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 Posted:   May 6, 2013 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Hi everyone,

I just want to start a new post for the Wing Commander score & soundtrack.

The soundtrack was released by Sonic Images back in 1999.

The total album score - 38:22

I tried my best to calculate how much score was heard in the movie - estimated 73 minutes excluding the closing credits.

I believe two of the tracks - Overture & Briefing/Tricked are slightly longer in the film than on the CD.

Here are just some, but not all of the unreleased cues with estimated times:

The Diligent encounters a gravity well: 4 minutes
Never Existed: 1:46
Authentication: 1:41
The Earth fleet/Sweet landing: 2:18 or 2:58 (sorry not sure due to sfx)
Scout patrol: 2:30(?)
Position compromised: 1:26
Crash landing: 4:20
Battle stations/Dog fight: 6:58
Reckless endangerment/hiding: 8:00
Attacking the command ship: 5:12
Battle engaged: 4:31
Blair's message: 1:00
Blair rescued: 1:33

Some of the music was muffled by the sound effects.

If anyone can confirm I would appreciate it.

Thanks everyone.



 
 Posted:   May 6, 2013 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

That looks about right. Are you counting the "Marines Boarding The Diligent" cue in that mix?

Though Arnold is only credited for writing the overture on the album, he also wrote Angel's motif, as well as the themes for the Pilgrims and Kilrathi. However, the film was hacked in the editing room after focus groups didn't understand the "Traitor" subplot. I don't think any music was written for the dropped scenes though?

 
 
 Posted:   May 6, 2013 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

That looks about right. Are you counting the "Marines Boarding The Diligent" cue in that mix?

Though Arnold is only credited for writing the overture on the album, he also wrote Angel's motif, as well as the themes for the Pilgrims and Kilrathi. However, the film was hacked in the editing room after focus groups didn't understand the "Traitor" subplot. I don't think any music was written for the dropped scenes though?


Hi LeHah,

Hmmm to be honest I don't remember, sorry. I had written all the cues down on paper. I trying to remember that scene for the life of me.

I think I forgot one more cue that was longer in the film, Briefing/Commodore Taggert (3:45)

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 6:57 PM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Well the blu-ray version of the movie is available via Amazon.com


http://www.amazon.com/Wing-Commander-Blu-ray-Freddie-Prinze/dp/B00D3LA698/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1375840514&sr=8-2&keywords=wing+commander

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 7:26 PM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

An expanded remastered release would be welcome.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   SCOREMIX   (Member)

Indeed.......a remastered expanded or even complete edition of this fantastic score would be absoluteley welcome smile The old Sonic Images albums really was not too long but excellent.
I wonder what happened to Sonic Images Records as they didn't publiish anything new since years and who holds the rights to this score.........This is a project either for Intrada or La La Land Records.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 8:11 PM   
 By:   SCOREMIX   (Member)

double post........can the administrator of the forum please delete the repeated post?

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 8:46 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

I forgot all about this score. Gotta pull out my disc and give it a spin.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   SCOREMIX   (Member)

The score really is a bomb.......excellent.......the music is superior to the movie who failed to tell an excellent story in the Wing Commander universe......hopefully also Robert O. Raglands rejected score will see day of light (if he really was involved in this project and recorded the score)

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Ragland was never attached. That rumor only started based on him sending a promo album in the hopes of getting the job. The production, however, was interested in hiring on some of the crew from the Stargate movie, particularly David Arnold and creature creator Patrick Tatopoulos. However, it was modestly budgeted and couldn't fully afford them. Arnold wrote the themes, Kiner wrote the score and the Kilrathi costumes ended up with a fate similar to Star Trek V.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2013 - 10:41 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

That looks about right. Are you counting the "Marines Boarding The Diligent" cue in that mix?

Though Arnold is only credited for writing the overture on the album, he also wrote Angel's motif, as well as the themes for the Pilgrims and Kilrathi. However, the film was hacked in the editing room after focus groups didn't understand the "Traitor" subplot. I don't think any music was written for the dropped scenes though?


Thanks - I didn't know that...I often thought there was a "familiarity" to some of the themes, but put it down to it just being a cohesive score...I need to listen to this again (which will be a pleasure).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 5:32 AM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Thanks everyone for the positive comments. I believe Mr. Thaxton said it was Mr. Kiner who approved the CD length release? As mentioned above there's about over 30 minutes of unreleased music + film version tracks.

This score is a guilty pleasure of mine. So maybe if MV is reading this thread (and would consider) perhaps a complete score might be possible in the near future. However I'm not sure if Sonic Images still has the rights to the album?

Crossing my fingers.

smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 8:09 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Ragland was never attached. That rumor only started based on him sending a promo album in the hopes of getting the job. The production, however, was interested in hiring on some of the crew from the Stargate movie, particularly David Arnold and creature creator Patrick Tatopoulos. However, it was modestly budgeted and couldn't fully afford them. Arnold wrote the themes, Kiner wrote the score.

Too bad. Ragland would have provided a much better score!

 
 Posted:   Aug 7, 2013 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Too bad. Ragland would have provided a much better score!

Oh, pick the corn out of my shit, troll.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 10:54 AM   
 By:   SCOREMIX   (Member)

Ragland was never attached. That rumor only started based on him sending a promo album in the hopes of getting the job. The production, however, was interested in hiring on some of the crew from the Stargate movie, particularly David Arnold and creature creator Patrick Tatopoulos. However, it was modestly budgeted and couldn't fully afford them. Arnold wrote the themes, Kiner wrote the score and the Kilrathi costumes ended up with a fate similar to Star Trek V.



Thanks for the detailed informations about this. So now I know that Robert O. Ragland never recorded a score for Wing Commander. David Arnold and Kevin Kiner did excellent work for this project. Hope that one day a label like Intrada or La-La Land Records will release an expanded or complete version of this magnificent score as there misses many music thats not on the Sonic Images Album. smile

 
 Posted:   Aug 11, 2013 - 11:53 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Gave this score a spin and its solid. Surprised an expanded release hasn't materialized. Seems like something current enough, yet obscure enough to be manageable and affordable.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2016 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Since I've been in a David Arnold mood as of late, I gave this a re-listen, and I still love it! This score is begging for an expansion!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2019 - 7:02 AM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Hi Folks,

Today is the 20th anniversary of Wing Commander. Still hoping LLL or Intrada will consider a much-needed expanded release.

Thank you.

 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2019 - 9:05 AM   
 By:   other tallguy   (Member)

Hi Folks,

Today is the 20th anniversary of Wing Commander. Still hoping LLL or Intrada will consider a much-needed expanded release.

Thank you.


Ouch. Get off my lawn. I love this score. And I probably like the movie more than I should.

I have to say that the opening credits showing the history and the expansion of humanity in to space are some of my favorite credits ever.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 12, 2019 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   Shock-Wave   (Member)

Hi Folks,

Today is the 20th anniversary of Wing Commander. Still hoping LLL or Intrada will consider a much-needed expanded release.

Thank you.


Ouch. Get off my lawn. I love this score. And I probably like the movie more than I should.

I have to say that the opening credits showing the history and the expansion of humanity in to space are some of my favorite credits ever.


Thank you other tallguy.

I hope there are others who feel the same regarding this score.

 
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