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Godzilla on Vinyl Records.

Postby TheSecondComing » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:32 pm

I got curious about if anybody owns, collects or generally knows anything about Godzilla as he exists on vinyl records.

I don't but became curious on seeing something entirely new to me, a radio promo record for Gigantis the Fire Monster. It's on ebay and the fellow wants $350 for it which is beyond my ability atm, but it definitely piqued my curiosity.

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Re: Godzilla on Vinyl Records.

Postby omgitsgodzilla » Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:33 pm

There was a pressing of the 1954 soundtrack in like 2014 that was supposed to be pretty good. There are also rare green vinyl pressings of Godzilla: The Album. I haven't got either one, but I might spring for the vinyl pressing of the Shin Godzilla soundtrack that's supposed to be happening.
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Re: Godzilla on Vinyl Records.

Postby G1985 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:30 pm

TheSecondComing wrote:I got curious about if anybody owns, collects or generally knows anything about Godzilla as he exists on vinyl records.

I highly recommend the website GodzillaMonsterMusic.com. Although the vast majority of the site is focused on CD releases, you'll find a lot of answers there.

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Re: Godzilla on Vinyl Records.

Postby GodzillaFan1996 » Sun Nov 06, 2016 9:27 pm

G1985 wrote:
TheSecondComing wrote:I got curious about if anybody owns, collects or generally knows anything about Godzilla as he exists on vinyl records.

I highly recommend the website GodzillaMonsterMusic.com. Although the vast majority of the site is focused on CD releases, you'll find a lot of answers there.


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Re: Godzilla on Vinyl Records.

Postby goji1986 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:50 am

I have the 2014 European pressing of the '54 soundtrack and the recent Japanese reissue of KKvsG. Definitely worthwhile purchases!

Beyond that, I know there have been many vinyl releases over the years. The Perfect Soundtrack Collection contains CD versions of Ifukube compilations that were released in the 60s and 70s.
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Postby Servanov » Wed Nov 09, 2016 3:07 pm

You can find the soundtrack for The Return of Godzilla on Vinyl if you search on eBay. It won't be the full soundtrack, just enough to fit on 35 minutes altogether. Also, there was apparently a vinyl version of The Return of Godzilla audio. Not the soundtrack, but the actual audio from the movie. What's peculiar about this is not only that they put the entire audio on vinyl, but also that it contains the mono "b mix" effects, including the famous scream in the volcano. SpaceHunterM has a download of The Return of Godzilla with the theatrical, English international, and vinyl version. I highly suggest downloading it, as its only about 2 gigabytes in 480p. Here's the link I case anyone wants to check it out.

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This site also has the link to SHM's copy of Godzilla 1985 with the laserdisc audio, which I thought was cool. But, anyways, I definitely recommend listening to the vinyl audio. In my opinion, it sounds better than the Blu-Ray.

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Postby MechaMinya » Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:07 pm

I own quite a few of the Japanese soundtrack releases on vinyl. This includes some of the compilation LPs as well. I LOVE listening to them through my vintage system. I also have some of the Kurosawa soundtracks on vinyl. They are generally pretty pricey on both eBay and in record stores in Japan but if you are patient, there are deals out there from time to time. One thing that I find remarkable is that almost every used Japanese LP I have purchased sound brand new. It is always nice when people take care of their records.

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Postby goji1986 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:06 am

In case you haven't heard, The Cheddar Brothers are releasing a limited run of the soundtrack to Godzilla vs. Megalon. Current printing is limited to 100 copies, but there will be another run of about 300 or so in the near future. The releases come with a pewter pin and stickers.

It's only $25, too!

Got their Smog Monster release earlier this year and was pleasantly surprised. It includes the English version of Save The Earth as a bonus track at the end!
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Postby omgitsgodzilla » Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:23 am

goji1986 wrote:In case you haven't heard, The Cheddar Brothers are releasing a limited run of the soundtrack to Godzilla vs. Megalon. Current printing is limited to 100 copies, but there will be another run of about 300 or so in the near future. The releases come with a pewter pin and stickers.

It's only $25, too!

Got their Smog Monster release earlier this year and was pleasantly surprised. It includes the English version of Save The Earth as a bonus track at the end!

I was thinking of picking up Smog Monster; I still might if there are copies left. Is it the complete score, or just an album's worth of highlights?

MechaMinya wrote:I own quite a few of the Japanese soundtrack releases on vinyl. This includes some of the compilation LPs as well. I LOVE listening to them through my vintage system. I also have some of the Kurosawa soundtracks on vinyl. They are generally pretty pricey on both eBay and in record stores in Japan but if you are patient, there are deals out there from time to time. One thing that I find remarkable is that almost every used Japanese LP I have purchased sound brand new. It is always nice when people take care of their records.

There was a guy at G-Fest in 2017 with several Japanese soundtrack LPs, including some of the compilations. I passed those up for what turned out to be audio drama digest versions of the first three movies, which is neat but of little interest to me as I own the movies and understand only a little Japanese. That said, though, like you mentioned, it was in great shape and sounded terrific.
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Postby goji1986 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:56 am

Got my copy too! Very pleased with the sound quality and the release over all. It's worth noting that the playback is 33 1/3 RPM unlike Smog Monster, which plays back at 45 RPM.

omgitsgodzilla wrote:I was thinking of picking up Smog Monster; I still might if there are copies left. Is it the complete score, or just an album's worth of highlights?


I went back and listened to it (hence the delay in response) and it's got much of the score, but not everything. Like I said above, it's a 45 RPM disc, so it definitely is not a long listen. But from what I could tell, all the important cues are there.
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Postby MechaMinya » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:01 pm

They also have their KING KONG ESCAPES on vinyl. It comes with a MechaniKong pin. My dream would be that they press vinyl editions of GODZILLA'S REVENGE and WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS. A Minya pin would be cool too.

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Postby Maritonic » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:50 am

MechaMinya wrote:They also have their KING KONG ESCAPES on vinyl. It comes with a MechaniKong pin. My dream would be that they press vinyl editions of GODZILLA'S REVENGE and WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS. A Minya pin would be cool too.


They might; they do a lot of cool stuff.
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Re: Godzilla on Vinyl Records.

Postby G-Matt » Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:12 am

In December I actually found the original Japanese LP of The Return of Godzilla from a Finnish music store! :D

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Besides that, I also own the GNP Crescendo Godzilla compilations, G2014 and Seven Samurai (just thought I'd mention it too) on vinyl.
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Postby MechaMinya » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:44 pm

I recently picked up a copy of the story soundtrack of GAMERA VS ZIGRA on eBay for a decent price. While it is pretty much dialogue and SFX sound effects pulled from t the film's audio mix, it does feature the title songs in stereo. The vinyl is in excellent shape and the gatefold is very colorful..

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Postby G-Matt » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:58 pm

Update: A friend of mine found the G54 soundtrack LP released by Death Waltz Recording Co. for me. :D
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Postby MechaMinya » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:45 pm

This just in...

Dot Records, an Italian label of some dubious repuatation, has released KKvsG on vinyl. It is readily available via Amazon USA.


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