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What Kaiju soundtracks do you have? Favorites?

Postby Vankor » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:09 pm

I just picked up the soundtrack to Godzilla 2014. When I heard the music originally, I was not left with much sticking in my head. Subsequent viewings have left me appreciating more and more, to the point where I finally got the soundtrack. The 1st track, Godzilla's theme, is awesome.

So I have that, plus:
Japanese import of Godzilla Tokyo SOS
Godzilla 50 anniversary soundtrack
Godzilla vs Megaguirus
Godzilla 1954-'74 collection
Godzilla 1984-'95 collection
Godzilla vs Destroyer import-(2 disc, rare)

While Ifukube is my fave, and created all those iconic and very memorable themes, I have to say Michiru Oshima did a great job with the few Millenium soundtracks she did. And Desplat did a fine job of overcoming his romantic drama background to create some good music for 2014.

I'd love to find the soundtrack to Godzilla vs Mechagodzilla 2, just to get that awesome choir music that is played when Jr is in his sanctuary, and at the end of the movie. But I'm a purist, and I like to have the hard copy. But if I can't get that a digital would be acceptable.

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Re: What Kaiju soundtracks do you have? Favorites?

Postby ILL GREEN » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:22 am

Too many but here goes

Gojira ost
Godzilla vs Mothra ost
King Kong vs Godzilla ost
All Monsters Attack ost
Ebriah ost
Atragon ost
Dogora ost
Frankenstein vs Baragon ost
Godzilla vs Hedorah ost
Latitude Zero ost
Gamera vs Gyaos ost
Gamera Hits 1, 2 and 3
Ultraman '66 ost
Destroy All Monsters ost
Godzilla vs Megalon ost
Monster Zero ost
Godzilla vs MechaGodzilla '74 ost
Daimajin boxed set
Tokusatsu Heroes (collection of all sfx heroes theme music, including Spectreman)
Godzilla '54 to '75 CD

Got more in my studio, have to check later.

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Postby Vankor » Fri Oct 03, 2014 4:25 am

Nice collation! I lied, I've also got the following.
Final Wars OST (given to me...)
Pacific Rim

Where did you get all those? May I be so rude as to ask your age? :)

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Postby ILL GREEN » Fri Oct 03, 2014 7:26 am

I'm 38 :D

Yeah I need some Heisei and Millennium soundtracks in my collection. Mine consists mostly of Showa soundtracks.

I got them from ebay, gemm.com and mom and pop shops from all over the world via internet. The Gamera osts are rare, scoop them if you find them especially the ones published by Daiei studios, the Toho ones and EMI are reprints but easy to come by if you just want the music.

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Postby Vankor » Fri Oct 03, 2014 8:09 am

Awesome, thanks!

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Postby Arbok » Sun Oct 05, 2014 1:24 pm

"all of them"

Well all of them except Mothra 1961, Gorath, Frankenstein vs Baragon, The War of the Gargantuas and King Kong Escapes.

My Favorites are Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla, Godzilla vs. Biollante, The Return of Godzilla, Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II... heck, most of the Heisei Godzilla scores were solid.

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Re: What Kaiju soundtracks do you have? Favorites?

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Oct 05, 2014 10:40 pm

I have all the Crescendo CD's, Godzilla the Album, and the Futureland Godzilla vs King Ghidorah cd.
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Postby Vankor » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:56 pm

Several folks here with quite a collection! I love how some of the soundtracks have the sound effects of the monsters, was hoping that the new soundtrack would because Godzilla's new roar is great as well as the sounds of the MUTO's and I'd love to hear it all with no background noise.

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Re: What Kaiju soundtracks do you have? Favorites?

Postby Arbok » Sat Oct 11, 2014 1:47 pm

Vankor wrote:Several folks here with quite a collection! I love how some of the soundtracks have the sound effects of the monsters, was hoping that the new soundtrack would because Godzilla's new roar is great as well as the sounds of the MUTO's and I'd love to hear it all with no background noise.


The Japanese version of the Godzilla 2014 soundtrack has a sound effect track as a bonus, actually.
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Postby Vankor » Sat Oct 11, 2014 5:55 pm

Arbok wrote:
Vankor wrote:Several folks here with quite a collection! I love how some of the soundtracks have the sound effects of the monsters, was hoping that the new soundtrack would because Godzilla's new roar is great as well as the sounds of the MUTO's and I'd love to hear it all with no background noise.


The Japanese version of the Godzilla 2014 soundtrack has a sound effect track as a bonus, actually.

That just makes me GRRRRR. Why do they get all the cool stuff?

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Re: What Kaiju soundtracks do you have? Favorites?

Postby Starsteam » Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:00 pm

-The Best of Godzilla 1954-1975
-The Best of Godzilla 1984-1995
-Godzilla (1998) the Album
-Godzilla (1998) 3-disc Ultimate Edition Motion Picture Score
-Godzillla 2000 Millennium (Crescendo)
-Godzilla X Megaguirus (Crescendo)
-GMK (Import, Tokuma)
-Destroy All Monsters (Media Blasters)
-Godzilla (2014) Official Soundtrack
-Pacific Rim Official Soundtrack
-Ultraman: The Next (Import, Vermillion)
-Godzilla 50th Anniversary Edition (DVD-R rip of the LaLaLand Records, only because the person I bought it from sold out and it was OOP but they were nice enough to make me a copy regardless).


and I have a CD with those two Library International Godzilla audio stories with their various funky theme music.

My favorites would have to be GMK. Both the Best of compilations suite my other needs.

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Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:10 am

Forget to mention in my previous post my favorite soundtracks are GMK and Return of Godzilla.
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Postby 62JackC » Fri Oct 24, 2014 12:40 pm

I own the best of '54-'75 cd and KKvG OST on vinyl. It's a neat import with a booklet built in and a poster.
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Postby Vankor » Fri Oct 24, 2014 1:17 pm

62JackC wrote:I own the best of '54-'75 cd and KKvG OST on vinyl. It's a neat import with a booklet built in and a poster.

I bet that thing is super rare. I'd say it could be worth money, but whenever I find things that could be worth money, I end up getting bupkiss for them.

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Re: What Kaiju soundtracks do you have? Favorites?

Postby 62JackC » Fri Oct 24, 2014 2:56 pm

@Vankor I'm don't plan on selling it. It's a neat double album. I was hoping it'd contain the music of the film, but it's the entire audio ripped from the Japanese version. The last side of the second LP is 95% monster roars and punch noises.
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Re: What Kaiju soundtracks do you have? Favorites?

Postby H-Man » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:55 am

Best of Godzilla: 1954 - 1975
Best of Godzilla: 1984 - 1995
Godzilla x Mechagodzilla
Godzilla: Tokyo SOS
Godzilla: Final Wars

I used to have bootlegs of:

Frankenstein Conquers the World
Ghidrah, the 3-Headed Monster
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II
Godzilla x Megaguirus: G Extermination Command
Rebirth of Mothra I
(some compilation of Mothra music from Showa-era films, plus some nifty 70s pop songs about Mothra)

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Re: What Kaiju soundtracks do you have? Favorites?

Postby Brandon O'Brian » Fri Oct 31, 2014 11:31 am

Here is my collection. Some of it is Toho related, and some isn't, and most of these aren't Kaiju/Tokusatsu CDs. A lot of my collection won't be listed here.

My collection:

Akira Ifukube Complete Recordings 2 (LD25-5035·36)
Akira Ifukube Complete Recordings Toei Doga (TYCY-5213·14)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 1 (SLCS-7101)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 2 (SLCS-7102)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 3 (SLCS-7103)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 4 (SLCS-7104)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 5 (SLCS-7105)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 7 (SLCS-7107)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 8 (SLCS-7108)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 9 (SLCS-7109)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 11 (SLCS-7111~2)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 13 (SLCS-7114~5)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 14 (SLCS-7190)
Film Music by Masaru Satoh Vol. 15 (SLCS-7191)
Godzilla (1954) (TYCY-5345)
Godzilla's Counterattack (TYCY-5346)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (TYCY-5347)
Mothra vs. Godzilla (TYCY-5348)
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (TYCY-5349)
Great Monster War (TYCY-5350)
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (TYCY-5351)
Son of Godzilla (TYCY-5352)
Charge of the Monsters (TYCY-5353)
All Monsters Attack (TYCY-5354)
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (TYCY-5355)
Godzilla vs. Gigan (TYCY-5356)
Godzilla vs. Megalon (TYCY-5357)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974) (TYCY-5358)
Mechagodzilla's Counterattack (TYCY-5359)
Godzilla (1984) (TYCY-5360)
Godzilla vs. Biollante (TYCY-5361)
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (TYCY-5362)
Godzilla vs. Mothra (TYCY-5363)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1993) (TYCY-5364)
Compilation of Akira Ifukube Movie Marches (TYCY-5412)
Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 1 (SLCS-5050)
Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 2 (SLCS-5051)
Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 3 (SLCS-5052)
Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 4 (SLCS-5053)
Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 5 (SLCS-5054)
Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 6 (SLCS-5055)
Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 7 (SLCS-5056)
Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 8 (SLCS-5057)
Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 9 (SLCS-5058)
Film Works by Akira Ifukube Vol. 10 (SLCS-5059)
The H-Man (SLCS-5063)
Mothra (SLCS-5064)
Matango (SLCS-5065)
Secret of the Telegian (SLCS-5066)
The Human Vapor (SLCS-5067)
Madame White Snake (SLCS-5068)
Gorath (SLCS-5069)
The Gamera Trilogy (KICA-236~238)
The X from Outer Space (VPCD-81097)
Dozoku no Ranjo/Han Geinou Mandala (TYCY-5473)
Akira Ifukube Music for the Stage Vol. 1 (VPCD-81153)
Akira Ifukube Music for the Stage Vol. 2 (VPCD-81154)
Akira Ifukube Music for the Stage Vol. 3 (VPCD-81155)
Akira Ifukube Music for the Stage Vol. 4 (VPCD-81156)
Super Monster Gamera (VPCD-81157)
Gamera vs. Viras (VPCD-81158)
Gamera vs. Guiron (VPCD-81159)
Gamera vs. Jiger and Gamera vs. Zigra (VPCD-81160)
Mothra - Original Soundtrack Complete (PCCR-00243)
Rodan (TYCY-5498)
Earth Defense Force (TYCY-5499)
Giant Monster Varan (TYCY-5500)
Great Space War (TYCY-5501)
Undersea Battleship (TYCY-5502)
Space Monster Dogora (TYCY-5503)
Frankenstein vs. Baragon (TYCY-5504)
War of the Garganutas (TYCY-5505)
Latitude Zero (TYCY-5506)
King Kong's Counterattack (TYCY-5507)
Space Amoeba (TYCY-5508)
Monster Snowman (TYCY-5509)
Akira Ifukube Film Composer Selection Daiei (VPCD-81186)
Akira Ifukube Film Composer Selection Shochiku (VPCD-81187)
Akira Ifukube Film Composer Selection Toei (VPCD-81188)
Akira Ifukube Film Composer Selection Nikkatsu (VPCD-81189)
Akira Ifukube Film Composer Selection Iwanami Films (VPCD-81190)
Akira Ifukube Film Composer Selection Seiji Fujishiro (VPCD-81191)
Akira Ifukube's Film Music 50th Anniversary Toho Movie Music File (VPCD-81223~4)
Akira Ifukube Melodious Compile (VPCD-81225)
Mothra 2 - Original Soundtrack Complete (POCX-1089/90)
Mothra 3 - Original Soundtrack Complete (TYCY-10004/5)
Zatoichi Anthology Vol. 1 (KICA 3023)
Zatoichi Anthology Vol. 2 (KICA 3024)
Zatoichi Anthology Vol. 3 (KICA 3025)
Nemuri Kyoshiro Anthology Vol. 1 (KICA 3026)
Nemuri Kyoshiro Anthology Vol. 2 (KICA 3027)
Shintaro Katsu Collection (KICA 3028/29)
Raizo Ichikawa Collection (KICA 3030/31)
Gamera: 1995-1999 Ultimate Soundtracks (TKCA-71801)
Works of Yasushi Akutagawa (PSCR-5819)
Works of Akira Ifukube (PSCR-5832)
Works of Toshiro Mayuzumi (PSCR-5875)
Works of Riichiro Manabe (PSCR-5887)
Complete Takemitsu Edition 3: Music for Movies 1 (10 CD set)
Complete Takemitsu Edition 4: Music for Movies 2 (11 CD set)
Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection Box 1
Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection Box 2
Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection Box 3
War History of Men - Toho War Movies Soundtrack Collection (P-0001/P-0002)
Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection Box 4
Akira Ifukube Film Music Collection (AI-1914-1/AI-1914-2)
Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection Box 5
Akira Ifukube: Works for Piano, Volume 1 (ZMM 0812)
Osaka Castle Story (TMSA-0001)
Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection Box 6
Akira Ifukube: Works for Piano, Volume 2 (ZMM 1011)
Akira Ifukube: Works for Piano, Volume 3 (ZMM 1309)
Akira Ifukube: Fire of Prometheus (COCQ-85045)
Sei Ikeno Works for Film "Peony Lantern" "Great Yokai War" (DESL-007)

As for my favorites, it's "Godzilla vs. Hedorah" (1971), composed by Riichiro Manabe, "Godzilla vs. Gigan" (1972), composed by Akira Ifukube (stock music) and Kunio Miyauchi, and "Godzilla" (1954), composed by Akira Ifukube.
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Re: What Kaiju soundtracks do you have? Favorites?

Postby Godzilla Lover101 » Sat Nov 01, 2014 5:13 pm

Not sure how well this will go so...
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all my stuff is digital downloads, nothing physical.
Anyway I think I have all the soundtracks from every Godzilla movie, even RA and a track from vs Megalon. Picking a favorite is like sifting through a mountain of gold, everything is awesome. (with a few grains of sand here and there) ;)
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Favorite Godzilla Movie Soundtracks

Postby Gojira tai Mosura » Fri Nov 14, 2014 5:54 pm

What is your favorite Godzilla Movie Soundtrack? To be honest, I was surprised this hadn't been posted earlier. Godzilla Movies have some pretty great soundtracks.
I don't listen to any new music. It's all crappy ear-worm stuff about boyfriends/girlfriends/breakups.
I know I should probably be putting this in Millennium Era, but the other era's also have some pretty spectacular soundtracks (take Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla for example).

My favorite Godzilla movie soundtrack is indisputably GMK. They've nailed everything in the soundtracks; from the atmosphere, the blending of techno/instruments, how they fit the scenario/character, the way it complements the movie and so much more.

You have the theme "Godzilla's Rage" which fits Godzilla perfectly in this film. Godzilla is out for blood and is ready to destroy Japan at whatever costs...
Spoiler:
plus he's kinda undead.

The theme starts off just like how any of Godzilla's rampages start. He enters the city and has just started destroying stuff, and naturally, people freak out and the military comes in and pisses Godzilla off. But then it stops and slows down... becoming actually rather somber (and speaking Japanese words that sound like Mosura-Ya). It's this feeling of sorrow that makes you think about the people who are dying and the destruction that's being caused.
But of course, that doesn't stop the military from continuously shooting Godzilla, pissing him off even more. The rampage goes on, only worse now and Godzilla has selected his targets and is probably spamming his Atomic Breath. It's at this point where it becomes even more booming and loud before once again, it stops. The rampage ends and Godzilla returns to sea (or dies to Kiryu's arm-drill to the face).
You could say that I'm reading too much into it, but seriously, this theme is fantastic.
You have other themes in this soundtrack too, ones that other people find notable are the themes Determined to Protect the Future, GMK (again) and the main title theme it's self. Just a great soundtrack.


Any way, since you just saw me blabber about GMK (even more), why don't you go ahead and tell everyone else what your favorite Godzilla Movie Soundtrack is? I mean, what can stop you?
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Re: Favorite Godzilla Movie Soundtracks

Postby 20th Century Boy » Fri Nov 14, 2014 6:30 pm

Godzilla 1954
King Kong vs. Godzilla
Mothra vs. Godzilla
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep
Destroy All Monsters
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla
Terror of Mechagodzilla
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah
Godzilla Tokyo SOS

I love every Godzilla soundtrack except for Godzilla 2000, 1998, and 2014. These are just the ones that can't be topped by any other. Akira Ifukube > Masaru Sato > Michiru Oshima > everybody else.


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