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Starship Troopers [Soundtrack, Import]

Basil Poledouris Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (4 Nov 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack, Import
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B00000152R
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 356,798 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent but unbelievably short 6 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
This is an amazing soundtrack, easily one of the very best music available for the genre of sci-fi movies, equalling such gems as Williams' "Star Wars" compositions. The musical content fits absolutely with the images on the screen, and will succeed in making you feel you're there. The technical quality of the recording is also astounding, easily one of the best you can find among all CDs on the market. Extremely crips highs and deep bass, with an excellent stereo 'ambiance'.
On the down side, some major flaws: first, this CD is way too short, at just some 30 min ! That leaves more than 40 min. unused on the CD. Besides, extremely good tracks from the film aren't included at all (such as Carmen's first flight), and the last track on the CD, "Into It" doesn't fit at all with the rest, it's completely out of place, different 'experimental' style, horrible vocals, nearly cacophonic, a real nuisance, always to be skipped while playing the CD.
In conclusion: Extremely good soundtrack, both musically and technically, but I can't understand why "Into it" was included, I can't understand why other magnificent tracks weren't, and filling just 30 min of a 74 min CD from a 2-hour long soundtrack is on the verge of being a fraud. Unforgivable.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute class 20 Feb 2001
Format:Audio CD
This has got to rank itself next to the great soundtracks of all time next to Gladiator and Resevoir Dogs for its long term appeal and feeling put into the music. There are many parts that suck you in and make you feel like one of the troops going into battle against the bugs. A must for any SCi-Fi fan, or evenanyone who loves this type of soundtrack.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Starship Troopers CD 1 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
Easily one of the most bombastic scores Basil poledouris has ever done and thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.
Firing off with the Fed Net March the CD gets striaght into the action with track two and three featuring the action of the KLendathu Drop and the Roger Young's escape from the Asteroid. Both encompassing some very intense fast paced orchestral tracks, frentic string writing and bombastic brass.
Further tracks get a little weird and wonderful like Tango Urilla as the troops home in on the beaten outpost, and frenetic once again like Bugs! when the enemy attacks enmass.
With another superb roller coaster track, the destruction of the Roger Young, we then move to the latter part of the film with the eerie Brainbug and the rousing end to the film in They Will Win. Zoe Poledouris's Into It bookends the CD and whilst its certianly different it isn't quite as good as the full blown orchestral stuff that her father did.
Music missing includes the transport to the Roger Young and a about 20 odd minutes here and there. Reason, quite simply the reuse fee on this one was huge, Varese had their work cut releasing this much. However what you get is pretty damn good and one of Poledouris's finest efforts. Enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack to a great movie! 20 Sep 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love the Starship Troopers soundtrack and the movie, which I saw twice at the cinema when it came out. As with all of Basil Poledouris's work, it is very powerful and awe inspiring. Some of the music from the movie does not appear on the soundtrack, such as the music from the transporter scene when Ibanez and some of the other new recruits are travelling to the Roger Young, not to mention scenes in the cave when Rico's squad are looking for Ibanez. The disc is quite short, but still fantastic, I also love Zoe Poledouris's "Into It" which is at the end of the soundtrack and Zoe Poledouris herself appears in the movie performing the song. Unfortunately Basil Poledouris passed away in 2006, but his music lives on in great soundtracks such as this. Rest in peace Basil Poledouris.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Some tracks such as "Carmen's Test Flight" are missing. 27 Feb 2006
By Maelstrom - Published on
Format:Audio CD
Everyone has been asking about the song "I have not been to paradise" by Zoe Poledouris. It should have been on the CD since it WAS in the film. But what I want to know about are the parts of the score that are missing. The piece titled "Carmen's Test Flight" was a wonderful track that is very difficult to find. There was a 2-disk COMPLETE SCORE produced but it was only a limited promotional item.....therefore, good luck trying to hunt one down. If you were lucky you could have downloaded some of the missing pieces from public sharing websites before "you know what" happened. Too bad......finding a copy of the Complete Score is like trying to find a copy of Alan Silvestri's "Predator"! I do have a track listing from the 2CD Expanded score:

1. Intro and Fed Net March (1:56)
2. Bugs Strike Back (0:36)
3. Kids and Bugs (0:17)
4. Ricos Perceptual Powers (0:42)
5. Carmen's Departure (0:55)
6. Losing Carmen (1:02)
7. Carmen's Test Flight (1:38)
8. Medic (0:25)
9. Wargame Victory (0:48)
10. In Space (1:03)
11. Punishment and Asteroid Grazing (4:50)
12. It's War (2:24)
13. Klendathu Drop (5:19)
14. Klendathu Massacre (0:58)
15. The Roughnecks (0:52)
16. Tango Urilla (3:51)
17. Hopper Canyon (2:44)
18. A Lone Survivor (1:28)
19. Incoming (2:56)
20. Bugs & #33 (2:20)
21. Ed-209 to the Rescue (4:46) *This is probably not from Robocop.
22. The Bug Threat (0:23)
23. Dizzy's Funeral (1:19)
24. Time for Counterstrike (3:05)
25. Destruction of Roger Young (3:27)
26. Who's with Me? (2:24)
27. Brainbug (3:57)
28. We're Still Alive (0:42)
29. They Will Win & #33 (4:01)
30. End Credits (10:04)
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mighty indulgence from a master 23 Nov 2006
By Jason - Published on
Format:Audio CD
For those unaware, Basil Poledouris, composer of 'Starship Troopers' as well as many other films, passed away about two weeks ago. Somehow, this fact slipped by me, and I just heard the awful news today. Over on YouTube, there are a few tributes to the composer, which feature scenes from the films he composed along side his enchanting music, and I just couldn't help but weep a few minutes into watching them.

I'm 23 now, and 'Starship Troopers' was one of the very few scores to excite me beyond reason as a teen. I recall sitting in the theater, as the the young soldiers bravely dropped from spaceships to the bug planet Klendathu, and I don't think before, nor since, have I ever felt so riveted by a scene and its music. Not only is every single technical aspect of that five minute scene of the most pristine quality (in my opinion, director Paul Verheoven's most phenomenally orchestrated sequence ever to grace the screen), but at least half of the goosebumps on my body at that moment were a consequence of Basil Poledouris' unashamedly heroic, majestic music; rarely had I heard such a glorious musical portrayal of the proud, honorable sentiments of Human conviction, patriotism, and grandeur. It was a moment I'll always remember.

Now that I think of it, 'Starship Troopers' was probably the very first score album I actually purchased myself, having given two or three before as a youngin' when requested for gifts (James Horner's 'Braveheart' and Hans Zimmer's 'Crimson Tide' if I remember correctly). I was 13 at the time. Because of this, a great deal of sentimentality runs through my veins for the score. In the decade since, I've come to view Verhoeven's film in a different light, which makes Poledouris' score somehow that much more brilliant. All of the triumphant "hurrah" moments I was so moved with at one point are in fact a huge element of the film's mind-boggling (but justified) cynicism, and its subversive tone boiling beneath the service. The way I see it, Poledouris' score, as well as many other factors, disguise this with the sheer, unadulterated emotion that comes from our natural instincts as Humans to submit to the wonderful (but dangerous) emotions of pride and glory amongst such circumstances (what better than a united Human war against aliens?). And yet, when detaching from your own powerful but limited emotions, one is able to view the film on a more objective level, and the result, to me, is a grotesque display of our species' arrogance and naivety; the brilliance shines through because it's so difficult to avoid feeling exultant at our ingrained instincts, but the result of such uncontrolled, selfish dispositions are ultimately contrary to the intellectual and, more importantly, good, moral beings we potentially are. Regardless of where this debatable neurotic tendency gestates (fear?), it is incredibly powerful and gratifying in the best and worst ways... That power, even "with" the knowledge of its inherent, potentially ailing consequences, is so very powerful and so awesomely gratifying; as such is Poledouris' wonderful, bombastic music.

I don't mean to be so long-winded, but I think that in this respect Poledouris' score, like the film, is genius on an intellectual level. That being said, I'm much more appreciative of that aspect of the whole project when I view the film; the music, when listened to separately -- I just let myself go with those gooey, affecting moments of heroism. I, honestly, can't think of a better score within the past decade that displays these sentiments. One thing which Poledouris is so amazing at is not only writing forceful themes and motifs, but literally -- commanding -- an orchestra, like so, so few modern film composers are able to do. His orchestrations are stellar, chaotic yet orderly, harmonious but still exuding rawness. And, they're HUGE; epic in scope, and LOUD, without ever letting this sheer volume diminish the intricacy or complexity of the music. This is so demonstrated in this album; at 30 minutes, it's short, but it's so very concise, and the overall effect in limiting its time is an unrelenting, consistent taste of orchestral power. So gloriously yummy.

Now, perhaps, it is not as good as, oh, Basil's "Conan the Barbian", but that score, one must remember, is one of the very best ever written for a film, so you can't really give 'Starship Troopers' a hard time for that. To me, it's still one of Poledouris' very best scores (that's saying something), and one of the better scores of the late 90's, if not the entire decade. The action is so riveting, so splendidly written, I'm not sure how anyone would fail to be moved by it. God bless this man, hopefully residing in Heaven, doing what he does best for the infinite souls who rest there (only us grand Humans, of course; arachnids? Humbug.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Military-stle themes 21 Nov 1999
By Bull Durham - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This CD is the bomb. When I saw "Starship Troopers" in the theater, I knew I had to have this CD. I've listened to it in my car endlessly. As far as listening to action music goes, probably "The Rock" soundtrack is comparable (though "Starship Troopers" is a little better). I liked the "Glory" soundtrack (during the movie; I'm not enthusiastic about listening to it on its own merits), but the themes on this CD are similar. Plus it captures the futuristic feel of the movie without losing its military aura.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A GREAT SOUNDTRACK-From a GREAT MOVIE 21 Jan 2000
By Fox Muldur - Published on
Format:Audio CD
I knew even since I saw this movie that I was going to get the Soundtrack, but when I heard the samples I went crazy looking for it. When I eventually got it (it took so freaking long because all of the stores were sold out... no wonder why). The song "I have not been to paradise" is a variation of the song "I have not been to Oxford Town" by David Bowie, I'm not sure why they didn't release this one (I think it's better then "Into it", but they are both good) but this would be a real chart buster...if anybody can get this song or knows how to contact Zoe Poledouris please e-mail me! I would recommend this album for anybody, and your almost certain to like this soundtrack even if you didn't like this movie.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Enough Music 31 Oct 2001
By J. Miller - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This CD is too short. The movie contained some wonderful music, but only 36 minutes of it are found here. Even though I liked the selections on the CD (excluding the Zoe Poledouris song at the end), there was too much music missing for it to be anything other than disappointing. ANY movie soundtrack CD that is less than 60 minutes long is a ripoff.
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