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This topic contains 14 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  gizmo 12 years, 4 months ago.

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  • #4092

    fitch
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  • #20868

    RonanHayes
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    I have both Halo and Halo 2 Soundtracks. Bungie always had really good music for their games. Myth the fallen lords was excellent (for its day)

  • #20869

    fitch
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    :D Ronan you sound like you’re a bit of a soundtrack collector there.. both the Halos, Starwars III … i might have to raid your collection if i ever get to meet you LOL

  • #20878

    RonanHayes
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    well let me know, I can post a list of some soundtracks I have. A few are on loan already, but I should have backups.

  • #20890

    Dermy
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    The best game soundtrack i’ve heard in ages is the Chaos Theory soundtrack by Amon Tobin. Absabloodybrilliant!

    i hate this mentality thats growing within the industry- that if a game has live orchestra that its a great soundtrack. They nearly all sound the same- though maybe thats because the same 3 or 4 composers seem to be scoring ALL the games!

    The main goal has drifted from a creative and unique soundtrack to, get your man, record with the EasternBloc Symphonic and sound like hans zimmer!

    I think we need a game music sex pistols!

  • #20891

    peter_b
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    The main goal has drifted from a creative and unique soundtrack to, get your man, record with the EasternBloc Symphonic and sound like hans zimmer![/quote:e0170fd0d0]

    like your man danny elfman that does pretty much every comic-book to movie soundtrack and tv show on in released in the usa (simpsons etc). ;)

  • #20896

    fitch
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    The best game soundtrack i’ve heard in ages is the Chaos Theory soundtrack by Amon Tobin. Absabloodybrilliant!

    The main goal has drifted from a creative and unique soundtrack to, get your man, record with the EasternBloc Symphonic and sound like hans zimmer!

    [/quote:92ddef9014]

    hi Dermy :D

    Chaos Theory is on the list to buy.

    .. but to record an Irish Orchestra with an local composer ! now that’d sound great ;)

  • #20897

    Dermy
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    haha- now only if i new a local composer, Hmmmm……….let me think!

    Danny Elfman got paid $300,000 (exluding production costs) to co-write (with Russel Shaw) a 4 minute title screen piece for fable, and its not a particularly outstanding piece. Even his film work is now Danny elfman trying to sound like the old danny elfman. The spider-man soundtrack aint a patch on batman.

  • #20898

    peter_b
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    true, i think elfman is now doing “desparate housewives” soundtrack, not the work i reckon he wants, but its dosh i guess..

    i remember seeing a behind the scenes of back to the future (on the dvd boxset) and an interview with Robert Zemeckis about the movie.

    And he said that back when they made the first one it was cheap, low bugdet limited everything; special effects,actors etc. but he said that in order to make this movie work it needed a killer tune “alan silvestri” famous piece. And it was true that music more than made up for the cost-cutting and made that movie a hit(ppl still remember the tune even if they dont remember the movie). Consequently, they got a nice fat budget for BTTF 2 and 3 which were great movies also.

  • #20910

    gizmo
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    Hrm off the top of my head I think the soundtrack to Homeworld is one of my faves. It was just so immersive and really added to the game. They bundled it along with the Cataclysm expansion pack if i remember correctly…

  • #20945

    fitch
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    300,000 Jeez ! i’m not charging enough LOL

    that’s serious money there for 4 minutes music. :D

    I just heard the Spiderman2 soundtrack recently.. thought it was great. Although I’ve had Batman running in the car for months now LOL .. Me loves Danny Elfman

    Ronan .. let me know your list … I’m curious now

  • #20960

    RonanHayes
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    Halo
    Halo2
    Myth the Fallen Lords

    A beautiful Mind
    American Pie 1,2,3 (Dont ask their just on the PC)
    Braveheart
    Dirty Dancing (Again just on the PC)
    Donnie Darko
    Finding Nemo
    Gangs of New York
    Gattaca
    Gladiator
    Intermission
    Lord of the Rings (All of them, including limited editions, the cartoon score, the trailers, and teaser trailers, and all manner of other inspired works)

    Love Actually
    Matrix (All the albums)
    Moulin Rouge (Double Version)
    Requiem for a Dream
    Road to Perdition
    Shrek
    Shrek 2
    Spiderman
    Spiderman 2
    Thin Red Line

    Starwars (Way too many to number, all 6 episodes, and all manner of collectables, basically just fancy packaging and stuff)

    Now what I dont have on the PC

    John Williams (Lots and Lots of Compilations)
    Hans Zimmer
    Minority Report
    Bourne Identity
    Bourne Supremacy
    October Sky
    American Beauty
    Universal Cinema (Copied these as they came into the cinema, these were promo CD’s sent out)

    About 20 Disney Soundtracks
    Troy
    Hell Boy
    The Terminal
    All the Harrypotters
    Forest Gump
    Hero
    Crouching Tiger
    Akira (Not really a soundtrack but I have some tracks from it)
    Ghost in the Shell (same as above)

    Hmmm I’ll look at the rest of them, I know I have about 80+ soundtracks and about 40+ compilations (Some custom made during the napster days).

  • #20963

    RonanHayes
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    Some more :D

    Found these in work:

    Pirates of the Caribean
    Fifth Element
    Indian Jones
    Jurasic Park
    ToyStory
    ToyStory2
    Mulan
    Tarzan
    Monster Inc
    Incredibles

  • #20969

    fitch
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    wow :shock: that’s an impressive list there Ronan,

    I’ve sent you a PM , because there’s about 4 of those that i’d love to hear :D

  • #20982

    gizmo
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    Heh the American Pie movie always puts me in a pop punk kinda mood…god i hate that film… :lol:

    Oh and Danny Elfman will to be doing the soundtrack to Tim Burtons new film Corpse Bride….i assume you’ve all seen The Nightmare Before Christmas?
    The soundtrack to that was fantastic!

    Hes also doing the voice of a character in the film…a Mr. Bonejangles :D

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