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Learn more about 50th Anniversary Edition: Akira Ifuku:

Format: CD
Sku: 61016257
UPC: 826924102220
UPC 14: 00826924102220
Release Date: 8/17/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Godzilla Approaches (Sound Effects) ~ Original Soundtrack
2. Godzilla Main Title ~ Original Soundtrack
3. Ship Muisc/Sinking Of Eikou-Maru ~ Original Soundtrack
4. Sinking Of Bingou-Maru ~ Original Soundtrack
5. Anxieties On Ootojma Island ~ Original Soundtrack
6. Ootojma Temple Festival ~ Original Soundtrack
7. Stormy Ootojma Island ~ Original Soundtrack
8. Theme For Ootojma Island ~ Original Soundtrack
9. Japanese Army March I ~ Original Soundtrack
10. Horror Of The Water Tank ~ Original Soundtrack
11. Godzilla Comes Ashore ~ Original Soundtrack
12. Godzilla's Rampage ~ Original Soundtrack
13. Desperate Broadcast ~ Original Soundtrack
14. Godzilla Comes To Tokyo Bay ~ Original Soundtrack
15. Intercept Godzilla ~ Original Soundtrack
16. Tragic Sight Of the Imperial Capital ~ Original Soundtrack
17. Oxygen Destroyer ~ Original Soundtrack
18. Prayer For Peace ~ Original Soundtrack
19. Japanese Army March II ~ Original Soundtrack
20. Godzilla At The Ocean Floor ~ Original Soundtrack
21. Ending ~ Original Soundtrack
22. Godzilla Leaving (Sound Effects) ~ Original Soundtrack
23. Main Title ~ Original Soundtrack
24. First Landing ~ Original Soundtrack
25. Tokyo In Flames ~ Original Soundtrack
26. Last Assault ~ Original Soundtrack
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Composer: Akira Ifukube.
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: David Hirsch.
Muze PNote Godzilla: 50th Anniversary Edition is the first true soundtrack music release for Ishiro Honda's 1954 topical/horror masterpiece Godzilla (known in Japan as Gojira). In contrast to EMI Toshiba's soundtrack LP and CD issues from the 1980s and 1990s, which relied on the movie's M&E ("music and effects") track as a source, the producers of this release went back to the original music sources -- that, plus a decade or more in advances in mastering technology means that this release completely eclipses the Japanese disc on a technical and musical level. One can actually hear the orchestral timbre, the textures of the individual instruments in Akira Ifukube's score, and the details of the playing as never before. Equally important, the music, fully exposed and not masked by any sound effects or dialogue, holds up exceptionally well. The producers have assembled every complete cue recorded for the original film and have appended them with the edited versions of those same cues from the finished film and two tracks of Godzilla sound effects. The annotation is also extremely thorough and, in addition to confirming certain aspects of the music that one long suspected (e.g., that the keyboard sound in "Godzilla Comes Ashore" is the result of the pianist literally playing with his fists), reveals one fascinating fact about the entire score -- that the composer never saw the finished film, with its special effects completed, when he wrote the music. That explains why some elements of theGodzilla score have been so easily transposed by the composer to the scores for films on completely different subjects. ~ Bruce Eder

Producer: Michael V. Gerhard (Reissue)

Associated Artists and Works

California Dreams
Original Soundtrack

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/17/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 326
Music Label Name Label : Audiophile Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00826924102220

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Godzilla
Product attributeLabel:   La-La Land Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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