Leo

  103. M1T2
  104. Great Dash, Great Chase

  105. M14 Retake
  106. Run
  107. Run (brush)
  108. Sorrowful Space Girl

  109. Guitar Solo M1
  110. Guitar Solo M5
  111. Ultraman Leo