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 Posted:   Mar 18, 2015 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

I have zero interest in this, but glad LA LA continues to make people happy!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2015 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   JDH   (Member)

Count me in for this, I'll be delighted to upgrade my European release from a few years back, splendid as the French dialogue is! Orko's Theme in pristine La La Sound, who'd a thunk it.

The only thing that could top this would be a collection of Johnny Douglas music from Hulk, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Dungeons and Dragons...

 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2015 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   litefoot   (Member)

Count me in for this, I'll be delighted to upgrade my European release from a few years back, splendid as the French dialogue is! Orko's Theme in pristine La La Sound, who'd a thunk it.

The only thing that could top this would be a collection of Johnny Douglas music from Hulk, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Dungeons and Dragons...


That's Hasbro, and would require a miracle. Let's be perfectly happy about the Mattel miracle for now!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 18, 2015 - 11:39 PM   
 By:   SOSAYWEALL   (Member)

Count me in for this, I'll be delighted to upgrade my European release from a few years back, splendid as the French dialogue is! Orko's Theme in pristine La La Sound, who'd a thunk it.

The only thing that could top this would be a collection of Johnny Douglas music from Hulk, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Dungeons and Dragons...


That's Hasbro, and would require a miracle. Let's be perfectly happy about the Mattel miracle for now!




What you just said!!

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2015 - 7:35 AM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

ordered 80 copies from Italy for me and my friends smile

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2015 - 1:32 PM   
 By:   rickO   (Member)

This is awesome news! I used to love He-Man as a boy and still do actually. As for score music, I am rather skeptical that this will play well as stand alone music; it sounds like silly back ground music. But who cares, I will buy it for the sheer reminiscing!

-Rick O.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2015 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

ordered 80 copies from Italy for me and my friends smile

Since your so rich how about making it 81 copies and buying me one? wink

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2015 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

Since your so rich how about making it 81 copies and buying me one? wink
Well I have payed only my 3 copies; all the other ones have been payed by my friends, I'm not rich!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2015 - 7:32 PM   
 By:   Neseri   (Member)

@La La Land Records

Huh... kinda odd James Eatock isn't involved with this. That guy's a walking database of Filmation's He-Man stuff.

@rickO

Well shouldn't a comical relief character have a comical sounding theme? razz
Here are some action themes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfc_4wrgIbU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWW3L4xZZco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeGHdRe7q_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eCEvan-YTg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLmaLyAxQ1s

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2015 - 11:17 PM   
 By:   adamtrons   (Member)

Well it's been a while but I recall this show had several themes- Main Title, Eternia, Snake Mountain, Orko, Castle Grayskull, battle action, music for the moral story or lesson learned, the end credits, etc. I think it will be fun to hear it. I grew up in the 80's and there was a lot of great music to animated shows like Transformers, GI Joe, Thundercats, Dungeons & Dragons, etc. The episodes usually had a lot of loud over the top sound effects, so it will be nice to hear the score on it's own and listen to it more closely.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2015 - 11:36 AM   
 By:   Adventures of Jarre Jarre   (Member)

Meanwhile, entering this thread...

Hmm, a rerelease of Conti's score? I wonder what this is aboouuuWWWWWHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAA?????????

eek

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2015 - 1:28 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

I thought it was a bump of a thread on LLL's old release of the Conti, actually, and was boggled at the low post count.

 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2015 - 11:32 PM   
 By:   darthbrett   (Member)

So glad to this getting released!!! I suppose there is a generational gap on this release so people who were born before 1972 probably have zero interest in this. But I am super stoked this is finally getting released!! I'd say GI Joe, He-Man, Transformers, Voltron and Robotech are the cartoons that I want to see complete soundtracks released (Robotech & He-Man checked off now). Definitely purchasing this!

I can only hope GI Joe, Transformers and Voltron get released next!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2015 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   jedijones77   (Member)

The only thing that could top this would be a collection of Johnny Douglas music from Hulk, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, Dungeons and Dragons...

That's Hasbro, and would require a miracle. Let's be perfectly happy about the Mattel miracle for now!


Even though those cartoons listed above as well as G.I. Joe, Transformers, Jem, My Little Pony and Inhumanoids were all produced by Sunbow and Marvel Productions, I believe Disney now owns the Marvel toons. Hasbro a few years back bought the rights to all of the cartoons for their properties (the 5 I mentioned at least). I'm not entirely sure who owns the Dungeons & Dragons toons now. Maybe the copyright info on the 2009 DVD compilation of the series would indicate this.

I believe Johnny Douglas did the music for the earlier Sunbow toons in the early '80s and then Robert J. Walsh took over the duties in the mid '80s. Robert J. Walsh has talked about wanting to release the music in the past and told me on Facebook that he still has master copies of the music. I would hope he has the Douglas music to at least the series they both worked on like G.I. Joe because the older music continued to be reused throughout the entire run of the series.

G.I. Joe and Transformers are definitely my top desired '80s soundtrack releases. I'll be buying He-Man as a show of encouragement to release more '80s cartoon scores. G.I. Joe and Transformers both shared a portion of score music between them, especially once Robert J. Walsh took over. I believe he was asked to write less thematic action music than Douglas did so that it could be used on both series. While the Transformers animated movie score Intrada has released was by a different composer, the score to the 1987 G.I. Joe animated movie (not released theatrically) was made up entirely of reused and reedited cues from G.I. Joe and Transformers. There is no real reason to do a CD for the G.I. Joe movie since it had no original music EXCEPT the opening song and instrumental version of the opening song used on the end credits.

Because of the pretty substantial score re-use between G.I. Joe and Transformers, it would make sense to coordinate the releases of CDs for both. I believe MOST of the re-used music originated on G.I. Joe. It would probably be better to make sure the tracks on both these CDs stay unique instead of repeating tracks between both, and just to tell fans they will need to buy both CDs to get all the music from either series. There is also the possibility of releasing both as a dual package, but maybe half the music is specifically thematic to both series, so it would be strange to mix those together. And a package for both would be a big set.

Make no mistake, G.I. Joe and Transformers are even bigger properties than He-Man. Both of those brands have had multiple, modern live-action movies and both have continued selling toys in retail stores almost continuously for over 30 years. He-Man has not had a live-action movie since 1987 and has only been able to sell its new toys by special order online for the last 10 years, with almost none being sold in retail stores during that time save for a few limited releases.

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2015 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

I have ordered 85 copies of He-man for me and my friends here in italy.
I would order at least 100 copies of the Wash's score of Transformers G1, probably.
And I will make always huge orders from Italy for all the scores from the '80s: here in Italy lots of people is grown watching these cartoons on TV 30 years ago and loves these great TV soundtracks...

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2015 - 10:28 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

I have ordered 85 copies of He-man for me and my friends here in italy.


How have you ordered anything since it's not up even for pre-order yet?
Maybe you meant that you're planning to order?

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2015 - 10:35 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Humor. It is a difficult concept.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2015 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   jedijones77   (Member)

The more I think about it, the best way to release G.I. Joe and Transformers might be as 3 CDs, a G.I. Joe, Transformers and then a combination G.I. Joe/Transformers release. It's definitely possible that the amount of series-specific, often thematic music would fill a CD for each series and then the block of cues that both series shared would fill a 3rd one.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2015 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Interesting thing about Transformers, is some of the music from the movie was used in the third season, and it seems to be slightly rearranged even.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2015 - 3:59 PM   
 By:   jedijones77   (Member)

Yes, Transformers season 3 came after the 1986 animated movie and incorporated some music from the movie. This season ran concurrently to G.I. Joe season 2. Then, in April 1987, the G.I. Joe animated movie was released on home video, with no new music cues except for the popular opening song (and instrumental end credits version of same). That was the last Sunbow G.I. Joe production. Only a brief Transformers season 4 came out after that, consisting of 3 episodes, before that Sunbow series ended as well.

Overall, Transformers is a more popular property than either G.I. Joe or He-Man. You can see that by how much the live-action movies grossed. However, the G.I. Joe and Transformers properties are inexorably linked by both being driven by Hasbro from their inception, and sharing production companies on the cartoons and comics in the '80s. And of course they shared many actual music cues on the Sunbow series. I think the fact that Transformers has a larger fan base would be counterbalanced somewhat by the fact that the G.I. Joe music is more listenable. The songs for the opening titles to both the G.I. Joe TV series and animated movie are more well-known, popular and memorable. The portion of the score music that wasn't shared with Transformers often has a patriotic flavor which should appeal to music fans outside its fanbase.

I would also say that both series have very well-developed and varied orchestrations of the main theme throughout the score, in a way that would remind people of John Williams' development of themes in the Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Superman movies.

 
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