The difference this time was that it was an adult choir. Medal of Honor 4:10 2. When an official soundtrack was later published by DreamWorks Records, it was also recipient of positive talk from industry professionals and amongst the things they wrote, it noted how the production narrowed the chasm between game soundtracks and film music which had always been clearly defined in the past. I am really glad that I had extended this box set collection a thorough listen. And as with all Medal of Honor compilation releases, there's no exclusive material on this album. Manor House Rally 3:48 08.
The Jet Aircraft Facility 3:29 16. Instead, Giacchino focuses on smaller-scale musical phrases and rhythmic elements, similar to his work on Call of Duty, although Airborne never becomes as abrasive as that soundtrack. Astonishingly, it matched the elevated standards that come with such role models. Ascent to the Castle 3:24 20. Medal Of Honor Alternate Version 3:03 18. The reason is because Giacchino had chosen a more serious tone that time around, and as a result the sound was very polished, theatrical, and offered just the right mixture of varied tempo.
Send In The Rangers 3:22 16. Approaching Colditz Castle 3:22 12. Another quality work, the game continued the franchise's winning streak with critics and audiences alike and is still quoted as one of the highlights of the Medal of Honor series. Locating Enemy Positions Michael Giacchino 4:10 3. In other words, they were, and continue to, use real music.
Even through slower tracks, the pictures were painted through more finely nuanced expressions. The first one is the score's new main theme, like on Frontline a variation of the iconic Medal of Honor theme, and as always it's presented on the album's first track. Firstly, there is its obvious sense of Americana and patriotism, which emerges when the theme is first presented on trumpets. You see, there was little denying that it added a special element to the game play in setting the tone for the period setting. Firstly, this is simply because the album, by necessity, only covers the first three of Giacchino's Medal of Honor scores.
He also looked to his uncle, Peter Fortunato, for he had fought in the Pacific War Theatre. Soundtrack consists of 17 tracks tracks with duration over more than hour. Instead, Airborne has to rely on past glories and the splendour of the original Medal of Honor theme to impress the listener. The Motorcycle Chase 4:17 27. While this new main theme may be less immediately memorable than its counterpart on the series' first game, it's arguably more emotional.
The rest of the score is made up of generally very short cues the whole thing only lasts 15 minutes but includes 14 cues — it is warm, noble and very enjoyable despite its brevity. The talks they shared about the tragedies of battle were what ultimately set the deciding factor to make the soundtrack a serious one, with a sober tone. Airborne's sound, in turn, is quite far removed from Frontline's grandiose approach, which might alienate some fans of Giacchino's earlier Medal of Honor scores. The was far more than just enjoyable — It was exceptional, and completely different. Echoes of the Lost sound are here — the darkness and danger, the low winds and percussion contrasting with the high strings.
German shouting, atmosphere, explosions, and of course the music are all here in wonderful mono. All of these zip along at an impressive speed and are effectively composed action cues that fire the listener up for battle. While they may not hold any value to the average orchestrated aficionado, they were part of the original. But on that soundtrack, the rhythmic figures actually functioned as secondary motifs around which the compositions here built. Support composers, artists and performers so they can release more music in the future. Slowly building over pulsating strings and an expansive horn melody, the uplifting piece segues into an unexpectedly triumphant rendition of the original main theme, which turns out to be just as stirring as on 1999's Medal of Honor. Attack On Fort Schmerzen 3:57 05.
But five years separate Frontline and Airborne, and right from the start of this soundtrack, it becomes obvious that Giacchino has evolved as a composer and has changed the soundscape of the franchise again, just like Medal of Honor's rambunctious action cues were followed by Medal of Honor: Underground's more intimate pieces. Time To Move 2:17 29. Recorded in a Seattle cathedral, the original score was captured in the absence of electronic generated instruments, or effects. Summary Just to avoid misunderstandings: the below score doesn't reflect the quality of the music, which is consistently stellar. Other great video game scores by Giacchino: Call of Duty: its a much more violent score than Medal of honor , but just as good! True, there are several elements that make the new main theme foremost sound like an extension of Medal of Honor's main theme.