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Totally phoned in...I got nothing from this...Y'know, up until recently, I also thought Lorne was one of the least interesting RCP composer next to Junkie XL. Then I listened to Genius: Picasso (because of that one Balfe troll's recommendation interestingly enough), and now I see enormous potential in him. That is one of the most interesting television scores I've heard so far. The orchestrations and overall complexity is an enormous achievement for Lorne and shows that he can do much more than generic sample composition. <br><br>I'll probably skip this score because I have no interest in Mission Impossible, but I have a lot more interest in Balfe's career now thanks to his work on Genius: Picasso. If he continues on that level of composing, he may actually get some notoriety.Um.....guys, why are we acting like Kraemer doesn't have the skill to do a different sort of score? I'm fairly positive Jack Reacher doesn't sound anything like RN. Really, the reason he wasn't brought in was because, apparently, McQuarrie was pissed that he was overruled in how he wanted the film to sound, so be deliberately chose not to hire him this time. Purely a thing of spite. And a lot of the disappointment lies in those who normally don't pay attention to film music, which shows just how special that particular score was.<br><br>Really, I'm confident that had McQ had his way this time, and with Kraemer on board, he would've made something that did fit the new tone of the film. Composers should be able to challenge themselves to do something that is out of their comfort. Which is likely why a lot of Zimmer scores are the way they are, since he's allowed to differentiate every once and a while.<br><br>As is, with this logic, Cruise should not have hired McQ again if he wanted a different kind of movie for Fallout.Hot take: Cruise saying that Fallout is the best score in the franchise is the equivalent of Danny Elfman saying there is only one Batman theme. Just marketing tricks to get one more excited.<br><br>Me personally, the general M:I sound isn't something I tend to get excited for, though I definitely acknowledge it's objectively well done. With M:I-2 though, while it's technically dated and incredibly cheesy, I admire it for those reasons, and is incredibly fun for me. Not to mention that the Spanish guitar is a lovely touch, and Injection is proof that there is more to Zimmer than some might think.<br><br>Balfe as a composer, to me, seems like tbe sort of guy who's told to get synth that fit the film well enough, and call it a day. Sure, there's one or two scores that go above and beyond to actually be something of note, but otherwise he's among the least interesting of the RCP bunch. Feel free to feel however you want, but that's my two cents.<br><br>It's frustrating that you have to deal with some of the touchier fans Edmund, but I'll admit that I do get a laugh everytime it happens. I love music, but I don't feel the need to get overly defensive about. I would just enjoy it and leave it like that.Meh on this one...Listening to it doesn't really do much for me. Maybe because I dont care for Cruise, or MIssion Impossible, or maybe because I already heard better from Inception and Fury Road....
Even on last year's Dunkirk Hans wrote 90% of it. Unless you are born in the last few months there is plenty of music which Hans wrote and many can remember.Interstellar is barely 3 years old.SamualPF - there people go again misconstruing my comments about some of the posters here as negative comments against Balfe or his music. I didn't say anything about the score. But sure, keep pushing that agenda.<br><br>George, you make fair, well-articulated points and for what it's worth, I never included you among those who have, shall we say, aroused my suspicions. I'm looking forward to checking out the score for myself and rest assured I'll give it a fair shake when I do. I've liked plenty of Balfe scores in the past, I swear I'm not a hater! :pNone of Kraemerís music is reused! Thematic consistency says what?I actually always listen to a new score with an open mind. If I start expecting something and the score doesn't sound like it or doesn't have a certain thing in it I will always be dissappointed. If I don't expect anything and it turns out a score is a dissappointment, it's not such a big deal.<br><br>For example:<br>A lot of people wanted/expected a lot of individual hero themes in Infinity War. I didn't think it was necessary and I'm absolutely in love with the score.<br><br>And in the cause of reprising themes from 30+ different character in a score of 2 hours would have been chaos. If you're talking about LOTR and themes, that's different story. Those scores were almost all 3 or 4 hours.<br><br>But all and all. I don't think this is a better score than RN, but I don't think it's a bad score. It fits the movie, and I think that's what a score is all about
Edmund ........<br><br>Yet again another negative comment about Balfe based on no fact . Sums you up really . The fact Tom Cruise who has produced the franchise has said he thinks is the best means something .we all get it that you donít like his music but simply contain yourself for always wanting to make pointless comments about him .<br><br>The reviews have been amazing for he filmmand Balfes scores . This may irritate you but at least watch the film and listen to the score then give a proper opinion.give it a goNo offense, Edmund, but if you havenít listened to it then donít make a judgement call on those of us that like it. Fallout in my opinion is the only really good RCP blockbuster score this year, and Iím going to voice my opinion on that. Pacific Rim, Tomb Raider, wrinkle in time, and Skyscraper have all been disappointments for me so when this surprisingly came out two weeks early, and I surprisingly liked it, then of course Iím going to ďflock overĒ and tell you all about how I feel. <br><br>Reviewers liking it is fun for those of us that like it. Tom cruise, who actually IS known to like film scores and has been to concerts for film scores (like Brian Tyler, even though Iím not crazy about him), liking it is also exciting for those of us that like this score and also for us who were excited to hear an updated RCP take on Mission Impossible. I root for all the RCP composers to succeed and create something memorable, and when others seem to like that too then Iím going to comment on it.<br><br>Whether it was Lorne Balfe, Henry Jackman, Ramin Djawadi, or Hans himself who scored this I would have been one of the first to tell you all if I liked it. And if I hated it I would also have voiced my disappointment... but simply put I was not disappointed and Iím glad that others are liking it, including reviewers and Tom Cruise.Once again, and not for the first time on this site, I can't help get the feeling that a Lorne Balfe score page is getting brigaded. Seems like every time he puts a new score out, a bunch of people flock to the page with glowingly positive comments (and brooking not even the slightest criticism), frequently from irregular users with very generic names who don't ever post in threads by other composers. And then using weak, tired arguments like "the reviewers love it" (I trust film reviewers on scores about as far as I can throw them) or "Tom Cruise said it's the best" (and since when is Cruise an authority on film scoring?) or "this is a new/modern/DARK M:I movie" (no excuse for a bad score). It feels, quite frankly, like shilling.<br><br>Disclaimer: haven't actually heard the score, I'm making no judgment on the music itself here. This is merely an observation of the posting patterns here.Iím right there with you. I definitely think Balfe is very talented, although heís far from one of the best composers out there. Especially compared to Zimmer.<br><br>That being said, Iím not crazy about MI:2. The highlights are solid (Injection and Bare Island especially) but I find most of the score either schizophrenic or just not as developed as the scores that influence it. Sorta like how everybody loves ďThe RingĒ but I canít personally canít help but hear it as a lesser version of Hannibal.Right, which is why Iím ok with this. Look, I love the score for Rogue Nation as much as everyone else, but I still kept an open mind and was surprised that I enjoyed Fallout as much as I did, regardless of the influences.
Thank you, Alex.  I appreciate it...Ohhh, nothing......Just here to remind folks what is the best M:I score. *cough*Balfe is not Zimmer*cough*<br><br>Seriously now.......Balfe seems to be turning into a film score version of Christopher Nolan. There are people who think he's the best thing since sliced bread, the next Jesus, and there are people who hate his guts. Personally, I don't mind him and I'm glad he gets to work on these big movies. But on the other hand, his score for the new MI movie is not even close to the greatness of Zimmer's MI2 score. At least in my opinion.I think most people listen to this score with a Rogue Nation kind of movie in their heads. But it's a very different kind of movie en the score works perfectly in the movie i.m.o.The purists than keep moaning missing Joe Kramer have not got a clue.they are living in the past and not thinking about the film.Fallout sound big and Epic and watching the HALO jump scene the music works perfectly .The reviewers have raved about the score and the film makers think at the best score from the franchise .One thing I can definitely say about this is, while the instrumentation sounds synthetic most of the time (something in most Balfe scores) there is more energy in the 95 minutes on album than most action scores nowadays, probably the most since Fury Road.<br><br>And of course the ďtraditionalistsĒ are really hating it, which means it must work wonders in context.
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John PowellPaul MounseyDominic LewisMichael John Mollo
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Rio
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 47'11
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  1. Morning Routine (2:23)
    John Powell
  2. Meet Tulio (2:55)
    John Powell
  3. Great Big Momma Bird (2:47)
    John Powell
  4. Paradise Concern (1:59)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  5. Bagged And Missing (2:09)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  6. Locked Up (2:10)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  7. Chained Chase (2:35)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  8. Bedtime Flyers (2:58)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  9. Idiot Glider (1:56)
    John Powell
  10. Juicy Little Mango (2:27)
    John Powell
  11. Umbrellas Of Rio (2:27)
    John Powell
  12. Motorbike (1:23)
    John Powell
  13. Bird Fight (1:03)
    John Powell
  14. Birds Moved (2:23)
    John Powell
  15. Heimlich (2:31)
    John Powell, Dominic Lewis
  16. Birdnapped (3:37)
    John Powell, Dominic Lewis
  17. Rio Airport (4:24)
    John Powell
  18. Flying (2:43)
    John Powell
  19. Market Forro (2:11)
    Carlinhos Brown, Mikael Mutti, John Powell
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sufi reply Replies: 2 || 2011-10-01 06:02:05
please!!! the cd!!!


Hybrid Soldier2012-03-12 20:27:41
And same thing for Rio, JP's Score/Songs mixed in corrected order (as much as possible, as some stuff are mixed) :

01 - Real In Rio
02 - Morning Routine
03 - Meet Tulio
04 - Great Big Momma Bird
05 - Let Me Take You To Rio
06 - Paradise Concern
07 - Bagged & Missing
08 - Copacabana Dreams
09 - Locked Up
10 - Pretty Bird
11 - Chained Chase
12 - Bedtime Flyers
13 - Idiot Glider
14 - Juicy Little Mango
15 - Funky Monkey
16 - Umbrellas Of Rio
17 - Mas Que Nada
18 - Motorbike
19 - Market Forro
20 - Hot Wings (I Wanna Party)
21 - Bird Fight
22 - Birds Moved
23 - Fly Love
24 - Heimlich
25 - Birdnapped
26 - Sapo Cai
27 - Rio Airport
28 - Flying
29 - Balanco Carioca
30 - Valsa Carioca

:)


Hybrid Soldier2012-04-15 11:16:26
I detailed a bit the composers, if you're interested ! :)

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-09-18 13:19:12
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POWELL!!!!!!!!!!

Bast reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-11 00:00:00
Where have you god the music ???

however reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-11 00:00:00
please!!! the cd!!!

Paul reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-19 00:00:00
If you want to upgrade the listening experience, I suggest you add "Real in Rio" in the first track place, "Pretty Bird" before "Chained Chase" and "Sapo Cai" after "Birdnapped".
Its the chronogichal order, like on the movie. I didn't care too much for the other songs from the song soundtrack.

Juan reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-19 00:00:00
In Spotify are the complete soundtrack. Search by ''John Powell''Ů

fs reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-14 00:00:00
from here:
http ://www.musicstar.de/detail.shtml?album_id=4258060

aldan reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-14 00:00:00
Samples available at this site:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rio/dp/B004V7NALE

Well, i think Powell has returned to its root, making a high quality animation score. I must admit that Mars Needs Moms score was such a disappointment to me, but a bit. Well, he returns anyway.

-Morning routine: Great theme, i mean a great original theme( not that recycled theme from ICEAGE3 that Powell used in MNM.)
-Locked up, Chained chase: a great fast-paced theme( not that recycled style from PAYCHECK that Powell used in MNM)
-Umbrellas rio: had a Brazillian-kind-of-theme, relaxing.
-Motorbike: great, loud, A full brazilian action theme.
-Bird fight: funny fight theme.
-Rio airport: a usual great Powell-ly final-battle theme. I like this kind of theme, so, this is my best track.
-Flying: joyfull track.

I think Powell is great when he deals with a local music instrument. Like in HTTYD, etc. Powell, you're still the masterpiece.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-14 00:00:00
@fs

Where did you buy the tracks? Can you please post a link?

Johnny reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-14 00:00:00
Guys, don't forget to check out the song album too! It contains lots of Powell's material too, specially the ending of "Sapo Cai" ;)

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-13 00:00:00
Dominic Lewis seems to have helped John a lot on this one. Was there any particular reason for that?

noctua reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-12 00:00:00
Can't wait for this CD to be released!

fs reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-12 00:00:00
i've bought the tracks today! they're are amazing!!

yomismo reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-11 00:00:00
where download this cd??

PHANI reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-10 00:00:00
MUSIC IS AWESOME...WANT ITT....

junior reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-09 00:00:00
Sou brasileiro , ť um prazer ter um compositor como John Powell em um Filme que se passa no Rio de Janeiro, Powell ť um inovador musical, moderno , as trilhas dele sempre tem bons coros, grandes orquestras e tem bastante percuÁ„o.

junior reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-09 00:00:00
Sou brasileiro , ť um prazer ter um compositor como John Powell em um Filme que se passa no Rio de Janeiro, Powell ť um inovador musical, moderno , as trilhas dele sempre tem bons coros, grandes orquestras e tem bastante percuÁ„o.
jnrmartin@hotmail.com.br

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-08 00:00:00
Three samples!

colosseum.de/product_info.php/info/p2407_Rio--John-Powell-.h tml

theodorek reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-04 00:00:00
thanks a lot!

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-27 00:00:00
We need samples!

MK reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-26 00:00:00
I think you can't compare these composers however Powell has proven to be one of the greatest animation composers in history of cinema.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-25 00:00:00
@Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain), Yeah, John Powell is brilliant.

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-12 00:00:00
Maybe, but honestly i see John Powell like the legendary Jerry Goldsmith. Giacchino is the successor of Williams.
Only is my opinion :__:

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
John Powell is the future John Williams. I wish it!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-05 00:00:00
More Powell ! :D

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