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 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 2:50 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I just received the 2011 La La Land 3CD. For me, the Michel Colombier score is miles and miles more interesting than the rather sleepy John Barry score. Let's see how the FSM members vote.

My vote goes to

Colombier.

Over to you...

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 3:18 AM   
 By:   pzfan   (Member)

Now this is surprise that you liked some 80s synth crap over beautiful symphonic maestro Barry.

But my vote goes to

Barry

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 3:24 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Easy!. The John Barry score in my opinon far superor to Colombier's effort. Too good for the poor film it was composed for. Gorgeous themes, exciting action musc. Barry gives the film mood and atmosphere. A good effort by Columbier who I have a lot of respect for but it doesn't come close to the John Barry rejected sore.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 3:41 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Now this is surprise that you liked some 80s synth crap over beautiful symphonic maestro Barry.

Of course. I understand very well why the producers decided to part with the old-fashioned and out-of-place Barry effort in favor of the hip, well-produced and exciting Colombier score. Wise decision!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

This thread is bound to get nasty! ;-)

John Barry's music is streets ahead of the replacement score. Some of the You Tube clips demonstrated Barry's score worked but was far too good for the film it was composed for.

Colombier's score has one reasonable "Faltermeyer" inspired track but that is it.

Barry vs electronic music? Its a no brainer.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 4:52 AM   
 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.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 4:54 AM   
 By:   Kim Tong   (Member)

I have played the Colombier score once just to make sure there were no problems with pressing. I have played the Barry score 20+ times. I will let you figure out which one I like better.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 4:58 AM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

I have played the Colombier score once just to make sure there were no problems with pressing. I have played the Barry score 20+ times. I will let you figure out which one I like better.

This!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (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.


Not this! ;-)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 5:10 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

I thought the four Colombier cues on the original album were tedious ... as a whole album the score is almost unbearable.

As a stand-alone listen, Barry's score is far from being my favourite (of his) but I'm so pleased it was released ... at long last.

In the film: happily, every so often I heard a melody ... the rest of the time I did my best to ignore the background sounds.

Mitch

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   The Mutant   (Member)

John Barry

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   barryfan   (Member)

This question is like being asked if I prefer ketchup on a piece of cardboard to a mouth-watering cheese and pepperoni pizza.

My vote? Read my name.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Apart from the fact the scores were composed for the same film, they are so different its pointless to compare them.
The Colombier score actually works pretty well in the film (bad as that is!), but its not a good listen on disc. I think the Barry score sounds fantastic but probably not right for the film. So I go with the Barry.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (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.


LOL, I totally agree!

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 7:05 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

This question is like being asked if I prefer ketchup on a piece of cardboard to a mouth-watering cheese and pepperoni pizza.

My vote? Read my name.


Ketchup and cardboard are underrated. Pizza makes you fat and lazy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   JADSTERSDAD   (Member)

Simple. Barry.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (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.


LOL, I totally agree!


What point having the poll when If Barry wins the result will be rubbished by the person starting the thread anyway.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

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

The Colombier score for me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   sherrill50   (Member)

These are two completely different kinds of music: one I like, and one I don't. So, this is easy:

Barry.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2013 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I had the LaLa set, but really, neither score appealed to me. The Colombier just wasn't interesting at all ( never really warmed to his music - aside from the first atmospheric track from Against All Odds) - and the Barry score just seemed to lay there. So neither for me wink

 
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