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 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

And arrived, autographed, and listening now between meetings. Already sounds fantastic.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 21, 2021 - 9:24 PM   
 By:   jb1234   (Member)

Out on digital and enjoying. A few disappointing edits made in the "Kaylon's Dark Secret" and "Prisoners of the Kaylon" tracks but I'll get over them. The latter in particular is odd because the cue taken out sets up the big finish thematically.

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 3:14 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

The samples already take me back to my youth when this kind of scoring was prevalent.

Ordered!!!

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 7:58 AM   
 By:   Stereozentrum   (Member)

I bought it digitally today. The quieter passages ("System Searching", "Possible Life", "Laura's Theme" etc.) are quite convincing and have a remarkable symphonic quality for a TV series. The unimaginatively crescendoing string clusters of Dennis McCarthy and other TNG composers (Ron Jones not included, of course) can't even come close to keeping up with The Oriville . The action scoring (e.g. in "Battle for Earth") is skillfully crafted, but does not leave a lasting impression. Nevertheless, the cleverly integrated quotes from the great sci-fi scores of the Silver Age are a nice treat; for example, the string ostinato in the finale of "Activating the Device", which is very strikingly reminiscent of "Snowspeeder Rescue".

All in all, a great orchestral score for a series. However, nothing here really sweeps me off my feet in the long run. I can't get rid of the feeling that in the absence of new really excellent (genre) scores, pretty much everything with a big orchestra and a classical scoring approach is hyped here and on similar boards. Tough times for film music fans...

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   DavidMueller   (Member)

Out on digital and enjoying. A few disappointing edits made in the "Kaylon's Dark Secret" and "Prisoners of the Kaylon" tracks but I'll get over them. The latter in particular is odd because the cue taken out sets up the big finish thematically.

Agreed. I miss that atonal part, when the Kaylon's dark secret is revealed and in "Prisoners of the Kaylon" when the Kaylon escorts the crew to the shuttle hangar.

But everything else is great. "Possible Life / The Big Rescue","Alara Goes Home / Arriving Home", "To The Island", "Alara Says Goodbye", "Making First Contact", "Isaac and Claire Kiss", "New World", "Battle for Earth", "Laura's Theme" & "Lifting Off the Ocean Floor" are my favorites. CD is ordered and on the way.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 10:41 AM   
 By:   DavidMueller   (Member)

double post

 
 Posted:   Jan 22, 2021 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

McNeely really hit it out of the park on this series.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2021 - 4:48 AM   
 By:   ShadowStar   (Member)

My copy arrived today -- thrilled with the incredibly fast shipping speed!

 
 Posted:   Jan 23, 2021 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   Solium   (Member)

I'll order this eventually when I can budget for it. Right now I'm listening to this on Spotify. I'm up to "Interrogation/The Aliens Attack" (Desert Chase anyone? Haha!) It's indeed awesome. Beautiful themes and melodies.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 8:29 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

My copy arrived on the east coast here on Saturday afternoon!

There's a giant HULU sticker on the shrink wrap



And I cannot decipher who the second signature is?

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 9:04 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

First of all, I couldn't be happier that we're finally getting this amazing score! The show itself aired almost 2 years ago, and we've been largely without this style of music since then. AND I got an autographed copy, which I'm truly grateful for! Jason, the signatures appear to be John Debney and Andrew Cottee (similarly signed on mine).

Having said that... why on Earth is "Prisoners of the Kaylon" from IDENTITY PART I edited?? It's one of the biggest cues in the series and it was highlighted by Debney himself on his Facebook last year. Upon rewatch, at least a minute and a half of that magnificent track was removed from this version. I understand that CD space is a commodity, but that's the absolute last cue I'd chop up.

Despite that quibble, this is an amazing release and I look forward to more unreleased/expanded John Debney (The Scorpion King) and Joel McNeely (Soldier) in the future!

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 9:24 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Mine has same (illegible) signatures. I assumed they are Debney and McNeely, but could be wrong. Isn't Cottee in the UK? The other two are in La La Land's neck of the woods.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 9:44 AM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

If you were only going to get one of the two seasons, which would fans recommend?

Is it a case of either/or as both are pretty much similar?
Or does one of the seasons have some especially compelling content over the other?

Never seen the show, so I have no agenda that needs filling as far as specific ep scores.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Hard to answer that question. The first season included the pilot score which was written by Broughton, and I consider that essential. Also, his theme is more prominently featured throughout. Having said that, I am high on the second season release right now, just playing it over and over. The McNeely scores, in particular, are stunning. And let's take a moment to appreciate the incredible playing of the Hollywood studio musicians on both of these releases. Anyway, to get back to your question, I would start with season one and if you love it, then eventually acquire season two.

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


If you were only going to get one of the two seasons, which would fans recommend?

Is it a case of either/or as both are pretty much similar?
Or does one of the seasons have some especially compelling content over the other?

Never seen the show, so I have no agenda that needs filling as far as specific ep scores.


You can listen to both albums for free on youtube or spotify or whatever your streaming service of choice is, before you make an investment in either (or both) physical edition(s).

That being said, right now I'd say Season 1 gets the edge over Season 2, but I've only heard the Season 2 album once so who knows if my opinion will change down the road.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 10:09 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Update: Per Orville producer Tom Constantino (on Twitter), the signatures belong to Debney and McNeely

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Thanks for that!

It was definitely impossible to tell from his handwriting choice!

EDIT: The tweet you are talking about is not Tom Constantino speaking, it's him tweeting his own instagram post which is a repost of an instagram post from some other guy, whose words are what you're reading

https://twitter.com/TomCostantino/status/1353402701833531393
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKb7QyVFvyP/
https://www.instagram.com/p/CKZ5EmGFzpO/

Whether that guy "knew" it was McNeely or just assumed so, there's now way to tell

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 10:21 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

It was definitely impossible to tell from his handwriting choice!

Because those J, L and M are that hard to decipher?

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

I mean yea, I obviously thought so; If you recognized it right away, cool

 
 Posted:   Jan 24, 2021 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Mose Harper   (Member)

Thanks Doc, Jason
I'll check out some tracks on youtube later today.

I've become more appreciative of Broughton over the last couple years, so that'll probably give S1 the edge for me- but will try to keep an open mind when playing 'em.

 
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