Terminator Salvation Original Soundtrack

May 19, 2009 | Format: MP3

$11.49
Also available in CD Format
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6:01
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2:45
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3:19
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2:45
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1:30
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1:43
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7:44
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1:49
30
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1:40
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3:22
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1:44
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2:27
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4:14
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3:05
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6:16


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 15, 2009
  • Release Date: May 15, 2009
  • Label: Reprise
  • Copyright: 2009 Motion Picture Artwork and Photography C2009 Warner Bros. Entertainment, Inc.; This compilation C2009 Reprise Records for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
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  • Total Length: 50:24
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  • ASIN: B0029OWB34
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,715 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Well the Opening is definitely my favorite.
Kraken Yarrrr
Don't know what happened, but I hope if a sequel gets off the ground they can get somebody who gets it better.
Alan Stowe
I'm really happy beyond belief with this score.
Media Lover

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24 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Alan Stowe on May 20, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I have been a Danny Elfman fan since I was a kid, he scored much of my beloved childhood films (Batman, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before X-Mas). I've watched him advance from just a lot of wonk bonk wonk bonk wonk bonk and occasional spits of chorus to some amazingly deep orchestrations like his heavy handed Sleepy Hollow, Mars Attacks, Hellboy 2 and even Wanted scores, which prove he can hit a range of emotion and setting than 99% of composers. Corpse Bride the score was AMAZING despite how eh the movie itself was.

So wtf happened here Danny? I got worried the second he said he'd use the theme "if appropriate" in interviews when his signing on to this got announced. Brad Fidel's scores for T1 and 2 were amazing due mainly to how understated they were. The more understated they were, the more intimidating they became. The Arnold T-800 had his own sort of repetitive beat theme which perfectly told you he was mechanical, seemingly unstoppable and damn scary. The overall Terminator theme was strangely and welcomely emotional, speaking to the weight of the circumstances and how the overall plot was to save mankind. In T2 you got the T-1000's more wave pulse like theme, a slow drone getting louder and fading out, louder and fading out. Again, creepy, repetitive and mechanical, but smoother than the Arnoldbot theme, symbolizing his shape shifting and advanced design. The various assemblies of percussion Fidel used for incidental pieces were as intricate as the Terminator Endoskeletons themselves. They created drama, horror, tension, humanity... whatever the films needed he expertly delivered.

Brad McCreary, who did the TV show's score, took his ques from Fidel while adding his own themes for Sarah and John that were quite emotional and fitting.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Rokit on June 1, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Saw Terminator: Salvation and the very next day bought this soundtrack. What made me want to buy it was the awesome score during the opening credits, specifically the very end when you hear the main Terminator theme found in all the movies.....clank clank...clank......clank clank.............clank clank...clank.......clank clank. It was arguably done the best and sounded the best out of all the movies. It only lasts for a few seconds, but that alone would have justified the cost of the soundtrack. Unfortunately, whoever was involved with putting this soundtrack together said, "Nah, lets not include the coolest part of the whole soundtrack in the release." Whoever that was I'd like to just give a sarcastic thank you. I mean what a disappointment. What a let down. This is such a serious violation that they need to just scrap the current release and make a new version with that piece included. That is what defines a Terminator movie. I still can't believe it's not in there. Tell me it was political so I can be mad at the system, because I truly think any sane person would have included it. If politics takes the best part out of the whole soundtrack, then it's time to get rid of politics. I gave it 3 stars because it's still the Terminator and I think any fan would enjoy listening to it.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By BigRob on May 24, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I was extremely disappointed with the opening track. When I saw the movie, the opening track has the familiar drum track from all the terminator movies towards the end of the song. The soundtrack for some reason left it out. Now the opening track sounds like something left over from the batman movies!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Romo on July 22, 2009
Format: Audio CD
Danny Elfman IS dark music.

If you want to be completely submerged into a sinister setting in which you almost feel the cold metallic hand of the terminator grabbing you, this is the album to buy. Picture a slow melodic pace of semi-rock instruments that bring to life a haunted steel mill. Only to intensely become charged with a banging of violent drums and horns that amp up the listener to lead their very own revolution against the machines. The thunderous crashing of hammers can only point to one thing, the music quickly continues to highten and the battle lines have been drawn. Surprisingly just when your palms beging to sweat, Danny caresses your ear drum with a silky back drop of strings that lets you breathe before the sound of danger jumps out of your speaker again. Elfman is on his A-game for this one and to this crtitics' belief, creates music that surpasses the film which failed at continuing the highly successful franchise that made Arnold a household name. Thank you mr. Elfman for breathing life into another one of Hollywood's attempts to empty our pockets visually while audibly creating a solid and powerful score.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kraken Yarrrr on May 27, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I was pleasantly surprised by this soundtrack, after seeing the movie I couldn't remember the music because of the loud action scenes but I knew I liked the opening sequence so I decided to get the CD. Well the Opening is definitely my favorite. The rest is really good but I wish it has more of the T1 and T2 famous sounds like the intro of the T1.
Anyway great soundtrack and it doesn't sound like Danny too much so it's cool.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By trustfundbaby on December 19, 2009
Format: Audio CD
I almost didn't buy this score because of the downbeat reviews (even though it was rated at 3.5 stars), but I took a chance because, for some reason, I liked the movie more than I should have. You'll read a lot about how Danny Elfman spit in the eye of Brad Fiedel and the entire Terminator franchise by coming up with his own theme for this movie. I don't agree with the 'Elfman is arrogant' sentiment ... here's why ...

If you're a fan of the Terminator franchise, then you'll understand that this movie differs from the first two (I choose to ignore the 3rd, because its a black mark on the franchise and should never have been made) in two critical ways ... the setting (this is set in a post apocalyptic future, where the others where set in the 'present') and the fact that the first two are mainly pursuit minded (evade the T101 and T1000). I think the Elfman theme for Salvation is so great because it keeps that in mind.

The theme and the entire score is very dark ... but not in a frantic way, like the first two. Its a lot more foreboding and heavy. There are these big heavy thumping motifs that run through the whole thing that just add to the sense of dread ... In fact the big heavy sounds that he uses in the opening theme, at the start of "The Harvester Returns" and in "No Plan" (they were heavily used in the trailer to transition from one cut of action to the next), where you can almost actually feel that sickening feeling in your stomach that the humans must have felt when the big machines show up to grab/kill them in the movie, were what made me seek out the score in the first place.

The theme also does a good job of accounting for the presence of the machines (probably because they are a bigger presence in this move, quantitatively, than in the first two).
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