Friday, February 4, 2022

Mothra vs. Godzilla 2xLP - From Godzilla: The Showa Era Soundtracks, 1954-1975 Box Set


Waxwork (2021) 

For the next several Fridays I'll be writing about an LP from the fantastic Godzilla Show Era soundtrack box set. Godzilla was such an important part of my childhood and the music was such a vital piece of that puzzle. Thrilled to finally have these on vinyl.

The fourth Godzilla movie of the Showa era was Mothra vs. Godzilla.  This was another one that I loved as a kid and man it sure holds up well.  It also has my absolute favorite Godzilla suit of the series.  My wife actually bought me a statue of it back when we first started dating.  The fact that she not only didn't mind that I liked Godzilla but also managed to zero in on the specific suit I liked the best still astounds me all of these years later.

I had the VHS of this one as a kid and played it pretty often.  I love the general pace of the movie and the battle Godzilla has with Mothra both in her full adult form, but also against the two larvae.  Great stuff.  The soundtrack is also top notch with Akira Ifukube once again at the helm.  There are passages of this soundtrack that are so iconic and would reappear in other movies over the years.

The LP in this box set is another home run.  It sounds outstanding, just like the rest of the albums in the set and I love the artwork.  As I go through the other albums over the next few weeks, things might get a little repetitive as the quality of this box set is so wonderful and I am forever grateful that Waxwork took a chance and not only released this, but obviously put so much effort into it.

Mothra vs. Godzilla - "Main Title Theme":

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