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  • This is a lofty goal of compiling 34 of the top Toho soundtracks. Why 34? Because I’m feeling random. The rankings aren’t based on a particular CD or LP release, but rather the entire music that surrounds the film. To make the list I actually made a top 65 and then removed 31 of them to prevent any soundtracks from slipping in that might not be worthy.

    Soundtracks are ranked based on their enjoyment as a standalone experience. Music, especially soundtracks when you start to build an association with the final product, can be hard to rate. Musical scores tend to mean different things for different people, especially when nostalgia seeps in. That said, even a bad film can have an incredible score, and this list does host movies that are so-so where the composers poured their soul into the soundtrack to earn it a rightful spot here.

    The list includes soundtracks from Toho produced films, Toho owned movies, films based on Toho’s characters and also Japanese productions that Toho released. Basically the normal suspects of contents included on the site.

     

    #34 Zatoichi’s Conspiracy

    This 1973 entry in the Zatoichi series, the last to go through Toho, is a tour de force from maestro Akira Ifukube.

    The soundtrack is surprisingly soothing, giving Ifukube a chance to hone in on a softer approach to his cues. The score still boasts a bit of the composer’s bombastic tendencies, though, such as with “Shinbei’s Final Moment”. Its strength, however, is found in those more peaceful melodies. Chief among them are the oddly beautiful themes centered around Zatoichi and Omiyo.

    It’s a wonderful body of work and, sadly, often overlooked when discussions of the composer’s best material is brought up.

     

    #33 Ultraman: The Adventure Begins

    This 1989 score by Shinsuke Kazato is slightly dated and often over the top… and utterly enjoyable as a stand alone experience because of it.

    The soundtrack to the animated film boasts several themes just over flowing with energy, such as the big band style “The Flying Angels” and “Ultra Force: The Choosen Three”. The score is unabashed at times, and all the better for it, offering up an infectious level of energy from its themes.

    While the score is at its best when it’s offering up a big band style or dated tunes, the soundtrack does boast some range and that includes some nice vocal work (although not from the opening song…) to add some variety.

     

    #32 Haunted School 3

    Composer Kow Otani turns in one of his better performances for this 1997 children’s horror film.

    The movie has a wide variety of themes to its claim, ranging from the uplifting and energetic “To Love Shakashaka” to the chorus powered and more serious “Main Title”.

    The score is consistent in quality, and shows a nice mix of orchestration with only a little bit of synth work, unlike some of the composer’s later material which became very synth heavy. All the same, it does feature the composer’s trademark “whale-like sound” that was also heard in scores like Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999) and Pyrokinesis (2000).

    Haunted School 3

     

    #31 GODZILLA

    You are going to see quite a few live action kaiju films on this list. Part of that is I believe the subject matter lends itself well to action motifs, which hold up well to stand alone experiences.

    On that note, what better way to start off than with a controversial pick through David Arnold’s score for GODZILLA. Soundtracks are often judged unfairly based on their subject matter. Given the infamy of the first American Godzilla film, it’s not hard to imagine many fans who have turned their nose up at the score.

    Thankfully, due to being finally released in commercial form in 2007 and a couple times there after as well, Arnold’s soundtrack is finally getting some of the positive recognition it deserves and missed out on back in the 1990’s. Simply put, while some themes match the more carefree tone of the production, others are great action pieces that stand wonderfully on their own. “Godzilla vs the Submarine” is one such example, and a stellar battle theme that really ramps up the energy.

     

    #30 Godzilla vs. Mothra

    Like above, this soundtrack tends to get unfairly overlooked. This is likely because the film isn’t known as a popular entry among fans, despite doing phenomenal business at the box office.

    While the Godzilla theme certainly sounded better in both the film that proceeded and followed it, the musical work for Mothra set a new standard. “The Birth of Adult Mothra” is a great soothing interpretation of Mothra’s song, while the chorus led “Ending” is fantastic.

    Thankfully the score is not a simple retread of Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), with Battra getting a very fearsome and commanding theme that does great to contrast with both Godzilla’s and Mothra’s in the movie.

    Godzilla vs. Mothra

     

    #29 Villain

    Composer Joe Hisaishi, who will appear a number of times on this list, does a fantastic job with this score to the conflicting 2010 movie Villain.

    Piano dominated, the soundtrack is both beautiful while evoking a sense of unease, matching well with the story that focuses on a murderer and the devotion received from his new girlfriend despite this. “Faith” and “Twilight” are wonderful themes, some of the better piano work I have heard on a soundtrack. Meanwhile, other themes like “Uneasiness” and “To Hate” bring an almost horror vibe to the proceedings.

    As it is, the only real downfall of the score is that it’s a little on the short side, leaving the listener wanting more.

    Villain

     

    #28 The Samurai I Loved

    Taro Iwashiro’s sweeping score for The Samurai I Loved is a joy to listen to.

    When it comes to soothing melodies, it’s hard to best Iwashiro. The composer has mastered string instruments, allowing him to invoke both an epic sense while never being overzealous in his execution.

    While this soundtrack is fairly one note, with only the “Deadly Blade” infusing a bit of energy into the score, the other themes are just so relaxing that the soundtrack is definitely an enjoyable body of work from start to finish.

     

    #27 Rebirth of Mothra II

    While Rebirth of Mothra II was the weakest of the three films in that series, it also had the best soundtrack.

    Unlike the scores before and after it, composer Toshiyuki Watanabe showed a surprising level of variety in his themes for this 1997 film. The new monster, Dagahra, has a nice sinister theme to go with him, and stands out from the rest of the score because of this, having one of the more reoccurring themes here. The rest of the score, though, does a good job of balancing both a sense of adventure and wonderment to match the plot surrounding the kids.

    The score makes for an overall engaging, sometimes whimsical listening experience.

     

    #26 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

    Michiru Oshima‘s final score in the Godzilla franchise, and this time utilizing the New Japan Philharmonic in Tokyo.

    For this score, Oshima continues to show a wide range of theme diversity in her material. For example, the stellar “Main Title” theme is a wonderful cue that makes a solid impact as it’s not utilized again for the course of the film.

    Mothra is also given a new theme for the movie, which is both soothing with a sense of regality behind it, fitting the character like a glove. Ultimately, though, the show stopper of the score is the great battle music, heard in tracks like “Tokyo Tower Collapses”.

     

    #25 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

    Composer Masaru Sato hit a career high with this 1974 entry in the Godzilla franchise, and Sato’s last in the series. While the composer had a lot of high pedigree films among his resume, including many Akira Kurosawa movies, the 20th anniversary Godzilla film really allowed the composer to tap into his best talent: his love for big band music.

    The soundtrack offers a surprising level of variety, although given the mix of both mythical and the robotic in the story perhaps this shouldn’t be so shocking. Still, the composer really brings the house down for themes like “Godzilla vs. Anguirus”, bringing a sense of energy and uniqueness that’s hard to top.

    Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla

     

    #24 Hell’s Gate Island

    Toho’s Kosuke Kindaichi series has been pretty prolific on both LP and CD. While the musical quality of the franchise as a whole varies, this 1977 entry is a highlight.

    The first film in the series composed by Shinichi Tanabe, who would score the next two movies as well, adds a distinctively 1970’s vibe to the proceedings. The end result is an odd mix of whimsical and soothing, given the subject matter is the investigation of a series of murders. As far as dated 1970’s music goes, though, this entry is nirvana and it’s easy to see why it has been released on CD so many times.

    As a side note, this movie features both a movie edit and an album. I will attest to this score getting inflated thanks to the album version, which is phenomenal in contrast to the merely “good” movie edit.

    Hell's Gate Island

     

    #23 The Gransazers

    When selecting the composer for the 2003 show The Gransazers, the first entry in what would be a three year run for the “Star God” franchise, Naruto regular Yasuharu Takanashi was selected.

    Takanashi ended up being an inspired choice, infusing the material with a delicious sense of contemporary style. His love for guitars really helped the production mask the smaller orchestrations, giving a great sense of energy to the TV show. Tracks like “The Gransazers Theme” are the variety that you can listen to over and over again.

    The program also featured some solid songs from U-Ya Asaoka and Abe Asami, opening and closing out the show.

    The Gransazers

     

    #22 Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris

    The highly memorable finale to director Shusuke Kaneko‘s Gamera series. Composed by Kow Otani, the score loses some of the more uplifting music heard earlier in the franchise in favor a darker approach which matches the subject matter.

    The end result is a more serious and foreboding body of work. This is best symbolized in the motif for Iris, seen in tracks like “The Birth”, which walk a fine line between soothing with a slight sense of dread.

    Due to the darker subject matter, the infrequent use of the heroic Gamera theme, heard in themes like ” Kyoto in Flames”, does wonders to contrast and makes Gamera feel even more alone in the film.

     

    #21 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster

    Akira Ifukube was on a roll in the 1960’s. As the kaiju craze in Japan hit a fever pitch, so did Ifukube’s ability to masterfully craft themes that encompassed both the action and also sense of might of the giant monsters.

    The 1964 score to Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster is one of thosee moments of the composer at his finest. The battle royale picture features a host of excellent action pieces. While the Godzilla theme was toned down from its amazing use in Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964), it’s made up for by an incredible Rodan theme, which is adapted from the earlier theme created for Varan.

    The show stopper here, though, is the music surrounding the title character: King Ghidorah. The “Main Title” is excellent as is “The Fury of the Gravity Beam” which encompass such a sense of power that is generally hard to capture in music.

     

    #20 Battle in Outer Space

    In perhaps a controversial view point, I give credit to the best representation of a theme rather than its origins. For Akira Ifukube, who continued to evolve his themes over his career, that can create a hurdle for early scores.

    Battle in Outer Space is a bit of an anomaly. While a lot of the themes got featured in off screen use, like his Symphonic Fantasia, they missed out on getting heavily reworked in other films. There’s a lot of amazing themes here too, like the wonderful “Starry Sky” or “The Magnificence of the Base”, that stand up pretty well to his later work. The fact that Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) utilized this score so heavily when picking stock music is also a pretty good testament to its staying power.

     

    #19 Mothra vs. Godzilla

    Who can forget that first time they heard the ‘new’ Godzilla theme. While previously utilized in both the original Godzilla (1954) and King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962), it was this 1964 entry that really pioneered the lasting interpretation of it.

    The soundtrack itself is an interesting mix of action pieces and soothing melodies, which lines up well with the differing nature of its title characters. Despite not being the original composer for the Mothra character, Akira Ifukube‘s work on themes like the beautiful “Sacred Springs” have forever been associated with the kaiju now. The action pieces offer a lot of enjoyment from this score as well. There are great themes for “Godzilla vs. the Tank Corps” and “Electrical Discharge Strike” which add a lot of energy to Godzilla’s conflicts with the military.

     

    #18 K-20: Legend of the Mask

    Naoki Sato crafted a wonderful, energetic score for this period adventure piece.

    The main title piece, “K-20”, wonderfully encompasses a sense of heroism through a very upbeat melody. Other themes, like “1949”, give off a sense of a 19th century Batman, capturing the bygone era that the film takes place in. In terms of pure energy, though, it’s hard to best the short “Trick” track, which definitely builds the action sentiments of the production.

    The score is generally solid from start to finish. It does have a few over the top themes, similar to the composer’s work on the “Always” series, but the cues work here.

     

    #17 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah

    As alluded to, I firmly believe that the best of Akira Ifukube‘s work is toward the end of his career. Either due to a refinement of his skills, or more likely just being able to take a moment to breath rather than having to quickly move from one score to the next as he did during the Showa era, the composer’s later day scores are his most enjoyable.

    This 1991 score, the first from Ifukube after coming out of self retirement, is a great return to form for the composer. It suffers a little from being largely based on his past themes, but succeeds in often adapting those pieces into more engaging cues thanks to a combination of stereo versus mono and larger orchestration.

    While the score as a whole is pretty solid, the stand out work is the fast paced theme for the MOTHER ship, “UFO in Flight”, and the improved themes for Godzilla and King Ghidorah, the latter of which had some of the battle music from King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) woven in to extend it.

     

    #16 Spirited Away

    Joe Hisaishi‘s score to this 2001 box office phenomenon is immensely satisfying, although overshadowed a bit by the other amazing scores he conducted for Hayao Miyazaki.

    While the soundtrack is consistently strong from start to finish, it’s best done when it’s trying to be soothing. The main title, ” One Summer’s Day…”, is one such example playing to Hisaishi’s strength with piano composition. In fact, the piano work is really what elevates the material from a good soundtrack to a great one. The star player in that sense is the wonderful “The Sixth Station” theme, which really transports the listener to that unknowing feeling that the main character is experiencing while perfectly capturing a slightly morbid sense of the passing of time.

     

    #15 Godzilla vs. Biollante

    Composed by Koichi Sugiyama, best known at this time and today for his work on the Dragon Questvideo games, the soundtrack took a different approach to the character from his peers leading up to the 1989 film. The end result is a great mix of action, soothing pieces and even some exotic motifs such as those for “The Saradia Republic”.

    What elevates the soundtrack, though, is some infusion of Akira Ifukube‘s music into the material. In particular, the themes created for Ostinato were added in. The end result nicely ramps up the sense of action in the film. The editing for the pieces is also creative, in particular the main title theme which is a wonderful mixture of Sugiyama’s Cell theme with Ifukube’s Godzilla theme.

    I feel it should be noted that the score has its critics. In particular those who loathe “Bio Wars” with a fiery passion. If you are one those, you can take comfort in the fact that the film is my favorite of all time and bias might have been at play here.

    Godzilla vs. Biollante

     

    #14 Spring Snow

    The soundtrack for Spring Snow is one of those rare examples of a score that gets better with each listen. I feel it’s a great representation of why soundtracks are so enjoyable, as the lack of vocals lend to the material a surprising amount of staying power without feeling overwhelmed by the repetition of it all.

    In this case, it’s hard for me to think of a more soothing body of work than composer Taro Iwashiro’s Spring Snow. It’s regal and majestic, creating a score that you just want to get lost in. I typically listen to music while I go to sleep, and generally mix things up frequently. Spring Snow must have broken some sort of record, though, for being locked in my CD player for 10 months straight. The full orchestrations lend themselves so effortlessly to a desire for dreams.

     

    #13 Steamboy

    Scored by Steve Jablonsky, best known for his work on Michael Bay’s Transformers series, comes a earnest soundtrack for the 2004 animated film Steamboy.

    The end result shows a good deal of range, offering a few whimsical themes to go with its steampunk settings. A lot of score does pack a sense of energy too, which helps on the stand alone side. Other tracks like “Ray’s Theme” sound much more majestic, and the closest this soundtrack gets toward the approach Jablonsky utilized on Transformers. All said and done, though, the movie’s best asset on the musical side is actually a track called “The Chase”, which is a very rousing action piece.

     

    #12 Porco Rosso

    Feel in the mode for a light-hearted adventure?

    Joe Hisaishi has you covered with this almost whimsical score for the 1992 production of a human turned pig and his high flying escapades after World War I. The soundtrack is fun, striking a light tone from the composer. One can only assume that Hisaishi had a bit of fun with this score, as the feeling is contagious from the listener.

    It does break the care-free course of the soundtrack for a couple of themes, though. One of them is “Crazy / Flight”, which is actually because it was originally created for another 1992 release that same year. The theme is wonderful, though, and makes for a perfect addition to the soundtrack.

     

    #11 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II

    ‘Dat main title…

    While this 1993 score does feature repetition, the Godzilla theme, the Rodan theme, the Baby Godzilla theme and the new Mechagodzilla theme are all incredible. The energy that three of those themes pack in each note is powerful, while the Baby Godzilla theme is a soothing melody that works well to counter balance the other material.

    While Akira Ifukube is still going back to the well of his past scores for inspiration, the end results are far more diverse from their source material than the earlier 1990’s work. The blood pumping main title for example is a totally re-energized version of the Operation “One Million Volts” theme from King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962) and the Mechani-Kong theme from King Kong Escapes (1967). In fact, it’s quite impressive that the composer was able to take a previously “good to okay” theme and transform it into one of the best of his career.

     

    #10 The Return of Godzilla

    When Toho rebooted the Godzilla franchise to its 1954 roots, they hired a new composer to craft a score that stood out from its peers. The result was not only a career high for Reijiro Koroku, but an incredibly unique soundtrack for the Godzilla series as it gave the 1984 production a Gothic overtone.

    The soundtrack kicks off from the first theme, swelling for the Main Title before kicking up the underlining dread. While the soundtrack does include a few well done marches, like the Super-X theme and “The Search for the Enemy Begins”, it’s ultimately the more sinister music in the film that has endeared fans to the score for decades. It’s touching send off for the character in “Godzilla Falls into Mt. Mihara” also made for a good finale, as audiences would bid farewell to the King of the Monsters until his triumphant return five years later.

    The Return of Godzilla

     

    #9 Super Atragon

    Super Atragon the movie? Not so hot. Super Atragon the soundtrack? Phenomenal.

    This is one of those key instances where Masamichi Amano was able to craft a soundtrack which immensely surpassed the quality of the film it was attached to. While there are some nice soothing melodies, it’s the marches and action pieces that draw the most attention. Stuff like “Launch of the Water Dragon” and “Ra vs. Liberty” are great themes, and the latter is especially impressive as it’s a 6 minute piece that keeps a diverse approach through out.

    The score is one of those instances where the actual orchestration happened outside of the Japan. For this production, the Poland National Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra was utilized. The robust orchestra adds a lot to the material, giving it a gravitas that far exceeds what one would expect from an OVA (direct to video animated film).

     

    #8 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

    Akira Ifukube‘s final score, and the maestro goes out with a bang.

    Offering way more variety than a normal soundtrack by Ifukube, the score hits a range of emotions. The composer is on point here as well, with even short themes like “Fear of the Oxygen Destroyer” being a show stopper.

    Godzilla vs. Destoroyah borrows from past scores, as the composer had been for years, but really breaths new life into the material. The “End Title” feels like a perfect send off for the composer, being a rousing theme that adapts several past cues. Meanwhile, tracks like “Requiem” are simply perfection, to the point it’s hard not to think of a better death theme for the King of the Monsters or not to feel the swelling emotion behind the track.

     

    #7 Princess Mononoke

    “Whoa…”

    That about sums up my first experience with the score for Princess Mononoke when I saw the film in theaters. Joe Hisaishi is a wonderfully diverse composer. Warm, playful and lighthearted can be used to sum up several scores in his long resume.

    This 1997 score feels like a more adult-facing extension of his work, encompassing a sense of majesty in its opening title and at other times having action based themes with an underlining sense of dread. The soundtrack fires on all cylinders as well, boasting a range of unique themes while tying the material together with one reoccurring cue motif heard in the main title to make the score feel like it flows together.

     

    #6 Always: Sunset on Third Street 2

    Three films in the “Always” series, three soundtracks. Of the trilogy, Naoki Sato’s score for the second is far and away the best.

    It reuses a number of themes from the first film, and works to refine them. The orchestration is tighter and generally more majestic, to the point it’s hard to go back to the score for the first movie as this just does the material so much better. While the score is still over the top at times, as is the film it’s based on, it’s a bit more refrained in its appraoch than the other soundtracks in the series. Meanwhile, themes like the “Opening Title” and “Dancer” are simply beautiful. Truly breathtaking and some of the best themes to appear in Toho’s large library of movies.

    …of course, it also helps that the score opens with the Godzilla theme, giving a great bit of diversity to an already A+ soundtrack.

     

    #5 Godzilla vs. Gigan

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    Putting Godzilla vs. Gigan on a top soundtrack list is like entering a cheat code in a video game. Outside of a ho-hum final song, the score is all stock music of Akira Ifukube‘s earlier work. It feels like a compilation, grabbing music from 11 different productions ranging from 1959 to 1970 and slapping them into a new soundtrack.

    …and the end result is incredible. One of the weaknesses of a lot of early Ifukube work is the lack of variety within the score. Due to the tight production schedules, many themes were used over and over again in soundtracks. By culling from 11 different scores, the monotony is removed. Themes from Frankenstein vs. Baragon (1965), Destroy All Monsters (1968) and more benefit greatly from this. The themes are edited well too, with “Vicious Attack of the Space Monsters” being one example where it transitions into the “Fury of the Gravity Beams” at just the right moment to give it a boost of energy.

     

    #4 Howl’s Moving Castle

    Joe Hisaishi‘s finest hour. The 2004 production boasts a playful and light hearted score at times. Others, it’s a soothing, waltz-like approach to the subject matter.

    “Wandering Sophie”, a four minute long track, is a clear highlight from the score, evoking a range of emotions while maintaining a sense of continuity through the theme. The soundtrack is enjoyable from start to finish, and shows a nice range to the material that boasts a wealth of standout cues.

    As a side note, this soundtrack also boasts the best image album (scoring round based on storyboards) of Hisaishi’s career. While the image album is very similar to the themes found in the final product, they are much more realized at this stage that other image albums and work as a nice extension to the movie’s soundtrack.

     

    #3 Prophecies of Nostradamus

    I have an odd relationship with Prophecies of Nostradamus. I first saw the US version, The Last Days of Planet Earth, as a kid and hated it. I considered it one of Toho’s worst. That view has certainly changed over the years, and now hold it up as one of Toho’s most memorable productions.

    While my view of the film changed, my view of the soundtrack did not. Even from first viewing I fell for composer Isao Tomita‘s synthesized, experimental soundtrack. The haunting “Main Title”, a perfect melding of synth work with a full orchestra, is just one of those things you never forget. While Tomita’s career has both hits and misses, this 1974 soundtrack is indisputably a highlight and one of the most enjoyable and different scores to come from Toho.

     

    #2 Space Battleship Yamato

    Composer Naoki Sato gives it his all for the live action take of Space Battleship Yamato, and ends up with a body of work that is far better than the film that utilizes it.

    The soundtrack is heart pumping, featuring solid action themes that occur during the space battles seen in the movie. Tracks like the drum heavy “Fire the Wave Motion Gun” and the march-like “Faith” are wonderfully engaging. The score also boasts some light chorus work to give it just the right amount of diversity and really bring out a sense of pedigree to the whole production.

     

    #1 Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

    Ranking at the top spot, Michiru Oshima pulls out all the breaks for the 2002 Godzilla film. Performed by the Moscow International Symphonic Orchestra, the score really comes alive, sounding more robust and matching the epic scale of the battles on the big screen.

    While Godzilla’s and Kiryu’s themes are used frequently, the score is varied in its hits, branching out with fantastic themes like “Running Wild”, “Intense Fighting” and the beautifully done “Ominous Memories” that plays while footage of Mothra and Gaira is seen.

    The score is a treat from start to finish, and a highlight of the Godzilla franchise.

    General // November 23, 2015
  • Now the soundtrack page of the site is reserved for CDs. I’m not big on other music formats, save converting the music on said CDs to mp3s, but vinyl has earned a reputation for itself. It still gets releases and still has a hardcore following of enthusiasts.

    On July 14th, 2014, Death Waltz Recording company issued a 180gm black vinyl version of the Godzilla (1954) score. The disc contains the full soundtrack by Akira Ifukube, plus one bonus track at the end. Given that there aren’t a whole lot of Godzilla vinyl albums that are produced in modern times, although Godzilla (2014) got one, I figured I would visit this release in a blog instead.

    The Music

    In terms of contents, the 1954 Godzilla black vinyl disc uses the same material that La-La Land created and used for their 2004 CD release (LLLCD-1022). I say created because this release features the altered “Tragic Sight of the Imperial Capital”. La-La Land meticulously changed this by using material from the “Godzilla at the Ocean Floor” to remove the crying sound effects that were recorded during the original orchestration. The result is better for it, even if its not authentic. This altered version is the one that appears on this set.

    Naturally, due to space, this vinyl only contains the actual score and the extra “Film Version” tracks do not appear here. On the cool side, this vinyl does feature a bonus track that is unique to it. On the downside, the bonus track is the Godzilla Approaches stomping sound effect looped in quick recession. Pretty lame and an obvious bait and switch. They list this as a “Secret Hidden Track” on their site, giving the idea it might be something special but no luck.

    For the quality, I’m not qualified to dissect the audio on this as I’m no vinyl expert. I know that vinyl will give a better audio output, although usually that’s from using an analog source. Since I imagine La-La Land created a digital source for their version, the quality should be pretty comparable to its CD counterparts. The only track that stood out to me, although for the wrong reasons, was “Prayer to Peace”, but this track has always sounded rough.

    The Packaging

    The greatest advantage that vinyls have over CDs is the packaging. CDs have small little booklets, while Vinyls were known for stunning artwork at large sizes. This release is no exception. The front cover is breath taking, showing Godzilla with red eyes against a back drop that shows older fighter planes. The exterior has a “head on” shot of Godzilla staring forward, which is a fold out. All of the artwork is fantastic, although purists might take issue with the versions depicted. The Godzilla design here is clearly modeled after the Heisei series one, while the fighter planes are circa World War II rather than the F86F Saber Jets seen in the film.

    Thoughts

    Now, bummer for vinyl enthusiasts, this release is not available for sale in the US. It retails for £14 from Death Waltz Recording company’s website. However, the same can be said for most of the Japanese soundtrack releases, and likewise this one is finding a home on resale channels like eBay. So it won’t be that hard to acquire, although it won’t be cheap either.

    Overall, worth getting for vinyl enthusiasts, but not for the $100+ prices it is selling for in resale and not outside of the vinyl enthusiast crowd either.

    1954 Godzilla Black Vinyl: Death Waltz Recording

    Tracklist

    A1 Godzilla Approaches
    A2 Godzilla Main Theme
    A3 Ship Music / Sinking of Eikou-Maru
    A4 Sinking of Bingou-Maru
    A5 Anxieties on Ootojima Island
    A6 Ootojima Temple Festival
    A7 Stormy Ootojima Island
    A8 Theme For Ootojima Island
    A9 Japanese Army March I
    A10 Horror of the Water Tank
    A11 Godzilla Comes Ashore

    B1 Godzilla’s Rampage
    B2 Desperate Broadcast
    B3 Godzilla Comes to Tokyo Bay
    B4 Intercept Godzilla
    B5 Tragic Sight of the Imperial Capital
    B6 Oxygen Destroyer
    B7 Prayer For Peace
    B8 Japanese Army March II
    B9 Godzilla at the Ocean Floor
    B10 Ending
    B11 Secret Hidden Track

    Thanks goes out to Jessica Stan for sending in the vinyl to create this article.

    General // August 17, 2014
  • In September of 2012, Universal purchased EMI’s recorded music operations. Now, almost a year after that purchase, the company is looking to make a splash by opening the vault for past soundtrack releases in Japan. Making many titles available again, some for the first time in over decades, soundtrack collectors can now grab some contemporary and older Toho related titles.

    July 12th 2013 update

    On September 18th, 2013, Universal and EMI will be reissuing 100 soundtracks in Japan. The releases will be budget titles, priced at a very reasonable 999 yen (around $10) a piece, and will be limited editions. Some of these are well known Hollywood productions, such as Jaws and Goldfinger, while others are Japanese productions.

    A number of the reissues are of Toho films, most of which are contemporary such as the Bayside Shakedown Final CD (UMCK-1428) but there are a few older titles mixed in such as Masaru Sato‘s score for The Tower of Lilies (1995). One of the titles making waves is a reissue of the Bye-Bye Jupiter soundtrack (CA35-1073), which had become a holy grail among soundtrack collectors due to its rarity. First released in 1984, when CDs were only a few years old from their commercial debut, the soundtrack was never released again until this year, almost 30 years later.

    Below is a full list of the 12 Toho titles (produced and distributed) to be released in a few months, in chronological order:

    · Bye-Bye Jupiter (1984)
    · Formula 2 Grand Prix (1984)
    · A Taxing Woman (1987)
    · A Taxing Woman Returns (1988)
    · The Tower of Lilies (1995)
    · Yomigaeri: Resurrection (2003)
    · Swing Girls (2004)
    · Spring Snow (2005)
    · Udon (2006)
    · Hero (2007)
    · Suspect X (2008)
    · Bayside Shakedown 4: Final (2012)

    The titles can be pre-ordered from places such as Ark Square and CD Japan. Ark Square charges more per CD ($9.99 vs. $9.31) but has much lower shipping fees than CD Japan, so if you plan to buy more than one Ark Square is the way to go. The titles can be found on Ark Square by searching for “Release Date: 2013.9.18”.

    November 15th 2013 update

    After the first round of soundtrack reissues on September 18th from Universal and EMI, the companies have announced a second run with new titles on December 4th, 2013. The new CDs will all be limited edition at a budget price of 999 yen (around $10).

    Just like before, the releases are diverse, with everything from Japanese movies, to James Bond and Jurassic Park. Given that this is a pooled library from EMI and Universal, there is a deep archive to choose from. However, with this collection, in terms of the Japanese material, a lot of focus is placed on TV shows. Naturally, and unfortunately, this means there are fewer Toho releases in this run, with there being 8 titles versus the 12 in the previous reissues. Half of these are devoted to the Bayside Shakedown series and its spin off films, but does contain a few outliner soundtracks such as the long out of print, although not incredibly hard to find, Tokyo: The Last War (1989).

    Below is a full list of the 8 Toho titles (produced and distributed) to be released next month, in chronological order:

    · Antarctica (1983)
    · Tokyo: The Last War (1989)
    · Bayside Shakedown (1998)
    · Bayside Shakedown 2 (2003)
    · Negotiator: Mashita Masayoshi (2005)
    · The Suspect: Muroi Shinji (2005)
    · Suite Dreams (2006)
    · The Magic Hour (2008)

    As before, the titles can be pre-ordered from sites such as Ark Square and CD Japan. Ark Square charges more per CD ($9.99 vs. $9.57) but has much lower shipping fees than CD Japan, making Ark Square the overall price winner. The titles can be found on Ark Square by searching for “Dec 4, 2013”.

    News // November 5, 2013
  • For a span of almost ten years, Toho Music was very involved with releases for their own titles. This was typically not contemporary soundtracks, but more often than not releases for older movies ranging from those that were science fiction based to those based on the many war pictures from Toho. The company would often go above and beyond in terms of the bonus material selected, especially for the later Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection box sets that the company released.

    This article is a news roundup of the various announcements the company made on their upcoming titles. In more recent years, Toho stepped away from directly distributing titles and the torch has more or less been passed to Cinema-kan. For news on their releases, check out the Cinema-kan Toho Soundtracks news roundup.

    February 10th 2013 update

    Over six months since their last release on the science fiction soundtrack line, Toho Music has announced that their latest title, a soundtrack for The Last War (1961) by Ikuma Dan, will be arriving shortly. In fact, on February 22nd, Toho Music will release a two disc set for the film’s score that will retail for ¥ 3,780. As suspected, like the company’s two disc Mothra (TSFCD-15) set, the release will feature the mono score on one disc and the stereo score on the other.

    The two disc set has also been given a CD number of TSFCD-16. For those keeping track, that means the series currently looks like this:

    TSFCD-03/04 ~ Rodan/Space Amoeba
    TSFCD-05/06 ~ The Mysterians/Battle in Outer Space
    TSFCD-09/10 ~ Atragon/Matango
    TSFCD-11 ~ The Three Treasures
    TSFCD-12/13/14 ~ H-Man/The Human Vapour/The Secret of the Telegian
    TSFCD-15 ~ Mothra
    TSFCD-16 ~ The Last War
    TSFCD-22 ~ Latitude Zero

    Assuming the earlier preview from the company pans out, and it has so far, Gorath (1962) should be their next release in a similar two disc set.

    Toho Music has also released the track titles for the CD set. The themes are nearly all renamed from the Victor release (VICL-5082), but the contents for the first 33 tracks is more or less the same. Bonus material is expanded upon slightly, such as a new stock cue from Wedding Night (1959) and a cue from the movie audio master (aka Cinetape), compared to the earlier release, keeping in mind the bonus content relates to the Mono disc. Tracks titles are below translated into English.

    Disc 1: Stereo

    1. Overture (M1-T2)
    2. Main Title (M2-T2)
    3. Japan’s Reconstruction (M3)
    4. Radio Music (M4)
    5. Coordination Exercise (M5)
    6. The Peaceful Tamura Family (M6)
    7. Flash in the Night Sky (M7)
    8. Takano Returns Home (M8)
    9. Takano and Saeko (M9)
    10. The Federalists Missile Base (M10)
    11. The Allies Missile Base (M11)
    12. The Tamura Family Rejoices (M12)
    13. The Couple in Hibiya Park (M13)
    14. Two Second Countdown to Launch (M14)
    15. Launch Avoided (M15)
    16. Tulip (M16)
    17. Tragedy at the Thirty-Eighth Parallel (M17)
    18. Dispute Crawls Elsewhere (M18)
    19. Oharu and Suzue (M19)
    20. Cancel the Detonator (M20)
    21. Peace Restored (M21)
    22. Bering Sea Serenity (M22)
    23. Fight Over the Bering Sea (M23)
    24. Evening in Yokohama (M24)
    25. Tense World Affairs (M25 + M26)
    26. Town in Chaos (M27)
    27. Missile Launch Preparation (M28A)
    28. The Two Goats (M29)
    29. Last Communication (M30)
    30. Outcry for Peace (M31)
    31. The Destruction Begins (M32)
    32. Exploding End to the World (M33)
    33. Ending (M34B)Bonus Tracks
    34. Ending (M34)
    35. Ending (M34A)
    36. Ending (M34 Final Product)
    37. New Year’s Day (PS90)
    38. New Year’s Day (PS90)
    39. New Year’s Day (PS90)
    40. New Year’s Day (M34 Chorus)
    41. New Year’s Day (M34A-T2 Chorus)
    42. Preview Music

    Disc 2: Mono

    1. Overture (M1-T2)
    2. Main Title (M2-T2)
    3. Japan’s Reconstruction (M3)
    4. Radio Music (M4)
    5. Coordination Exercise (M5)
    6. The Peaceful Tamura Family (M6)
    7. Flash in the Night Sky (M7)
    8. Takano Returns Home (M8)
    9. Takano and Saeko (M9)
    10. The Federalists Missile Base (M10)
    11. The Allies Missile Base (M11)
    12. The Tamura Family Rejoices (M12)
    13. The Couple in Hibiya Park (M13)
    14. Two Second Countdown to Launch (M14)
    15. Launch Avoided (M15)
    16. Tulip (M16)
    17. Tragedy at the Thirty-Eighth Parallel (M17)
    18. Dispute Crawls Elsewhere (M18)
    19. Oharu and Suzue (M19)
    20. Cancel the Detonator (M20)
    21. Peace Restored (M21)
    22. Bering Sea Serenity (M22)
    23. Fight Over the Bering Sea (M23)
    24. Evening in Yokohama (M24)
    25. Tense World Affairs (M25 + M26)
    26. Town in Chaos (M27)
    27. Missile Launch Preparation (M28A)
    28. The Two Goats (M29)
    29. Last Communication (M30)
    30. Outcry for Peace (M31)
    31. The Destruction Begins (M32)
    32. Exploding End to the World (M33)
    33. Ending (M34B)Bonus Tracks
    34. Overture (M1-T1)
    35. Main Title (M2-T1)
    36. Attack Target (M28)
    37. Ending (M34)
    38. Ending (M34A)
    39. Ending (M34 Final Product)
    40. New Year’s Day (PS90)
    41. New Year’s Day (M34 Chorus)
    42. New Year’s Day (M34A-T1 Chorus)
    43. New Year’s Day (M34A-T2 Chorus)
    44. Shichi-Go-San (Wedding Night PS-57)
    45. Athletic Meet (Record)
    46. Tyco (From Cinetape Source)

    July 8th 2012 update

    In a few days, on July 11th, Toho Music will release another entry in the science fiction soundtrack line. The latest title features Atragon (1963) with Matango (1963) which will retail for ¥ 3,780.

    The set has also been given a CD number of TSFCD-09/10. For those keeping track, that means the series currently looks like this:

    TSFCD-03/04 ~ Rodan/Space Amoeba
    TSFCD-05/06 ~ The Mysterians/Battle in Outer Space
    TSFCD-09/10 ~ Atragon/Matango
    TSFCD-11 ~ The Three Treasures
    TSFCD-12/13/14 ~ H-Man/The Human Vapour/The Secret of the Telegian
    TSFCD-15 ~ Mothra
    TSFCD-22 ~ Latitude Zero

    The latest set seems to lose any sense of chronology that the others had before it, since both films are from 1963 and placed in-between movies from the 1950’s. In fact, the CD numbers appear to be nonsensical at this stage. Time will tell what the rest of the series offers, although we know that there will be two disc sets for The Last War (1961) and Gorath (1962), plus Half Human (1955) will be featured as part of the set.

    Atragon (1963)

    Below are the tracks for the first of the two films. The titles and content are very similar to the earlier release by Toshiba (TYCY-5502), save stuff like “The Outcry of Mu” being moved toward the end along with M8 and M25 being given a new titles. The disc also contains a movie suite of “Warning from Mu” and a previously unreleased “The Prayer of the Mu Empire” outtake, but removes the sound effects and trailer from the earlier Toshiba offering.

    The disc ends with content from what it calls “New Undersea Battleship”, not to be confused with Super Atragon (1995) which has that as a Japanese title. This content is abridged, and might be tracked to match from a shorter movie edit that was released to theaters. However, some of the combination of tracks, like the “Ending” with PS117-T3 seem quite odd and will probably take listening to understand what this actually is.

    1. Toho Logo (M1)
    2. Appearance of the Steam Person (M2)
    3. Main Title (M3)
    4. The Submarine Rises to the Surface (M4)
    5. The Delivered Film (M5)
    6. Warning from Mu (M6)
    7. Emergency U.N. Conference Convenes (M7)
    8. Challenge from Mu (M8)
    9. Worldwide Terror (M9)
    10. The Red Satan (M10)
    11. The Submarine Returns to Port (M11)
    12. Communication Ball (M12)
    13. Gotengo Defense Force (M13)
    14. Makoto’s Theme 1 (M14)
    15. The Undersea Battleship’s Test Run 1 (M15)
    16. The Undersea Battleship’s Test Run 2 (M16)
    17. The Undersea Battleship’s Test Run 3 (M17)
    18. Makoto’s Theme 2 (M18)
    19. Unno’s True Colors (M19)
    20. The Prayer of the Mu Empire (PS117-T3)
    21. Guardian Dragon Manda (M20)
    22. The Mu People on Mount Mihara (M21)
    23. The Declaration of Mu (M22)
    24. The Undersea Battleship Attacks 1 (M23)
    25. The Undersea Battleship Attacks 2 (M24)
    26. Marunochi Collapses (M25)
    27. The Power of Mu (M26)
    28. Tokyo Bay and the Undersea Battleship (M27)
    29. Rescue (M28)
    30. The Undersea Battleship vs. Manda (M29)
    31. The Volunteer Corps Moves Out (M30)
    32. Ending (M31)

      Bonus Tracks

    33. Warning from Mu (M6 + PS117-T3 + “The Outcry of Mu”)
    34. The Prayer of the Mu Empire (PS117-T1)
    35. The Prayer of the Mu Empire (PS117-T2)
    36. The Outcry of Mu
    37. Zero Cannon (M30 Cymbal)

      New Undersea Battleship
    38. Main Title (M1 + M3)
    39. Red Satan (M10)
    40. The Undersea Battleship’s Test Run 1 (M15)
    41. Makoto’s Theme 2 (M18)
    42. The Prayer of the Mu Empire (PS117-T3)
    43. The Power of Mu (M25 + M26)
    44. The Volunteer Corps Moves Out (M30)
    45. Ending (M31 + PS117-T3)
    Toho Music: Matango

    The second soundtrack in the set belongs to Ishiro Honda’s Matango

    Matango (1963)

    The selection for this movie is, once again, similar to the earlier release by SLC (SLCS-5065). It changes a lot of the titles around, and moves “The Terror of Matango” (now called “Attack II”) to the bonus tracks. It includes a new version of M17, and movie edits for two more tracks.

    1. Main Title (M1)
    2. Opening Credits (M2)
    3. Sea Breeze (PS7-1)
    4. Bad Weather (M3)
    5. Dark Clouds (M4)
    6. Adrift (M5)
    7. The Transistor Radio (M6)
    8. Illusion (M7)
    9. Ukulele (M8)
    10. Isolated Island Shrouded in Fog (M9)
    11. Fog (M10)
    12. Cliff (M11)
    13. Shipwreck (M12)
    14. Matango (M13)
    15. Signal (M14)
    16. “With Memories” (PS87B-1)
    17. Mystery of the Deserted Island (M15)
    18. Monster (M16)
    19. Food (M17)
    20. Clustering (M18)
    21. Frenzy (M19)
    22. Escape (M20)
    23. Rainy Season (M21)
    24. The Matango Woman (M22)
    25. Monster’s Forest (M23)
    26. The Remaining Two (M24)
    27. Testament (M25)
    28. Attack (M26)
    29. Kidnapping (M27)
    30. Escape (M28)
    31. Ending (M29)Bonus Tracks
    32. Food (M17 + DB-8PS)
    33. Attack I (M26 + M26A)
    34. Kidnapping (M27 + M26A)
    35. Attack II (M26A)
    36. Transistor Radio (M6 Complete)

    December 27th 2011 update

    It has been over a year since Toho Music released the last soundtrack in their science fiction line, and even longer since they announced a new title. Well the silence was broken today along with a bit of an explanation of the situation. First, it seems that Toho Music was negatively impacted by the March 9.0 magnitude earthquake, both in productivity and also in damage to their site and equipment. In fact, the small branch of Toho had to relocate as a result.

    Despite this set back, Toho Music is ready to begin work once more on their classic science fiction line of soundtracks and have announced the next release, which will be the first three disc collection in the series to date. This new release contains H-Man (1958), The Human Vapour (1960) and The Secret of the Telegian (1960). That’s three soundtracks from three different composers in the set, which will retail for ¥ 4,725 as the most expensive release yet. It is currently set for a release date of February 1st, 2012.

    The set has also been given a CD number of TSFCD-12/13/14. For those keeping track, that means the series currently looks like this:

    TSFCD-03/04 ~ Rodan/Space Amoeba
    TSFCD-05/06 ~ The Mysterians/Battle in Outer Space
    TSFCD-11 ~ The Three Treasures
    TSFCD-12/13/14 ~ H-Man/The Human Vapour/The Secret of the Telegian
    TSFCD-15 ~ Mothra
    TSFCD-22 ~ Latitude Zero

    Furthermore, Toho Music has revealed that the following titles will be upcoming from them, although mention this is subject to change:

    Atragon/Matango
    The Last War (2 Disc)
    Gorath (2 Disc)

    The two disc nature of the The Last War (1961) and Gorath (1962) mean it will probably be a similar situation to Mothra (1961), where the mono and stereo releases are collected. That leaves eight other titles to be placed in the set, one of which has already been mentioned to be Half Human (1955) as the probable “01”.

    Toho Music has also given the track listing for the set. A couple of broad things to note is that a few of the tracks that were included at the end are mixed into the main score for H-Man (1958), while several tracks are presented as edited suites to reflect their movie offering although also presented in their unedited form as bonus tracks. The Secret of the Telegian (1960) does the opposite, removing some of the tracks and placing them as bonus tracks such as “Thriller Show”, but also presenting shortened, edited versions of a few themes to match their movie length while presenting the unedited ones as supplements. It also includes the stock theme from the 1959 movie The Boss and the Explosive Daughter by Hachiro Matsui now moved to the end of the disc. The Human Vapour (1960) seems the least improved, with some of the “source” cues removed from the body of the score and moved to bonus tracks while a lot of the extra content deals with the Demon of Emotion music. Track titles are as follows:

    H-Man (1958)

    1. Main Title (M1-T1 + M24-T4)
    2. The Rain at Night (M23-T3)
    3. The Man Who Vanished in the Rain (M2)
    4. Homura Club I (PS1-T4)
    5. The Magic Begins (PS2)
      By: Martha Miyake
    6. Homura Club II (M3)
    7. Recalling the Taiei Maru (M4)
    8. Mysterious Ghost Ship (M5 + M6 + M6A + M7)
    9. Chikako Arai’s Testimony (M8-T2)
    10. So Deep is My Love (PS3-T5)
      By: Martha Miyake
    11. Homura Club III (PS4-T3)
    12. The Liquid Invasion (M9)
    13. The Liquid Approaches Chikako (M10)
    14. Homura Club IV (M11)
    15. The Death of Detective Sakata (M12)
    16. Uchida Disappears (M13-T2)
    17. Liquefaction Experiment (M14-T2)
    18. Report: Era of the H-Man (M15)
    19. Masada in Pursuit (M16)
    20. H-Man in the Sewers (M18-T2)
    21. H-Man Incineration Strategy (M19)
    22. H-Man’s Demise (M20-T2)
    23. Ending (M21-T2)Bonus Tracks
    24. Main Title (M1-T1)
    25. Main Title (M1-T2)
    26. Mysterious Ghost Ship (M5)
    27. The Creeping Liquid (M6)
    28. Emerging Shadow (M6A)
    29. The Ghost Standing on Deck (M7)
    30. Uchida Disappears (M13-T1)
    31. Ending (M21-T1)
    32. Homura Club I (PS1-T2)
    33. So Deep is My Love (PS3-T2)
    34. So Deep is My Love (PS3-T4)
    35. Homura Club III (PS4-T1)
    36. Homura Club III (PS4-T2)
    37. H-Man (M22)
    38. H-Man (M24-T1)
    39. H-Man (M24-T2)
    40. H-Man (M24-T3)
    41. H-Man (M24-T4)

    The Secret of the Telegian (1960)

    1. Main Title (M1)
    2. The First Homicide (M2)
    3. Fallen Parts (M3)
    4. The Victim’s Personal Effects (M4)
    5. The Man That Purchased a Cooling Device (M5)
    6. Kirioka and Chujo I (M6)
    7. Muzzle (M7-T2)
    8. Cabaret Daihonei I (PS26-T2 Edit)
    9. Old Imperial Army Dog Tag (M8)
    10. Cabaret Daihonei II (M9)
    11. The Taped Threat (M10)
    12. Cabaret Daihonei III (PS30)
    13. Corporal Sudo (M11)
    14. Pursuit I (M12)
    15. The Telegian in the Warehouse District (M13)
    16. First Lieutenant Onishi’s Recollection (M14-T2)
    17. The Death of Sudo (M15)
    18. Kirioka and Chujo II (M16)
    19. The Cooling Device’s Location (M17)
    20. Sudo and the Transmission Machine (M18)
    21. Creating an Alibi I (M19)
    22. The Telegian Appears (M20-T1)
    23. Pursuit II (M21 Edit)
    24. Creating an Alibi II (M22)
    25. The Third Homicide (M13 Edit)
    26. Radio Music (M23)
    27. Early Warning of the Final Homicide (M24)
    28. Sudo Vanishes (M21)
    29. Sudo’s Whereabouts (M26)
    30. The Telegian’s True Colors (M27)
    31. Pursuit III (M28-T2)
    32. Ending (M29-T1)Bonus Tracks
    33. Muzzle (M7-T1)
    34. Corporal Sudo (M11 + DBM)
    35. First Lieutenant Onishi’s Recollection (M14-T1)
    36. The Telegian Appears (M20-T2)
    37. Sudo Vanishes (M25)
    38. Pursuit III (M28-T1)
    39. Ending (M29-T2)
    40. Cabaret Daihonei I (PS26-T1)
    41. Cabaret Daihonei I (PS26-T2)
    42. Radio Music (M23 Final Edit)
    43. Thriller Show (Record 1)
    44. Cabaret Daihonei IV (The Boss and the Explosive Daughter M8)

    The Human Vapour (1960)

    1. Main Title (M1)
    2. Itsukaichi Highway Pursuit (M2)
    3. The Beauty with the Devil’s Mask (M3)
    4. Dragon I (M4)
    5. Terror at the Mikuni Bank (M5)
    6. Safe Room Mystery (M9 Edit)
    7. A Bank Gangster’s Spree (M6)
    8. Solo Investigation (M7)
    9. Tailing (M8)
    10. Fujichiyo’s Secret (M9)
    11. The Kyodo Bank (M10)
    12. A Series of Incidents (M11)
    13. Dragon II (M12)
    14. The Man who Turned Himself in (M13)
    15. The Human Vapour Emerges (M14)
    16. Declaration of the Human Vapour (M15)
    17. Horror of the Human Vapour I (M16)
    18. Fujichiyo and the Human Vapour I (M17)
    19. Kasuga’s Bond (M18)
    20. The Human Vapour Arrives (M19)
    21. Doctor Sano (M20)
    22. 240 Hours (M21)
    23. The Creation of the Human Vapour (M22)
    24. Despair and Hope (M23)
    25. The Human Vapour is Immortal (M24)
    26. Fujichiyo and the Human Vapour II (M25)
    27. Fujichiyo’s Desire (M26)
    28. Horror of the Human Vapour II (M27)
    29. The Fate of the Demons of Emotion (M23A Edit)
    30. The Moment Approaches (M28-T1)
    31. Ending (M28A)Bonus Tracks
    32. The Human Vapour’s Theme (M23A)
    33. The Moment Approaches (M28-T2 First Half)
    34. Ending (M28-T1 Second Half)
    35. The Demon of Emotion I (PS62-1)
    36. The Demon of Emotion II (PS115-1)
    37. The Demon of Emotion III (PS115B)
    38. The Demon of Emotion I (PS115-Hand Drum)
    39. The Demon of Emotion II (PS115-Whistle)
    40. The Demon of Emotion III (PS115B-Hand Drum)
    41. The Demon of Emotion: Fujichiyo’s Residence (DB1-PS)
    42. The Demon of Emotion: Practice (DB5-PS)
    43. The Demon of Emotion: Symposium I (DB12-PS)
    44. The Demon of Emotion: Symposium II (DB13-PS)
    45. Fujichiyo’s Performance (Soundtrack Excerpt)

    September 22nd 2010 update

    Toho Music has announced their fifth release in their science fiction line, with the soundtrack being for Rodan (1956). However, like the company’s The Mysterians/Battle in Outer Space (TSFCD-05/06) release, this will be a set that will also include the soundtrack for Space Amoeba (1970).

    Currently, there is no further information about this release, including no number given for this new set which will be apart of the 22 CD science fiction line that began in 2006. At present, the following entries comprise this line of soundtracks:

    TSFCD-05/06 ~ The Mysterians/Battle in Outer Space
    TSFCD-11 ~ The Three Treasures
    TSFCD-15 ~ Mothra
    TSFCD-22 ~ Latitude Zero

    This new release confirms a few things, including that the entire line will likely be two disc sets and that there will be more “double features”. It does, however, throw a wrench into previous conceptions. Earlier, Toho Music had stated that the series would encompass Half Human (1955) through Latitude Zero (1969). The statement left many to believe that, oddly enough, Space Amoeba (1970) would not be included as it fell after the 1969 feature. Clearly this is not the case. Either things have changed since that original statement, or it merely means that Half Human (1955) will be TSFCD-01 and Latitude Zero (1969) is the last at TSFCD-22.

    Toho Music has also provided a track listing for the two disc set, along with running times which are 47:10 for Rodan (1956) and 58:51 for Space Amoeba (1970) respectively. Sadly, these CDs appear to be very light when it comes to new content compared to the mid-1990’s releases. For Rodan (1956), the set contains a new outtake for “The Great Nature of Aso” and a version of “Tracking Supersonic Speed” with echo. For Space Amoeba (1970), the release has a new outtake for “The Remains of the Bats” and the movie edit for “Obata’s Resistance” as the new material. Both, however, have shorter runtimes compared to the earlier releases due to the loss of sound effects and trailer tracks that were originally placed at the end. Below is a translated version of this set’s track listing:

    Disc 1
    Rodan (1956)

    1. Main Title (M1-T2)
    2. The First Victim (M2)
    3. Tragedy in the Tunnel (M3)
    4. Meganulon Appears (M4)
    5. The Terror of Meganulon (M5)
    6. The Meganulon Pursuit (M6)
    7. Cave-In (M7)
    8. Earthquake (M8-T2)
    9. Amnesia (M9)
    10. Tracking Supersonic Speed (M10-T2)
    11. The Shadow Across the Sky (M11-T2)
    12. The Birth of Rodan (M12)
    13. The Huge Underground Cavern (M13)
    14. Rodan Emerges (M14-T2)
    15. Get Rodan (M15)
    16. Rodan Flies to Sasebo (M16)
    17. Rodan and the Saikai Bridge (M17)
    18. Rodan Attacks Fukuoka I (M18)
    19. Shockwave Fury (M18A)
    20. Rodan Attacks Fukuoka II (M19)
    21. Self Defense Force at Aso (M20)
    22. The Great Nature of Aso (M21-T3)
    23. Ending (M22)Bonus Tracks
    24. Main Title (M1-T1)
    25. Earthquake (M8-T1)
    26. Tracking Supersonic Speed (M10-T1)
    27. The Shadow Across the Sky (M11-T1)
    28. Rodan Emerges (M14-T1)
    29. The Great Nature of Aso (M21-T1)
    30. The Great Nature of Aso (M21-T2)
    31. Main Title (M1-T2 with Roar)
    32. Tracking Supersonic Speed (M10-T2 with Echo)

    Disc 2
    Space Amoeba (1970)

    1. Main Title (M1-T2)
    2. Helios Launch (M2)
    3. Helios Enters Outer Space (M3)
    4. Crisis Aboard the Helios (M4)
    5. Helios Returns (M5)
    6. Gezora Appears (M6)
    7. Music On-Board the Ship (M7)
    8. Mysterious Light in the Cave (M8)
    9. Gezora’s Attack (M9)
    10. Prayer of Selgio Island (M10 Mix)
    11. Underwater Investigation I (M10A-T2)
    12. Underwater Investigation II (M11)
    13. The Helios Underwater (M12)
    14. The Terror of Gezora (M13)
    15. Gezora Comes on Land (M15)
    16. Gezora vs. the Humans (M16)
    17. The Cosmic Being Migrates I (M17)
    18. Ganimes Appears (M18)
    19. The Cosmic Being Migrates II (M19)
    20. Obata and the Cosmic Being I (M20-T2)
    21. Obata and the Cosmic Being II (M21)
    22. Wedding (M22)
    23. The Remains of the Bats (M23-T2)
    24. Kamoebas Appears (M24)
    25. Obata’s Resistance (M26)
    26. Ganimes vs. Kamoebas (M27)
    27. The End of the Cosmic Being (M28)
    28. Ending (M29Bonus Tracks
    29. Main Title (M1-T1)
    30. Underwater Investigation I (M10A-T1)
    31. Obata and the Cosmic Being I (M20-T1)
    32. The Remains of the Bats (M23-T1)
    33. The Remains of the Bats (M23-T2)
    34. Obata’s Resistance (M26 Repeat Edit)
    35. Drums for Prayer (M Drums)
    36. Prayer of Selgio Island (M10 Karaoke)

    July 14 2010 update

    Toho Music has announced their fourth release in their science fiction line, with the subject this time being the original Mothra (1961). The score will be given a two disc release that will debut on July 30th, 2010. The set will contain the score in stereo and also newly remastered in mono across the two CDs. Bonus content is also being touted, although no exact details are given.

    The disc is being given the classification of TSFCD-15, although please note this may change before release as Toho Music has done in the past. This is important as it continues to enlighten what the total 22 soundtrack line may be. Currently, the following have been released:

    TSFCD-05/06 ~ The Mysterians/Battle in Outer Space
    TSFCD-11 ~ The Three Treasures
    TSFCD-15 ~ Mothra
    TSFCD-22 ~ Latitude Zero

    So one can speculate on what the remaining releases can be, although Half Human (1955) seems destined to be number one with how Toho Music keeps bringing it up. It’s interesting that Mothra has such a high number too for being a 1961 film. This would seem to indicate that many of the 1950’s movies will be bundled with later films, giving them an earlier number; such as was done for Battle in Outer Space (1959) which got 06 because it was sold with The Mysterians (1957). So for example one might see something like H-Man (1958) and Matango (1963) together, with Matango having a very early number simply due to being attached with a older production. This of course assumes that Toho Music will continue to only have two disc releases in this line too.

    Toho Music has also given a track listing for the two disc set. In terms of contents, the disc has a lot more tracks than the previous single disc release. However, this is because the first was organized as suites. For example, track three on the original CD release (“Infant Island”) actually contained cues M2-M6. So it will be interesting to see how much of this music will actually be new. It’s also worth noting that some of the mono cues are actually longer than their stereo counterparts, especailly Mothra’s Song which is a full minute longer. The overall contents will be organized as follow:

    Disc 1 – Stereo

    1. Overture (M1A-T2 + M1B) [1:04]
    2. Main Title (M1-T2) [1:44]
    3. Infant Island (M2) [0:19]
    4. The Miraculous Survivors (M3) [0:32]
    5. The Research Team Departure (M4) [1:00]
    6. Finding the Large Jungle (M5) [0:32]
    7. Cave Inscription (M6) [1:12]
    8. Telepathy Music I: Finding the Shobijin (M7) [0:17]
    9. Telepathy Music II: The Expedition and the Shobijin (M8A) [0:45]
    10. Telepathy Music III: The Shobijin are Captured (M8 + M25A) [0:37]
    11. The Natives Emerge (M10-T2) [1:05]
    12. Telepathy Music IV: The Shobijin are Freed (M11B) [0:51]
    13. The Research Team Returns (M12) [0:50]
    14. Nelson on Infant Island (M14) [0:21]
    15. Telepathy Music V: Nelson and the Shobijin (M15) [0:38]
    16. The Egg Appears (M16 + M16A) [1:31]
    17. The Secret Fairies Show (M17) [0:11]
    18. The Show Begins (PS-90) [0:16]
    19. Telepathy Music VII: The Wagon Through the Air (M18) [1:16]
    20. Mothra’s Song (PS-92) [2:13]
    21. Prayer from Infant Island (M19-T2) [1:10]
    22. Captive Fairies I (M20) [0:09]
    23. Telepathy Music VIII: Chujo and the Shobijin (M21) [1:54]
    24. The Birth of Mothra (M22) [1:49]
    25. The Infant Girl (PS-106) [2:20]
    26. The Orion Maru Tragedy (M23) [0:09]
    27. Telepathy Music IX: The Shobijin’s Sorrow (M24) [1:00]
    28. Mothra in the Sea (M28) [0:38]
    29. The Mothra Annihilation Strategy (M25) [1:20]
    30. Captive Fairies II (M35) [0:15]
    31. Captive Fairies III (PS-144) [0:27]
    32. The Third Dam Collapses (M28) [1:54]
    33. Telepathy Music X: Shinji and the Shobijin (M29) [0:29]
    34. Mothra Advances I (M30) [1:16]
    35. Mothra Advances II (M31) [2:33]
    36. Mothra and Tokyo Tower (M28) [1:53]
    37. Mothra Shoots String (M32) [0:20]
    38. Mothra’s Cocoon (M33) [0:17]
    39. Atomic Heat Ray Gun (M34) [1:08]
    40. Imago Mothra Emerges (M35) [0:39]
    41. Mothra Takes Flight (M36) [1:11]
    42. Nelson’s Death (M37) [0:49]
    43. Newkirk City Bell I (M38) [0:53]
    44. Newkirk City Bell II (M39) [1:13]
    45. Telepathy Music XI: Parting with the Shobijin (M39A) [1:19]
    46. Ending (M40) [1:32]Bonus Tracks
    47. Mothra’s Song · Prayer from Infant Island (M18 + PS-92 + M19-T2 + M20) [4:18]
    48. The Egg Appears (M16) [1:31]
    49. Telepathy Music VI: The Shobijin are Lost (M16A) [0:51]
    50. Mothra Advances (M30) [1:21]
    51. The Infant Girl (PS-106) [2:19]
    52. Mothra’s Song (PS-92 · Karaoke) [2:14]
    53. Mothra’s Song (PS-92 · Song) [1:49]
    54. The Infant Girl (PS-106 · Karaoke) [2:19]
    55. The Infant Girl (PS-106 · Song) [1:54]
    56. Captive Fairies I (M20 · Karaoke) [0:10]
    57. Captive Fairies I (M20 · Song) [0:09]
    58. Imago Mothra Emerges (M35 · Karaoke) [0:39]
    59. Imago Mothra Emerges (M35 · Song) [0:38]
    60. Ending (M40 Incomplete T2) [1:33]
    61. Ending (M40 · Song) [0:50]

    Disc 2 – Mono

    1. Main Title (M1-T2) [1:44]
    2. Infant Island (M2) [0:20]
    3. The Miraculous Survivors (M3) [0:33]
    4. The Research Team Departure (M4) [1:17]
    5. Finding the Large Jungle (M5) [0:32]
    6. Cave Inscription (M6) [1:12]
    7. Telepathy Music I: Finding the Shobijin (M7) [0:17]
    8. Telepathy Music II: The Expedition and the Shobijin (M8A) [0:47]
    9. Telepathy Music III: The Shobijin are Captured (M8 + M25A) [0:37]
    10. The Natives Emerge (M10-T2) [1:05]
    11. Telepathy Music IV: The Shobijin are Freed (M11B) [0:51]
    12. The Research Team Returns (M12) [1:17]
    13. Nelson on Infant Island (M14) [0:21]
    14. Telepathy Music V: Nelson and the Shobijin (M15) [0:38]
    15. The Egg Appears (M16 + M16A) [1:30]
    16. The Secret Fairies Show (M17) [0:11]
    17. The Show Begins (PS-90) [0:16]
    18. Telepathy Music VII: The Wagon Through the Air (M18) [1:15]
    19. Mothra’s Song (PS-92) [3:34]
    20. Prayer from Infant Island (M19-T2) [1:09]
    21. Captive Fairies I (M20) [0:10]
    22. Telepathy Music VIII: Chujo and the Shobijin (M21) [2:01]
    23. The Birth of Mothra (M22) [1:49]
    24. The Infant Girl (PS-106) [2:22]
    25. The Orion Maru Tragedy (M23) [0:09]
    26. Telepathy Music IX: The Shobijin’s Sorrow (M24) [0:59]
    27. The Mothra Annihilation Strategy (M25) [1:20]
    28. Captive Fairies III (PS-144) [0:47]
    29. Telepathy Music X: Shinji and the Shobijin (M29) [0:31]
    30. Mothra Advances I (M30) [1:16]
    31. Mothra Advances II (M31) [2:32]
    32. Mothra and Tokyo Tower (M28) [1:53]
    33. Mothra Shoots String (M32) [0:20]
    34. Mothra’s Cocoon (M33) [0:17]
    35. Atomic Heat Ray Gun (M34) [1:07]
    36. Imago Mothra Emerges (M35) [0:39]
    37. Mothra Takes Flight (M36) [1:11]
    38. Nelson’s Death (M37) [0:49]
    39. Newkirk City Bell I (M38) [0:49]
    40. Newkirk City Bell II (M39) [1:21]
    41. Telepathy Music XI: Parting with the Shobijin (M39A) [1:20]
    42. Ending (M40) [1:32]Bonus Tracks
    43. Overture (M1A-T1) [1:01]
    44. Overture (M1A-T2) [1:03]
    45. Overture (M1B) [0:54]
    46. Main Title (M1-T1) 1:43
    47. Telepathy Music (M8) [1:18]
    48. Telepathy Music (M9) [0:32]
    49. The Natives Emerge (M10-T1) [1:05]
    50. Telepathy Music (M11) [0:40]
    51. Telepathy Music (M11B Original) [1:02]
    52. Chime of Mothra (M13) [0:20]
    53. The Egg Appears (M16) [1:31]
    54. Telepathy Music VI: The Shobijin are Lost (M16A) [0:51]
    55. Prayer from Infant Island (M19-T1) [1:09]
    56. The Infant Girl (PS-106RR) [2:20]
    57. Telepathy Music (M26) [1:03]
    58. Telepathy Music (M27) [0:52]
    59. Mothra Advances (M30 Repeat) [1:26]
    60. Newkirk City Bell (M39) [1:20]
    61. Ending (M40 Incomplete T1) [1:32]
    62. Ending (M40 Incomplete T2) [1:32]
    63. Scene Prescoring I (PS-76) [1:05]
    64. Scene Prescoring II (PS-97) [3:03]
    65. Scene Prescoring III (PS-224) [0:34]
    66. Scene Prescoring IV (PS-225T3) [1:33]

    April 5th 2010 update

    Ark Square it seems will be giving out the DVD as well for those who purchased all of the “Godzilla Perfect Collections”. This will be done under the following conditions which they posted: “The customers who already bought previous five box sets and to place a pre-order of this BOX 6, a bonus DVD will be shipped with BOX 6 (the additional postage of $2.40 will be applied). Please name all five serial numbers written on the previous each box sets on the comments field on your order form when placing a pre-order of BOX 6”

    March 24th 2010 update

    Six years after its start, the soundtrack based “Godzilla Perfect Collection” is finally set to be complete next month (April 25th, 2010) with the sixth in the series. This last box in the set contains the soundtracks to: Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000), Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001), Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002), Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003), Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) and GODZILLA (1998) as a bonus.

    Godzilla vs. Megaguirus

    Godzilla vs. Megaguirus will be the first entry in the final box set

    The set is a total of nine CDs in all, with the extra CDs being made up of three in total for Godzilla: Final Wars (2004) and two for GODZILLA (1998). Although more definitive details will have to wait until its released, a full track listing has been disclosed which does give an idea how these will stack up with previous releases. Below is translated listing of those, and some thoughts compared with the earlier CDs.

    Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000)

    1. Nichiei News (M1) [0:10]
    2. 1954: Godzilla Attacks Tokyo – Reconstruction (Stock Akira Ifukube) [0:59]
    3. 1966: Godzilla Attacks Tokai – Government’s Decision (M2) [1:18]
    4. 1996: Godzilla Attacks Osaka (M3T2 · First Half) [3:05]
    5. Superior Officer Miyagawa’s Demise (M3T2 · Second Half) [0:45]
    6. Main Title (M4) [0:31]
    7. Scout (M5) [0:42]
    8. Special G Task Force (M6) [1:15]
    9. Unfortunate Disaster (M7) [0:20]
    10. G Confirmation I (M8) [0:48]
    11. Test Preparation (M9) [1:12]
    12. Black Hole Gun Engaged (M10) [0:29]
    13. The Late Night Abnormality (M12) [1:24]
    14. Dumping the Egg (M13) [0:59]
    15. Identification Tag (M14) [0:26]
    16. Cell Division (M15) [0:19]
    17. Meganulon (M16) [1:56]
    18. Kiriko and Jun (M18) [0:59]
    19. G Confirmation II (M19) [0:19]
    20. The Griffon Mobilizes (M20) [1:52]
    21. Godzilla Surfaces (M21 · First Half) [2:23]
    22. Transmitter Installed (M21 · Second Half) [1:02]
    23. Dimension Tide (M22) [0:21]
    24. Submerged Shibuya (M23) [0:24]
    25. The Underwater Search in Shibuya – Godzilla in the Trench (M24) [1:25]
    26. Leading (M25) [2:02]
    27. Flight of the Meganula (M26) [1:10]
    28. Starting the Dimension Tide (M27) [0:34]
    29. Godzilla × Meganula (M28) [2:19]
    30. The Dimension Tide Fires (M29) [0:49]
    31. Immortal Godzilla (M30) [1:34]
    32. Larval growth (M31) [1:03]
    33. Megaguirus is Born (M32) [2:00]
    34. Ultra-High Frequency (M33) [1:00]
    35. The Ultimate Combat Form (M34) [0:38]
    36. Godzilla to Tokyo (M35) [0:33]
    37. Godzilla Lands in Odaiba (Stock Akira Ifukube) [1:09]
    38. Godzilla × Megaguirus I (M36) [1:03]
    39. The Effect of Ultra-High Frequency (M39) [0:49]
    40. Godzilla × Megaguirus II (M40) [1:58]
    41. Godzilla × Megaguirus III (M41) [1:27]
    42. Godzilla × Megaguirus IV (M42) [1:06]
    43. Program Restored – Conclusion (M43) [3:03]
    44. The Falling Dimension Tide (M44) [0:56]
    45. Kiriko’s Decision – Lock On (M45) [3:29]
    46. Dimension Tide × Godzilla (M46) [0:42]
    47. A Moment of Victory (M47) [1:10]
    48. End Credits (M48) [3:24]Bonus Tracks
    49. Nichiei News (M1) [0:09]
    50. Nichiei News (M1 · Oshima Version) [0:09]
    51. 1996: Godzilla Attacks Osaka (M3T1 · First Half) [3:05]
    52. Superior Officer Miyagawa’s Demise (M3T1 · Second Half) [0:45]
    53. Space-Time Distortion (M11) [0:21]
    54. Witness Meganula! (M17) [0:04]
    55. Appearance! I (M38A) [0:05]
    56. Appearance! II (M38B) [0:04]
    57. Ending Material (M48A) [0:05]
    58. Ending Material (M48B) [0:06]

    Couple of things to note here. First is that the “Newsreel” theme, M1, is finally present, complete with the original source and Michiru Oshima‘s version of it. Second is that cue M3 and M21 have each been broken in two after previously appearing as a two single tracks. The Akira Ifukube tracks from the Victor release (VICL-60613) have been added in, while all of the content from the DVD bonus CD (NCS-261) is present. The unused cues have been moved to the end of the CD, though, which is good as Toho Music had picked up a bad habit for the past two boxes of placing these with the used ones. M37 is gone here, but this was simply a repeat of cue M22.

    Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)

    1. Call to Arms (M1) [2:15]
    2. Main Title (M2) [1:34]
    3. Village Spirits (M3) [0:22]
    4. The Huge Fang (M4) [0:49]
    5. The Menacing Claw Mark (M5) [0:46]
    6. Protection: The Legendary Sacred Beasts (M6) [0:20]
    7. Incident at the Lake Shore (M7) [1:18]
    8. Premonition (M8) [0:24]
    9. The Mysterious Old Man (M9) [2:22]
    10. The Giant Foot (M10) [0:32]
    11. Cries of Sorrow (M11) [0:22]
    12. Mysterious Stone (M12) [1:10]
    13. The Sleeping Three-Headed Dragon (M13) [0:45]
    14. Cruiser Aizu (M14) [0:34]
    15. Dark Vision (M15) [0:57]
    16. Revived Legend (M16) [0:53]
    17. God of the Earth: Baragon (M17) [1:13]
    18. The God of Destruction Appears (M18) [0:52]
    19. Terrifying Landing (M19) [0:46]
    20. The Forgotten Horror (M20) [1:04]
    21. Confrontation of the Two Giant Monsters (M21) [1:59]
    22. The Sacred Beast’s Ambush (M22) [3:07]
    23. Signs of Revival (M23) [0:16]
    24. Giant Cocoon (M24) [0:32]
    25. God of the Sea: Mothra (M25) [1:21]
    26. Unleashed Spirits of the War Dead (M26) [1:22]
    27. Attack Preparation (M27) [0:44]
    28. A Tense Moment (M28) [1:10]
    29. God of the Sky: King Ghidorah (M29) [1:43]
    30. GMK (M30) [1:32]
    31. D-03 Missile Salvo (M31) [0:40]
    32. Godzilla’s Rage (M32) [2:46]
    33. Determined to Protect the Future (M33) [3:52]
    34. Mysterious Power (M34) [1:16]
    35. The Miracle of the Three Sacred Beasts (M35) [2:29]
    36. A Desperate Crisis (M36) [1:02]
    37. Escape from Godzilla (M37) [0:36]
    38. A Salute to the Spirits of the War Dead (M38) [3:22]
    39. End Roll: Godzilla Theme – Great Monster War March – Main Title (M-End) [4:40]Bonus Tracks
    40. The Giant Foot (M10 Edit) [0:26]
    41. God of the Earth: Baragon (M17 Edit) [0:46]
    42. The Forgotten Horror (M20 Edit) [0:47]
    43. The Forgotten Horror (M20A Edit) [0:45]
    44. Confrontation of the Two Giant Monsters (M21 Edit) [0:42]
    45. The Sacred Beast’s Ambush (M22) [2:47]
    46. God of the Sky: King Ghidorah (M29) [1:21]
    47. GMK (M30) [0:44]
    48. God of the Sky: King Ghidorah (M34A) [1:32]
    49. Demo I [2:43]
    50. Demo II [4:09]
    51. Demo III [3:39]

    This soundtrack got a better update than the previous one, although its harder to spot the new cues since the Tokuma CD (TKCA-72279) did not contain cue numbers. So one will have to compare running times to see what might be new. From doing that, it appears that M3, M6, M8, M11, M12, M14, M16, M23, and M24 are new. That’s nine themes in total, although many are short. Oddly, the isolated themes for Godzilla and the Great Monster War March, both stock, are gone compared with the previous disc (probably because they appear elsewhere in Box 4). All of the bonus content on this set, which are demos and “edits”, are new. Time will tell if that content is worthwhile or not.

    Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002)

    1. Toho Logo – Transport Duty (M1) [1:34]
    2. Godzilla Lands – Godzilla × Special Defense Forces (M2 · First Half) [3:55]
    3. Mesa Blow (M2 · Second Half) [0:39]
    4. Main Title (M3) [0:33]
    5. Ominous Memories (M4) [1:25]
    6. Memorial Service (M5) [0:56]
    7. Appearance Requested (M6) [0:56]
    8. The Skeleton of Godzilla (M7) [1:32]
    9. Leaving School (M8) [0:45]
    10. Akane’s Great Effort – Kiryu’s Construction (M9) [2:02]
    11. Return – Kiryu (M10) [0:56]
    12. Intensive Training (M11) [0:53]
    13. Akana and Sara (M12) [1:34]
    14. Announcement Ceremony for Type3: Kiryu (M13) [3:12]
    15. Mobilization (M14) [2:16]
    16. Godzilla × Type3: Kiryu (M15) [1:47]
    17. Awaking (M16) [0:29]
    18. Running Wild (M17) [1:04]
    19. Crash of the Type3: Shirasagi (M18) [0:51]
    20. Functions Stop (M19) [1:10]
    21. Investigation Into the Cause (M20) [1:11]
    22. Trust – Sara’s Shorea Plant (M21) [2:52]
    23. Godzilla Detected – Interception (M22) [2:55]
    24. The Prime Minister’s Decision (M23) [1:43]
    25. Flying (M24) [1:14]
    26. Intense Fighting I (M25) [1:40]
    27. Intense Fighting II (M26) [3:03]
    28. Absolute Zero (M27) [0:31]
    29. Akana’s Resilience (M28) [2:18]
    30. Power Outage (M29) [0:31]
    31. Reactivation – Kiryu’s Will (M30) [2:05]
    32. Crisis – Decisive Battle (M31) [2:22]
    33. Godzilla Immortal – The End of the Fight (M32) [1:40]
    34. End Credits (M33) [5:15]
    35. Salute! – Ending (M34) [0:52]

      Bonus Tracks
    36. Akane’s Great Effort – Kiryu’s Construction (M9 Edit) [2:09]
    37. Toho Logo – Transport Duty (M1) [1:31]
    38. Godzilla Lands – Godzilla × Special Defense Forces (M2 · First Half) [3:55]
    39. Main Title (M3) [0:33]
    40. Mobilization (M14) [2:15]
    41. Godzilla × Type3: Kiryu (M15) [1:46]
    42. Intense Fighting I (M25) [1:39]
    43. Godzilla Immortal – The End of the Fight (M32) [1:39]
    44. Salute! – Ending (M34) [0:48]

    Not much has changed here compared with the King Record CD (KICA-586). Cue M2 has been broken in two tracks. M5 + M6, M10 + M11, M16 + M17, M18 + M19, M20 + M21, M27 + M28, and M29 + M30 appear by themselves finally. Otherwise the early tracks are the same. The bonus tracks are… unclear on what they are. The first is a different edit, but the others are unmarked although a few do have different runtimes compared with the used tracks with the same names.

    Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003)

    1. Toho Logo – Mothra in Flight – Main Title (M1) [5:02]
    2. The Little Beauties Visit (M2) [1:19]
    3. Mothra Departs (M3) [1:28]
    4. Press Conference (M4) [1:29]
    5. Reunion (M5) [0:13]
    6. Island of Memories (M6) [0:52]
    7. Akane and Yoshito (M7) [2:10]
    8. Realm of God (M8) [1:12]
    9. Beached Kamoebas (M9) [1:26]
    10. The Nuclear Submarine is Attacked (M10) [1:05]
    11. Repair Status (M11) [0:55]
    12. Azusa and Yoshito (M12) [0:47]
    13. Ministry Bureau’s Cross-Examination (M13) [0:39]
    14. Godzilla × Fleet Escort Force (M14B) [1:16]
    15. The Self Defense Force Goes into Battle Formation (M15) [1:18]
    16. Godzilla × Ground Self Defense Forces – Landing (M16) [3:46]
    17. Imago Mothra Comes Flying (M17) [1:02]
    18. Imago Mothra × Godzilla I (M18) [1:24]
    19. Yoshito’s Bitterness (M19) [1:01]
    20. Imago Mothra × Godzilla II (M20) [1:14]
    21. Mothra’s Song (M21) [1:18]
    22. Imago Mothra × Godzilla III (M22) [1:04]
    23. Call to Arms (M23) [1:01]
    24. Kiryu Mobilization (M24) [1:31]
    25. Tokyo Tower Collapses – Godzilla × Kiryu I (M25) [2:19]
    26. Yoshito in the Schoolyard – Godzilla × Kiryu II (M26) [2:01]
    27. The Larvae Mothra are Born (M27) [0:31]
    28. Mothra Larvae in the Sea (M28) [0:30]
    29. Rescuing Two People (M29) [0:49]
    30. The Mothra Larvae Land (M30 · First Half) [2:01]
    31. Imago Mothra Dies (M30 · Second Half) [0:12]
    32. Yoshito Goes to Repair Kiryu I (M31) [1:27]
    33. Yoshito Goes to Repair Kiryu II (M32) [1:35]
    34. The Little Beauties Lead the Way (M33) [1:33]
    35. Kiryu Repaired (M34) [1:42]
    36. Cannot Escape – National Diet Building Collapses (M35) [2:44]
    37. Mesa All-Out Attack (M36) [1:39]
    38. Prayer (M37) [1:05]
    39. Kiryu in Flight – Yoshito Rescued – To the Japan Trench (M38) [6:04]
    40. Only Courage Wins – Saluting (M39) [3:09]
    41. End Credits (M40) [3:29]Bonus Tracks
    42. Send-Off Party BGM [1:33]
    43. Call to Arms – Kiryu Mobilization (M23 + M24) [2:28]
    44. The Mothra Larvae Land – Imago Mothra Dies (M30) [2:06]
    45. Mothra’s Song 2003 Version [1:59]

    This CD is, like the one before it, similar to its King Record counterpart (KICA-620). It breaks up all the joined tracks, and breaks up M30. The disc has a few edits at the end too… but is otherwise unchanged. Sadly, Toho Music mixed the unused music with the material that was used in the film (M9, M11, M19, M20, M22, M28, and M36 do not appear in the movie). On the plus side, the “Send-Off Party BGM” will make its debut here.

    Godzilla: Final Wars (2004)
    Disc 1

    1. Opening (King Kong vs. Godzilla M10) [0:25]
    2. Godzilla vs. the Undersea Battleship (M1 Edit) [1:53]
    3. Earth Defense Force and the Threat of Monsters (M2A Long) [1:14]
    4. Main Title (M2C) [1:49]
    5. Gotengo vs. Manda (M3) [2:46]
    6. M Organization Combat Training Facility (M4) [1:36]
    7. Doctor Otonashi (M5) [1:17]
    8. Gigan Mummified (M6) [1:17]
    9. Message From Infant Island (M7) [1:39]
    10. Rodan Attacks New York (M8) [4:11]
    11. Ebirah vs. the Mutant Forces (M9) [2:34]
    12. The Xilien Arrive (M10) [4:51]
    13. We Love X I (5.1 Channel Material) [0:29]
    14. We Love X II (Crusing the Cirro-Stratus) [0:16]
    15. Secretary General Daigo’s Accident (M11) [2:49]
    16. Commander Namikawa’s Abnormality (M12 Mix) [1:26]
    17. The Truth About Gorath (M13) [0:59]
    18. Xilien Conspiracy I (M14b) [1:26]
    19. Xilien Conspiracy II (M14a) [10:30]
    20. Highway Battle (M15) [2:46]
    21. Gigan Awakens (M16 Edit) [1:55]
    22. Gotengo’s Underground Base (M17) [0:40]
    23. Operation: Final War (M18 + M19) [4:28]
    24. Gotengo Launch (M20) [1:07]
    25. The King of the Monsters Returns (M22 Edit) [3:33]
    26. Gotengo and Godzilla (M23-1) [1:18]
    27. Godzilla vs. Kumonga · Kamacuras (M23-2) [2:07]
    28. The Wrath of Godzilla (M24) [2:26]
    29. Godzilla vs. the Three Monsters (M25 GtrA) [3:27]
    30. Kazama’s Suicide Attack (M26 Edit) [2:26]
    31. The Gotengo Breaks Through (M26B) [1:06]
    32. Mothra Flies (M27) [0:14]
    33. Godzilla vs. Hedorah and Ebirah (M27B) [0:46]Disc 2
    34. The Xilien’s Intent (M28) [2:35]
    35. Monster X Appears (M29 Add) [0:47]
    36. Mothra vs. Gigan (M30) [1:07]
    37. The Fierce Battle of Four Great Monsters (M31-1) [4:56]
    38. The Fight in the UFO Mother Ship I (M31-2) [1:39]
    39. The Fight in the UFO Mother Ship II (M32) [4:40]
    40. Keizer Conflict (M33) [2:03]
    41. The End of the Xilien (M34) [2:45]
    42. Keizer Ghidorah Appears (M35-1) [4:24]
    43. Godzilla vs. Keizer Ghidorah (M35-2) [1:53]
    44. The Battle is Over (M36) [1:58]
    45. Godzilla and Minilla Leave (M37 Before End) [1:50]
    46. Ending (M37 Edit Type 1) [4:38]Bonus Tracks
    47. Godzilla vs. the Undersea Battleship (M1) [1:55]
    48. Gigan Awakens (M16) [1:55]
    49. Crusing the Cirro-Stratus [2:42]
    50. The King of the Monsters Returns (M22) [3:33]
    51. The King of the Monsters Returns (M22 · 5.1 Channel Material) [3:24]
    52. The Gotengo Breaks Through – Mothra Flies (M26B + M27 · 5.1 Channel Material) [1:16]
    53. Keizer Ghidorah Appears – Godzilla vs. Keizer Ghidorah (M35 · 5.1 Channel Material) [5:34]
    54. Earth Defense Force and the Threat of Monsters (M2) [2:57]
    55. Kazama’s Suicide Attack (M26 Tribute Version) [2:26]
    56. Monster X Appears (M29) [0:47]
    57. Ending (M37 Type 2) [4:32]
    58. Ending (M37) [6:22]Disc 3
    59. The Xilien Arrive (M10 Edit) [2:20]
    60. Xilien Conspiracy (M14 Edit) [3:52]
    61. Operation: Final War (M18 + M19 Edit) [3:26]
    62. The King of the Monsters Returns (M22 Edit) [3:10]
    63. Godzilla vs. the Three Monsters (M25 GtrA Edit) [2:36]
    64. M1 [1:49]
    65. M2A [0:40]
    66. M3 [2:45]
    67. M24 [1:26]
    68. M25 Battle 1 [2:12]
    69. M25 Battle 2 [3:02]
    70. Xilien Ship 1 [2:26]
    71. Xilien Ship 3 [2:19]
    72. First Meeting [0:21]
    73. Parody Spy Music into Serious 1 [1:08]
    74. Parody Spy Music into Serious 2 [1:51]
    75. Hedorah [0:42]
    76. Ifukube GZ [1:18]
    77. Demo Music 1 [1:48]
    78. Demo Music 2 [2:42]
    79. Demo Music 3 [1:20]
    80. Demo Music 4 [2:35]
    81. Demo Music 5 [3:14]
    82. Demo Music 6 [1:58]
    83. Demo Music 7 [1:12]
    84. Demo Music 8 [2:14]
    85. Demo Music 9 [1:55]
    86. Demo Music 10 [1:57]
    87. Demo Music 11 [2:10]
    88. Demo Music 12 [2:21]
    89. Demo Music 13 [2:45]
    90. Demo Music 14 [2:05]
    91. Demo Music 15 [5:13]

    Obviously, this film got the largest update to its soundtrack. Due to the fact that the previous release did not have cue numbers, one will have to guess with the runtimes what might be new. It would seem that the new cues include M2A (although this is from the Ending Titles), M5, M9, M16, M17, M20, M26B, M27, M29, M35, M36, and much more like the “We Love X” stuff. Other tracks were broken up, while edits of others are found and surround 5.1 channel material is also present. The changes are diverse and in the end will take hearing it to grasp what type of shape this three disc offering presents. Oddly enough, it seems that track four from the Victor release (VICP-62936) is in question if it is present, unless this is one of the demo tracks. The rest of the unique edits found on the earlier soundtrack appear to cover the early tracks of disc three as well. Oh, and if anyone was curious, no SUM41 song for the Zilla scene.

    As a side note, it seems that one of these discs will be in the Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) case, so that none of the cases will contain more than two discs.

    GODZILLA (1998)
    Disc 1

    1. The Beginning (01M3) [3:29]
    2. Tanker Gets It (01M3) [1:11]
    3. Chernobyl (01M5/6) [3:13]
    4. Footprint (02M1) [0:33]
    5. Footprints / New York / Audrey (02M2) [0:54]
    6. Chewing Gum Nose (02M3) [0:30]
    7. Ship Reveal / Nick Discovers Fish / Flesh (02M3a/4) [1:39]
    8. The Boat Gets It (02M5) [2:39]
    9. Dawn of the Species (03M1) [1:49]
    10. Joe Gets a Bite / Godzilla Arrives (03M3/4) [3:11]
    11. Mayor’s Speech (03M5) [1:03]
    12. Caiman’s Office (03M6) [0:45]
    13. Animal’s Camera (03M7) [1:39]
    14. Military Command Center / New Jersey (04M1) [1:55]
    15. Audrey’s Idea (04M2) [0:22]
    16. Evacuation (04M3) [2:41]
    17. French Coffee (04M4) [0:56]
    18. Subway Damage / Command Enters City (04M4) [2:50]
    19. Fish (05M1) [1:48]
    20. Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner? (05M2) [5:13]
    21. 1st Helicopter Chase / Godzilla Swats a Chopper (05M3/4) [4:08]
    22. We Fed Him / Audrey Sees Nick (06M1/1x) [1:21]
    23. Nick and Audrey / He’s Pregnant / Audrey Takes the Tape / French Breakfast (06M2/3/4/07M1) [4:46]
    24. He’s Preparing to Feed (07M2) [0:34]
    25. Nick Gets Fired / Nick Gets Abducted / Frenchie’s Warehouse / Nick Joins the Foreign Legion (07M4/5/6/7/08M0) [5:47]

    Disc 2

    1. Chewing Gum (08M1) [1:51]
    2. Rumble in the Tunnel (08M2) [1:35]
    3. Godzilla O Park / Godzilla Takes a Dive / Godzilla Versus the Submarine / Egg Discovery (09M1/2/3/4/10M1) [9:42]
    4. Baby ‘Zillas Hatch (10M2) [3:51]
    5. Nick Phones for Help (10M3) [1:28]
    6. Eat the French (11M1) [2:14]
    7. Phillip Shoots the Lock (11M2) [1:39]
    8. Nick’s Big Speech / The Garden Gets It (11M3/12M1) [7:07]
    9. He’s Back! / Taxi Chase & Clue (12M2/3) [7:06]
    10. Big G Goes to Monster Heaven (13M1) [4:30]
    11. The End (14M1) [4:05]Bonus Tracks
    12. The Beginning (No Choir) (01M1) [3:32]
    13. Footprints / New York / Audrey (Alternate) (02M2a) [0:50]
    14. The Boat Gets It (Alternate) (02M5) [1:09]
    15. Gojira (Album Version) [2:46]

    This selection is identical to the two disc set that La-La Land Records released in 2007 (LLLCD-1058). Everything is unchanged, including the titles… well they did add cue numbers, which use a system that is unhelpful to more general consumers really. Regardless, this is a little disappointing, given that most English soundtrack fans probably already picked this up. Furthermore, it would have been nice if Toho Music had broken up some of the lengthier tracks so that there wasn’t a lot of themes compiled together, like track 3 on disc 2. Regardless, anyone who missed the original, which is now out of print, has a second chance to pick up this wonderful release.

    Toho Music will also be distributing a special DVD based on the recording sessions of Akira Ifukube with these box sets, although the exact details on how to get it are forthcoming. It sounds like they will be attempting to target consumers who purchased all six, though. The runtime of the DVD will be split in the following way:

    – August 5th, 1983, Akira Ifukube Symphonic Fantasia – Hibiya [19:01 minutes]
    – August 12th, 1986, Ostinato – King Records Recording Studio Otowa [24:33 minutes]
    – September 2nd, 1992, Godzilla vs. Mothra – Toho Recording Studio [15:54 minutes]
    – August 28th, 1995, Godzilla vs. Destoroyah – Toho Recording Studio [2:39 minutes]

    No word on if people ordering the set outside of Japan might still be able to get the DVD. Ark Square, who will be selling the set internationally, is awaiting for Toho Music to hammer out the details and will begin accepting orders for the 6th box as soon as the bonus DVD aspect is finalized.

    October 27th 2009 update

    A finalized release date of November 1st, 2009, has been set for the two disc The Three Treasures (1959) soundtrack. The release is intended to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the production. The set will have a total of 71 tracks, including several outtakes, and will be more expansive than the previous Complete Recordings: Akira Ifukube Toho Special Effects Movie Music 8 (TYCY-5209/10) that contained the score.

    April 6th 2009 update

    It’s been awhile since Toho Music released their two disc set for Latitude Zero (TSFCD-22) in 2006, but the department seems posed to return to the company’s lesser known science fiction features for future soundtrack releases. In a statement on their site, Toho Music has mused over releasing more titles in its “Sci-fi series”. The near term ones for production this year include The Mysterians (1957), Battle in Outer Space (1959), and The Three Treasures (1959).

    In other news, the firm also mentioned what movies are being considered for this line, or to be more exact a range of films. The consideration block stretches from 1955’s Half Human to the already released Latitude Zero (1969), with those two films be given by name as the parameters. The selection is said to be 22 movies from this period. Excluding both the Godzilla and Akira Kurosawa movies released during this time, as all of these were already issued by Toho Music, there are roughly 25 or so movies that fit into this time frame that could be considered “science fiction” films. So it will be interesting to see what movies fall into this selection, although fan favorites like Matango (1963) and The War of the Gargantuas (1966) seem highly likely. A complete list of Toho’s science fiction output can be seen here.

    As for why Latitude Zero (1969) might be the cut off point, it’s quite possible this was done in consideration of VAP’s Toho SFX Champion Festival (VPCD-81382) which includes many of Toho’s science fiction films from 1969 to 1977.

    The Mysterians (1957) and Battle in Outer Space (1959) have been given a release date of July 2009. The two will be sold in a single set for ¥3,780 and will contain the CD number of TSFCD-09/10. The Three Treasures (1959) is still set for later in the year.

    August 27th 2006 update

    A lot of details this month have been pouring in concerning Toho’s much delayed fourth CD box set in the “Godzilla Perfect Collection.” Reportedly, this set will be the largest yet at a total of nine discs, but will only be featuring four Godzilla movie soundtracks: The Return of Godzilla (1984), Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989), Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) and Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992).

    The exact breakdown of all nine discs isn’t set in stone at this point, although most of it has been revealed. The standout presentation of the set should be the coverage for Godzilla vs. Biollante (1989), which will be featured in a two disc presentation that includes: the ten extended album pieces found on the earlier Toshiba disc (TYCY-5361), bonus material including outtakes that have never been released before and also the complete score as it appears in the movie (sadly, in mono though). The Return of Godzilla (1984) is also being given the royal treatment here, as it includes: the full score, outtakes and the complete recordings to the songs from the film, which will actually be featured on the second Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) CD.

    The Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) score is also being featured here in its entirety, and being given a single disc presentation that dwarfs earlier music selection that has been available on CD. It should be noted that it won’t include the “drama” racks, though found on the Bandai Visual release (BCCE-9001R/2R) for those interested.

    Sadly, Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) seems to be getting the short end of the stick here. The most of the score will be featured, along with numerous outtakes and some songs previously released for the movie, but the selection won’t be nearly as complete as Toshiba’s two disc set (TYCY-5267/8). Something that is extremely unfortunate as a lot of the outtakes from the movie are actually very diverse from what ended up in the movie, as opposed to the normal variant themes that sound almost identical unless played back to back.

    The box set will also continue the tradition of featuring CD presentations of earlier LP releases. The one included here is King of the Monsters: Godzilla (pictured to the right). Unfortunately, this LP is dedicated to the same songs found on the bonus disc in the third box, along with the selection taken from single record releases for the 1971-1974 Godzilla films. The bonus tracks on this disc are at least unique to the set, although are still readily available on the Godzilla Song Book CD.

    Suffice to say, its inclusion here for more avid collectors is redundant; however, at least it contains some music not found elsewhere in the “Perfect Collection,” unlike the compilation LP found in the first box.

    The big news, though, are the details that have arisen for the second bonus disc. It starts off with three pieces dedicated to “We are Monster Unit”, a story record that featured Godzilla along with original kaiju like Kirasuta and Buruwara. The rest of the bonus disc is related to the 1973 show Zone Fighter. The selection will include music from the TV series along with “drama” pieces based around the Godzilla and King Ghidorah episodes, which look to be featured on a seperate disc. The presentation of the show won’t be nearly as complete as what was showcased on VAP’s excellent release (VPCG-84210), although its inclusion is still sure to interest a number of collectors.

    The set is overall shaping up nicely. Sadly, right now the box is undated, after being delayed again from the last “Late August” release change. It can be assumed that the box will follow a similar release pattern of the previous three and will likely be featured exclusively on Toho Music’s site and Ark Square. The price will probably be around $100 as before, although could possibly be more given the inclusion of more discs.

    News // February 10, 2013
  • In September of 2004, Toho Music started their ambitious release of all of the Godzilla films in six soundtrack boxes for the 50th Anniversary of the King of the Monsters. Titled the Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, these boxes came with 6-9 CDs and covered 4-6 Godzilla films each. The series was plagued with delays, to the point where the final box was released in 2010, six years after the touted “50th Anniversary” line that it came with.

    To celebrate the conclusion of the Perfect Collection line this year, we at Toho Kingdom are putting together a round table to discuss, highlight and talk about various features of the six boxes. We will go over our favorite and least favorite aspects of the sets, to give an overview of what we each thought were the best and worst parts.

    To conduct this Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection round table, we have three writers lined up. Our first guest writer is Robert Storch, a contributor to this site and also Godzilla and Other Monster Music, who is a veteran collector that had managed to secure the original 1990’s Futureland releases of the Godzilla soundtracks to CD. Our second guest writer is Matti Keskiivari, another contributor to Godzilla and Other Monster Music, who has already published critiques and reviews for the box sets. Finally, we also have the site’s owner, Anthony Romero, weighing in as well. So without further ado, below are four basic questions followed by the responses of the three writers, before each gives an overall conclusion at the end.

    Favorite Two Aspects of the Perfect Collection

    Robert Storch
    Packaging – The packaging for Toho Music’s 50th Anniversary Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection was obviously inspired by the company’s earlier Akira Kurosawa boxed set line, and this same style packaging was also utilized for all six Godzilla boxed sets. While I personally still prefer the front “poster artwork” found on the earlier Godzilla Toshiba-EMI Futureland 20-CD set, I have to admit that the Perfect Collection’s “overall” packaging does add a bit of “class” to these Godzilla soundtracks, unseen before. Everything from the carefully thought out front heads shots, to the nice back inserts, better booklets that contain a lot of text and a few photos, to the sturdy boxes themselves helps to make this all an attractive and dignified collection. What I also think contributes to this is seeing the “Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” heading at the top of each booklet. It kind of gives each Godzilla soundtrack a new level of respectability. It should also be noted that each set comes with an oversized second insert, and a very large obi which wraps around one side of the box.

    Extra Tracks – With the exception of a couple of soundtracks, most of these Godzilla Perfect CDs have been greatly expanded with a generous amount of previously unreleased tracks, and because of this aspect, probably makes the Godzilla Perfect Collection the one to own, even over the earlier 40th Anniversary Godzilla Toshiba-EMI Futureland set. As a matter of fact, the Perfect Collection contains many of my personal favorite tracks which are finally making their CD debut, such as the “Use of Handcuff’s” theme from Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (G-005), the original rolling end title credits vocal song from The Return of Godzilla (G-016), two very obscure alternate vocal songs (by a different singer) from Godzilla vs. Hedorah (G-011) and the “Nichiei News” theme from Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (G-024), just to name a few. The point is if you really add up all of the extra music found throughout the six boxed sets, you will no doubt find a lot of it. Not only is all of this extra music probably the single best reason to buy the Godzilla Perfect Collection, but it also adds value to each box, even more-so than the bonus CDs end up accomplishing.

    Matti Keskiivari 
    Never Before Released Music – I have to praise Toho Music for digging up a lot of rare stuff for these discs, and I don’t mean just the bonus tracks. Two great examples are the soundtracks of Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (G-025) and Godzilla: Final Wars (G-028) from the sixth box. For both of them, it’s the first time the (almost) complete scores have been released on CD. This is especially true for Godzilla: Final Wars, as the original release from Victor (VICP-62936) didn’t really have all the highlights, like “Keizer Ghidorah Appears” (M35-1) and “Ebirah vs. the Mutant Forces” (M9), which is my personal favorite arrangement of Keith Emerson’s Earth Defense Force theme (or “Kazama’s Sacrifice” as it’s most commonly known as, thanks to the Victor release). Although not quite unreleased, these boxes also presented many rarities together for the first time, such as the inclusion of the mono and stereo scores found in the two disc set King Kong vs. Godzilla (G-003) that were packaged alongside each other.

    Sound Quality – In my opinion, the sound quality on the discs has been well remastered, for the most part. The soundtracks that received the best improvement are the original Godzilla (G-001) from the first box, All Monsters Attack (G-010) from the second box, Godzilla vs. Hedorah (G-011), Godzilla vs. Megalon (G-013) and Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (G-014) from the third box, and The Return of Godzilla (G-016) from the fourth box. On these soundtracks, especially All Monsters Attack and The Return of Godzilla, you can hear the instruments more distinctly. The major disappointments, on the other hand, would have to be Invasion of Astro-Monster (G-006) and Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (G-007) from the second box and the Ostinato (GX-7) bonus disc from the fifth box. Aside from those, I’m generally pleased with the audio.

    Anthony Romero
    Extra Tracks – Looking over these releases, it’s easy to see that the people at Toho Music are fans of this music themselves. Because of that, one gets a lot of material that other companies probably would never have included. Original stock music used in the Showa films, demo material, and a boatload of outtakes all readily fill the CD releases here. They aren’t perfect, such as with the 1992-1995 Heisei series content, but generally all of these releases contain more music from their respective films than any previous CD release. A lot of never before released, at least to CD, material was also included, as one really gets a feeling that the archives were cracked open to try and add in a wealth of content to these releases. In a sense, we all probably benefited from the previous Toshiba releases in the 1990’s, as they convinced Toho Music to really try and pack some of these releases with a lot of extra content and go one step above.

    Godzilla: Final Wars – When thinking of something that Toho Music did oh so right, their deluxe treatment for the 50th anniversary film comes directly to mind. The original release by Victor (VICP-62936) was more of a traditional album, having movie themes edited and created for the CD release rather than presenting the score as it was used in the movie. Toho Music, on the other hand, opted to include both and more! The movie score, the album score, unused material and demos are all present here. Some really fantastic, previously unreleased cues were also included with this three disc treatment, such as “Commander Namikawa’s Abnormality” (M12 Mix), “Gigan Awakens” (M16 Edit), “Monster X Appears” (M29 Add) and many others. I was never a huge fan of this score in particular, yet many of these themes from the expanded selection made their way onto my iPod, making this without a doubt one of the best things about the six boxes.

    Least Favorite Two Aspects of the Perfect Collection

    Robert Storch
    Audio Quality – Without a doubt, my least favorite aspect of the entire Godzilla Perfect Collection is the overall mixed sound quality. I am not sure what Toho Music’s remastering methods are, but it appears that their way of doing it has somehow “normalized” the sound quality on their CDs. In other words, these so-called “Perfect CDs” now sound noticeably flatter (or a little dull) compared with all of the past releases from Toshiba-EMI, VAP, King Records, Kitty Records, and all the rest. Now, this will be more apparent for buyers who own the earlier CDs, and perhaps not so detectible for people who are purchasing these soundtracks for the first time, but there is a difference for those curious. It’s almost as if the score tracks (and all of the stereo vocal songs for that matter) were put through a program or a filter of some kind? Bottom line – I cannot recall ever hearing “remasters” that sound quite like this from any other record company. Now, fortunately, there are a couple of exceptions throughout the boxed sets where the soundtracks do sound nicely “restored” and the normalizing isn’t as apparent, such as Godzilla (G-001), The Return of Godzilla (G-016) and the stereo Biollante CD, but overall, most of the Showa scores do not sound as clear as they should, especially Invasion of Astro-Monster (G-006) and Destroy All Monsters (G-009). The Heisei soundtracks aren’t as sharp as their earlier Futureland and Kitty Records CDs either. Concerning the Millennium scores, as mentioned in Anthony’s review of Box 6, all of those CDs don’t measure up audio-wise with their previous CD releases. Also, if I had to single out the worst (or most disappointing) sounding track from the whole collection, it would probably be Track 1 from the Invasion of Astro-Monster CD (the main title march), as it sounds extremely soft and flat compared with the rest of that CD. Now, as mentioned above, not even the stereo record songs which are scattered throughout the collection could escape getting dulled down either, as they have now lost their clarity. When directly compared with their Toshiba and Kitty Records releases, as well as the remastered Godzilla Song Book (VPCD-81381), it’s pretty obvious that the songs on the Perfect Collection simply don’t sound the same. One of the worst examples here would probably be “Echoes of Love” from Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (G-021), while some of the songs found on the Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II (G-020) soundtrack (as well as the GODZILLA 1998 David Arnold theme) sound much worse than their past CDs and CD singles. Unfortunately, the audio problems don’t stop there either, as the LP replica bonus discs also suffer from extremely disappointing sound quality.

    LP Replica Bonus Discs – Where to begin? First, couldn’t Toho come up with some better choices for the bonus CDs in the first three boxed sets (the three Makoto Inoue Godzilla Legend LPs come to mind)? While I initially liked Toho’s idea of miniaturizing the original “LP artwork” for each bonus CD, as it turned out, it was the sound quality that ultimately left me disappointed with all of them. Not only did Toho Music replicate the original artwork, but they also made a questionable decision to duplicate and preserve the “original LP listening experience” as well. Now, on the one hand, Toho Music decided to release Godzilla soundtracks that have been remastered of course, but on the other hand, they chose to include bonus CDs that wouldn’t sound on par with them. To be honest, I doubt that better master tapes even exist for the LPs that were chosen, but even so, while I can appreciate the nostalgia of replicating the packaging, this doesn’t mean that I want my bonus CDs to sound inferior or like an old LP. While some of them do sound OK, such as Godzilla 3(GX-3) and the two bonus discs from the fourth box, others, such as Ostinato (GX-7) and An Evening of Special Effects Film Music(GX-6) from Box 5 do not. What makes this almost a travesty, is that these two particular albums had already been released on CD before in the 80’s and 90’s with terrific sound quality, but because these versions are replica’s of their original LPs (not the CD pressings), Toho Music deliberately tried to adjust the audio on both of them (or mastered them from an inferior LP source), and the result turned out to be a huge disappointment as far as I’m concerned, with each CD sounding a bit too flat, dull and equalized when compared to their original King Records CDs. I’d even guess that the original LPs themselves sound much better than what’s found here. In any case, while it is still nice and nostalgic to get some of these original 70’s LPs on the CD format for the first time, like Godzilla 2 (GX-2) and Godzilla 3 (GX-3), I do not think that it was a smart idea on Toho’s part to try and take that nostalgia and apply it to the sound quality. In hindsight, it would have been better if Toho Music scrapped this “LP replica” idea altogether and simply picked different bonus CDs which could have benefited from state-of-the-art remastering.

    Matti Keskiivari 
    Akira Ifukube Recording Archives – I have to say, quite sadly, that the bonus DVD, which was given if you’d ordered all six box sets, left me a bit disappointed. To start off, the first segment, which was recorded at the first-ever performance of Symphonic Fantasia, isn’t exactly what you’d hope to see. Sure, it is fascinating to see old footage of the maestro himself, and Akihiko Hirata, Tomoyuki Tanakaand Ishiro Honda, but unfortunately the segment tends to focus on the speeches they give about Ifukube. That leaves us with very little of the actual music performance. In fact, only the first minute or so of the “No. 1” part is shown. It would’ve been nice to actually see more of the performance. Also, the video and audio quality on the segment leaves a lot to be desired. The fourth and last segment on the DVD, the recording session of Godzilla vs. Destoroyah, is another letdown. It only runs for about two minutes, so basically it’s just one cue being conducted by Ifukube. Again, it would’ve been interesting to see more of the session. I also find it odd that Toho Music didn’t, for some reason, add more segments than the four we got. For example, I know that footage from the recording session of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) does exist and can be found on the older German DVD of the movie, released by Marketing Film.

    Repeating Content – Like Anthony and Robert, I have some problems with the LP reissue discs. Now, generally I don’t mind their inclusion at all, even if they are compilations of tracks that are already on the soundtracks. For instance, it’s intriguing to hear sound effects being integrated into some of the cues, like the helicopter and the SOS signal on the “Sea Hawks S.O.S.” track of the first bonus disc, Godzilla (GX-1). The main problem I have with these discs concerns the “movie songs”, since I don’t care that much about most of them. For me, it’s enough that they’re included on their respective movie soundtracks, like “Godzilla and Jet Jaguar Punch-Punch-Punch” on Godzilla vs. Megalon (G-013), but do we really need to hear them again? The aforementioned song and a couple of others are heard on both Godzilla 3 (GX-3) of box 3 and King of the Monsters: Godzilla (GX-4) of box 4. It would really be a nuisance, if it weren’t for the extra songs on those discs.

    Anthony Romero
    “Movie Created Tracks” – These are the cues that were ripped directly from film sources, with the most glaring example being the mono score for the Godzilla vs. Biollante (G-017) release. When done well, they mixed in with okay results and added a bit of extra content. When done poorly, they either had awkward volume levels that dropped and raised while being played, such as with Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (G-025), or had faint dialogue that could be picked up if one listened to the track close enough, as is the case with Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (G-027). The worst example, though, was the Biollante material, which not only had the faint dialogue but also reduced a stereo score to mono. Overall, this felt like something I would see from a fan bootleg than a major record label, and Toho Music easily could have spent more time in editing the original source material themselves rather than going the quick and cheap route of ripping it from film sources with these problems.

    LP Replicas – If someone has read any of my reviews, then my distaste for these LP replica bonus discs is probably well known. First off, the allure of LPs and traditional records is the format itself. Trying to repackage that for CD, if the content itself isn’t new, is largely a waste of time. Toho Music’s methods for doing so make this even worse. I’m not sure how they created these LP replicas exactly, but many of these seem to share the problems of the LP format… and the CD format. One gets the soft and muffled type of quality one associates with an LP to CD transfer, while at the same time its taking an analog format to digitial, meaning details are naturally lost. The lacking audio quality on these, along with all of the great stuff that could have been included instead like a complete score to Godzilla Island (1997) or any of the more recent video game soundtracks, make this a very large sore spot on the sets as a whole. I feel like I have tread this path a lot with my individual reviews, so I don’t want to repeat myself too much, but to reiterate: the idea of LP replicas that focus on compilations for material that is already present in these sets is worthless, especially given that the audio quality is notably worse on those compilations.

    Favorite Box Set

    Robert Storch
    Box 4 (GB4)
    My favorite box would have to be Box 4, as I simply like almost everything about it. This was the first box to present color artwork for the CDs, while it also contained 9 discs. However, it was the overall sound quality and all of the previously unreleased music which really sold me on this box. The Return of Godzilla (G-016) and the Stereo CD for Godzilla vs. Biollante (G-017) in particular sound superior compared with their earlier Toshiba-EMI and King Records CDs. The real treat for me though, are a couple of rare tracks that are finally making their CD debut on Box 4, such as the original The Return of Godzilla ending credits vocal song (which is sung by The Star Sisters), and all of those unreleased songs and themes from The Return of Godzilla that can be found on disc 2 of the Godzilla vs. Mothra (G-019) CD. Of course, one of the biggest highlights from the fourth box is the inclusion of the Godzilla vs. Biollante double disc soundtrack, which instantly became my favorite Biollante CD. The stereo disc actually has a spatial ambience which is not found on either of the two earlier Futureland CDs, and it also contains a couple of treats, like the “Bio Wars” theme without the lead guitar and the three full-length Ostinato tracks. The 1993 Futureland CD only contained two Ostinato themes and one of them was even edited. Also, for those who happen to own Box 5, just listen to how great the Ostinato tracks sound on this Biollante CD, compared with those same tracks on the bonus CD…what a difference. Speaking of bonus CDs, the two that are found in Box 4 are pretty rare and interesting, making them nice to have, although there’s not a lot of music on them. My only real complaint with this set is the second CD from Biollante, the mono disc, but because the stereo disc sounds so amazing and includes a few rare tracks too, it’s not the problem one would think. Still, Toho Music does deserve some bashing for including a mono Biollante disc, which again proves just how “unpredictable” Toho can be when it comes to these boxed sets. Overall though, I can highly recommend Box 4…it’s a winner!

    Matti Keskiivari 
    Box 3 (GB3)
    For me, boxes 3 and 6 (GB6) rank as the highest, most well done releases in the Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection. However, if I had to choose one over the other, my number one favorite would probably be the third box in the series. Yes, it does have two of the worst Godzilla soundtracks, both by Riichiro Manabe, but one can’t deny the fact that Toho Music did a commendable job in remastering those two, and the rest of the box’s soundtracks also feature a better sound while adding a lot of extra content. Also, while I did complain about the Godzilla 3 (GX-3) disc a bit, I like many of the extra songs on it, like “Monster Christmas” and “Godzilla Folk Song”. However, the primary reason why this box is my favorite would be the soundtrack of Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (G-014). The film has always been my favorite Godzilla movie, and I like Masaru Sato‘s music in it along with the stellar treatment it got for this line that added content and improved the audio quality through remastering it. So when I got the third Perfect Collection box, I was glad to finally own the soundtrack of that 1974 movie in its best form.

    Anthony Romero
    Box 4 (GB4)
    The fourth box in this series was a clear favorite for me. It had a great selection of music, as it’s hard to go wrong with the 1980’s scores and Akira Ifukube, and felt like it was the most well rounded package. This was also the debut of the nine disc treatment, which is something that Toho Music should have started earlier. The music has also been nicely expanded for The Return of Godzilla (G-016), Godzilla vs. Biollante (G-017) and Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (G-018). The Godzilla vs. Mothra(G-019) release loses out a bit when compared to the previous two disc set from Toshiba EMI (TYCY-5267/8) in terms of coverage of the movie’s score, but at the same time provides some unique content that make it a very worthwhile addition to any fan’s collection and a great companion piece to the Toshiba EMI set. What really draws me to to the fourth box, though, is that it’s great for both old and new collectors. I actually like the LP material in this set as well, as its unique and in some cases very rare. After a less than stellar sales performance of the first three sets, which were all limited to 1,954 units each and none were close to selling out, this box was delayed and Toho Music really stepped up their game to deliver something worth the asking price. Overall, this box gives the feeling that they really went the extra mile in collecting some of this material and makes this a set for both casuals and diehards alike.

    Least Favorite Box Set

    Robert Storch
    Box 5 (GB5)
    After carefully considering everything, I would have to say that Box 5 is probably the set that I was most upset with. While I’m not crazy about Box 2 either, I believe that the disappointing audio quality is what really brings Box 5 down. Please remember that I am speaking from the viewpoint of someone who owns the original CDs (which sound better), but if someone doesn’t have them, they still shouldn’t hesitate to get this box, as it does contain a lot of great and essential music by Akira Ifukube and Takayuki Hattori, but just don’t expect superior sound quality. For example, Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (G-021) in particular sounds a bit soft to me and the “Echoes of Love” vocal song just doesn’t sound good either. However, the biggest reason why this box probably deserves to be the worst one is simply because of the botched audio on the Ostinato (GX-7) and An Evening of Special Effects Film Music (GX-6) bonus CDs. I mean, we finally get two important bonus discs that a lot of people were hoping Toho Music would include in one of the boxes, but unfortunately, for those people who really care about audio quality, these are going to collect a lot of dust. Other issues are the fact that Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II and Godzilla vs. Destoroyah sound much better and sharper on their original Toshiba-EMI Futureland 2-CD sets, while those earlier CDs also boast better presentations of their scores too. In addition, the Godzilla Singles Collection found on disc 2 of the Godzilla vs. MechaGodzilla II (G-020) set doesn’t sound as good as what was originally released on those Futureland, Sony or Polygram CD singles either, as almost every song suffers from being too “normalized” and a bit soft.

    Matti Keskiivari 
    Box 2 (GB2)
    If I had to choose between the six boxes within the 50th Anniversary Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, my least favorite is definitely the second box that was released close after the first box in 2004. My main reason for this is that, out of all the sets, this one had overall the least improved sound. As I mentioned earlier with Invasion of Astro-Monster (G-006) and Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (G-007), some of these soundtracks lost out in terms of the audio quality that was already present on past CD releases. The only notable exception is All Monsters Attack (G-010), which has a great audio presentation, but that still doesn’t add a whole lot of value to this set.

    Anthony Romero
    Box 2 (GB2)
    Of the six boxes released in this line, the second always struck me as Toho Music’s weakest effort. It’s marked with largely unimproved audio, with Invasion of Astro-Monster (G-006) being on the weak side and All Monsters Attack (G-010) being one of the few here that benefited from the remastering. Lacking audio quality aside, the discs are relatively light on new content, having very little to offer over their previous releases on CD in the 1990’s. The bonus disc from this box, Godzilla 2 (GX-2), is also another lackluster compilation LP replica, containing content already found in the first three boxes and with rather poor audio quality. This box, by over an hour, also has the least amount of music of the six boxes released. Overall, this one is simply the hardest to merit from a price perspective, both to new and old collectors.

    Overall Thoughts

    Robert Storch
    Conclusion: The real question is, should you buy the 50th Anniversary Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection? Well, after a careful analysis I would have to say, yes, as these Godzilla soundtracks are probably the best ones we are going to get for some time, but this really isn’t a “Perfect” collection either, as was touted by the company. While Toho Music has proven that they can release CDs and boxed sets with exceptional packaging, they have not yet demonstrated that they can be reliable when it comes to remastering this music as, unfortunately, it has been “hit and miss” with them (their recent Battle in Outer Space CD was a definite “miss” in terms of sound quality as well). The problem is that Toho Music lacks the experience of a major record company, and is in all likelihood just a very small department. In many ways, they more closely resemble an “indie label”, which has both benefits and disadvantages for consumers. Some benefits: the generous amount of extra tracks and attention to detail regarding the artwork and packaging. Some disadvantages: audio quality is arguably not as state-of-the-art as it should be, and some of their questionable decision making has forever impacted these sets. In hindsight, should Toho Music have even sold these Godzilla soundtracks in six separate, very expensive boxed sets? While this boxed set format seems to have worked out well enough for the Akira Kurosawa soundtracks (which were only three boxes), I don’t think that coming up with a six boxed set format was necessarily the best way to reissue 28 Godzilla soundtracks, as in the end, it took Toho Music 6 years to release them all, as they kept falling further and further behind schedule. In closing, if you are someone who owns a few or all of the Godzilla Toshiba-EMI CDs from the 1990s, then I would still recommend holding on to those for their unique packaging and nice overall sound. However, if you can only afford one collection, then definitely go for the “Perfect” sets, simply because they are the most expanded Godzilla soundtracks currently on CD, and the price per disc is actually very low when you break it all down. As a side note, for people who have purchased all six boxed sets from Arksquare, they will also receive a free Toho Region 2 bonus DVD called Akira Ifukube Recording Archives.

    Matti Keskiivari
    Conclusion:
     I think it’s pretty ironic that back in 2004 Toho Music announced that the Godzilla soundtracks would be released in six box sets, and it took them six years to release them all. In the end, the boxes are great to own, even though there are flaws in each of them. Most of the Heisei soundtracks, for example, don’t have the score as it’s heard in the movie. The older two-disc releases from Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) up till Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) had the complete edited score, so those are still worth getting as companions to these boxes. Of course, these sets are pretty highly priced, so it’s up to every soundtrack enthusiast themselves to decide if they’re worth spending well over 100 dollars for each of them or not. I’d say yes to that question. And now that I finally have all the 50th Anniversary Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection boxes, I’ll be looking forward to the other science fiction soundtracks released by Toho Music.

    Anthony Romero
    Conclusion: The Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection has wowed me, disappointed me, and overall left me satisfied across the six releases. There are things that could have been done a lot better, and should have been for the high price tag. Still, some things Toho Music knocked out of the park across this very large 46 disc series. Although I’m not a huge fan of the “Godzilla face” CD covers, the set is very attractive looking while some of the added content goes beyond what many would expect from a normal soundtrack release and the attention to detail is very impressive. Now while I do wish some things had been handled with more professionalism, I still find the Perfect Collection to be a great entry point for new soundtrack collectors and a good way for “old timers” to pick up some scores they might have missed while also getting extra content for those they already have. If I had to give the entire series, from disc one to disc forty six, a grade… it would probably be a straight B. It falls very short of the “perfect” moniker the series touts, but is still very much worth owning for more dedicated soundtrack enthusiasts and I’m glad to have many of them in my own collection.

    General // December 31, 2010
  • When it comes to soundtracks, I’m a fanatic. Both collecting, listening… and then storing. My mode of operation is to take most of the music I collect and then dump it onto my computer and eventually move my favorite tracks to my iPod.

    This leads to the Perfect Collection release of Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (G-021), which frankly speaking had one of the worst track title jobs Toho Music has done to date. In order to help people out in a similar situation, I have decided to create a better track listing for the two CDs. The basis for this is largely from the Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla Complete Tracks (KTCR-1301/2) release; consequently, this is nothing too creative and most anyone could have done it on there own… but consider this a way of cutting out “the middle man” for those who just want the list without having to create it themselves. As an added bonus, any track with a * means it was extended compared with what was found on the Complete Tracks CD or new.As a result of my habit, I’m very picky about track titles. I want them to be representative and unique. My favorite method of playing these tracks on my computer is to play them all from a giant play list, which is close to 400 hours of music, and just press shuffle. So if “M8” comes up as a track title, one can understand that it would be a little grating.

    Anyway, let’s get this started. Below is a recreated track listing for Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla (G-021):

    Disc 1Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla

    1. Prologue (M1 First Half)
    2. Main Title (M1 Second Half)
    3. Birth Island I (M3)
    4. Little Godzilla (M6)
    5. Birth Island II (M7)
    6. The Giant Claws of the Devil (M8)
    7. Yuki’s Theme (M11)
    8. SpaceGodzilla Approaches (M12)*
    9. Moguera Mobilized (54 Second Version)
    10. Miki and Little Godzilla (M15)
    11. Mischievous Little Godzilla (M16)*
    12. Suspense (Normal)*
    13. Miki and Godzilla I (M19)*
    14. Human Suspense*
    15. SpaceGodzilla’s Theme
    16. Miki and Godzilla II (M23)
    17. Miki and Shinjo (M24)*
    18. The Two on the Beach (M25)*
    19. Miki is Kidnapped (M25A)
    20. SpaceGodzilla (Tempo Up)*
    21. Miki’s Telekinesis (M28)*
    22. G-Force Theme (M31)*
    23. Godzilla’s Theme (Normal)*
    24. Suspense (Tempo Down)*
    25. Godzilla’s Theme (Slower Tempo)*
    26. SpaceGodzilla’s Frenzy
    27. Moguera Minor*
    28. Requiem (M51)*
    29. Epilogue (M52)*
      By: Isao Shigeto
    30. Echoes of Love (M53)*
      By: Date of Birth

    Disc 2

    1. Godzilla’s Theme (10/28 Revision)*
    2. Godzilla’s Theme (Without Snare)
    3. SpaceGodzilla’s Theme (10/28 Revision)*
    4. SpaceGodzilla (Normal Brass Rising)*
    5. SpaceGodzilla (C-Start Brass Rising)*
    6. SpaceGodzilla (Horn in Front of C2)*
    7. M1 Second Half (10/28 Revision)*
    8. SpaceGodzilla Approaches (10/28 Revision)*
    9. SpaceGodzilla’s Psychokinesis
    10. Moguera Mobilized (42 Second Version)*
    11. Little Godzilla (Alternate)*
    12. Birth Island I (Without Shaker)*
    13. Birth Island I (Short Version)*
    14. Birth Island II (Long Fade)*
    15. Birth Island III*
    16. Crystal (M5)
    17. Crystal (M5 Without Horns)*
    18. The Giant Claws of the Devil (M8 Brass Rising)*
    19. Suspense (10/28 Revision)*
    20. Yuki’s Theme (Without Percussion)
    21. Epilogue (M52 Piano Raising Version)*
      By: Isao Shigeto Music for Assemble Edit
    22. Prologue (M1 First Half)
    23. Main Title (M1 Second Half)
    24. Miki and Mothra (M2)
      By: Sayaka Osawa and Keiko Imamura
    25. Radio Music*
      By: Katsu
    26. Miki and the Cosmos I (M9)
      By: Akira Ifukube
    27. Moguera Mobilized (M14)
    28. Godzilla Appears (M17)
      By: Akira Ifukube
    29. T-Project Initiated (M18)
    30. Space Warfare: Moguera vs. SpaceGodzilla (M20)*
    31. Miki and the Cosmos II
      By: Akira Ifukube
    32. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla I (M41A)*
    33. Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla II (M42)
    34. Land Moguera Burrows (M44)
    35. Moguera vs. SpaceGodzilla (M44A)
    36. Epilogue (M52 Alternate)
      By: Isao Shigeto
    37. Echoes of Love (M53 Alternate)*
      By: Date of Birth
    General // September 2, 2010