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 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 9:27 AM   
 By:   MCRE1201   (Member)

Checkout this YT video at about 01:29:20 -- the guy talks about the bonus soundtrack and plays 'Full Throttle' for a little bit.

https://youtu.be/NkShS9r_NZQ?t=5364


Wow, thank you! He actually played all of the bonus tracks, so my questions are answered: the three tracks that don't appear on the album are all Rob Walsh music from the batch of 1985 "generic" cues. In which case I think I can just wait to see if they ever get an official release -- especially since it appears, as Tom Servo suspected, that the cues are only listenable within the game's framework and not as stand-alone MP3s.

(Though I must mention I'm also a little intrigued that when he jumped back to the menu briefly to turn of the volume, the theme there sounded like an modern update of the original opening, which is kind of cool. I wonder if the game has any other music like that.)

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I bought this Hasbro Presents album on digital and was not impressed with the sound quality. It sounds like they took a rear channel mono source and tried to make it fake stereo. This release should be a cause for celebration but I'm just really disappointed... I'd be furious if I bought this on vinyl.

I think some of this is due to the differing recording studios and techniques used, not all the cues were recorded in the same place. But having actually heard these same cues as ripped from rear channel mono source, the sound quality on this album is absolutely an improvement over that.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 10:06 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Checkout this YT video at about 01:29:20 -- the guy talks about the bonus soundtrack and plays 'Full Throttle' for a little bit.

https://youtu.be/NkShS9r_NZQ?t=5364


Aw, that guy's enthusiasm about the music is so fun to see!

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Checkout this YT video at about 01:29:20 -- the guy talks about the bonus soundtrack and plays 'Full Throttle' for a little bit.

https://youtu.be/NkShS9r_NZQ?t=5364


Aw, that guy's enthusiasm about the music is so fun to see!


I agree. I never got a reply from the game studio, not holding my breath either.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

I just realized that I might be confused about that soundtrack included with the Blackout game... I just assumed it would be on separate CD and yet now that I think about it, it might be music you can only listen to when you play the game itself on a console. If that's the case, I have no gaming console so even if I purchased the game I won't be able to play it to check out the tracks!

That's a good point. It's part of the "digital deluxe" edition, so I'm pretty sure there's no CD... but I've been thinking it would be something like an MP3 download from an external site. Hopefully it's not just in-game music! I do have a Nintendo Switch so I could get it if it turns out I need to, but I would still rather just have ready-made MP3s rather than trying to extract the music myself.



I've been waiting since 1986 for this music , the record is coming my way, but these bonus tracks are a must have as well. So only playable on a digital something I don't have a clue what it is. I would pay full price for them, but I wouldn't know to play it.

I'm glad it's out there, but I wish I could listen to it as well.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 11:03 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

You know, it does seem to be that what I thought was fairly clearcut, as in who composed what cues, is more murky. To my ears, and the sole credit he received on SPIDERMAN, season TRANSFORMERS and the GI JOE mini-series, I figured I knew what was composed by Johnny Douglas. When 1985 rolled around and there were new library cues that sounded markedly different, yet still orchestral, and Rob Walsh was included in the credits, I thought it was obvious those were composed by him. But I guess, if Fred Steiner can compose a cue for Star Trek The Motion Picture ("Meet Vejur") that sounds just like Jerry Goldsmith, then Walsh could have composed cues that sounded like Douglas.

It's interesting, though, because if you listen to the album "Johnny Douglas in Concert", his compositions there sound just like his music for JOE and TRANSFORMERS, so it seemed we have a good idea of his overall style. Plus, his use of drum kit, bass & electric guitar and saxes with the orchestra seem be unique to him and not Rob Walsh, but again, none of us know the full story.

In listening to this album with headphones, you can tell the different recording sources, some cues being recorded in a different studio and I think some cues are mono and some stereo. I can see how this album could resonate more with fans since it's orchestral all the way through and doesn't make the switch to electronic as the TRANSFORMERS LP does on side 2. What's kind of fun for me is that side 2 on this GI JOE album is almost like having TRANSFORMERS VOL. 2 since those same Rob Walsh cues showed up everywhere in that show too!



There is a point at the beginning of that cd that sounds like a Transformers outtake, it's the same style. There is music on Rob Walsh's Pryde of the X-men cd that also sounds like Transformers music. You can somewhat make out the different styles. Douglas has a richer sound, maybe somewhat nostalgic. Walsh is more aggressive.

 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I just realized that I might be confused about that soundtrack included with the Blackout game... I just assumed it would be on separate CD and yet now that I think about it, it might be music you can only listen to when you play the game itself on a console. If that's the case, I have no gaming console so even if I purchased the game I won't be able to play it to check out the tracks!

That's a good point. It's part of the "digital deluxe" edition, so I'm pretty sure there's no CD... but I've been thinking it would be something like an MP3 download from an external site. Hopefully it's not just in-game music! I do have a Nintendo Switch so I could get it if it turns out I need to, but I would still rather just have ready-made MP3s rather than trying to extract the music myself.



I've been waiting since 1986 for this music , the record is coming my way, but these bonus tracks are a must have as well. So only playable on a digital something I don't have a clue what it is. I would pay full price for them, but I wouldn't know to play it.

I'm glad it's out there, but I wish I could listen to it as well.


Of all members here on the board, I was wondering when you'd show up in this thread! I am sure you will enjoy the LP when it arrives, but of course you can also check out the tracks on Spotify and iTunes, if available to you.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 24, 2020 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

I just realized that I might be confused about that soundtrack included with the Blackout game... I just assumed it would be on separate CD and yet now that I think about it, it might be music you can only listen to when you play the game itself on a console. If that's the case, I have no gaming console so even if I purchased the game I won't be able to play it to check out the tracks!

That's a good point. It's part of the "digital deluxe" edition, so I'm pretty sure there's no CD... but I've been thinking it would be something like an MP3 download from an external site. Hopefully it's not just in-game music! I do have a Nintendo Switch so I could get it if it turns out I need to, but I would still rather just have ready-made MP3s rather than trying to extract the music myself.



I've been waiting since 1986 for this music , the record is coming my way, but these bonus tracks are a must have as well. So only playable on a digital something I don't have a clue what it is. I would pay full price for them, but I wouldn't know to play it.

I'm glad it's out there, but I wish I could listen to it as well.


Of all members here on the board, I was wondering when you'd show up in this thread! I am sure you will enjoy the LP when it arrives, but of course you can also check out the tracks on Spotify and iTunes, if available to you.


Haha, don't worry I was itching to give my two cents! My pre-order has been moved up to half December unfortunately. I'm downloading Itunes right now, if that doesn't work, I'll try Spotify (thanks for that tip!).
It's somewhat a challenge to obtain this music, but it can be done from a lazy chairsmile

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2020 - 8:26 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Just wanted to ask if anyone knows, there have been a couple great Cartoon Theme compilation albums done by kid Rhino (Toon Tunes Action Packed and Funny Bone).

Neither have the Transformers or G.I. Joe themes on them. Are any of you aware of other compilation CDs where either the G.I. Joe theme or Transformers theme appear on?

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2020 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

Just wanted to ask if anyone knows, there have been a couple great Cartoon Theme compilation albums done by kid Rhino (Toon Tunes Action Packed and Funny Bone).

Neither have the Transformers or G.I. Joe themes on them. Are any of you aware of other compilation CDs where either the G.I. Joe theme or Transformers theme appear on?


On the CD box set from Japan, called Transformers: History of Music, they included the main theme from the US series. This box set was released back 2004 and the focus of it was mainly songs and score from the Japanese Takara Transformers series (Headmasters, Super God Masterforce, etc), so while there were no score cues from the Sunbow US series, the main theme (from season 2, I think?) was included. I gotta check my copy...

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2020 - 11:00 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

Just wanted to ask if anyone knows, there have been a couple great Cartoon Theme compilation albums done by kid Rhino (Toon Tunes Action Packed and Funny Bone).

Neither have the Transformers or G.I. Joe themes on them. Are any of you aware of other compilation CDs where either the G.I. Joe theme or Transformers theme appear on?



Not these specific themes, but a short instrumental version of the Transformers season 1 theme appears on an (expensive) Japanese 5cd set. The one that has the background music from all the Japanese cartoons.
An instrumental version of the season 1 end theme appears on a 7" record from France. This is the short theme played about 3 times in a row to make it single length. I don't think there is a cd of this one.

That's about it as far as I know. Amazing for such well known music.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2020 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Thanks that helps a lot - not going to drop $200 for that Transformers set from Japan anytime soon.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2020 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Can anyone post an image of the logo?

I hope it has an image of the 70s GI Joe logo with the floating bearded GI Joe head!

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2020 - 7:36 AM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

They left off some of the best Johnny Douglas cues, like this one!

http://www.cartoonopolis.com/wp-content/uploads/MASS-Takes-Duke.wav

Also stuff in here (especially at 15:27):



Lukas

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2020 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   edern   (Member)

I'm immensely glad we finally got an album for G.I. Joe (and more widely available than the Transformers one), but it's true that there's a ton of material left off, from both Douglas and Walsh.
Let's hope for a "volume 2" (at least) if this one is successful enough.

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2020 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

Just got a response from the game company, doesn't look like a standalone soundtrack release is planned:
Hi Ryan,

Below is the bonus track list for the G.I. Joe soundtrack. We’re also posting the coming soon page for the game soundtrack today/tomorrow if you’re looking for more detail. Unfortunately I don’t know if this is the same or different from the LP. The soundtrack is intended to be sold only with the Digital Deluxe version of the game.

I hope this helps!

Thanks,

Chris

80's BONUS TACK - Fight Friendship Freedom 1:27

80's BONUS TACK - Full Throttle 1:27

80's BONUS TACK - Hsssss 0:52

80's BONUS TACK - Into Evil's Lair 1:01

80's BONUS TACK - Jaws of Cobra 0:47

80's BONUS TACK - Opening 1:05

80's BONUS TACK - Troops in Trouble 1:06

80's BONUS TACK - Wild Warrior 1:51

80's BONUS TACK - Victory Celebration 1:18

 
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