“We’ll Make Our Mark" from the episode “Crusaders of the Lost Mark" of "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” (S05E18).
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Wow. Just wow. I could just say that here and leave it at that, but I guess I need to write more.
This is it! The episode we’ve all been waiting for. And wow, did it deliver. On the 5th Anniversary of MLP, no less! More pip, Silver Spoon finally stands up to Diamond Tiara, the former gets a beautiful redemption, and we cap it all off with the CMC, after 5 seasons and over 100 episodes, receiving their cutie marks!
And if that wasn’t enough, it’s another musical episode written by Amy Keating Rogers with songs and score my Daniel Ingram. Like with Magical Mystery Cure and Pinkie Pride, Ingram did the score in addition to the songs in this episode, instead of William Anderson handling the score. Since there are so many songs in this kind of episode, it helps to have the score and songs flow together nicely, and they do wonderfully here!
I could gush over this episode for much, much longer. But instead, let’s get right into the music, ‘cause there’s a lot to cover!
TECHNICAL NOTE: The songs for this episode are unfortunately mixed differently than most others of the series, and there is no sound at all (other than effects) in the surround channels during songs. This means that for most of the songs it is impossible to get a completely clean instrumental. Sorry!
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And now for the _really_ unexpected part! After five years, five seasons, 109 episodes, and countless tries, the CMC have received their cutie marks! Now to celebrate it, the song which had a prelude at the beginning of the episode.
This is a beautiful song, and incredibly catchy. We got a glimpse of it during the cold open, but we now get to hear the full thing in all it’s glory. We start out more simple with some mandolin and more percussion than the prelude, as the CMC all get their solos.
As we reach the first chorus, the song quickly builds into a fantastic full orchestration with more brass on top. After this, we reach a little bridge with the CMC’s sisters. First an emotional dialogue section with Applejack, then more bonding with Rainbow Dash and Scootaloo, and a beautiful solo by Rarity. All three sisters then sing the chorus together. This part is just so emotional, and seeing these three sisters sing to their younger siblings really brings a happy tear to my eye.
Next, we get a powerful bridge as we see flashbacks from the previous CMC episodes, before the song ramps up into one final, grand run of the chorus will full orchestration. And ending this episode and song with a repeat of the intro sequence is just perfect.
Perfect. This describes this song and third act.
One final note: Amy Keating Rogers listed “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from the musical “Hairspray!” as her inspiration for the lyrics.
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MP3 (320 kbps): http://www.mediafire.com/listen/3a2pk671r67844c/Well_Make_Our_Mark.mp3
AAC (320 kbps): http://www.mediafire.com/listen/ftr00ysx99tl2v6/Well_Make_Our_Mark.m4a
Apple Lossless (ALAC): http://www.mediafire.com/listen/1c4kccov5gxc4c8/Well_Make_Our_Mark.m4a
----) Download all Songs/BGM from episode: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/zdhgq7kyfdy1q/S05E18_Crusaders_of_the_Lost_Mark
Instrumental w/ Chorus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElD5R8IFEKw
Vocals Only: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40DVGhtc_g0
For a playlist with all of the Songs/BGM and songs from this episode in order: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLM9sv7wkNb95vdkqNROBGPDRhK8vqOA8B
Music By: Daniel Ingram
Orchestrations By: Caleb Chan & Trevor Hoffman
Lyrics By: Daniel Ingram & Amy Keating Rogers
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