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Re: Eternals score is MUCH better in the film
• Posted by: Eric   <Send E-Mail>
• Date: Monday, November 8, 2021, at 12:43 p.m.
• IP Address: d173-180-148-234.bchsia.telus.net
• In Response to: Eternals score is MUCH better in the film (jjstarA113)

> A LOT of the thematic development (especially of the main Eternals theme),
> action music, and some very charming fantasy stuff is just not on the
> album, which favors the slow, dramatic, and brooding parts of the score.
> There's even one use of the main theme that was really funny and that I
> won't spoil. Out of all the Marvel scores that get absurdly-long digital
> soundtrack records, why didn't this get one? And even with a 2-hour
> runtime, how did Djawadi and co. land on THIS 65 minutes of music to
> include on the album? The non-chronological presentation also robs the
> soundtrack of any sort of narrative flow, which makes for a dull listening
> experience.

> This is why whenever you guys complain about albums being too long I roll
> my eyes, cuz I remember when it was all too common for scores to have
> short soundtracks or go by unreleased. Y'all sound spoiled when you want
> soundtracks to be shorter, when what you really should be asking for is
> that scores nowadays be BETTER.

Okay, I think I have a cake-and-eat-it-too solution. The Living Daylights released an expanded album with the original album as the first half, and then all the rest after that. They also printed the chronological order in the liner notes. How about we adapt this: you get the 27.5 hours of music written for the film, BUT the first disc or tape or USB stick or streamotron3000* is the highlights and the additional discs/tapes/streamerinos* is the rest.
That way, nobody complains that not enough was released, but there also aren't the complaints that albums have to be self-edited to get a decent listening experience. I'll take my Nobel Peace Prize now.

*I don't stream my music.




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