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Eh, Shore is a smart composer. He could make it work. I guess whether that's what studios think audiences want is another question entirely...Is it me or are none of the soundtracks on the website showing the sample tracks that you could listen to anymore?Have you heard that Henry Jackman will composing his music for the upcoming 2019 picture called Pokemon: Detective Pikachu?  I wonder what the film soundtrack would sound like.  Hmm...I think that Howard´s style of music doesn´t really fit to the post apocalyptic genreFor a Peter Jackson production I was expecting Howard Shore.
I listened to the score and is one of the most entertaining scores of this year. It's great to see the main theme return but there are a lot of new elements to enjoy and discover here. There were parts that kind of reminded me of Incredibles 2, like the begining of Shank. And tracks like Vanellope's March or Big Strong Man In Need of Rescue are just pure fun.<br><br>Really great score!I was this tracklist for a 3rd cd floating around, is this legit ?<br><br><br>Disc 1  <br>1.  Planet Earth II Suite  <br>2.  The Sloth<br>3.  Home To Dragons<br>4.  Albatross Dance<br>5.  Racer Snakes vs Iguanas<br>6.  Chinstrap Penguins<br>7.  Singing Indri<br>8.  Competing Hummingbirds<br>9.  Life In The Canopy<br>10. Jungle Weather<br>11. Night Crawlers<br>12. World of Bioluminescence<br>13. Wilson's Bird-of-Paradise<br>14. Something Worth Protecting<br>15. Life Without Water<br>16. Monsoon Deserts/Canyonlands<br>17. Lions vs Giraffe<br>18. The Butcher Bird<br>19. Wild Horses<br>20. Desert Nightlife/Golden Mole<br>21. Long-Eared Bat vs Scorpion<br>22. Early Morning Fog<br><br>Disc 2 <br>1.  Roof Of The World<br>2.  Peaks of North America<br>3.  The Ibex<br>4.  The Himalayas<br>5.  Flight Over Alps<br>6.  Ice Skating Flamingos<br>7.  Dancing Bears<br>8.  Tenacious Bobcat<br>9.  Garden of Ice<br>10. Snow Leopards<br>11. Savage Beauty<br>12. Nomadic Life<br>13. Hunting Buffalo Herds<br>14. The Okavango<br>15. Carmine Bee Eaters<br>16. Industrious Insects<br>17. The Great Migration<br>18. The Unnatural Habitat<br>19. Langurs of Jodhpur<br>20. Temple Gardens<br>21. Market Thieves<br>22. Illuminated<br>23. City Skylines<br>24. Starlings<br>25. Toronto Raccoons<br>26. We Are The Designers<br>27. Epilogue<br><br>Disc 3<br>1. Harvest Mouse<br>2. Jumping Widowbirds<br>3. The Red Fox<br>4. Cacti<br>5. Harris Hawks<br>6. Draco Lizard<br>7. Glass Frog vs Wasp<br>8. Galapagos<br>9.  Zavodovski Island<br>10. The Great Bower Bird  <br>11. Wels Catfish    <br>12. Frozen NightAbout his studio at RCP, is it rental or he owns the stuff? What happens to the gear when he is not around?That is probably the fairest thing anyone on this website will say about Clemmensen. :P@Anonymous<br><br>Christian Clemmensen believes that Hans Zimmer found his definitive voice back in the 1990s with scores such as Driving Miss Daisy, Rain Man, Crimson Tide, and Lion King. However, he has in reviews of later scores compared Zimmer's overly obvious chord progressions and masculinity with what the "rock ballad" did to rock-n'roll music of the '70s. To him, it's overly powerful, unsubtle, and aggressive music that appeals to the gut more than the heart or the mind. Some of Zimmer's most popular scores such as Gladiator, Pirates, and The Dark Knight he has given middling reviews for because the general sound is derivative from his earlier works, not colorful, and not creative. He also accuses Zimmer of starting a trend with overly-recycled, bombastic, masculine action music that's big on density and power and low on subtlety and personality. <br><br>I can definitely see where he's coming from, one cannot deny the similarities between Crimson Tide, Lion King, Gladiator, Pirates, Dark Knight and so forth. One also cannot deny that scores such as Dunkirk and Blade Runner 2049 qualify more as sound design than actual symphonic music (mostly). However, if he had his way, every film score would be shamelessly optimistic and flighty, all major chords (and occasionally alternating off-key), with prominent woodwinds and metallic percussion. He definitely knows what he's talking about, but he has an ideal image for film music in mind, and that very much comes through in his Zimmer reviews, some of which I think deserve much more credit than he offered (Pirates 3, Da Vinci Code, and Gladiator come to mind).
a more orchestral fury roadTom is gonna score Mortal Engines<br>What kind of sound do you expect?He has a studio at RCP but mostly work from his own home studio. His business is "Sacred Tiger Music."<br>Does Henry actually work for HZ at RCP or does he have his own film score company now like HGW?Why filmtracks always behave very Aggressive about hans zimmer and always trys to make his scores worthless ??!! Its odd for me
Aw Hell...<br><br>I guess it never did freeze over.Sorry, I should've been more specific. This is a comment I had originally posted on the Filmtracks forum, NOT from a Christian Clemmensen review. My bad.Referring to the previous comment (how did it not reply to the the previous message?)That's not the actual review. The length is a pretty big giveaway. Also, I'm fairly certain he's still given some RCP efforts some good scores.WOW....color me impressed at Filmtracks. I thought that site was anti-Zimmer in all aspects far, wide, near and dear.
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Harry Gregson-WilliamsJohn PowellJames McKee SmithSteve Jablonsky
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Chicken Run
Label: RCA Victor
Length: 62'28 (Score: 59'52)
HZimmer.com rating:        5/5
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  1. Opening Escape (3:39)
    John Powell
  2. Main Titles (3:24)
    John Powell
  3. The Evil Mrs. Tweedy (4:22)
    John Powell
  4. Rats! (1:09)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  5. Chickens Are Not Organized (1:01)
    John Powell
  6. We Need A Miracle (2:03)
    John Powell
  7. Rocky And The Circus (3:51)
    John Powell
  8. Flight Training (3:39)
    John Powell
  9. A Really Big Truck Arrives (5:56)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  10. Cocktails And Flighty Thoughts (1:58)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  11. Babs' Big Break (1:40)
    John Powell
  12. Flip Flip And Fly - Ellis Hall (2:09)
  13. Up On The Roof (3:08)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  14. Into The Pie Machine (3:10)
    John Powell
  15. Rocky‚ A Fake All Along (3:28)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  16. Building The Crate (3:32)
    John Powell
  17. The Wanderer - Dion (2:47)
  18. The Chickens Are Revolting (2:45)
    John Powell, Gavin Greenaway
  19. Lift Off (3:41)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  20. Escape To Paradise (4:59)
    John Powell, Gavin Greenaway, James McKee Smith
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Scorefan reply Replies: 5 || 2018-06-25 19:37:39
Is this true?

Sessions:
01. 1m1 Opening Escape (3:39)
02. 1m2 Main Titles (3:23)
03. 1m3 The Evil Mrs. Tweedy (4:22)
04. 1m4a First Roll Call (2:06)
05. 1m4b Edwina’s Execution (1:28)
06. 1m5 Rats (1:08)
07. 1m7a Mrs. Tweedy’s Idea (Part 1) (0:40)
08. 1m7b Mrs. Tweedy’s Bad Idea (Part 2) (0:44)
09. 1m9 Ginger’s Dream (1:14)
10. 2m6 Cocktails Flighty Thoughts (1:58)
11. 2m7 Chickens Are Not Organized (1:00)
12. 2m8 We Need A Miracle (2:02)
13. 2m9 Rocky and The Circus (3:51)
14. 2m10 Rocky Arrives (0:58)
15. 2m11 Our Way Out (0:48)
16. 2m15 Circus Truck Arrives (2:35)
17. 2m16 Sleeping With Fowler (0:35)
18. 2m17-18 Flight Training (3:39)
19. 2m18 Futile Flying (1:58)
20. 2m19-21 Pie Mach Truck (5:57)
21. 3m12 Flip Flop Fly (2:09)
22. 3m22 Our Future (1:06)
23. 3m25 Thrust (1:02)
24. 3m26a 2nd Roll (1:10)
25. 3m26b Chicken Feed (0:31)
26. 3m26x Babs Big Break (1:39)
27. 3m32a Pie Machine Starts Up (1:34)
28. 3m32b Rocky Heroic On Hanger (0:34)
29. 4m33 Into The Pie Machines (3:11)
30. 4m34 Up On The Roof (3:08)
31. 4m35a Poster (2:01)
32. 4m35b Mud Fight (1:37)
33. 4m37 Rocky A Fake All Along (3:28)
34. 5m36 Building The Crate (3:32)
35. 5m38-39 Chickens Are Rev (2:46)
36. 5m40 Lift Off (3:41)
37. 5m41 Escape To Paradise (4:59)


Hybrid Soldier2018-06-25 19:52:51
... Partially ?


Anonymous2018-06-25 21:36:36
The cues that crossfade into one another on the official album have the same length on this "session" thing. Surely that is not how "sessions" are presented like...


Mr Tweedy2018-06-26 10:28:58
Looks like a combination of the official CD and a few unreleased tracks that ended up on the internet 6-7 years ago...


Edmund Meinerts2018-06-30 14:55:03
Yeah the amount of actual new music on that thing is pretty negligible, less than 5 minutes total of short cues. A lot of what looks like new stuff here are just shorter cues that were combined for the OST (e.g. "Poster" and "Mud Fight" are the two cues that make up "Rocky, a Fake All Along"). Unless you're desperate for clean beginnings/endings, these are the only tracks that actually contain new material:

Ginger's Dream (a nice soft take on the main theme by HGW I think)
Our Way Out
Our Future
2nd Roll (only the last 30 seconds)
Chicken Feed

It's definitely not a true sessions leak. But the album was already very comprehensive as it is and the movie's only 84 minutes long, so I doubt we're missing much (if anything).


Hybrid Soldier2018-06-30 18:03:24
Note in the soundtrack, "Into the Pie Machine" is the Powell alternate (used in the film) of the middle section of HGW's "A Really Big Truck Arrives".

So the release has both the film cue & the alternate.

Edmund Meinerts reply Replies: 4 || 2013-11-17 15:21:00
How come there are some guys like Jablonsky and Zanelli who are listed as additionals here, but don't have any cues credited to them?


Frisbee2013-11-17 16:34:20
Two possibilities:

1) The parts they wrote didn't make it to the album program, or

2) It is known that these guys did write some music for this film, but the exact cues are not known.


Edmund Meinerts2013-11-17 16:42:36
Not sure about #1, because I honestly don't think there's much more music in the film than there is on this album.


Mike2013-11-19 04:15:54
Perhaps they did source music not included here...I know that was what Zanelli did on Antz.


Mr Tweedy2013-11-19 22:24:11
Actually Edmund there are a few tracks in the film that didn't make it to the album (5 minutes or so I think).
This could be an explanation. Perhaps some additional composers just helped here and there but didn't earn credits because their contribution was meager too much ?

I don't remember if there was any source music in the film apart from "The Wanderer" (that was not composed by the score team, of course).

MacArthur reply Replies: 1 || 2013-08-11 19:30:05
I Kinda Sounds Like the Great Escape Theme by Elmer Bernstein


Edmund Meinerts2013-08-11 22:40:22
Well, considering the movie is essentially The Great Escape except with chickens, I think that was the general idea. ;)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2013-06-25 07:55:05
So then, I take it JP was the primary guy here?

Ele reply Replies: 1 || 2009-12-16 00:00:00
There's mistake. Geoff Zanelli did not write additional music here.


Mike2013-04-10 04:59:28
Apparently he did. The film is listed on his site.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2012-12-28 09:26:05
Steve Jablonsky worked on this score! Wow!

FunnyML reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-12 00:00:00
According to the film's credits sequence, Geoff Zanelli actually did an additional cue.

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-25 00:00:00
New Actualist!!!!! John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams is the best DUO. Yes, and with Hans Zimmer too.!

Opening Escape - Main Title - The Evil Mrs.Tweedy - Chickens Are not Organized - Flight Training -
A Really Big Truck Arrives - Cocktalis and Flighty Thoughts - Into the Pie Machine -
Building the Crate - The Chickens Are Revolting - Lift Off - Escape to Paradise !!!! 12 of 20 Goods!!

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-28 00:00:00
Opening Escape - Main Titles - A really Big Truck Arrives - Into the Pie Machine - Building the Crate - Chickens Are Revolting - Lift Off & Escape to Paradise!
The best!!

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-19 00:00:00
This audible band is especially good, very varied and wonderful. The by that? The name of the two authors explains it all, loves me this duo. My favourite songs of here are:
Opening Escapes, Main Titles, A Really Big Truck Arrives, Building the Crate, The Chickens Are Revolting, LIFT OFF & Escape to Paradise.

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-24 00:00:00
Amazing score!

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-23 00:00:00
Go Hans Zimmer? Excuse me?

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-10-24 00:00:00
Great score for an amazingly made movie. Go Aardman. Go Hans Zimmer. Go life!

Ant reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-13 00:00:00
Heh, the kazoos are just the cherry on top!

Peter Mandelson reply Replies: 0 || 2005-01-09 00:00:00
Great score for a great film!

John Mason reply Replies: 0 || 2005-01-09 00:00:00
My excitement just couldn.t be contained when I heard that Chicken Run was being scored by Gregson-Williams/Powell after their amazing collaboration on Antz. I knew we were all in for a treat!
I heard somewhere that main title music is a good way of telling how good the rest of the score is going to be and this is no exception. The "--Opening Escape"-- and "--Main Titles"-- tracks are seven minutes of sheer excitement. The music could be easily inserted into any old-fashioned war movie like 'The Great Escape' (which the film and music obviously parodies).
The introduction of the Mrs Tweedy character, which is gloriously placed in track 3, is at first ominous and then sad to accompany the execution of a fellow chicken.
There are many other sad, heartfelt cues in the score such as "--We Need A Miracle, "--Up On The Roof"-- and "--Rocky, A Fake All Along"--.
There are also many other action filled tracks (tracks 14 and 16).
I almost forgot to mention the kazoos - they are great. They provide a perfect comical feel to the score whilst preventing it from becoming too serious.
There are two songs on the album, one existing and one original - which is very enjoyable.

A great collaboration between the two composers who will continue to produce, interesting and exciting scores for years to come.

***** out of *****

Mr.Tweedy reply Replies: 0 || 2004-12-07 00:00:00
Certainement l'oeuvre la plus aboutie écrite par John Powell et Harry Gregson-Williams.
Les deux compositeurs ont réalisé un travail excellent pour ce film des studios Aardman, déjà créateurs des courts "--Wallace &-- Gromit"--.
L'humour est omniprésent et les différents thèmes sont recherchés, et d'une énergie rare.
Du "--Main Titles"-- au "--Building the Crate"-- survitaminé, pas une seule seconde de musique n'ennuie l'auditeur. Même les deux chansons ("--Flip Flop and Fly"-- &-- "--The Wanderer"--) s'inscrive parfaitement dans le contexte.
L'utilisation des kazoos donne un son nasillard très drôle, en guise d'identité sonore de la bande originale.

Une petite perle que tous les fans de Powell et Gregson-Williams se doivent d'avoir dans leur collection. Magnifique.

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