Godzilla vs Mothra: The Battle For Earth

Limited Edition
Mondo & Toho present for the first time ever on vinyl GODZILLA vs MOTHRA: THE BATTLE FOR EARTH pressed on 140g BATTRA BEAM X MOTHRA SILK color vinyl and housed inside a gatefold jacket with screen printed D side. Numbered edition of 2000.
Composer Akira Ifukube
Artist Greg Ruth
Label Death Waltz Recording Co.
Properties GodzillaToho
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Product information
Edition size 2000
Mastered by Darren Page
Packaging details 140g vinyl, numbered gatefold sleeve, screen-printed D side
Pressed at GZ
Rpm 33 1/3
Vinyl weight 140g
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


Side 1

  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

Side 2

  1. Godzilla Appears
  2. The Larval Mothra's Birth
  3. The Hotel in Manila
  4. Mothra Crosses the Sea
  5. Mothra's Landing
  6. Mothra and the Cosmos
  7. The Cocoon on the National Diet Building
  8. Godzilla from the Fuji Volcano
  9. The Appearance of Imago Mothra

Side 3

  1. Imago Battra Emerges
  2. Godzilla vs. the Self-Defense Forces
  3. The Luminous Fairies
  4. Mothra vs. Godzilla
  5. The Ocean Halo
  6. Mothra Heads into Outer Space
  7. Rolling Title – Ending

Side 4

  1. Etched