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I seriously don't understand why they didn't do two separate releases like most musicals do (La La Land comes to mind - perfect release). <br><br>A soundtrack album and a score album. No missing tracks, no fuss. And optional 2-CD set containing both.<br><br>Instead, they went with a soundtrack album with some of the score and another song album for whatever reason that is lol.The second half of the new "Elephant Graveyard" is basically note for note "I Was Just Trying to Be Brave" from the 1994 version as well, just with a few changes in orchestrationThis is only HGW's score, a good chunk of it was rejected.Wonder if it will take 20 years for an official complete score XD Not to mention any unofficial leaks (it took a long time to even get that for the original film). TBH, I'd prefer a proper release of any score any day of the week.<br><br>To answer the question above me: Mostly it's new material using the same themes from 1994, though if my interpretation the OST is correct, the hyenas and Timon and Pumbaa get new themes. The only true 'copies' of music from 1994 are Circle of Life and Remember, but even then, they are at least partially-new recordings.Do we know who wrote what?
Is it all material from 1994 or is it new 2019 score?I confirm I'm back from it, there's quite a bit of unreleased score.Well, now we have somebody who's seen it (and yes, it's out in some countries today), we know for certain.<br><br>I wouldn't expect anything official any time soon unless Zimmer wants to release a second CD.I absolutely love Kai’s theme in this score, there are so many cool variations that weren’t on the initial album. Hans and Co. really stepped up their game here. I don’t feel the temp as heavily here as KFP2 (which is still an amazing sequel score).Saw the film today, there is a LOT of music missing.
As stupid as this film is, you can tell Tom probably had fun working on it. The music is so over the top, it just goes nuts all the way through.This is one of those scores that I have really warmed up to since it’s release. The emotional stuff for Alita works really well in context and her “Hero Theme” gets some great development (the way it culminates in “Epilogue” is incredible). Also really love the “Motorball” stuff. <br><br>After seeing the film I think the only substantial music not on the album is “Motorball Plan” and “Alita’s Revenge Pt. 1”. The end credits piece I’m guessing is edited from the Full Motorball Suite.Hybrid, did Lorne actually do a lot of writing on this one or is he just being credited for the theme?We've had this argument before, almost any score can fit in a film. But what separates the mediocre composers from the best is the ability to make great music that works on its own, outside of the film. <br><br>Hans has had a lot of work lately that hasn't been doing that, and it's the reason people want him to work with orchestra again and produce is 2000s, late 90s type of style. Because those scores, for whatever problems they had, they felt distinct, memorable (for the most part), and easily could have been enjoyed away from the film.<br><br>Good scores have themes and ideas that both enhance the film, and enhance the listener's experience. Music like Dunkirk, Inferno, or Widows just feel like shallow and empty committee scores that the studio/directors didn't want too much thought put into. "Ah just write one main theme, and fill in the rest with electronics, Hans, it'll be fine!"Hahahahaha well I’m glad he got the credit then :D
I absolutely disagree with you saying Widows is a terrible score. It may not be great on album, but the music fits very well with the film.Actually, I think he only gets credits cause he is the guy... whistling ! :PElectric violinJust out of curiosity... what instrument is playing when Liv and Ben are running towards each other at the end? (Long Distance Goodbye/Landing? I love that instrument!And I’m guessing Neill Blomkamp contributed somehow to the “We Own This Sky” theme that pops up throughout...
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Harry Gregson-WilliamsStephanie EconomouAlastair KingAl Clay
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The Meg
Label: WaterTower Music
Length: 51'04
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  1. Sub Disaster (4:16)
  2. Mana One (1:32)
  3. A New World (4:57)
  4. Jonas Descends (3:12)
  5. Prehistoric Species (2:41)
  6. Toshi's Sacrifice (2:33)
  7. Non-Extinct (1:46)
  8. Meiying Explores (2:24)
  9. Even The Score (2:10)
  10. Tracker (2:42)
  11. Shark Cage (3:52)
  12. You Saved Me (0:56)
  13. Dr. Zhang (2:35)
  14. We Have A Plan (1:20)
  15. Pippin (0:43)
  16. Beach Attack (2:48)
  17. Jonas Vs Meg (5:56)
  18. To Our Friends (4:41)
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Knight reply Replies: 1 || 2019-04-21 17:29:37
The only credit that I've found for Stephanie on this one is Shark Cage. It's literally the only cue with her name on it on both BMI and GEMA.


KnightLite2019-04-21 19:23:54
tread carefully hybrid might ban you for posting credits here lmao

Michael Fields reply Replies: 0 || 2019-01-07 09:44:29
MOVIE CREDITS:

Music By
HARRY GREGSON-WILLIAMS

Supervising Music Editors
ALLEGRA DE SOUZA
ADAM MILO SMALLEY

Music Editor
PETER OSO SNELL

Assistant Music Editor
PAUL THOMASON

Additional Music By
STEPHANIE ECONOMOU

Orchestrated By
ALASTAIR KING

Music Coordinator
CHRISTIAN BUCHMANN

Score Recorded By
BERND MAZAGG

Pro-Tools Operator
MARTIN WEISMAYR

Score Mixed By
AL CLAY

Technical Score Engineers
ALVIN WEE
SLAMM ANDREWS

Score Consultant
MONICA ZIERHUT

Music Preparation By
BOOKER WHITE
VIENNA MUSIC ANGELS

Chinese Percussion Performed By
F3NG SINGAPORE

Chinese Percussion Leader
MIKE CHIANG

Chinese Percussion Recorded By
GAO YANG

Dimitris Krommidas reply Replies: 0 || 2018-09-29 03:21:05
Epic score by Harry Gregson Williams.One of my favorites this year.

Iamtommie reply Replies: 3 || 2018-08-23 00:43:18
Gregson-Williams is scoring the live action Mulan.
Hope we'll get a chinese Narnia with maybe the theme from Goldsmith.


Mephariel2018-08-23 02:00:53
A Chinese version of Narnia + Kingdom of Heaven + Some of his animated scores.

I would be very happy.


LP2018-08-23 02:50:42
I'm HYPE for this!


Brent2018-08-23 05:46:15
This news has me WAY more excited than Zimmer and Wonder Woman. Lol.

aldan reply Replies: 5 || 2018-08-04 17:45:45
What has happened to HGW?? :((

Back then in 1998, along with John Powell, we saw them both as promising talents, destined to be one of the best in term of crafting ABOVE-STANDARD-TO-MASTERPIECE music and melody.

And in early 2000, we saw a separation. Powell for the most part wisely chose the animation realm, while HGW chose live-action instead.

Both of them succeeded in delivering the job. Powell is at his strongest and i'm not forgeting HGW with his Kingdom of Heaven and Narnia!

Entering 2010, we saw a decline for both. A little one for Powell, as he would prepare himself for his first sabbatical. But before that, Powell has delivered a masterpiece in film score history with his HTTYD in 2010. In the same year, i would also like to not disregard HGW's Prince of Persia.

Going past 2010, but before 2014/2015, we saw them quite at the bottom. Powell was really pissed about film scoring, while HGW was not neccessarily at the bottom, but his spark started to fade.

Entering 2015, they both rose again. Powell was getting more and more advanced, but i think the same couldnt be said with HGW, as he just rose a bit ( i like his monkey kingdom score though).

Before we enter 2020, we see Powell's force really shone. He is more creative than ever, trying many things that he suits, getting gig that no one here would even dare to expect ( Star Wars ehem )

Powell, until now, still CONSISTENTLY crafts REALLY-GOOD TO-MASTERPIECE music and melody.

Now HGW,...
He still gets movies to write,small ones though, not so much blockbuster-adventury.

And that what makes him declining in the first place.

Powell's decision to tackle more on animations, gives him many great sandboxes to play, everytime, thus really mastering his skill. Smart!

While HGW's false decision to chose blockbuster live-action movies instead, makes him vulnerable to "decaying". And it looks like he is not that kind of person who would push harder to keep his spark, thus he has became one of the "generics". Sparkless.

But still, Andrew Lockington has managed to take that title faster than HGW

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Now The MEG:

For every track i played, i always wished for that unique 90s MV power anthem to really pop, but unfortunately i couldnt find one. And dont get me started on the action music.( But yes, i hear some decent themes buried here and there. And a rather generic genre music in "A New World".)

And i skimmed through last tracks, prepared to end this as another disappointment for HGW, i found a nice power anthem being displayed in "To Our Friends" (itself can also be regarded as variation of his Prometheus theme), but only the first half, sadly. :(

Another disappointment for HGW.

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Even when he was given a good sandbox such as this, he couldnt really turn his spark on again. He couldnt find the word "fun" in his job anymore. (And Early Man could also be another good example for this issue)

Sad for HGW.

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MrZimmerFan2018-08-04 17:58:45
I think you mistake The Meg with The Equalizer 2

IMO


Ro2018-08-04 21:47:35
I agree that HGW doesn't seem to pour much enthusiasm into his works lately but quite frankly I don't think the projects themselves were calling for something special either. To me, Martian was proof enough that HGW's still got it cracking. He just needs the right gig. I see the live action adaption of Mulan is being helmed by the director of Zookeeper's Wife which he previously scored. That's about the right sort of stuff to get his engines lit.


Olive2018-08-05 01:10:45
Probably family. HGW has had three children in the last decade.


Meta2018-08-05 04:26:20
Yep. I stopped listening to Powell after Bourne Ultimatum/Hancock years, then picked him up again for Star Wars. Big difference, cuz i found his other works to be lackluster for me.

HGW? Oh Lordy....Man On Fire/Domino for me was his final era to shine. Then he just went downhill...Equalizer seemed to bring back that HGW I loved since Man on Fire, but Equalizer 2 sounds like he phoned it in. Meg? It sounds like he was more interested in doing this score than EQ2, and that's not even sayinfg much because this score is vanilla.


Edmund Meinerts2018-08-05 12:19:15
You're missing a lot of really great music in those intervening 10 years of Powell's career, Meta...HTTYD is anything but lackluster!

Mephariel reply Replies: 0 || 2018-08-04 20:51:09
A enjoyable score actually. Wish it has a main theme rather than just melodic undertones. But definitely has some great action scoring near the end of the score.

psycosid09 reply Replies: 1 || 2018-08-03 01:57:49
I really like this score which Gregson-Williams wrote.


MrZimmerFan2018-08-04 10:06:35
One of the most enjoyable scores of this year.

Harry Gregson-Williams in his top noch form (ok, is not Sinbad, right?), but the two main themes and the fun with the action and more epic (the beautiful A New World, for example) or the more action packed tracks like the terrific Jonas vs Meg (the brass writing is terrific) or Beach Attack (that chinese percussion are epic), also the main theme for the human characters, gave a sense of adventure i thought never listen again.


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