DISCOGRAPHY - FILM SOUNDTRACKS

This page lists individual CD releases of Ifukube's film soundtracks.  The entries are arranged chronologically by  film release date.  Films are identified by U.S. title first, followed by the original Japanese title and its literal English translation.

Thanks to Sam Scali for research, information and scans.  Special acknowledgements to Larry Tuczynski at www.godzillamonstermusic.com for providing links to his review pages.



"GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS!"
Japanese Title:  Gojira  ("Godzilla")
Toho Co., Ltd., released November 3rd, 1954


GODZILLA  (GODZILLA GREAT COLLECTION VOLUME 1)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5345), released 12/22/93  (Mono)

 

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1954 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.  Includes an isolated sound effects track of the monster's roar and footsteps, which were also created by Ifukube.

Track Listing and review


GODZILLA 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
La-La Land Records Inc., U.S.A.  (LLLCD-1022), released 8/4/04  (Mono)

Remastered 50th Anniversary release of the complete mono soundtrack.  Bonus tracks include the film version of the "Main Title"  (which features the monster's roars and footsteps) and reconstructed film edits of three other cues.

Track Listing and review


GODZILLA  (GODZILLA PERFECT COLLECTION:  BOX 1, CD 1)
Toho Music Corporation, Japan (G-001), released 9/20/04 (Mono)

Remastered 50th Anniversary release of the complete mono soundtrack.  Bonus tracks include the film version of the "Main Title"  (which features the monster's roars and footsteps) as well as source music cues.  Available only as part of a 7-disc boxed set  (the first of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The GODZILLA soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 1"  (Toshiba / Futureland, 1987, reissued in 1992), as well as the single disc collection, "GODZILLA + RODAN"  (Toshiba/Futureland, 2001).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"RODAN! THE FLYING MONSTER"
Japanese title:  Sora no daikaijû Radon  ("Radon, Giant Monster of the Sky")
Toho Co., Ltd., released December 26th, 1956


RODAN  (TOHO MONSTER MOVIE SELECTIONS VOL. 1)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5498), released 8/7/96  (Mono)

 

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1956 film, including alternate takes, sound effects and the audio track from the original Japanese film trailer.

Track Listing and review


RODAN / YOG, MONSTER FROM SPACE
Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (TSFCD-03~4), released 12/22/10  (Mono)

Remastered 2-CD set featuring the complete mono soundtrack cues from RODAN on Disc 1, including 9 alternate takes.  Disc 2 features Ifukube's complete score to YOG, MONSTER FROM SPACE, including 8 alternate takes and isolated cues.  (See separate entry for YOG further down on this page).

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The RODAN soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 1"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992) and a single disc collection titled "GODZILLA + RODAN"  (Toshiba / Futureland, 2001).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"THE MYSTERIANS"
Japanese title:  Chikyû Bôeigun  ("Earth Defense Force")
Toho Co., Ltd., released December 28th, 1957


THE MYSTERIANS  (TOHO MONSTER MOVIE SELECTIONS VOL. 2)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5499), released 8/7/96  (Mono)

 

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1957 film, including alternate takes, sound effects and the audio track from the original Japanese film trailer.

Track Listing and review


THE MYSTERIANS / BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE
Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (TSFCD-05~6), released 7/28/09  (Mono)

Remastered 2-CD set featuring the complete mono soundtrack cues from THE MYSTERIANS on Disc 1, including 19 alternate takes.  Disc 2 features Ifukube's complete score to BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE, plus 8 alternate takes  (See separate entry for BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE further down on this page).

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The MYSTERIANS soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 1"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE"
Japanese title:  Daikaijû Baran  ("Giant Monster Varan")
Toho Co., Ltd., released October 14th, 1958


VARAN THE UNBELIEVABLE  (TOHO MONSTER MOVIE SELECTIONS VOL. 3)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5500), released 11/7/96  (Mono)

 

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1958 film.  Bonus tracks include alternate takes, sound effects and music from the unreleased TV version.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The VARAN soundtrack also appears on a 2-CD set titled "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 2"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"THE THREE TREASURES"
Japanese title:  Nihon Tanjô ("The Birth of Japan")
Toho Co., Ltd., released November 1st, 1959


THE THREE TREASURES
Toho Music Corporation, Japan   (TSFCD-11-1~2), released 11/1/09   (Mono)

 

2-CD set featuring the complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1959 film, including a selection of alternate takes.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The THREE TREASURES soundtrack also appears on a 2-CD set titled "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 8"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE"
Japanese title:  Uchû Daisensô   ("The Great Space War")
Toho Co., Ltd., released December 26th, 1959


BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE  (TOHO MONSTER MOVIE SELECTIONS VOL. 4)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan   (TYCY-5501), released 11/7/96   (Mono)

 

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1959 film, including alternate takes, sound effects and the audio track from the original Japanese film trailer.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 7"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992 - See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details), and as part of a remastered 2-disc set paired with THE MYSTERIANS  (Toho Music Corporation, 2009 - see THE MYSTERIANS entry above).




"DAREDEVIL IN THE CASTLE"
Japanese title:  Ôsaka-jô Monogatari   ("The Tale of Osaka Castle")
Toho Co., Ltd., released January 3rd, 1961


THE TALE OF OSAKA CASTLE  
Toho Music Corporation, Japan   (TMSA-0001), released 3/17/08   (Mono)

 

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1961 film, plus select bonus tracks from YAGYU SECRET SCROLLS  (1957), YAGYU SECRET SCROLLS, PART II  (1958) and SAMURAI SAGA   (1959).

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The DAREDEVIL IN THE CASTLE soundtrack also appears on a 2-CD set titled "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO-DAIEI SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC"  Toshiba / Futureland, 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"KING KONG VS. GODZILLA"
Japanese Title:  Kingu Kongu Tai Gojira
Toho Co., Ltd., released August 11th, 1962


KING KONG VS. GODZILLA  (GODZILLA GREAT COLLECTION VOLUME 3)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5347), released 12/22/93  (Mono)

 

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1962 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.  Bonus tracks include select alternate takes and source music.

Track Listing and review


KING KONG VS. GODZILLA  (GODZILLA PERFECT COLLECTION: BOX 1, CD 3~4)
Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-003~1/G003~2), released 9/20/04  (Mono/Stereo)

Remastered 50th Anniversary 2-CD set of the complete soundtrack from KING KONG VS. GODZILLA.  Disc 1 features the raw mono cues, while Disc 2 presents the Perspecta stereo mix of the score as edited for the film.  Bonus tracks include select alternate takes and source music.  Available only as part of a 7-disc boxed set  (the first of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

Track Listing and review


KING KONG VS. GODZILLA
La-La Land Records Inc., U.S.A.  (LLLCD-1041), released 1/17/06  (Stereo)

Remastered U.S. release of the complete score of the 1962 film, derived from the Perspecta stereo film mix.  Bonus tracks include the original mono mix of the "Main Title", as well as an a capella version of the title theme, performed by the Bukimisha Weird Secret Society at Akira Ifukube's 90th Birthday Concert in 2004.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The mono version of the KING KONG VS. GODZILLA soundtrack also appears on a 2-CD set titled "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 2"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992), while the stereo mix is featured on "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO-DAIEI SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC" (1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"THE LITTLE PRINCE AND THE EIGHT-HEADED DRAGON"
Japanese title:  Wanpaku Ôji no Orochi Taiji  ("The Naughty Prince's Orochi Slaying")
Toei Animation Co., Ltd., released March 24th, 1963


THE LITTLE PRINCE AND THE EIGHT-HEADED DRAGON  (TOEI ANIMATION, VOLUME 4)
Nippon Columbia Co. Ltd.  (COCC-13504), released 11/21/96  (Mono)

 

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1963 animated film.  Available only as part of a deluxe 10-disc boxed set of TOEI ANIMATION soundtracks.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The LITTLE PRINCE soundtrack also appears  (with an additional 18 bonus tracks) on the 2-CD set "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: TOEI-DOGA SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1988, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"ATRAGON"
Japanese title:  Kaitei Gunkan  ("Undersea Warship")
Toho Co., Ltd., released December 22nd, 1963


ATRAGON  (Toho Monster Movie Selections, Volume 5)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5502), released 11/7/96  (Mono)

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1963 film, including alternate takes, sound effects and the audio track from the original Japanese film trailer.

Track Listing and review


ATRAGON / MATANGO
Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (TSFCD-09~10), released 7/11/12  (Mono)

Remastered 2-CD set featuring the complete mono soundtrack cues from ATRAGON on Disc 1, including 13 alternate takes  (Disc 2 features the complete score to MATANGO, composed by Sadao Bekku).

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The ATRAGON soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 4"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"GODZILLA VS. THE THING"
Japanese Title:  Mosura tai Gojira  ("Mothra vs. Godzilla")
Toho Co., Ltd., released April 29th, 1964


GODZILLA VS. THE THING  (Godzilla Great Collection, Volume 4)

Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5348), released 12/22/93  (Mono)

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1964 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.  Bonus tracks include source music and isolated vocal versions of the score's songs.

Track Listing and review


GODZILLA VS. THE THING  (Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, Box 1 / Disc 5)

Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-004), released 9/20/04  (Mono)

Remastered 50th Anniversary release of the complete mono soundtrack cues.  Bonus tracks include select alternate takes and isolated vocal versions of the score's songs.  Available only as part of a 7-disc boxed set  (the first of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The GODZILLA VS. THE THING soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 3"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"DAGORA, THE SPACE MONSTER"
Japanese title:  Uchû Daikaijû Dogora  ("Giant Space Monster Dogora")
Toho Co., Ltd., released August 11th, 1964


DAGORA, THE SPACE MONSTER  (Toho Monster Movie Selections, Volume 6)

Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5503), released 11/7/96  (Mono)

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1964 film.  Bonus tracks include alternate takes, sound effects and the audio track from the original Japanese film trailer, as well as 14 additional alternate takes from Ifukube's first seven Godzilla scores.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The DAGORA soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 3"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"GHIDRAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER"
Japanese Title:  San Daikaijû: Chikyû Saidai no Kessen  ("Three Giant Monsters: Earth's Greatest Battle")
Toho Co., Ltd., released December 20th, 1964


GHIDRAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER  (Godzilla Great Collection, Volume 5)

Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5349), released 12/22/93  (Mono)

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1964 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.  Bonus tracks include source music and song variations.

Track Listing and review


GHIDRAH, THE THREE-HEADED MONSTER  (Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, Box 1 / Disc 6)
Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-005), released 9/20/04  (Mono)

Remastered 50th Anniversary release of the complete mono soundtrack cues.  Bonus tracks include select alternate takes and song variations.  Available only as part of a 7-disc boxed set  (the first of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The GHIDRAH soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 5"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD"
Japanese title:  Furankenshutain Tai Chitei Kaijû Baragon  ("Frankenstein vs. Subterranean Monster Baragon")
Toho Co., Ltd., released August 8th, 1965


FRANKENSTEIN CONQUERS THE WORLD  (Toho Monster Movie Selections, Volume 7)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5504), released 3/12/97  (Mono)

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1965 film.  Bonus tracks include alternate takes, sound effects and the audio track from the original Japanese film trailer, as well as additional cues used in the U.S. version.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The FRANKENSTEIN soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 6"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"MONSTER ZERO"  (a.k.a, "Invasion of the Astro Monster")
Japanese Title:  Kaijû Daisensô   ("The Great Monster War")
Toho Co., Ltd., released December 19th, 1965


MONSTER ZERO  (Godzilla Great Collection, Volume 6)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5350), released 12/22/93  (Mono)

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1965 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.  Includes three bonus tracks of source music.

Track Listing and review


MONSTER ZERO  (Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, Box 2 / Disc 1)
Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-006), released 12/24/04  (Mono)

Remastered 50th Anniversary release of the complete mono soundtrack cues.  Bonus tracks include one alternate take and nine source music cues.  Available only as part of a 6-disc boxed set  (the second of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The MONSTER ZERO soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 5"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS"
Japanese title:  Furankenshutain no Kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira  ("Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda vs. Gaira")
Toho Co., Ltd., released July 31st, 1966


WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS  (Toho Monster Movie Selections, Volume 8)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5505), released 3/12/97  (Mono)

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1966 film.  Bonus tracks include alternate takes, sound effects and the audio track from the original Japanese film trailer.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 6"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"KING KONG ESCAPES"
Japanese title:  Kingu Kongu no Gyakushû   ("King Kong's Counterattack")
Toho Co., Ltd., released July 22nd, 1967


KING KONG ESCAPES  (Toho Monster Movie Selections, Volume 10)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5507), released 4/28/97  (Mono)

Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1967 film. Bonus tracks include alternate takes, sound effects and the audio track from the original Japanese film trailer.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The KING KONG ESCAPES soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 4"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"DESTROY ALL MONSTERS"
Japanese Title:  Kaijû Sôshingeki  ("Charge of the Monsters")
Toho Co., Ltd., released August 1st, 1968


DESTROY ALL MONSTERS  (Godzilla Great Collection, Volume 9)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5353), released 12/22/93  (Mono)


Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1968 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.

Track Listing and review


DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
ADV Music, U.S.A.  (CD / 004), released 10/28/03  (Mono)

First U.S. release of the complete mono soundtrack.  The CD was later included as a bonus disc with ADV Films' 2004 "50th Anniversary Special Edition" DVD release of the film.

Track Listing and review


DESTROY ALL MONSTERS  (Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, Box 2 / Disc 4)

Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-009), released 12/24/04  (Mono)

Remastered 50th Anniversary release of the complete mono soundtrack cues, including 11 bonus tracks of alternate takes.  Available only as part of a 6-disc boxed set  (the second of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

Track Listing and review


DESTROY ALL MONSTERS
Tokyo Shock / Media Blasters, U.S.A.  (TSCD-1129), released 11/8/11  (Mono)

Second U.S. edition of the complete mono soundtrack, released as a tie-in with Media Blasters' 2011 DVD / Blu-ray edition of the film.  The track listing is identical to the earlier Futureland and ADV Music editions.


Additional Notes:  The DESTROY ALL MONSTERS soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 5"  (Toshiba / Futureland, 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"LATITUDE ZERO"
Japanese title:  Ido zero daisakusen
Toho Co., Ltd., released July 26th, 1969


LATITUDE ZERO  (Toho Monster Movie Selections, Volume 9)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5506), released 4/28/97  (Mono)


Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1966 film.  Bonus tracks include alternate takes, sound effects, the audio track from the original Japanese film trailer and a stereo 45 rpm single track with music and dialogue.

Track Listing and review


LATITUDE ZERO
Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (TSFCD-22-1~2), released 5/26/06  (Mono)


Remastered 2-CD set featuring the complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1969 film, presented in two versions:  Disc 1 features the uncut "International Edition" of the score, plus alternate takes and an "audio drama" 45 rpm stereo single track, while Disc 2 presents edited cues as heard in the Japanese edition.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The LATITUDE ZERO soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 4"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"YOG, MONSTER FROM SPACE"  (a.k.a., "Space Amoeba")
Japanese title:  Gezora Ganime Kameba Kessen! Nankai no Kaijuu
("Gezora, Ganime, Kamoeba:  Decisive Battle! Giant Monsters of the South Seas")
Toho Co., Ltd., released August 1st, 1970


YOG, MONSTER FROM SPACE  (Toho Monster Movie Selections, Volume 11)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5508), released 6/25/97  (Mono)


Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1970 film.  Bonus tracks include alternate takes, sound effects and the audio track from the original Japanese film trailer.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The YOG soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 7"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992)  and the 10-disc TOHO SFX CHAMPION FESTIVAL BOX  (VAP Records, 2001).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details. The soundtrack was also reissued as part of a remastered 2-disc set paired with RODAN  (Toho Music Corporation, 2010 - see RODAN entry above).




"GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND"  (a.k.a., "Godzilla vs. Gigan")
Japanese Title:  Chikyû Kogeki Meirei Gojira tai Gaigan  ("Godzilla vs. Gigan")
Toho Co., Ltd., released March 17th, 1972


GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND  (Godzilla Great Collection, Volume 12)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan (TYCY-5356), released 12/22/93 (Mono)


Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1972 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.  All Ifukube cues consist of stock music from previous Toho films, plus two key themes he composed for EXPO '70's multimedia Mitsubishi exhibit.  Bonus tracks include alternate takes, non-Ifukube vinyl 45 tracks and complete versions of the two EXPO '70 cues.

Track Listing and review


GODZILLA ON MONSTER ISLAND  (Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, Box 3 / Disc 2)

Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-012), released 4/25/05  (Mono)

Remastered 50th Anniversary release of the complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1972 film.  Bonus material includes non-Ifukube vinyl 45 tracks, complete versions of Ifukube's two EXPO '70 cues and an isolated cue from THE BIG BOSS  (1959)  that was recycled for the main title.  Available only as part of a 6-disc boxed set  (the third of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

Track Listing and review




"THE TERROR OF GODZILLA" (a.k.a, "Terror of Mechagodzilla")
Japanese Title:  Mekagojira no Gyakushû   ("Mechagodzilla's Counterattack")
Toho Co., Ltd., released March 15th, 1975


THE TERROR OF GODZILLA  (Godzilla Great Collection, Volume 15)

Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5359), released 12/22/93  (Mono)


Complete mono soundtrack cues from the 1975 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.

Track Listing and review


THE TERROR OF MECHA-GODZILLA  (Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, Box 3 / Disc 5)

Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-015), released 4/25/05  (Mono)

Remastered 50th Anniversary release of the complete mono soundtrack cues plus two alternate takes. Available only as part of a 6-disc boxed set  (the third of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

Track Listing and review


Additional Notes:  The TERROR OF GODZILLA soundtrack also appears on the 2-CD set, "COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS FILM MUSIC VOL. 3"  (Toshiba / Futureland 1987, reissued in 1992), as well as the 10-disc TOHO SFX CHAMPION FESTIVAL BOX  (VAP Records, 2001).  See the SOUNDTRACK COLLECTIONS page for more details.




"DOZOKU NO RANJO"
Cine Saison, released October 12th, 1991


KUSHIRO MARSHLAND / DOZOKU NO RANJO
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5371), released 1/19/94  (Stereo)

Complete stereo soundtrack cues for DOZOKU NO RANJO, a 1991 documentary film about the folk rituals of the Korean Peninsula and the country's ties with Japan, coupled with the 4-track score for KUSHIRO MARSHLAND, a 1993 NHK-TV presentation celebrating the fragile beauty of a national wildlife refuge in Hokkaido.  The CD was withdrawn from release, reportedly for legal reasons, and the KUSHIRO MARSHLAND soundtrack was subsequently reissued as a concert piece on the Fontec label  (see the CONCERT WORKS page for further details).

Track Listing and review


DOZOKU NO RANJO / HAN GEINOU MANDALA
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5473), released 12/20/95  (Stereo)

Reissue of the withdrawn DOZOKU NO RANJO soundtrack  (see entry above), paired with another documentary score composed by Shigeyuki Imai.

Track Listing and review




"GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH"
Japanese Title:  Gojira tai Kingu Gidora
Toho Co., Ltd., released December 14th, 1991


GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH
Bandai Visual / Emotion, Japan  (BCCE-9001R-9002R), released 12/15/91  (Stereo)


2-CD original soundtrack release marking Ifukube's return to the Godzilla series after a 16 year absence.  Disc 1 features the complete stereo soundtrack, while Disc 2 presents an "audio drama" version, including dialogue and sound effects.

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GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH  (Godzilla Great Collection, Volume 18)

Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5362), released 12/22/93  (Stereo)

Complete stereo soundtrack from the 1991 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.  Bonus tracks include five alternate takes.

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GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH  (Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, Box 4 / Disc 4)
Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-018), released 10/20/06  (Stereo)

Remastered release of the complete stereo soundtrack plus 25 alternate takes.  Available only as part of a 9-disc boxed set  (the fourth of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

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"GODZILLA AND MOTHRA: BATTLE FOR EARTH"
Japanese Title:  Gojira tai Mosura  ("Godzilla vs. Mothra")
Toho Co., Ltd., released December 12th, 1992


GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5269), released 12/2/92  (Stereo)


Original stereo soundtrack from the 1992 film, released in two packaging variants:


  • Limited "picture disc" version - no back insert.



  • Standard edition with back insert  (disc has generic Futureland label).


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COMPLETE RECORDINGS:  AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS MUSIC VOL. 9 - GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5267~68), released 12/2/92  (Stereo)

2-CD expanded stereo soundtrack from the 1992 film.  Disc 1 features the uncut recording session cues, including outtakes.  Disc 2 presents the final edited score as it appears in the film, along with alternate song mixes and two pop single tracks.

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GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA  (Godzilla Great Collection, Volume 19)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5363), released 12/22/93  (Stereo)

Complete stereo soundtrack from the 1992 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.

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GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA  (Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, Box 4 / Discs 5 & 6)

Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-019), released 10/20/06  (Stereo)

Remastered and expanded 2-CD release of the complete stereo soundtrack, plus a second disc of bonus tracks.  Disc 1 presents the soundtrack as heard in the film, along with 21 alternate takes and song mixes.  Disc 2 is devoted almost entirely to non-Ifukube vocal music, consisting of song mixes and pop single tracks from 1984-1992.  Available only as part of a 9-disc boxed set  (the fourth of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

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"GODZILLA VS MECHAGODZILLA II"
Japanese Title:  Gojira tai Mekagojira  ("Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla")
Toho Co., Ltd., released December 11th, 1993


GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA  (Godzilla Great Collection, Volume 20)
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5364), released 12/8/93  (Stereo)

Complete stereo soundtrack from the 1993 film, part of a 20-volume set commemorating Godzilla's 40th Anniversary.

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COMPLETE RECORDINGS:  AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS MUSIC VOL. 10 - GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5342~43), released 12/8/93  (Stereo)

2-CD expanded stereo soundtrack from the 1993 film.  Disc 1 features the uncut recording session cues, including outtakes.  Disc 2 presents the final edited score as it appears in the film.

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GODZILLA VS. MECHAGODZILLA  (Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, Box 5 / Discs 1 & 2)
Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-020), released 1/31/08  (Stereo)

Remastered and expanded 2-CD release of the complete stereo soundtrack.  Disc 1 presents the full score, including unused cues and 5 bonus variations.  Disc 2 features 17 alternate takes plus 12 pop single tracks  (mostly non-Ifukube).  Available only as part of a 9-disc boxed set  (the fifth of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

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"GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH"
Japanese Title:  Gojira tai Desutoroia
Toho Co., Ltd., released December 9th, 1995


GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5468), released 12/25/95  (Stereo)

Complete stereo soundtrack from the 1995 film, Ifukube's final motion picture score.

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COMPLETE RECORDINGS: AKIRA IFUKUBE TOHO SPECIAL EFFECTS MUSIC VOL. 11 - GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH
Toshiba EMI LTD. / Futureland, Japan  (TYCY-5369~70), released 12/25/95  (Stereo)

2-CD expanded stereo soundtrack from the 1995 film.  Disc 1 presents the final edited score, including three unused edits.  Disc 2 features the uncut recording session cues, including unused material and alternate takes.

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GODZILLA VS. DESTOROYAH  (Godzilla Soundtrack Perfect Collection, Box 5 / Discs 5 & 6)

Toho Music Corporation, Japan  (G-022), released 1/31/08  (Stereo)

Remastered and expanded 2-CD release of the complete stereo soundtrack.  Disc 1 presents the complete score tracks presented in film order.  Disc 2 features alternate takes, outtakes and edited cues.  Available only as part of a 9-disc boxed set  (the fifth of 6 boxes) commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the film series.  Each box is reportedly limited to 1954 copies.

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