This week, GODZILLA stomps his way back onto your turntables … better have your anti-skate weight set up correctly!
For the first time on vinyl, we have both GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA and GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH (featuring artwork by Luke Preece and Greg Ruth, respectively). Both are pressed on exclusive Mondo colorways, feature foil numbering and are numbered editions.
As always, all new releases go on sale Wednesdays at 12 Noon CT at MondoShop.com.
GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK 2XLP
Terror in Tokyo! Godzilla is back and is determined to cause as much damage as possible in GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA. After the Big G delivers a crippling blow to the JXSDF (Japanese Xenomorph Self-Defence Force), the government decides to build a new weapon to defeat Godzilla. Their solution: Kiryu, aka Mechagodzilla, a metal monster packed with all the firepower needed to put Godzilla down. But things go awry when Kiryu malfunctions and turns on the JXSDF, thanks to its use of the original Godzilla's DNA. Can they get back control and put an end to the Big G?
Selected to score GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA was Michiru Ōshima (GODZILLA VS MEGAGUIRUS, STAR WARS: VISIONS), who brought an exciting and heroic musical aesthetic to the film. Employing the Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Ōshima's music sounds as enormous and powerful as the kaiju themselves, with a new menacing theme for Godzilla that uses the lower registers to bring across his immense force. In contrast, Ōshima's theme for Kiryu uses high brass for an almost superheroic feel, with both themes working beautifully in counterpoint to each other when the two titans have their rumble. As scary as it is thrilling, Michiru Ōshima's GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA is one of the most significant scores to emerge from the hallowed halls of Toho.
- Charlie Brigden
GODZILLA AGAINST MECHAGODZILLA - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Michiru Ōshima. Artwork by Luke Preece. Numbered edition of 2000 featuring 2 x 140g LPs housed inside a gatefold sleeve with a screen-printed D side. $45
GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK LP
Japan faces its ultimate doom as Godzilla's deadliest foe is back in GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH. Visitors from the 23rd Century arrive with grave news; Godzilla will destroy Japan in the future. Time travelling back to when Godzilla was born, they prevent the birth, but something goes wrong, as when they come back to the present day, the monstrous three-headed King Ghidorah is on the rampage instead. A secret conspiracy is soon unmasked, and only one outcome will save the country: Godzilla must return!
GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH saw the return of legendary composer Akira Ifukube to the series, his first since 1975's TERROR OF MECHAGODZILLA. He showed no sign of slowing down, providing a thrilling and muscular score dominated by the presence of the two headliners. Godzilla's theme and fanfare are presented beautifully by Ifukube, along with the terrifying material for Ghidorah. The composer also wonderfully integrates earlier music from RODAN and KING KONG VS GODZILLA that - along with his terrific new music - results in a musical monster throw-down for the ages. No one knew Godzilla better than Akira Ifukube, and GODZILLA VS KING GHIDORAH proves it.
GODZILLA VS. KING GHIDORAH - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Akira Ifukube. Artwork by Greg Ruth. Numbered edition of 1000 featuring 1 x 140g LP pressed on Three Headed Vinyl housed inside a gatefold. $35
RODAN - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Akira Ifukube. Artwork by Henry Abrams. Pressed on 140 Gram Rodan Wings vinyl. Numbered edition of 2000 featuring a spot varnish gatefold sleeve. $35
GODZILLA VS. MOTHRA: THE BATTLE FOR EARTH Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Akira Ifukube. Artwork by Greg Ruth. Pressed on 140 Gram Battra Beam vs. Mothra Silk vinyl, with a screenprinted D side. Ships to all countries, except Japan. $45
GODZILLA, MOTHRA and KING GHIDORAH: GIANT MONSTERS ALL OUT ATTACK - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 2XLP. Music by Kow Otani. Artwork by Wes Benscoter. Pressed on 2x140 Gram Barragon vinyl. Numbered edition of 2000 with a screen-printed D side. $45