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Comments about the soundtrack for Conan the Destroyer (Basil Poledouris)
Riders of Doom in Conan the Destroyer!?!

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Riders of Doom in Conan the Destroyer!?!   Saturday, July 5, 2003 (3:25 a.m.) 

Christian, where have you heard Riders of Doom in this score?! And also Crom's theme? You mean opening fanfares from the Anvil of Crom? Well, I'm pretty sure there's no this motif in Destroyer. We DO hear repetition of main Conan theme (though, I can't figure out why you call it Conan's Journey theme!?), love theme, mountain of power march, atlantean sword, wheel of pain and wizard's motif.

Another thing which comes to mind is why the heck there's only 33 minutes of music on the cd, when they could put almost the whole score on 75 minutes!?!

Anyway, you're right about the orchestra performers: they should hire the same orchestra as for Barbarian.

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Re: Riders of Doom in Conan the Destroyer!?!   Monday, April 12, 2004 (3:47 a.m.) 

> Christian, where have you heard Riders of Doom in this score?! And also
> Crom's theme? You mean opening fanfares from the Anvil of Crom? Well, I'm
> pretty sure there's no this motif in Destroyer. We DO hear repetition of
> main Conan theme (though, I can't figure out why you call it Conan's
> Journey theme!?), love theme, mountain of power march, atlantean sword,
> wheel of pain and wizard's motif.

Part of 'Riders of Doom' is referenced for brass about two minutes into track 1 'Riders of Taramis', and I think that is the only appearance of the theme on the album. The theme's full choral incarnation obviously doesn't appear at all in the score. As for the 'Anvil of Crom' - Christian's probably referring to the percussion in the opening title and the 'Conan and Bombatta Battle' tracks, which is very close to, if not identical to the 'Anvil of Crom' from the first film.

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Re: Riders of Doom in Conan the Destroyer!?!   Thursday, June 23, 2005 (12:29 p.m.) 

> Part of 'Riders of Doom' is referenced for brass about two minutes into
> track 1 'Riders of Taramis', and I think that is the only appearance of
> the theme on the album. The theme's full choral incarnation obviously
> doesn't appear at all in the score. As for the 'Anvil of Crom' -
> Christian's probably referring to the percussion in the opening title and
> the 'Conan and Bombatta Battle' tracks, which is very close to, if not
> identical to the 'Anvil of Crom' from the first film.

The supposed "Riders of Doom" quote is NOT "Riders of Doom"! I've listened to both scores countless times and, wile slightly similar in scales, that's about it. The rhythm is totally gone and it's not nearly as powerful.

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Re: Riders of Doom in Conan the Destroyer!?!   Sunday, August 14, 2005 (5:50 a.m.) 

> The supposed "Riders of Doom" quote is NOT "Riders of
> Doom"! I've listened to both scores countless times and, wile
> slightly similar in scales, that's about it. The rhythm is totally gone
> and it's not nearly as powerful.

Which can very well be the fault of the performers and recording quality.

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Re: Riders of Doom in Conan the Destroyer!?!   Wednesday, May 10, 2006 (2:45 p.m.) 

> Which can very well be the fault of the performers and recording quality.

The recording quality is pretty good. Much better than that heard in the first score. It's not Riders of Doom though.

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Re: Riders of Doom in Conan the Destroyer!?!   Monday, August 15, 2005 (8:56 a.m.) 

> As for the 'Anvil of Crom' -
> Christian's probably referring to the percussion in the opening title and
> the 'Conan and Bombatta Battle' tracks, which is very close to, if not
> identical to the 'Anvil of Crom' from the first film.

Anvil of Crom (the opening motif from Barbarian) actually does appear in Destroyer too during the Main Titles, but that title sequence for some strange reason has been completely omitted from the album. After the prologue, the main theme makes a lengthy appearance (the fanfare heard in the first track and Elite Guards Attack) after which follows the Anvil of Crom motif (much faster and less powerful though). The main fanfare returns for a moment, and is followed by Conan's noble "Steel" theme. The first cue on the album is the cue following this sequence.


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