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yap. and all of the alternates :PI want that "Final Confrontation" cue so much!Most of them are done actually and should have been released a while ago !Hybrid why is HZ scoring so many films lately, has he placed a bet with himself or something? lol<br><br>Looking forward to it. Boss Baby was a really fun score.I'm confident he would care. Not saying he has any control over it. <br>I don't think Mondo should be making any money from this release. It ought to be canceled and removed from their website. <br><br>It's more than just a tempo issue. The tone is entirely off, and parts that were once pleasing to hear, now sound awful to my ears.<br><br>Seems Mondo is lacking the proper quality control. Hopefully this is a wake up call for them. If enough people avoid buying this album or return it, they'll get the message. I like to see capitalism work properly. <br>
Maybe Pope is involved.Great news! The first one is fun, not Zimmerís best animated score imo but itís still pretty enjoyable. I almost wish they got Conrad Pope involved again, ďLoveĒ is one of the most beautiful cues of the past few years.The first one was quite pretty good.We knew Steve would return for quite some time, but I was surprised Hans would actually return too. But he's very involved with that one.Who is Hans Zimmerman?
i want it so much <3I guess it's only fair that they do shoulder the blame, considering again that releases like these aren't really the norm for them. I still wouldn't expect a recall and replacement, since it'd be a lot of money down the drain there. Their loss ultimately at the end of the day.<br><br>A bit disappointed about the content being the exact same as the leak, as I would've liked some of the film edits or at least the alt mixes I've seen pop up. I guess I'll just have to hope Disney does end up cooperating with LLL sooner than later.You gotta realize one thing, most of the time, Hans doesn't even know about these releases (and honestly I think he doesn't care). Only a few labels like LLL play ball and have him involved (but as Hans doesn't own most of his music, they have no other reason than courtesy to do so).<br><br>As for MI2, people who complained about the "content" instead of the tech aspect of it were goddamn wrong. Yes, the film mixes / OST mixes are pretty different. Because you have suites & sometimes material specifically arranged for the album or alternate cues.<br><br>Mondo having released the final mixes (and I know what Paramount provided them, it's just exactly the same 2 CD set copy that leaked years ago), I have no problem if the content is different.<br><br>And that's the topic on which they answered, James. Technically, they're not wrong, but they are ditching the REAL problem, for which they are responsible for ! The speed issue is on them, not on what they got.Considering the recent issues with the isolated score on Days of Thunder's 4K release sounding very inconsistent, I do wonder if Paramount has simply been poor in preserving stuff. Especially when they mention the studio and not the record label, which might've had a better copy on hand (they did finally put the OST on digital recently, after all).<br><br>I am not going to hold Mondo responsible for this, especially considering they normally do just press the regular OSTs onto LPs. I don't expect them to be fully privy to if a score sounds fine or not, since they're often just given the stuff prepared for them. Besides, repressing records would be a super expensive ordeal, especially with how limited they're often designed to be now.<br><br>And honestly: since no one has made the comparison to Sherlock 2 yet, how bad sounding is it really? I'd much rather it be slightly off than it being complete trash like the Perseverance release of Rain Man was. If HZ was able to let that slide once, then he won't be so worked up over a small tempo issue.So this is what Mondo had to say about their massive screw up. I've never heard something so stupid in my life. If I had a direct line to Hans Zimmerman himself I'd call him about this. I'm sure he would be interested to know they butchered his album. <br><br>"Hi James,<br><br>I talked with the soundtracks department and here's what they had to say:<br><br>Weíve been made aware of a discrepancy between how the audio sounds on our album versus how it was previously released in original releases.<br><br>Our masters came directly from the studio and from original recording sessions, and we did not do any adjustments to the masters in post other than standard vinyl mastering process. But it seems any previous post production on those original releases, and cues used in the film itself, are absent from our release and may account for the differences you notice.<br><br>We currently do not have any plans on remastering the score."<br>
Great. Thx.<br><br>Score has much similarities with Sherlock, so there is many of Lorne's cues...Known credits are Runaway Train for Mazzaro (was on his website), for Andrew K : The Rangers, Cannibal, Dead Rangers & Finish Him (on his Soundcloud). Geoff is the only guy with Ann Marie Simpson that got the privilege of cuesheet credit.
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<br>Battle of Aughrim arrangement (so everything lifted from "Silver") is Hans & Ann Marie.
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<br>Geoff did a good part of the score, every other classical pieces arrangements are his (so, everywhere the William Tell Overture appears). Train Chase, the End Credits, This Is A Robbery.
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<br>The stuff that sounds more or less like Sherlock have definitely Lorne. And I suspect a bit more epic drama have RGW.Hello there!<br>Hybrid, do we have some composer's credits on this score?<br>Or this is situation like on Transformers score?<br><br>Somewhere I read that Geoff Zanelli helped Hans on Train Chase (pts 1&2), Mazzaro did Runaway Train and Kawczynski did like 2 or 3 tracks (the rangers, finish him). Is that correct?<br><br>btw good score, not genius, but pretty good action score.<br><br>Made in Italy<br><br>Beautiful new score by Alex Belcher, check it out!Oh, yes.<br><br>Maybe this month, right?
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John PowellBatu SenerPaul MounseyJohn Ashton Thomas
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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)
    John Powell
  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)
    John Powell
  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)
    John Powell
  23. The Call Of The Wild (2:51)
    John Powell
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Kleius reply Replies: 0 || 2020-07-28 23:26:04
Powell says on his social media that this album streamed 1.5million times. Over 5 months?
That seems really low.

jjstarA113 reply Replies: 1 || 2020-05-03 06:16:30
A new pop album from the sister duo Karmina titled Queens of Heart has been released. Why it might be of interest to some here: the music was produced by John Powell, with help from his usual posse of orchestrators/co-writers (Anthony Willis, Batu Sener). Although the songs had been released in 4 EPs ("Acts") spread throughout 2019, this Deluxe Version has multiple poetic interludes (they're great singers but corny narrators :P ) and instrumentals of all the songs and interludes. The orchestrations are very much in Powell's wheelhouse, giving cinematic grandeur to Karmina's hopelessly-romantic, sweeping pop ballads.


Powellfan2020-05-04 04:10:04
I've yet to listen to this release, (heard some of their old stuff on soundcloud though. Quite good) but I truly wish Powell would do more song production. Something's Not Right from Pan is incredible. His trademark choral stuff is excellently applied there.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 16 || 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... :)


Kleius2020-04-09 04:37:12
We just finished watching this film at home with my kids. It's ok but Sometimes Nature's cruel and gods fight cue in the film is drastically different than the soundtrack album version. It sounds like Powell had to re-write the cue for the film.

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.

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

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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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