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 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 1:45 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Death Waltz Records has announced a new edition of Akira Ifukube's complete score to the 1954 Godzilla. It appears to be identical to the now out-of-print (and expensive) La La Land CD. Death Waltz has the complete playable score up on their site for a limited time.

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=41115

They say the complete score is available for the first time...on vinyl, and vinyl only, at this time. wink

There is also a disclaimer on the page that states...

"PLEASE NOTE WE CAN’T SELL THIS TO FOLKS IN THE USA DUE TO LICENSING RESTRICTIONS."

http://deathwaltzrecordingcompany.com/shop/godzilla/

Greg Espinoza

 
 Posted:   May 23, 2014 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

Death Waltz Records has announced a new edition of Akira Ifukube's complete score to the 1954 Godzilla. It appears to be identical to the now out-of-print (and expensive) La La Land CD. Death Waltz has the complete playable score up on their site for a limited time.

http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=41115

They say the complete score is available for the first time...on vinyl, and vinyl only, at this time. wink

There is also a disclaimer on the page that states...

"PLEASE NOTE WE CAN’T SELL THIS TO FOLKS IN THE USA DUE TO LICENSING RESTRICTIONS."

http://deathwaltzrecordingcompany.com/shop/godzilla/

Greg Espinoza


"But the original - and, for many, still the best - Godzilla is the Toho creation of 1954, and its soundtrack is now available in full for the first time in its sixty year history, courtesy of Death Waltz Recording Company."


Obviously the people who worked on this release never heard about this release:

http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Godzilla.html

I guess they were not one of the many thousand people who purchased the cd when it came out 10 years ago for the Big guy's 50th Anniversary.


lol

MV

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

DP

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I guess they were not one of the many thousand people who purchased the cd when it came out 10 years ago for the Big guy's 50th Anniversary.
lol
MV



It seems clear that Death Waltz's claims were in reference to its availability on vinyl.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Wedge   (Member)

It seems clear that Death Waltz's claims were in reference to its availability on vinyl.

Death Waltz's claims, maybe. Their website at least says "For the first time ever on vinyl..." (although they don't go out of their way to mention the prior CD releases).

But the Empire article uses no such qualifiers. It says this is the first time the soundtrack has been available in full in its sixty-year history, full stop. Shoddy reporting.

 
 
 Posted:   May 24, 2014 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Death Waltz's claims, maybe. Their website at least says "For the first time ever on vinyl..." (although they don't go out of their way to mention the prior CD releases).


They would appear to have no reason to. If the ad for the album states that it's a vinyl release and the ad itself appears in the vinyl section of their webpage, then any prior CD editions wouldn't be relevant for them to mention. I agree, it looks like Empireonline worded it VERY badly.

The internet is woefully inadequate on information about 50's & 60's-era vinyl Godzilla scores. It's very possible that Death Waltz's edition IS the first time the score was available on vinyl (with this track configuration, that is).
I was just imagining for a moment owning a first edition Godzilla '54 vinyl--that would be a really cool thing to have (if it even exists).

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

"But the original - and, for many, still the best - Godzilla is the Toho creation of 1954, and its soundtrack is now available in full for the first time in its sixty year history, courtesy of Death Waltz Recording Company."

Obviously the people who worked on this release never heard about this release:

http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Godzilla.html

I guess they were not one of the many thousand people who purchased the cd when it came out 10 years ago for the Big guy's 50th Anniversary.


lol MV

Yep. Pretty interesting they would omit that info. They are, after all, a soundtrack label. so you know they know about the La La Land CD. wink

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

you havent heard Godzilla until you've played the original wax cylinders...

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 1:05 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

you havent heard Godzilla until you've played the original wax cylinders...



Or this... wink

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

"But the original - and, for many, still the best - Godzilla is the Toho creation of 1954, and its soundtrack is now available in full for the first time in its sixty year history, courtesy of Death Waltz Recording Company."
Obviously the people who worked on this release never heard about this release:
http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Godzilla.html
I guess they were not one of the many thousand people who purchased the cd when it came out 10 years ago for the Big guy's 50th Anniversary.
lol MV

Yep. Pretty interesting they would omit that info. They are, after all, a soundtrack label. so you know they know about the La La Land CD. wink
Greg Espinoza



Except Death Waltz didn't say that.
Empireonline said it and they aren't a soundtrack label.
So it was Empireonline's error.

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 1:34 PM   
 By:   riotengine   (Member)

Except Death Waltz didn't say that. Empireonline said it and they aren't a soundtrack label. So it was Empireonline's error.

And it seems MV has addressed this to Empire.

"You might want to correct your article. This soundtrack has been released in FULL 10 years ago for the 50th Anniversary of the film AND it contains more music than what is presented on this release.

Here is a link to the La-La Land Records release:

http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Godzilla.html

Also, the complete score was released by Toho a few years back as part of a multi disc box set called the Godzilla Perfect Collection."

You go, MV! smile

Greg Espinoza

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 1:43 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

And it seems MV has addressed this to Empire.
"You might want to correct your article. This soundtrack has been released in FULL 10 years ago for the 50th Anniversary of the film AND it contains more music than what is presented on this release.
Here is a link to the La-La Land Records release:
http://www.lalalandrecords.com/Godzilla.html
Also, the complete score was released by Toho a few years back as part of a multi disc box set called the Godzilla Perfect Collection."
You go, MV! smile
Greg Espinoza



I just noticed that a few minutes ago, too!
Awesome!
big grin

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 1:47 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I'd be interested in knowing what Death Waltz sourced the audio from for their edition. The website doesn't seem to offer any clue.

Does anyone have any helpful info?

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   FalkirkBairn   (Member)

The Empire Online article says, "This new release has been remastered from Toho's original Godzilla source material..."

 
 
 Posted:   May 25, 2014 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

The Empire Online article says, "This new release has been remastered from Toho's original Godzilla source material..."


Yeah, I read that too.
"Remastered" could mean almost anything. Maybe some guy loaded a Toho CD into an audio editing program. And considering Empireonline's blunder--documented previously in this thread, I'm not really looking to them for any sort of authoritative information. That particular ball would be in Death Waltz's court.

It's not earth-shattering, anyway. Just curiosity, more than anything else. I'm always interested in the mechanics of how these releases come about. How arrangements are made, how the actual material changes hands and so forth.

 
 Posted:   May 26, 2014 - 8:56 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

I never picked up the La-La Land 50th Anniversary CD, hearing this now on the website I wish that I had bought it when I had the chance.

 
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