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    World of Warcraft: Legion - The Complete Soundtrack

    WORLD OF WARCRAFT: LEGION - THE COMPLETE SOUNDTRACK
    Russell Brower, Neal Acree, Sam Cardon, Glenn Stafford, Edo Guidotti
    MP3 192 CBR - 320 VBR | 2"18'15


    Spoiler!


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    http://www.mediafire.com/file/p7u53h6gaisxxbl/WoWLCST.rar/file
    Yeah, yeah, I know what you are going to say. "Doublehex, bro, Legion came out two fucking years ago! Where have you been? The answer was...well, around. What happaned was that I did the rip as usual. Download PTR, used CSAC Viewer to extract files, did my detective and music editing work to do my thing...you know, the usual. Except when it came to the cover. That was a bit of a bitch, and I decided "Eh, fuck it. I will get to it later."

    Well, later never really ended up happening. And then I had a hard drive crash. Then I realized "Well, dude, you are a fucking retard." So I compromised my rules a bit and went with a "just as good" cover and redid all my work for the rip. And here we are.

    So that's the story of how it took me two years to get this rip to you guys. Now let me tell you the story of how my rip for Legion ended up being only 2 hours long!

    I have always had issues with how goddamn long my Blizzard rips were. Especially the ones for World of Warcraft. I always asked myself "Did they really write eight hours of music for each expansion pack?" And let's be honest, they didn't. Nobody had written eight hours of anything in a two year span. So I started to go through the music files with a more critical eye...and I noticed something. Blizzard organizes their files like thus: MUSX.# FILENAME A-H. X is for the major patch, so 2.0 for The Burning Crusade for example, while the # stands for the content updates. That is not the important part for this conversation - A-H is what I want to focus on. See what I noticed was that the only file that mattered was H. The H files were essentially the final product, with all the chorus, and all the layers of instrumentation, and they were longest by far. A-F (G does not exist in Blizzard's alphabet, do not ask me why I am just the messenger here) would be either separated layers of instruments, or it would be the entire theme but cut out at a certain point. Glorified stingers if you will.

    So all this time, I have essentially just been giving you the same cue five or six times over. That's why you had so many tracks that ran for 8 or 9 minutes. And that just results in a horrid listening experience, let's be honest. Thus, is how I will be handling my WoW rips from now on. The fat will be sliced and thrown for the pigs, and what remains will be the finished products, as the composers (probably) wanted us to hear them.

    If you really want someone to blame, go yell at Tangotreats @ THE BIG ORCHESTRAL ACTION MUSIC THREAD. He's the one who would always nag me about this. Look at him, not me; I'm the innocent victim here!
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    Thanks! Appreciate the work and effort!

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    thank you

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    Thanks for this! I remember listening to the Warlords of Draenor rip, that took a while!
    There was some great music left off the album though so it was worth it.

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    My question: Remind again about "a, b, c, d, e, f, h, j, k, l, g" and etc parts in wow music.

    Blizzard composer: “H” is “hero” and is the main version. The rest are alternate versions.

    ================================================== ==========

    So that, in next rips we can do this:

    xx. song
    xx. song (Alternative Version)
    xx. song (Alternative Version 2)
    and etc.

    Also, if we know where plays alternative song, we can add in the name of track, name of place where heard this track.
    Last edited by Reidor; 06-28-2018 at 02:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reidor View Post
    My question: Remind again about "a, b, c, d, e, f, h, j, k, l, g" and etc parts in wow music.

    Blizzard composer: “H” is “hero” and is the main version. The rest are alternate versions.

    ================================================== ==========

    So that, in next rips we can do this:

    xx. song
    xx. song (Alternative Version)
    xx. song (Alternative Version 2)
    and etc.
    That is defeating the entire purpose of why I am doing this. There is no point in just adding bloat to a soundtrack if it is just for the cue with less instruments playing. That makes no sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublehex View Post
    That is defeating the entire purpose of why I am doing this. There is no point in just adding bloat to a soundtrack if it is just for the cue with less instruments playing. That makes no sense.
    Not agree, because some alternative versions sound very cool, sometime better than "full" version.

    ---------- Post added at 02:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 02:52 PM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Reidor View Post
    [2:28] 46. Neal Acree - Announcement Trailer
    [4:08] 47. Neal Acree - Upon the Broken Shore
    [2:19] 48. Neal Acree - The Fate of the Horde
    [1:19] 49. Neal Acree - Ysera Returns to Elune

    Btw:
    49 - Real name of track by composer "Nightsong Revisited" (Neal Acree feat. Laurie Ann Haus)

    46 - Composer not only Neal Acree, also Jason Hayes, Russell Brower.

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    Thank you

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    Little note, here: the title of this thread is spelled "World fo Warcraft". You might want to correct "fo" to "of" to make sure it turns up in user searches.
    Last edited by Amiral; 06-29-2018 at 02:20 AM.

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    I tried. Won't change the title, only the little header on the page. Maybe I need to get a mod to fix the typo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doublehex View Post
    I tried. Won't change the title, only the little header on the page. Maybe I need to get a mod to fix the typo.
    You can make a request for topic title changes here: [Hidden link. Register to see links.]

    Just link and/or list the topics that need a title change/correction, and those with the ability to make the change(s) should oblige your request in prompt time.

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    Thanks Doublehex! I always appreciate your complete editions.

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    Thank you so much, Doublehex. So many of us love WoW's music so dearly, so your work and effort in sharing this means a lot.

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