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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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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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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 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...

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.

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?

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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What is that arrangement? Is it available anywhere other than YouTube?

It is Tyler's. Pretty nice isn't it?

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WknzJn33_y0

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

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

Are you sure Williams did this?

I think I prefer Tyler's to Williams'. Williams barely changed anything.

I think he kind of improved the harmonics.

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did JW do that one?

Yes.

Source? It's not on JWFAN's list of compositions.

The list is clearly not completely accurate then. John Williams recorded that along with the ET version for 2002. It is only used with Universal films released that year.

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WknzJn33_y0

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

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

I love Williams' "big" sound, so I prefer this one to Tyler's.

Nothing beats JG's thunderous boom's. Nothing.

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