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  1. Loved Tina's 80s theme, RangeThatRover. thank you for posting that!

    OLTL and Days both had great background music in the mid/late 80s, esp for the dramatic/perilous scenes... there was one frantic synth melody that used to play with Maria Roberts a lot that I loved. Plays from 0:28 to 1:31 in this clip


    GH had great bg music through a lot of the 80s and 90s; my all-time favorites were Heather Weber's theme when Robin Mattson took over the role in the very early 80s (haunting and kind of off-kilter and eerie all at the same time, but I can't find it on youtube anywhere; it played throughout Heather's faking catatonia & her stalking of Diana Taylor); and that haunting, kind of urgent piano music they played when Tracey withheld Edward's meds... starts around 2:52 in the video below, lasts through 4:04


    I know exactly the music you are talking about Evermore- they also used it for Ursulla Blackwell. It was used all during the "Tina at the lighthouse" storyline. I have 10 episodes of that on tape! They also used it in the exploding wedding cake episodes. I love that theme.

  2. Toups has posted this before somewhere...Dont recall where

    But love the background music...it is classic Y&R

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    Ah the glory days. And watch the classic Y&R sweeping camera work at 3:16- They NEVER do camerawork like that anymore!! No soaps had that smooth as silk cinematic, excellent camerawork.

  3. Good example and excellent quality video of OLTL's sound in 85-86 (and the brightly lit Paul Rauch look!)

    Very 80's- and Tina's theme starts when she opens Victor's letter.

    This was Andrea's theme from 85-90- This same music was playing in her last scene at the airport in (I think January) of 1990.

    Tina's theme did not return when Karen Witter came on (I believe)

    Paul Rauch left soon after and so did all of the Score productions music. Gottlieb used some of it but it was entirely gone within 3-4 months of her arrival.

    Y&RWorldTurner I agree comepletely- OLTL's music is generic garbage. GH still has some decent music, more movie like with actual melodies. OLTL has sound effects, not music.


  4. Paul Rauch's favorite was Score Productions- The music on OLTL in the mid to late eighties was the best background music ever. From the many suspenseful themes to the more moving ones- OLTL had my favorite music ever. It is funny to listen to the dramatic difference of the background music on OLTL in 83/84 on Youtube (old fashioned, terrible, hokey) vs. 86/87 after Paul Rauch came on. Night and day.

    Also, Any score from Y&R pre 1994 or so- the 70's/80's themes especially are in a class by themselves. Movie level orchestra stuff. The best. I am glad it has been brought back (exclusively in Katherine's storyline for some reason, maybe reflecting her longevity, I do not know.)

    Here is an interesting piece from OLTL (I found on Dlisted, old Blair is the "hot slut of the day" :)) at the beginning of the Gottlieb era. It was Eurasian Blair's theme when she first joined. It was excellent. Mysterious, pretty... One of the last times on OLTL that a character has their own theme. I don't know why OLTL retired all of the excellent themes from the Gottlieb era. OLTL"s "music" now is really just loud clanging sound effects- Its not really music. Very horror film-ish.


    Blair's theme starts around the 1 minute mark after Luna/Max's scene

  5. OLTL's music in the 80's was OUTSTANDING. Thank you Paul Rauch and Score Productions. Very contemporary and very keyboard synth heavy (80's). It added so much to the show. You can see it all on Youtube.

    Like everything else on ABC now- OLTL's music is so bland and generic. I do not watch AMC or GH so I have to right to say anything regarding those shows.

    Best music ever- Y&R's library of amazing, lush, Douglas Sirk style background music.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring the whole catalog back. Such a waste. I hate Y&R's music now.

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