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.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

45. Metal Fire Music Guide

What follows is a list of all the music that appeared in the standard version of Robotech episode 45: "Metal Fire." Bold text denotes that this is the first appearance of that piece of music.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: We get a new portion of "The Cosmic Harp," but since the 30th Anniversary Soundtrack still leaves it as a medley I'm not sure if what we're hearing is the end of the piece we already heard in the previous episode or the beginning of a new piece we haven't heard yet.

Here's how I'm breaking "The Cosmic Harp" down for the sake of this list:

The Cosmic Harp (a) [0:00-0:21]
The Cosmic Harp (b1) [0:22-0:33]
The Cosmic Harp (b2-interlude) [0:33-0:39]
The Cosmic Harp (b3) [0:39-0:54]
The Cosmic Harp (c1) [0:54-1:16]
The Cosmic Harp (c2) [1:16-2:09]

Musically it sounds like it's three separate themes, hence the a, b, and c labels.  The "b2 interlude" portion could be either a fourth theme, a small transitional piece like "Escalations" and "Cliffhangers," the opening to "b3", or a bridge if "b1," "b2" and "b3" are all one piece.

The point of all this is this episode uses "a" and "b1" together in the same way it appears on the soundtrack, so without getting to hear them isolated as they were originally made I have no idea if it truly counts as a new piece of music or not. All I can tell you for sure is this is the first time we hear the portion that runs from 0:22-0:33. Since it is a new melody, I'm counting it as new.

On a completely different note, for the third time in the series someone yells "Red Alert!" as the "Red Alert" music begins. For a piece that was simply called "Chase Battle 3" when the show was being made, the soundtrack staff certainly picked the right name for it.

Robotech Theme
The 15th Squadron
Private Time Theme (b)
Musica's Theme
The Cosmic Harp (a)/(b1)/(a)
The Robotech Masters
Musica's Theme
Zentraedi Theme
The Point of No Return
Earth Government Debriefing
Cliffhangers (a)
Private Time Theme (a2)
Escalations (f2)
Earth Government at Work (a)
The Robotech Masters
Red Alert
Alien Attack
Zentraedi Theme
Robotech Theme (next episode preview)
Robotech End Title

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