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The Force Awakens Soundtrack

Discussion in 'Star Wars And Film Music' started by jeykey, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Ryan Hunt

    Ryan Hunt Jedi Knight star 2

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    Hi everyone! I made a piano cover of “Rey’s Theme” from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Check it out if you get a chance! Thanks!
     
  2. Mr. Forest

    Mr. Forest Force Ghost star 5

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    I have to be complete honest. When I listened to the soundtrack just last week, my immediate reaction to it was, "Is this a knock-off?" Something sounds off with soundtrack, as if it's muted in some way. I'm not exactly sure what it is, but I am very disappointed with the soundtrack.
     
  3. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Listen to it more than a few times.
     
  4. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    Exactly.
     
  5. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    It really opened up for me after listening to it for a few days, plus seeing the film a few more times.
     
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  6. 11-4D

    11-4D Force Ghost star 5

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    Same for me. Was quite disappointed at first, now I love it. Not my favorite though.
     
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  7. Diego Lucas

    Diego Lucas Jedi Knight star 4

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    The soundtrack is so lovely, i don't understand why many hated, it's my top 5 of the best things of the film really.
     
  8. beebee-ate

    beebee-ate Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Does anyone know if the lyrics of Snoke's theme are anywhere to be found?
     
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  9. jedi9617

    jedi9617 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Top 5 of the whole film? Thats pretty generous!
     
  10. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    Hyperbole stemming from the disappointment of impossibly high expectations.
     
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  11. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Haha possibly. Star Wars fans often have impossibly high expectations.
     
  12. jedi9617

    jedi9617 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Makes sense given its such a brilliant series :p
     
  13. AstroDroid88

    AstroDroid88 Jedi Master star 4

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    Don't get the disappointment. TFA was far better than any in the prequels. I for one, love the TFA soundtrack. I like basically every track from it and I don't say that about any other Star Wars film. I think the soundtrack is a masterpiece
     
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  14. jedi9617

    jedi9617 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Which was your favourite?
     
  15. jedi9617

    jedi9617 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Check out this acapella version of the SW medley!
    Pretty neat isn't it?
     
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  16. AstroDroid88

    AstroDroid88 Jedi Master star 4

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    Yes, love that version! I want it as my ringtone :D
     
  17. Diego Lucas

    Diego Lucas Jedi Knight star 4

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  18. Seagoat

    Seagoat PT/ST/Music Section Moderatator star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm gonna say it

    Rey's Theme is the most beautiful piece of music Williams has ever produced
     
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  19. Darth_Harmon

    Darth_Harmon Jedi Master star 4

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    I had thought Williams didn't conduct the opening titles for Episode VII. I guess whoever was spreading that info around was misinformed?
     
  20. Howard Hand

    Howard Hand Jedi Master star 4

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    He did, he just handed the reins of the film/album take over to Gustavo Dudamel as an honorary gesture.
     
  21. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yes the version in the film and on the soundtrack was conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
     
  22. Rey_

    Rey_ Jedi Padawan star 1

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    I agree, it's a truly magical piece. It still gives me goosebumps every time nearly 3 months later.
     
  23. Force Smuggler

    Force Smuggler Force Ghost star 7

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    I've listened to it over a thousand times according to my I-tunes.
    No other song comes close on the list.
     
  24. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sad that Williams did not win the Oscar for this score. Still, if it couldn't go to him, Ennio Morricone was the deserving winner.
     
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  25. Lord Zoole

    Lord Zoole Jedi Youngling

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    The soundtrack to the OT (especially ANH) was like an orchestral rock concert: Big, bombastic, and filled with childlike wonder. The soundtrack to the PT was more like a grand ancient opera; dark, brooding, and fleeting.

    TFA's score however is like a big warm hug from John Williams; gentle, sweet, and nostalgic.
     
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