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Recommended Soundtracks for you!

  1. Apr 28, 2004 #1
    Here are a few of my selections, divided into mood type (please note they are soundtrack names, not albums) :

    Excitement and courage

    Final Fantasy XI Vanadiel March -
    Final Fantasy XI - The Kingdom of San dOria -
    Final Fantasy XI OST Album series
    Final Fantasy 7 - Highwind takes into the skies [ new ]
    Lord of the Rings III The return of the king
    Lord of the Rings III Hope and Memory
    Gladiator - The Battle
    Pearl Harbor - The War

    Passionate and Flashback: [ note most of my current selections are from LOTR, because I miss the one I watched LOTR III with so much... ]

    LOTR - The Hobbits
    LOTR - Land of Rivendale
    LOTR - Stewart of Gondor
    LOTR - Into the West
    Final Fantasy 7 - Aeris Theme OST
    Final Fantasy 7 - Tifa's Theme OST
    Final Fantasy 7 - On that night 7 years ago
    Final Fantasy 7 - Cid's Theme OST
    Final Fantasy 7 - Sending a dream into the Universe
    Pearl Harbor - And then I kissed him
    Pearl Harbor - Tennessee

    Classical (Piano):
    The Pianist - Nocturne in C# Minor (Chopin. Frederick)
    The Pianist - Grande Polonaise (Chopin. Frederick)

    More to come... :cool:
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  3. Apr 28, 2004 #2


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    Blah, soundtracks.

    - Warren
  4. Apr 28, 2004 #3
    Ooh.. soundtracks, my favorite category of music (included are computer game as well as movie).

    Listed in random order:

    Medal of Honor: Allied Assault main theme
    Gladiator - Strength and Honor
    Gladiator - Slaves to Rome
    Gladiator - Earth
    Return of the King - Minas Tirith
    Return of the King - The White Tree
    The Time Machine - I Don't Belong Here
    Rainbow Six 3 Main Theme
    Any music from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (more original than the movie's music)
    March from "1941"
    Frank Ticheli's Fortress and Shenandoah for Concert Band (can be downloaded for free without copyright infringments at http://members.aol.com/mbmband/html/mp3.html [Broken])
    A Bridge Too Far - Main Theme
    The Great Escape - Main Theme
    Pirates of the Caribbean - One Last Shot
    The Matrix - Clubbed to Death (instrumental)
    The American President - President Shepherd (main theme)
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  5. Apr 29, 2004 #4
    I too love soundtracks!!! I don't play games, so the following soundtracks are from movies:

    Fellowship of the Ring - The Breaking of the Fellowship
    Gladiator - The Battle
    Gladiator - The Glory of Rome
    Gladiator - Now We are Free
    A Beautiful Mind - Creating Governing Dynamics
    Indiana Jones - Raider's March
    Indiana Jones - The Last Crusade Theme
    Star Wars - Darth Vader Theme
    Return of the King - Minas Tirith
    Return of the King - Anduril
    Return of the King - The White Tree (this is played during the beacon lighting sequence in the movie)
    Forrest Gump - Feather Theme
    Lawrence of Arabia - Overture
    E.T. - Main Theme

    I understand that some of the music above are not original. For example, Hans Zimmer seems to enjoy recycling his music. I do not mean to prompt a debate over the originality of the composers of the soundtracks listed above. I just enjoy listening to them, although they are second choice to music by Mozart, Chopin, Strauss et al.

    If I had a modicum of musical ability my ambition would be to become a composer. Unfortunately, that is not the case and my musical ability is abysmal. Hence, you can't really blame me if you are repulsed by my choice of music above.
  6. Apr 29, 2004 #5
    Just one nomination from me:

    In the mood for love.

    Very original and mellow. Capativating.

    A side note. For those of you who have seen the movie and wondered why and/or what it is that Tony Leung whispers to a tree, I know the answer. :wink: .
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  7. Apr 29, 2004 #6
    hmmm I cant think of any movie soundtracks of the top of my head that i really like, but a song that seems to fit my mood perfectly at the moment is,

    Patience, by Guns N' Roses,

    Yea thats rite the one with the whistling at the start.
  8. Apr 29, 2004 #7

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    The "Top Gun" soundtrack is good.
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    The Vice City soundtrack is awesome. It has Michael Jackson, Rick James, The Cult, The Cars, Flock of Seagulls, Loverboy, Human League, Pointer Sisters. What band doesn't that soundtrack have? :biggrin:
  10. Apr 29, 2004 #9
    For a few seconds Hans Zimmer's musical style seems to sound exactly like John Williams' style (also occasionally happens with Howard Shore too).

    You never know until you try. If you have a basic understanding of music then composition shouldn't be that difficult. It just takes time (too much time in my opinion), but usually I dont have the time to be writing music.

    Your music selection is fine (I agree with many on your list). I tend to like the pure instrumental cinematic sound (RoTK) with lots of moving melodies, countermelodies, harmonies, and a range of different styles (6/8, 4/4, 5/8) and themes with some solos spaced evenly throughout the music.
  11. Apr 29, 2004 #10

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    OOH another good soundtrack is from Transformers: The Movie. Especially the song "Nothin's gonna stand in our way"
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    For all you anime fans the .Hack//Sign Soundtrack is very good, especially the 3rd season.
  13. Apr 29, 2004 #12
    Mission Impossible (the very first one) - U2
    Extreme Ways (Bourne Identity) - Moby
    Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty - Harry Gregson Williams
    Most Star Wars
    Burn (The Crow) - The Cure

    And the strangest one of them all the theme song to Marlboro Country
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  14. Apr 29, 2004 #13
    All games

    Mech Warrior II Merc had an awesome sound track. All instrumental
  15. Apr 29, 2004 #14
    The music from 28 Days Later is quite groovy.
  16. Apr 30, 2004 #15
    a couple really good soundtracks

    Meet Joe Black
    Interview with the Vampire
    Prince of Egypt
    Jason's Lyric
    The Graduate
    Easy Rider
  17. Apr 30, 2004 #16

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    I'll agree with that, Guns N' Roses - Sympathy for the Devil. Damn good version of the song.
  18. Apr 30, 2004 #17
    Schindler's List
    Jackie Brown
    Pulp Fiction
    Artificial Intelligence
    2001: A Space Oddyssey
    Forest Gump
    Mission To Mars
  19. Apr 30, 2004 #18
    A rhythm. :wink:
  20. May 1, 2004 #19
    The soundtrack from The Pianist is also good. Schindler's List musically wasn't rich enough, but that was probably intentional in fitting with the mood of the story. The violin solo was beautiful but I've to admit that I got bored with it after a while.
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