ScoreKeeper Claus Has Five Copies of London Music Works' New TRANSFORMERS TRILOGY Compilation Album to Give Away! Ho-Ho-Ho!
Greetings! ScoreKeeper here giving out a little heavy metal in time for the holidays. This will probably be my last CD giveaway of 2011 so I hope you take advantage of it.
London Music Works (along with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra) in connection with Silva Screen Records has been releasing new performance compilation albums for quite some time now. Just a few months ago I gave away copies of their James Horner and Hans Zimmer compilation albums. This time I've got Steven Jablonsky at the plate hitting a triple with music from the three TRANSFORMERS films.
On this album are sixteen tracks featuring six from TRANSFORMERS (2007), another six from TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN (2009) and four tracks from TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON (2011).
These are really good performances by London Music Works conducted by James Fitzpatrick that rivals the original recording. As a rule, I'm going to partial toward the original score recordings over any re-recording but I have to say there's a depth and clarity in these recordings that I really like. I thought the originals get pretty muddy most of the time. The chorus sounds great and the electronics are deemphasized a little more than in the original recordings.
For the last giveaway of the year I've got five copies of MUSIC FROM THE TRANSFORMERS TRILOGY Performed by the London Music Works on CD to give to loyal AICN readers.
So what do you have to do?
Just send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject: TRANSFORM THE HOLIDAYS! and include your name, mailing address, a valid email address, and either your favorite or least favorite moment of any of the three TRANSFORMERS films. Which ever fires up the most passion in you.
I'll then take all the entires transform them into numbers and blindly pick five at random. Those five chosen will receive this great compilation CD courtesy of Silva Screen Records. The deadline for submission is Sunday, December 11th, at 11:59pm EST. Only one entry per person. International entries will be accepted. Duplicates will be discarded.
That's it! Get your entries in today. I'll be announcing the winners a day or two after the contest closes. Good luck!
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Dec. 5, 2011, 7:38 p.m. CST
it's a fact that the cinematic scores of the trilogy was an awesome work of musical art.
Dec. 5, 2011, 8:32 p.m. CST
and piss on his face while he writhes in agony.
Dec. 5, 2011, 8:34 p.m. CST
...I heartily approve of this album!! :-)
Dec. 5, 2011, 8:40 p.m. CST
They really weren't bad, but Revenge of the fallen, depressed me. Awful, awful mess.
Dec. 5, 2011, 8:44 p.m. CST
Dec. 5, 2011, 8:47 p.m. CST
... that was the upside to the film as certain tracks were fantastic. I especially loved the music cues used in the convoy scenes.
Dec. 5, 2011, 9:34 p.m. CST
by Nasty In The Pasty
Same listening experience.
Dec. 5, 2011, 10:15 p.m. CST
Because brother always brings the good shit. I enjoy the first Transformers for what it was, the second was one of the worst viewing experiences of my life, so I sat out on the third. And at least 60% of my enjoyment of the first came from the surprisingly strong score.
Dec. 5, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST
by Kyle Shold
Dec. 5, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST
by Nerd Rage
and of course people would still be lined up around the block to buy it.
Dec. 6, 2011, 12:05 a.m. CST
I've never addressed this before but it seems I get at least one or two folks asking the question on every talkback so I figure I'll do it right now. First of all, I'm a pretty hardcore soundtrack geek. I truly enjoy reading all your answers. When you write for a web site like AICN and you attract a very niche group of readers I feel like reading your entries allows me the opportunity to connect with you a little more. I'll even respond from time to time just to get the chance to geek out with you over something really cool. Secondly, I'd really prefer if somebody winning the contest truly appreciated and enjoyed what it was they were winning. It's a hoop and I'm asking you to pass through it. Chances are if you take the small amount of time required to enter the contest you might really want it. You could still hawk it on ebay and that's fine. I can't control that. But generally it's a small hurdle to weed out the people that couldn't really give a rat's ass about the soundtrack.
Dec. 6, 2011, 12:10 a.m. CST
You don't know how proud I am of all of you that you detested "Devastator's balls" as much as I did. ...and my favorite scene is the opening scene of the first film when Blackout descends upon the base, transforms and all hell breaks loose. That was a flat-out awesome moment! Little did I realize the series went downhill from there.
Dec. 6, 2011, 2:12 a.m. CST
...in TF3, there some shots with Patrick Dempsy and Ms. Victoria Secret on a high-rise balcony as the spaceships began attacking. For a moment, it felt like something vaguely interesting would happen. As for the hates: TF1: Plot point of a robot etching a secret location into a pair of reading glasses, then robots searching eBay for the hunted object, as if they knew who was in the ice cave with Megatron. Could it get more stupid? TF2: Why, yes! A Transformer babe with clothing and hair and a hot on for Shia LaBeouf. If these robots can conceal themselves so finely, why bother transforming into bulky cars and planes? TF3: John Malkovoch! Karate with Bumblebee, then tickling. My eyes rolled out of my head and down the theater aisle and begged for mercy. As for the soundtracks, I found them all to be the same *make it sound serious* nondescript tonal Michael Bay backing noise. So, enjoy the free CDs, whomever wins.
Dec. 6, 2011, 2:42 a.m. CST
I feel sick.
Dec. 6, 2011, 3:11 a.m. CST
Dec. 6, 2011, 3:16 a.m. CST
You got to be kidding me there, friend. If there is a poster boy for what's wrong with today's film scores, the scores for the Bayformers movies are that.
Dec. 6, 2011, 3:25 a.m. CST
"Could it get more stupid?" It's from Orci and Kurtzman (with hidden contributions from Lidenof - those three are connected by the hip), so no, it can't be any more stupid.
Dec. 6, 2011, 3:25 a.m. CST
The loser is the winner.
Dec. 6, 2011, 3:27 a.m. CST
i take some pride in paying for the music i like. and i wouldn't accept shit even nif for free. i mean, what would i do with it, anyway? i don't have a shooting gallery.
Dec. 6, 2011, 3:43 a.m. CST
Did you watch Transformers 3? If you did, why? If you hate them why do you watch Bayformers? I'm sure you will say, you wanted to see how bad they were. You've seen them all haven't you?
Dec. 6, 2011, 3:51 a.m. CST
I know it's very hard to find a good film score in this day and age to make stand fromthe crowd. Still, to give away Transformers scores CDs is a bit scrapping the bottom of the barrel, isn't it? I appreciate the intention, but not the gifts. In some cultures to offer up some trinckets might be considered something of a pun in jest. Anyway, thank you. It's cool you disliked the Bayformers series. You just don't dislike enough. And that first scene with the whatever robot attack of the air base is not that cool or exiting. I have seen actors stare at a wall who provide more excitement then that shit!
Dec. 6, 2011, 4:22 a.m. CST
what films do you like? if you seem to hate certain films by certain directors
Dec. 6, 2011, 6:19 p.m. CST
by Gary Busey's Upper Half
But it depresses the shit out of me that every other blockbuster score of the following decade sounds just like it. Where's the woodwinds? Where's the counterpoint? Where's the THEME?
Dec. 7, 2011, 10:57 a.m. CST
I didn't watched Trashfuckmers 3. What's the point of doing that, anyway?
Dec. 7, 2011, 10:58 a.m. CST
was that for me?
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