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The theme tune for BtS - better than Warlords please? XD

Discussion in 'Civ4 - General Discussions' started by Seriphyn, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. Healz

    Healz General

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    Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture would fit perfectly. Epic, industrial and it sounds grand and civilized. All in all a good civilization song.
     
  2. Lockesdonkey

    Lockesdonkey Liberal Jihadist

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    I think Risk II did the 1812 Overture, though.

    As for the Warlords music, I'm not sure if the language is actual Arabic or fake Arabic, and that pisses me off. On one hand, it does sound like Arabic, but on the other, I speak Arabic and I don't recognize any of the words. True, it could be in a weird dialect from the Moroccan desert that I've never heard of, but my Arabic prof tells me that in any given dialect, 50-75% of the words are the same as or very close to the Modern Standard or [wiki]Classical Arabic[/wiki].

    I rather liked Baba Yetu, and I think a "modernized" version (electronic additions, etc), would be perfect for BtS.
     
  3. Healz

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    I didn't know that but still it somehow fits in with an epic modern scale to me. I like the idea of a full orchestral tune but that is just me. It fits but I don't know for others. Maybe others could throw out some other suggestions for good theme tunes for BTS?
     
  4. DrewBledsoe

    DrewBledsoe Veteran QB

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    I think the first mvmt of Beethoven's Eroica (is that the 3rd symphony can never remember?) would fit nicely. I suppose it depends upon the intro movie that goes with it. Aaron Copeland's "Fanfare For The Common Man" is another more modern idea....the choice really is endless.I doubt though, that they'll go with anything even remotely famous..I don't really envy whoever gets to choose.
     
  5. Öjevind Lång

    Öjevind Lång Deity

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    My opinion is the complete reverse. I want "Baba Yetu" back, and no more of that horrible song and that leering orc chieftain from "Warlords".
     
  6. cuchulain

    cuchulain Warlord

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    A red choir song would be awesome.
     
  7. GoodGame

    GoodGame Red, White, & Blue, baby!

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    Maybe to fit the new Corporations, they should use "Money".

    Money....it's a gas....don't give me that do goodie good b*****.

     
  8. Panda

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    Seriously, it can't get more horrible than Baba Yetu.

    Luckily, it can easily be replaced by merely copy-paste-and-renaming your favourite tune in mp3 format. :goodjob:
     
  9. aronnax

    aronnax Let your spirit be free

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    I like Babu Yetu, I listen to it all then time. It makes me think about the great things history has achieve.
     
  10. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    i just thoght, how about one of Beethoven's works? perhaps one of his concertos and sonatas, maybe the moonlight sonata?
     
  11. Ball Lightning

    Ball Lightning www.sporedum.net

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    You don't like that song? I absolutly adore it!
     
  13. Sabretou

    Sabretou Warlord

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    If you ask me, Firaxis is using exotic music for each of the expansions. Civ Vanilla had African music, Warlords had Arabian music, so I'd expect Chinese, Indian, or North European folk. But then, considering the "post-sword" timeline of BtS, we might get European Classical or other post-medieval music.
     
  14. Gaius Octavius

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    The Blue Danube might work, especially if we go back to the Earth screen. It'll feel like 2001: A Space Odyssey. :D
     
  15. smith-b-d

    smith-b-d Chieftain

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    I want metallica...

    On a more serious note, Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber would be cool, its has a spacy/future/apocalispe type feel to it. It was used in homeworld as the music during the destruction of karak to good effect.
     
  16. Swedishguy

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    lurker's comment: The Warlords theme is not arabic! It's lebanese!
     
  17. GVBN

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    And what exactly is the difference between Arabic and Lebanese?
     
  18. Swedishguy

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    Well, I don't know! What's the difference between brits and yankees?
     
  19. sylvanllewelyn

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    I found Swahili to be a strange language to sing the Lord's prayer. It's far from a simple language. And the places that speak that language is by far NOT the most primitive place in Africa, nor is it the cradle of civilization. It's a language that most American and European players don't know. Oh well - it's like the cartoon Atlantas - an exact rip-off from Laputa, speaking Indonesian (Java), the official language of the largest Muslim country in the world, and tried to get away with it.

    The Warlords one took a while for me to figure out, but yes, I could feel it wasn't a war-song even the first time I listened to it. But to pick a love song... haha, "all is fair in love and war". Someone realised that the Civ community of gamers aren't simpletons, and that warlords games would be bloody.

    BTS... one must stretch their imagination, I guess. I'm hoping for new-age though. I'm a fan of new age romantic-style.
     
  20. cybrxkhan

    cybrxkhan Asian Xwedodah

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    aren't Arabs the general term used for many Middle Eastern peoples? like Iraqis have marsh arabs, then they're the regular arabs, etc. etc.

    but i think that Lebanese are descendants of the Phoenicians...
     

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