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You know this score can be quite good sometimes. i find myself getting really into the new themes and ideas and thinking this score really had potential.. but then the track awkwardly switches to a painfully obvious temp from AWE that doesn't make any sense any way you think about it and my eyes roll so hard it hurts.<br><br>Fantastic score, very much in the vein of Chicken Run and his other animated scores at that timeOne of the few Powell scores I still haven't heard. I remember the music working well in the movie, but I really need to listen to the whole thing separately. Any opinions on it from Powell fans?I agree. Though the album selection is pretty solid, those tracks you mentioned are definitely missing!It's criminal that Mr Charles, Strategy, and It's a Trap weren't included on the OST. I guess we did get It's a Trap as a bonus track, but it wasn't the film version.
Well with that score we got pretty lucky in term of theme suites being released, with 5 of them. I don't know for sure if there's more but I think we have it covered.Hybrid, do you know if any suites were written besides the ones that they released?“Our World” is a pretty amazing track, the “Murph” suite is also incredible just in how it gradually builds to that finale...Dust, Who's They, and Our World are other favorites, for sure. Our World is some fantastic ambient music. Before the film was released, I expected most of the score to sound like "Our World."Mountains too... The Tick Tock suite.<br><br>"Our World" is a fav' of mine too, how could they not release it ?
Coward is amazing. Ntfc is overratedDon’t forget Coward! :DI don't think Cornfield Chase is underappreciated because that is the cue everyone is talking about besides No Time for Caution and Mountains. The most underappreciated cue to me is Dust. The amount of mystery, wonder, and curiosity from that cue is amazing.The development of the music in season 2 is great.<br>Love the Westworld suite, a lot of Person of Interest in this cue :)<br>Listening With A Million Ears In the West :)
Mike, I definitely agree with you. I think that Cornfield Chase is an excellent example of Zimmer's diversity in music. It shows that He can compose themes that are adventurous and light-hearted rather than being so dark, which is quite different from a lot of his works including his other collaborations with Nolan.So everybody talks about No Time for Caution, and that is a great cue, but I think an underappreciated track from this score is Cornfield Chase. It sounds so whimsical and uplifting. It captures the wonder and fun of childhood really well. The fact that it's so driven by the pipe organ makes it even better. I love how Hans incorporated the organ into most of the tracks.Does Paul Mounsey secretly compose everything??? He seems to be involved in so many scores.Hi guys. Do you know who will compose the score of wonder woman 1984 ? Rupert again ? Or hans ?General Kenobi!
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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)
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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.

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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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