© 1999 Lawrence Tuczynski
|Title: ||Welcome To Godzilla Island|
|Music Composed by: ||Akira Ifukube (mostly)|
|CD Label: ||PolyGram|
|CD Number: ||POCX-1093|
|Number of tracks: ||38|
|Running time: ||63:18|
|Number of discs: ||1|
|Year of release/manufacture: ||1997|
This is one of the CD's I ordered from CD Japan. I found
it doing a search on Akira Ifukube. This is basically
another "Best Of" disc and if you already have one, then
this one is unnecessary. It's not bad but there are better
ones out there. Based on what little English is in the
liner notes, this CD concentrates on the years 1954-1974.
The tracks are in Mono & Stereo. Even though I found this
CD under a search on Akira Ifukube, I believe there are
tracks on here that he did not do. Track #1 features the
same Godzilla stomping and roar from the 1954 film that
seems to be popping up on these "Best Of" discs. There
really isn't anything new here except for maybe Track #38
which features a brief roar at the beginning and then a
mercifully short, annoying, pop type Godzilla tune.
Most of this CD was probably licensed from Futureland /
Toshiba-EMI since it carries the "Monster Music" logo.
All tracks were previously released prior to 1977 except
for Track # 38 with a date of 1997.
Additional info courtesy of Sam Scali - March 10, 2000
The "Welcome to Godzilla Island" CD was released in conjuction
with a Japanese TV series called "Godzilla Island". The pop
track at the end of the CD is the theme for the show. (I have
no clue exactly what kind of show it is, and if it really uses
the older music on the CD)
English Title: Welcome to Godzilla Island
Japanese Title: Gojira Airando
From the Movie "Godzilla"
1. Footsteps M.E.
2. Main Title
3. The Frigate March I
From the Movie "Gigantis, The Fire Monster"
4. The Kobayashi Machine and Godzilla
5. The Air Corps Launches an Offensive
From the Movie "King Kong vs. Godzilla"
6. Main Title
7. The Cry of Majin *1
8. The Confrontation at Fuji
From the Movie "Godzilla vs. The Thing"
9. Main Title
10. Kombinat Attack
11. Attack Plan B: The Electro-firing Net
From the Movie "Ghidrah, The Three-Headed Monster"
12. Main Title
13. The Fury of the Gravity Beam
From the Movie "Monster Zero"
14. Main Title
15. Monster Zero
From the Movie "Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster"
16. Main Title
17. Escape from the Base
18. Ebirah's Fury
From the Movie "Son of Godzilla"
19. Main Title
20. Preparing for the Final Experiment
21. 'Snow Falls on the Island(s) in the South'
From the Movie "Destroy All Monsters"
22. The Monsters Pow-wow on Earth *2
23. The Missile War to Protect the Capital
24. Four Monsters Attack Tokyo
From the Movie "Godzilla's Revenge"
25. The Appearance of Gabara
26. Godzilla vs. Gabara
From the Movie "Godzilla vs. The Smog Monster"
28. Our Energy I
From the Movie "Godzilla on Monster Island"
29. Main Title/New Edition
30. The Rescue Operation Gets Underway
From the Movie "Godzilla vs. Megalon"
32. The Monster Tag-Team Match I
From the Movie "Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla"
33. The Appearance of Mechagodzilla
34. Main Title
35. The Three Monsters' Showdown in Okinawa! [I]
From the Movie "The Terror of Mechagodzilla"
36. Main Title
37. Godzilla vs. The Two Giant Monsters
38. Godzilla's Theme (Album Version)
*1 Or possibly 'The Cry of the Devil'.
*2 Or possibly 'The Earth Monsters Pow-wow'.