Game Of Thrones (Music from the HBOr Series) Season 6
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Game Of Thrones: Season 6 (Music from the HBO® Series)
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Composer Ramin Djawadi (Iron Man, Pacific Rim, Person of Interest), has written the music for the entire series, and was once again brought in to create the musical landscape for Season 6.
Based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy book series A Song Of Ice and Fire, the Emmy® Award-winning drama series Game of Thrones follows kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars and noblemen who are engaged in a deadly cat-and-mouse game for control of the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros. The epic series storylines of treachery and nobility, family and honor, ambition and love, and death and survival have captured the imagination of fans globally and made it one of the most popular shows on television. The series recently broke HBO ratings records, averaging more than 19 million viewers throughout season 4. In 2014, Game of Thrones was the most searched TV show on Google and the #1 most talked about show on Facebook
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I am giving 2 STARS to the actual vinyl quality. First play through is filled with pops and crackles, and upon visual inspection, you can see there are blemishes on the surface of the vinyl, including little raised pimples that will be there no matter if I try to clean it.
I can't recommend this to anyone who wants a pristine copy. Buy the cd if pops bothers you. I'm just gonna play the crap out of this since I can't hurt it anymore than it is.Not worth the effort to return and exchange in hopes of a better copy.
Game of Thrones is an example of a series with a sound that hasn't evolved as much through the years as some of its television brethren (the aforementioned Doctor Who comes to mind), but it has always made very good accompaniment to the images on screen regardless of listenability in isolation. I'd only purchased the soundtracks for season 1 and season 4, both of which featured a number of tracks that are immensely enjoyable when stripped from the images for which they were composed.
Today marks the purchase of my third Game of Thrones album, and it's money well spent. Season 6 is another shining example of music that is highly effective even when divorced from the show. There are moments of sweeping grandeur, harrowing regret, and even spine-tingling horror. The season finale in particular features a piano driven score that's reminiscent of Murray Gold's work in the penultimate episode of season 9 of Doctor Who last year in that it stands out from anything else that had been written for the show throughout the rest of the season.
I think Ramin Djawadi's film scores are extremely hit-or-miss, but his TV work continues to be fantastic. He's right up there with Bear McCreary and Murray Gold as one of the best television composers working today. If you like his work on Game of Thrones in general, this is required listening as it fantastically utilizes themes and motifs that have been raised and nurtured throughout the last six years of the series, and features far less filler than there seems to have been in seasons 3 and 5.
Generally I'd suggest picking up the physical copy of the album -- lossless music is the best music -- but in this case I'd recommend the digital album as it comes with seven bonus tracks, none of which are as memorable as the 19 tracks proceeding them, but all well worth a listen regardless.
EDIT:The bonus tracks are a one-time download and have an expiry date. They are provided in an uncompressed format though (wav).
My personal favorites were #3: Light of the Seven, which is the song played during the beginning of the Finale.
#9: Hold the Door, the song played during the heartwrenching scene with Hodor.
The rest are good, with excellent pace, and evocative of many emotions.