Score Includes Interpolations of Music from "Favo De Mel" by Sergio Mendes, John Powell, Carlinhos Brown, & Mikael Mutti, & "Batucada Familia" by Carlinhos Brown, Sergio Mendes, & John Powell
Music Composed & Produced by John Powell
Featured Performance by Carlinhos Brown, Milton Nascimento, Barbatuques & UAKTI
UAKTI: Marco Antonio, Artur Andres, Decio Ramos & Paulo Santos Barbatuques: Fernando Barba, Renato Epstein, Helo Ribeiro, Flavia Maia, Dani Zulu & Giba Alves
Executive Music Producer: Sergio Mendes Score Conducted by Jose Serebrier (yes, THE Jose Serebrier)
Score Contractor: Gina Zimmitti Assistant Score Contractor: Whitney Martin Concert Master: Bruce Dukov Vocal Contractor: Edie Lehmann Boddicker Music Preparation: Mark Graham, JoAnn Kane Music Service
Orchestrators: John Ashton Thomas, Rick Giovinazzo, Andrew Kinney, Randy Kerber, Mark Graham, Nicholas Pike, Jose Serebrier, Germaine Franco, Dave Metzger, Jeff Atmajian, Brad Dechter, Victor Pesavento & Greg Jamrok Additional Music, Midi Orchestration, Arranging & Programming by Paul Mounsey & Anthony Willis Additional Midi Orchestration, Arranging & Programming by Germaine Franco Recorded & Mixed by Brad Haehnel Additional Recording & Mixing by John Traunwieser Music Recorded at The Newman Scoring Stage & 5 Cat Studios
Newman Stage Crew: Recordist: Tim Lauber ; Engineer: Denis St. Amand Stage Managers: Tom Steel & Damon Tedesco Mixed at 5 Cat Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Scoring Editor: David Channing Digital Recordists: Kevin Globerman & Erik Swanson Music Editor: Tom Carlson Digital Score Production: Beth Caucci & Victor Chaga Composer Max Tools by John Crooks Additional Composer Max Tools & Sound Programming by Michael Matthews Music Production Assistants: Michael Srisuwan, Michael Nisbet, Andrew Jordan, Michael Christofi, Brandon Cudequest & John Aspinall Mastered by Pat Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Performed by The Hollywood Studio Symphony 5 Cat Choral: Edie Lehmann Boddicker, Beth Anderson, Bill Cantos, Elin Carlson, Randy Crenshaw, Monique Donnelly, Clydene Jackson, Kudisan Kai, Paul Mounsey, Fletcher Sheridan, Suzanne Waters, Karaka May Williams & Joseph Williams Guitarists: Marcel Camargo, George Doering, Kleber Jorge & Roberto Montero Flute Solos: Pedro Eustache Percussion Designer: Carlinhos Brown Brazilian Percussion: Leo Costa & Felipe Fraga Accordion Solos: Nick Ariondo Trombone Solos: Garrett Smith
Soundtrack Album Producer: John Powell Executive in Charge of Music for Twentieth Century Fox: Danielle Diego Business Affairs for Twentieth Century Fox: Tom Cavanaugh Music Production Supervised for Twentieth Century Fox: Rebecca Morellato Music Clearance for Twentieth Century Fox: Ellen Ginsburg Music Manager for Twentieth Century Fox: Johnny Choi
This album is dedicated to Melinda Lerner & Oliver Powell
John Powell would like to thank,
Carlos Saldanha, Sergio Mendes, Carlinhos Brown, John Donkin, Bruce Anderson, Vanessa Morrison, Danielle Diego, Rebecca Morellato, Johnny Choi, Jo Ann Orgel, Brianne Porcaro, Siedah Garrett, Kristin Chenoweth, Janelle Monae, Nate Wonder, Chuck Lightning, Roman GianArthur, Anne Hathaway, Jemaine Clement, Harry Hitner, Tom Carlson, Gracinha LePorace, Marco Antonio, Artur Andres, Decio Ramos & Paulo Santos
Milton Nascimento, Marisa Monte, Maria Gadu, Hermeto Pascoal, Jose Serebrier, Fernando Barba, Andre Hosoi, Renato Epstein, Flavia Maia, Dani Zulu, Helo Ribeiro, Giba Alves, Seu Jorge, Tonino Horto, Ricardo Vogt, Randy Rogel, Yoni Brenner, Taura Stinson, Brad Haehnel, Frank Wolf, Randy Thom, Jeremy Bowker, Cassiano Vitorino, Laura Engel, Richard Kraft, Dr. Decio Rangel, Dr. Chester Griffiths & Family, Edu, Karin & Patrick Mattheis
Bob Hunt, Betty Bennett, Danny Haikin, Paul J. de Benedictis, Maarten Spruijt, Tammy Shea, Jeff Petersen, Erica McDaniel, Nathan Eames, Howard Sherman, Derrick Helmlich, Kim Pfluger, Anthony Gordon, Andrew Wild, Rich Nevers, Tom Graham, Mariana Montague, Mark Venezia, Andrew Pask, David Zicarelli, & Sam Estes
Release date : 04/08/2014
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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...
Of all the film composers I know, Powell was one of the few I did not want to step aside.
So, he is not returning for Dragon 3 Or Kung fu Panda 3?
Big interview with John Powell about his career here:
Good read! Thanks for the share!
Yeah, it's a really interesting and funny interview. Interviews of him aren't that frequent, so I enjoyed it twice more!
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"That’s why film music is getting terribly uninteresting. It’s 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.
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
I saw it today, it is such a joy to watch a movie scored by John Powell. Big smile on my face!
Is this as good a score as everybody here seems to hope ?
I'm sure the score will be a masterpiece. Is the movie any good, though?
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!
Many thanks! The samples are a masterpiece! Can't wait to hear the full score!
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.
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...
Don't forget the new video game, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain. Hopefully it gets a release. :P
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.
Well what came out of Green Zone is probably not encouraging him to return to that... lol
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.
At last ! On this one I won't listen to samples, I'll just wait until I can hear the full album...
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.
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.
Oh yeah, I see how that could be misinterpreted. What happened between Powell and Greengrass?
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!!
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...
I won't say he finally returned unless it's something live action. But anything by the man is as precious as gold.
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...
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.