Space Monster Dogora
International Title

Music By: Akira Ifukube
Record Label: Toshiba EMI

Running Time: 64:47 Discs: 1
Release: November 1996 CD Number: TYCY-5503
An interesting release from Toshiba, under their "Futureland" brand, is the soundtrack to the 1964 feature Dogora. The music is composed by the famous Akira Ifukube, who admiringly stays away from rehashing his previous themes. The soundtrack boasts a number of nice cues too, such as the memorable "Main Title" and "The Air Corps Begin Their Strike" theme. The score also stands out from other Ifukube soundtracks for its use of the musical saw, giving it a distinct flavor from a lot of his other work. Like other CDs from Toshiba, this disc also features outtakes, sound effects and the audio from the trailer. This disc rounds out its runtime though acting as a compilation, also featuring outtakes from Ifukube's Godzilla scores. Now including this might have seemed like an odd choice for this release, but given that the Dogora content only clocks in at 43 minutes one can at least appreciate that Toshiba felt obligated to give the consumer a little more bang for their buck on this particular title. The selection from the Godzilla films is also noteworthy for not being featured on the earlier "Futureland" Godzilla soundtracks from the company, opting for outtakes that weren't included. However, all of these tracks do appear on Toho's "Perfect Collection" run. One last thing worth noting about this release is the booklet contained within, that goes behind the making of the soundtrack in good detail, along with some information on all of the instruments used in the performance. The booklet also features a small cue list translated into "English", although it uses the Dogola name and features such infamous translations as "Dogola Appears 9shu, Max" so it doesn't end up being all that useful.
- Anthony Romero 
  1. Toho Logo - Man-made Satellite (M1)
  2. Main Title (M2-T2)
  3. Radio BGM I (M3)
  4. Radio BGM II (M4)
  5. The Mysterious Incident at Night (M5)
  6. The Luminous Body on the Safe (M6)
  7. Disaster at the Thermoelectric Plant (M7)
  8. The Burning Decimation of the Coal Truck (M8)
  9. The Luminous Body Appears (M9)
  10. News Headline (M10)
  11. A Shower of Rocks (M11)
  12. Dogora and the Wakato Bridge (M12)
  13. Dogora Annihilated? (M12A)
  14. Dogora Greatly Multiplies (M13)
  15. The Natural Enemy of Dogora (M14-T2)
  16. Counterattack of the Larval Dogora (M16)
  17. The Air Corps Begin Their Strike (M16A-T2)
  18. The Roar of Victory (M17)
  19. Ending (M18)

    Alternate Takes
  20. M2-T1 [Main Title]
  21. M14-T1 [The Natural Enemy of Dogora]
  22. M16A-T1 [The Air Corps Begin Their Strike]
  23. M16A-T2 (Modified Pitch) [The Air Corps Begin Their Strike]

    Sound Effects
  24. Cell and the Imago Dogora
  25. Cell Division
  26. Larval Dogora
  27. "Space Monster Dogora" Trailer

    Godzilla (1954)
  28. MA (Chaos in Shinagawa)

    King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
  29. M8-T1 (Thunder and the Devil)
  30. M26-T1 (The Plan to Rescue Fumiko II)

    Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964)
  31. M1-T1 (Main Title)
  32. M5-T1 (The Little Beauties' Theme)

    Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
  33. M8-T1 (Rodan from Aso)
  34. M18A-T1 (Conversation of the Three Giant Monsters)

    Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
  35. M18-T1 (Leaving Planet X)

    Destroy All Monsters (1968)
  36. M2-T1 (Main Title)
  37. M2-T2 (Main Title)
  38. M2-T3 (Main Title)
  39. M11-T1 (Unknown Metal)

    Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)
  40. M2-T1 (The Dinosaur that Survived)
  41. M23-T1 (Ending)