“Open Up Your Eyes“ (Instrumental Version) from the movie "My Little Pony: The Movie."
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After years of waiting, it's finally here: the My Little Pony Movie! There's more than enough to talk about with it, from the epic story to the gorgeous animation. However, we're here for the music, so let's discuss that!
For this musical adventure, as with the show's musical episodes, Daniel Ingram and his team have not only taken on the song duties, but also the score. In addition to this, the movie also utilizes a full live orchestra for the songs and score, rather than the normal samples, digital instruments, and session players of most TV episodes. You can really hear the difference in the quality of the sound, which is saying a lot since the show's music has always sounded great.
Ingram and team have graced us with 5 original songs for the movie, and some fantastic, sweeping, and sometimes beautiful score and new motifs. You'll hear themes repeated throughout for the new friends the Mane 6 and Spike meet on their journey.
A few notes about my rips. First off, much like the Equestria Girls movies, the songs are mixed more for a theater than home setting. The difference here is the audio for the entire movie, not just the songs, are mixed this way, leading to a lot more dialogue in the stereo channels, more score in the center channel rather than just the dialogue/SFX, and a similar story for the surround channels. This makes the extraction process much more difficult, and certainly more so than it has ever been for the score. Due to this, don't expect to see everything here, as I'll be uploading what I can extract at reasonable quality. I was hoping the movie would get an official score release so I could avoid the hassle all-together, but alas...
At the very least, this is from the uncompressed Blu-ray Master Audio source, so the lossless download options below are about as high quality as you can get!
Due to the more involved nature of this, as well as the scope of the movie, I will not be uploading everything all at once like I normally do. Instead, I will be uploading tracks as I finish them, so stay tuned for more over the coming weeks!
--Track Specific Comments--
Wow. This song. I'm really glad the movie included a villain song, and this one is fantastic! Daniel Ingram's composition, mixed with Emily Blunt's excellent vocals has really delivered something special here!
The live orchestra really shines in this one, which features heavy use of horns and strings throughout. "Open Up Your Eyes" has a dark, menacing march like feel. I've heard it referred to as "if the 'Imperial March' was a song."
The song begins right away with a menacing tone, and some strong string staccatos backing Blunt's vocals. We next reach the first chorus, and some brass and additional percussion enter. The chorus is the most march-like part of the track. I particularly love the arpeggio that separates the first and second part of the chorus. It begins on some horns which crescendo as the arpeggio continues, adding in some glockenspiel on the last travel up and down.
After the first chorus, we reach the next verse. The song pulls back, featuring more woodwinds rather than brass, including some arpeggios on the flutes and clarinets throughout. The strings play a nice counter-melody, and the glockenspiel enters again subtly. As we reach the instrumental mid-section, the strings crescendo and drop off to follow the emotions of the vocals.
We enter the flashback portion of the song, and the score becomes even softer and more emotional. A sad oboe takes the melody, before the strings take it back. As the flashback ends, we shift right back to the loud, bombastic, and angry chorus, with the full instrumentation now in play. The entire brass section joins in and shares the melody with the strings now, as the song builds to its epic conclusion.
You might notice the vocal reverb left is in Spanish! The Spanish vocals had less reverb than English, so I used it.
MP3 (320 kbps): http://www.mediafire.com/file/86deiayb5n6b6n2/Open_Up_Your_Eyes_%28Instrumental%29.mp3
AAC (320 kbps): http://www.mediafire.com/file/7v4cenf8z8hj3mj/Open_Up_Your_Eyes_%28Instrumental%29.m4a
Apple Lossless (ALAC): http://www.mediafire.com/file/20eu3o1emhzcddb/Open_Up_Your_Eyes_%28Instrumental%29-1.m4a
----) Download all BGM from movie: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/53qefssy5sbwa/My_Little_Pony_-_The_Movie
For a playlist with all of the BGM from this movie in order: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM9sv7wkNb94q8OWFu1hlphZsHGORMJHY
Lyrics By: Michael Vogel, Megan McCarthy, Daniel Ingram
Music By: Daniel Ingram
Orchestration By: Caleb Chan, Trevor Hoffman, David Shipps
Performed By: Emily Blunt
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