21 September 2015 - News: New Robotech Soundtrack Compilation
Omits Most Robotech the Movie Songs
A heads up to those wanting to purchase the new
"Robotech 30th Anniversary Soundtrack" album; it omits nearly all of
the songs from "Robotech the movie". The soundtrack includes the never
before issued on CD "Robotech - Main Title (Long Version)" (named
"Robotech Theme (enhanced version)" on the new album), the previously
released "Only A Fool" by Gigi Agrama and "Shinin' On Top Of A Star"
by Randall Rumage, which hasn't previously been issued on CD, but is mastered
from a vinyl copy of the 1987 "Robotech the
movie" soundtrack as neither the original master or a safety copy exists.
The other five songs from the movie that were previously issued on the last two
Robotech CD soundtracks in 1996 and 2006 aren't on the new album; "In My Heart"
by Three Dog Night, "Underground" by Joanne Harris & Michael Bradley,
and the three Joanne Harris songs; "Saved By Science", "Call On Me"
and "The Future Is Now". This is utterly baffling as the second CD
which has the vocal tracks from the franchise only contains 45 minutes worth of material,
with more than enough space for the five "Robotech the movie" tracks
(CDs can hold up 80 minutes worth of music, and the other two CDs in the set do
contain close to 80 minutes material each). Annoyingly if you do want the omitted
tracks on CD, it is pretty much impossible to find
the 1996 and 2006 soundtracks for less than $100 each on the second-hand market.
It's utterly disappointing and baffling that Harmony Gold
chose to omit these songs from the album. On the upside the album does contain
most of the previously unreleased original score for "Robotech
the movie", though labels it as unused "Robotech II: The Sentinels"
tracks. I suspect the soundtracks for both projects were created at the same
14 August 2015 - News: Megazone 23 Blu-ray Box Set Promo
Video + Robotech Soundtrack Compilation Updates
A new video for the forthcoming "Megazone 23" BD box set has
gone up on Youtube. It has a
very nice split screen comparison between the 2003 DVD and the new BD transfer.
Steve Yun form Harmony Gold has sent out an email to those who pre-ordered the
"Robotech 30th Anniversary Soundtrack" album. He states that the set
will have 116 tracks and over 200 minutes of music, but will be a three disc set
instead of four. Replication is due to commence next week and copies should
start shipping out in the last week of August.
19 July 2015 - Updates
Added a brand new section; Robotech
the movie Image Gallery, which
contains images from the Opening
Titles Animation, Deleted
Cuts and Alternate Titles
(mostly from the ending animation created specifically for "Robotech the
movie") and Internal
Reference and Promotional Material
which contains a lot of new material I found on eBay that Carl Macek's wife,
Svea had been selling over the last couple of years. I still want to create a
gallery full of shots for the closing animation, but it's taking quite a while
to finish. I'm maybe half way through doing that. It's been a long time in the
works (years), but I just can't seem to find the time to complete it. Another
big project I've always wanted to complete is a comparison between
"Robotech the movie" and "Megazone 23"
which I did initially start on a few years back. It'll be the the next project
after I finish the gallery. In my last update I said I was going to talk about
Harmony Gold, but have now decided it isn't worth the aggravation. They're a
silly little company still wasting their time on woefully out of date merchandise
based on a franchise 30 years old.
7 July 2015 - News: Megazone 23 Blu-ray Box Set + Another
Robotech Soundtrack Compilation
I know I haven't updated this site in nearly two years. I did abandon it for a
little while, but in the last couple of months have started on a couple of new
sections. It's time consuming, but I'm getting there. I did want to make some
comments about Harmony Gold and the stuff I've been working on, but I'll save
that for a latter date sometime in the future. In the meantime I thought I
should update everyone on a couple of new items announced over the weekend that
will be coming out in the next few months.
The first one is the "Megazone 23 Blu-ray Archive Box -30th Anniversary Edition-"
which comes out on 27 November 2015 in
Japan. I was hoping this would have come out a lot sooner (years ago!), and am a
bit surprised it's taken this long for the OVAs to be released on Blu-ray. As
you'd expect the preliminary information doesn't show any English subtitles or
dubs on the box, save for the old infamous Harmony Gold Part II dub. The four
disc box will include all three parts of "Megazone 23", with all parts being a new 4K telecine scan from the original
negatives, the previously mentioned mid 1980's Harmony Gold English dub of "Megazone 23 Part II" with Japanese subtitles and the 10 minute ending of "Robotech the movie", the footage from the "Special Memory" VHD releases, pilot film, theatrical and promotional trailers,
promotional footage from 2003 for the DVD releases, a 64 page booklet and a special box with new artwork from Haruhiko
Mikimoto. Unsurprisingly it's a bit pricey at ¥26,800. Not many sites have the
box listed yet, but it can be currently pre-ordered
from Amazon in Japan. A rather
website has also been created
to promote the box set.
The other item is Harmony Gold's four disc
"Robotech 30th Anniversary Soundtrack" album.
Not much info has been given out other than it will have 115 tracks, about 45 unreleased
tracks, half of the material is remastered from newly discovered 24 track tapes,
and the physical album with have liner notes. It's a given that the album will
include all the tracks from "Robotech the movie" that appeared on the
now very out of print CD set from 2006. This four disc set will set you back
$19.99 and is due to ship sometime in August. Currently the only place you can
get a physical copy is the
Robotech.com store. Digital downloads can
be bought from iTunes, Google Play and Amazon Music, also sometime in August I'm
23 August 2013 - News: Yet Another Robotech Box Set
Harmony Gold and A&E Entertainment have decided to fleece fans again with a
new box set, "Robotech: The Complete
Set" only two years after releasing "Robotech: The Complete Series". This
new 20 disc set contains the previously the two disc set "Robotech: 2-Movie Collection", which contains "Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles" and "Robotech: Love Live Alive" (originally released in July 2013) and a third disc with more extras including an English subbed version of "Genesis Climber Mospeada: Love Live Alive" (the original Japanese OVA used as a basis for "Robotech: Love Live Alive"). This set contains the same
"Robotech the movie" extras previously found on the "Robotech: The Complete Series" box set.
It's a bit of a kick in the teeth for people who wanted "Genesis Climber
Mospeada: Love Live Alive" as the set will retail
for a hefty $99.98. The set is
due to ship on 5 November 2013.
8 July 2013 - Updates
Added two new sections; My
Personal Take On The Film and The Sentinels Connection.
In the last few weeks I've also cleaned up all of the other sections. I need to
revise a couple of other parts and I also want to add a couple more sections
sometime in the next few months.
17 June 2013 - Updates
Added a new
section for "Megazone
23" part II and III soundtracks plus cleaned up the "Megazone 23"
section to make a bit more presentable. Also corrected and added info to a
number of sections. I'm finding more info about this film as I research it further.
There seems to be a lot more written about the film in the last two to three
years then there was when I first started this site.
10 June 2013 - Updates
Some more minor updates to Production History and the Merchandise sections. Also
revamping of Megazone 23 Soundtracks,
Releases and the Figures
sections. Revamping and updating of the site continues.
25 May 2013 - Updates
After a very long period of inactivity (nearly four years), I received an email
form musician Randall Rumage in regards to his song on the French and Argentinean
releases of the "Robotech the movie" vinyl sound track. I initially
ignored the email as I wasn't interested in the site anymore, but after going
though the site after a month or so I my interest in the film was rekindled and so was my desire to update the site.
I eventually began to rework many of the sections. Some were woefully out of date
or inaccurate. So far I have updated Staff Profiles, Production History and Merchandise
Decided to change the focus of the site to "Robotech the movie". Uploaded
"The Memory Matrix - A Robotech the movie website" to it's current
Uploaded "Operator 7G - A Megazone 23 Website",
a website dedicated to all aspects of the anime "Megazone 23"
including a section on "Robotech the movie".
Memory Matrix (Database) Page]