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Reveirg
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(01-27-2013, 08:21 PM)
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Very sad news.

Montreal-native composer, Normand Corbeil, passed away yesterday.

He's been responsible for many TV and movie soundtracks, but may be more well-known around here as David Cage's collaborator on the fantastic Heavy Rain soundtrack.

He was working on Beyond: Two Souls, no idea if his work was finished or not.

My thoughts go to his friends and family.
BlackBanditSho
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(01-27-2013, 08:22 PM)
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one of the best gaming soundtracks I've ever heard was HeavyRain. Rest in peace.
Stumpokapow
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(01-27-2013, 08:23 PM)
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He also did the score to cult classic sci-fi film Screamers :canada :canada :canada
Borman
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(01-27-2013, 08:25 PM)
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Wow. Absolutely loved Heavy Rain's soundtrack, it was fitting. He will be missed.
Vince McMahon
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(01-27-2013, 08:26 PM)
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Oh no! I loved his music, this is a big loss to people who enjoyed what he did. :(
Gooster
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(01-27-2013, 08:26 PM)
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I listened to the Heavy Rain soundtrack two nights ago for the first time in maybe two years. Wow. RIP. :(
Jb
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(01-27-2013, 08:26 PM)
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Damn, terrible news. RIP
GSR
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(01-27-2013, 08:27 PM)
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Heavy Rain had a pretty cool soundtrack, not sure if I know any of his other work. RIP.
BiggNife
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(01-27-2013, 08:45 PM)
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Heavy Rain had plenty of flaws, but its OST was excellent. It did a fantastic job of setting the tone of the game and each protagonist had a distinct theme that set the mood. The main melody played throughout the game (here, for example) is one of those things that has stayed with me long after beating the game, which I can't say for a lot of other game themes.

Apparently he was working on Beyond's OST as well. I wonder how much he was able to produce and who's going to replace him.

RIP.
chubigans
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(01-27-2013, 08:47 PM)
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Oh man, that's awful news. Heavy Rain OST was fantastic. Here's the iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/he...ck/id356650633

I'd imagine he'd wrapped up most of the work for Beyond. So young too. Man...
Ronan_Berthelot
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(01-27-2013, 08:48 PM)
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Rip
dragonbane
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(01-27-2013, 10:59 PM)
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Fuck now my day is ruined. RIP :/

Heavy Rain's OST was just fantastic man...
Wynnebeck
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(01-27-2013, 11:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

He also did the score to cult classic sci-fi film Screamers :canada :canada :canada

That sounds so familiar. Was that the movie with the buzzsaw robots in the sand killing people?
Samurai_Heart
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(01-27-2013, 11:01 PM)
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RIP
V_Ben
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(01-27-2013, 11:02 PM)
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Shit... Heavy Rain had fantastic, evocative music. Rest in peace.
BroBuzz
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(01-27-2013, 11:11 PM)
Loved Heavy Rain's soundtrack, never knew he had a part in it. RIP.
NateDrake
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(01-27-2013, 11:12 PM)
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RIP. Heavy Rain has an amazing soundtrack that conveyed such strong emotion.
Omikaru
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(01-27-2013, 11:53 PM)
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What a huge loss. I loved HR's soundtrack.

RIP. :(
Cheddahz
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(01-27-2013, 11:54 PM)
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Wow, he passed away on my birthday

RIP
gketter
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(01-27-2013, 11:54 PM)
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Well that sucks. The HR soundtrack was great.
Alcoholikaust
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(01-27-2013, 11:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stumpokapow

He also did the score to cult classic sci-fi film Screamers :canada :canada :canada


for this I will remember the man, unfortunately as for soundtracks heavy rain's was not memorable (for me), will pay more attention to beyond two souls...
El Chupacabra
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(01-27-2013, 11:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Wynnebeck

That sounds so familiar. Was that the movie with the buzzsaw robots in the sand killing people?

Yes. I liked the movie and its score.
Acquiescence
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(01-28-2013, 12:04 AM)
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Aww that's awful, his soundtrack for Heavy Rain was flawless. And he was working on the score for Beyond too? I wonder how much of it was completed before his passing. Most of it I hope.

R.I.P.

Edit - You know, I think the thread title should be edited to bring more awareness to who the man was. "Heavy Rain composer" or something like that.
Last edited by Acquiescence; 01-28-2013 at 12:09 AM.
Dragun619
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(01-28-2013, 06:23 AM)
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May he rest in peace. Loved the Heavy Rain score, and will be looking forward to hear his score for Beyond: Two Souls if he completed it.
bangladesh
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(01-28-2013, 06:32 AM)
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RIP, musicians like this dying really really blows
Metalic
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(01-28-2013, 06:36 AM)
Man, I love his work on Heavy Rain, I think it has some of the best piano compilations I heard this gen.
NotTheGuyYouKill
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(01-28-2013, 06:55 AM)
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That sucks. A shame, his work on Heavy Rain was superb. RIP.
NateDrake
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(01-28-2013, 07:04 AM)
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Here is a thread where his son posted some information: http://www.cancerforums.net/threads/...er-passed-away.

- Dad, 56, diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer August 15, 2012.
- Dad passed away January 25, 2013 at 2:56 PM.
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Strike
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(01-28-2013, 07:08 AM)
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That's a real shame. Heavy Rain's score added a lot to the scenes. RIP.
Foffy
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(01-28-2013, 07:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by NateDrake

Here is a thread where his son posted some information: http://www.cancerforums.net/threads/...er-passed-away.

- Dad, 56, diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer August 15, 2012.
- Dad passed away January 25, 2013 at 2:56 PM.

How sad, 56 is a pretty young age to go..
Carl
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(01-28-2013, 11:58 AM)
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How sad. He was an extremely talented man. RIP.

Will listen to Heavy Rain soundtrack later. I love that soundtrack.
Secretarial Dog
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(01-28-2013, 02:39 PM)
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The only aspect of Heavy Rain I loved without any criticism or question was the soundtrack. It was a really compassionate drama orchestra. R.I.P Normand Corbeil.


Also, I remember Disney used the main theme of Heavy Rain for their John Carter Movie Trailer.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCYB0oxrGGg
AuthenticM
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(01-28-2013, 06:54 PM)
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Damn. I didn't know he was the one to have done Heavy Rain, and I'm a fellow Québécois. As many problems as Heavy Rain had, its soundtrack was not one of them.

RIP.
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(01-28-2013, 06:58 PM)
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Oh man rip. Heavy Rain is a favorite of mine. Very sad.
Typographenia
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(01-28-2013, 07:00 PM)
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WHAT?!

Oh man, that is tragic. I really loved his work, and I'm saddened to hear this.
My heart goes out to his family and friends.
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(01-28-2013, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by NateDrake

Here is a thread where his son posted some information: http://www.cancerforums.net/threads/...er-passed-away.

- Dad, 56, diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer August 15, 2012.
- Dad passed away January 25, 2013 at 2:56 PM.

That is the same thing that Steve Jobs died from i think (not sure at which stage though, but it was pancreatic cancer).

Really sad to hear when people pass away in a younger age :( Especially when they have a family. Rest in peace.
Mr. RHC
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(01-28-2013, 07:33 PM)
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This is very sad to hear for me. He really inspired me with his music and it surely is one of the major reasons I was even so interested in Heavy Rain.

The ost alone in the opening credits sequences sold me on his extremely amazing work. His music expressed what pictures alone would not have been able to do.

One of the most memorable scenes in gaming right at the beginning enabled by his themes:



Thank you for the inspiration! Time to continue practicing the Heavy Rain piano suite.
Last edited by Mr. RHC; 01-28-2013 at 07:37 PM.
sacrificengineer
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(01-28-2013, 07:36 PM)
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Rest in peace and my condolences to his family. He will be remembered.
WraithBringer
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(10-18-2013, 01:09 AM)
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I apologise a lot if it's considered necroposting but I wanted to contribute, even if it's late. Please understand.

I wasn't a member of Neogaf earlier this year and this news went under my radar completely. But in the credits for Beyond it mentions that Normand Corbiel died even though he composed some of the music used in the game.

I really had no idea. But Beyond really is a master piece. May he rest in peace.

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