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Everything posted by scallenger

  1. Yeah, but I agree that I do LOVE the film version for the first film, too. It's honestly almost equal. But for the second film I definitely prefer the original version, like not a contest at all haha. I will also say that hearing the alternates back to back for each release, as different as they are, they are also similar enough where it DOES sound repetitive. I just think the choice simply doesn't work to put them together like this, and when I listen to the first film's DE I definitely put it at the end.
  2. My only critique of how the alternate openings are done for both films echos what everyone is saying, especially since you can't simply swamp them out. Like let's say you wanted the film version opening and the rest of the track, you'd have to do it editorially using a sound editor. It'd be simple, sure... but that's why they should have just had the full track as an alternate on Disc 2. Personally though, I don't care so much since I do prefer the original versions. And the film version music IS included, so it's not like it is missing. However, we can all take comfort that unless there is an unknown alternate, the opening of the third film matches the album.
  3. So I guess if one is still going to own the OST, get the European release to have BOTH songs.
  4. Yeah, I guess that song played in some foreign releases over the credits? Being in the US, I never even knew about that until years later, so I personally have no attachment to it haha. To my understanding it wasn't made "for the film", right?
  5. Well, I guess just hang onto the OST track then for those that want it. Was there ever a "single" release of the song? Heh. Personally, I prefer listening to the "reprise" the most anyway. That instrumental lead-in is so brilliant.
  6. Yes, that is how I see it. Apart from possible mixing differences you still get the same music.
  7. The way I see it, with the two film versions of tracks you essentially have the OST version (sans possibly mixing differences). Like Holko said, track 03 on CD 01 the Deluxe Edition is essentially the album version (with its opening) but with a different (more thrilling and abrupt) ending. Track 09 on CD 02 has a instrumental-only extended opening, then leads into the song, with its OST ending.
  8. How did I NEVER notice that we had been missing an entire track this whole time! Yikes, not on my A-Game, clearly. Wasn't on the album either, I assume? That's exciting!
  9. Huh! I never knew about the lossless rip of this film's FYC, but of course that's irrelevant now. Even if I had known it's still worth getting this, even just to support Powell.
  10. Back on the second score... it will be so crazy to finally hear the opening instrumental of the "Where No One Goes Reprise" without the sfx sounds over it... it will likely be one of those things to get used to like when I first heard the "T-Rex Jeep Chase" music from Jurassic Park without sound effects over it LOL.
  11. I still read that track name us "Furries". YES! That missing action cue before the big battle is honestly a highlight for me, so having that on CD officially alone would make that worth it. I am sure there must be interesting demos, maybe even actual alternates too that we may not know about?
  12. The third score has REALLY grown on me since it came out (the film... not so much haha, but I still like it). I definitely welcome any expanded release of it, and that is partly why I am happy to buy this one to help prompt it.
  13. Huh! Really surprised it is honestly still in print at 3,000 units. Maybe that is why they are doing the bundle. And maybe that is also why this release is only 2,000 units. I think maybe the first one still hasn't sold out because, if I recall, the FYC has everything on it (and lossless copies came up). For this film the FYC was only ever in MP3 and lacked the film versions of "Where No One Goes".
  14. I am stoked that, as he promised, this release does include both film versions of "Where No One Goes", and as a result, as I expected, does NOT include the album edit. Which I am 100% fine with. But I guess for anyone who wants that track you'll want to hold onto the OST for it, or a download. Yep! And the third one (briefly). Sidenote: second film may actually be my favorite of the series. It is definitely the "Empire Strikes Back" of it in terms of emotional stakes and darkness.
  15. The entire How To Train Your Dragon film trilogy is honestly one of the best trilogies in a long time. The third film is, imo, the only weak one, but it still has a satisfying conclusion.
  16. Ordered immediately. Didn't even need to look at the track list. Interesting that he again starts off the program with the alternate film version intro and then the original one haha. That is my ONLY critique of the original set, here again. But oh well.
  17. You're right! That would be awesome, too! The opening of the film literally has a dream in France and even shows a image of the Eifel Tower.
  18. So, should there be a new poll on which LLL release of this score is better? Mostly focused on overall sound quality.
  19. Don't threaten me with a good time!
  20. It's funny how Powell's Dragon scores have grown on me in nearly the same way every time. With the first score for some reason it didn't connect with me right away... but over a short time it became my favorite score of that year. Same with the second score... I was initially disappointed and preferred the first score but over a short period of time I loved it even more! Then the third... "oh, it was alright but I still vastly prefer the second score", yet while I STILL may prefer the second score overall, the third one has seriously creeped up on me for being potentially even better. I think he certainly improved on his orchestrations, and the new themes are great and powerful. It's just interesting to me that his Dragon scores were all like that to me. Usually scores either connect with me right away or they never really do. So I wonder what, for me at least, has a disconnect at first but then over time somehow beckons me to revisit then fall in love with it for all time? NOTE: The Jonsi songs for me are easily ranked in this order, however: 1) Where No One Goes [Gee, I wonder why?], 2) Together From Afar [A very close second, it resonates with me.], 3) Sticks And Stones [A distant third; fluff, but good fluff.]. Btw, I will always love that they got the guy who did the amazing Hoppípolla song that I was blown away by years prior when it was used in a trailer for the "Planet Earth" documentary series.
  21. Seems to be completely sold out now. At least I got one long ago, now!
  22. Sound quality is the same, right? I mean I don't know how it could be improved from last time, anyway! Just making sure there isn't a reason for me to re-purchase when I already have the 3-CD set.
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