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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 1984Bear 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 :)But the film was particularly bad...<br><br>So I rather have a whole other team do something ELSE lol...Yeah... McCreary's score is one of the best from last year so I'd rather have him again.I open to ANY composer in this movies.<br><br>To answer the question, YES, i'm ready<br><br>Specially to a guy, who loves G14, KSi and KOTM
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Ramin DjawadiBobby TahouriStephen ColemanBrandon Campbell
ComposerAdditional MusicOrchestratorTechnical Score Advisor
Game Of Thrones (TV Series - Season 1)
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 65'01
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  1. Main Title (1:46)
  2. North Of The Wall (3:48)
  3. Goodbye Brother (3:07)
  4. The Kingsroad (2:06)
  5. The King's Arrival (3:34)
  6. Love In The Eyes (4:00)
  7. A Raven From King's Landing (1:16)
  8. The Wall (1:59)
  9. Things I Do For Love (1:52)
  10. A Golden Crown (1:38)
  11. Winter Is Coming (2:42)
  12. A Bird Without Feathers (2:02)
  13. Await The Kingís Justice (2:00)
  14. Youíll Be Queen One Day (1:36)
  15. The Assassinís Dagger (1:19)
  16. To Vaes Dothrak (1:29)
  17. Jon's Honor (2:35)
  18. Black Of Hair (1:40)
  19. You Win Or You Die (1:57)
  20. Small Pack Of Wolves (1:57)
  21. Game Of Thrones (1:18)
  22. Kill Them All (2:35)
  23. The Pointy End (3:16)
  24. Victory Does Not Make Us Conquerors (1:35)
  25. When The Sun Rises In The West (2:40)
  26. King Of The North (1:28)
  27. The Nightís Watch (1:44)
  28. Fire And Blood (4:30)
  29. Finale (2:31)
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iamtommie reply Replies: 0 || 2019-03-11 20:12:24
Just be reminded. It might not be completely right.

Episode 1
North Of The Wall
Main Title (Every episode of course)
A Raven From King's Landing
The King's Arrival
A Golden Crown
Things I Do For Love
Game Of Thrones (More episode through all seasons)

Episode 2
To Vaes Dothrak
A Bird Without Feathers
Goodbye Brother
The Kingsroad
The Assassin's Dagger
Love In The Eyes
Winter Is Coming

Episode 3
The Wall
The Pointy End

Episode 4
Await The King's Justice

Episode 5
Small Pack Of Wolves

Episode 6
You'll Be Queen One Day
Black Of Hair

Episode 7
You Win Or You Die

Episode 8
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Episode 9
Victory Does Not Make Us Conquerors

Episode 10
Kill Them All
King Of The North
Jon's Honor
When The Sun Rises In The West
The Night's Watch
Fire And Blood
Finale

Bibi reply Replies: 0 || 2018-05-09 09:40:15
So, nothing about the live experience here ?

Warfighter reply Replies: 6 || 2012-05-14 21:21:03
Season 2 score release coming from Varese Sarabande

www.varesesarabande.com/servlet/the-1037/Game-Of-Thrones-cln --Season/Detail


...2015-07-07 19:25:15
Hybrid, do you know who was the cello player on this score? I am pretty sure it's not Martin Tillman. It could be a pleath I guess but would like to know for sure!


Hybrid Soldier2015-07-07 21:27:31
No idea ! No one's credited as musician... Maybe it's Ramin...


...2015-07-07 22:19:37
Ramin plays the cello? I didn't know that, awesome!


Edmund Meinerts2015-07-08 11:00:55
I always assumed it was Ramin himself, although admittedly I've never seen that confirmed anywhere, so whaddo I know. :p


Phil2015-07-08 12:45:59
probably Tina Guo?


H2O2015-07-09 00:57:23
Nope. Not Tina Guo, she just performed her own covers for the Main Theme & The Rains of Castamere. Dunno, may be it's Brandon Campbell who plays the cello.

Jasper reply Replies: 0 || 2011-07-04 00:48:34
Just listened it for the first time. I kinda like it, but I gotta listen it a couple more times. Good first impression though!

Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 2 || 2011-06-27 18:05:29
Meh.

As a big fan of the books I have to say that Djawadi really didn't (or doesn't have the ability to) live up to the potential that this incredibly intricate storyline offers - dozens of subplots, intriguing characters, it's a really awesome story and the series did it full justice in every aspect EXCEPT for this underwhelming music.

To my ears Djawadi is one of the least impressive composers to come out from under Hans Zimmer's wing. Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, Rabin, Jablonsky, Mancina, Jackman, Orvarsson, Balfe, Rupert Gregson-Williams, are all much better. I wish one of them could have had this incredible opportunity.

That said, the main theme isn't actually too bad. Kind of catchy. But I hate the synthy sound of the string section and in general it's really underplayed. Thank God the series is so strong it barely even needs a score ;)


Edmund Meinerts2011-06-27 18:06:47
Oh, and Nick Glennie-Smith is better too...:p


Ds2011-06-27 21:27:01
Totally agree!! wonderful main theme but the rest is ambient music without any originality...

D A R T H reply Replies: 1 || 2011-06-16 14:05:26
Ramin Djawadi is not constant, but here, i think it's a very good album with ethnic and medieval sonority...


my note : 4 of 5


Bill L.2011-06-16 20:31:16
indeed ! Incredible soundtrack
5/5

Bill L. reply Replies: 6 || 2011-05-04 16:57:06
Yeahhhh ! very good - I am impatient to get it :p


D A R T H2011-05-26 23:24:16
It's for June...


D A R T H2011-05-27 19:47:18
the 14th or 17th june


D A R T H2011-06-13 21:10:23
MMM...ok ...06 / 28


HZfan2011-06-14 19:11:29
It's available on iTunes now!!!


Miles2011-06-14 22:02:18
The samples sound pretty good; there's a real emotional core within the music. Nice job, RJ!

My only quibble is that something must have been up with the mixing or whatever: when it moves into the higher or lower registers, there's this static-y background harmonic, but for all I know it could be something different. It's noticable on tracks like "Goodbye Brother" and "Finale".


Bastian Nanchen2011-06-14 22:35:03
Always in iTunes Switzerland...i'm sad !!!

Bastian Nanchen reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-08 19:24:04
Now, you can preorder the soundtrack from HBO shop:
http: // store.hbo.com/game-of-thrones-original-soundtrack/detail.php ?p=301299&v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones&ecid=SMM-11859&pa=SMM- 11859

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Evenstar reply Replies: 3 || 2011-06-01 09:46:46
Cover:
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Track List:
1. Main Title (1:46)
2. North Of The Wall (3:48)
3. Goodbye Brother (3:07)
4. The Kingsroad (2:06)
5. The Kingís Arrival (3:34)
6. Love In The Eyes (4:00)
7. A Raven From Kingís Landing (1:16)
8. The Wall (1:59)
9. Things I Do For Love (1:52)
10. A Golden Crown (1:38)
11. Winter Is Coming (2:42)
12. A Bird Without Feathers (2:02)
13. Await The Kingís Justice (2:00)
14. Youíll Be Queen One Day (1:36)
15. The Assassinís Dagger (1:19)
16. To Vaes Dothrak (1:29)
17. Jonís Honor (2:35)
18. Black Of Hair (1:40)
19. You Win Or You Die (1:57)
20. Small Pack Of Wolves (1:57)
21. Game Of Thrones (1:18)
22. Kill Them All (2:35)
23. The Pointy End (3:16)
24. Victory Does Not Make Us Conquerors (1:35)
25. When The Sun Rises In The West (2:40)
26. King Of The North (1:28)
27. The Nightís Watch (1:44)
28. Fire And Blood (4:30)
29. Finale (2:31)


Evenstar2011-06-01 09:48:00
Release Date: 06/28/11


Hybrid Soldier2011-06-01 10:24:14
Even, I've said it before, so it's just once more : I hate people posting tracklists !

I'm adding it ! Hey, I have the right to sleep too ! :O


Evenstar2011-06-01 14:47:06
Sorry Hybrid, i thought it would be nice someone help you out. Won't do anymore.

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