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Universal Centennial Logo - 100th Anniversary Logo

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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?

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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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?

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

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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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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.

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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

-Erik-

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.

Karol

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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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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...

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

It sounds like Wagner reorchestrating Mozart.

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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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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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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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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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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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Brian Tyler talking about this new arrangement:

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

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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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Brian Tyler talking about this new arrangement:

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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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!

Karol

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

Only Goldsmith....

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

Karol

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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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