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Agree, solid work, but dosen't sound like John Williams, more like Danny Elfman.<br><br>Also, the main theme sounds like Pirates of the Caribbeanwhat an incredible album! it is getting very close to my personal favorite which is dunkirk. there is so much mastery in both. one thing that dunkirk has that this album doesn't have is a sense of repetition. both albums have some kind of non-finality. with dunkirk, i feel transported back to the beginning. with this one, i am not sure what comes next.<br><br>Hans and team probably have their share of anecdotes but here's another one.<br><br>i was playing this one day and my friend's daughter asked me if this was from... she hesitated and asked: the dark phoenix movie? i was astonished. she is 12 and probably not into movie scores. but she was able to pinpoint the right movie from a random part. that's something many aspire to. especially with the millions of super heroes movies out there!<br><br>i told her how impressed i was and went on unleashing my Hans Zimmer collection onto her haha :)Because i don't support the idea of 'only good scores are full orchestral', don't agree with that statement.<br><br>Yes, i love Your Highness and Steamboy, aslo really like stuff like TF (except the four) and TMNT 2. But also something like Pain & Gain, Bloodshot, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Friday the 13th or the Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Deepwater Horizon, even i consider (unpopular opinion) guilty pleasure Battleship.<br><br>Yes, i'm weird :p<br>I love revisiting this score. It's just so much fun, and I love hearing this side of Steve's music. I remember watching interviews where he'd talk about programming John Williams' string patterns into midi instruments, and his love for Williams' work overall. This side of him is rarely shown in his projects. <br><br>But then you have scores like this that show off how much of a wizard he can be with music. Melodic action music, fun and creative use of synth, classic Jablonsky choir chants, and beautiful use of the orchestra. Perfect for a fantasy comedy with a modern twist. <br><br>I cannot stress enough how much I love tracks like "Isabel the Strong", "Labyrinths And Humps", and "Mean Knights and Horsies O' My!". "Playful Secrets" in particular shows just how much of an expert Steve is with an orchestra. It sounds straight out of a John Williams score like Harry Potter or Indiana Jones with a fun Danny Elfman choir on top. Not to mention the beautifully performed bassoon and French Horn combo at 0:39 and 0:44! <br><br>These are the kinds of projects I like to see from Jablonsky. Films and games that allow him to show off his skills and test his abilities to the point where he creates complex, unique, varied, thematically rich, and truly poignant music. <br><br>This is something that I can point to and say "that's 100% a Steve Jablonsky score". It has some influence from Zimmer, but is not copying him by any means. Maybe with the slight exception of "Thadeous".Can't really agree that much with Bloodshot. The reason I was able to be engaged in Jablonsky's past scores similar to this (e.g. TF5, TMNT 2) was his strong melodic voice. Even in the more sound design parts of those scores there was at least several themes that I enjoyed, easily identified, and analyzed some lovely development for them. <br><br>Bloodshot doesn't really have that, it's got themes so minimal (except for KT which I can't really enjoy because the melody sounds identical to "Optimus"), that whatever development is there, I feel nothing toward because it's easy and boring to develop a theme that's basically just a series of chords. <br><br>Keanu I can't entirely judge Jablonsky for as it was also Nathan Whitehead's score, but it just sounds like Bloodshot 0.5 to me. Guitar chords, sound design, string ostinatos, wandering piano theme, been there done that. <br><br>Good lord, do I hope Steve works on Orbital Era though. It would be so refreshing to hear a full-on orchestral Jablonsky score again.
Not only better than Spenser, it's better than Skyscraper.<br><br>Ok, Bloodshot maybe isn't one of the best works by Jablonsky, but after such disappointing with Skyscraper, see Jab in a work with choir, guitars, cool themes (if don't catch the similarities between KT's theme with the Autobots theme ;D) and good action writing (hang in there, i'm not going say is something good as Steamboy or Your Highness, even some of the Transformers/The Island stuff), as for the sound design, i prefer people like Jab, Zimmer or Holkenborg MORE than something dreadful as Reznor/RossJust listen Bloodshot OST again and I like it better than for the first time. Yes there is a lot of sounddesign elements, but quiet and melodic moments are good at some parts. My favorite track is "Bloodshot". For me this work, despite all the problems, is far better than Spencer Confidential.<br><br>There is extremely need of new Sci-Fi (not like Bloodshot, lol) or Fantasy project for Steve to work on. I'm fairly certain that he could provide amazing music for this genres, but for some reason.<br>Also, I've listened a few tracks from his "Keanu" score (posted on his new website) and it's wonderful, hope there will be a full release sometime. This one reminds me of another genre where Steve is good - comedy and parody movies - "Your Highness", "Pain and Gain", "Sims 3" (yes, it's a game score but it has that comedy atmosphere I'm talking about) all are really great scores for its genre.<br><br>For me "Eternals" from Marvel could be a good movie for Steve to work. And honestly, I would like to see what he could brings to "Godzilla vs Kong" crossover more than Junkie XL.<br><br>At least I hope that Katsuhiro Otomo would like to work with Steve again on his new anime project "Orbital Era", truly a dream-project.Yes, the sound mixing in the movie is bad, you can't listen the music properly, is buried under a lot of sound effects.<br><br>It was one of those situations where 'the music is trying to overlook the thunderous sound effects',I do kinda prefer the 2014 score over the KOTM score, but McCreary's work does deserve more love than just being called a 'retreat of the original theme'.<br>It also deserved to be heard more, but the movie's sound mixing was terrible.Wasn't expecting to see someone else here for the same reason. Really hoping those two soundtracks return, they're great for studying music.
Are Steve Jablonsky and Rupert Greyson-Williams still apart of RCP or they went solo too?I wouldn't disagree that Godzilla KOTM is a good score since it works very well for the movie and by itself. I'm just saying that Junkie XL can bring something new and interesting to the franchise which hasn't been done before.Before someone jump, i will said in this kind of movies, change a composer is very common, don't say i don't want McCreary will be back, only i prefer other people try other things.<br><br>Like i said, i listen very OFTEN the three scores in this movies, and i love each style (as for the movies... well, prefer G14 and KSI over KOTM)@Moggyman<br><br>If you think that all McCreary did was modernize the Godzilla theme, you clearly haven't listend to the score.<br>He indeed used and modernized the themes for Godzilla & Mothra.<br>Besides that he wrote new themes for Rodan, Ghidorah, Monarch, The Russel Family and a theme he called the Ancient theme.<br><br>Besides this, he used the orchestra, choir, soloist and specialty instruments in the best way they can be used.<br><br>His score was one of the best blockbuster and orchestral scores of the last couple of years, in my opinion.<br><br>Until I hear Holkenborg's score I can't really comment on if it will be good. But at the moment I am sad McCreary isn't coming back. But I am very curious what Holkenborg will doI disagree, the McCreary's score in that movie is really, really good... but I put this, as myself i listen very often the other two: G14 and Skull Island, also really, really good, can't put a score over another because one composer uses a theme (a very mytical one, if you are a movie monster fan), specially in that franchise.<br><br>Yes, Ifukube create a wonderful theme (and the original movie have a really tough score to listen isolated of the movie), but other composer make a wonderful themes (and polaraising), like Otani (which his score for GMK is FULL electronic, but really good) or Oshima (great theme, maybe the inspiration for Desplat's theme), even the most forgotten Reijiro Koroku create a terrific theme for the character in 1984
Bear McCreary is a good composer but all he did for Godzilla KOTM was modernize the original Godzilla theme, which isnt super creative. Junkie, on the other hand, may give us a really creative score based on his eagerness to do the project.Yeah besides the massive disappointment that is the movie Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the even bigger disappointment is that Bear McCreary won't be back for more.you fool.... its impossible ! everybody knows that there is only one batman theme.... (joke)In a recent interview, Junkie mentioned that he's bringing back themes for Superman and Wonder Woman, while everything else is new. I wonder if he's gonna make a new Batman theme.It's true, there is completely different team from composer to director in crossover :)
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Steve JablonskyLorne BalfeClay DuncanTJ Lindgren
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Transformers
Label: Warner Bros. Records
Length: 59'50
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  1. Autobots (2:33)
  2. Decepticons (3:52)
  3. The All Spark (3:35)
  4. Deciphering The Signal (3:09)
  5. Frenzy (1:57)
  6. Optimus (3:16)
  7. Bumblebee (3:57)
  8. Soccent Attack (2:07)
  9. Sam At The Lake (1:58)
  10. Scorponok (4:56)
  11. Cybertron (2:46)
  12. Arrival To Earth (5:27)
  13. Witwicky (1:57)
  14. Downtown Battle (1:33)
  15. Sector 7 (2:05)
  16. Bumblebee Captured (2:17)
  17. You're A Soldier Now (3:28)
  18. Sam On The Roof (2:03)
  19. Optimus Vs Megatron (4:00)
  20. No Sacrifice, No Victory (2:58)
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krazie835 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-18 00:00:00
I think the score by Jablonsky is a decent one. It has some impressive cues to it but the one thing that I really hate about it is its lack of originality. I mean come on the cues sound like Batman Begins, The Terminator, The Kraken Theme and several other Zimmer scores even King Arthur for goodness sake.

Jablonsky is talented but with this score you hardly ever hear any of it because all you hear is just a regurgitation of previous Zimmer scores.

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Daneimp reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-18 00:00:00
Thx for an amazing release! My favs. are (ofcause) arrival to earth and the middlepart of Scorponok (the rise part) It fits the movie perfect and the sound is AMAZING, it's wonderous how such a "simple" piece of music can sound so amazing! :D

thx again for a kickass score :D

Badis reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-16 00:00:00
Mr Jabsolnsky, thank you for making me cry with one of the most endearing, sweet, hopeful scores ever written.
I can say it is one that I will forever look back on as a
masterpiece.
Keep at the excellent work and I hope your music will grace the second Transformers film.
Thank you once again from an appreciative Badis in London. Good day to you sir.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-13 00:00:00
WHERE IN THE HELL IS THE SCORE???????? I CANT FIND IT ANYWHERE HERE IN MEXICO!!! PLEASE MR JABLONSKY, SEND IT OVER HERE!

Levraibond reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-13 00:00:00
The lyrics of Decepticons :

"I was wondering for a longer time now what the great lyrics in the "Decepticons theme" mean, and today, I found out: The Decepticons theme is influenced by the world famous Dies Irae. Jablonsky mixed it up, and uhm, well now you have a meaningless pot of words:

Low-voice-chant:
Tuba, mirum, Tuba, spargens
Tremor, David, mirum, ante

Chant which gets louder throughout:
Totum totum totum totum David
Totum spargens totum david
Totum quarens, sedisti totum

(I wasn't able to understand the rest of it.)

If ya would translate it, it would be something like this:

Trumpet, casts, Trumpet wondrous
Horror, David, Casts, before

Contained, contained, contained contained David
Contained wondrous contained David
Contained seeking, hope contained

So, it's all kinda nonsense (although the real Dies Irae has a biblical meaning behind it)."

George reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-13 00:00:00
Hi Steve,
As one of the participants who signed that petition Chris Knight had set up to support the release of the Transformers Score CD. I just wanted to thank you for making it a reality that we can enjoy such beautiful music at the comfort of our homes or even in our cars. I've been wanting this CD ever since I saw the movie on the big screen. I can tell this must be a very demanding CD because just about every store in Connecticut was out the moment they got them in. Hell some stores even told me they haven't even gotten copies yet. And that they are on the waiting list or back ordered. Just as I thought I wouldn't get the album that day. I made one final call to a store called Newbury Comics. The only store in CT. They said they had gotten only one copy in, and I got it thankfully. I was so happy, I felt like a little kid that gotten exactly what I wanted for Christmas. The music is so Beautiful that my girlfriend even wants a copy. Well I know what to get her for christmas now. I enjoyed every track of it. Especially the Arrival to earth track which I know that was the #1 requested track. And the Optimus Prime theme. The flute in the song would almost bring tears to my eyes. I hope sales do well enough for you to release that possible 2 disk set that I heard you might consider doing. I promise you if you do release it. I'm gonna take no chances and researve my copy. Thanks again Steve. And hope to hear that you'll be doing sequals. And I look forward to future music projects that you'll be doing for films.

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-13 00:00:00
Thanx, Levente!
Thanx, Levraibond!

"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings!"

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-12 00:00:00
"you can add : Deciphering the Signal (album) and Frenzy (album) as "alternate" takes at the end of your compilation."

Why did you save those for the end as alternates?

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-12 00:00:00
Well I always tought Decepticons were two cues merged together. You can clearly hear where it were edited together. Well I think it is obvious, I can hear it, don't know who else.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-12 00:00:00
Official ---------- Bootleg

01 --------- no (Alternate, official edited long)
02 --------- no
03 --------- no
04 --------- no (not in film)
05 --------- no (not in film)
06 --------- no (Alternate)
07 --------- first half is in the boot : track 41 (Alternate), second part is not
08 --------- track 04 (identical)
09 --------- track 08 (identical)
10 --------- track 13 (official edited short)
11 --------- track 20 (identical)
12 --------- no (official very short alternate : choir added)
13 --------- track 21 (identical)
14 --------- track 40 (identical)
15 --------- track 31 (identical)
16 --------- track 32 (identical)
17 --------- track 43 (identical) + track 44 (identical)
18 --------- track 49 (identical) + track 50 (official short alternate : choir added)
19 --------- track 51 (official very short alternate : choir added)
20 --------- track 52 (alternate, official edited long)

Am I right ? :D

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-12 00:00:00
Track list for Transformers Complete Score, based on what we have so far:

CD1 (49:10)

1. Autobots
2. Soldiers Arrive
3. Bogey Approach
4. My Ladies
5. Soccent Attack
6. Crazy Grandfather
7. Angry Camaro
8. Young Subject Matter
9. Sam at the Lake
10. Belly Shot
11. Frenzy
12. Pentagon to Air Force One
13. Main Frame Tampering
14. Camaro on the Run
15. Scorponok
16. Sim in the Compact
17. Deciphering the Signal
18. Satan's Camaro
19. Sam's Pink Bike Pursuit
20. Are You Ladies Man 217?
21. We're Locked In
22. Bumblebee
23. Arrival to Earth
24. Cybertron
25. Optimus

CD2 (48:41)

1. Decepticons
2. Witwicky
3. Witwicky House Pt. 1
4. Witwicky House Pt. 2
5. Take 'Em and Bake 'Em Pt. 1
6. Take 'Em and Bake 'Em Pt. 2
7. Criminals Are Hot
8. Autobots to the Rescue
9. Not to Hear That
10. Simmons Takes It Off
11. Speaker Phone
12. Sector 7
13. Bumblebee Captured
14. Hoover Dam
15. Frenzy Falls
16. People Are Going to Die Here
17. Decepticons Mobilize
18. Nokia Bot
19. The All Spark
20. Speeding Autos
21. Optimus' Sword
22. Downtown Battle
23. Stumble Bumble Pt. 1
24. Stumble Bumble Pt. 2
25. You're a Soldier Now
26. Megatron vs. Optimus
27. Mountain Dew
28. Sam in the Building
29. Surreal Mikaela
30. Sam on the Roof
31. No Sacrifice, No Victory
32. Sam Our Hero

This, of course, is not the ultimate complete score, since a huge chunk of music is still missing (when Megatron is freed from his hybernation and when Bumblebee and Sam take the Cube out of Hoover Dam and meet with Optimus and others on a highway, while Keller, Simmons and others fight with Frenzy), which is great piece of music, BTW!

"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings!"

A Sentient Being reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-12 00:00:00
Does anybody know the exact lyrics in "Autobots", "Decepticons" and "Arrival to Earth"?
Thanx!

"Freedom is the right of all sentient beings!"

Laura reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-12 00:00:00
Mr. Jablonsky,

I want to personally thank you for releasing this CD. I cannot stop listening to it it is so great. Keep up the great work and hope to see you on board for the sequel.

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-12 00:00:00
This score is simply fabulous!!
The official cd is amazing. Pieces like 'Arrival to Earth'(Wonderful arrangement), the All Spark (Martin Tillman's Cello,Viva Armageddon) or BumbleBee are ones of the best musics i've heard on my life!

Felicitations Steve Jablonsky!

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-12 00:00:00
I have found the lyrics for Decepticons. It is on the Knight Shift webpage.

Mr Tweedy reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-11 00:00:00
Hey Levente,

Decepticons IS the cue for all the Air Force One sequence.
The cue you mean, when Starscream attacks the Hoover dam is used later, and it is called, on the 52tracks bootleg, "Nokia Bot" (which is a wrong track title). But of course, it sounds a bit similar to the Decepticons / Main Frame Tampering cues.
Just check the CD and bootleg, "Decepticons" (at 2:14) segues to Main Frame Tampering (minus the beginning of the latest cue), and has the same progression until the end.

hans-batman-zimmer reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-11 00:00:00
What the hell is going on?
I'm still waiting for receiving this CD from Amazon.
I can't wait anymore.

(From Japan)

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-11 00:00:00
Amazon sent a letter everyone who ordered the score, that 1 from 3 weeks is the waiting time for the album. Transformers opened as the 3rd best selling soundtrack and it was in the top 30 for all music albums.

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-11 00:00:00
Okay Mr. Tweedy I wans't exact the last time. The music I was talking about, Sector 7's soldiers and the soldiers from Quatar are preparing their weapons for the Decepticons in the Hoover Dam. And we hear a boom I think they hear Starscream attack. Then big silence and John Torturo character places a grenade in to his weapon while he still looks up. There were I was talking about that the second part of Decepticons were used.

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-11 00:00:00
Sorry don't take it offensive.

Mr Tweedy reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-11 00:00:00
No problem Levente ! I'll check it out.
In fact, the cue "Decepticons" seems to be written not for only one scene but as a "use it when you want to" cue for Michael Bay. Bay's editing sessions appears to be pretty chaotic, and it must be hard for composers to write cues for a precise scene !
I know parts of Decepticons are used during the Mars Transmission too. This is the same thing about "Soccent Attack", it can be heard twice : the first time during the Soccent Attack of course, and a second time when Megatron Awakens.

Mac reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-11 00:00:00
This is a great score, true. But there are portions lifted wholesale from Batman Begins, The Island et. al.
Don't misunderstand, I like it and it's great for anyone who (like me) is a huge fan of the Media Ventures sound. The only qualm I have is when Jablonsky starts to shamelessly cannibalise other MV scores - this can't be a good thing. Top album nevertheless!

Levente reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-11 00:00:00
"Main Frame Tampering (remove it because it's already the second part of "Decepticons", or maybe you enjoy listening the same stuff twice ! :P)"

Actually when Frenzy got busted, and security is looking for him Main Frame Tampering is heard. The second part of Decepticons, the percusion part I mean, is can be heard when everyone is in Sector 7 and they are preparing for the Decepticons. It is somewhere when Starscream attacks the Hoover Dam. Before they release Bumblebee.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-11 00:00:00
Here's a good way to combine official and bootleg versions without having the same stuff twice. I already propose some alternate tracknames... I don't enjoy much those "fan made names" which sometimes sound a bit cheesy ! I definitely prefer names from the regular release. Try to prefer album versions instead of bootleg versions because they have a much better sound quality.

Autobots
Soldiers Arrive (/Osprey)
Bogey Approach
My Ladies
Under Attack - Transformer Takes Aim (/Soccent Attack)
Crazy Grandfather (/Arctic 1887)
Angry Camaro
Young Subject Matter (/Keller's Briefing)
The Lake (/Sam at the Lake)
Belly Shot
Pentagon to Air Force One (/Signal Analyse)
Decepticons
Main Frame Tampering (remove it because it's already the second part of "Decepticons", or maybe you enjoy listening the same stuff twice ! :P)
Camaro On the Run
Scorponok (official album is shorter but has much better quality... I prefer to keep the good quality one)
Sim in the Compact
Deciphering the Signal (bootleg ! not album version)
Satan's Camaro
Pink Bike Pursuit
Are You LadiesMan217 ?
We're Locked in (/Bumblebee Vs Barricade)
Arrival to Earth
Why Are You Here (/Cybertron)
Whitwicky House Pt. 1a (/Witwicky)
Whitwicky House Pt. 1b
Whitwicky House Pt. 2
Take Em and Bake Em Pt. 1
Take Em and Bake Em Pt. 2
Criminals Are Hot
Autobots to the Rescue
Not to Hear That
Simmons Takes It Off
Speaker Phone
When Feds Attack (/Sector 7)
When Feds Attack (/Bumblebee Captured)
Hoover Dam
Optimus
Frenzy Falls
People Are Going to Die Here
The All Spark (album version)
The All Spark (bootleg, should be renamed "Decepticons Mobilize Pt 1")
Nokia Bot (/Decepticons Mobilize Pt 2)
Bumblebee
Speeding Autos (/To Mission City)
Optimus Sword (/Freeway Fight)
F-22s to the City (/Downtown Battle)
Stumble Bumble Pt. 1
Stumble Bumble Pt. 2
Soldiers Retreat - Take the Cube (/You're a Soldier Now Pt 1)
Sam Takes Off - Optimus Hero (/You're a Soldier Now Pt 2)
Megatron vs Optimus (/Confrontation)
Mountain Dew (Sparked)
Sam in the Building
Surreal Mikaela
Sam Flares it On the Roof (/Sam on the Roof Pt 1)
Sam and Statues (/Sam on the Roof Pt 2)
No Sacrifice, No Victory (/Optimus Vs Megatron)
Sam Our Hero (/No Sacrifice, No Victory)

you can add : Deciphering the Signal (album) and Frenzy (album) as "alternate" takes at the end of your compilation.

ok reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-10 00:00:00
and i forgot, please buy this one if u like it. It will help with future releases of jablonskys music.

Danny reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-10 00:00:00
No the track you are looking for is Sam Takes Off/ Optimus Hero

Answer top wheeryt

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-10 00:00:00
Is this overall better than the promo?

Danny reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-10 00:00:00
Its better quality but many of the tracks are different from the promo. The 52 track promo is all film version stuff. This is album is better quality and just has more refined cues than the two promos.

Annadeus reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-10 00:00:00
Arrival to Earth is possibly the most beautiful instrumental piece I have ever heard. Thank you so much.

I'm very much looking forward to buying the score as soon as my local store gets it ordered. I hope to hear more from Steve Jablonsky in the movies!

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