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Go listen to some Escape from Monkey Island music

13 Apr, 2018, 16:53 | Posted by: Remi

Because why the hell not? In anticipation of an upcoming Escape from Monkey Island extravaganza, we give you the soundtrack:

Che[ck/que] can be sent to the regular address.

Update (April 17th)! Some of you had issues with the zips; these should now be fixed.

What does everyone else think about this?

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    Comment by: osKar | Posted 17 Apr, 2018, 16:11 | Quote
    Thanks for fixing it!

    Call me Squinky

    I had the same problem but I believe you can still get the same version of the OST at the Scumm Bar without the corruption - I downloaded it a while back and I was able to extract everything with that one. https://scummbar.com/resources/downloads/index.php?todo=MP3


    Edit: yep, they're the same :-) Just compared the two - you're right!
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 17 Apr, 2018, 14:02 | Quote
    The broken zips should be fixed now. ;
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    Comment by: Call me Squinky | Posted 16 Apr, 2018, 20:53 | Quote

    osKar

    Hi there, long time lurker here, but after the CMI soundtrack post I decided to become a patreon :-D That one and the EMI soundtrack were my favourites back then. I love those environmental sounds. When playing them back on well positioned speakers - it’s very atmospheric and eery sometimes!

    Oh and does anyone else have problems when extracting these archives? It looks like one song in each archive is damaged. repairs don’t work either :-(



    I had the same problem but I believe you can still get the same version of the OST at the Scumm Bar without the corruption - I downloaded it a while back and I was able to extract everything with that one. https://scummbar.com/resources/downloads/index.php?todo=MP3
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    Comment by: osKar | Posted 16 Apr, 2018, 17:49 | Quote
    Hi there, long time lurker here, but after the CMI soundtrack post I decided to become a patreon :-D That one and the EMI soundtrack were my favourites back then. I love those environmental sounds. When playing them back on well positioned speakers - it’s very atmospheric and eery sometimes!

    Oh and does anyone else have problems when extracting these archives? It looks like one song in each archive is damaged. repairs don’t work either :-(
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    Comment by: Murray-Mint | Posted 16 Apr, 2018, 09:18 | Quote
    Always liked the EMI music. Not sure what quality the original audio included in the game was, but there was definitely mono and stereo version of everything.

    The lawyers theme was one I remember being amazing from the first half of the game and the standout from the second half was definitely the Knuttin' Atoll theme being a minor shift of the Jambalaya theme, along with Memory Returns, Showdown and Transmission Tower being amazing.
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    Comment by: Scummbuddy | Posted 15 Apr, 2018, 21:40 | Quote
    Since there isn't a forum yet... Replaying CMI. Just found out you can wash off the tar and feathering in the waterfall (and then must go get tarred again). I always wondered what the point of the waterfall was. I had always hated the long walk over there, even more so when I thought there was no point to it.
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 15 Apr, 2018, 04:15 | Quote

    AlfredJ

    Okay guys, I'll play through these games again to refresh my memory. I'm willing to admit I'm misremembering, but if I'm right, be prepared for some strongly worded ToMI OST defense posts when we get a new forum!

    (I'm probably wrong)



    Having recently dunked partly through both games, I’d say I marginally prefer TMI’s OST, technical quality aside. So you’re not entirely alone in this. ;
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    Comment by: AlfredJ | Posted 15 Apr, 2018, 02:52 | Quote
    Okay guys, I'll play through these games again to refresh my memory. I'm willing to admit I'm misremembering, but if I'm right, be prepared for some strongly worded ToMI OST defense posts when we get a new forum!



    (I'm probably wrong)
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    Comment by: Call me Squinky | Posted 15 Apr, 2018, 01:19 | Quote
    I have to agree with Rum Rogers that EMI's soundtrack is a lot better than Tales'. I think there was only one song in ToMI that stood out for me in the last episode that reminded me of the Mill theme from CMI - whereas EMI has a whole bunch of strong melodies and some really great compositions by (I believe) McConnell like the Swamp music and the music outside Pegnose's Booty Showcase.
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 14 Apr, 2018, 22:08 | Quote

    Scummbuddy

    Remi

    Scummbuddy

    Haha you're right. Nice LA news logo update



    Thanks, I made and implemented that in 2014. ;-*



    I was afraid of that. I'm sure I had noticed before and perhaps that speaks well of the cleverness that it still succeeds.



    Or how rarely we post LEC related news. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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    Comment by: Scummbuddy | Posted 14 Apr, 2018, 21:36 | Quote

    Remi

    Scummbuddy

    Haha you're right. Nice LA news logo update



    Thanks, I made and implemented that in 2014. ;-*



    I was afraid of that. I'm sure I had noticed before and perhaps that speaks well of the cleverness that it still succeeds.
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    Comment by: AlfredJ | Posted 14 Apr, 2018, 19:24 | Quote

    Rum_Rogers

    AlfredJ

    It's not as strong as the others (including the Telltale stuff, which was actually really good in that department I thought)


    We all know EMI screwed things on Monkey Island but... c'mon, ToMI music pales in comparison. You can clearly notice the low budget Telltale had. One thing EMI does well is not looking (or sounding) cheap.



    I agree with the budget thing, but I honestly do think a lot of the music itself (and their version of iMuse) was really good in ToMi. A lot of new influences and some really smart choices that fit the environments. I can't speak for the most recent games, but Telltale has always been good at that part of the equation - even their lesser games had really strong soundtracks.


    It's been too long since I listened to these soundtracks in detail, but I remember that the EMI music became a lot less effective after the opening areas (which would make sense if I'm right that the composers left the project halfway through, but again, I could easily be wrong about that). But like I said, it's been a long time, and my memory could also be influenced by my overall disappointment with EMI.
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    Comment by: Rum_Rogers | Posted 14 Apr, 2018, 18:59 | Quote

    AlfredJ

    It's not as strong as the others (including the Telltale stuff, which was actually really good in that department I thought)


    We all know EMI screwed things on Monkey Island but... c'mon, ToMI music pales in comparison. You can clearly notice the low budget Telltale had. One thing EMI does well is not looking (or sounding) cheap.
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    Comment by: AlfredJ | Posted 14 Apr, 2018, 18:00 | Quote
    Man, I thought I had forgotten everything about this soundtrack, but listening to it now I realize there's more I remember than I thought. It's not as strong as the others (including the Telltale stuff, which was actually really good in that department I thought), but I think I remember something about the original composers leaving halfway through? Not sure about this, time and drink have destroyed my memory.

    I can't help feeling slightly nostalgic when hearing the Lucre Island theme. Maybe I should dive into this one again when I have the time. Community playthrough of all the games when the forums are up? Apart from the recent remakes and a bit of Last Crusade a while back it's been years for me since I've done them all.
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 14 Apr, 2018, 15:43 | Quote

    Scummbuddy

    Haha you're right. Nice LA news logo update



    Thanks, I made and implemented that in 2014. ;-*
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    Comment by: Scummbuddy | Posted 14 Apr, 2018, 12:12 | Quote
    Haha you're right. Nice LA news logo update
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    Comment by: neon_git | Posted 14 Apr, 2018, 10:29 | Quote
    MI4 isn't exactly my favourite in the series, but the music was excellent. I had some trouble extracting all the files, not sure if the issue is my end or not.

    Also I've just noticed the updated LucasArts logo there. Very nice.
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    Comment by: Remi | Posted 13 Apr, 2018, 18:35 | Quote

    Rum_Rogers

    Ouch, thought it was a FLAC version!
    But hey, it's upcoming, isn't it?



    Alas, I'm not aware of one floating around. If anyone knows anything, send us an email, though!
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    Comment by: Rum_Rogers | Posted 13 Apr, 2018, 18:12 | Quote
    Ouch, thought it was a FLAC version!
    But hey, it's upcoming, isn't it?

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