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I just saw start of preview of tomorrow's episode on the official website. They've got the same music and a title card from 2014. It's the one where the lifeguards are going out to sea in the surf rescue boat. It remains to be seen if they make any new title cards for other weeks. But I get the feeling they'll keep using ones from 2014. Last year they went back to the 2013 title cards. So it doesn't look like they are making any effort to update the sequences:/

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It’s better than nothing and nice that us international viewers may get a new closing theme. Whatever happened, they couldn’t use “Home and Away, with you each day” as it’d have to be ‘Home and A

If they brought the theme back though they'd have to change the lyrics... You know we belong together, You and I forever and ever Forever means the night Until the morning light

I had pretty much the same thought myself 10 years ago when I saw the opening titles to 'headLand'. I've done similar sorts of motion graphics in my own projects over time, and If I had enough of the

21 hours ago, aussiesoapfan said:

I just saw start of preview of tomorrow's episode on the official website. They've got the same music and a title card from 2014. It's the one where the lifeguards are going out to sea in the surf rescue boat. It remains to be seen if they make any new title cards for other weeks. But I get the feeling they'll keep using ones from 2014. Last year they went back to the 2013 title cards. So it doesn't look like they are making any effort to update the sequences:/

Well that sucks. Cheap bastards.

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It is massively lazy, especially as they have made regular annual changes over the past 10 years.

One thing I've noticed though, this title card of the life-boat jumping through the waves (first introduced for the 2014 season) has the number 25 written on the outboard motor. Was this a subtle reference to 25 years of Home and Away? If it is then it was a year late in 2014, and in 2016 it's really late!

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Who else thinks we might see some changes to the recap music and presentation for the 2017 season?

The current recap music has been in use since 2014 (3 seasons) and the current title card style has been in use since 2013 (4 seasons). Probably due an update, as this style is the longest-serving since the 2000-2003 underwater credits.

We also now have the longest-serving version of the theme tune. Although now only played over the closing credits on international broadcasts, the current version has been in use since 2009 (8 seasons). But with half of the vocals (Luke Dolahenty's) and some of its musical roots carried over from the 2007 version, this now stands at 10 years old!

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Surprise! Absolutely no changes for 2017.

The current recap music has now been in use since 2014 (4 seasons) and the current title card style has been in use since 2013 (5 seasons).

As we know, H&A tend to debut new credits/recap presentation at the beginning of a season, so we can expect the same opening for the rest of the 2017 season. So with the current title card style carrying on through 2017, this is now Home and Away's longest-serving opener ever.

The theme tune (now only played over the closing credits for International broadcasts) has been is use in its current form since 2009 (9 seasons). However for the 2009 theme, half of the vocals (Luke Dolahenty's) and some of its musical roots are carried over from the 2007 version, which now stands at over 10 years old! This is now the longest-serving version of the theme tune ever.

Is this really the identity the show wants to portray with its opening in 2017, tired and out of date?

 

Having said all that, Neighbours this year decided to scrap a well-regarded format for a green-screen mess that would have looked old-fashioned in 2002.

And viewers took notice! Let that be a lesson to anyone at Home and Away or Network 7 who believes that credits are no longer important to the modern viewer.

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