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    Quote Originally Posted by otnavuskire View Post
    You're definitely not crazy. Those track names are different for sure. Has the music changed as well?
    I think so. I'm not able to deep dive from work.

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    is this the new ARG?

    /shitpost

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    Maybe they accidently posted the real soundtrack first and now they changed it to the FYC version?

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    So I guess that means we'll eventually get a version of the score with the other titles?

    Also, did anyone screenshot the titles from last night? Those titles seemed to tell their own story in a way that fit the music so well, out of the context of the film of course.

    (If the answer to #1 is yes, I GUESS I can wait another couple weeks or whatever...)

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    Here are the track titles:

    01) 8 AM, Christmas Eve
    02) The Sea, The Sea
    03) Faded Grandeur
    04) New Year's Eve
    05) To The Wild Sky
    06) Solitary People
    07) To Be Able To Fly
    08) Clouds Appear
    09) Nothing Happens Without Light
    10) Out And About Again
    11) Procession
    12) Washed Out
    13) A Touch
    14) Empire of Light
    15) High Windows

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    Sweet! Thank you!

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    Fascinating! TO listen now or wait for official release...

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    I wasn't going to listen because hearing the music with the film for which it was composed makes more sense but...it's been a dry year...a long...dry year...and I am weak.

    That said: can't wait to hear the music IN the film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimbo View Post
    Fascinating! TO listen now or wait for official release...
    I think you should wait for the official release, or get the official version instead.
    The FYC version was a bit underwhelming compared to the retail version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxto View Post
    I think you should wait for the official release, or get the official version instead.
    The FYC version was a bit underwhelming compared to the retail version.
    You've heard the official version and it's different?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonic_discord View Post
    You've heard the official version and it's different?
    The previous 15-track version, yes.
    FYC version is 35 minutes long and the previous (potentially official/retail) release is 58 minutes.

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    I've listened through once and I don't recall any ambient vocals as someone mentioned above, so must be in the missing 23 mins. Pleasant enough fare without ever really getting going on one listen. Mind you, I disliked Waves quite intensely on the first 3-4 listens and now it's one of my favourites, so that'll probably change!

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonn View Post
    I've listened through once and I don't recall any ambient vocals as someone mentioned above, so must be in the missing 23 mins. Pleasant enough fare without ever really getting going on one listen. Mind you, I disliked Waves quite intensely on the first 3-4 listens and now it's one of my favourites, so that'll probably change!
    Definitely some Trent ambient vocals in "Opening" at the 1:42 mark.


    Did anyone snag the original 58 min version before it was replaced?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reznor2112 View Post
    Did anyone snag the original 58 min version before it was replaced?
    The original files are still downloadable at the links listed on the JWFan site I linked earlier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBang View Post
    The original files are still downloadable at the links listed on the JWFan site I linked earlier.
    Ahhhh -- I'm an idiot. :facepalm: Thank you!

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    Thanks for sharing this, I LOVE it. Its one of my most immediate reactions to one of their scores if that makes sense - first listen and it sounds incredible.

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    Really lovely stuff. Will be interesting to compare and contrast this with Bones & All.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheBang View Post
    Yeah, looks like they've put up a proper FYC score now, with the music cues as they appear in the film. There is some 1:1 correspondence with the soundtrack album posted earlier, but also a lot of differences.
    Once again, the official score release looks to be the definitive one, but there are some cool variations to watch for on the FYC. Apart from the original score MP3s being mastered louder, there are definitely some edits/embellishments/developments not present in the FYC soundtrack cues. Looking forward to getting the full-fidelity lossless score!

    The "Opening" FYC cue is what the score calls "8 AM, Christmas Eve", and they're pretty similar, except for the placement of some additional treated piano notes in the score version. The "Fireworks" FYC cue is basically identical with "To the Wild Sky", the score just has more crescendo at the end. "Nothing Happens without Light" and "Washed Out" are also very similar across both versions, with some minor mixing differences — ditto for "Windmills" on the FYC and "Out and About Again" on the score, which are the same thing, as are "Solo Screening" on the FYC and the title track "Empire of Light" on the score.

    The FYC's cue "Bird Freed" is a short edit of "To Be Able to Fly", a much more developed piece on the score. Same goes for the FYC "Remember" cue, which is a tiny bit of the more satisfying score piece titled "A Touch". Similarly, the FYC "Never Give Up" is just the opening piano intro from a longer score piece called "The Sea, The Sea". The "Sandcastle Breakdown" and "Onward" FYC cues are cross-faded and combined together as one piece on the score, "Clouds Appear". A longer edit of "Sandcastle" also appears as the "Mod March" FYC cue, re-titled on the score as "Procession".

    The "Kiss Me" and "Going Home" FYC cues are both significantly shorter versions of the "New Years Eve" cue, of which there is already a longer edit on the score. Conversely, the FYC title "A Whole Other Cinema" is a much longer (and, I daresay, overly repetitive) edit of "Faded Grandeur" from the score, with an entirely different introduction that I don't think appears on the score in isolation. Funnily enough, my favourite score piece "Solitary People" isn't found in the FYC cues at all, nor is the final score piece "High Windows".
    Last edited by botley; 11-07-2022 at 02:52 PM.

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    botley doing gods work as usual.

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    This score is begging to be listened to on a cold, winter evening (snow optional) with a fire going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reznor2112 View Post
    This score is begging to be listened to on a cold, winter evening (snow optional) with a fire going.
    Dragon Tattoo would like to have a word with you

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    If we're going for winter analogies, I'd say Dragon Tattoo is more appropriate for when you're in the middle of a blizzard, wondering just how bad it will get. Empire Of Light is definitely more like a quiet, clear night as you stare out the window and contemplate the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fillow View Post
    Dragon Tattoo would like to have a word with you
    Oh trust me haha -- that is my annual Oct - Feb. album on repeat.

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    Reviews of the film itself are mixed, leaning unfavorable. I find that surprising given all the pre-prerealease buzz.

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    Quote Originally Posted by That other guy View Post
    Track listing and song lengths are identical to what was posted to that website last month. I only mention this to [apparently] confirm what we downloaded was in fact the retail version of the score.

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    Empire of Light soundtrack is being released digitally in a few hours!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdm View Post
    Reviews of the film itself are mixed, leaning unfavorable. I find that surprising given all the pre-prerealease buzz.
    I can believe it. "Oscar Movie" doesn't always mean "Good Movie".

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul_guyet View Post
    I can believe it. "Oscar Movie" doesn't always mean "Good Movie".
    LOL fair point.

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