Welcome to your guide for Robotech music by episode.

Each blog entry lists all the music featured in a specific episode, in the order that it appeared.

Friday, June 10, 2016

34. Private Time Music Guide

What follows is a list of all the music that appeared in the standard version of Robotech episode 34: "Private Time." Bold text denotes that this is the first appearance of that piece of music.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:  A lot of new music this time, although it's almost all things I associated with the later generations. "Hard Times" (in addition to being named after a New Generation episode) makes me think of traveling scenes with Cyclones or Hovertanks. And Rick & Minmei's restaurant outing features a piano player, so we get to hear the piano versions of both "The Way to Love" and "It's You," two tracks I always associate with Bowie Grant.

In fact a lot of the music in this episode seems to have a second generation lean to it, as "The Cosmic Harp (c2)" is also used again. The story itself even takes place in Monument City, which is the main setting for the Army of the Southern Cross in Robotech Masters. With only three episodes of The Macross Saga left, it seems this episode was setting the tone up for what was to come not just by using story references but musically as well, making the transition work on multiple levels.

And in that sense, listening through these tracks in "Perfect Memory" order still works fine. Even though they were first used in Macross Saga, they were introduced after the last Minmei song but before Masters' definitive piece "Flower of Life." So they'll still fall into the proper sequence for the overall Perfect Memory listing.

But the biggest surprise for me in this episode was the use of "The Way to Love (Instrumental Version)," which is still unreleased on any soundtrack!

Robotech Theme
Broken Heart
Private Time Theme (a1)
The Way to Love (Instrumental) - unreleased
Minmei's Theme
The Way to Love (Piano Version)
(Red Alert) Resolve
The Way to Love (Piano Version) (continued)
It's You (Piano Version)
Across the Universe
It's You (Piano Version)
(Alien Attack) Resolve
It's you (Piano Version) (continued)
Cliffhangers (a)
(Red Alert) Resolve
Escalations (c)
The Point of No Return
Hard Times
Red Alert
The Cosmic Harp (c2)
Zentraedi Theme
Roy Fokker's Theme
Robotech Theme
Robotech Love Theme I
Rick Hunter's Theme
Private Time Theme (a1)
A New Dawn
Miss Macross (My Time to Be a Star Instrumental)
Escalations (c) (Slowed down)
Minmei's Theme
A New Dawn
Robotech Theme (next episode preview)
Robotech End Title

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