Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 8:39AM CDT

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Seibertron user ScottyP has just spotted an exciting announcement for all fans of The Transformers movie from 1986. Vince Di Cola has just confrirmed on Twitter that the score for the film will finally see its official release in a couple of months with Intrada/Sony!

* FINALLY... My Transformers score will be released in a few months by Intrada/Sony!!!
This will be the first 'official' release of the collection and I'm so excited to finally have the opportunity to inform my fans that this is actually happening! Obviously it took a very long time to reach this point, but hey... Good things take time, right?!
When I have a definite release date I'll post it here, so stay tuned. Thanks to Doug and all the good folks at Intrada and Sony for making this happen!
Best, Vince
Credit(s): Vince DiCola
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Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522725)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 9th, 2013 @ 8:42am CDT
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522734)
Posted by Rated X on October 9th, 2013 @ 9:49am CDT
Excuse my ignorance, but exactly what is it that's being released ? I got a copy of the 1986 movie on DVD and soundtrack on MP3, so I'm not sure what this guys trying to say he is releasing...
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522738)
Posted by Dr Va'al on October 9th, 2013 @ 10:03am CDT
Rated X wrote:Excuse my ignorance, but exactly what is it that's being released ? I got a copy of the 1986 movie on DVD and soundtrack on MP3, so I'm not sure what this guys trying to say he is releasing...


[quote]My Transformers score will be released in a few months by Intrada/Sony!!![/quote]

It's the score for the film. What was released previously was the soundtrack, i.e. the songs, with lyrics and all, by different artists. This is DiCola's instrumental background music to the film.
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522740)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 9th, 2013 @ 10:14am CDT
Which was previously released, but as a BotCon exclusive in 1997. I got mine for a reasonable price back in '98, so I don't know how much that's skyrocketed in cost since then.

The cuts are all Vince's full-length pieces, meaning there's quite a bit that didn't end up in the film, most notably "Attack on the Shuttle" (replaced by "Instruments of Destruction") and what's essentially a slowed-down instrumental version of "Dare to be Stupid" replaced by an encore of the actual song for the Junkion dance number. There was another from BotCon 2001 that was all the score cut exactly as heard in the film, which I foolishly ignored, so I'd actually be happier if that's what Sony's releasing. The '97 version would probably be better for those who missed out on all the BotCon CDs, though.

Or hell, maybe it'll have both, like some of those Dario Argento film scores from about 13 years ago.
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522757)
Posted by Rated X on October 9th, 2013 @ 11:54am CDT
Va'al wrote:
Rated X wrote:Excuse my ignorance, but exactly what is it that's being released ? I got a copy of the 1986 movie on DVD and soundtrack on MP3, so I'm not sure what this guys trying to say he is releasing...


[quote]My Transformers score will be released in a few months by Intrada/Sony!!!


It's the score for the film. What was released previously was the soundtrack, i.e. the songs, with lyrics and all, by different artists. This is DiCola's instrumental background music to the film.[/quote]


Ive never heard the term "Score" used when referring to instrumentals. I take it this is some kind of movie producer jargon ? Anyways the soundtrack brings back fond memories. It would be great to have instrumental versions of any of the songs without the annoying rock lyrics. Maybe I could even sample in some Miami style bass drums and give it some quad. Ill be looking for this CD...
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522774)
Posted by Mkall on October 9th, 2013 @ 12:55pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Ive never heard the term "Score" used when referring to instrumentals. I take it this is some kind of movie producer jargon ? Anyways the soundtrack brings back fond memories. It would be great to have instrumental versions of any of the songs without the annoying rock lyrics. Maybe I could even sample in some Miami style bass drums and give it some quad. Ill be looking for this CD...


Dictionary.com wrote:
15. Music.
a written or printed piece of music with all the vocal and instrumental parts arranged on staves, one under the other.
b. the music itself.
c. the music played as background to or part of a movie, play, or television presentation.
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522776)
Posted by Rated X on October 9th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:Ive never heard the term "Score" used when referring to instrumentals. I take it this is some kind of movie producer jargon ? Anyways the soundtrack brings back fond memories. It would be great to have instrumental versions of any of the songs without the annoying rock lyrics. Maybe I could even sample in some Miami style bass drums and give it some quad. Ill be looking for this CD...


Dictionary.com wrote:
15. Music.
a written or printed piece of music with all the vocal and instrumental parts arranged on staves, one under the other.
b. the music itself.
c. the music played as background to or part of a movie, play, or television presentation.



Gotcha :D

The term "score" isnt really used alot in the hip hop music industry. The term "track" would be the equivalent when referring to instrumentals with their respective lyrics muted.
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522781)
Posted by Marcdachamp on October 9th, 2013 @ 1:56pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Ive never heard the term "Score" used when referring to instrumentals. I take it this is some kind of movie producer jargon ? Anyways the soundtrack brings back fond memories. It would be great to have instrumental versions of any of the songs without the annoying rock lyrics. Maybe I could even sample in some Miami style bass drums and give it some quad. Ill be looking for this CD...


How DARE you?
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522792)
Posted by bionic_radical on October 9th, 2013 @ 2:33pm CDT
These arent muted out channels from the original soundtrack. The score is more or less the atmospheric music in the movie. Remember The music that follows Ironhide when he says, "Your days are numbered now, Decepticreeps!!"? That music is a track on the album. Or say when Magnus is getting shot apart trying to open the Matrix? That would also be a track.
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522795)
Posted by YRQRM0 on October 9th, 2013 @ 2:51pm CDT
Wow, didn't realize these never had an official release. Cool!
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522797)
Posted by craggy on October 9th, 2013 @ 3:08pm CDT
Very excited to hear this news.

Rated X wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Rated X wrote:Excuse my ignorance, but exactly what is it that's being released ? I got a copy of the 1986 movie on DVD and soundtrack on MP3, so I'm not sure what this guys trying to say he is releasing...


[quote]My Transformers score will be released in a few months by Intrada/Sony!!!


It's the score for the film. What was released previously was the soundtrack, i.e. the songs, with lyrics and all, by different artists. This is DiCola's instrumental background music to the film.



Ive never heard the term "Score" used when referring to instrumentals. I take it this is some kind of movie producer jargon ? Anyways the soundtrack brings back fond memories. It would be great to have instrumental versions of any of the songs without the annoying rock lyrics. Maybe I could even sample in some Miami style bass drums and give it some quad. Ill be looking for this CD...[/quote]
not sure if trolling, or just X as usual. :-? not sure if there's a difference.
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522812)
Posted by Rated X on October 9th, 2013 @ 4:04pm CDT
craggy wrote:Very excited to hear this news.

Rated X wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Rated X wrote:Excuse my ignorance, but exactly what is it that's being released ? I got a copy of the 1986 movie on DVD and soundtrack on MP3, so I'm not sure what this guys trying to say he is releasing...


[quote]My Transformers score will be released in a few months by Intrada/Sony!!!


It's the score for the film. What was released previously was the soundtrack, i.e. the songs, with lyrics and all, by different artists. This is DiCola's instrumental background music to the film.



Ive never heard the term "Score" used when referring to instrumentals. I take it this is some kind of movie producer jargon ? Anyways the soundtrack brings back fond memories. It would be great to have instrumental versions of any of the songs without the annoying rock lyrics. Maybe I could even sample in some Miami style bass drums and give it some quad. Ill be looking for this CD...

not sure if trolling, or just X as usual. :-? not sure if there's a difference.[/quote]


Alot of Miami Bass music from the late 80's and 90's uses elements of rock music in the sampling. Listen to some old 2 Live Crew stuff. I used to do DJ mixing and produce hip hop beats strictly as a hobby, so I could make it work if I had the "score" lol. If rap music wasnt shunned by so many Transformers collectors, you wouldnt consider my comment possible trolling. But Im not mad at cha ;)
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522814)
Posted by KnightStrike on October 9th, 2013 @ 4:09pm CDT
Hope we get a release date soon, because when we do it is pre-ordered. Hopefully Amazon will have it. Still love the soundtrack, keep a copy of the 20th anniversary edition in my car at all times, and never had a chance to get the complete score before so I am ecstatic about this :KREMZEEK:
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522883)
Posted by craggy on October 9th, 2013 @ 8:23pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
craggy wrote:Very excited to hear this news.

Rated X wrote:
Va'al wrote:
Rated X wrote:Excuse my ignorance, but exactly what is it that's being released ? I got a copy of the 1986 movie on DVD and soundtrack on MP3, so I'm not sure what this guys trying to say he is releasing...


[quote]My Transformers score will be released in a few months by Intrada/Sony!!!


It's the score for the film. What was released previously was the soundtrack, i.e. the songs, with lyrics and all, by different artists. This is DiCola's instrumental background music to the film.



Ive never heard the term "Score" used when referring to instrumentals. I take it this is some kind of movie producer jargon ? Anyways the soundtrack brings back fond memories. It would be great to have instrumental versions of any of the songs without the annoying rock lyrics. Maybe I could even sample in some Miami style bass drums and give it some quad. Ill be looking for this CD...

not sure if trolling, or just X as usual. :-? not sure if there's a difference.



Alot of Miami Bass music from the late 80's and 90's uses elements of rock music in the sampling. Listen to some old 2 Live Crew stuff. I used to do DJ mixing and produce hip hop beats strictly as a hobby, so I could make it work if I had the "score" lol. If rap music wasnt shunned by so many Transformers collectors, you wouldnt consider my comment possible trolling. But Im not mad at cha ;)[/quote]
you misunderstand, I'm not hating on any type of music, just amazed that someone who, it seems from your comments, is interested in making music, hasn't heard use of the word score in relation to film before.
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522931)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 9th, 2013 @ 11:19pm CDT
Rated X wrote:The term "score" isnt really used alot in the hip hop music industry. The term "track" would be the equivalent when referring to instrumentals with their respective lyrics muted.
A "track" what the score would be divided into on a CD. Like, each individual "song" or "piece" of the score would be considered a "track". Kinda like a "chapter" on a DVD. ;)
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1522993)
Posted by Dead Metal on October 10th, 2013 @ 9:55am CDT
Rated X wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:Ive never heard the term "Score" used when referring to instrumentals. I take it this is some kind of movie producer jargon ? Anyways the soundtrack brings back fond memories. It would be great to have instrumental versions of any of the songs without the annoying rock lyrics. Maybe I could even sample in some Miami style bass drums and give it some quad. Ill be looking for this CD...


Dictionary.com wrote:
15. Music.
a written or printed piece of music with all the vocal and instrumental parts arranged on staves, one under the other.
b. the music itself.
c. the music played as background to or part of a movie, play, or television presentation.



Gotcha :D

The term "score" isnt really used alot in the hip hop music industry. The term "track" would be the equivalent when referring to instrumentals with their respective lyrics muted.

Nope in the Hip-Hop music industry a score is still a score, RZA for instance writes scores.
A score is all of the music tracks that are made for a movie, or video game, so it's like an album, if the album where made to be used in a movie or game.
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1523000)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 10th, 2013 @ 10:41am CDT
Even the combined CD had something missing/different from the actual movie... I forget what song(s). Only way to really get the full set was to buy both the Soundtrack and the Score, then build a custom playlist.

Mind you, it was interesting getting the different version and additional songs. Part of me hopes this new version might come with new or rare bonus tracks, but then I'd really prefer not to buy the same material again.

If you enjoy the 80s soundtrack  — including Vince and Stan Bush's music — I'd also recommend the Botcon exclusive "Till All Are One - Call to Action." The two got together again to pen some new songs, and it's surprisingly consistent with the movie music, IMHO.
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1523147)
Posted by Judge Deliberata on October 10th, 2013 @ 11:39pm CDT
This is excellent, excellent, EXCELLENT news. Like many of us, I've had this baby mixed with the soundtrack scores on my personal music player for untold years now for a seamless musical TFTM experience, but I've never been able to score (ahem) a copy of any of the Botcon releases. I'm very much looking forward to this. My hopes are threefold:

-That there's a physical release and this isn't just digital

-That it isn't 'remastered' to make it unbearably loud like half of everything released these days is

-That there's a good chunk of bonus material (Hey, an extra Protoform sessions CD couldn't hurt ;) )
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1523221)
Posted by gothsaurus on October 11th, 2013 @ 9:20am CDT
Has anyone meticulously gone through the soundtrack comparing each song to make a "perfect" playlist of the movie? If so, I'd be curious to see/read it. I have one fairly close, but I know there are probably a few songs out of place. (Plus I know a few weren't actually used in the film. I think Autobot/Decep Battle was one of those.)
Re: Vince DiCola's The Transformers 1986 Score Official Release by Intrada / Sony (1523273)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 11th, 2013 @ 11:31am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:I have one fairly close, but I know there are probably a few songs out of place. (Plus I know a few weren't actually used in the film. I think Autobot/Decep Battle was one of those.)
While some tracks have extra seconds cut out to fit the film, Autobot/Decpticon Battle was the opposite, in that it starts to fade out just as Blaster ejects his cassettes, meaning we lose a few seconds that were in the film under the cassette brawl just to make the original soundtrack a little smoother. Now, maybe they restored that on the Botcon 2001 CD that's supposed to exactly match the cuts in the Movie, which I'm again kicking myself for passing up. Would that happen to be the playlist you have?

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