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Lovely score with beautiful themes, atmospheric vocal parts and a nice orchestration.I've found this odd version of "Train Opening" that sounds like a demo. Is it legitimate? The only mention of it I've seen is on the 2nd page of the OST listing here, but it didn't tell me much. And I ain't about to check the archive of the place we can't name that died. Thanks in advance!Oh man, I'd to love to get my hands on this version. I've searched everywhere over the years, but I guess it's just impossible...<br>One of my favorite scores ever!This is a highly underrated album. It's nothing short of a masterpiece, a modern opera. The choir is beautiful, and the choice of gospel for the first track gives it a unique identity, though I'm not sure how well it meshes with the orchestra. It feels a bit off, but will hopefully improve for me on further listens. <br><br>The composition, has to me, elevated Powell to the status of the second best living composer (Williams is still first for now). It's pure orchestral beauty and mastery with variety of texture, color, and style, with seamless tonal transitions. The complexity rivals some of the great works of the past. <br><br>It's strange to me that this is called "choral works". Sure the choir is an important element, but it really should be named "Hubris Symphony", or "Hubris: The Opera", because that's the status the album deserves.My Attempt at a chronological order with edits (feel free to correct any mistakes or if I missed anything) <br><br>1. A Storm Is Coming (0:00 - 0:36) (Logos) <br>2. Should You Choose To Accept (0:00 - 0:52) <br>3. Good Evening, Mr. Hunt (4:19) <br>4. Plutonium Trade (2:53) <br>5. A Terrible Choice (2:55) <br>6. The Manifesto (1:44)  <br>7. Fallout (1:30)  <br>8. Your Mission (2:14)  <br>9. Free Fall (4:14) <br>10. As Ugly As They Come (2:26) <br>11. The White Widow (4:42) <br>12. Should You Choose To Accept (0:52 - 2:34) <br>13. Framing Ethan (2:01)  <br>14. The Exchange (5:55)  <br>15. Escape Through Paris (5:05) <br>16. Steps Ahead (1:02)  <br>17. Je Suis De Sole (1:06)  <br>18. We Are Never Free (6:57)  <br>19. Trapped (3:26)  <br>20. The Mission Is Terminated (2:09)  <br>21. No Hard Feelings (4:20)  <br>22. Stairs And Rooftops (6:00)  <br>23. Kashmir (4:29) <br>24. Fate Whispers To The Warrior (3:54) <br>25. And The Warrior Whispers Back (3:56) <br>26. Scalpel And Hammer (0:00 - 2:19) <br>27. Cutting On One (0:00 - 2:23) <br>28. Unfinished Business (1:49)  <br>29. A Storm Is Coming (0:36 - 1:12) <br>30. I Am The Storm (2:07)  <br>31. Scalpel And Hammer (2:19 - 5:10) <br>32. Cutting On One (2:23 - 3:42) <br>33. The Last Resort (2:55)  <br>34. Mission: Accomplished (1:15) <br>BONUS TRACKS: <br>35. The Syndicate (Unused) (6:00) <br>36. Change Of Plan (Unused) (5:47)
Rogue One is a bit of an odd one. From what I'd heard, Desplat had joined on the condition he'd be allowed to do his own thing and not ape Williams. But once they decided to overhaul the film, they pressured him to go that exact direction. Things stayed still for a while (in which he still got paid) before he was finally let go very late into production. So the idea he sorta just left is interesting, so I'm curious to hear what that was about.<br><br>For BW, it seems very likely to me that Marvel simply were unsure about Alexandre's music, so I'm guessing they hired Balfe to do some demos and decided from there. Who knows what the exact timeline is, but I'd wager it'd have to at least be this year if he's been on it a bit. Especially with AD's name having stayed on the posters during it.Hybrid, Desplat left Rogue One just for his own idea? I know he left that movie beacuse schedule conflict for the reshoots. <br>But for Black Widow seems that the replacement was since months ago with Lorne writing and recording the score at the same timeht tp:// filmmusicreporter. com/2020/04/01/ track-list-for-disneys-live-action-mulan -soundtrack-album-revealed/<br><br>Why release a tracklist for an album that won't be released for another 6 months at least. That's just a punch in the gut, in my opinionSo it won't be a last minute and hasty job?No idea but he was on it for a bit, I think.
Hybrid, do you know how long Lorne had to score?Score is recorded already.Yup, which makes me wonder if they had to wait before announcing it, considering Desplat was still being listed in posters prior to the delay.I think Lorne teased this some time ago by sending a picture of researching Russian music on insta (maybe)Hello, <br><br>I'm looking for the translation of the song God Yu Tekkem Laef Blong Mi in English of French.<br><br>Could anyone help me ? <br><br>Thank you !
you can't, it's only an info for the complete scoreAccording To Filmmusicreporter.com, it Is true Lorne Balfe Is Scoring Black Widow.<br><br>Wow this guy Is the Best, this is the first time balfe scoring an MCU since Iron Man(worked as an additional music). I can't believe that Alexandre Desplat, who is a good composer left the film just like I remember Rogue One. Well, Now i Hope that Lorne Balfe makes a great score just like he does always.Comes out on April 3rd. Keep hearing that the music is very Lion King style.How can i download it?Replaced ?<br><br><br>On the first he just sort of left. Wouldn't be surprised to be the case here again.
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The Call Of The Wild
Label: Hollywood Records / 5 Cat Studios
Length: 67'23
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  1. Wake The Girls (2:37)
    John Powell
  2. Train North (4:02)
    John Powell
  3. Skagway, Alaska (2:31)
    John Powell
  4. Snowy Climb (1:25)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  5. First Sledding Attempt (2:27)
    John Powell
  6. The Ghost Wolf Of Dreams (1:06)
    John Powell
  7. Joining The Team (2:59)
    John Powell, Batu Sener
  8. Ice Rescue (2:26)
    John Powell, Batu Sener
  9. Sometimes Nature's Cruel And Gods Fight (4:57)
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  10. Buck Takes The Lead (4:54)
    John Powell, Batu Sener
  11. We Carry Love (3:02)
    John Powell, Batu Sener
  12. Couldn't Find The Words (2:22)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  13. Overpacked Sled (2:31)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  14. Newfangled Telegram (2:23)
    John Powell
  15. In My Bed? (2:54)
    John Powell
  16. Buck & Thornton's Big Adventure (4:36)
    John Powell, Batu Sener
  17. Finding Bears And Love In The Woods (2:57)
    John Powell
  18. They're All Gone (2:51)
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  19. Rewilding (3:48)
    John Powell
  20. Animal Nature (2:34)
    John Powell
  21. Come Say Goodbye (2:09)
    John Powell
  22. What An Adventure (3:02)
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  23. The Call Of The Wild (2:51)
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Ian Brown McCarthy reply Replies: 4 || 2020-03-17 02:47:45
@Hybrid speaking of which, I so wish Williams and Hans had collaborated at least once, even though I get the sense Williams barely knows who he is (being honest)


Ian Brown McCarthy2020-03-17 02:48:19
Whoops, intended this to be part of the previous thread


Macejko2020-03-17 09:10:41
Williams can't possibly be that senile/ignorant as to not know very well who Hans is.


superultramegaa2020-03-17 15:28:01
They probably haven't collaborated because Williams doesn't usually do so anyway, and I doubt he was terribly interested in working with Hans, as their styles are so drastically different from each other.

Powell is at least known for a lot of rhythm and drum work in addition to his melodic style, so it makes sense even there. Williams barely ever writes rhythm focused scores in comparison.


Ro2020-03-17 17:57:13
Interesting pairing. Hard to imagine these two men's musical style coexist under the same roof. Especially when you think of their approach to Superman.

Though we might have had a somewhat close glimpse of what such a collaboration could have sound like from a track called, "Love", from Hans' score for Boss Baby. Williams wasn't involved obviously but Conrad Pope was, and the orchestrations and arrangements he applied to Hans' notes in that track is pretty close to the "sound" one normally expects from a score with JW's name on it.

Now, speaking of collaborations, I wonder why Hans never collaborated with idol, Ennio Morricone. I can imagine Ennio not being a collaborative guy the same way as Hans is, but that could have been interesting.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 15 || 2020-02-21 20:17:50
Credits added !


ThePhantasm2020-02-22 17:39:09
Damn Powell is doing a lot of music on his own now a days with not many additional writers. I hope he takes on more project that arenít just animated. I really miss his music, heís so ridiculously talented.


Kleius2020-02-24 08:21:01
<3 Buck Takes the Lead


Edmund Meinerts2020-02-24 21:42:12
Hats off to Batu Sener for working on many of the score's best cues though!


MrZimmerFan2020-02-28 09:11:51
Now, i believe, is one of the best (i was more enganging with this one more than Solo, wich i still found good, but not the best from Powell, sorry) scores written by Powell, still, not has tremendous as the HTTYD trilogy, but one of the most incredible, beautiful and heart-warming scores written by him.

Powell found himself comfortable with this style of americana/folk (Wake the Girls, is a such good start the album) and combining it with his action/adventure style of writing ('Snowy Climb', the incredible -one of the best cues of the album- 'Buck Takes the Lead', 'Ice Rescue'), but when it comes the emotional -not discover nothing new-, man, Powell is fricking good: 'We Carry Love', 'Finding Bears and Love in the Woods' or 'Come Say Goodbye'.

One of the best scores of 2020, by far.


Edmund Meinerts2020-02-29 11:00:46
The Call of the Wild has a bit more heart than Solo but Solo is just on another level in terms of complexity and ambition. The HTTYD scores are the best of both worlds.


MrZimmerFan2020-02-29 12:11:28
Solo has more problems, aside for the action writing (can't excels the levels of The Last Stand even Paycheck or the HTTYD trilogy) and the emotional aspects, the main theme did nothing to me and the use of SW themes is far more problematic than Rogue One (which btw, for me, is a much better score). The Call of the Wild is more engaging in his themes, is more simple?, probably, but has more emotion than Solo.


Edmund Meinerts2020-03-01 00:15:29
What can I say...I could not agree with you less about the use of SW themes especially. Powell does it so, so much more naturally and gracefully than Giacchino did on Rogue One.


MrZimmerFan2020-03-01 10:28:03
We agree to desagree

Specially when he comes with the use of such an amazing cues in the SW saga and misused like that, like TIE Fighter Attack (Williams used in TLJ has more emotion and exiciting than Powell in Solo)


MrZimmerFan2020-03-01 12:33:22
disagree*


superultramegaa2020-03-01 19:45:57
Powell's use of all of the themes was great, natural, and fluid except for Luke's theme. That theme has no reason to exist outside of the original trilogy, but because of Lucas' choice to use it in the prequels, all of the original meaning and power it once had has been sucked dry.

Solo wasn't the cause of this, but sadly it continues this trend. Plus the way it's used is just so ham-fisted and cheesy.


Kleius2020-03-07 20:31:20
Solo is really good, disagreed with the Luke theme, as it is now more accepted as the overall main theme of SW.

Back to The Call of the Wild, there are some complex action writing in this score, especially Rewilding. The whole album feels better and better after each listen.


MrZimmerFan2020-03-07 20:59:36
The problem is BECAUSE that theme dosen't mean nothing with the Han Solo's character.

Is like putting every cue when Han Solo in involved in the original trilogy, or anything the Millenium Falcon is involved, that's not things work, specially when Powell used The Imperial March and the Death Star motif for the Empire, when those things are enterally different.

My problem with that score (i consider good, but not that good) is Powell using those themes because the character is involved in those moments (is like putting the Luke's theme in anything that involved that character because is only for that)


Kleius2020-03-08 19:57:36
The main theme is heard like 3 times. Iím sure it wasnít Powell going out of his way to use it. Filmmakers must have wanted it.


Kleius2020-03-15 23:06:18
Sometimes Nature's Cruel and Gods Fight is pure fantastic Powell. His writing ever since his choir works album has been more mature. Even though Buck Takes the Lead may be the highlight of this album, track 9 is the best one.


Hybrid Soldier2020-03-15 23:10:14
I guess being able to work that close to John Williams changes a man... :)

Powellfan reply Replies: 2 || 2020-02-24 16:55:20
Still no news on his next score? Is he taking a break or something? Working on more concert stuff?


Knight2020-02-24 17:56:05
Powell only does 1 score a year.


Powellfan2020-02-24 18:42:55
These day, sure. But we usually get news of the next one by the time he's finished wrapping up the current one.

Kleius reply Replies: 0 || 2020-02-21 19:58:04
All sounds really good!
Tracks 1, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 16, 19 are wonderful.

MrZimmerFan reply Replies: 4 || 2020-02-20 13:10:11
Up in Itunes NZ

https:// music.apple.com/nz/album/the-call-of-the-wild-original -motion-picture-soundtrack/1498520127

Sounds pretty, pretty good


FaresTdkr2020-02-20 16:30:21
Yeah,pretty good


Kleius2020-02-20 18:35:26
Nice!


MrZimmerFan2020-02-20 22:08:45
It is good, very good.

But still no manage to top his work in HTTYD, but, really impressive.


dingoutback2020-02-21 18:34:18
I really like it! It's like a HTTYD with a twang to it.

jjstarA113 reply Replies: 6 || 2020-02-05 05:47:14
Huh, I'm surprised there are no 5+ minute tracks. Not that that's indicative of the score's quality, but Powell's albums in recent years tend to have a few sweepingly-long cues that I get really excited for, so that's just a wee bit disappointing.


Kleius2020-02-05 16:43:52
Tracks 9 and 10 seem pretty long. If the names are any indication, something big must be going on in around that part of the film.


Edmund Meinerts2020-02-05 18:05:06
Well...it depends on the music itself really. "Armada Battle" and "Madrid Finale" are recent examples of quite long tracks from Powell scores that nevertheless feel like they jump all over the place, which kind of defeats the purpose. I'd rather have 4 or 5 minute tracks that feel really cohesive (after all, Solo was mostly like that).


Kleius2020-02-05 18:48:09
Agreed. It's curious that some tracks are rather short for Powell standards. Like "The Ghost Wolf of Dreams" or track 4, really.
It's rare to see short tracks like those from him.


MrZimmerFan2020-02-05 19:04:25
I rare times care about the short cues in an album, if the album is cohesive and good.

Actually, i really like Armada Battle from HTTYD 3. ;D


Ds2020-02-06 17:11:38
@Kleius: you should check out Ice Age 3... the average track length is probably about 1 minute :D


Kleius2020-02-15 17:52:39
:) getting pretty excited for this score after watching some of the clips online!

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