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What Music Do You Listen To?

Discussion in 'Mousecellaneous' started by Horizons, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Horizons

    Horizons Playlist Author

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    It's been slow on the boards lately, so I thought a good topic to discuss is what music, apart from theme park related music, do you listen to. We've briefly talked about how collecting theme park audio has opened up new genres that one may not have listened to otherwise (Bluegrass anyone :amazon:). What else do you listen to?

    I just picked up the 3 complete scores for the Lord of the Rings movies (which I haven't seen yet). I've been purchasing more soundtracks lately, but I doubt I'll ever get to the level of thx99 or Dr. Know.
     
  2. SeaCastle

    SeaCastle Premium Member Playlist Author

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    I'm not a fan of most of the music that's out today so I enjoy older music. At the moment I'm listening to lots of Bruce Springsteen (specifically "Born to Run), the Eagles, Hootie and the Blowfish; Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Billy Joel, and Jimmy Buffett. I also enjoy Christian music and bluegrass :)amazon:), specifically the Hour Four of the Pioneer Hall loop.

    Movie soundtracks are also something I enjoy. Pirates of the Caribbean is arguably my favorite score, both the Klaus Badelt and Hans Zimmer scores. The Big Chill soundtrack is also a favorite as I've grown to enjoy Motown. Another favorite of mine is show tunes. I guess I do have a life outside of Disney!
     
  3. Horizons

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    I also listen to a lot of Springsteen, but only bootleg recordings. Once you hear the live sets, there's no going back to the studio recordings.

    I agree, the POC soundtracks are great, even though I didn't care for the movies. I really wish complete scores for each of the movies were available. There's a lot of great music missing from the OST's. At least we can look forward to the score from At Stranger Tides, although I don't know who will be scoring it.
     
  4. SeaCastle

    SeaCastle Premium Member Playlist Author

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    Agreed. I listen to the Live 1975-85 and Live from New York City versions of "Born to Run" and the studio version just does not measure up. My favorite part of the song is the music that plays right before "The highway's jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive/Everyone's on the run tonight, there's no place left to hide".

    It's a shame the OSTs only include about 1/3rd of the music in the movie. I really hope Klaus Badelt is composing the fourth movie. Badelt was the originator of "Jack's Theme" and the best known tunes. I believe Hans Zimmer, though talented, is used in too many movies.
     
  5. Magic Music

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    Get yourself a copy of the [i]Gladiator[/i] soundtrack. It's the same thing, only better. :amazon:
     
  6. angiehashemi

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    I love soundtracks myself too. I have the box set for POC, Star Wars, and Indiana Jones (Christmas presents from my hubby this year). I have some other movie soundtracks too. I love musical movies too, mostly old ones like Singing in the Rain, the Wizard of Oz, etc. I have lots of those kinds of soundtracks too. Since my husband likes classical and instrumental music a lot, he loves the soundtracks too. Hans Zimmer is used quite a bit these days, but I love his work. I love John Williams too.

    I also listen to a lot of CD's called "Soundscapes" and a XM Radio station called "Watercolors." The closest genre I can think of for this is World music. I guess that is why I love the AKL loop music and the Poly loop music so much. Reminds me of this kind of stuff.

    Now, I am a child of the 80's, so I do listen to a lot of that suff too, but don't hate me for it!

    I listen to a lot of different things though. My sister loves country, my dad loves country and bluegrass, my mom loves easy listening type stuff and top 40. My husband loves classical and Praise and Worship stuff. I have had a lot of influences in my life that make my like several types of music. My CD collection looks like a music store. I even have some Opera (from my music major days in college) as well as some heavy metal (from my ex-boyfriend in the 80's influence). I love the Beatles and Elvis Presley, but I also love Dave Koz and Louis Armstrong. I even have a set of 4 CD's with Swing Bands. I don't think I can fit myself into one category. I just love music! I don't think I could live without it, especially Disney stuff!
     
  7. angiehashemi

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    I have that one too!
     
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    I, too, am a score fan. I am loving Lost's score, by Michael Giacchino. If you guys haven't, you should definitely check it out!
     
  9. Horizons

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    I have this one on my want list. I have a version of some of the score done by the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra that I like. But I've been wanting the Lord of the Rings set for some time, so I went with those off my list first.

    Angie: I have the Indiana Jones set on my list as well, but was holding off since it wasn't the complete score. How do you like it?
     
  10. Dirk

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    Hey there, Hi there, Ho there, ...

    I am loving a good mix of various styles and types of music as well - from movie scores to country, pop, jazz ... if you are interested you can get a better overview over the mix at my last.fm profile at http://www.last.fm/user/stagestar

    Before I forget it: The Indiana Jones soundtrack box mentioned before is - IMHO - a mixed back. Certainly the "Raiders' March" aka the infamous Indy theme is a classic, but a lot of the remainder of the score for the four movies by John Williams is very specific underscore. While effective in the movie and certainly of interest to fans of the movie as well as fans of John Williams there is less instant memorable material there. However, considering how long we had to wait for an official release of the scores on CD (in particular the first two movies) it certainly is an interesting addition to any score collection. Just don't expect to play all four regular scores and the bonus on constant repeat. Speaking of the bonus disk: there is just a couple of previously unreleased tracks on this one, instead the interview takes up the major part of it.


    Dirk
     
  11. eyore

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    Being rather ancient now, I was involved with the "folk revival" in the 60's so my main love was traditional folk. Living in the same city as the Beatles (and just around the corner from one of them) I moved into a more pop-based sound as well. I went into hibernation (coma?) for the sounds of the 80's and 90's although I struck a balance with Gordon Lightfoot and Steeleye Span.
    Since becoming involved in tracking down loop music (and consequently listening to hours and hours of clips on iTunes and Amazon), I'm really enjoying the music from the movies now. My collection has grown considerably over the last few years although I am prone to say "did you know, Disney uses that in the loop for......".
    I should day that I already had the Lord of the Rings CDs before I found Disney uses one of the tracks in one of the DLRP studios loops.
    I do often wonder what people think though when I drive past and they hear the BTMRR queue music belting out from it.
    Sad, I suppose. :amazon:
     
  12. angiehashemi

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    Horizons and Dirk: I agree about the box set. I had only listened to part of the CD set before, so I have to say that I felt like I needed to listen to it again before giving an informed review. I do agree that the interview does take up a lot of the bonus CD. To be honest with you, I really wish they had done a companion DVD for that part of the package. It is kind of hard to listen to the interviews without any visuals or soundtrack bites to accompany the interview itself. I think a much better job could have been done with a DVD, even if that approxiamtely 18 minutes was the only thing on it. Dirk, you are also right that I would not play all 4 CD's and the bonus CD on repeat. I don't know that I could listen to all four of them at once either. With that being said, I love the Indiana Jones movies and the soundtrack even more so than the films. I just like period films a lot and especially this type period film. Is this CD set something that I listen to all the time? No. Is it something that is worth adding to my collection? Absolutley! Given the chance again, I would spend the money for it. It is worth having it for sure!
     
  13. Horizons

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    Just purchased this and the companion CD (plus several other Zimmer scores). I really like it, but not as much as the POC scores.

    Regarding the Lord of the Rings scores, I suggest everyone go out and purchase the complete recordings. These scores are just incredible.
     
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    Bought the full set the first day they came out ;)
    I agree, incredible scores. I also bought the new copies of LOTR and the Hobbit with illustrations by Alan Lee.
     
  15. angiehashemi

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    My husband got the Lord of the Rings and the Gladiator soundtracks as soon as they came out. He listens to them a lot, and he is in the next room most of the time, so I hear it a lot. I like them too, so I don't mind.
     
  16. Magic Music

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    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly:



    Shaft:



    [floatleft][​IMG][/floatleft]The Secret of Life
    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
    :cd: CD | :itunes: [itunes='http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-secret-of-life/id266995706']iTunes[/itunes] | :mp3: MP3
     
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    You Don't Bring Me Flowers:



    And, for [member=Eyore], Pinball Wizard as a sea shanty:



    [floatleft][​IMG][/floatleft]The Secret of Life
    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
    :cd: CD | :itunes: [itunes='http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-secret-of-life/id266995706']iTunes[/itunes] | :mp3: MP3
     
  18. Horizons

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    :wacko: :wacko: :wacko:
     
  19. eyore

    eyore DLRP explorer Premium Member Playlist Author

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    Thank you, I enjoyed that. :D
    May come as no surprise but the Ukulele is amongst the instruments I play (learned after watching Poncie Ponce on Hawaiian Eye). Maybe I shouldn't have admitted to that......
     
  20. Magic Music

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    A lesson on musical borrowing (starting at 2:22) wrapped inside of a brilliant performance:



    On the Net:

    The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain
     

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