Clean versions of the G1 Opening Themes?

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  1. shamanking282

    shamanking282 Well-Known Member

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    There's been a lot of discussion of a possible release of the BGM from the original cartoon, but something I never hear about are the 3 versions of the classic theme song. Do high quality recordings exist? Especially without sound effects.
     
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    To my knowledge... you aren't getting anything other than what we have now
     
  3. Ryan F

    Ryan F Transform and Roll Out!

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    Most of the music that's been circulating in fan circles is just background music with the dialogue and SFX removed using audio software.

    I would be surprised if the forthcoming CD release of the music would use anything that crude - for this to be viable, they must surely have access to the original elements. Although what the state of the archive is, I don't know. Even for something like Doctor Who (which employs a dedicated music/sound archivist and for which there have been dozens of CD releases and box-sets over the years), there are a few cues and pieces here and there which are either missing entirely or the master tapes are irrevocably damaged.

    The recent MOTU soundtrack album had a few different versions of the opening theme (including clean instrumental versions etc.) - hopefully Sunbow's music archive is just as well-maintained as Filmation's!
     
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  4. Darker

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    Didn't someone already post the original series' soundtrack somewhere?
     
  5. moreprimeland

    moreprimeland Optimus told me to do it!

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  6. Ryan F

    Ryan F Transform and Roll Out!

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    Maybe you're thinking of the Sunbow Transformer Soundtrack Restoration Project from a few years ago, which involved a Kickstarter fundraiser. As I mentioned upthread, this basically involved a group of dedicated fans ripping the audio from the DVD releases and digitally erasing the dialogue/SFX to get to the music underneath.

    They did a great job with the source material (some of the cues cleaned up very well indeed), but inevitably there are moments where the software had trouble separating the sounds, resulting in a rather muffled listen on occasion.

    You can Google it yourself if you wish; I don't think it's right to post a link to a site that essentially hosts pirated music (they don't own the copyrights) for free. Better to wait for the authorised release which - as I said previously - will be of much higher quality.

    To be honest, when I heard about these official Sunbow soundtrack releases, I was more interested in finally getting the Jem soundtrack and the Visionaries theme on CD, than any Transformers music!
     
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    No, I actually mean something that was posted recently around here somewhere, if I'm not mistaken. The quality was pretty good.
     
  8. MrByatis

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    The "Transformers History of Music" CD collection had the themes for seasons 1 and 2 but those had the sound effects.
     
  9. JohnRedcorn

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    There is the Season 3 verison that is on Youtube that has the sound effects removed.

     
  10. JohnRedcorn

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    Here's another that has Season 1 without the soundfx