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Yep. He will be in Nightwing's next solo movie<br>I think we all agree, Lorne Balfe is getting better and better, he's working at the speed of light and handles many different genres. Plus, he seems to be a very cool person. I'm really happy he got there, and I believe he'll be getting some major movies in the next few years (Terminator Genysis, Geostorm & Ghost in the Shell don't count, they were predicted failures undergoing a damage control process).<br><br>But anyway, I think his best solo score is still Home.Maybe there is a big surprise and Disc 2 is different from the actual release. If you look at the download files you see 01-01 to 01-24. I think Disc 2 must be named 02-01, 02-02...etc.Can I ask why there is no page made for The Nut Job 2 by Heitor Pereira?I'm not upset, nor am I disinterested in Balfe's work. Don't get me wrong. I welcome any and all discussion! But there's a difference between "discussion" and "blind fanboy gushing", and I've seen way more of the latter here this year than the former.
Have to agree because if you havenít an interest in Lorneís work then just donít goto his films topics ! Either way I like the suite here good old school MVIf you have an issue with Balfe simply donít click on Geostorm etc! Just ignore it . God knows why Edmund gets so upset !!!! You donít have to read the postsThis is already a much more interesting conversation than all the blind praise that was being spilled earlier. Thanks guys! :DEverybody is free to love whatever music they want, but I agree that the Balfe praise is a bit over the top. I mean I saw a comment that said that all of Balfe's scores from 2017 were the best of their genre which I think is over the top. I mean nothing against Balfe, he's a very good composer, but I just don't think he deserves all that praise about him being the best.Anything, @LP. I myself have spent several hours of my life listening Balfe's work and, of course, commenting here.<br><br>It's okay to get on a page and say "this is the best score of all ages" or "this is the worst shit I've ever heard", as long as this behavior is restricted to a minority who has make the mistake of making this kind of comment because not listened to many jobs of the same composer or of other composers or who do not respect his efforts to carry out the work.<br><br>
> Waymann - Ramin did good work on A Mountain Between us.  Completely atypical of his recent outputs, and showed more range.  It is rooted a bit in his work on Hans' rom-com scores (i.e. The Holiday) and sounds excellent overall.Just wondering, why would anyone have an issue with people who go into a Lorne Balfe soundtrack page to rave about the work of Lorne Balfe?I'm not saying that I don't like his music, because I really do, but I think there are also a lot of composers this year that have created amazing scores and they don't get the same talk. Let's mention Ramin Djawadi for The Mountain Between Us, Benjamin Wallfisch for A Cure For Wellness and It, and even outside of RCP like Giacchino with his fantastic War for the Planet of the Apes, Beltrami with The Snowman or the recent Ragnarok by Mothersbaugh (well, this does not belong in this page, so I understand why there is no talk about him).<br>And I repeat that I like Balfe, but not everything he does is perfect, and for example this, I don't consider it too original, because it reminds me to a lot of older scores. And for example, from Balfe I think one of the best was Churchill, and that didn't get much talk or praise neither.I do not think anyone here is hurting because another composer besides of the HZ - JP - HGW triad is being well received by the audience. Well, I agree that this behavior in any session regardless of who the composer is, is very uncomfortable. But we have to understand that each an of the RCP guys has its glory days. Balfe is conquering his. The problem is the proportions of compliments. Many people liked PoTc 5 (best RCP score of the year in my opinion, of course), for example, many also hated, the justifications were many, but the discussion was balanced. If you enter on the forum of  any score of any composer you find diverse but balanced opinions, what is missing in the forums about Balfe scores is this balance. Nothing against the growth of his popularity or the reception of his scores, only the judgments that seem a little too exaggerated. It's even a little weird.Due to Edmund getting upset !!!! Iím scared to ask about if anyone knows about The Florida Project ????
How pathietic that it bothers some ,that some of us are excited about another composers music. Get a life people. Balfe has become a great composer this year so give him a break . If you donít like it , you can find another forumI agree, I'm shocked no one is talking about how great Ramin Djawadi's score is for The Mountain Between Us. Much better than this new Lorne Balfe score, I'm mean really, this Geostorm score is just a constant reminder to other scores from RCP from the past. Nothing original here. Only the track May Day is memorable.I like it too but I don't understand why this thread is full of slobbering fanboys while nobody is talking about, say, Kingsman 2 which is just as good. I don't want to stop anyone talking about his music but did we really need every day this year for someone to go "oh my god I can't wait for Lorne to release another unreleased cue from Ghost in the Shell"? It doesn't contribute anything meaningful and makes this site look even more like a YouTube comments section than it already does.Your right Edmund ..... how dare we take about any other composer apart from Zimmer or John Powell!  Thankfully your point of view is in the minority. There is obviously a reason why he is one of the busiest composers . Geostorm isnít original BUT itís great music and I like it at leastI couldn't agree with you more JBSO99. I don't know what's up this year because a ton of Balfe fanboys seem to have crawled out of the woodwork. He's having a very solid year but people are acting like every score he puts out is a masterpiece or something, which...nah.
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Rio 2
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  1. 20th Century Fox Fanfare (Rio 2 Samba Version) (0:24)
  2. Batucada Pagode (1:35)
  3. Over The Falls (featuring Milton Nascimento) (3:39)
  4. Breakfast In Rio (3:08)
  5. Fireworks On The Roof (featuring UAKTI) (1:27)
  6. Traveling Family (1:59)
  7. Sideshow Freaks (featuring UAKTI) (3:08)
  8. Stalking The Ferry (2:06)
  9. River Boat To The Loggers (featuring Carlinhos Brown & UAKTI) (2:59)
  10. Escorted To The Clan (featuring UAKTI & Barbatuques) (5:40)
  11. Up Carla's Monkey (featuring UAKTI) (2:15)
  12. Spider Invite (featuring UAKTI & Barbatuques) (2:46)
  13. Humans Are Longer Than They Told Me (featuring UAKTI) (2:23)
  14. Tongue-apult To Blu's Nightmare (2:08)
  15. Red Bullies (featuring UAKTI) (3:19)
  16. Tantrums Lead to Explosions (featuring UAKTI) (3:42)
  17. Lollipops Are Bad For Your Teeth (featuring Milton Nascimento, UAKTI, & Barbatuques) (3:55)
  18. Battle For The Heart Of The Forest (4:45)
  19. Romeo And Julietís Unfortunate Demise (featuring UAKTI & Barbatuques) (3:52)
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Brent reply Replies: 3 || 2014-04-23 23:23:56
Interesting development: filmmusicreporter.com/2014/04/23/john-powell-to-take-break-f rom-film-music-to-compose-concert-music/


Hybrid Soldier2014-04-24 00:01:22
Well I don't think he's taking another break...

It's still the continuity of his 2012 decision to step back... Rio 2 & HTTYD 2 being some kind of parenthesis... If he has a project he cares about, he'll score it... But like I said before, don't expect him to go berserk scoring 7 films a year and saying yes to everything, like in the past... Far from it...


Anonymous2014-04-24 05:49:32
Of all the film composers I know, Powell was one of the few I did not want to step aside.


Anonymous2014-04-24 05:57:03
So, he is not returning for Dragon 3 Or Kung fu Panda 3?

Ds reply Replies: 4 || 2014-04-22 15:58:58
Big interview with John Powell about his career here:

empireonline.com/features/john-powell-career


Anonymous2014-04-22 17:51:10
Good read! Thanks for the share!


Ds2014-04-22 21:11:11
Yeah, it's a really interesting and funny interview. Interviews of him aren't that frequent, so I enjoyed it twice more!


isildur2014-04-22 22:07:33
Cheers :)


trent easton navarro2014-04-23 14:04:15
"Thatís why film music is getting terribly uninteresting. Itís a snake sucking its own cock. Everything sounds like The Dark Knight if it is big and epic. Everything sounds like Bourne Identity if it is small and spy-y."

Hard to disagree with this one.

The rest of the interview was also very interesting.

aldan reply Replies: 0 || 2014-04-09 08:29:20
Heard this score,.....

One thing to say: a true comeback!

The score in Rio 2 is nothing but inventive, engaging, and fun.

Yes it's animated movie, and you may expect some mickey-mousing here and there, but the Powellness is still there and improving. The orchestration is highly advanced, the previous themes are smartly arranged (in some you might hear a new theme on the fact that is the old theme).

Having said that, this score still doesnt reach the level of HTTYD, Mars, Robots, and other Powell's animated score( blame the movie i guess), but it ranks one of the highest in Powell's sequel score

Standout cue: "battle for the heart of the forest" and perhaps "bola viva" (from song album)

This score makes me even believe what a mighty score HTTYD 2 will turn out to be

Ds reply Replies: 3 || 2014-04-05 17:48:29
I saw it today, it is such a joy to watch a movie scored by John Powell. Big smile on my face!


Lambegue2014-04-05 20:45:18
Is this as good a score as everybody here seems to hope ?


Pablo Reyes2014-04-05 21:08:06
I'm sure the score will be a masterpiece. Is the movie any good, though?


Ds2014-04-05 21:50:52
I'd say that both movie and score are on par with the 1st one. They are funny, sunny and colourful. More particularly, this score is a very enjoyable, light and playful listening experience. Especially if you were missing John Powell :-)

But the real beast everyone's waiting for is, of course, How to train your dragon 2!

J. A. J. reply Replies: 3 || 2014-03-26 04:22:37
Track lengths can now be seen on Soundtrack dot net.

Also, the song album is out now, and having heard it, I can happily say that Powell plays a pretty big part in the arrangements of many of the songs.


Pablo Reyes2014-03-26 23:30:19
Agreed.


Pablo Reyes2014-03-30 18:30:41
The Bola Viva track from the album has Powell written all over it.


J. A. J.2014-03-31 02:49:45
The songs are pretty much necessary if one wants a complete presentation of Powell's work. Hopefully, the song album will eventually get shown on this site.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 18 || 2014-03-21 00:10:37
He has finally returned... lol


Edmund Meinerts2014-03-21 00:25:50
This is mostly an appetizer to the main course of HTTYD2, but hopefully it will be a very nice one. I can't even begin to say how much I've missed John Powell over the last nearly-two years.


Paul2014-03-21 01:08:12
Loving what I'm hearing on those samples! Glad to have our boy back!


Pablo Reyes2014-03-21 01:57:26
What samples? I'm dying to hear the score! I absolutely adore Powell's music and it's incredible how happy I am to have him back.


Paul2014-03-21 02:30:50
Here:

filmmusicreporter.com/2014/03/20/rio-2-score-album-preview/


Pablo Reyes2014-03-21 02:59:29
Many thanks! The samples are a masterpiece! Can't wait to hear the full score!


Brent2014-03-21 07:31:47
Yes! He's finally back. I'm so glad that I get to enjoy an old fashioned Powell score. I've missed that the past couple of years.

Now, when Gregson-Williams returns, I'll be one happy guy.


Hybrid Soldier2014-03-21 08:35:02
Harry is doing Antoine Fuqua's next movie...


And well, as for live action for JP, I don't think it's gonna happen anytime soon... He carefully choose to score what he wants now... And he loves animation...


Leo2014-03-21 08:42:38
Don't forget the new video game, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Hopefully it gets a release. :P


Saurabh2014-03-21 08:47:02
As much as I love JP's animation stuff, which no doubt is awesome, it's his live action stuff that I'm missing the most. He adds this unique propulsion to the action with the Middle eastern and Indian(sometimes almost Bollywood-esque) drums like in Bourne, Mr and Mrs. Smith, Jumper,etc which seems to be somewhat missing in the current action scene. It's JP's this signature style that I miss sorely in live action.


Hybrid Soldier2014-03-21 09:09:04
Well what came out of Green Zone is probably not encouraging him to return to that... lol


Saurabh2014-03-21 09:24:02
I think anyone who works with Greengrass won't have anything encouraging to tell. Like Cillian said in Inception, " We didn't have many 'meaningful' experiences together." lol

Here's hoping JP crushes it with HTTYD2.


Lambegue2014-03-21 10:09:56
At last !
On this one I won't listen to samples, I'll just wait until I can hear the full album...


Pablo Reyes2014-03-21 18:17:07
What's wrong with Green Zone? The Attack And Chase cue is really good and exciting! As Saurabh said, anything by the man is as precious as gold. But that's just my opinion.


Lambegue2014-03-21 18:27:01
I think that Hybrid's commentary isn't refering to the quality of the score itself, but to the working process between Powell and Greengrass.


Pablo Reyes2014-03-21 20:15:34
Oh yeah, I see how that could be misinterpreted. What happened between Powell and Greengrass?


Ds2014-03-21 20:18:15
It's funny that you guys are speaking about John Powell, I just re-listened to "Bim Bam Smash" from The Bourne Supremacy, what an awesome action cue!!


Hybrid Soldier2014-03-21 20:25:20
Well he had to re-write Green Zone several times ?

When he understood the mess he was in on Captain Phillips, HZ called John Powell who probably had a good laugh telling him "don't do it"... I guess it says it all...


Jon2014-03-22 15:09:26
Samples sound great! Can't wait!

Saurabh reply Replies: 2 || 2014-03-21 04:54:01
I won't say he finally returned unless it's something live action. But anything by the man is as precious as gold.


Edmund Meinerts2014-03-21 13:04:18
Powell does some of his best work in animated movies, and they give him scope to write expansive, stylish music that often doesn't exist in a live-action movie. I never understand why some people feel the need to look down on animated flicks when, really, they probably offer a much better canvas to composers than most action movies. Just look at the wildly varying difference in quality in Henry Jackman's works...


Paul2014-03-21 18:00:06
Exactly. And didn't Hybrid just say Powell isn't really interested in live action at this point? I'm sure he'll do some for his friends, but it would be interesting if he took an animated picture outside of the US industry.

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