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John Powell's SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (2018) - Deluxe Edition release coming November 2020


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14 minutes ago, Pellaeon said:

I’m 100% convinced that “The Adventures of Han” should be listened to at the end. When I’m listening to Solo I always want to begin with “Meet Han.”

 

I absolutely 100% agree with you!

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This is a pretty awesome news , THE DELUXE EDITION!!    

Han (Hero)   "Meet Han" 0:10 "Corellia Chase" 0:05; 0:26; 1:33 "Flying with Chewie" 1:34 "Train Heist" 4:10 "Marauders Arrive" 1:28 "Is This Seat Taken?" 0:10; 0:25;

1 hour ago, ChrisAfonso said:

On the other hand, this way it functions as an overture, before the score proper begins.

 

I 100% see it as an overture.

 

I would've wanted the full end credits in the album as well, even if it is mostly recycled from previous tracks in the album. It's very underwhelming the way it is now.

 

But, 79:59 and all that...

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They'd probably rather spend all their time working on making all the film cues be as good as possible I guess.


I am so glad Williams is still doing it, his TFA end credits is still amazing to me.  Horner never stopped either.

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28 minutes ago, Not Mr. Big said:

The movie should have ended on a stylish end credits animation set to Williams new theme.  The blue text against star field doesn't fit the spin-offs very well without the opening crawl at the film's opening.

I heard they couldn't use Williams concert arrangement due to legal reasons.

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Powell and Giacchino do it sometimes (Ice Age 2 and 3, Mars Needs Moms, Doctor Strange, Spider-Man Homecoming, Star Trek), but they seem to be the only ones doing it. I kind of like Giacchino's end credit suite in Rogue One, even if it is edited. But John Williams also did that for some of his scores (Harry Potter 3, The Last Jedi)

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10 hours ago, D_A_R_T_H said:

like others star wars movies here, i'm looking for a complete tracklisting... do you have this ?

1m1
1M2
1M3
....

Etc etc...

The recording sessions cue list has not been made available yet.

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I tried the search function for this thread and don't want to go through 40 pages of posts so forgive me if it's been brought up before.

 

I took my sons to see Solo (their 1st viewing, my 2nd), and I believe I detected the Imperial Suite from Rogue One in the scene where Han and Qira are attempting to escape in the space port at the beginning of the film.  Not the Imperial March source music that is playing over the "PA" system there but in the soundtrack.  Was I smoking crack again or did I hear a faint bit of it?

Chad

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And with semantic nuggets like these i still would recommend a  basic 'avoid babbling bloat' writing course. And this is just a random example

It's fascinating to hear Powell channel his lifelong passion for the "Star Wars" concept into his own methodology without losing the key tenants of the franchise's music. 

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Am I crazy, or does Val (Thandie Newton's character) have a motif in "Train Heist"?  It appears twice in a row beginning at 2:18, and I'm sure I heard it in the theater several times during that sequence.  To my ear, it sounds a lot like Paul Smith's main theme to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (a.k.a. "Deep is the mighty ocean," which also works as lyrics to both themes).

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26 minutes ago, igger6 said:

does Val (Thandie Newton's character) have a motif in "Train Heist"?  It appears twice in a row beginning at 2:18,

 

That's it?

 

A recurring motif needs to recur in two discrete cues. Twice in one piece of music doesn't really count, now does it?

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36 minutes ago, igger6 said:

Am I crazy, or does Val (Thandie Newton's character) have a motif in "Train Heist"?  It appears twice in a row beginning at 2:18, and I'm sure I heard it in the theater several times during that sequence.  To my ear, it sounds a lot like Paul Smith's main theme to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (a.k.a. "Deep is the mighty ocean," which also works as lyrics to both themes).

 

I think it's based on this:

 

 

It's probably an example of what Powell calls composing via "poor memory".

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On 6/15/2018 at 4:46 AM, kaseykockroach said:

Phew! I'm relieved it's not the usual three stars he throws at Powell. Very well then.

 

It might be less contentious if reviewers explained their opinion on the score but didn't actually give a star rating. If you're massively into electronic/ambient music you could be fascinated by some of the stuff he gives a frisbee to.

 

I'd personally give Solo 4 1/2 stars. It's not perfect, but it's hard to imagine how anyone would've done a much better job.

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4 hours ago, Muad'Dib said:

I ADORE this little bit

 

 

And then when it reappears at 2:40

 

DA DADA DADADA  DADADA DADEEDADEEDADEESDFSFSFS DA DA!

For some reason that bit sounded very much like Elgar to me. Which is neat.

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