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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:12 AM


Still like the Horner version the best. I do like the graphics, as I always hated the modern Universal logo. The new arrangement is alright, I just would have done without the military like drums at the end.


Huh? Horner?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9GoQg4DSBg

The theme for Universal before Goldsmith's fanfare came along. It's quite good actually. The Goldsmith one is just better ;)

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 04:15 AM

If this were something new that someone had just come up with, I'd be rather impressed. But it's a downgrade from the spectacular Goldsmith original, which very well be my favorite logo music of all time. (The Fox fanfare gives it a run for its money, for obvious sentimental reasons.)


Yeah, that and the fact that David Newman stayed faithful to his father's original orchestration and tweaked it very little when he re-recorded it back in 1997.



Still like the Horner version the best. I do like the graphics, as I always hated the modern Universal logo. The new arrangement is alright, I just would have done without the military like drums at the end.


Huh? Horner?


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9GoQg4DSBg

It's quite good actually. The Goldsmith one is just better ;)


I never knew this was made by Horner. Still doesn't even matched up to Goldsmith's though.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:15 PM

I think this is brilliant.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:39 PM

Here's the complete version of Horner's theme which was first heard before Back To The Future Part III. Even though I love Jerry's 1997 theme, Horner is the one I'm that most fond of.



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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:45 PM

Seriously overdone. Replaces Goldsmith's careful balance with mindless bombast. As a result, it sounds rather insincere.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:52 PM

Lol, i knew you would say that.

Funny though, beforr this new recording I would not have considered Goldsmiths original "minimalist"....

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 05:53 PM

typically Universal doesn't have a f'ing clue on how to hand it's vast treasures.

Jerry's music is fine, this alternate is FINE, but for the 100th anniversary why not take a look back at the beauty of the music from the 30's intro, the ones that graced their classic horror films.

I can hear it in my head as I type.
If it isn't high concept the it's not worth watching believed the pseudo superior one.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:08 PM

Here's the complete version of Horner's theme which was first heard before Back To The Future Part III. Even though I love Jerry's 1997 theme, Horner is the one I'm that most fond of.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cADCSq9dylo

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Hey, this one is great too! Didn't know it was Horner. I'd say I like both equally, that is Goldsmith's and Horner's.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 06:53 PM

The new one is fine...things have to change with the times, and Goldsmth's superb fanfare was due for a spruce-up. Is the new one better? No....is it just - fine? Yep....

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:31 PM

ARRrrrrrgh i hate this version!

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 07:42 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cADCSq9dylo

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Sounds familliar.....

oh wait:


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The additional passage was interesting but not really something I would consider absolutely essential.


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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:02 PM

Awesome new visuals. Music meh, but at least they maintain the goldsmith fanfare.

Best moment at 0:11* :ola:








*Looking at this one ouwld think the universal studios are Based on Spanish soil! its the only recognizable mass of land, and in the very center of the screen in the whole piece...

I hope Episode III is Called 'Revenge of the Sith'

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 08:59 PM

This is very decent, most of you have this Goldsmith issue.

The new base line is interesting, putting it down from E-Major to E-flat gives it some freshness.

Definitely better than anything Zimmer brought to us in Oscars.

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Posted 02 March 2012 - 11:25 PM

This is very decent, most of you have this Goldsmith issue.


It sounds like Wagner reorchestrating Mozart.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 04:55 AM

it's got a superman/planet krypton feel to it with the new bass line

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 08:43 AM

Awesome new visuals. Music meh, but at least they maintain the goldsmith fanfare.

Best moment at 0:11* :ola:








*Looking at this one ouwld think the universal studios are Based on Spanish soil! its the only recognizable mass of land, and in the very center of the screen in the whole piece...


Hahaha... ¡Viva España!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 09:02 AM

That Horner logo really takes me back to a lot of VHS movie rentals circa 1990-1995.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:50 AM


This is very decent, most of you have this Goldsmith issue.


It sounds like Wagner reorchestrating Mozart.


Now THAT would have sounded cool!

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

5.1 is great for Jerry's superior original.


Agreed, Quint, but which DVD or Blu Ray has the best 5.1 spread?

At least it's better than the Warner Bros./"Superman Returns" fiasco.

Still, nothing, IMO, beats the THX "sliding tone" logo, although I quite like the Dolby Digital "train". The CIC logo used yonks ago was meant to come from "A Gathering Of Eagles". Can anyone comfirm this?

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

The Horner version reminds me of my excessive listening to the "Apollo 13" boot, where the logo music segues smoothly into the opening snares of the main theme.

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

The new base line is interesting, putting it down from E-Major to E-flat gives it some freshness.

For me it makes very little sense, if it's not followed by a more coherent part. I think this is not well written. What is more, he destroys the antiphonal effect of the original theme.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:23 AM

Brian Tyler talking about this new arrangement:



Drums from all around the world: truly "Universal" as Tyler would say...

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:28 AM

Ah, maybe he just had too many people playing the same drum line near the end. That's probably why is sounds so sloppy. Love the low brass line under the Goldsmith theme.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:52 AM

Brian Tyler talking about this new arrangement:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pSMnc0Uc1U

Drums from all around the world: truly "Universal" as Tyler would say...


I think more you hear the cooler it gets. And there is also Wagner Tubas!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 09:59 AM

Well, he's claiming it's a global company so it needs to sound global. And yet he didn't aknowledge Hawaiian culture by including ukelele. Oh and there is no duduk or balalaika. Come on, Brian, you can do better!

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:12 AM

If the original version weren't Jerry's, everyone would be happy for this.

Come on, it is only Logo music.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:18 AM

If the original version weren't Jerry's, everyone would be happy for this.


If the original wasn't Jerry's, then Tyler's version would sound nothing like this. You are being nonsensical.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:20 AM

How come Tyler got the gig anyway? Is he representative of the best Hollywood has to offer? Have we come to this?

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 10:24 AM

How come Tyler got the gig anyway? Is he representative of the best Hollywood has to offer? Have we come to this?


Maybe becuase Tyler had the most experience in reworking Goldsmith's scores into new arrangements (Rambo chief among them), he also said that it was like destiny that he and Jerry are connected somehow:



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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:14 AM


If the original version weren't Jerry's, everyone would be happy for this.


If the original wasn't Jerry's, then Tyler's version would sound nothing like this. You are being nonsensical.


What I mean is if the original was Gustavo Santaolalla's brilliant fanfare, no one cared if Tyler made a new version of it.

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:26 AM

Lol

*sarcasm*

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:47 AM

If Gustavo Santaclaus made it, it would not have been as brilliant!

Only Goldsmith....

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 11:57 AM

I don't know about that. If someone could arrange that Brokeback Mountain theme for Goldmsith-like horns...

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 12:17 PM

This discussion is now officially shit.

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:19 AM

First time I've heard this arrangement:

 



Still not as good as JG's



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Posted 09 March 2013 - 09:38 PM

That was awesome--thanks fr sharing!


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Posted 09 March 2013 - 10:35 PM

Now I understand what those strings are doing in "the making of" vid... Cuz I figured, they weren't there in the original centennial version.



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 02:58 AM

What is that arrangement? Is it available anywhere other than YouTube?
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Posted 10 March 2013 - 10:56 AM

John Williams actually took another shot at the Universal logo that was used only in the year 2002.  

 

 

I can't find a more complete version of it though.  

 

Interestingly it seems to be closer to Brian Tyler's. 



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Posted 10 March 2013 - 12:17 PM

Seriously? Must have given credence to this old thread:

 

http://www.jwfan.com...showtopic=10493






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