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Kloppstock
11-05-2005, 09:26 AM
Who is ya favorite top 5 Songs from GF Soundtrack?

here is my list

1.Lost Soul Alliance
2.Ninth Heaven
3.Hector Steps Out
4.High Roller
5.Hi Tone Fandango

(5 favorites is not enouff i know.but the topic will be be to long )

VampireNaomi
11-05-2005, 11:58 AM
Here are mine.

1. Compaņeros
2. Gambling Glottis
3. Scrimshaw
4. Manny & Meche
5. Blue Hector

Compaņeros is by far my favourite tune in GF. When I think of the game's music, I think of this song. Gambling Glottis is also good and every time I hear it I feel like I'm in High Roller's Lounge listening to Manny and Nick's conversation. Scrimshaw makes it to the list because it brings Toto to my mind, and he was one of the best minor characters in the game. As for the two others, they're just so good. :) Manny & Meche was the song that brought me to tears and Blue Hector is a joy to listen to.

Welcome to the forums!

El Virus
11-05-2005, 02:53 PM
Could I at least divide the five best ones in two categories?
If so,
Jazz & the Like:
-Swanky Maximino
-Blue Hector
-Hi-Tone Fandango
-Neon Ledge (I don't know if you consider this Jazz, but I can't put it in Others)
-Mr. Frustration Man

Others:
-Temple Gate
-Lost Soul's Alliance
-Talking Limbo
-Ninth Heaven
-Manny & Meche (If I had to pick one song of this soundtrack, which I could not live without, it would probably be this one. This Tango-like theme is beautiful by itself, but if you add the fact that it was played at the end of the game, you get yourself a pretty emotional song)

Kloppstock, welcome to the forums.
I know realise how great this game's soundtrack is, it is mpossible to pick a favourite one.

Grim_comician
11-06-2005, 04:25 AM
I like mostly the show music played from the Johnny Thunder review stage and the radio in High Roller's Lounge kitchen.

Kloppstock
11-06-2005, 04:50 PM
Did ya now,there is allso an unofficial soundtrack available (dont think is was officiall atleast?)

Its a rare one, feat over 100 tracks.(some around 10-30 sec only) but there are some

important tracks included that was not availabe with the off soundtrack.

themes like"Glottis Garage",Track Betting Area",Packing Rom",Office Roof", wery good

tracks that were left out.

You can get this with P2P app DC++ (if you are lucky to find it like i was)

Im sure Peter Mcconell don't have anything against it.

Shuz
11-07-2005, 07:13 AM
1. Blue Casket Bop!
2. (very close behind) Tube Room <= from unofficial soundtrack
3. Hector Steps Out
4. Casino Calavera
5. Smooth Hector

Kald0rei
11-13-2005, 04:14 AM
I love that track that plays when you Examine the picture clue that Lola left you, the one witht the kitty hats and blimp. Yes, i love that sad tune.
Next is Sanspoof, especially when played in-game with the cat purring background... Traggicly gripping.

Yohein
11-13-2005, 05:03 AM
Oh, I can't make a top 5... they're all too good for that, but I can say which are my favourite, with no order ;)

Talking Limbo (love it!)
Compaņeros
Domino's Theme
Casino Calavera
Ninth Heaven

Of course, maybe in ten minutes I would select others, because I love them all :lol:

Charie
12-24-2005, 02:29 AM
All right, I'll sign here too.
...
No, I've changed my mind. I can't pick any five favourite tracks, I like them all too much. I could list approximately two thirds of the OST as my favourites and the other third as 'I like those very much, as well' types :).

I also would like to mention that the "Tample Gate" track has always remided me of the music from film Stalker, and "Manny&Meche" has something in common with music from the great Can't Change the Meeting Place miniseries.

ivanbuto
12-30-2005, 11:43 AM
My top favorites would be (loosely):

1. Hi Fandango
2. Manny and Meche
3. Companeros
4. Ninth Heaven
5. Mr. Frustration Man

TheCrimsonClown
12-30-2005, 07:49 PM
1. Companeros
2. Manny's Office
3. Casino Calavera
4. Bone Wagon
5. Lost Soul's Alliance

All classic tracks.

Chris]#
02-17-2006, 11:08 AM
Did ya now,there is allso an unofficial soundtrack available (dont think is was officiall atleast?)

Its a rare one, feat over 100 tracks.(some around 10-30 sec only) but there are some

important tracks included that was not availabe with the off soundtrack.

themes like"Glottis Garage",Track Betting Area",Packing Rom",Office Roof", wery good

tracks that were left out.

You can get this with P2P app DC++ (if you are lucky to find it like i was)

Im sure Peter Mcconell don't have anything against it.
I know what you mean. There's 185 of them. I got them off the game disk, but I don't remember how. But there's every bit of music in the game.

Chris]#
02-17-2006, 03:25 PM
One of my favourites is "Raoul Appears". Sheer classic. Any music that goes with him makes me laugh.

B-Genius
02-17-2006, 05:04 PM
Nice idea for a thread, but difficult! I'm liking peoples' reasons for their choices, so I'll follow suite. My favourites (in no particular order) would have to be:

Manny's Office - Thank you, CrimsonClown, for being the first to list this. Probably only up here because it reminds me of those very first moments of the game... such a thoughtful, well-paced track for the start of an adventure.
Hector Steps Out - Despite the obvious title, and having played through the game very recently, I can't quite remember which part this is from, but the tune is awesome! Could someone help me out?
Hi-tone Fandango - This is just extremely cool. I whistled along with that muted brass on countless ocassions. Really diggin' it lounge musak.
Casino Calavera - Same with this one; that clarinet (right?) is just so catchy, and it reminds me of all the fun in Rubacava.
Compaņeros - This one pretty much speaks for itself (like Naomi said, it just screams GF), but again, it's probably those early memories of El Marrow flooding back in.

I think Domino also deserves a special mention, if not for the opening sax at least. Just that first time you deal with him, it fits his sleazy charm so well =)

Oh yeah, and does anyone have any ideas on how to get those unofficial tracks off the game discs? (Sorry for the long-winded reply ^_^;)

Thrik
02-17-2006, 05:41 PM
If you use SCUMM Revisited 2 (http://scumm.mixnmojo.com/programs/scummrev2.zip), you can delve into Grim Fandango's resource files and extract them, which of course encompassed both the sound and the artwork. The only problem with this is that the music files included with Grim Fandango are actually of notably inferior quality to those on the soundtrack. That is, they are compressed to fit on two CDs amongst everything else, and as such the sound quality does take a hit.

This is wholly unnoticable while playing the game, but if you're casually listening to them via Winamp or something and play the rip and the soundtrack versions side by side, you will notice the ripped versions sound significantly less clear.

Still, having those files is better than not having them, and unless you're using headphones you may not be able to tell the difference. However, be aware that there will be a quality distinction between the rips and the OST. If not having every single cue doesn't bother you and you do care a lot about sound quality, simply listening to the OST probably makes for a better experience. The rips tend to have lots of ten second tracks and such, you see, and they aren't looped.

B-Genius
02-17-2006, 06:04 PM
Thanks a lot Thrik, though I think this may be a solution to the quality problems: soundtracks.mixnmojo.com

Thanks to a post in another thread, I just managed to download all of these (from the PC soundtracks), and they seem to be just as clear, if not better quality than the main ones on the OST. You're right, a lot of them are really short, but if anyone was going crazy looking for a tiny bit of music they loved from the game, this is where to go.

I might still give that SCUMM Revisited a look, as having a gander at the artwork sounds like a lot of fun =)

Thrik
02-17-2006, 06:24 PM
Unfortunately all that the author of that page has done is combine the rips with the OST, resulting in a mixture of variable bitrate mp3s which sound great and restricted ones that are fixed at a fairly poor 128kbps, and in addition are based upon the compressed rips.

Still, if you're happy with how they sound then that's awesome. You're luckier than me, with my high-definition headphones that shine a bit spotlight upon any and all quality flaws. :(

B-Genius
02-17-2006, 07:04 PM
Heh, actually I guess you're right. I just stuck in earphones, and the difference is quite noticable. Still, it's nice to have those little 'stings' from certain parts, like when you solve puzzles and whatnot. They could make for great Windows sfx!

I say, I say
02-18-2006, 06:30 AM
Swanky Maximino, Blue Casket, Compernos, Ninth Heaven, Manny & Meche
My overall favourite in the game is the music when you go to confront Hector at the end of the game, and when he shoots you. Yet I can never seem to find that on any website.

Klia
02-18-2006, 06:21 PM
Compaņeros. It personifies Grim Fandango and is quality music. Play this and no one will be able to tell the difference.

90SK
02-18-2006, 08:45 PM
It's hard to pick a favorite from such an overall brilliant soundtrack. I like the sound of "High Roller" and "Swanky Maximino", and "Compaņeros" is way up there for the same reasons Klia put down. But I'd have to go with "Los Angelitos". It's very pretty, and evocative. I find myself listening to it often.

B-Genius
02-18-2006, 09:09 PM
Heh, yeah, Los Angelitos is nice. Probably one of the most out-of-place tracks when you consider the majority of the music, but it fits that scene perfectly. Got a very RPG quality to it...

Mr.Samoal
02-19-2006, 08:38 AM
First Its Los Angelitos.. with the crying 2 baby birds.
Second Its Bone Wagon for Bones. Its the dance of the deads with thier bones.
All of their music are bones.
Third Its Ninth Heaven, Its like the 4 latin and they are on one very far mountine in Peru.
Forth its Temple Gate. A mystriouse Gate very far in the mountines where nobody reached it for hunderd of years.
Fifth Its Companeros, A mexican carnaval where the ballons are sold.

I also put Scrimshaw & Rubacava and Lost souls among them.

Very beautiful emoitional music which all have messages, Every music of them has a message and has something hidden in it.

Chris]#
02-19-2006, 09:16 AM
The music for the Srimshaw palour is great

grimfan
04-06-2006, 06:26 AM
The Order of these often changes but I like

Temple Gate
Companeros
The Enlightened Florist
Los Angelitos
Lost Souls' Alliance
Talking Limbo
Ninth Heaven
Bone Wagon
Scrimshaw

Plus the rest of them lol :)

Chris]#
04-06-2006, 07:51 AM
Temple Gate is a wonderful tune.

I always liked the music for the Calavera Cafe, and the elevator to the Blue casket

Frenkieee
05-23-2006, 09:44 AM
I like all of them!

Companeros
Casino
Ninth Heaven
Gambling Glottis
Hi-Tone Fandango
Manny's Office
Mr. Frustration Man
Los Angelitos

The more "dark" tunes:
Rubacava
This Elevator is Slow

The dramatic ones:
Lost Souls Alliance
Coaxing Meche
Manny & Meche

Basiscly, ALL tunes :)

King Dando
05-23-2006, 03:59 PM
My favourite 5 would be:

1. Swanky Maximino
2. Casino Calavera
3. Hector Steps Out
4. Companeros
5. Bone Wagon

That being said, I have tabbed out some of these on my site.

Check it out!

Grim_comician
07-27-2006, 03:05 AM
All right, I've explored the soundtracks and I've made a list.

1. Car Head (The last part with Manny by Sal's head)
2. Hector steps out
3. Truck depot
4. Blue Hector
5. Rubamat exterior

The #1 is quite a touching guitar solo.

Nick Virago
07-27-2006, 11:20 AM
My favourite 5 would be:

1. Swanky Maximino
2. Casino Calavera
3. Hector Steps Out
4. Companeros
5. Bone Wagon

That being said, I have tabbed out some of these on my site.

Check it out!

Totally agree, except for Companeros, I never liked it too much. Hey King_Dando one question: is there any site qhere I can get the piano sheets for the soundtrack? I checked your site but I only found guitar tabs. And there's this other site with only two sheets in "really really REALLY easy piano" version.

James Isaac
07-27-2006, 03:01 PM
Totally agree, except for Companeros, I never liked it too much. Hey King_Dando one question: is there any site qhere I can get the piano sheets for the soundtrack? I checked your site but I only found guitar tabs. And there's this other site with only two sheets in "really really REALLY easy piano" version.

I've looked for a long time and all I found are the ones listed here (http://dod.dotagame.com/sheet_music.php) (Swanky Maximino by iMuse Island and She Sailed Away and Sanspoof by Alia)

Nick Virago
07-27-2006, 07:06 PM
I've looked for a long time and all I found are the ones listed here (http://dod.dotagame.com/sheet_music.php) (Swanky Maximino by iMuse Island and She Sailed Away and Sanspoof by Alia)

As I said, the really really REALLY easy piano version.

King Dando
07-30-2006, 10:01 PM
Totally agree, except for Companeros, I never liked it too much. Hey King_Dando one question: is there any site qhere I can get the piano sheets for the soundtrack? I checked your site but I only found guitar tabs. And there's this other site with only two sheets in "really really REALLY easy piano" version.

Hey, the only ones I have found are the ones James has already mentioned. Since I can only read sheet music at a basic level, play simple melodies on a piano with my right hand, and chords with my left (one or the other, rarely both :D) despite the fact I know where the notes are, I myself haven't had much use for sheet music, and haven't looked at it further. You could always try looking for programs that transcribe songs for you into scores, although the only one I've heard of is Sibelius, and that probably would cost you, alot. Still there may be freeware in existance which gets the job done good enough.

James Isaac
07-31-2006, 05:07 AM
At one point I tried getting some of the midis of the GF songs and creating sheet music from that. However, I'm not very experienced with that sort of thing so I gave up after a while. I'm sure it's possible though (I think it with the 20th Century Fox theme once :p).