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Just saw Maleficent 2. There is a lot more Newton Howard in the movoe than there is on album.<br>I actually can't really understand why they didn't include the reprise of The Christening (the dinner scene) & the finale in the movie.<br><br>Zanelli's score is wonderful and I love it very much. But would have loved this on albumI can't imagine how someone likes Balfe's part over Richters. As you said Thomas, Richters work sounds more like suites, and Balfes work is written more to picture. BUT, it sounds to me also like a typical RCP-work with Hans. While Hans gives the direction with his suites and melodies, Balfe and co are adapting those suites to the specific scenes and writing some "new" stuff to fill any gap if there is any need of it, so they become additional composers in the credits.<br><br>And here, we have the same. Richter shows the direction and some cues are real intense and beautiful. Balfes parts sounding like a gap-filler. I don't want to talk bad about Balfe, he's a composing machine, but still i can't find anything remarkable on those parts and so i can't understand how Richters work hasn't been used but instead the more colorless cues from Balfes part :/<br><br>Again, don't feel insulted guys, it's just my sensationBalfe’s part is the best I think.<br>It also seems written to picture instead of just long suites.<br>My understanding is the Balfe wrote half of the score but the album doesn’t seem to represent that for some reason.I really liked Richter’s score over balfesI listened Max Richter for years. He is the kind of select or minority composer who does his solo works and soundtrack for movies not so famous. <br>His solo works are really really good with quintet and piano and voice. "on the nature of daylight" is definitely the best. <br>His sountrack is not good as his solo, to be honest. I think "the Leftovers" (2014-2017, HBO series), "Miss Slaone" (2016) and "Mary Queen of Scots" (2019) are cool.<br>If you need some peaceful music for meditation or good sleep, listen to his work.
Richter did his recording in january and june 2019. The Director himself is a fan of Richter, so the deadline and director are not the reason.<br>It seemed that producers were not satisfied with Richter's music and they wanted something new, that's why they got Lorne. It turned out Lorne brought a very limited new...@Cercei<br>Hybrid can definitely answer that best. Richter’s score is used (alongside Balfe’s material) as well as some source pieces. If I remember correctly it’s a mish-mash of the two.I do know that piece, it’s very pretty. I’ll check out his other works, thanks for the recommendation. In terms of minimalism I really am into Brian Eno at the moment. His “Music For Airports” and “The Lovely Bones” are excellent if you like more introspective music.btw, you're saying Lorne recomposed and reworked the entire score. as i haven't seen the movie yet, did the producers end up with not using richters score for it at all and just used the score from Lorne?thanks for your information. but i actually don't understand why they have done that. i've heard now Lornes cues and Richters cues. all those cues from Lorne, they sound very similiar to that what Richter composed, but somehow with less melodies. And you really have to work hard to not use fewer melodies then Richter, as he's a minimalist at its best ^^ with that being said, i can't hear any groundbreaking differences from Lornes part, so what was their idea on hiring it and getting the same style of music, but in a more "light" version? :/
i really admire Max Richters work, he isn't that new in this scene. his style is that repeating minimalism. maybe you've heard once the cue "on the nature of daylight" which was used a lot by many other movies. his last score which knocked me out was "Hostiles". such an emotional and intense score, you need to hear that, and probably see the movie as well (with Christian Bale). <br><br>Really surprised at this album, I’ve never really heard anything from Max Richter but I really like what he ended up writing for this score. It surprisingly flows well for a stand alone listen. It’s funny that the producers wanted a different approach, I think Richter nailed it.<br><br>Balfe’s contribution is excellent as well, I particularly like that repeating chord progression (which is starting to become one of his trademarks considering how many times he has used it). It’s disappointing that they didn’t include more of his contribution though, since he apparently rewrote the entire score.Lorne said in his Twitter, the first album for His Dark Materials come 3rd November, no date, for the moment, for the second album.Was the producersi haven't understood the fact, that Lorne was involved in this. Can someone explain it for me? Was the director not satisfied with Richters music? Was the deadline too near? Or what was the reason why they have brought Lorne to this project?
"The Wanderer", "Event Horizon", "You Have To Let Me Go" and "Tuesday (Voiceless)" = WOW WOW WOW!!!Zanelli is no James Newton Howard, but he did a fantastic job with writing a large scale fantasy score. I’ll even say that, while I think the first Maleficent is stronger overall, I personally like the action writing better here. Also 2 little things I’ve noticed;<br><br>1. The new theme here sounds fairly similar to the Father/Son tune from KFP3<br>2. 2:20-3:30 sounds like it may have been temped from the finale of Fantastic Beasts. (Or maybe I’m just crazy lol)Great work of Zanelli, if is not as good like JNH's Maleficent, is a tremendous work, with a terrific writing and orchestrations, even the most tender parts are terrific.It’s definitely Balfe. I’ve seen the film for the second time two weeks ago so my memory is kind of hazy but luckily I decided to record the end credits for reference and I think it plays in Balfe’s section / variation of one of his themes played on a solo string instrument. <br><br>I think we got most of Richter cues as it was mainly his release. I feel that Lorne has moved on from this project - he didn’t even mention the release so an extended release of his material seems unlikely to happen :( <br><br>For those interested the credits suite plays as follows: <br><br><br>“A Trip To The Moon” (synth part)<br>“I Put All That Away”<br>Variation on the theme in “Underground Lake” at 0:14<br>Variation on the theme in “Trip To Neptune” 0-1:00<br>“To The Stars”Season 2 premieres in 2 weeks, if he was scoring he would be working on it at the moment. But yes no confirmation regarding his return or a new composer. No news regarding new composer might be a hint whether Djawadi is returning or not.
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Spy Kids
Label: Chapter III Records
Length: 31'36
HZimmer.com rating:        3/5
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  1. Cortez Family (1:38)
    Harry Gregson-Williams, Gavin Greenaway, Heitor Pereira
  2. My Parents Are Spies (2:07)
    Danny Elfman
  3. Spy Wedding (2:09)
    Los Lobos, Robert Rodriguez
  4. Spy Kids Demonstration (1:03)
    John Debney, Robert Rodriguez, Marcel Rodriguez
  5. Parents On Mission (1:15)
    John Debney, Danny Elfman, Gavin Greenaway, Heitor Pereira
  6. Kids Escape House (3:12)
    Gavin Greenaway, Heitor Pereira
  7. Pod Chase (1:37)
    Harry Gregson-Williams, Danny Elfman, John Debney
  8. The Safehouse (0:45)
    Danny Elfman, John Debney
  9. The Third Brain (0:58)
    John Debney, Robert Rodriguez, Marcel Rodriguez
  10. Buddy Pack Escape (1:37)
    Danny Elfman
  11. Oye Como Spy (2:57)
    Los Lobos, Tito Puente, David Garza, Robert Rodriguez
  12. Floop's Song (Cruel World) (0:58)
    Alan Cumming, Danny Elfman
  13. Spy Go Round (2:10)
    Gavin Greenaway, Heitor Pereira, Robert Rodriguez & Marcel Rodriguez
  14. Minion (1:02)
    Chris Boardman, Gavin Greenaway, Heitor Pereira, Robert Rodriguez
  15. Sneaking Around Machete's (0:34)
    Danny Elfman
  16. The Spy Plane (1:27)
    Danny Elfman, John Debney
  17. Floop's Castle (1:27)
    Chris Boardman
  18. Final Family Theme (1:40)
    Harry Gregson-Williams
  19. Spy Kids (Save The World) (2:20)
    Fonda
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Michael Poleschuck reply Replies: 11 || 2017-02-14 09:04:40
No! I can't believe this! Gavin Greenaway is writing the additional music for "Spy Kids" with Harry Gregson-Williams, Heitor Pereira, Danny Elfman, John Debney and many-many others. And he's not there!


Edmund Meinerts2017-02-14 12:33:43
Uh...yes he is. He's listed on five tracks in the tracklist right above this comment.

Also, who appointed you Gavin Greenaway's knight in shining armor?


Michael Poleschuck2017-02-14 12:53:23
Nobody appointed me as Gavin Greenaway's knight in shining armor. I just looked closely. I'm sorry for my behaviour.


Michael Poleschuck2017-02-14 13:35:02
Besides, the photos of Gregson-Williams, Pereira, Fowler, Meyerson, McIntosh are here. But Greenaway's photo is missing!


joe2017-02-14 14:07:33
@ Michael Poleschuck: Mr. Greenaway, is it you?


Michael Poleschuck2017-02-14 14:09:25
No! It's just a guy, who visited this site for 5 years as anonymous and decided to take a active part in this and nothing more.


Michael Poleschuck2017-02-14 14:11:12
Finally!


Joe2017-02-14 16:22:49
@ Michael Poleschuck: :D i'm just making a joke, so please don't feel offended. It's cool that you're having the eye for details :)


Joe2017-02-14 16:22:49
@ Michael Poleschuck: :D i'm just making a joke, so please don't feel offended. It's cool that you're having the eye for details :)


Michael Poleschuck2017-02-14 16:25:38
@ Joe: Relax! It's alright!


Hybrid Soldier2017-02-14 16:47:49
Having met Gavin, I can confirm he's great.


Unfortunately during an update last year my pal Nicolas (yeah I love to blame others lol) erased all of Gavin's career on this site. I rebuilt it but probably missed a few things. Gavin won't be mad... lol


Michael Poleschuck2017-02-14 17:08:00
Cool! Interesting story: who was the original composer of the film? And how did it happened that the final product incorporated so many great composers in this?

Robert Rodriguez reply Replies: 2 || 2012-08-05 04:35:56
This score is a whole cocktail of composers. Does anyone know how it sounds? It loks interesting


Lambegue2012-08-05 11:21:05
It's rather good. One can quite easily know who did what, so maybe it lacks a bit of unity, but it is still pleasant to listen. The highlight from the score are mainly the tracks by Elfman, Debney or Gregson-Williams, plus the "Floop's castle". The two tracks by Los Lobos are not bad, but really in another mood than the general score. So yes I think it's interesting to have it, and I remember it being quite cheap.


HGW42012-08-05 19:53:38
I agree! It is definitely worth purchasing. I bought a copy a year ago and I really enjoy it. It is nice to have a variety of composers on this score. I would recommend it for sure.

Mr. Fate reply Replies: 0 || 2012-08-05 12:58:16
It's such a weird coincidence that people would pop up and start commenting on this page! I was just reminiscing about seeing this movie as a kid and thought, "Hmmm, I think I'll go find the soundtrack." Is this a new page, or have people never ever commented on it until just now?

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