zimshan: (SPN - Goofy Times)
I wasn’t going to even touch S3. Not beyond the Dean Theme. I never did get S2’s Score Post finished. [Mostly due to getting half the season cut and then loosing it all when my HD died on me, of course.] But I admit, I like having an audio recap of a season of my favorite tv shows. It becomes convenient, instead of taking out the time to rewatch a season of television, I can turn on the playlist while doing work or studying and just smile silently, remembering all the little moments in space of my own head. And thanks to Kripke and his small budget which was spent on things like purple smoke instead of important things like mullet rock, we didn’t have much of a conventional soundtrack this year.

So that’s what I say in response to the fact that I SORTA went alittle overboard with the score clips this time around. When I can’t even with all good of conscience say they really deserved it. For Season One, I had 78 score clips clocking in at 1.5 hours for twenty-two episodes. For Season Three, I have 100 score clips clocking in at 1.5 hours for sixteen episodes. FOR SHAME. But on the bright side, you guys get to reap the benefits of my OCD-ness. So, to help get everyone through the last month of this excruciating summer hiatus before our horribly tragic show comes back to us, I give you:

All scoring of Supernatural composed by Christopher Lennertz and Jay Gruska


I'd like to preface this with a bout of criticism on this season's score. I warn you, I'm a harsh critic, but ultimately, I criticize because I love. Of course, what follows is only my opinion, and as my music knowledge is only about as deep as a mediocre piano player and one class of film music gets me, hardly worth a sack of potatoes, but I'm going to say my piece anyway. For those of you who are just here for the downloads, feel free to skip below, this is going to be a long one....


Despite all of my criticism, I still have to say, I had an absolute BALL putting this all together. I might not have always had the kindest of words for a good part of this season, but it really gave us a lot of moments that just make me grin like a stupid idiot in retrospect. And seeing what a dousy we’re in for this coming season, I think they’ll be moments we’ll all be holding onto for a long time.

I've divided the season into two 50 MB zip files of 50 mp3s which run about 45 minutes each. All mp3s have been volume boosted to match the levels of normal songs, so they can be added to playlists with the season's soundtrack. [Because "To Save Dean" just isn't the same when it's not breaking into BTO. Just like "What I Have Done" isn't the same when it's not breaking into "Crazy Circles" and "A Quiet Moment" isn't the same without breaking into "I Shall Not Be Moved"] Again, they were simply ripped from avi copies, therefore, they are not clean versions. They all include sound affects, many are dialogue-ridden as well. Those without major dialogue are denoted by the [#].

I included the vidding recaps of the premiere and finale ('cause they're just fun!), along with the "3.05 Recap" that has a piece of score that I just personally ADORE, even though I am about 99.99% sure it's actually Robert Rodriquez's score from Once Upon A Time In Mexico. I'm also about 99.99% sure that the Ghostfacers' "Power Walk" from 3.13 is not score either, but I haven't heard anyone ID it yet, so I clipped it anyway. And yes, i really did copy the five second Retro Presentation diddy from 3.08, it really just brings me that much joy.

The cues are listed below in the order that they appear in each episode. Most cues' origins should be easily discernible by title or dialogue, but if there's any your curious about, feel free to ask! I hope you all enjoy!


(Secondary DL link HERE)


(Secondary DL Link HERE)

- Dean's Family Dedication Theme [Downloads]
- Season Two's Scoring Overview Meta
- Big Damn SPN S1 Score Post [IDs and Downloads]
- List of Episodes for Each SPN Composer
- SPN's Musical Motifs
- SPN Composer Interviews
- SPN Pilot: Comparing The Pre-Aired Score to Aired Version's

zimshan: (SPN - Goofy Times)
One week later and I still don't want to even attempt to deal with the SPN finale. So I’ve taken to retreating into making those long overdue score posts instead.

In honor of its recent resurrection in the finale, I give you: Dean’s Family Dedication Theme. In all its different glorious colors spanning the three whole seasons of our wonderfully, horribly tragic show.

Here’s the twelve moments which the Dean Theme has been used over the course of the last three seasons, ripped directly from the episodes for your pleasure. Or you know BAWLING YOUR EYEBALLS OUT. Click each individual score to listen or download the whole zip and enjoy the trip down memory lane!

ETA (09/09/09): Newly updated with S4 cues!


- 1.22 - Impala’s Midnight Drive [#]
- 1.22 - The Things Dean’s Willing To Do [Original]
- 2.01 - John Sits By Dean’s Bedside
- 2.01 - John’s Speech [Piano Section]
- 2.01 - John’s Speech [Flute Section]
- 2.01 - John Dies [Flute and Strings] [#]
- 2.09 - Tired [Guitar]
- 2.11 - Watching Over Sam [#]
- 2.20 - Lost Purpose [Flattened]
- 2.21 - Sam Dies [Horns and Strings]
- 3.08 - Little Sammy’s Present [Derivative]
- 3.16 - Not The Same Mistakes [Original]
- 4.13 - A Change of Fortune [Variation]
- 4.15 - Dean's Confession [Original]
- 4.15 - To Kill A Reaper [Sharpened]
- 4.21 - Sam's Defiance [Original]

[#] denotes mp3s without dialogue

(Secondary DL Link HERE)

Analysis of this theme can be found HERE, along with background on motifs in film scoring generally and Supernatural specifically.

- NEW!! - Big Damn SPN S4 Score Post [Downloads]
- Big Damn SPN S3 Score Post [Downloads]
- Season Two's Scoring Overview Meta
- Big Damn SPN S1 Score Post (IDs and Downloads)
- List of Episodes for Each SPN Composer
- SPN's Musical Motifs
- SPN Composer Interviews
- SPN Pilot: Comparing The Pre-Aired Score to Aired Version's

zimshan: (SPN - Goofy Times)
Anyone looking to get pumped up for the SPN Finale? Don't walk, RUN to [livejournal.com profile] bellanut's RECAP OF SPN SEASON THREE. It is quite literally the PICSPAM TO END ALL PICSPAMS. I'm not even joking, there's three parts to that baby!

Some songs to share that I've been listening to all morning in preparation for the INEVITABLE WINCHESTER DOOM:
- Back Door Slam - "Come Home" [This blues rock number is just my own personal theme song for Sam in Mystery Spot: "I went to hell today, said you're gone for good, I would get you back, if only I could"]
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Lien on Your Dreams" [Basically I feel like all of Baby 81 was just WRITTEN for SPN S3, it's so perfectly S3 Sam to a 'T'. But this one especially: "But it hurts and what’s worse, There’s no way to reverse, When your mind wants to start, Pulling you apart]
- Alice in Chains - "Don't Follow" [This song is just SO friggin' GORGEOUS, I would LOVE to vid this as Dean POV to Sam, because oh man, it so is, but I refuse. Really. I do. Not happening. *shifty eyes* But just LOOK at this: "Hey, I aint never coming Home/Hey, Ill just wander my Own road/Hey, I cant meet you here tomorrow/Say goodbye dont follow"]
- Fuel - "Innocent" [THIS one too, oh man, this one too. KILLS ME: "Never did we know/What the future would hold/That we'd be bought and sold/We were innocent"]
- Back Door Slam - "Stay" [This blues acoustic is just GORGEOUS, and totally too sullen and complacent for Sam, but I love it anyway]
- Aerosmith - "Dream On" [Everyone knows this one I'm sure, but for some reason, it's like a last minute celebration through the tears kind of song for me, with the ratcheting ending just always bringing Last-Moment-Crazed-To-Save-Dean!Sam to my mind.]

OH GEEZE, and Black Rebel's 'Shuffle Your Feet' just came on. ["Time won't save our souls, Time won't save my soul, There are things a'going down, Nothing seems to feel the same, nothing seems to go my way, who knows if I'll see you again".] SHEESH, Itunes, way to join forces to kill me. Might as well go ahead and take that one too, if you don't already have it.

I know, I haven't had alot of time to share in the squee this season. Or be around...hardly at all. Especially this past fall.

And I've realized that the few times I HAVE been able to post about the season, I haven't been to kind about it. I guess I've had more of an inclination to post when I've gotta vent more than just the normal squee. Though I'll admit for a lot of the season, I just wasn't feeling it the same as in the past.

But mainly, there's kind of an explanation for that. The short version: It's called SCHOOL. Which I've detailed before. But it's complicated by this little thing called SIDES. Because I am a moron of multiply crazy ideas, among other things...

In case anyone gives a crap about my MIA this season... )

BUT FAST FORWARD TO NOW. Because I've been spending most of my last pseudo-studying/procrastination week rewatching this season to ID and rip music scores (because nothing sets off my score!obsession more than some good ol' philosophy hatred, of course) and I've come to a couple ABSOLUTELY STARTLING conclusions about this season. Since I'm staking out the night now waiting to watch the finale, I thought I'd share. Since I'm sure you're all just DYING to know. ;)

Top Ten ABSOLUTELY STARTLING changed sentiments/discoveries/conclusions I have found on my SEASON THREE REWATCH. I just know you're all ON THE EDGE OF YOUR SEATS to find out. )

I've gotta wait until morning to see the finale, so in the meantime, help me stake out the night until finale time! I've hardly gotten to see everyone's thoughts this season, what did you guys think of it all said and done? Still mourning S2, frustrated by the writers? Any of your sentiments about the season change as the season went on? Or retrospectively?

ETA: OMG, AND THEN I SPENT THE LAST SEVEN MINUTES CRACKING THE FUCK UP WITH JON STEWART. In case you have the capacity to think of something OTHER than the Winchesters today, ENJOY:
zimshan: (Default)
Of course it's SPN that ultimately brings me out of my hole. I'm sure none of you are surprised. Sometimes being slightly spoiled gives you such low expectations that you completely underestimate its potential and it slowly creeps up to ABSOLUTELY DESTROY YOU.

First, I must apologize for not being around AT ALL, I totally MISS YOU ALL and all you're WACKY CRAZY WAYS so very much. Unfortunately (well, fortunately for my sanity, not so much for my fandom-loving self) after my nutty crazy fall semester and primary campaigning, I'm now actually ABROAD for the spring term. And since I'm only in Europe for six months and do not see any other time in the foreseeable future where I may get back here, I've become super determined to make the most of it and see everything I humanely possibly can in that short time and that entails LOST of traveling and leaves for very few moments of fandom time and All Things Internet.

But tonight, I was dead tired, feet killing me, and I definitely ready to just have a nice quiet evening, sit down and catch up with some tv, go to bed early, all that jazz. Little did I know picking SPN 3.11 to watch would completely turn those plans UPSIDE DOWN because...


Would it be funny for me to admit I really didn't think this show was capable of doing this to me anymore? I HAD NO IDEA THIS SHOW WAS STILL CAPABLE OF THIS SHIT. SPN: STILL LETHAL PEOPLE. STILL LETHAL.

ALSO: Someone NEEDS to pick up this Back Door Slam song to vid this ep to, PRONTO. It's absolutely ridiculous how perfect it would be.


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