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Hello everyone! After watching the film I noticed that about half of music that used in film disappeared at sessions or has different arrangement. Why it's not released? What's the reason for this?As always with unused pieces of music. There are always be more interesting. Like with Dark Phoenix.I think what Lorne wrote for the last 30 min of the movie is way better than what ended in the movie... Lorne tried to elevate what was going on on screen, but it was probably too "bold" for the taste of production... They wanted to keep as "kow key" as possible but to me it made the ending of the film fall super flat...
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<br>In the end there isn't that much Lorne in the film (most of the "Moon" reel is Lorne though, that big 4 notes motif appearing during the moon landing and then takeoff). Ironically most of the droning you're all complaining about is not that much Lorne... lol
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<br>I really hope Lorne will put out as much music as possible, even all the unused parts, which are the more interesting ones !Taking in the movie now after having seen it. The cinematography is brilliant, and there are some interesting concepts that really will have you thinking long after walking out of the theater. Still, I couldn’t help but feel like the film dragged throughout. Coupled with the voiceover the movie has a very ‘Terence Malick-y’, “Thin Red Line” feel throughout.<br><br>I’m definitely not familiar with Max Richter so I can’t comment on what he might have written, but Balfe’s broad-chord style is pretty recognizable throughout. There are also some interesting electronic pieces used throughout, possibly might be Balfe but hard to say as of now. The rest of the music is pretty contemplative, ranging from slow/emotional string pieces to more ambient droning.Well, I heard only Balfe's "Prayer" and Richter's "To the stars"... All I can say is we need to wait for the full release, hear both composers and only then talk about who better coped with this. (and watch the movie of course)<br>I don't think Balfe is a bad composer. He does pretty good as an additional composer but not as a leading (mostly). The only soundtrack that I consider the best to date in his solo career is "M:I-Fallout" and "Assassin's Creed III". (imo)<br>Who knows what will be this time. But for now I like Richter's track more.
I'm just waiting for Gemini Man, that (i hope) would be funI love that cue.So I created a page for it, move away from Ghost In The Shell !! :PI wonder if this track is the one causing consternation: Nils Frahm: 'Says' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIwwjy4slI8<br><br>It sounds a bit like what Richter and Balfe could produce, but it is much more artistic than Balfe and much more synth-based than Richter. Frahm is credited for additional music.Not writing negative comments about Balfe for the purpose of writing negative comments - ie. trolling - but for the fact that Balfe does not seem to take film composition seriously. Goldsmith had a similar pace in the 1990s that equates to contemporary Balfe, but he managed to produce fantastic scores like Air Force One in a few weeks (yes, with some help from McNeeely). Balfe simply does not seem to have those skills so he resorts to cliches and drony nonsense. I await to be proven wrong. That Balfe track is not half-bad so I do maintain a general sense of expectation for this.
Not any more lame than the Balfe cueLorne says it will be released and insists it’s not a GITS situation.That's been standard in certain cases, though considerably less nowadays with how complicated these situations have become.<br><br>Having heard both tracks posted, both give me little on their own. I'm sure they work better in the context of the film, and we might see better tracks unveiled eventually.He deserve better.Hans and Lorne like twins. Lorne has a very good personality. I still don't understand why some people are still writing bad comments to Lorne?Probably... lol
So is this how it’s gonna be? Official release for Richter and leaks by Balfe :(Lorne posted a track from Ad Astra on his YouTube channelThank you. And i suppose "Need You Busting My Balls - End Credits" title would correspond to ASCAP "Need You Busting My Balls" + "RUSH END CREDITS", while "Just Married" to "RUSH MAIN ON END"?That’s literally the best part of the score though. But it’s typical Richter (Miss Sloane, Black Mirror: Nosedive).Hunt Drunken Weirdness is barely a cue actually, it's just a patch up of sound designs by Mel...<br><br>Italian Party is a name I made up for a cue that's not used in the movie ! :)
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John PowellJames McKee SmithMichael John MolloBeth Caucci
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Mars Needs Moms
Label: Walt Disney Records (Digital Download Only)
Length: 49'01
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  1. Mars Observers (3:26)
  2. Abduction / Trashworld (4:48)
  3. Enjoy The Ride (1:34)
  4. Mars Needs Moms (2:08)
  5. Gribble's Plan (1:21)
  6. Milo Escapes (3:48)
  7. Gribble's Loss (3:17)
  8. Firing Squad (5:03)
  9. To The Surface (6:36)
  10. The Sacrifice (3:23)
  11. Transformation (3:47)
  12. Family Reunion (2:58)
  13. Mars Needs Moms Credits Suite (3:43)
  14. Martian Mambo (3:09)
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John Powell lover #1 reply Replies: 1 || 2016-02-18 17:37:05
This Soundtrack should be way more popular. It's so good! It's probably because they movie sucked so bad.


Edmund Meinerts2016-02-18 19:15:34
Yeah this one tends to get lost in the shuffle. A shame, it's an absolutely wonderful score.

Vahn Gharakhani reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-13 17:41:10
It was so good I burned a disc for myself!!! Made covers too? Any one want to see them???

Awsome Job JOHN!!!

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-09-18 13:18:47
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POWELL!!!!!!!!!!!

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-13 00:00:00
Are there credits for this one?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-20 00:00:00
It's available (like almost all Disney digital releases) in lossless on French digital store Starzik.com ! ;)

Hypton reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-15 00:00:00
John Powell !! I love him ! :P AWESOME MUSIC !! :D

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-12 00:00:00
Powell´s last piece is terrific!!!!! GREAT MUSIC!!!!!

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
Maybe James Newton Howard is on it, due to the fact that direcor Tony Gilroy worked with him on all his previous projects.

Thiva reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
I Just listened the mars needs moms soundtrack .It was supeb! John powell done a great job .
Who is the composer of Upcoming Bourne film?

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-08 00:00:00
Alan Silvestri is doing Captain America. It's been confirmed on his Facebook page.

And thank God Powell didn't do The Smurfs! He has had enough bad films on his resume, he doesn't need new ones....

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
I heard that John Powell was busy with the 5 Soundtracks that he had been asked to do. For that reason it has not done either Wiinie the Pooh, the Smurfs or Captain America.
Disney and DreamWorks are now struggling to John Powell.!!

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Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
@ *the nameless guy*:
really?! neither imdb nor giacchino's official page confirms that. well, there isn't any composer confirmed, yet. I would be as delighted if Giacchino score it as Powell would, anyway :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
Torque, it's neither Powell or Silvestri. Michael Giacchino will score Captain America.

aldan reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
I just found this track on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCh536cpv8E

I think that was a combination of Mars Needs moms and mars needs moms credits suite. Well,although i love the main theme( you done it again powell !!), but there are still many similarities from Powell' other soundtracks that i can found.( Buck winning theme in Ice age 3( this theme can be heard clearly), Some theme from HTTYD, and Ice age 3 credits theme itself). But, still good though.

Torque reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-04 00:00:00
Andrew, Alan Silvestri will score Captain america, not Powell.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
King Powell!

aldan reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
From the sample, i can conclude that:

-Abduction/trashworld: sounded like Paycheck, Bolt, Hancock, and The bourne soundtrack.
-Enjoy the ride: sounded like a piece from ice age 3, when Buck saved Sid from lava fall.
-Mars needs moms: abstract, can't be defined.
-Gribble's plan: sounded like antz( that whistle part), paycheck, and bolt.
-Milo escapes: sounded exciting, but still has a paycheck theme in it.
-Gribble's plan: abstract, but touching.
-To the surface: Sounded like HTTYD, very much, with a little improvement in it, before it turned into that Paycheck-ish action track.
-to the sacrifice: well, good enough
-transformation: original, well done.
-mars needs moms credits suite: The best of them all. I think this is the main theme.
-martian mambo: sounded like that sid-clan song from ice age 2.

No, powell. You started to act like zimmer. But, still good nonetheless. i hope you can do better on Rio.
But, you're still the man.

MK reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
No CD?! What the...?!!!

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
Digital Download...what a BAD thing!!! WE WANT CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
@Aldan

The reason why it sounds similar to other Powell stuff its because this is a replacement score. Originally, Hans Zimmer was going to score the movie and he left or was rejected, so they brought in John. And I imagine that with the rush they tracked the movie with previous Powell music.

However, the quality of the orchestra sounds amazing. Can't wait!

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
John: Hans.. rejected? No way! :-)
It was announced (John Powell scoring this) a long time ago (more than half a year).

Andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
I don't think Zimmer was rejected. He probably felt that this film is too similar in its musical needs to Megamind. He probably passed it to Powell.

And regarding the similar motifs. I think there is only so much innovation you can come up with, once you score a fair amount of movies of the same genre.

I cannot help but wonder what Powell would have done for a concept like Captain America...

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
Only for digital download... no Cd for this one, right dudes??

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
The samples sound extremly good, particularly the string writing. However, I'm hearing too close similiarities to Hancock, Dragon and Ice Age 2.

Despite that, it sounds very very promising!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
Amazon MP3 sound samples online now.

They sound once again AMAZING!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
Happy with that ?? :P

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