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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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Steve JablonskyLorne BalfeClay DuncanTJ Lindgren
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Transformers (Complete Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 157'50
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
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CD1
  1. Autobots (2:35)
  2. Soldiers Arrive (0:31)
  3. Bogey Approach (1:23)
  4. Family (0:34)
  5. Soccent Attack (2:10)
  6. Arctic 1897 (0:17)
  7. Angry Camaro (1:07)
  8. Keller's Briefing (2:02)
  9. Lost In The Desert (0:44)
  10. Sam At The Lake (2:00)
  11. Belly Shot (0:15)
  12. Signal Analysis (0:48)
  13. Air Force One (2:28)
  14. Main Frame Tampering (1:57)
  15. Camaro On The Run (2:51)
  16. Scorponok (5:33)
  17. Data Copy (0:36)
  18. Deciphering The Signal (1:13)
  19. Pink Bike Ride (Part 1) (0:31)
  20. Pink Bike Ride (Part 2) (0:53)
  21. Are You LadiesMan217? (1:26)
  22. Bumblebee VS Barricade (2:07)
  23. Arrival To Earth (5:28)
  24. Cybertron (2:47)
  25. Witwicky (Part 1) (1:58)
  26. Witwicky (Part 2) (0:30)
  27. Witwicky (Part 3) (2:07)
  28. Take Em & Bake Em (Part 1) (0:36)
  29. Take Em & Bake Em (Part 2) (1:04)
  30. Take Em & Bake Em (Part 3) (0:45)
  31. Autobots To The Rescue (1:22)
  32. Not To Hear That (0:30)
  33. Simmons Takes It Off (0:53)
  34. Sector 7 Chase (Part 1) (0:49)
  35. Sector 7 Chase (Part 2) (2:15)
  36. Bumblebee Captured (2:21)
  37. Hoover Dam (1:13)
  38. Optimus (3:17)
  39. Frenzy Falls (0:28)
  40. Where Is My Car? (0:34)
  41. The All Spark (3:35)
  42. Decepticons Mobilize (Part 1) (2:29)
  43. Decepticons Mobilize (Part 2) (0:23)
  44. To Mission City (0:34)
  45. Freeway Fight (0:43)
  46. Downtown Battle (1:35)
  47. Stumble Bumble (Part 1) (1:12)
  48. Stumble Bumble (Part 2) (0:56)
  49. You're A Soldier Now (Part 1) (2:43)
  50. You're A Soldier Now (Part 2) (0:54)
  51. You're A Soldier Now (Part 3) (1:00)
  52. You're A Soldier Now (Part 4) (0:27)
CD2
  1. Transforming (0:45)
  2. Sam In The Building (0:44)
  3. Surreal Mikaela (0:38)
  4. Tow Truck Charge (1:14)
  5. Sam On The Roof (Part 1) (1:01)
  6. Sam On The Roof (Part 2) (1:15)
  7. Optimus VS Megatron (4:04)
  8. No Sacrifice, No Victory (2:30)
  9. The Cube Suite (3:52)
  10. Brooding Suite (4:34)
  11. Attack Suite (5:10)
  12. Cybertron Suite (2:46)
  13. Optimus Prime Suite (3:15)
  14. Heroix Suite (2:36)
  15. The All Spark Suite (6:04)
  16. Journey Suite (3:57)
  17. Sam's Theme Suite (1:59)
  18. Decepticons 6 Suite (3:39)
  19. Creeper Suite (2:26)
  20. Tensaction Suite (2:52)
  21. Stonker Suite (3:51)
  22. Decepticons Cello Suite (4:43)
  23. Decepticons 5 Suite (3:10)
  24. Decepticons 2 Suite (1:57)
  25. Invasion Suite (1:31)
  26. Stumble Bumble (Part 2) (Alternate) (0:47)
  27. No Sacrifice, No Victory (Alternate) (2:58)
  28. Trailer Music (1:19)
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Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
Who is "they" that your referring to?
The composers? Or the fans that get them? If your talking about fans, they probably don't want to share the scores with anyone in fear of those people leaking it everywhere, and the composer finding out and stops sending the fan any more copies of his score.

this happened with me and mancina back in the early days. He sent me a DAT of Bad Boys/Speed 2. Of course I had to find someoen who had a DAT machine to put it on cd for me. Found a film score collector who said he would put it on cd for me as long as he got to get a copy and of course I said sure (I was not into the trading circuit by that time)

Well the SOB decided to also trade it with others and then someone he sent it to sold illegal copies on ebay. So who do you think Mancina got mad at? Them, no. Me. And because of that, he stopped sending me stuff. This is why others keep them for themslves. I'll continue later...

Sam Whitwicky reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
First, I understand the reason why HZ.com list all these CD's here, it's a sort of database. Alright. No problem with that. But I don't think each and every extracts they give are coming from a record that has been given by the composer or one of his staff member for instance.

Then : When I say "them" I'm referring to the fans. I totally agree with you on the fact that a score that is given by the composer himself shouldn't be shared. It's a very private gift.

But once it's done, I'm not responsible of it. Given that these unofficial scores are often due to a leak, why are they listed here then ? Are they all coming from a composer/staff member or whoever is close to the composer ...?
Knowing it's a very private gift I think that if the original possessor is (sorry for the word) "dumb" enough to share his album (even if it was just with one person), whoever manage to find that recording is not responsible of such a mess. So, should fans refuse to obtain and listen to these albums ? Should they stop sharing them ?

Everybody should have the right to share unofficial recordings with any fan who wants to have it.
You yourself have that recording and it hasn't been given to you by the composer or a staff member ?... then why would you deserve that score more than any other fan ...?

When I say "you" I don't mean "you" in particular. I'm talking about every person who has such an album.

Westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
Guys, i just got this score and after listening to it, my opinion hasn't changed one bit. The score CD will be the center piece of any Transformers 2007 score fan, this and the original promo cd will only compliment the score CD. And for all the talk this bootleg is generating, it doesn't really bring anything new. Except for a few small cues that are very cool, most of the cool stuff in it was already either on the Promo.It's still worth the DL.But BUY THE SCORE CD.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
Well I, infact, did get the 52 track version of the score from one my my music editor contacts who worked on the score. I didn't want to send it out originally but I knew a few friends who would have loved to hear it. And since I'm to nice of a guy, I made a short version (the 30 minute one) and sent it to a few friends who I thought would have kept it to themselves. Of course we've seen how that turned out.

But with more people bugging me about it and calling me "greedy" which in fact if I was greedy I would have not sent it to anyone at all, I decided to just put out the 52 track version since it was only a week away from the official score release.

The reason why it was not a complete score I'll never know. He said he would send me what he had. Sadly, even his version was missing some tracks which I'm not sure why since he was a music editor on the film.

Either way, I don't go about putting it in peoples face what I have. I'm not a a-hole. Only reason I posted originally was to the guy calling me out as "greedy".

Which I bet it's someone I know and was upset I would not share the whole thing to them. And of course I had to repost to the guy calling me a liar and that the 52 track version was just a game rip.

But it's leaked out now and easily obtainable if you know where to look. So just enjoy it for now and once the official album is out, you'll have even more music . (From what I can tell, there's atleast 5 tracks on there not on the 52 track version. But thats not to say those tracks are not edits of other tracks together.

V Ravi Krishna reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
I have the 52 track version but of course I will buy the official score CD. I also signed the online petition for its release. It's on Wikepedia that Warner Bros. might release a 2 CD version sometime later, actually.

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Miral reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
I too have managed to get my grubby little paws on the 52 track version, but i will DEFINATELY be buying the release, infact i have it preordered...if only to show support for the superb work that has gone into it. Theres been alot of feedback that people are desperate for the score, i think its time to put your money where you mouth is and buy it!! Support Jablosnky and his efforts!!! *ill get off my soapbox now*

OKKU reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-07 00:00:00
44-Sam Takes Off - Optimus Hero (1:01)
Track is good.

joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
thanks. God this is killing me i have got to get my hands on this somehow

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
joshua,
Speeding Autos is not the film version. It's more of an alternate or unused and sounds nothing like the film version.

V Ravi Krishna reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
I got it. Sounds pretty good, actually, but some significant cues, like the arrival of the Autobots, are missing. Not like it matters much, seeing we'll be getting an official complete score in the future ;-)

joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
is there any way you could make speeding autos #(38) an extract. it's one of my favorite pieces of music from the film and i fear it's not gonna be on the official score because it's to short. I would really just like to hear it again. It would be greatly appreciated.

Sam Whitwicky - To the anonymous guy. reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
"they got a copy from someone who works in the industry'..."And they don't want to give it out because if they did, and whoever they got it from found out. They may never send them stuff again. Would you want to ruin that trusted relationship just to make a few "fans" happy?"

That's not "a few" fans...i'm talking about the whole soundtrack community. I'm talking about doing something fair !
Then, you are so naive, it's very moving. ^^
Their are so many people who own that unofficial expanded score that if many of them would share it everybody could have it too. Come on! Whoever was the first possessor of that score, the leak has already occurred ; that's obvious! How would so many people own that recording if not ?! They didn't buy it, nobody did!

Besides, it's not the first time such a thing happens. Happens all the time.

Wanna know the true reason behind the fact these "bootleg - not for sale" recordings cannot be shared ? Well it's because it allows the one who possess it to say : "I have something you can't have and I'm not willing to share it with you".

It's nothing but an ego issue :
That's called selfishness.

@ Antas reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
The fact that CD is a Bootleg instead of a Promo doesn't change anything. I'm sorry but I still don't understand why some people can find a way to put an hand on that kind of recordings when others can't.
If you have it and it's not official, why shouldn't anyone have the right to have it too ?
Reading the comments below, a lot of people seem to own this "Expanded" record. I don't think each and everyone of them may have obtained it from R.C members or at least through a legal way. Same thing for you guys.

So if I understand properly, people can own an unofficial score and they can say it (call it Bootleg, promo or whatever) but they can't say how they've found it ...? They can't share those unofficial (not for sale) records with others fans...?
Well, that's a weird conception of what is allowed (legal) and what's not. ^^

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
In any case the official release will be mastered (and will contain all the best tracks) so it would be a shame people who have these boots won't buy it.

I just hope people won't wait for a bootleg edition to release an official score next time (Contender, Desperate Housewives, Lion King expanded...)

hans-batman-zimmer reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
I love "Optimus Sword".
This expanded score is truly awesome!!

(From Japan)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
- Sam Whitwicky, how can you "own" a score you did not buy? You cannot "own" a bootleg. You did not pay money for it, atleast legtimently. Did you buy the rights from the studio? Did you call Warner Bros records and cut a deal to "own" a percintage of it? No! You cannot "own" a score if it's a bootleg.
Sorry. In this world, you cannot "own" an illegal bootleg. You can "have" a copy of it. You can own the official release when it comes out. But not a bootleg.

get your facts straight

joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
i agree 110% with WESTFALL. I could not have said it better myself. And i too will be buying the score and trying like hell to get the expanded bootleg

Westfall reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
I already pre-ordered the score and even if i already had this bootled i would still buy it. First because i'm one of the many that signed the online petition asking for the score and i think i's worthy of buying. Secondly, the score CD will be, from what i can gather from the available samples, a best of of sorts. Themes will be either rearranged or reorquetrated to produce something almost entirely new, and the sound quality is prime.Third, there are tracks missing in this bootleg that are on the Score CD and vice versa. My point is, if you truly loved this score as i did, buy it. Then if you can get your hans on this bootleg, do it to. They compliment each other, rather than replace. I sure as hell will try.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-06 00:00:00
The reason some of these people sometimes gets the rare items such as this and does not share it is probably they got a copy from someone who works in the industry: composer, assistant, music editor, agency, etc. And they don't want to give it out because if they did, and whoever they got it from found out. They may never send them stuff again.

Would you want to ruin that trusted relationship just to make a few "fans" happy?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-05 00:00:00
Bootleg arrives on Earth !

Sam Witwicky reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-05 00:00:00
Yeah that's a good thing the score will be officially released... specially if you've got that "expanded promo score'" version of the score!!! You wouldn't say the same if you did have this "expanded promo score" recording since it looks like that recording offers more tracks than the official version does.

Did you buy it ? Of course you might have bought it since it wouldn't be legal to show extracts of a recording you don't legally possess.
Since that amazing "expanded promo" release seem to be commercially available I'd like to know where I can find it, just as you did.
Where can we have a chance to legally purchase that album too ? Maybe I should ask to some Remote Control executives...

If you didn't buy it then ... how could you guys show us some extracts since you wouldn't be allowed to own that record ...?
Why could some kind of guy have it when others can't ?!

Don't tell me "because that's the way it is".

mich128 reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-05 00:00:00
I second Jeff, it would be so great to be able to get these bootlegs, legally of course, at a reasonable price. Heck I might even pay an unreasonable price. ;)

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-05 00:00:00
Let's wait for the official release. It's a good point they finally decided to release it !

Jeff S. reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-05 00:00:00
I wish there was a way for us to be able to legally purchase these bootleg releases. I am a huge fan of musical scores and do not like the idea that the best music is not always available to the paying consumer. Is there a way to release these bootlegs for download at a reasonable price? I do not think I am alone in the group of people who strive to obtain my music legally and to compensate the creators as they deserve to be.

- Jeff

Antas, Webmaster reply Replies: 0 || 2007-10-05 00:00:00
@sam : This release is not a promo. It's a bootleg -- something not official and not for public sale.

I won't say how I got it but I can explain why it is on the site : just because we put all existing CD we manage to find/get. Moreover, have in mind bootlegs/promos listed on these pages could help to the release of an official edition.

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