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The truth about "Revenge of the sith"...

Shane
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The truth about "Revenge of the sith"...   Saturday, May 28, 2005 (7:09 a.m.) 

There had been 5 Star Wars scores so far, all have three similar things amongst them; the first is of course the "Star Wars" theme, the first track in every soundtrack. The second is the fact that every "Star Wars" soundtrack is a master piece on it's own, bringing new sounds and feelings with ever film that comes out (even if the last three ones were not as good as the first ones). The third thing, which is the far most important one is; They were written by John Williams.
People... I don't know who you are, I don't know why you read a soundtrack review, but I do know this... if you know what good soundtracks are... you know John Williams, and his ability to create a music that brings more than mere musical notes to our ears. Williams creates a world, an actual world through music. He gets the people to "smell" the plot that is on the screen in front of us.
When I first heard "Revenge of the sith" I said to myself "Not that good..." just as I said when I first heard "Attack of the clones" and "Phantom menace" but just as before it took me to playbacks of the soundtrack to discover what goes on inside there.
"Revenge of the sith" (if you haven't noticed) is the greastest possible score that announces the END of Star Wars.
I suggest you listen again and again to track 10 "Anakin's Dark Deeds" starting 2:16 close your eyes and sense John's translation to the ending of the saga. You can actually feel it in your soul that history is being made and a chapter of it is being concluded.
I won't go on and write about every track in the CD, but to conclude my thoughts regarding this soundtrack... It's E.T. along with Schindler's List along with Close encounters, along with Superman, along with Jurassic Park, along with of course Star Wars. In short... it's the total of John's work throughout the years he'd been making beautiful movie music.

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G.K.
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Re: The truth about "Revenge of the sith"...   Saturday, May 28, 2005 (7:19 a.m.) 

> There had been 5 Star Wars scores so far, all have three similar things
> amongst them; the first is of course the "Star Wars" theme, the
> first track in every soundtrack. The second is the fact that every
> "Star Wars" soundtrack is a master piece on it's own, bringing
> new sounds and feelings with ever film that comes out (even if the last
> three ones were not as good as the first ones). The third thing, which is
> the far most important one is; They were written by John Williams.
>
People... I don't know who you are, I don't know why you read a
> soundtrack review, but I do know this... if you know what good soundtracks
> are... you know John Williams, and his ability to create a music that
> brings more than mere musical notes to our ears. Williams creates a world,
> an actual world through music. He gets the people to "smell" the
> plot that is on the screen in front of us.
When I first heard
> "Revenge of the sith" I said to myself "Not that
> good..." just as I said when I first heard "Attack of the
> clones" and "Phantom menace" but just as before it took me
> to playbacks of the soundtrack to discover what goes on inside there.
>
"Revenge of the sith" (if you haven't noticed) is the
> greastest possible score that announces the END of Star Wars.
I
> suggest you listen again and again to track 10 "Anakin's Dark
> Deeds" starting 2:16 close your eyes and sense John's translation to
> the ending of the saga. You can actually feel it in your soul that history
> is being made and a chapter of it is being concluded.
I won't go on
> and write about every track in the CD, but to conclude my thoughts
> regarding this soundtrack... It's E.T. along with Schindler's List along
> with Close encounters, along with Superman, along with Jurassic Park,
> along with of course Star Wars. In short... it's the total of John's work
> throughout the years he'd been making beautiful movie music.

That's your opinion, not the truth ... I find Revenge of the Sith very lacking ...

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G.K.
Re: The truth about "Revenge of the sith"...   Monday, May 30, 2005 (9:26 a.m.) 

> That's your opinion, not the truth ... I find Revenge of the Sith very
> lacking ...

I realize that not everyone who listens to music will see it from a musician's standpoint, and that's fine. I do believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and I also know that I can't change that. But, I can say without doubt that this soundtrack isn't lacking. I know that I've said this before, but just because there aren't 20 new themes doesn't mean it's a bad album. In fact, it is the closest(of the prequel trilogy) to sounding (in the movie) as it does on the CD. Example: During the fight between A and Ob., Williams uses almost ALL of Battle of The Heroes. That is very similar to what he used to do in the old films. The orchestration is also very similar to the "old" Star Wars sound. When I first listened to it, I thought that it sounded almost exactly like the old scores in many ways.

No matter what a persons view, it cannot be denied (at least on a musical level) that Williams always puts a new spin on the music, and that is why I enjoyed this soundtrack so much. He manages to keep the heart of the Star Wars "sound", but adds something even more. I try to look past some of the minor complaints (ie Editing) and look at the bigger picture when I hear a CD...but that's just me.


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