Music Producers: Alan Meyerson & Kei Momose Score Recording & Mixing Engineer: Alan Meyerson Orchestrators: Bruce L. Fowler, Suzette Moriarty, Walter Fowler, Elizabeth Finch & Ladd McIntosh Conductor: Blake Neely Orchestra Contractor: David Low Music Editor: Tom Trafalski Digital Recordist: Kevin Globerman Mixing Assistant: Jeffrey Biggers Mastering Engineer: Louis Teran
Recording Studio: Fox Newman Scoring Stage Mix Down Studio: Remote Control Productions Mastering Studio: Marcussen Mastering
The composer would like to thank: Mr Otomo, Kei Momose, Alan Meyerson, Mr. Watanabe, Mr Komori, Mr Tomioka, Tom Trafalski, Jeff Biggers, Kevin Globerman, Pieter Schlosser, Stanley Johnston, Melissa Hoffman, Harry Gregson-Williams, Hans Zimmer, Susie Curiel, Lucy Jablonsky, Jan Jablonsky & everyone at Remote Control Productions
Release date : 03/08/2005
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Amazing score by Steve Jablonsky, maybe his better score, with an inocent sound to define the protagonist, heroic and epic themes for the action scenes, this is a only score on the filmography of Jablonsky, the top defect of the composer is that he have talent, but sometimes look like he use it when he wants, like on this case and in other moments waste it, in scores like Gears of War: Judgement, Gangster Squad or Ender's Game
Ender's Game was great to.
This score is light-years beyond Ender's Game. You can't even compare the two.
Actually, I think Ender's Game is far better than this.
Ender's Game is a very entertaning score, but i think Steamboy is such of cool
The reason why this score is so good than any of his other scores is that the main theme/melody (Ray's Theme) is so good.
Its like John Williams score. I think the melody is up there with Superman and Star Wars. The theme is "that" good. I felt exactly the same with Mark Mancinas score for Twister.
This an absolutely incredible score, arguably better than Transformers, even! So many memorable tunes and themes blended so well!
@Hybrid Soldier: Perhaps it's just me, but I haven't noticed any real "borrowing" by GZ other than the overarching Remote Control style. The most explicit I've heard is near the end of "Gunnar's Raid" on the Outlander CD, which is pretty much a carbon copy of Jablonsky's theme for The Island.
If you listen to Zanelli's unreleased cue "Escaping Cannibal Island" from Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest you'll hear about 30 seconds or so that are copied directly from "Fight in the Exposition Ground" from Steamboy. My jaw literally dropped when I heard that listening to the expanded DMC the first time.
...I just realized I replied to a post from 2009. *shrug*
This score needs way more love, by the way. As fun as Transformers is, I have to say that Steamboy is a more unique and dynamic work, one that manages to step out a lot further from Zimmer's shadow and showcase the true voice and style of Steve Jablonsky. The only other score where he got to stretch his wings like that is Your Highness...and it always makes me sad when he has to write a Zimmer copycat/sound design/headache-inducing thing like Battleship.
But check out Steamboy if you haven't yet. It's easily SJ's best :)
Definately one of the best scores i've heard from these guys in the last few months, a score that perfectly matches the pace of the movie, for example the awesome Chase scene/track. It is melodic, most of the time very rythmic and fast paced music, plus a great main theme. Jablonsky did an awesome job, and i hope we will hear more of his music soon (The Island maybe?), because he sure has some huge amount of talent hidden somewhere inside. This score is a huge step out of Zimmer's shadow.