Want to have a sneak peek at the sound of Revenge of the Sith
? Like to do that right now for free? Then head on over to http://www.thescorestation.com
. The soundtrack--er score rather--to this spring's most anticipated film isn't the only gem that you will find on The Score Station (TSS).
"What's the difference between a score and a soundtrack?" you ask. The score is the orchestration of the movie, whereas a soundtrack is a compilation of any and all music used in a film. For example, if a movie were to employ a song that a famous band had written and you wanted a copy of that song, you would want to look for the movie's soundtrack. However, if you wanted music that was composed specifically for the movie, then you would want to pick up the score. And when you run an internet radio station sporting over 575 movie scores, the is a major difference.
Started back in 1999 by DJ Thresher, The Score Station was originally named SchpydurX. Now, six years later, the site is for the most part the way that it was originally conceived. There is a chat at the bottom of the homepage for real-time user interaction. There are forums for users to leave deeper comments to ponder. And of course, there is the music. Streaming worldwide via Nullsoft's SHOUTcast streaming technology, The Score Station currently employs three relays in addition to the main stream. The commercial-free audio stream has it's own surprises: toll-free user-requestable movie scores and the Friday Screenplay. That's right. You can request which song to hear next via the automated request system. In addition to being able to request the scores, each Friday at 2 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, the full audio track of a major motion picture is played in its entirety–unedited. And to count the weeks down until the release of Revenge of the Sith
, the Friday Screenplays will be each of the other Star Wars
All in all, The Score Station is a small community dedicated to those who love the magic behind the movie: the music. Whether you’re a movie fanatic just wanting to bum a listen to a particular piece of moving movie music or you're just looking for a new place to hang out on the Net, consider pointing your browser to http://www.thescorestation.com