2000 Lawrence Tuczynski

Title Ultraman - Showdown Music File
Japanese Title Urutoraman - Kessen Myujikku Fairu
CD Label VAP Inc. Records
CD Number VPCD-81088
Music by: Kunio Miyauchi
Number of tracks 42
Running time 75:32
Number of discs 1
Year of release/manufacture 1995

REVIEW

August 1,2000

This "Ultraman" soundtrack CD has main title tracks and all monster battle themes from Ultra Q, Ultraman, Ultra Seven, Ultra Flight, return of Ultraman, Ultraman ace, Ultraman Taro, and Ultraman Leo.

The CD starts out with a 60's sounding fast paced tune that sounds somewhat like a cross between the early James Bond Theme and The Pink Panther. Most of the tracks on this disc are medium to fast paced tunes with a 60's to early 70's feel to them. Track #4 is a vocal track featuring children. Tracks # 11, 28, 32, 36 & 41 are vocal tracks featuring men and children while tracks # 14 & 42 are male vocals. Some of this music has a similar sound to Masaru Satoh's soundtrack to "Godzilla vs. The Sea Monster" and "Son Of Godzilla". A few tracks even reminded me of circus music while a few others reminded me of the music in "Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid" during the South American scenes.

This CD features quite a few different styles of music but all the tracks were upbeat. Overall this was a surprising and pleasant listening experience.


English Title:  	Ultraman - Showdown Music File 
Japanese Title:  	Urutoraman - Kessen Myujikku Fairu 
			

Ultra Q
1.	Main Title - Theme Song
2.	Emergency Escape
3.	Operation "Destroy the Monster(s)"

Ultraman
4.	Main Title
5.	The Special Scientific Search Team's Theme Song
6.	Go For It, Our Hero! 
7.	Midair Battle
8.	Ultraman is on the Scene - Clash with the Monster(s)
9.	Monster Mega-Battle
10.	Give It All You Got, Ultraman!

Ultra Seven
11.	Main Title
	The Ultra Seven Song (TV Size)
12.	Forth Gate Open!  Launching of the Hawk One
13.	Song of the Ultra-Guards (Karaoke)
14.	Ultra Seven
15.	Pointer
16.	Space Monster
17.	The Ultra Seven Song, Part II
18.	The Appearance of Seven:  Seven Is Our Man!
19.	Triumph of Friendship

Ultra Fight
20.	Go On, Ultraman! (Karaoke)
21.	Monster Melee

Ultraman is Back
22.	Main Title
23.	MAT's Mission
24.	MAT's Theme
25.	Grand Showdown in Tokyo
26.	The Appearance of Ultraman - Desperate Struggle
27.	Ultraman in the Light of the Setting Sun

Ultraman Ace
28.	Main Title
	Ultraman Ace (TV Size)
29.	TAC's Theme
30.	The Appearance of Ultraman Ace
	Get Up, Ace!
31.	Ace Is Our Man!

Ultraman Taro
32.	Main Title
	Ultraman Taro (TV Size)
33.	The ZAT Attack Begins
34.	The Transformation of Kotaro Higashi
35.	Ultraman Taro (Instrumental)

Ultraman Leo
36.	Main Title
	Ultraman Leo (TV Size)
37.	The Siblings from Planet L77
38.	MAC Attack
39.	Transform, Otorigen! *1
	Leo and Astra, Get 'em Good!
40.	Ultraman Leo (Instrumental)
41.	Ultraman Leo, Get 'em Good!
42.	Starry Sky Ballad


*1	Or possibly 'Transform, Big Bird Gen!'