Soundtrack Album Produced by Steve Jablonsky & Alex Gibson Executive Soundtrack Album Producer: Michael Bay Executive Soundtrack Album Producer for Paramount Pictures: Randy Spendlove Executive Soundtrack Album Producer for Varese Sarabande: Robert Townson Soundtrack Album Coordinator: Jason Richmond Score Mixed by Jeff Biggers Music Editor: Alex Gibson Ambient Music Design: Clay Duncan Music Mix Assistant: Lori Castro Score Mixed at Arata Music, Santa Monica, CA
Mastered by Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA
The composer would like to thank: Michael Bay, Ian Bryce, Donald De Line, Matthew Cohan, Scott Gardenhour, Bob Badami, Randy Spendlove, Tom Muldoon, Joel Negron, Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl, Calvin Wimmer, Jeff Haboush, Greg Russell, Scott Milan, Pat Sandston, Andrew Form, Brad Fuller, Katia Lewin Jablonsky,
Lucy Jablonsky, Jon Jablonsky, Sam Schwartz, Michael Gorfaine, Cheryl Tiano, Maria Machado, & everyone at Paramount Pictures, Bay Films & Arata Music.
Paramount would like to thank: Mary Jo Braun, Dan Butler, Eric Caldwell, Sheryl Carlin, Denise Carver, Jennifer Cornett, Jayne Edwards, Adam Ehrlich, Robert Gasper, David Gueringer, Jerome Hill, Steven Lundy, Elise Mann, Liz McNicoll, Aron Pinsky, Jennifer Schiller, Kim Seiniger, Susan Siering, Linda Springer, Hallie Volman, Eric Ybanez
Release date : 05/07/13
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My expectations for this score was really little, for the thematic of the movie, the fact of I don't trust completly on Steve Jablonsky, but this score was a surprise for good, isn't an excellent score, but is funny and even cool
I didn't really expect anything from that score but... it's really great for those liking electro stuff like Tron, Oblivion or TF3...
Some very very cool highlights =>
I'm Big / I Believe In Fitness (the same theme) Definitely Guys Run Him Over (:O) Doyle
Excellent stuff ! :)
Hybrid, how did you listen to it? If i'm not wrong you're not living in the US... I'm searching for it everywhere but can't find it.
I love both synth music and orchestral music, and this one is one great synth soundtrack, it gives emotion and synths usually don't. Really enjoying this one, reminds me of Mass Effect sometimes.
Worth a listen if you like synths and Jablonsky score, if you don't like synths, don't expect any big stuff like in previous scores of Steve.
Agree. This is classy music, i'm sure it complements perfectly Michael Bay's strong visual style. Makes me want to watch the movie... unfortunately it's not out before August in Europe :'(
Trent Easton Navarro
Wasn't really sure what to expect from this one. But just listened to it and I really dig it. Jablonsky's best in quite some time
I really like this score by Steve, not masterpice, but very cool
Du Bois is goood track!!!!
Piss poor effort from jablonsky. I was expecting him to at least make an effort of something new unlike to two transformer sequels he composed. C'mon steve your better than this!
maybe michael bay didn't want anything better
Sorry guys but this is a small movie, what were you expecting? A bombastic epic score? Imo Jablonsky did exactly what the movie needed: a modern ambient score that's at times very cool almost hip-hop, at times angry and savage.
@al bundy. That's exactly why all of his movies have got worse since ''the rock'
You mean The Island, Transformers or Armageddon sucks?!, wtf
Well.....yeah. His films may have the action value but c'mon they are as poor as a bum.
I'm big is about to be the next theme for any movie trailers ;)
run over him is freaking awesome. I like buckle up too. halfway through the album, it's really great.
the movie itself is really funny, crazy frankly one of the best movie from Bay (and i'm a disappointed, "old" fan of MB -Bad Boys 1 and The Rock are amazing).
A lot of synthie in this score... not sure if I like this but I expected more. Got it from iTunes btw.
Ok after listening a couple times, also with my headphones, I like it more. Steve put a lot of small, tiny synthie sounds in every track (most of them you can only hear with headphones). Although it's just synthie, Steve did a good job to do the best he could. Track "Doyle" really got me :)
ps: Some sounds remain me to Harry Gregson-Williams.
Cant say I agree with this score. This sounds like every track is the Sam Witwicky cue from Transformers...Its already out on Itunes.
Oh well...Gotta pass on this one.
I can't disagree more! I listened to the 26 snippets and found it looked very nice and adapted to the tone of the movie. Did you listen to the full album? I can't find it since it's only available in the US...
Sam Witwicky tone?, that's no make any sense men
Where did you find this on iTunes? I don't see it anywhere.
US store only...
I live in Chicago. I typed in Steve Jablonsky and it doesn't show up in his list of albums. I also typed in "Pain & Gain" and it didn't come up there either.
Will this be on iTunes any earlier than May 7th? I'd like it before the film opens on Friday...usually that's when an OST is released. I really want this one :(
Does anyone happen to have it yet? Or is there even a tracklist anywhere? Why do I feel like we're gonna get the same treatment as DotM. The film opens in (technically) 3 days (Thursday 10PM screenings is the new midnight) and we have no info. I'd like some info if possible, please! Thanks
Varese says digital release by next Tuesday, perhaps sooner :)
Found this in a Pain&Gain review, a little taste of Jablonsky's work:
"The first hour or so of Pain and Gain is incredibly off-putting. (...) The score, by composer Steve Jablonsky, feels like it never ends. Seemingly each and every scene has a constant, almost club-like beat over it, giving the on-screen action an urgency it doesn’t really warrant. (...) After about an hour or so, Bay’s wild visuals and Jablonsky’s score sync up with the story, which devolves into a weird, entertaining amalgamation of Pulp Fiction, Very Bad Things and Bad Boys."
That doesn't sound ultra promising, but it also doesn't really tell us much. I've been disappointed in Jablonsky lately, but we'll just have to see how this turns out.
Is in Itunes, check it
US iTunes only :( Samples are cool. I can already say that Jablonsky tried something different :)
I hope are better than Mazzaro's Bullet to the Head
So, no news yet on a release date, or cover, or samples or something? The film ain't that far away.
Really wanna know what he'll do here, he gets more working freedom with Bay so he can do anything he wants.
Just saw the date, silly me :P
More working freedom? I'd argue the opposite. It's on the Bay movies that Jablonsky's scores tend to expose a lot of temp track love (Gladiator in The Island, King Arthur and Batman Begins in TF1, Angels and Demons in TF2, The Last Samurai, Inception, The Dark Knight and Mind Heist in TF3...). I like all of those scores but I certainly wouldn't say he was able to do anything he wanted!
Jablonsky tends to do best when he's on movies that have nothing to do with Bay, but still let him stretch his thematic/action muscles: Steamboy, Your Highness and to a lesser extent D-War (although that one still has a lot of temp love from The Last Samurai). Unfortunately he doesn't seem to get many chances to write that kind of thing these days... :/
But yet Jablonsky is the only one that keeps offering us the classical 2000's Zimmer sound we all loved :)
It's still the same though, when Jablonsky enters animation business, it features a lot of similarities to those of John Powell's or Harry Gregson Williams's, especially in theirs '98-'01 era style.
His Steamboy score, allthough great, still bears a lot of that resemblance. One can simply hear Powell's Paycheck, Williams's Sinbad, or Powell/Williams's Antz in it, especially that timpani/ drums, and violas progressions. But because i'm a big fan of Powell's, that doesnt disturb me at all.
Jablonsky's Your Highness also bears similarities to Zimmer's Spirit and POTC.
Well Jablonsky did work on Antz and did a large part of Spirit, and worked on POTC 1... :P
@Ds, up until a couple of years ago I'd agree with you...he's one of the few that continues to write the good old power anthems! But Battleship and Gears of War: Judgment seem to indicate he's veering away from that mold into something a lot more electronic and noisy and sound-design-based, and I really hope he doesn't keep going in that direction.
@aldan, I do agree with you about the Powell/Gregson-Williams comparisons, but if you're going to imitate anyone in MV/RC, those two are a really good place to start, so I'm not the least bit disturbed either! :)
MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)
Certain article from Variety says Jablonsky no recives no indication about his scores with Bay, temp-tracking? i don't think so.
And working with Berg, he imposed in that style Battleship
Trent Easton Navarro
@MrZimmerFan (Fan from Spain)
So how would you explain that "It's Our Fight" sounds very similar to Mind Heist? Or "My Name Is Lincoln" and "Now We Are Free"? (to name just a few examples)
Hybrid, do you know if Jablonsky will score the next Peter Berg movie (Lone Survivor)?