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Two legendary Goldsmith scores with legendary Horner sequels are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, ordered the first group for the occasion.

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Let's see, now:

15 CDs, including:

a 2-CD Elton John "best of",

a Maria Muldar CD (the one with MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS),

a 1993 CD from The Waterboys (not the one with WHOLE OF THE MOON),

a Labbi Sifre CD (the one with SOMETHING INSIDE SO STRONG),

a 4-CD set of Gregorian chants (gorgeous),

TUBULAR BELLS,

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER,

a couple Brian Eno CDs,

and two others that I can't remember, at this time.

Yep, £3 doesn't go far, up here :)

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1 hour ago, Jurassic Shark said:

Any good?

The same question from me.  I have no recollection of this score in or outside the film.

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2 minutes ago, Faleel J.M. said:

Fixed ;)

 

 

(Warning: this post is not indicative of my true thoughts and feelings)

That sentence in the brackets just saved your life ;)

 

3 minutes ago, Jay said:

:eek:

You know that it's true.

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1 hour ago, Brundlefly said:

You know that it's true.

 

I don't.  Aliens is one of my favorite scores of all time.

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24 minutes ago, Jay said:

 

I don't.  Aliens is one of my favorite scores of all time.

 

You probably heard it before you heard any of Horners pre-86 scores, right?

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My first encounter with Horner's music on album (without knowing anything about him) was on some s-f compilation which had some suites from The Wrath of Khan (main title) and The Search for Spock (disco version). I think that must have been one of those dodgy things where you have synthesised orchestra for the most part. But I realised only years later who wrote it. Before that, I must have heard his music in Braveheart but can't remember that making any sort of impression on me at the time. My first actually album I got from my mum for Christmas and that was Apollo 13. I really liked it but hated it was interrupted by songs and dialogue. The next one was Titanic a couple of years later. I sort of liked and disliked this one. Liked the muscular action music but hated the synths and Celtic stuff. Then The Mask of Zorro arrived and I absolutely adored this one (even to this day it's one of my favorites). I think my next one after that was Willow and I remember being really annoyed that certain 4-note motif from Zorro crept up. The one I bought very soon after that was The Perfect Storm which I liked (even though Filmtracks review told me not to). Then Bicentennial Man... And then many, many followed...

 

Karol

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3 minutes ago, crocodile said:

think my next one after that was Willow and I remember being really annoyed that certain 4-note motif from Zorro crept up.

 

Its the other way around! You got it wrong?

 

Its extremely annoying in Zoro.

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2 minutes ago, Jurassic Shark said:

 

...and they all had the 4-note motif! ARGH!

Yes! I think I have reached my breaking point with Enemy at the Gates which I think really overdid it in a couple of places. Oddly, even more extensive use in Troy doesn't bother me at all.

 

I have made my peace with Horner and his crimes since then. It's not like you have any other choice. ;)

 

Karol

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15 hours ago, Stefancos said:

Its hardly original!

And hardly complex! The short writing period is very noticeable. One half is taken from the original Alien, the other half is stereotypical military music, thus I don't know which substantial merits remain to the score. But maybe I'm being too subjective.

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