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 Posted:   Feb 20, 2012 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

This is my favorite score of Giacchino's. I think he does something that may be a turning point for his evolution as a composer here--he integrates the very emotionally direct writing familiar from things like Lost and the opening of Star Trek with his action music. Before this, particularly in the Mission Impossible scores and Star Trek, the action music was extremely aggressive, designed to punch through the sound mix, so it tended to exist apart from the more emotional writing at times. Here it all works more as a whole--this is the most romantic sci-fi score I've heard since Arnold's Stargate. Great stuff.

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2012 - 6:31 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

Hey! Look at the first line under 'product description on Amazon. It says: "LIMITED EDITION physical soundtrack run. Get yours before they are gone! "

http://www.amazon.com/John-Carter-Soundtrack/dp/B006Z21ZHO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1329751160&sr=8-1

That convinced me - I've got mine on pre-order now.


I get the feeling that this is more of a marketing ploy on Disney's part to try to sell more copies, now that they're involved with Intrada.

If it's true, I wouldn't be able to get it until mid-March. Hopefully it'll be around at least until then.

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2012 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I get the feeling that this is more of a marketing ploy on Disney's part to try to sell more copies, now that they're involved with Intrada.

It is a marketing ploy, yes, but it certainly predates their relationship with Intrada by decades.

I wouldn't worry about missing out on this.

 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2012 - 6:33 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Double post. No idea how that happened.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2012 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   Jon Lewis   (Member)

Jeff's excitement about this score has me excited. (That's not meant to sound creepy).

 
 Posted:   Feb 21, 2012 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   book1245   (Member)

Since the tracks of Dejah Thoris/John Carter's Theme won't be on the CD release, does anyone have high quality links?
I ripped them from YouTube back in December simply because having them in my iTunes was making me giddy, but their sound quality really pales in comparison to the recently released samples.

Come March, I want all of John Carter sounding the very best it can!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2012 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Amazon currently has the CD for $9.99 also.

James

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2012 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Amazon currently has the CD for $9.99 also.

James


But Best Buy has free S&H within the US. It is nice to see Amazon do a price match, though.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2012 - 1:23 PM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Amazon currently has the CD for $9.99 also.

James


But Best Buy has free S&H within the US. It is nice to see Amazon do a price match, though.


With Amazon prime, it is free shipping as well. AND I should receive it the day it is released. Glad Amazon price matched!

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2012 - 1:30 PM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Amazon currently has the CD for $9.99 also.

James


But Best Buy has free S&H within the US. It is nice to see Amazon do a price match, though.


With Amazon prime, it is free shipping as well. AND I should receive it the day it is released. Glad Amazon price matched!



Amazon usually does I just changed to get the free shipping , with all these scores coming out now every penny helps

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2012 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

It's $9.99 with free shipping (within the USA, I presume) at Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/John+Carter+%5B3/6%5D+-+Original+Soundtrack+-+CD/4840325.p?id=2383552&skuId=4840325&st=john%20carter%20soundtrack&lp=1&cp=1

Just a note about ordering something from Best Buy with free shipping, you are likely going to wait at least a week from the actual release date before you get it. The shipping is far slower than amazon and you may as well request it for in-store pickup and stop by the store if you want to buy it from Best Buy. It seems a lot of people here are going to be grabbing it from Amazon instead, which is good.

 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2012 - 1:37 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

It's $9.99 with free shipping (within the USA, I presume) at Best Buy: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/John+Carter+%5B3/6%5D+-+Original+Soundtrack+-+CD/4840325.p?id=2383552&skuId=4840325&st=john%20carter%20soundtrack&lp=1&cp=1

Just a note about ordering something from Best Buy with free shipping, you are likely going to wait at least a week from the actual release date before you get it. The shipping is far slower than amazon and you may as well request it for in-store pickup and stop by the store if you want to buy it from Best Buy. It seems a lot of people here are going to be grabbing it from Amazon instead, which is good.


Might be - but I pre-order Giacchino's Ghost Protocol and got that the official day of the release. So I thought I'd try it again. Also, as Moonie says above, every penny helps!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 22, 2012 - 3:06 PM   
 By:   captain_avis   (Member)

This is my favorite score of Giacchino's. I think he does something that may be a turning point for his evolution as a composer here--he integrates the very emotionally direct writing familiar from things like Lost and the opening of Star Trek with his action music. Before this, particularly in the Mission Impossible scores and Star Trek, the action music was extremely aggressive, designed to punch through the sound mix, so it tended to exist apart from the more emotional writing at times. Here it all works more as a whole--this is the most romantic sci-fi score I've heard since Arnold's Stargate. Great stuff.

Jeff, have you seen the film (and if so, how is it?) or are you basing your opinion on the score CD? Really glad to hear this is a winner. Giacchino is one of my favorite composers when he's firing on all cylinders. Hopefully the more ambitious approach to the action writing will be reflected in the film itself if the sound mix is adjusted to let Giacchino's work shine.

Chris.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2012 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

This is easily (easily?) Giacchino's best score. The main theme kind of reminds me of a cross between Elfman's EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and Horner's GLORY. Not a band combo!

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2012 - 5:49 PM   
 By:   Jeff Bond   (Member)

It's also strongly related to one of Giacchino's Lost themes. I have not seen the movie but I'm looking forward to doing so--it's too bad it's already being written off as a disaster. It clearly inspired Giacchino.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2012 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

It's also strongly related to one of Giacchino's Lost themes. I have not seen the movie but I'm looking forward to doing so--it's too bad it's already being written off as a disaster. It clearly inspired Giacchino.

Definitely hear the connection with his extensive use of harp, though thematically I don't know LOST well. I watched one episode and bailed!

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2012 - 4:00 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Here's a clip and sizzle reel! Some of Giacchino's music can be heard in the first 2.5 minutes.


 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

The film looks very entertaining. A pure space opera. Why people flock to see THE PHANTOM MENACE in 3D and this film does not track too well is a mystery. Well, many blockbusters did not track well and surprised at their opening.

By the way, the first part of this extended clip has Giacchinos wonderful music. The second part has generic Media Ventures-type schlock. Why they did not use Giacchinos muscular main theme for this preview is another mystery.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2012 - 1:39 AM   
 By:   Mike West   (Member)

this looks and sounds really promising I think!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2012 - 7:30 AM   
 By:   Mike West   (Member)

downloaded it today from amazon - this is an amzing score I think.

Unfortunately my personal past made me a person today who cannot easily like the three lower melodic tones the main theme starts with, because they are the very same phrase-particle James Horner used time and aga in in the same harmonic setting (and listening to Horner enthusiastically since the 80ties but being not longer really enthusiastic of the same music returning and returning... you know the story... )
But in a few weeks I'll forget that.

based on my first impression:
this is a grand symphonic score, it is obvious that the film let's the music soar in ways very very seldom today

 
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