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Bear McCreary's Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

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Amazing. People can tell what a whole score is going to be like from three minutes of it!

 

Also, I disagree with that assessment anyway, especially given the implementation of Akira Ifukube's themes.

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1 minute ago, The Original said:

He'll make the Ifukube theme sound like shit!

 

:lol:

 

In all seriousness I've heard recordings of it when it played at Tokyo Comic Con and at the Japanese early screenings and it sounds great.

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21 minutes ago, The Original said:

He'll make the Ifukube theme sound like shit!

It's not a great theme anyway. I do like the original score very much and how this march functions within it but as a thematic idea it's just not that special. Like Brad Fiedel's Terminator theme, it is the film that elevates the theme rather than the opposite being the case.

 

Having said that, I liked how Silvestri used it in RPO.

 

Karol

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How dare you! :angry::lol:

 

(Joke, though it was written influenced by the small ensemble Ifukube had for the first film - he would have written it very differently had he had a full orchestra).

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2 hours ago, crumbs said:

Ahh. :(

 

Well, won't bother with this one until after I've seen the movie then.

 

I dont know why you would listen to someone who probably hasnt even heard more than a couple of minutes yet.

But on the other hand I have reached a stage where I want to see a movie first before listening to a soundtrack anyways, so ... good?

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Just now, ManofDestiny said:

If you own all Godzilla's music, you know there are something worse. Always.

 

 

Urgh, Final Wars' score...

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Just now, The Original said:

I'm starting to wish Zimmer did score it.

 

I guess you could say that if Zimmer scored it, it would be banging :lol:

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I think I'm out of the loop here.  How are people hearing this score already?  The OST album isn't out yet, and neither is the film?

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Just now, Jay said:

I think I'm out of the loop here.  How are people hearing this score already?  The OST album isn't out yet, and neither in the film?

 

It's not. Only that one track Old Rivals is.

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OK from reading the posts, it seemed like ya'll were talking about more than just that track

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15 hours ago, ManofDestiny said:

Don't know if it is old news, but according to Amazon(JP), the album contain 1 hour 37 minutes of music.

And the CD (CDr?) will be a 2 disc addition.

 

Yet another modern composer who has no clue how to assemble a lean album, eh?

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https://www.amazon.co.jp/Godzilla-King-Monsters-Bear-McCreary/dp/B07QSPK4DK/ref=sr_1_1?__mk_ja_JP=カタカナ&keywords=Godzilla%3A+King+Of+Monsters&qid=1558189323&s=music&sr=1-1-catcorr

 

CD's track list is out:

 

CD 1:

       1. Memories of San Francisco
  2. The Larva
  3. Welcome to Monarch
  4. Outpost 32
  5. Ice Breaker
  6. Rise of Ghidorah
  7. Old Rivals
  8. The First Gods
  9. Rodan
  10. A Mass Awakening
  11. The One Who is Many
  12. Queen of the Monsters
  13. For Andrew
  14. Stealing the Orca
  15. The Hollow Earth
  16. The Key to Coexistence
  17. Goodbye Old Friend
 

CD 2:

1. Rebirth
  2. Fog Over Fenway
  3. Battle in Boston
  4. Redemption
  5. King of the Monsters
  6. Godzilla (feat. Serj Tankian)
  7. Mothra’s Song
  8. Ghidorah Theme
  9. Godzilla Main Title

 

I guess "Goodbye Old Friend" is the death of Dr. Serizawa ?

 

Glad they put the song in the end. I will remove it from playlist anyway.

 

Amazon did not say it, but it is CDr, right?

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I love the rendition in Rebirth as well.

 

Also, word of advice: skip Goodbye Old Friend if you want to go into the film blind, the lyrics in that track are a pretty big spoiler.

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I haven't been watching the trailers since I already knew I was going to see this.  But I also am probably not deeply involved enough in the history of the franchise for whatever y'all are talking about to mean much to me.

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7 hours ago, Gistech said:

I love the rendition in Rebirth as well.

 

Also, word of advice: skip Goodbye Old Friend if you want to go into the film blind, the lyrics in that track are a pretty big spoiler.

 

Spoiler

I haven't heard it but I get the feeling Ken Watanabe starts singing Over the Rainbow to Godzilla before he sets off a nuke in his face. Just an educated guess.

 

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5 hours ago, The Original said:

 

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Spoiler

Well, the character does have the name Serizawa, so if you know your Godzilla history well enough...

 

2 hours ago, The Original said:

Holy shit! The Rebirth track features a familiar piece of music from Godzilla vs Destoroyah!

 

I don't hear it.

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2 minutes ago, Gistech said:
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I don't hear it.

 

1:17 - it's Requiem from GvsD.

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20 minutes ago, The Original said:

 

1:17 - it's Requiem from GvsD.

 

Both contain Godzilla's theme played on an oboe but the tone is different, so it's probably not a deliberate reference.

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7 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

Not being familiar with Godzilla music outside of the main march, who wants to point out what Bear’s original theme(s) is/are?

 

Ghidorah and Rodan have all new themes. Mothra's theme is Mothra's Song from the original Mothra film.

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8 hours ago, The Original said:

Holy shit! The Rebirth track features a familiar piece of music from Godzilla vs Destoroyah!

 

By the way, got my plush toy today.

 

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 I saw them at Target for $39.99 each.

On 5/13/2019 at 10:55 PM, crumbs said:

So any verdicts on the score? Is it good?

 

 

A bit underwhelming after a few listens.

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