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Phil Low
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I've begun compiling a soundtrack to play along with TS. I want thematic period songs that in some way relate to the period. So far I've got a bunch of vietnam era protest songs, but need some more variety. Here's what I'm looking for

Period classical music would be great as long as its not over bearing.
Songs from before or after vietnam that deal with the cold war would be great too.

My russian friend is helping me with the soviet songs, Anthems, marches, and period folk songs.

So I just need help on the American side. let the suggestions roll!
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Jefferson Krogh
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Some good jazz to add to that 1959/1960 early war feel.

And "Back in the USSR" by the Beatles, naturally.
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Tanks Alot
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Oh man I used to have a really good one!
Would be so easy to do music through all the years of the game

The beatles, revolution
Back in the USSR
99 luft balloons
Bonzo Goes to Bitburg," by The Ramones
"A Call To Arms," by Mike and the Mechanics
"Crazy Train," by Ozzy Osbourne
We didnt start the fire Billy Joel
Der Kommisar
Dunday Bloody Sunday U@
Gods of War," by Def Leppard

More game playlists
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/41274/best-songs-to-li...

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Frank M.
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As a bass trombone player with 30+ years experience with 2 orchestras and an opera company, I am delighted to offer you a few ideas:

Leonard Bernstein's "Mass," especially the "De Profundis" section

Aaron Copland's "Symphony #3," the 4th movement, which opens with "Fanfare for the Common Man" -- superb! Also his suite from "Billy the Kid."

Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (used so effectively in "Apocalypse Now")

Copland's "El Salon Mexico" will add a very nice Latin flavor for the mid- and late war when Central and South America are more involved

Dmitri Shostakovich's "Symphony #5," especially the 4th movement

Prokofiev's "Love for the Three Oranges"

Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet," especially "The Montagues and the Capulets"

Even though it is 19th century, I'd highly recommend Tchaikovsky's "March Slave"

And another 19th century great, Mussorgsky's "Night on Bald Mountain"

John Adams' opera, "Nixon in China," especially "The People Are the Heroes Now" and the instrumental section, "Tropical Storm"

Also by John Adams, "Short Ride in a Fast Machine"

Richard Strauss' "Thus Spake Zarathustra" (AKA "Theme from Space Odyssey 2010")

Numerous songs from the Broadway musical, "Miss Saigon"

Olivier Messiaen's "Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum" ("I Expect the Ressurection of the Dead") is very intense

Enjoy!












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Márton Borlay
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Prokofiev & Shostakovich seconded! I can vouch for those too.

(Frank, I'll check your whole list out, thanks! )
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Álvaro Rivas
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Someone made this Spotify list, it lasts for about a game too.

http://open.spotify.com/user/ailindale/playlist/6c6ADuMH4Nbf...
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I always thought that Philip Glass' soundtrack for Fog of War would be great for TS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8dl2c1jVBQ
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As someone who has been a musician for 85% of his entire existence, I agree with the above recommendations for classical music.

A few more specifics, Shosti is well known for his symphonies (strongly recommend Nos. 5, 7, 11), or his string quartets (seriously, ANY of them).

Prokofiev - you might try his 5th symphony or some of his ballet music, such as The Love for Three Oranges. All these things have a very Soviet undertone to them, some are even "thematic" in that they were written to tell a programmatic story behind the music, such as the Shostakovich symphonies I recommended.

The American recommendations are all spot on, too.

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Rivs wrote:
Someone made this Spotify list, it lasts for about a game too.

http://open.spotify.com/user/ailindale/playlist/6c6ADuMH4Nbf...


Looks like those of us in the US might be able to use Spotify soon too: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2375755,00.asp
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Phil Low
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examples of good period jazz?
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What about "Russians" by Sting? It's perfect.

In Europe and America, there's a growing feeling of hysteria
Conditioned to respond to all the threats
In the rhetorical speeches of the Soviets
Mr. Krushchev said we will bury you
I don't subscribe to this point of view
It would be such an ignorant thing to do
If the Russians love their children too

How can I save my little boy from Oppenheimer's deadly toy
There is no monopoly in common sense
On either side of the political fence
We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

There is no historical precedent
To put the words in the mouth of the President
There's no such thing as a winnable war
It's a lie we don't believe anymore
Mr. Reagan says we will protect you
I don't subscribe to this point of view
Believe me when I say to you
I hope the Russians love their children too

We share the same biology
Regardless of ideology
What might save us, me, and you
Is if the Russians love their children too

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTRZCxpCZzE&feature=youtube_g...

The Hunt for Red October, I think this is essential for phases with a low defcon

And of course 13 days:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q-Xg1UYyq0&feature=youtube_g...
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Jay Sachs
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Plow565 wrote:
examples of good period jazz?


Can't go wrong with Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.
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I very much enjoy 'Safe European Home' and 'London Calling' by The Clash when I am playing Germany in Axis and Allies. I bet they'd work for TS as well!

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jaysachs wrote:
Plow565 wrote:
examples of good period jazz?


Can't go wrong with Miles Davis' Kind of Blue.


Yep, that one, Brubeck's "Time Out," and I think Coltrane's first solo effort was from the late '50s as well.
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When DEFCON is 2 play "Threnody for the victims of Hiroshima", by Krzysztof Penderecki.
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How come no one has mentioned "Two Tribes" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood? (For the "Late War" period...)

Of course, maybe I'm thinking more of the video for this song.
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Jefferson Krogh
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Oh, and for the late war, and for variety, I recommend "Distant Early Warning" by Rush.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zXiClnK8oE&feature=youtube_g...

Essential for Late war,.. :)
David Hasselhoff - I've been looking for Freedom!
;)
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How about: Stick The Fucking Flag Up Your Goddamn Ass, You Sonofabitch

by Propagandhi

My father told me “Son it’s futile to resist.
You can topple the ideology but not the armies they enlist.”
I questioned the intentions of the boy scouts chanting “WAR!”
“Well, that’s the sound of freedom, son”, he said (free to say no more).

But wait a minute “dad”, did you actually say freedom?
Well, if you’re dumb enough to vote, you’re fucking dumb enough to believe them.
Because if this country is so goddamned free,
then I can burn your fucking flag wherever I damn well please.

I carried their anthem convinced it was mine.
Rhymeless, unreasoned conjecture kept me in line.
But then I stood back and wondered what the fuck they had done to me.
Made accomplice to all that I promised I would never be.

You carry their anthem, convinced that it’s yours.
Invitation to honour. Invitation to war.
Bette Midler now assumes sainthood. Romanticize murder for morale.
Tie a yellow ribbon ’round the old oak tree my friend and “Gee, Wally. That’s swell!”
Fuck the troops (Insert corny but relevant/ poignant catch phrase here).


I've seen them live and they are very nice chaps. (We approached them as they were packing up their gear. Yes, no roadies for these lads!)
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skifreak737 wrote:

Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (used so effectively in "Apocalypse Now")



You sure that wasn't Platoon?
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Chairman7w wrote:
skifreak737 wrote:

Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" (used so effectively in "Apocalypse Now")



You sure that wasn't Platoon?


It was Platoon. Apocalypse Now was Wagner. Not quite the same.
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What about the OST from the game Freedom Fighters.
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USA songs:

1. Vera Lynn - "We'll Meet Again": Old-timey song that is actually from WWII, but the lyrics take on a new meaning when you consider this is the song played at the end of Dr. Strangelove against footage of nuclear bombs exploding. (Maybe play it if Defcon 1 is reached?) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gb0mxcpPOU)
2. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Who'll Stop The Rain": Mentions Five Year Plans and New Deals.
3. Leslie De Gaulle Trio - "Root 'Em Out, Joe": This was a parody song shown on the "Kids in the Hall." It champions the antics of Senator McCarthy. (Maybe play it whenever Red Scare gets played?) (Youtube over here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jEGUOv68-s)
 
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Crimson Tide soundtrack seems to work well with it as well. Not sure why submarine movies dominate over others for cold war soundtracks.
 
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