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THE TERMINATOR Soundtrack (1984)

THE TERMINATOR

Brad Fiedel
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1984
11
36:16
Enigma Records

THE TERMINATOR Soundtrack: The Definitive Edition (1994)

THE TERMINATOR: The Definitive Edition

Brad Fiedel
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1994
19
71:30
Edel

THE TERMINATOR Soundtrack (2016)

THE TERMINATOR: Remastered Edition

Brad Fiedel
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2016
17
68:20
Milan Records

REVIEW

The Terminator (ENGLISH)

The Terminator (Brad Fiedel). It is incredible how the power of films does of a theme orchestrated with the minimal and belonging to a soundtrack far from being remembered by the public more than for the main theme, there was turning into one of these unforgettable themes tied to a character, in the style of John Williams melodies as Star Wars' Main Title is associated to Luke Skywalker, the imperial march does with Darth Vader, or Superman and Indiana Jones' themes. Though, probably, the merit of which the theme that Brad Fiedel composed was becoming recognizable throughout the world is not due to its beauty (since both melody and orchestration are simple enough), but to the singularity of the character to whom it represents, the Terminator, one of the cinematographic more iconic characters of the modern films and whom successive movies of the saga have taken charge not making forget.

The soundtrack becomes difficult to listen, but it is this strange peculiarity that gives it a certain retro/innovator aspect that makes taste it with the listening of every track, on having reminded the fascinating story that James Cameron was inventing in 1984. And it is that the composition is dedicated in the majority to the terrifying - technological component of the Terminator, being in clear minority the themes that show the human component of the characters of Sarah Connor and Kyle Reese. The Terminator was a sufficiently original idea as to possess a soundtrack equal of originally, and at least it is achieved by the composer.

Three editions have been published of The Terminator soundtrack. The first, contemporary with the movie, was including 11 tracks, 5 of which were songs and 6 belonged to Fiedel's score. In 1994 there was edited The Definitive Edition, the version with Fiedel's complete score that was doing without the songs of the 1984 version and was including a bonus track, Theme From "The Terminator" (August 29th, 1997, JUDGEMENT DAY Remix). In addition, the booklet includes a few brief notes about the movie, the score and comments of each track. Finally, in 2016, Milan Records re-edits the score in CD, vinyl and digital download with new and attractive covers. For this occasion, Brad Fiedel mixed and mastered the album himself, and could present it in the way he originally wanted to sound, changing tracks and times with regard to previous editions.

Terminator (ESPAÑOL)

Terminator (Brad Fiedel). Es increíble cómo el poder del cine hace de un tema orquestado con lo mínimo y perteneciente a una banda sonora lejos de ser recordada por el público más que por el tema principal, se convirtiera en uno de esos temas inolvidables ligados a un personaje, al estilo de temas como el Main Title de Star Wars (asociado a Luke Skywalker), la marcha imperial (asociada con Darth Vader), o los temas de Superman e Indiana Jones. Aunque, quizás, el mérito de que el tema que compuso Brad Fiedel se hiciera mundialmente reconocible no sea debido tanto a su belleza (tanto la melodía como la orquestación del tema son bastante simples) como a la singularidad del personaje al que representa, el Terminator, uno de los personajes cinematográficos más icónicos del cine moderno y que películas sucesivas de la saga se han encargado de no hacer olvidar.

La banda sonora se hace difícil de escuchar, pero es esa extraña peculiaridad que le da un cierto aire retro/innovador la que hace degustarla con la escucha de cada tema, al ir recordando la fascinante historia que inventara James Cameron en el año 1984. Y es que la composición está dedicada en su mayoría a la componente terrorífico-tecnológica del Terminator, estando en clara minoría los temas que muestran la componente humana de los personajes de Sarah Connor y Kyle Reese. Terminator fue una idea suficientemente original como para contar con una banda sonora igual de original, y al menos eso sí está conseguido por el compositor.

Tres ediciones se han publicado de la banda sonora de Termintator. La primera, contemporánea con la película, incluía 11 pistas, de las cuales 5 eran canciones y 6 pertenecían al score de Fiedel. En 1994 se editó The Definitive Edition, la versión con el score completo de Fiedel que prescindía de las canciones de la versión de 1984 e incluía una pista extra, Theme From "The Terminator" (August 29th, 1997, JUDGEMENT DAY ReMix). Además, el libreto incluye unas breves notas sobre la película, el score y comentarios de cada una de las pistas. Finalmente, en 2016, Milan Records reedita el score en CD, vinilo y descarga digital con nuevas y vistosas carátulas. Para esta ocasión, el propio Brad Fiedel mezcló y masterizó el álbum, y pudo presentarlo de la manera en la que él originalmente quería que sonora, cambiando pistas y tiempos respecto a ediciones anteriores.

TRACK LISTINGS
THE TERMINATOR (1984)
Total Time: 36:16
  1. The Terminator Theme (4:30)
  2. Terminator Arrival (3:00)
  3. Tunnel Chase (2:50)
  4. Love Scene (1:15)
  5. Future Remembered (2:40)
  6. Factory Chase (3:50)
  1. You Can't Do That - performed by Tahnee Cain and Tryanglz (3:25)
  2. Burnin' in the Third Degree - performed by Tahnee Cain and Tryanglz (3:38)
  3. Pictures of You - performed by Jay Fergusson and 16mm (3:58)
  4. Photoplay - performed by Tahnee Cain and Tryanglz (3:30)
  5. Intimacy - performed by Linn Van Hek (3:40)
THE TERMINATOR: The Definitive Edition (1994)
Total Time: 71:30
  1. Theme from "The Terminator" (4:13)
  2. "The Terminator" Main Title (2:14)
  3. The Terminator's Arrival (4:53)
  4. Reese Chased (3:47)
  5. Sarah On Her Motorbike (0:35)
  6. Gun Shop / Reese In Alley (1:27)
  7. Sarah In The Bar (1:49)
  8. Tech Noir / Alley Chase (7:35)
  9. Garage Chase (6:49)
  10. Arm & Eye Surgery (3:23)
  1. Police Station / Escape From Police Station (4:47)
  2. Future Flashback / Terminator Infiltration (4:18)
  3. Conversation By The Window / Love Scene (3:45)
  4. Tunnel Chase (3:35)
  5. Death By Fire / Terminator Gets Up (3:11)
  6. Factory Chase (3:54)
  7. Reese's Death / Terminator Sits Up / "You're Terminated!" (3:26)
  8. Sarah's Destiny / The Coming Storm (3:06)
  9. Theme from "The Terminator" (4:43)
    (August 29th, 1997, JUDGEMENT DAY ReMix)
THE TERMINATOR: Remastered Edition (2016)
Total Time: 68:20
  1. Main Title (2:40)
  2. Terminator Arrival / Reese Chased / Sarah On Motorbike (7:09)
  3. Terminator Gets Guns / Search For Sarah (1:13)
  4. Reese Dreams Of Future War (1:51)
  5. Sarah Watches News / Tech Noir (1:23)
  6. Matt & Ginger Killed / Sarah Calls Detectives (7:55)
  7. Reese & Sarah In Garage (4:34)
  8. Arm & Eye Surgery (3:45)
  9. "I'll Be Back" / Police Station & Escape (3:46)
  1. Future Flashback (3:47)
  2. "Fuck You Asshole" (1:09)
  3. Love Scene (2:29)
  4. Tunnel Chase (5:13)
  5. Death By Fire / Terminator Gets Up (2:36)
  6. Factory Chase (3:57)
  7. End Credits: Final Suite (10:33)
  8. The Terminator Theme (Extended Version) (4:20)

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