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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

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    What Is The Last Score You Listened To?

    Post  Sideways Koray on Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:43 am

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    Post  Jacob on Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:00 pm


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    Post  Spirit of King Mark on Mon Aug 29, 2011 2:44 am

    we gotta get his pl;ace going now

    I saw Rise of the Planets of the Apes (oops wrong thread)
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    Post  Faleel's Essence on Mon Aug 29, 2011 3:14 am

    Star Trek III: The Searck for Spock - James Horner

    IMHO the best of Horner's Trek scores.
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    Post  crocodile's skeleton on Tue Aug 30, 2011 3:26 am

    Black Sunday by John Williams

    After all this speculation what's happening with the actual site, I thought this is a perfect suspense music to underscore this epic struggle hidden from our eyes. I can imagine Jason typing e-mails to Jack with The Explosion playing in the background (and adjusting to the rhythm, of course). Wink

    Anyway, I am a big fan of this score now, especially of Commando Raid (track 3). I love how it builds and builds and yet never explodes. That is saved for the final action cues. Great work from the maestro, this is!

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    Post  indy v4.2 on Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:59 pm

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button...it's great! I love Desplat's use of flutes. Overall it's just a gorgeous score.
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    Post  Trent B's Ghost on Sat Sep 03, 2011 5:35 pm

    Faleel's Essence wrote:Star Trek III: The Searck for Spock - James Horner

    IMHO the best of Horner's Trek scores.

    Seriously? Star Trek II out-beats Star Trek III by a long shot and I know I'm not the only one who shares this sentiment.

    The last score I listened to was Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (LLL) and Batman (LLL).
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    Post  crocodile's skeleton on Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:15 pm

    Does it? I don't know WOK is certainly more easily enjoyable. Bright fanfares, busy action music. SFS is, on the other hand, more nuanced and detailed.

    But, to be perfectly honest, I always listen to them back to back. They're one long score to me.

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    Post  Zombie Charlie Brigden on Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:52 am

    I used to hate SFS, but I have grown to love it. Sure, it doesn't have as many exciting highs as TWOK, but it's a lot moodier and ambient, making the highs stand out more.

    I've been listening to a lot of stuff on shuffle, but I grabbed a Miami Vice LP from a charity shop recently so have been playing some Jan Hammer grooves a bit.
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    Post  crocodile's skeleton on Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:21 am

    I actually love what Horner does with Spock/Vulcan material. Slightly ethnic, but not irritatingly so as with some of his latter works.

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    Post  Stefan's Ghoest on Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:04 am

    It's very well done. Etnic, slightly ethereal, but not overbearing. With a nod to Goldsmith's original Vulcan music
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    Post  Faleel's Essence on Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:23 am

    Trent B's Ghost wrote: Seriously? Star Trek II out-beats Star Trek III by a long shot and I know I'm not the only one who shares this sentiment.

    The last score I listened to was Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (LLL) and Batman (LLL).

    Seriously.

    I just find the non-action/quiet material in ST:III better and more memorable than in Star Trek II, for example, Spock's motif is much more noticable in III, plus ST:III has Stealing the Enterprise and the "Kirk theme" at 6:51.
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    Post  crocodile's skeleton on Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:38 am

    Some of Giacchino's Lost and Super 8 (which I listen to quite a bit).

    Poltergeist. It would have been probably a perfect score, if not for the ST: TMP borrowed material. Not that this is a major gripe. I'm still need to hear the FSM version.

    Kingdom of the Crustal Skull. I can't help but enjoy the score very much. It's probably not good enough (for a couple of reasons), but I like it still.

    Now listening to La-La Land's Batman Returns (which, of course, I absolutely love). This score needed this release badly. It's funny how some material bleeds into Nightmare Before Christmas.

    Karol - who thinks it's time to buy First Knight.
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    Post  nightscape94 on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:35 am

    Seven Years in Tibet, Williams. A infrequently discussed score, but a very good one. Perhaps a bit repetitive with the thematic material (like Angela's Ashes) but still a great work. "Regaining a Son" is one of my favorites pieces by Williams, and I was thrilled when he expanded it into the concert work "Elegy" which is beautiful.

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    Post  crocodile's skeleton on Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:47 pm

    It is indeed a great score. Both a drama and an epic.

    Batman: The Animated Series
    . What a cool album. My favourite material from the series is mostly not on the album (Clayface episode, The Cat and The Claw and some others), but this is such a pleasant album anyway. Some of the best scoring in weekly television. Period. Still hoping for Vol. 2.

    Thanks again, Trent!

    Now then where is Batman Forever? It's supposed to be October, right?

    BTW it's funny how I was waiting entire years for all these Batman releases and now they crop out one after the other.

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    Post  crocodile's skeleton on Fri Sep 09, 2011 5:37 am

    Taras Bulba and The Fellowship of the Ring - Complete Recordings.

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    Post  crocodile's skeleton on Sat Sep 10, 2011 6:14 am

    The Thing by Ennio Morricone. I'd say it is his best film work (my personal favourite anyway). It both evokes the cold setting, the desolation, dread and stillness. I also like the non-orchestral Carpenter-like stuff. Brilliant.

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    Post  Trent B's Ghost on Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:29 am

    Back To The Future Part 2 and Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer complete scores. Now currently listening to the complete score for TMNT.
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    Post  Faleel's Essence on Sun Sep 11, 2011 3:25 am

    I was just listening to the complete score rip to the "The Hobbit" video game.

    pretty good, though I still need to arrange it into a decent listening experience.

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    Post  indy v4.2 on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:00 am

    Candide (1989 LSO version):

    Before ordering this, I was only familiar with the overture and Bernstein's instrumental suite. It was cool to finally put words to the music, and to hear some brand new stuff. "Best of All Possible Worlds," "What's the Use," "Auto-da-fey," "Westphalia Chorale," and "Make Our Garden Grow" are my favorites. I had no idea that the tune that opens "Make Our Garden Grow" was a whole seperate song. I love how much Bernstein milks the ending - it isn't nearly that dramatic in the suite, at least not on the recording I have. Sometimes that operatic songs are a little hard for me to handle - I'm not used to the style and I can't always understand the lyrics. But overall it was a fun and interesting listen. West Side Story is easily better, but this is good too. I need to hear Bernstein's other Broadway stuff.
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    Post  Faleel's Essence on Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:44 am

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Complete Demos.
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    Post  Michael on Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:56 am

    Faleel's Essence wrote:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Complete Demos.

    Is it any good?
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    Post  Faleel's Essence on Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:07 am

    Michael wrote:
    Faleel's Essence wrote:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Complete Demos.

    Is it any good?

    To be honest, I only listened to one track.
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    Post  crocodile's skeleton on Tue Sep 13, 2011 1:53 am

    Titus by Elliot Goldenthal. Got it today. I've been familiar with it for years, but now I've got my own copy. Sadly it seems to be out of print. Anyway, it is one of my favourite Goldenthal works. This film (which is excellent in itself) is perfectly tailored to his sensibilities.

    Jane Eyre by Dario Marianelli. Another one I bought today (actually blind-bought). Pity he only seems to score costume dramas these days, for blockbusters could benefit from his talent. This is his probably subtlest work, drowned in fog. But very well done. Not exactly a Williams or Herrmann in terms of approach but just as valid. Beautifully constructed work, but it takes time to appreciate.

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