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 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 8:18 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

I prefer the Colombier score. I was REALLY surprised that I did because I really like a lot of Barry's work...but I just found this one underwhelming.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 8:59 AM   
 By:   adviser2912   (Member)

For me its definitely John Barry's score that wins hands down

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

This has been done before. It's the Barry one for me.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 9:50 AM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

Pete, ref: your comment there is unfortunately a tendency for people to go: "If you agree with me you're intelligent and discerning and if you don't you must be biased, closed minded, etc, because I'm clearly right."

Saying things like "if Barry farted into a cup, some people would still call that best" is a short way of saying "Anyone who claims to like the Barry best is clearly just biased."

Well that's one of those circular arguments you can't reason with.

Music is one of those things where not everyone agrees what's good. Some people are going to prefer the Colombier. Some people are going to prefer the Barry. It's fine to compare notes but when people start dismissing the opinions of others, I stop caring.



 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I can't give an answer now myself because I have only heard one, But this interesting thread reminds me of how in the 80's one of my favorite LP's was THE WICKED LADY-84- FAYE DUNAWAY- TONY BANKS. A couple of my favorite pieces was on one side of the LP,[synth] and a couple of my favorite pieces was on the other side [orchestra].So it made me humble enough to realize there is enjoyment in both.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Barry's score is good.

Colombier's score is good.

I bought the soundtrack for Colombier's score, because that's the music I had heard and enjoyed in the (entertaining) movie for years. Barry's, which I didn't even know had existed until maybe a few years or so before LLL's release, was just a nice bonus.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 12:05 PM   
 By:   mildcigar   (Member)

Colombier...

Found Barry's to be very forgettable (and boring). Can see this being a one sided vote, Barry could have been farting into a cup and no doubt many would choose his over someone else's just because of the composers past works and the fact that it is John Barry. Similar occurs with Goldsmith.


Dick.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Hansbudgie   (Member)

I bought the soundtrack purely for the superior Barry score.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 1:56 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Most definitely Colombier, which is one of my favourite 80's synth scores.

I not only find the Barry boring, but often grating as well. Even the song is pants.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   N.A.D   (Member)

Colombier...

Found Barry's to be very forgettable (and boring). Can see this being a one sided vote, Barry could have been farting into a cup and no doubt many would choose his over someone else's just because of the composers past works and the fact that it is John Barry. Similar occurs with Goldsmith.


Dick.


Well theres a shock, an opinion not welcomed, would I have got a 'hell yeah bro' if i said Barry's version was superb and Colombiers was what Barry would flush down his toilet? Talk about helping to enforce my point...

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Colombier...

Found Barry's to be very forgettable (and boring). Can see this being a one sided vote, Barry could have been farting into a cup and no doubt many would choose his over someone else's just because of the composers past works and the fact that it is John Barry. Similar occurs with Goldsmith.


Dick.


Ah Mild. How are you sir?

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 3:19 PM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

Most definitely Colombier, which is one of my favourite 80's synth scores.

I not only find the Barry boring, but often grating as well. Even the song is pants.


Now only Per is missing and norwegian crapsynthsclub will be complete here bwhahaha...

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 3:43 PM   
 By:   gmanca   (Member)

The correct answer is both.

They should have kept Barry's chant cues from the monastery, intertwined with Colombier's score. And they should have kept all instances of the love theme version of Best Man in The World during all scenes with Murphy and Lewis.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

The Colombier is a lot of fun. The Barry score was long and boring.


I could not have said it better

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 4:18 PM   
 By:   Stephen Woolston   (Member)

I must say, it's a real head scratcher to me how people find the Barry score boring when I find it so rich, but some people clearly do and it proves one important point: we can all hear exactly same thing and yet experience something completely different.

Which is something the "if you don't agree with me, you must be wrong" crowd just don't get.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 4:34 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I would say neither. I couldn't get into Barry's score or Colombier's.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 4:50 PM   
 By:   follow me   (Member)

The correct answer is: Barry´s score is lightyears above Colombier´s.
There will be no surprises in this thread. Barry-haters like Thor will give you the expected answer and people who love Barry´s music will hardly find anything interesting in Colombier´s work. Personally I never found the strength to listen to the whole Colombier-score. Listening to it is just a waste of time for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 4:56 PM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

Barry vs.who?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 5:00 PM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

Barry vs.who?

Had to laugh at this. I like a lot of Barry, but some is dull and repetitive. This one is not. As for Colombier's score, I have heard a lot of his scores and none of them have ever done anything for me. The Golden Child will be the only score of his that I will own and that is because it was included with Barry's.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 5:38 PM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

Apple vs Orange!

Colombier's score fits this film like a glove and works well with Eddie Murphy's effervescent charms.

Barry's score while nice, is not one of his most memorable (like RUBY CAIRO for example). It's very good, but far from his best work perhaps because he was not particularly inspired by the subject matter. THE GOLDEN CHILD was hardly a great motion picture, anyway.

Colombier wins by default, not by the quality of the music. wink

 
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