This is the first time ever that the full soundtrack to the mighty RODAN has been available on vinyl! In 1956, Toho unleashed their first color kaiju picture: RODAN, the giant monster from the sky, directed by Ishiro Honda and produced by Tomoyuki Tanaka. The film is a terrifying tale from the creators of the original GODZILLA, that sees a giant Pteranodon rise from a deep underground cave after being disturbed by miners. Like the Big G, Rodan has mutated to excessive size after being exposed to nuclear radiation, subsequently soaring free above Kyushu to cause as much mayhem as possible. It was inevitable that the man behind the music of GODZILLA would also take on scoring RODAN, and the great Akira Ifukube created a score with a solemn edge, which makes the music fit in the larger universe while allowing it to feel unique to the character. For the central theme, Ifukube introduces a malevolent low piano and brass phrase before counterpointing it with horns to create a howling menace worthy of the monster.