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Oh, and by the way, "Take Her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch" reminds me of Enya's "Book of Days", the section with the synth choir and thumping bass line, and especially if the bass line is bumped up (like in the film). 

 

James Cameron initially looked to Enya to compose the music for Titanic, but then Cameron called upon Horner to write the score.  And Horner incorporated Enya's style in some of the cues.

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That's pretty common knowledge. The original trailer, known as the 'ShoWest' presentation, was a 5 minute reel with Book of Days playing in the same spots as the Horner-composed Titanic theme would in the theatrical trailer, which was a cut-down version of that ShoWest presentation. 

 

The trailer is here: 
 

 Keep in mind this is a PAL sourced video, so the key is pitched up by 4 percent. Because of this pitch-shift, it sounds even closer to Titanic. 

 

The opening uses Pax Deorum before launching into some Alan Silvestri music if I recall, then you hear Book of Days. 

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On 1/14/2019 at 6:12 PM, Chen G. said:

Yeah, highland pipes would've just been all wrong for the kind of music he wrote for the film.

As much as Highland pipes would be more ethnically appropriate, Uilleann pipes are far more versatile.

 

On 1/14/2019 at 6:12 PM, Chen G. said:

Plus, good luck recording a highland bagpipe with an orchestra in a room. Brings to mind the horror stories of recording the rhaita in The Lord of the Rings.

Horror stories?  I thought the rhaita was recorded separately...  Anyway, as someone who's slowly learning to play the rhaita, I'd love to hear those horror stories.

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Um, okay, so this is not about the LLL set, but seeing as this is a rather active topic, I'm posting here:

 

I ordered Back To Titanic a week or so ago from Amazon and got a CD in the mail today. Just ripped it and, well, it's not Back to Titanic, even though that's on the case. It's an 11-track album that contains Titanic music, but it's 'performed' by other people and the arrangements are really bad. It seems to contain a lot of BTT material, though. Does anyone have any idea what I just got? I can't find anything using a quick Google search.

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42 minutes ago, bollemanneke said:

Haha, if only.

 

EDIT: Okay, so it's this thing:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00007JSQR/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00__o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

Why on earth do they name this album BTT too? Third-class behaviour!

 

Look at the mp3/LP/cassette options on that link. They're all for the 'real' one. The CD option lists this one.

 

:eh:

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My idea for a revised Titanic OST

 

1. Main Title

2. Distant Memories

3. Southampton (Film Version)

4. Leaving Port (Film Version)

5. Take Her to Sea, Mr. Murdoch (Film Version)

6. Rose (Film Version)

7. Hard to Starboard 

8. A Building Panic

9. Unable to Stay, Unwilling to Leave

10. Trapped on 'D' Deck

11. The Sinking

12. Death of Titanic

13. A Promise Kept (Film Version)

14. A Life So Changed

15. An Ocean of Memories

16. My Heart Will Go On / Post

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I did that and played it. It's certainly interesting and obviously a bit shorter than the original. 

 

Useless trivia: 

"Take Her To Sea, Mr. Murdoch" was the first orchestral cue of the score to be recorded. Obviously the trailer had been done prior along with some of the synth work, but that was the first cue the orchestra had to play for the score proper. 

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At one point a few years ago, there was a fan-made recreation of the Southampton film version cue (but just the first minute of the cue) on YouTube where the original uploader used a sophisticated composition program (like Logic Pro).  And it sounded just like the real thing.

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