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yesrushdt
25-08-08, 23:33
I was listening to internet radio last week and the melody from a certain song (Peter Bardens- Homage To The God Of Light) sounded awfuly familiar. It hit me that it was fairly close to the orginal Tomb Raider theme!

The melody isn't exactly note for note, but similar enough to make me wonder if it was an influence for Nathan McCree. Not entirely out of the question since the track is close to 40 years old and the artist was also a member of the popular group "Camel" from England.

Here's a small sample from the track:
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.....and the original TR theme:
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coolezpunk
25-08-08, 23:37
Whoa, great discovery! :tmb:

It does sound very familiar to the TR main theme.

But I'm not sure if TR was influenced by this or not.

Dia2blo
26-08-08, 00:46
Wow, this is kind of freaky :S great find!!

Mad Tony
26-08-08, 00:48
Sounds nothing like the Tomb Raider theme to me :S

Endow
26-08-08, 01:25
Camel have always been visionaries! :cool:

yesrushdt
26-08-08, 15:16
Sounds nothing like the Tomb Raider theme to me :S
The similarities are quite obvious I think. I edited my initial post to include the orginal TR theme as well.

dizzydoil
26-08-08, 15:18
heh, it's that similar it annoys me when it plays the wrong notes.. I'm like, uhm, that's not right. :p Then I remember it isnt a TR song. >< It's awesome!

Mad Tony
26-08-08, 15:22
The similarities are quite obvious I think. I edited my initial post to include the orginal TR theme as well.I was just saying I personally don't think it sounds much like the TR main theme.

ShadyCroft
26-08-08, 15:30
There's some similarity. Its like the funky and speeded version of the TR theme....hey, it could used for Tomb Raider speedruns. :p

Rivendell
26-08-08, 15:34
Hehe, yeah it's a bit similar. I guess if that song had been released today I'd think it'd been influenced by the TR theme.

I can't listen to the Stargate Atlantis theme and not think of TR in the middle bit. It's those notes. TR now seems to own them in my mind. :p

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touchthesky
26-08-08, 15:35
Lol. I hear it.

That was kinda annoying xD

pEhouse
26-08-08, 15:37
Yea, I can hear it. And in that Stargate Atlantis theme, but only for a few seconds.

ShadyCroft
26-08-08, 15:53
^^ yeah, from seconds 30 to around 45...its really similar.

Cobby
27-08-08, 22:25
I can see where the connections are found, but I don't think they are similar at all.
It is only the 4 notes that make the similarities, and not every piece of music is completely unique from others... so I simply think it was a coincidence.

Atlantisfreak666
27-08-08, 22:50
I just listened to them at the same time!
It sounds very odd!