Thursday, June 21, 2007

Autobots, Get Down Retro Style

[Cover To Cover: the soundtracks present and past]
Written by GL

In 1986, Transformers took off so well that they decided to make a full-length animated movie out of it. From the movie came a rockin' soundtrack. In 1987, Scotti Bros. Records, in the US, dropped the The Transformers: The Movie Soundtrack.

The good news that I have for all you fans out there is: the soundtrack was re-released on May 29, 2007. It was given the 20th Anniversary Special Edition treatment (as did the movie when it was released on DVD on November 7, 2006). This version includes all 10 tracks from the original soundtrack, plus brand-new bonus material provided by Vince DiCola, the composer and producer of the film's score. The bonus material includes three additional score cues and an alternate version of the Transformers Theme. Have a look at the line-up:
  1. The Touch - Stan Bush
  2. Instruments Of Destruction - N.R.G.
  3. Death Of Optimus Prime - Vince DiCola
  4. Dare - Stan Bush
  5. Nothin's Gonna Stand In Our Way - Spectre General
  6. The Transformers (Theme) - Lion
  7. Escape - Vince DiCola
  8. Hunger - Spectre General
  9. Autobot/Decepticon Battle - Vince DiCola
  10. Dare To Be Stupid - 'Weird Al' Yankovic
  11. Medley: Unicron Medley - Vince DiCola (Bonus Track)
  12. Moon Base 2 - Shuttle Launch - Vince DiCola (Bonus Track)
  13. Megatron Must Be Stopped - Vince DiCola (Bonus Track)
  14. The Transformers (Alternate Theme) - Stan Bush (Bonus Track)
This is possibly the most mullet-rock, retro, head-bangin soundtrack you can find, and on top of all that, it's based on the Transformers. I swear that when you download it, you'll laugh and slowly start head-nodding to the cheesy electronica organ (that made the 80's so cool) and ripping guitar solos - you will probably end up liking it. Especially if you were die-hard about the movie. Apart from the rock stuff, there are even a few really cool instrumentals on this soundtrack.

It's available for your good purchase at for US$11 or B$17.

The other piece of good news that I have for you all out there is: the download is currently available on a torrent site near you (I found it purely by chance; meaning, I have it). Now, I can't really say which torrent site because Kal-El and I try not to encourage piracy; but see below and get there quick before the seeds drop.

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