Each Composer's 'Magnum Opus'?

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Each Composer's 'Magnum Opus'?

Post by Zephyr » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:53 am

Self explanatory title. What does everyone think is each composer's best musical track made for the franchise?

I'm not too familiar with Johnson's score, but this will have to get my vote for him:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLVtbaPyoB8

For Kikuchi, I'll say this track. Perhaps not the entire thing, but that first segment at least (from the start, through 1:45). Gives me chills every time.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHqqwMFq-K8

I'm curious to see everyone else's thoughts!

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Re: Each Composer's 'Magnum Opus'?

Post by Sayo-chan » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:00 am

For Johnson, that's typically what most of us (fans of his score) tend to view as his best work concerning Z. If that's the best Kikuchi has to offer... yikes. (Although the first 35 seconds is perhaps the best I've ever heard out of him).

Ignoring plagiarism, Yamamoto's most popular work is "Battle Point Unlimited" and I'd say rightfully so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMYt9sGOcTU

Now to choose a piece for Tokunaga is rather difficult due to how amazing GT's OST is. This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWpGSIPG_jw or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XsEtAWk5OQU maybe.

Faulconer Productions is also somewhat difficult, seeing the large variety of themes. The most popular is the SSJ3 power up theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4E83RKavUU. I'd have to say that or Paikuhan's theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wW47fFiKMg.
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Re: Each Composer's 'Magnum Opus'?

Post by Lord Beerus » Fri Aug 28, 2015 7:22 pm

Kikuchi: The Monster Freeza Vs. The Legendary Super Saiyan
Yamamoto: Mind Power ... Ki
Tokunaga: Prologue~Mount Paozu
Faulconer: Goku's SSJ Theme
Johnson: SSJ3 Goku Vs. Janemba

I can't think of anything for Menza.

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Post by Doctor. » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:07 pm

Tokunaga: Path to Power #42 (Man what happened to him? I wish he was composing for Super. It was a tough one between this and his other Path to Power scores, along with his rendition of Hitori Janai he did for GT)

Sumitomo: This soundtrack from Kai 2.0 (his rendition of Cha-la in Super and "Goku" from Kai 2.0 came close)

Yamamoto: Battle Point Unlimited (unfortunately, it was easy)

Kikuchi: M1420 (Probably the hardest one to choose. Son Goku is the strongest after all!! and Prologue & Subtitle II are probably my second picks, but it's hard to narrow it down so much)

Takaki: This from Ultimate Tenkaichi (he composed for the cutscenes, right? Anyway, I like his work on the pre-Sumitomo stuff, I'd definitely love to see more of him)

Faulconer Productions: SS3 Theme (It's from my understanding that this was composed by Julius Dobos? Either way, it was very easy to choose a score from Faulconer Productions)

I don't know much about the other composers. Nathan Johnson composed for Movie 12, right? If so, then I pick the theme that plays when Goku and Vegeta fuse correctly.

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Re: Each Composer's 'Magnum Opus'?

Post by DB1984 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:36 pm

Lord Beerus wrote:Yamamoto: Mind Power ... Ki
Yamamoto was an arranger on that track, not composer. The composer was Chiho Kiyo’oka.

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Re: Each Composer's 'Magnum Opus'?

Post by DB1984 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:38 pm

As for my picks: Can I include unreleased tracks?

Kikuchi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFnLL73EuGQ

Yamamoto: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTV7lLJ6EtY

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Post by Naruto6583 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:46 pm

Doctor. wrote:Tokunaga: Path to Power #42 (Man what happened to him? I wish he was composing for Super. It was a tough one between this and his other Path to Power scores, along with his rendition of Hitori Janai he did for GT)

Sumitomo: This soundtrack from Kai 2.0 (his rendition of Cha-la in Super and "Goku" from Kai 2.0 came close)

Yamamoto: Battle Point Unlimited (unfortunately, it was easy)

Kikuchi: M1420 (Probably the hardest one to choose. Son Goku is the strongest after all!! and Prologue & Subtitle II are probably my second picks, but it's hard to narrow it down so much)

Takaki: This from Ultimate Tenkaichi (he composed for the cutscenes, right? Anyway, I like his work on the pre-Sumitomo stuff, I'd definitely love to see more of him)

Faulconer Productions: SS3 Theme (It's from my understanding that this was composed by Julius Dobos? Either way, it was very easy to choose a score from Faulconer Productions)

I don't know much about the other composers. Nathan Johnson composed for Movie 12, right? If so, then I pick the theme that plays when Goku and Vegeta fuse correctly.
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Re: Each Composer's 'Magnum Opus'?

Post by Ree » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:33 pm

Peter Berring - Can't decide they're all good.
Shuki Levy & Ron Wasserman - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByBvcHT3QW0 (Beginning song)
Faulconer Productions - Gohan fights Freeza
Nathan Johnson - Recap/title card
Shunsuke Kikuchi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwu1QFlX6do starts at 3:22
Norhito Sumitomo - Goku turns SSG
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Post by Lord Beerus » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:17 am

DB1984 wrote:
Lord Beerus wrote:Yamamoto: Mind Power ... Ki
Yamamoto was an arranger on that track, not composer. The composer was Chiho Kiyo’oka.

http://www.kanzenshuu.com/theme/insert-songs/
Just double checked and you are right. Looks like I was little misinformed. My mistake.

I guess Yamamoto's Magnum Opus would have to be Battle Power Unlimited.

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Post by Ex-Dubbie369 » Mon Aug 31, 2015 3:13 pm

I really couldn't say for Kikuchi. The sheer amount of music makes it hard to narrow down. If I were forced to choose, I'd probably go with the movie 1 score.

For Yamamoto, even though this never appeared in Kai, its probably the piece of music I associate most with him, and as far as I know, is actually a unique composition of his-Hikari no Will Power/Trunks from Ultimate Battle 22.

And Sumitomo sucks, so I don't care. All his stuff is boring as crap.

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Post by cRookie_Monster » Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:13 am

I'll go with what I know:

Bruce Faulconer: Ginyu Transformation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCwQmCHeU7E

Julius Dobos: SSJ3 Power Up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efR4kpts6eg

Mike Smith: Vegeta's Theme (the original version)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=foPvJV_WNVE

Kenji Yamamoto\Propaganda --> Battle Point Unlimited/The Murder of Love
(Yamamoto) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMYt9sGOcTU
(Propaganda) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPaFpyZQJdw

Iconic stuff.

Iconicness aside, I think this is Mike's most amazing composition. He blew me the eff away with this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC5ui6ZKSPk
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1:23 is my favorite part. I wrote a short\weak extension to that section later on...falling short admittedly and couldn't keep it going ( called Cell Transforms)

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Post by DarkPrince_92 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:43 pm

Kikuchi: Cooler Transforms/Vegeta Super Saiyan

Faulconer Productions: Gohan Powers Up

Kenji Yamamoto: This was tough, because I mostly love his VG music, but this one from Kai is my fav! Frantic Cover

Nathan Johnson: Only one ever really stands out to me. This, and stuff from Movie 12. Zarbon lays a Beating

Mark Menza: Probably the only good track he made. Ultimate Android Awakens!

Don't have a favorite for the others... so there you go.
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Post by Kakacarrottop » Wed Sep 02, 2015 2:14 am

Peter Berring: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxvWu-noEi0

Ron Wasserman / Saban Entertainment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY6z6wP7Uug

Tom Keenlyside & John Mitchell: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QK4go0tBEU

Nathan Johnson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-z-6ewOxnFw

Kikuchi: That music that plays when Goku confronts Turles
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Post by DarkPrince_92 » Thu Sep 03, 2015 11:56 pm

Kakacarrottop wrote:Kikuchi: That music that plays when Goku confronts Tullece

Yes, I love that one too. https://youtu.be/zYdGBreRCdc?t=7m7s
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Re: Each Composer's 'Magnum Opus'?

Post by Black_Liger » Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:32 am

This has become the most grand and bombastic track in the whole series for me right about now. Atleast for Sumitomo. I can't imagine Takaki or Yamamoto composing anything like this. You gotta give it to him this time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtcSjbzUcaM#t=2m09s
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Post by DarkPrince_92 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 2:11 pm

Black_Liger wrote:This has become the most grand and bombastic track in the whole series for me right about now. Atleast for Sumitomo. I can't imagine Takaki or Yamamoto composing anything like this. You gotta give it to him this time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtcSjbzUcaM#t=2m09s

Yes! I was feelin' this hard when I watched. Nothing really stands out for me with Sumitomo, but this was wild.
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Post by ShinGaijin » Fri Sep 11, 2015 4:26 am

Zephyr wrote:I'm not too familiar with Johnson's score, but this will have to get my vote for him:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLVtbaPyoB8
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