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Monster Mania: Music From The Classic Godzilla Films (1954-1995)
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks
Not the real thing, but 'dazzling' reorchestrations.
Chadwick H. Saxelid | Concord, CA United States | 10/29/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"These selections from the Godzilla films are not the original recordings, but peppy reorchestrations conducted by Randy Miller. Not really my of tea, but those interested in unique variations on Ifukube's compositions might something to like."
A surprisingly good rendition of great Godzilla scores
Mark Rainey | Greensboro, NC USA | 03/25/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I've always been a nut for Akira Ifukube's musical scores, and even some of Masaro Sato's. This album was a surprise to me--new orchestrations of some of the most memorable music from the Toho Godzilla films. The renditions are mostly very true to the originals, with just enough variation to make for something a little new and different. It's nice to hear the decent quality stereophonic recordings since the original Toho soundtracks were recorded in mono. One common misnomer in the credits: the march from MONSTER ZERO is called the DESTROY ALL MONSTERS march. Disappointingly, there are no photographs or other interesting graphics on the package; I assume the producers didn't want to pay the exorbitant licensing fees Toho charges to use Godzilla's image."