Sunday, October 18, 2015
12. The Big Escape Music Guide
ADDITIONAL NOTES: Some weird manipulations going on in this episode, with two of the "Shocked" pieces sounding like the speed dial was accidentally bumped in the middle of the piece and then quickly reset! I refer to this as a "warble" in the descriptions below.
The only major new piece of music in this episode points out one of the remaining flaws in the 30th Anniversary Soundtrack. This episode is the first time we hear "Lifeline (Instrumental)." The Soundtrack sadly fades the song out before its concluding lines, which is a shame because (a) it's an awesome piece of music and (b) those concluding lines are used for the scene of Rick and Lisa falling into darkness as the episode goes to commercial. According to the liner notes, the vocal version of "Lifeline" was remastered, which certainly implies that they had access to a clean version of the ending and could have restored it to the instrumental. Oh well. Perhaps for the 40th Anniversary.
CORRECTION: When I first posted this, I missed that "Broken Heart" was briefly used at the beginning of the episode (from 2:12 - 2:26). The list as it stands now has been corrected.
United Earth Government Debriefing
Shocked (c) (warble)
Shocked (d) (warble)
Love Triangle (To Be In Love Instrumental Version)
Macross Theme (Intro)
Shocked (d) (really sped up)
My Time to Be a Star
Mission Accomplished (next episode preview)
Robotech End Title