Greetings, Spy Vibers! I hope you saw my last post about the return of Tiki Oasis. If you are near San Diego, head over to the Luau and soak up the fun! Ok, if your tastes run toward the Atomic-Age allegory of the original Toho Godzilla film series, check out this amazing new box set of soundtrack LPs from Waxwork Records. They've put together a massive collection of G-scores and each film has received not only its own sleeve graphics, but the vinyl itself has a design motif for every movie. It looks backordered at the moment, but put in an order if this is your bag. This is likely the kind of thing that seems too pricey upon release and then quickly goes out of print and out of reach.
From the press release: "Waxwork Records is proud to present GODZILLA: The Showa Era Soundtracks, 1954-1975. Collected for the very first time are all fifteen Godzilla film soundtracks from Japan’s Showa era in a prestigious box set showcasing the groundbreaking music from the iconic giant monster films. In collaboration with Toho, Waxwork is honored to present a lavish collector’s box set with remastered audio for vinyl, new artwork by Robert Sammelin, eighteen 180 gram colored vinyl discs, heavyweight matte laminate coated album jackets, an LP storage box with a fold-down magnetic flap featuring an album cover glossary, a turntable slipmat, all housed within a slipcase box with matte satin laminate coating.
"In 1954, Godzilla clawed its way from the sea and changed cinema forever. It presented a cultural shift and altered how movie-goers around the world would absorb entertainment. It would go on to spawn fourteen beloved sequels during the historic Showa era, introduced terrifying foes and lovable allies, created lifelong fans, and inspired filmmakers, artists, and storytellers for generations to follow.
"Like an unleashed Kaiju, Waxwork is excited to stomp our way further into the Monsterverse with this landmark box set that collects nearly all of the original Godzilla film soundtracks on vinyl for the very first time and featuring the works of composers Akira Ifukube, Masaru Sato, Kunio Miyauchi, and Riichiro Manabe." More info and images at Waxwork Records. Enjoy!
GODZILLA: The Showa Era Soundtracks, 1954-1975:
Godzilla Raids Again (1955)
King Kong vs. Godzilla (1963) 2xLP
Mothra vs. Godzilla (1964) 2xLP
Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster (1964)
Invasion of Astro-Monster (1965)
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (1966)
Son of Godzilla (1967)
Destroy All Monsters (1968)
All Monsters Attack (1969)
Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971)
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) 2xLP
Godzilla vs. Megalon (1973)
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla (1974)
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975)