Akira Ifukube

Godzilla vs Mothra: The Battle for Earth (Colored)

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Release Date: 02/18/2023
Format: 2 X LP
Label: Mondo, Death Waltz Recording Co. - DW227
Release type: Eco Colored Double Vinyl LP Pressing

The Big G is back, but has Godzilla bitten off more than it can chew? 1992's GODZILLA VS MOTHRA is a triple threat treasure, with Godzilla battling the legendary Mothra and its dark doppelganger Battra, unleashed by a meteorite and is intent on destroying Mothra and, subsequently, the world. Throw in a rogue archaeologist, his ex-wife, and a multinational company exploiting the minute Mothra Cosmos twins, and you have a thrilling kaiju adventure with a stunning score by the original Godzilla composer, the brilliant Akira Ifukube. GODZILLA VS MOTHRA is undoubtedly one of Ifukube's most outstanding scores, bringing together the traditional booming brass and bass that accompanies Godzilla and Battra with a more ethereal sensibility for Mothra and her mission to save the Earth. Godzilla's theme is stomping in the foreground, and Battra gets similar material with a gigantic doom-laden motif for his destructive power. But the "Sacred Springs" theme for Mothra is a match for any of them, with Ifukube using it in minor and major modes, with a gorgeous rendition with a female chorus at the climax of the score, illustrating once again that when it comes to the music of Godzilla, Akira Ifukube is the master. Charlie Brigden
  1. The Giant Meteorite Draws Near
  2. Main Title
  3. The Ruins of the Ayutthaya Dynasty
  4. The Golden Statue of Buddha
  5. The Temple Collapses
  6. The Iceberg Disaster
  7. Infant Island
  8. The Suspension Bridge Falls
  9. Midori's Letter
  10. The Mural in the Cave
  11. Discovery of the Giant Egg
  12. The Legend of the Cosmos
  13. The Larval Battra Appears
  14. The Giant Egg in Tow
  15. Battra Attacks Nagoya
  16. Battra vs. the Self-Defense Forces
  17. Godzilla Appears
  18. The Larval Mothra's Birth
  19. The Hotel in Manila
  20. Mothra Crosses the Sea
  21. Mothra's Landing
  22. Mothra and the Cosmos
  23. The Cocoon on the National Diet Building
  24. Godzilla from the Fuji Volcano
  25. The Appearance of Imago Mothra
  26. Imago Battra Emerges
  27. Godzilla vs. the Self-Defense Forces
  28. The Luminous Fairies
  29. Mothra vs. Godzilla
  30. The Ocean Halo
  31. Mothra Heads into Outer Space
  32. Rolling Title – Ending

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