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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby camper » Wed Mar 02, 2005 8:21 pm

Chariots of Fire
Because it was the first time I had ever heard serious music created on a moog... wendy/walter carlos notwithstanding.
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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby ajiematics » Fri Mar 04, 2005 8:54 pm

Oops! My first request in Beethoven.com was actually the "Imperial March" by John Williams. It was rejected because someone already requested it the day prior. But Nicole was nice enough to play my alternate request, which was Mozart's Symphony No. 40, and even played the entire symphony!

As far as the soundtrack / classical argument, I did study music theory a bit on my own (mostly for guitar solo improvising). I can recognize a blues 12-bar progression, or notice that Santana will play a solo in the Mixolydian scale, or observed that Jimmy Page de-tuned his acoustic guitar on purpose to achieve the desired music texture (i.e. Black Mountain Side), or follow the arpeggiatic notes of Yngwie Malmsteen emulating Paganini. I do not claim to be a master of music theory, but I do have enough knowledge to be dangerous, I guess.

From my own observation, classical music is a rigid form of music for its own sake that strictly follows the rules of its genre, whereas soundtracks are more fluid and conforms to the demands of the film it was made for. I believe one form of music is not superior over the other, and it really depends on the listener. I am an avid fan of Bach, Mozart, Stravinsky, Brahms, Beethoven, and Tchaikovsky, but also adore the works of John Williams, James Horner, Marty O'Donnell, and yes, even Randy Newman.

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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby lioness » Fri Mar 04, 2005 9:01 pm

Originally posted by Gaston:
As far as the soundtrack / classical argument, I did study music theory a bit on my own (mostly for guitar solo improvising). I can recognize a blues 12-bar progression, or notice that Santana will play a solo in the Mixolydian scale, or observed that Jimmy Page de-tuned his acoustic guitar on purpose to achieve the desired music texture (i.e. Black Mountain Side), or follow the arpeggiatic notes of Yngwie Malmsteen emulating Paganini. I do not claim to be a master of music theory, but I do have enough knowledge to be dangerous, I guess.
:eek: hells yeah that's dangerous. :eek:
i would kill to be able to shred like Gus G or run sweeps like Malmsteen!!!

theory is impossible to me. Modes... forget it. i am so lost.


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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby sadie » Mon Mar 07, 2005 8:45 am

Camper,
I loved Chariots of Fire too. Being a runner I like to play that soundtrack mentally as I run.

What do you all think of the sound track to the movie "Phantom"? I never saw the Broadway show to compare, but read that all the singing was done by the actors and actresses except for Minnie Driver's role as the Diva.
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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Mar 15, 2005 2:58 pm

I'm currently very enamored of the King Arthur soundtrack - even though it sounds like Gladiator. I love British history, and this sdtrk gets me going!
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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby FlyingSorcery » Tue Mar 15, 2005 3:17 pm

Two of my daughters saw Phantom when it came out and I swear they have been playing the soundtracks 24/7 ever since. Makes me want to take up skeet shooting, cuz I have the perfect targets to start with......

(I like 2 musicals - Kismet and Les Miserables. The rest are nails on a blackboard. Ok, three. I also liked Jesus Christ Superstar)
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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby treebeau » Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:36 pm

If you love British history, make sure to read "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey". :)

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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby mmichaelson » Tue Mar 15, 2005 4:56 pm

Oh my.
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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby Serenity » Thu Oct 18, 2007 10:18 pm

This has got to be the wrong soundtracks thread; last post was in 2005?

Oh well, did anyone enjoy the score to Apocalypto? I think James Horner did a good job and kept it "primitive" and enhanced that award-winning movie with his score. The movie was intense! On some tracks I can hear the use of strings and I don't think strings were used by the "Natives"; the strings add to the mood but seem "out of place" in retrospect.

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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby Nicole Marie » Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:12 am

Da Vinci Code!!! Love it! Plus Hans Zimmer wrote so you really can't go wrong with Zimmer.
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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby slinkyart76 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 10:57 am

I'm typically not a fan of soundtracks either. But, I am a HUGE fan of Danny Elfman, so his soundtracks I absolutely love...
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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby BigJon@Work » Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:10 am

Welcome to the b.com BB Slinkyart. Hang out and have some fun with us.
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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby Shapley » Tue Dec 04, 2007 9:06 am

Hello, Slinkyart! Welcome to the B.com BB!

I recently purchased Danny Elfman's Serenada Schizophrana. If you like his soundtrack music, you'll enjoy it.

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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby Senior Chief Tom » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:38 pm

I'm personally fond of the soundtrack to Blackhawk Down. It's a cracking good combination of Western and non-Western music. I especially like Joe Strummer's "Minstral Boy" which plays during the credits and the haunting opening vocal sequence with that funereal wail.

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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby jamiebk » Fri Dec 14, 2007 3:44 pm

Welcome to the BBB Senior Chief Tom...

Soundtracks are one my favorite parts about B.com. Sir Stew had a nice, robust collection this PM.
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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby Shapley » Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:13 pm

Hello, Senior Chief Tom,

Welcome to the B.com BB!

You aren't by change, a nuke, are you? There are a few of us ex-nukes on board.

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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:38 am

They're not all nukes around here. There's a sand crab, as well...

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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby Trumpetmaster » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:02 am

Welcome Senior Chief Tom!!

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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby Serenity » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:50 pm

I just bought the Da Vinci Code soundtrack and I must say I love it! The soundtrack by itself is wonderful but it matches the movie so well it enhances the movie.
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Re: Best Ever Soundtracks

Postby Ghostman » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:06 am

With my powers of Necromancy, I raise this thread from the dead!!!!

I love the Edward Scissorhands Sound track. (much to dismay of some)
My children’s favorite is The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Beetleguise.

But with a log on name like Ghostman, what would you expect.

Another that I thought was fantastic, but I never hear anymore was The Last Starfighter.

For the individual who liked Purple Rain, well, yeah, me too.
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