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NowIWillDestroyAbydos
June 11th, 2005, 10:37 AM
I heard the Galactica is going to have a new US theme song for season two. Mainly because more fans preferred the UK theme.
I think I heard it during Last night's rerun of The Hand Of God. and it sounded pretty good.
Here's the link:
http://www.pegasusgalaxy.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1273

Blade Runner
June 11th, 2005, 11:02 AM
Sounds like a Dream I had where they were going to mix the 2

Darth Buddha
June 11th, 2005, 11:27 AM
I find the theme aired in the U.S. to be a much bolder statement... especially the drums.

Apparently, it was TOO different for most folks. I recall seeing a lot of Farscape and Trek fans whine about the drum mustic for combat scenes etc. on other fandom sites... of course, I was a Trek fan who DESPISED the song entrace to ST:Enterprise.

keshou
June 11th, 2005, 12:35 PM
When I first watched the BSG miniseries I found the drums to be a little distracting - not to mention they gave me a bit of a headache at times. :rolleyes:

I really love them now. I think they're different and fit the intense, on-the-run style of the show.

Listening to the US and UK openings - I like both. Probably a little partial to the US opening as I like the haunting instrumental in the beginning. But I also like the vocal chanting. Maybe the show will end up like B5 and they'll change the theme every year.

It's funny - I was watching the end of BSG last night and really focusing on the music in the final scenes of the show. They had a similar chanting theme going on during the scene where Apollo returns from his successful mission and it was very effective.

If BSG releases an album I'd actually consider getting it. That would be a first for me to buy music from a TV show. :)

Darth Buddha
June 11th, 2005, 12:40 PM
BSG has already released TWO albums!

Blade Runner
June 11th, 2005, 12:51 PM
BSG has already released TWO albums!

One up to now
amazon (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0001BS4SS/qid=1118519101/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/104-3163068-1615103?v=glance&s=music&n=507846)

One in about a week, unless you was one of the lucky ones to get the signed copy

KatG
June 11th, 2005, 12:59 PM
I just got both CDs in the mail from La-La Land Records. Was too late for the autographed one, but got them both just the same. There's a link in this folder to order them.

keshou
June 11th, 2005, 01:05 PM
I figured somebody would pipe up if BSG had already released an album. ;)

Thanks Bladerunner - I see S1 is being released on June 21. I think that interests me more than the miniseries. I'll check it out. :)

Blade Runner
June 11th, 2005, 01:08 PM
The mini series music is excellent, get it anyway, well worth it. It's the first soundtrack of any show or movie that I've bought

keshou
June 11th, 2005, 01:17 PM
The mini series music is excellent, get it anyway, well worth it. It's the first soundtrack of any show or movie that I've bought
You talked me into it. I'm easy. And I get a better deal if I order both at once. ;) :)

Blade Runner
June 11th, 2005, 02:02 PM
It make the hair stand up on the back of your neck when you first hear the drums

LoneStar1836
June 12th, 2005, 02:50 AM
I find the theme aired in the U.S. to be a much bolder statement... especially the drums.I agree.

The show has a militaristic theme as one of its many themes, and I think the US intro (with the drums throughout and then more pronounced at the end) somewhat goes along with that major theme of the show and does create a different intensity. Course I always loved the intro to JAG with the trumpets, etc. And the drums blend nicely with the soulful clarinet (right and not an oboe?) played in the US one.

I prefer the US version. Yeah I know I’m biased cause I’ve heard it all season, but the UK one, though a pleasure to listen to as well, conveys a different mood/tone for the show, imo, even though were both watching the same show. ;) Not quite sure how to put it regarding the UK version, but like DB said the drums make a bolder statement in the US one.


If BSG releases an album I'd actually consider getting it. That would be a first for me to buy music from a TV show. Where have you been? There was a whole thread dedicated to the release of the S1 music. :P I preordered both and got them this past Tues. Haven’t listened to all of the mini-series one yet, but the S1 is excellent. Yeah, I’ve never bought a TV series soundtrack before either, and it’s been a very long time since I’ve bought my last movie soundtrack even though there are several I’d like to have.

KatG
June 12th, 2005, 06:16 AM
I agree.

The show has a militaristic theme as one of its many themes, and I think the US intro (with the drums throughout and then more pronounced at the end) somewhat goes along with that major theme of the show and does create a different intensity. Course I always loved the intro to JAG with the trumpets, etc. And the drums blend nicely with the soulful clarinet (right and not an oboe?) played in the US one.

I prefer the US version. Yeah I know I’m biased cause I’ve heard it all season, but the UK one, though a pleasure to listen to as well, conveys a different mood/tone for the show, imo, even though were both watching the same show. ;) Not quite sure how to put it regarding the UK version, but like DB said the drums make a bolder statement in the US one.

I agree. When I heard the UK version it just didn't have the same feel to me. Not quite as dark and eerie and frantic as the US version. I really hope they don't change it for S2.

David
June 12th, 2005, 06:28 AM
I personally can't stand the US theme, and I enjoy the UK version enough to tolerate it. But for the show to be as good as it is, it is an utter shame that it doesn't have a strong melodic introduction. I know Ron Moore thinks the same way, and that's why I'm really hoping this new theme is on it's way.

keshou
June 12th, 2005, 07:09 AM
The show has a militaristic theme as one of its many themes, and I think the US intro (with the drums throughout and then more pronounced at the end) somewhat goes along with that major theme of the show and does create a different intensity. And the drums blend nicely with the soulful clarinet (right and not an oboe?) played in the US one.
I think it's a clarinet but might be an English horn. Don't think it's an oboe. But at times it doesn't even sound like a reed instrument at all.


I prefer the US version. Yeah I know I’m biased cause I’ve heard it all season, but the UK one, though a pleasure to listen to as well, conveys a different mood/tone for the show, imo, even though were both watching the same show. ;) Not quite sure how to put it regarding the UK version, but like DB said the drums make a bolder statement in the US one.
I've listened to the two themes several times now. I have to say I alsol prefer the US one. I don't dislike the UK version but I agree that the US version seems to fit the tone of the series a little better.

I didn't realize until I started looking around last night that Bear McCreary did the US intro whereas the UK version was Richard Gibbs original work. In fact I didn't know Mr. McCreary really took over responsibility for scoring the series while Gibbs did most of the work for the miniseries.


Where have you been? There was a whole thread dedicated to the release of the S1 music. :P
Uh, working? Out to lunch? Ignoring whole threads? ;)

The minute I wrote that I knew I should have looked around - so as not to appear woefully uninformed - but took the lazy approach of letting ya'll jump in and tell me. :p :)


I preordered both and got them this past Tues. Haven’t listened to all of the mini-series one yet, but the S1 is excellent. Yeah, I’ve never bought a TV series soundtrack before either, and it’s been a very long time since I’ve bought my last movie soundtrack even though there are several I’d like to have.You already got S1? Thought it wasn't released until June 21? I placed my order last night so we'll see when I get it. I've really pciked up on the music as I've watched the reruns of the episodes. The celtic themes, the chanting vocals, the mixture of synthesized music and acoustic instruments.


I agree. When I heard the UK version it just didn't have the same feel to me. Not quite as dark and eerie and frantic as the US version. I really hope they don't change it for S2.
I hope they don't either. :(


I personally can't stand the US theme, and I enjoy the UK version enough to tolerate it. But for the show to be as good as it is, it is an utter shame that it doesn't have a strong melodic introduction. I know Ron Moore thinks the same way, and that's why I'm really hoping this new theme is on it's way.
I don't get to say this often to David so I'm going to enjoy it. ;) :)

*I totally disagree.*

I feel it's a very haunting and evocative introduction. I would be disappointed to see BSG get a melodic theme a la SG-1 or Atlantis. It works for those series but wouldn't fit BSG. I must write Ron Moore and set him straight. :p :D

LoneStar1836
June 12th, 2005, 10:52 PM
Sorry David, but I have to totally disagree with you there. :P I love the US version and am sad to hear that it is being changed. Very sad.:(:(
I didn't realize until I started looking around last night that Bear McCreary did the US intro whereas the UK version was Richard Gibbs original work. In fact I didn't know Mr. McCreary really took over responsibility for scoring the series while Gibbs did most of the work for the miniseries.Well I’m actually kind of glad that he took over scoring for the series. I like Gibbs’s work for the mini, but there is a difference with some of the instruments they chose to use, and I like McCreary’s choices better.

That’s probably why I like the US intro better because he tweaked on Gibbs’s intro. On the S1 CD, the US intro gives credit to both men.
You already got S1? Thought it wasn't released until June 21? I placed my order last night so we'll see when I get it.:S Where did you order it from? I ordered off la-la land records’ site and it started shipping on I believe June 3 even though they sent me an e-mail saying it got shipped on May 31. *shrug* Guess it takes a while for stuff to get from California to Louisiana. Hehe. The same day I order the CD I also finally decided to order me a Craig Biggio replica jersey (been meaning to do that for a while. I love my Astros no matter what. ;)) and DHL had it delivered a day before I got the conformation e-mail saying it had been shipped and wouldn’t be there for a couple of days. Those guys are fast. :D
Uh, working? Out to lunch? Ignoring whole threads? ;)That’s a pitiful excuse. :P;) Be more creative next time. :D

yaaayoubetcha
June 13th, 2005, 08:48 AM
the drums....they've stopped...

Droops
June 13th, 2005, 09:18 AM
How unfortunate. The North American version made my hair stand on my neck, it was moving. I like the Celtic-sounding music from the UK, but not nearly as much.

I think that the change is a mistake, but who the heck am I to say?

NowIWillDestroyAbydos
July 6th, 2005, 04:12 PM
The Hand of God is airing right now on Scifi (as part of the all-day marathon) and I think I heard it.
If I only had my digital camera before it started playing. I could've recorded it, downloaded it to my computer, then uploaded to a upload site, and posted the link in this thread. Damn :(

Space Monkey52
July 6th, 2005, 05:10 PM
I heard the Galactica is going to have a new US theme song for season two. Mainly because more fans preferred the UK theme.
I think I heard it during Last night's rerun of The Hand Of God. and it sounded pretty good.
Here's the link:
http://www.pegasusgalaxy.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1273


Guys, I was at the Burbank BSG con and somebody asked Bear McCreary about the change in the theme. He said that the theme in Hand of God WAS A MISTAKE. Apparently one of the underlings who is in charge of putting together the final copy of the episodes got a hold of the wrong tape and put in the wrong music. He did say, however, that the theme was going to change with each season so there will be a new one, it just won't be that one.

fair_nymph
July 7th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Well I really like BOTH the UK and US themes; the drums being my favourite part. I never watched season 1 on TV, but watched the UK DVDs instead, so until tonight I had never heard the US version.

I guess the US version actually makes more sense; fits better with the show, that is. I like the chanting but it is a little too 'happy' IMO for a show as dark as BSG; so I can certainly see how people would find the US version more fitting.

But I'll be happy with either as long as the drums (which I LOVE) remain!