What Scores are Everyone Listening to Now?

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  1. Indiana_Fett Jedi Master

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  2. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    I recently rediscovered James Newton Howard's The Village. This may be one of the most gorgeous scores I've ever heard.

    My only gripe is the sequencing of the album tracks and how the score ends with such a whimper. Oh well, the music is still brilliant.
  3. DarthAJ Jedi Master

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    Bits and pieces of Pirates I, more specifically, Barbossa's Hungry. Great track and it would have worked perfectly with Pirates II, with all the extreme fighting going on.
  4. Cerrabore Jedi Master

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    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

    This score isn't as recycled as I'd read, but it's pretty recycled. Sigh... well, I had to go and be a completist.
  5. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    The reused material is a bit disappointing, but the completeness of that album is what makes me want to listen to it over the original. I also tend to prefer the sound quality, so it's not that big of a loss in my opinion.
  6. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    Brett Rosenberg's Half Light. This is only avaliable for download from iTunes, but I would recommend it.

    You can read a review here.
  7. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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    "Barbossa Is Hungry" is reprised in the DMC score, but that cue is not on the soundtrack.


    p.s. I'm still listening to my Soundtracks playlist on iTunes mostly, but I'd say probably ANH more than anything else the last week or so. :)
  8. Crash_Davis Jedi Grand Master

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    Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

    cue: Mos Eisley Spaceport
  9. Mrs_Anakin_Skywalker Jedi Master

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    I'm now listening to Alliance Assembly from the RotJ soundtrack.
  10. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    Back to the Future Part III... very solid score. I hadn't realized how good Silvestri's main theme for these films really was until now. It's amazingly versatile. I just wish I could find Part II anywhere and that Part I was even available at all.
  11. Crash_Davis Jedi Grand Master

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    part II is available on amazon, and IIRC, the soundtrack to part I has one or two cues from the score, (if you're willing to put up with some huey lewis and the news!)

  12. Well_Of_Souls Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, whaddya know, Part II is on Amazon. I was sure I'd checked before and couldn't find it.

    Oh, nice sig, by the way. :D
  13. Crash_Davis Jedi Grand Master

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    thanks!

    now i'm listening to "Imperial Starfleet Deployed/City in the Clouds" from the ESB SE soundtrack
  14. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    Joe Hisaishi's score to Brother.

    Hisaishi is easily one of my favorite composers. There's just something about his style that I find extremely captivating. I'm not sure how familiar you guys are with his non-Miyazaki scores, but you should definitely give them a try.
  15. Cerrabore Jedi Master

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    Yeah, the sound quality is great, except for "Star of Bethlehem." Ouch.
  16. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    Basil Poledouris' score to The Blue Lagoon.

    To those of you who don't have this one -- find some way to aquire it. Ever since I bought this one I can't keep from playing it. While I will defend modern composers, I have to admit that music of this absolute and pure beauty just isn't written today.
  17. Indiana_Fett Jedi Master

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    Ace High March from 'The Battle of Britain'.
  18. Jedi_Kyeju Jedi Master

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    Yea dude I recently bought the score off iTunes for the same reason. Right now I'm listening to the Empire of the Sun score. There's the classic John Williams magic to it, it would've sounded great in the prequels.
  19. grand_admiral_ewok Jedi Master

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    I've been listening to Superman Returns for the last month, and I really like what Ottman has done. I'm hoping my Lady in the Water OST will be delivered today and I'll probably be listening to that for a while.

    I agree with the two above posters, The Village is a fantastic score. Now that Star Wars is over, for me the big 'event scores' that I am tempted to buy before seeing the film are the work James Newton Howard does for M Night Shyamalan movies.
  20. Strilo Manager Emeritus

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    The last two scores I've bought were Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Legend of Zorro. I haven't bought anything in 2006 at all. Lately I've been listening to my three LOTR scores a lot.
  21. Crash_Davis Jedi Grand Master

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    man, that's about all i listed to at work! :cool:

    although right this instant, i'm listening to Raiders of the Lost Ark Track 1: The Raiders March
  22. The-Tennis-Ball-Kid Jedi Knight

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    I can't get Hook to stop running through my head...




    ttbk
  23. DarthBoba Manager Emeritus

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    I have a Heroes playlist that I patched together from a bunch of albums:

    1. Batman (Elfman) Main Theme

    2. Superman (Williams, duh) Main Theme

    3. Olympic Fanfare And Theme (Williams)

    4. Raiders March

    5. Vespertilio (Batman Begins Main Theme)

    6. Star Wars and the Revenge of the Sith(I think you can guess this one. :p)

    7. The Tide Turns/The Death of Darth Maul (TPM UE)

    8. Ben Kenobi's Death/TIE Fighter Attack(ANH SE)

    9. The Battle of Yavin (ANH SE)

    10. Leia's news/Light of The Force (ROTJ SE)

    11. The Throne Room/End title (ANH SE)
  24. Darth_Vader-Anakin Jedi Master

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    First Knight by Jerry Goldsmith.
  25. darkdaniel100 Jedi Padawan

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    Ive been listening to:

    Titan AE Soundtrack score "score soundtrack very hard to get hold of but music is amazing"
    The iron Giant score "if uve seen the film u gotta think the music was good"
    Star wars trilogy score *including the bits that werent released on the cd's "mace vs palp etc"
    Small soldiers score "pretty funky score rele""

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