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 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   acathla   (Member)

I love season 7! big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   RNomura   (Member)

The piano piece from the end of WSWB was indeed composed by Chris Beck, it's the second to the last cue in the episode if you count that sting at the end..

~Ron



There is a piece of music at the end of S02E01 when she was bad. Mostly a piano piece. Never found it over the years and I am not even sure If Christophe Beck wrote it. I’d be happy if that is on the set.

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2017 - 9:26 PM   
 By:   MikeJ   (Member)

No loads found for "Reptile Boy" (Clement/Murray) and "Passion" (Beck). But as I said -- I wont' be doing all of them. I'll be stopping at season seven, by the way. I didn't like that season and don't wish to see it again.




"Phases"
By: Shawn K. Clement & Sean Murray

  • Nothing.

    The score is really just a bunch of low-key meandering material that comes and goes without much of anything to offer.





    I disagree. Phases has some great music for the werewolf hunter and Werewolf Oz as well. Almost a Goldsmith homage.

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     Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 1:58 AM   
     By:   dunkrag   (Member)

    Anywhere to pre-order yet?

     
     Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 12:33 PM   
     By:   acathla   (Member)

    ^
    Not yet wink


    Hm, LLLand retweeted this! Why, you think?
    https://twitter.com/markaaltman/status/937782701318221824

     
     Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 1:09 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    SEASON 3

    This whole season is scored by Beck.



    "Anne"

  • The piano music as Buffy stands on a beach, with the Buffy/Angel love theme.
  • The piano and cor anglias(?) as Buffy walks down the city street. It's short and has an air of disturbing mystery at the end.
  • The music that begins when Joyce talks to Giles, then changes when a girl is asking Buffy for help at work.
  • The dark sneaking around music as Buffy is sneaking around at night looking for the missing boyfriend.
  • Breaking in and snooping music at a medical place, turning into some low-key action material as the Scooby gang goes vampire hunting, using Cordelia as bait.
  • The whole going through the black liquid to the secret underground layer chase/fight/tense music.
  • The underground fight and chase music not in the cue on the promo.
  • The music at the end when Buffy returns home. It's a variation of another cue on the promo.

    Special Note: I don't know if the cue on the season three promo is an edit job or things were changed so much it had to be rescored.



    "Dead Man's Party"

  • The opening cue as Buffy is looking around her room, having returned in the previous episode.
  • The short sweet bit when Buffy finds Xander, then the fight music. Even uses an anvil.
  • The bit as Buffy sees Giles again. The cue picks back up about a minute later. Another short similar bit a few minutes later as Joyce pulls over her car with Buffy in it.
  • A variation of the above material, with a different piano performance and a synth line underneath it.
  • The bass flute performance of the theme from the above cues as Buffy is in the basement. There's more, longer this time, about a minute later.
  • The piece as Buffy packs her stuff again.
  • The bit as Giles tries to get away from the zombie in his car.
  • The zombie home invasion, which manages to conbined ideas from the action music of "Anne" and season two, with other new material. More a minute of two later.
  • The music after they win.

    What the hell was that? Buffy, Xander, Joyce and Willow runaway upstairs and leave Oz and Cordelia alone downstairs swamped by zombies?

    Special Note: the season three score promo does not feature any score from this episode. I should have made this note on season two episodes, but it didn't occur to me. I'm not going to retroactively go back and do it.

    Giles: "Welcome home, Buffy."

    Xander: "Generally speaking, when scary things get scared, not good."

    Giles: "Would you like me to convince you?"



    No loads found for "Faith, Hope & Trick" and "Beauty and the Beasts".
    Special Note: the season three score promo does not feature any score from these episodes.



    "Homecoming"

  • The sad cue little cue after Cordelia steals Buffy's friends.
  • The cue that starts out and Xander and Willow talk.
  • The cue as Buffy and Cordelia run in the woods.
  • Fight music in the cabin; a lighter version of the fight music cue on the score promo from "Anne".

    Special Note: the season three score promo does not feature any score from this episode.

    I like the Gorch western vampire character. His second episode and he survived it and got away. Unfortunately, looking it up, he doesn't return.



    "Band Candy"

  • The fight music in the opening.
  • The sparse acoustic guitar piece as Xander and Willow are talking but playing footsie underneath the study table. There's another short bit later in the episode.
  • Giles assaulting the cop and then making out with Joyce.
  • Ethan's running away in the warehouse music.
  • The music as the vampires collect babies from the hospital.
  • The sewer fight music. Once again perpetuating the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles of spacious and suspiciously shit-free sewers.

    Personal Note: the Tai Chi practicing music was one the cues that drove me to seek out the score promos. On a related note: hearing it in the episode means hearing no crossfade into another cue, which his nice.

    Special Note: The other cue on the season three score promo is different from the version in the episode. The promo one is better, though I'd be happy to have both. Material from it is heard throughout the episode. Perhaps the cue is an edit job. There's also good missing material.



    "Revelations"

  • The opening as Giles watches Faith and Buffy slaying.
  • Another version of the Tai Chi practicing music. Always good to have more of that. I don't think we see Angel do Tai Chi again for this series of the spin-off.
  • The bass flute theme as Buffy says she has to go, a few minutes after the Tai Chi scene.
  • More acoustic guitar for Willow and Xander.
  • Faith fighting the cemetery robbing vampire.
  • Buffy and Angel making out music, with a bass flute (two of them?).
  • The long cue for Xander and Faith getting weapons, finding Giles, and Buffy racing over to stop Faith. More after the commercial break, with light variations of the "Anne" fight music.
  • The fight music for Buffy and Faith, hinting at the material from the fight at the end of the season between them.
  • The talking in the school after the whole thing.
  • And the unsettling moody music at the end where it's clear things have shifted between Buffy and Faith.

    Special Note: the season three score promo does not feature any score from this episode.

    That confrontation scene in the library and Giles talking to Buffy afterwards, is a perfect example of how well done this series is.

    Technically, Post may not have been killed but rather absorbed by the evil, so it's possibly open for her to return again in the comics.

    Buffy: "You can trust some guys. Really -- I've read about them."



    "Lover's Walk"

    Spike returns.

  • The short bit after Oz walks away from Willow after giving her a gift. Probably ten seconds. I wonder if it can be combined with something similar.
  • The cue as Spike watches Angel.
  • The vampire gang fight.
  • The cue as Xander gets to Cordelia.
  • The slow somber Buffy/Angel love theme as Buffy tells Angel she's not coming back.

    Special Note: the Loneliness of Sox cue combines two cues on the promo, but at least they are barely crossfaded and they work together.

    Cordelia: "You're having too many ors -- pick one!"

    Spike: "I may be Love's bitch, but at least I'm man enough to admit it."

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     Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 1:19 PM   
     By:   acathla   (Member)

    I have some personal favorites from Faith, Hope & Trick:

    - When Scott gives Buffy a Claddagh ring. A haunting vocal (woman) does the Buffy/Angel love theme.
    - When Buffy tells Willow and Giles that Angel was cured before she killed him.
    - When Buffy gives her final goodbye to Angel. And then he returns. Powerful stuff!

    smile

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 1:28 PM   
     By:   ZerOne   (Member)

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    Hm, LLLand retweeted this! Why, you think?
    https://twitter.com/markaaltman/status/937782701318221824


    It's a really interesting book, with trivia I didn't even know about (AND I KNOW EVERYTHING BUFFY-RELATED, GOD KNOWS!)

     
     Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 1:45 PM   
     By:   acathla   (Member)

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    Not yet wink


    Hm, LLLand retweeted this! Why, you think?
    https://twitter.com/markaaltman/status/937782701318221824


    It's a really interesting book, with trivia I didn't even know about (AND I KNOW EVERYTHING BUFFY-RELATED, GOD KNOWS!)


    Hm, maybe I need to check it out!
    Do you think LLLand retweeted it because of the box set? Or do they know the author or something? smile

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 4:43 PM   
     By:   RNomura   (Member)

    Does anyone here remember the old Buffy Music website from (20) years ago while the show originally aired? I used to contribute music information almost weekly to the site mistress, Leslie.

    ~Ron

     
     Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 4:46 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Could that maybe be http://www.bluntinstrument.org.uk/beck/buffy/others.htm?

    I've helped contribute to it as well, if that's the case. I actually got contacted by one of the composers listed there, thinking it was my site.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 4:50 PM   
     By:   Zach79   (Member)

    Does anyone here remember the old Buffy Music website from (20) years ago while the show originally aired? I used to contribute music information almost weekly to the site mistress, Leslie.

    ~Ron


    I think I still have some old print outs from that website. It was a great site at the time.

     
     
     Posted:   Dec 5, 2017 - 5:03 PM   
     By:   jb1234   (Member)

    I always liked Dead Man's Party's score, especially the synth chorus chantings.

     
     Posted:   Dec 6, 2017 - 8:36 AM   
     By:   acathla   (Member)

    Could that maybe be http://www.bluntinstrument.org.uk/beck/buffy/others.htm?

    I've helped contribute to it as well, if that's the case. I actually got contacted by one of the composers listed there, thinking it was my site.


    This page was awesome!!
    It was so exciting when they posted midis of cues not available from the promos.
    Oh the good old days big grin

    I remember checking it for several years to see if they had updated the season 3 and 4 sections!

     
     Posted:   Dec 9, 2017 - 1:25 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Skipped "The Wish" (no load found)



    "Amends"

  • The cue with a bass flute as Willow and Oz give it another shot.
  • The mystery string music as Buffy investigates the dead Christmas trees.
  • Angel seeking Giles help.
  • The research montage music (a short piano piece with legato strings underneath; Mark Snow-ish). Almost completely SFX free.
  • Faith coming to Summers' house for Christmas.
  • Angel jumping out the window and Buffy going to Giles for help.
  • Buffy going back to the dead Christmas trees and digging.
  • The short bit of running to save Angel from the sunrise.

    Probably one of the most beautiful endings to an episode of a TV series ever. And beautiful music by Beck.

    Special Note: the cue on the promo combined two or three different score pieces, nicely, too, for the cue Dublin, 1938. Beck treats the three cues on the promo like a suite and they all lead into each other.
    Part of the opening of Dreaming Of is cut off (maybe ten or more seconds; just lead in string work, none of the beautiful stuff with the bass flute and chimy stuff).

    Buffy: "All right, ten more minutes of chanting and you guys are going to bed."

    The First: "I am the thing that darkness fears."



    "Gingerbread"
    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x4x0wiy

  • Buffy fighting the vampire and her mom finding the dead children.
  • The police crime scene work where the dead children are.
  • The cult in black doing their whatever magic-thingy.
  • Buffy visiting the graves of the kids and finding Angel there.
  • Giles and the Scooby Gang researching online.
  • Xander and Oz going to save Willow; and the town's people trying to burn witches. More after a couple of minutes.
  • More as Xander and Oz are coming to the rescue and the town's people are watching Buffy and Willow about to burn to death.

    Buffy says slaying is something the Slayer does alone. Except when Giles is there. And Xander is there. And Willow is there. And Faith is there. And Oz is sometimes there. And Cordelia is sometimes there. And random other people are on rare occasion are there, too.

    First there was the Buffy Rat and now there's the Amy Rat.

    Xander: "Oh, man, it's Nazi Germany and I got Playboy's in my locker." (as police search student's lockers)

    Xander: "Frisky Watchers' Chatroom ... why, Giles!" (as Giles uses a computer and the internet for the first time)

    Oz: "We're here to save you," after Oz and Xander fall from the roof after everything is over.

    Buffy: "Is Sunnydale any better since I first came here? Hey, so I battle evil, but I don't really win. The bad keeps coming back and getting stronger. Like the kid in the story; the boy who stuck his finger in the duck."
    Angel: "Dike."
    Buffy looks at him funny.
    Angel: "It's another word for dam."
    Buffy: "Oh. Okay, that story makes a lot more sense now."

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     Posted:   Dec 9, 2017 - 2:15 PM   
     By:   acathla   (Member)

    Amends is so beautifully scored!

    "Magic Snow Music" gives me such christmas vibes! First of all because it's from a christmas scene.
    But also because this was the first cue I got my hands on after only having "Close Your Eyes" from the official soundtrack. We didn't have internet at that time (we couldn't afford it) but a friend of mine was kind enough to download it for me and burn it on a cd (just the one track on a cd, lol!). I had my disc man with me and played it on my way back home (walking) and it was snowing. Just like in the scene.

    And this happened late on the night before Christmas day. Best xmas ever!

     
     Posted:   Dec 12, 2017 - 1:49 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    I had to skip:
    "Helpless" (no load found)


    "The Zeppo"

  • The opening suspense and fight music.
  • Xander giving the bully a ride and picking up the bully's friends. Early hints of the Dead Guys with Bombs cues. There's more probably about two minutes later. I enjoy Beck's plucky music ideas.
  • More quirky material when Xander finds Giles in the cemetery.
  • Xander coming across Willow.
  • The dead guys trying to initiate Xander and Xander running away. Followed shortly by Faith fighting a demon and Xander recuing her.
  • And the music when we find out Faith gets turned on by fighting and does Xander. There's a song-like rhythm underneath, atypical for the series' scoring.
  • Xander finding out the dead guys were not really baking a cake; some quirky material an then melodramatic Buffy/Angel love theme material.
  • Xander fighting in the school boiler room.
  • The ethereal female stock vocals of "Oh say he" (my interpretation of what's being said) as the gang talks about surviving the end of the world.

    That's damn near every cue. A very fine episode. Just because I didn't list the others, means they aren't bad.

    Special Notes: The season three score promo only contains one cue, from around the end of the episode.

    The cue is different in the episode. Both are equally as fun, but the original version is better, in my opinion.

    Does nobody ever go to the library but Scooby Gang members? Somebody would certainly notice Oz locked up in a cage.

    It's a clever episode that sets up a common episode idea: fighting bad guys trying to bring about the end of the world, but it turns the idea backwards and makes the whole idea the B-plot while the A-plot is Xander and Xander saving the world.

    Buffy: "Is this a penis metaphor?"



    "Bad Girls"

    The introduction of Wesley, who later become a series main star on the spin-off "Angel". Perhaps one of the best TV characters made with a believable journey and transformation over the years.

  • Faith and Buffy slaying at night together.
  • The low-key menacing material as Buffy investigates at night, entering a tomb.
  • Buffy and Faith fighting underground.
  • Some quirky stuff and Faith gets Buffy to skip school. More as Buffy and Faith finds the big bad guy.
  • Buffy and Faith escaping from the police car and handcuffs.
  • Buffy and Faith fighting in an alley and Faith accidentally killing a man. And the music right after the commercial break.
  • The fight music for Angel and Buffy rescuing the Watchers.

    Special Note: the season three score promo does not feature any score from this episode.

    So, we heard last season there's a Slayer's handbook. Why didn't Wesley bring Buffy and Faith one? Obviously the writer's forgot about it.
    Another thing forgotten by the writer's: Buffy was a big deal to the police more than once; she was even sought for supposedly murdering someone, yet these two cops don't recognize her. And the whole cops scene was embarrassing -- it's a Hollywood guy's interpretation of how police act and react; it bares almost no real resemblance to reality.

    I wonder if the big bad blob could be mistaken for Harvey Weinstein.

    Xander: "I'm not going to waste the perfect come back on you now. But don't think I don't have it. Oh yes -- it's time will come."

    Buffy: "Wait, stop -- think!"
    Faith: "No, no, no."



    "Consequences"

  • Buffy's nightmare; spooky female vocals, a low pounding percussion instrument and a stinger at the end, leading to some somber woodwinds.
  • The somber bass flute cue with strings as Buffy walks away from Faith.
  • The piece as Angel watches the crime scene investigation.
  • The Buffy and Faith snooping around in the dead guy's office.
  • More somber bass flute music and strings as Buffy leaves Faith and both are questioned by a police interrogator.
  • The slow piano cue as Buffy confesses to Willow.
  • The short dramatic bit as Buffy finds out Faith lied to Giles.
  • The dark music with some tension as Faith forces herself on Xander.
  • The piano and strings cue for Angel's speech to Faith as she's chained up.
  • The piece as Faith escape Watcher's Council arrest.
  • The cue as Buffy finds Faith.
  • The sad woodwinds piece as Buffy tells Giles about what happened.

    Special Notes: the season three score promo does not feature any score from this episode.
    The fight music on the pier is tracked. I think that's from "The Wish"; the fight music before alternate reality Buffy gets killed (as I recall).

    It seems obvious to me Whedon was already thinking out an "Angel" series.

    Why wouldn't Wesley or his men just kill Angel?
    And Giles says the Watcher's Council would most likely lock Faith away for a long time. I don't recall if this was ever addressed, but I wonder if we ever found out about an imprisoned Slayers or ex rehabilitating Slayers (certainly not in the series; maybe the Whedon comics).

    Cordelia: "Check out Giles the Next Generation," looking at Wesley.

    Faith: "Safety Words are for wusses."



    "Doppelgangland"

    Anya's second episode. She premiered in "The Wish". I've never liked this character. But she's better than Willow's girlfriend later on.
    It's also clearly the episode where Whedon decided to let us know Willow will turn out to be a homosexual.

  • The little piece before the opening credits as Willow loses control of the pencil she's using magic to spin around.
  • The upbeat piece as Faith is giddy with the place the Mayor has given her.
  • The piece as Willow gives her version of rebelling. I think those are waterbowls I hear around the end.
  • The piece as Anya asks Willow for help with a spell and then doing the spell.
  • More Dark Willow music, this time with some fight music.
  • The piece as the gang heads for the Bronze. Followed immediately by a variation of the Dark Willow music after the commercial break.
  • The piece as regular Willow enters the Bronze disguised as Dark Willow.
  • The Dark Willow theme interpretations for Dark Willow in the library cage and then back at the Bronze.
  • The action-y fight music for Buffy and the gang storming the Bronze.

    Special Note: The season three score promo only contains one cue, from around the middle of the episode as alternate reality Willow (from "The Wish") walks around Sunnydale. The cue appears to be made up of two parts, as a section of it is heard later around the end of the episode when Wesley rescues Cordelia.

    So ... why exactly didn't they kill Dark Willow? Why exactly did they send her back? Feelings aside, they know what she'll do once she's back to her reality.
    Wait -- Willow says she's a virgin. I thought she and Xander did it earlier this season or last season.

    Willow: "Buff' Buff'."

    Mayor Snyder: "Of course I am; no Slayer of mine is going to live in a fleabag motel. That place has a very unsavory reputation; there are immoral liaisons going on there."
    Faith: "Yeah, plus all the screwing."

    Xander: "Hands! Hands on new places!"



    "Enemies"

  • The strings and woodwinds cue that opens the episode. There's more of it about two minutes later, this time with some piano. And some more less than a minute later.
  • The cue as Faith tries to seduce Angel again.
  • The piano and strings piece as Buffy goes to see Angel after all the events; similar to the opening of Magic Snow Music from the episodes "Amends".

    Special Note: the season three score promo does not feature any score from this episode.

    Faith: "Check out the lust bunnies."

    Angel: "That guy just bugs me."

    Faith: "Bondage looks good on you, B."

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     Posted:   Dec 12, 2017 - 2:17 PM   
     By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

    Darnit, Justin -- you're starting to really make me feel that a 4 disc set isn't going to be nearly enough to capture all the musical riches of this show. I guess we'll just have to make sure it sells well enough that LLL considers doing a second volume!

    I do hope you'll reconsider doing season 7 because while it was a weak season overall, it had a lot of great music in it.

    Does nobody ever go to the library but Scooby Gang members? Somebody would certainly notice Oz locked up in a cage.

    This was actually addressed at one point on the show IIRC. Some random person comes into the library to borrow a book and it's played for some major laughs.

    Yavar

     
     Posted:   Dec 12, 2017 - 2:25 PM   
     By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

    Undoubtedly, but BtVS fans are deeply devoted and have wanted scoring from the show and all they got was years later a release that contained edited cues scattered from various season, from only Beck's work, so I'd think they'd fill in the gaps enough to drive a second volume.


    Nah, I'm passing on season seven. I want to eventually move to another TV series. OR two. Or three.

     
     Posted:   Dec 12, 2017 - 3:31 PM   
     By:   acathla   (Member)

    Just the thought of a 4 disc box set is like a dream coming true. A true miracle.
    Imagine if we actually get Vol 2 and even Vol 3 like The X-Files!

    Im so excited to find out the track list for this! What will they include? Which composers?
    Will the track list order be chronological? I have so many questions!
    Just wish they´d announce it already! haha!

    Oh and btw, Willow and Xander never had sex. They just kissed a bit.
    Willow lost her virginity to Oz in Graduation Day, part 2.
    Which is why Willow (of all people) is late for her graduation! big grin loL!

     
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