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.

Monday, March 27, 2017

78. Ghost Town Music Guide

What follows is a list of all the music that appeared in the standard version of Robotech episode 78: "Ghost Town." Bold text denotes that this is the first appearance of that piece of music.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:  This is kind of an odd episode musically; it's one of those rare cases where most of the music used are the small "Escalations" and "Cliffhangers" cues punctuating a lot of scenes where there's otherwise no music at all. Even the longer pieces used are often cut very short for just a moment's mood before the scene changes and we're back to no music.

The big exception to that is of course "Liftoff," which gets played here in its entirety.  When I mentioned back in the notes for Separate Ways that I thought it was only used twice, I was thinking of its brief usage when the SDF-1 fails to lift off way back in Episode 2: Countdown and in this episode.  Turns out this is in fact the fifth time the piece has been used.

Robotech Theme
Suspense
Intrigue
(Red Alert) Resolve
The Hive
Cliffhangers (b)
Cliffhangers (a)
Boobytrap
Across the Universe
Intrigue (final notes)
Suspense
The 15th Squadron
Escalations (a)
Cliffhangers (d)
Eyecatch
Escalations (f1)
Cliffhangers (c)
The Point of No Return
Robotech Love Theme II
Zentraedi Theme
Earth Government Debriefing
Red Alert
Point of No Return
Desolation
Cliffhangers (a)
The SDF-1
United Earth Government Theme
Liftoff
Red Alert
Desolation
Robotech Theme (next episode preview)
Robotech End Titles

Monday, March 20, 2017

77. The Midnight Sun Music Guide

What follows is a list of all the music that appeared in the standard version of Robotech episode 77: "The Midnight Sun." Bold text denotes that this is the first appearance of that piece of music.

Robotech Theme
Across the Universe
The Hive
The Hive
Reflections
The Point of No Return
Red Alert
Cyclone Theme
Alien Attack
Khyron's Theme
The Mysterious Ship
Eyecatch
Escalations (f1)
Intrigue
Zentraedi Theme
Biomechanical
The 15th Squadron
Catastrophe
Intruder
Khyron's Theme
Intrigue (final notes)
The Hive
Invid Theme (The Flower of Life Instrumental Version)
Red Alert
The SDF-1
The Cosmic Harp (c2)
United Earth Government Theme
Musica's Theme
Robotech Theme (next episode preview)
Robotech End Titles

Sunday, February 26, 2017

76. Metamorphosis Music Guide

What follows is a list of all the music that appeared in the standard version of Robotech episode 76: "Metamorphosis." Bold text denotes that this is the first appearance of that piece of music.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: "The Hive" is used for an Invid hive for the first time in this episode, but it's not the song's first use; that was in episode 44 "The Trap," a Robotech Masters episode where it was used for the 15th Squadron first hearing the cosmic harp. Oh, and Lancer hums again.

Robotech Theme
The Hive
Private Time Theme (a1)
Private Time Theme (b)
Intrigue
The Point of No Return
Red Alert
Bliss Theme (b)
Boobytrap
Intrigue (while Lancer hums again)
Musica's Theme
Eyecatch
Musica's Theme
Lifeline (Instrumental)
Imbeciles
Hard Times
Khyron's Theme
Red Alert
Alien Attack
Roy Fokker's Theme (sped-up)
Musica's Theme
United Earth Government Theme
Robotech Theme (next episode preview)
Robotech End Titles

Saturday, February 18, 2017

75. Seperate Ways Music Guide


What follows is a list of all the music that appeared in the standard version of Robotech episode 75: "Separate Ways." Bold text denotes that this is the first appearance of that piece of music.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: The return Eyecatch --and only the return portion-- is slightly sped up in this episode. (Which raises an interesting point. I only list "Eyecatch" once, although technically it's used twice in each episode.)

This episode also uses "Liftoff" for the fourth time. This is a piece that was selected by Toonami to run as the end theme when they aired the show in 1998. I remember someone complaining to me at the time that "They replaced the end theme with this terrible cheesey music that's not even from Robotech!" And I responded that no, it actually was from Robotech, it was just only used twice so it wasn't well known. Well, I was completely wrong about the "only used twice" part, as we haven't even hit the second episode usage I was thinking of yet! (And for the record, I absolutely love that track, but heaven knows I've also been known to love a good bit of cheese myself.)

Robotech Theme
Private Time Theme (a2)
Boobytrap
Red Alert
The 15th Squadron
Biomechanical
Showdown
Cliffhangers (a)
Khyron's Theme
Intrigue (closing notes)
(Red Alert) Resolve
Escalations (a)
Eyecatch
Musica's Theme
Broken Heart
Robotech Love Theme II
Boobytrap
United Earth Government Theme
The Point of No Return
Rick Hunter's Theme
Bliss Theme (a)
Earth Government at Work (a)
Robotech Love Theme I
Liftoff
Robotech Theme (next episode preview)
Robotech End Titles

Saturday, January 14, 2017

74. Annie's Wedding Music Guide

What follows is a list of all the music that appeared in the standard version of Robotech episode 74: "Annie's Wedding." Bold text denotes that this is the first appearance of that piece of music.

ADDITIONAL NOTES: An unreleased instrumental version of "Lonely Soldier Boy" is used here for the first and only time as Annie tries to entice Macgruder. We also have some jungle drums, but those are a Mospeada sound effect. And Lancer hums again.

Robotech Theme
Alien Attack
Boobytrap
Private Time Theme (a1)
The Robotech Masters
Intrigue
Intrigue (closing sting)
Biomechanical
Hard Times
The Point of No Return
Earth Government Debriefing
Imbeciles
Escalations (c)
Eyecatch
Cliffhangers (c)
Lonely Soldier Boy (instrumental) - unreleased
Khyron's Theme
Confrontation
Zentraedi Theme
Intruder
Intrigue (closing notes)
Khyron's Theme
Cyclone Theme
Biomechanical
Catastrophe
Robotech Love Theme II
Imbeciles
Private Time Theme (d)
Reflections
The Robotech Masters
Robotech Theme (next episode preview)
Robotech End Title