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post #1051 of 1226
Wild Rovers came up on my search, and I listened to some samples, but I didn't put it on this order. I did save it on my wish list.

Then I looked for it on Netflix because it sounded interesting. Apparently, the DVD doesn't exist.
post #1052 of 1226
It's definitely different from his more muscular western scores. It's more Coplandesque.
post #1053 of 1226
I know lately I've been the Human Target guy, but I had to share this 8-bit version that someone posted in the comments on McCreary's blog: http://www.trevorcarlee.com/blogaudio/humantarget.mp3.

It's odd. I don't really notice his score for The Walking Dead while watching it, but on his blog it takes on an (un) life of its own.
post #1054 of 1226
Alexandre Desplat's score for Deathly Hollows is floating about, and having given it a listen, I can say it is without hesitation the best Potter score since Williams gave us Azkaban. Moody, but still every inch the fantastic fantasy score. The most pleasingly surprising aspect of it is that rather than take their paces from the tone Williams set, this one is very much wrought of the school of Jerry Goldsmith. Many of the beats, especially the quiet dramatic character ones, feel like they're from 1982. It's also not just a series of dark and ominous pieces; this one feels lively and full of adventure, and not afraid to play around a bit.

One thing that is sure to get fans all pissy, though, is the marked lack of any use of Hedwig's Theme. Especially in the opening, Desplat almost goes out of his way to highlight that he's not going to use it. Nicholas Hooper at least cued it in the opening, but Desplat does a half a reference early in the CD and it's never heard again. If I had to guess, that half reference comes when Hedwig bites it, and the lack of any use of it is to underscore that Harry has lost her.
post #1055 of 1226
Desplat talked a little about the fact he only used "Hedwig's Theme" twice and for a very short amount of bars in the interview posted over at AICN. He just felt that the landscape was different and that it required different music (I'm paraphrasing). I think he is right.
post #1056 of 1226
1982oooooo!?

(beams)
post #1057 of 1226
Right he is. The trailer hinted that Yates was throwing the canvas wide open and going full blown epic on us, and the trailer furthers that assumption. "Sky Battle" in particular is positively invigorating, maybe the best straight up fantasy action track in a long while.

I also detect a hint of the original Clash of the Titans in here as reference.
post #1058 of 1226
You know your specialized interests have hit the mainstream when:

A 3-disc set for The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T. exists.
post #1059 of 1226
Well, goddamn, son, that's going on the Xmas list.
post #1060 of 1226
The soundtrack for EX DRUMMER is as excellent as anything ever.

Thank god it introduced me to the band Millionaire. Thank god for this fucking movie.
post #1061 of 1226
La-La Land just announced some big'uns. Namely, JADE Limited Edition (3000 units) by James Horner, HOME ALONE Limited Edition (3500 units) by John Williams, BATMAN RETURNS 2-Disc Limited Edition (3500 units) by Danny Elfman and the one I've really been waiting for (seriously!), STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER 2-Disc Limited Edition (5000 units) by Jerry Goldsmith. They all go on sale Tuesday.

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/po...ID=1&archive=0
post #1062 of 1226
Y'know, for being such LCD comedies that spawned an entire decade's worth of shitty family comedies, both Home Alone movies have some really great work by Williams. It's almost ridiculous, the disparity in quality between the score and the film.
post #1063 of 1226
If I had family members who knew how to be net-savvy shoppers, both Batman and Star Trek would be on the Christmas list. Hope both can last til the end of January, when I get a few birthday gifts.
post #1064 of 1226
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Y'know, for being such LCD comedies that spawned an entire decade's worth of shitty family comedies, both Home Alone movies have some really great work by Williams. It's almost ridiculous, the disparity in quality between the score and the film.
Yep. And you could almost say the same about Goldsmith's STAR TREK V. Shit film, fantastic score.
post #1065 of 1226
Listened to the samples from Daft Punk's Tron Legacy soundtrack. Consider that bought on release! It sounds fantastic.
post #1066 of 1226
As one of the few serious electronic scoring fans around here, I'm pretty impressed with their sound concept for TRON LEGACY. Just enough 8-bitty retro for a sentimental polish.

One of the tracks, "Recognizer", is on you-tube and I cannot get enough of it's sound. Driving and haunting.
post #1067 of 1226
I got the complete TRON LEGACY soundtrack a few days ago and I've had it on repeat almost non-stop since I got it. I love the blend of orchestral and electronica. Some of it is so huge and majestic, I doubt most people would have expected that kind of grandeur from Daft Punk but they really knocked it out of the park, in my opinion. The score really had me pumped to see the film...

Until I heard about the reaction at the recent junket screening. Yikes.
post #1068 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Litmus Configuration View Post
I got the complete TRON LEGACY soundtrack a few days ago and I've had it on repeat almost non-stop since I got it. I love the blend of orchestral and electronica. Some of it is so huge and majestic, I doubt most people would have expected that kind of grandeur from Daft Punk but they really knocked it out of the park, in my opinion. The score really had me pumped to see the film...

Until I heard about the reaction at the recent junket screening. Yikes.
Balls. (About the reaction, not about the score. I'm really hoping the film doesn't suck, but this is a project I've had Fanboy Blinders on for years, so I may be far more forgiving than most.)

As far as the music goes, I agree 100%, having heard the domestic release. Can't wait to import the European release, as it has a handful of extra tracks. The Itunes release has two more tracks on top of that.
post #1069 of 1226
I take it that as with the original Tron the orchestral tracks represent the real world, with electronica for the computer world? I was hoping they'd do that.
post #1070 of 1226
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I take it that as with the original Tron the orchestral tracks represent the real world, with electronica for the computer world? I was hoping they'd do that.
Sure doesn't seem that way based on the cue titles and how much orchestral music appears deep and late into the score. But then again, there was wacky Wendy Carlos synth cues in the real world of TRON as well, so I'm not sure that rule has ever applied. But the fate of one rumored-about rule has been confirmed in the wake of the junket screening (spoiler): Real world is indeed shown as 2D, while the computer world is in 3D.
post #1071 of 1226
I love the score for...Tron Legacy. I would recommend it for anyone, that enjoys...upbeat music.
post #1072 of 1226
I like the recurring GRID theme throughout the score. DAFT PUNK have made a very fine work of art here. The Adagio For TRON is evidence enough of that.
post #1073 of 1226
I'd bet that "Recognizer" is going to be a popular trailer track.
post #1074 of 1226
Personally, I think "Rinzler" is going to be the trailer music fave out of this score. But I bet the whole score ends up in all kinds of temp tracks for the next five years. Much like the INCEPTION score, it works with almost anything.
post #1075 of 1226
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Personally, I think "Rinzler" is going to be the trailer music fave out of this score. But I bet the whole score ends up in all kinds of temp tracks for the next five years. Much like the INCEPTION score, it works with almost anything.
It does. Just as an FYI, there are bonus tracks available through Amazon, too.

Altogether, there's about 80 minutes officially released (22 tracks plus 5 in the UK release plus two iTunes bonus tracks plus one Amazon exclusive). I still say if the movie goes over well, we may see a more complete release next year (kinda like the Dark Knight).

My favorite extra track is the Amazon one, it sounds closest to Carlos' original work.
post #1076 of 1226
post #1077 of 1226
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If you follow the link on that page to the How to Train Your Dragon site, it's got the score streaming there and it seems like there's a LOT more than what's on the album.
post #1078 of 1226
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Originally Posted by Litmus Configuration View Post
Personally, I think "Rinzler" is going to be the trailer music fave out of this score. But I bet the whole score ends up in all kinds of temp tracks for the next five years. Much like the INCEPTION score, it works with almost anything.
Question, is "Rinzler" supposed to have crappy quality, like it's about to overpower your speakers? Particularly in the final 30 seconds of the track. Sorry, I'm completely blanking on the technical term that describes what I'm hearing.

Or it could just be the effect Daft Punk was going for.
post #1079 of 1226
Not sure if many other Chewers will have heard this one, but the score to Kenneth Branagh's SHACKLETON miniseries is top notch. Some of the best 'intrepid exploration' music I have ever heard
post #1080 of 1226
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Samples of each track only, it appears....or the tracks are very, very short.
post #1081 of 1226
And the TRUE GRIT score sounds dang good. Prit sure I'm hearing some hymns and period music incorporated/integrated into the mix. And along the lines of what Dickson said about the HTTYD score, the Paramount site is listing 24 tracks for the TRUE GRIT score, while the Amazon listing only has 20.
post #1082 of 1226
One of my favorite soundtracks of this year (aw hell, the favorite) is Murray Gold's music for Doctor Who Series Five. It's been released in the UK on a gorgeous 2-disc set, but unfortunately won't hit the US until February. Got it from Amazon UK for $17 and change with shipping in no time at all. Gold created a large variety of different themes that really pump up my mood and get me excited. But this one dominates the score and was repeated throughout this series. If you've been watching the show this year, you know the theme:

"I Am The Doctor" by Murray Gold

I had the score playing on my MP3 yesterday while trying to catch the subway. It didn't look like I would make it, but the doors stayed open until I got in. Just at that moment, this theme kicked in. What a rush!
post #1083 of 1226
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And the TRUE GRIT score sounds dang good. Prit sure I'm hearing some hymns and period music incorporated/integrated into the mix.
And there's talk that may cost Burwell an Oscar nomination, since apparently incorporating existing work into a score is against the eligibility rules.
post #1084 of 1226
Just drove through the season's first snowstorm with TRON:LEGACY blaring in the car. Fantastic match, that.
post #1085 of 1226
I felt like listening to Powell's score again, so I threw in X3. It's by sheer force of his score that I'm not as dismissive of Ratner's movie. Goosebumps. Love it so much.
post #1086 of 1226
I just got FSM's 2-disc expanded editions of Batman and Batman Returns. The first one is interesting in that the expanded edition is disc one, while disc two is a complete remastered version of the original album. The tracks are actually different enough that they're really two different things. I think I still prefer the original album version of Descent Into Mystery. And it sounds amazing now.
post #1087 of 1226
I just received the score to...Hokuto No Ken aka Fist Of The North Star Premiere Edition, from Amazon.co.jp. It is...Awe-Inspiring, just like the classic anime series. Each disk (2 disk set) is...70 min long.
post #1088 of 1226

The Jurassic Park theme played 1000x slower is kinda beautiful:

http://soundcloud.com/birdfeeder/jurassic-park-theme-1000-slower

post #1089 of 1226

Um...why?  Isn't there enough Yanni in the world without artificially creating more of it?

post #1090 of 1226

Admittedly, I do have a tendency to like music like Enya and the Baraka soundtrack.  I listened to the entire 54 minutes of that track whilst surfing the net and found it peaceful and enjoyable.   But it certainly isn't everyone's cup of tea.

post #1091 of 1226

Is there a thread on film scores somewhere else I have not noticed? I cant believe this one has been dead this long.

post #1092 of 1226

I'm still getting used to the sound of the phrase "Academy Award Winner Trent Reznor".

 

Also, I'm deep in the 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T set, and I'm at a loss for words. The deleted and unused material is fascinating, and I wish the completed film had found a place for "Terwilliker's Do Re Mi".

post #1093 of 1226

I'm about ready to pick up the Joe Hisaishi Meets Kitano Films compilation. Pretty sure that album's gotta be amazing.

post #1094 of 1226

Did You Know: There's a Minnesota Public Radio podcast devoted to video game scores?

 

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/radio/programs/top-score/

 

If you didn't like Inon Zur's scores for Fallout: New Vegas or Dragon Age II, it turns out you can also blame his wife!

post #1095 of 1226

Just a quick reminder of the versatile musical genius that was Jerry Goldsmith.

 

Barnaby Jones

(a Quinn - Martin production)

post #1096 of 1226

Speaking of Goldsmith (and when are we not?), Twilight Time has started a series of limited DVD releases with isolated scores, notably including Fate Is the Hunter. Probably worth keeping an eye on: http://www.screenarchives.com/display_results.cfm?category=546

post #1097 of 1226

Does anyone here happen to know if there are dialogue-free versions of David Holmes' soundtracks for Out of Sight and the Ocean's movies?

post #1098 of 1226

It's probably been said a few times throughout this thread - but Jerry Goldsmiths score for The Secret Of NIMH is one of the great under-rated family film scores. Maybe one of the best actually.

post #1099 of 1226

Bruce Broughton's The Rescuers Down Under is right up there too.

post #1100 of 1226
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Jerry Goldsmiths score for The Secret Of NIMH is one of the great under-rated family film scores. Maybe one of the best actually.

 

Absolutely.

 

I've really been enjoying the very short score to ANTICHRIST by Lars von Trier & Kristian Eidnes. Very atmospheric and dark.

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