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I think I see where you're coming from. Hans said that the main theme has a kind of "never ending" quality to it (and it does, the main melody never resolves to the fundamental key), but I think he could have crafted a more interesting melody than a wavering line on the Am key. Don't get me wrong: what's around this simplistic line is actually very interesting, like the beating E key (the one that is head at the beginning of "Day One"), among other elements of the theme. How many of you would have liked to hear a rousing, inspiring melody over the great crescendo at the end of "Where We're Going"?; what we got sounds, to me at least, like this finale (all of the main theme, for that matter) could have used a great melody over it, instead of just the ascending chords and organ arpeggios.Um... we have had the main theme since December of last year... and it's called First Step<br><br>Everything you need to know about the film is in the teaser trailerJLR, I think I know why you feel that way. Because it is so different from Hans' other scores. Usually he writes huge epic pieces with heavy in-your-face percussion. So it would make sense that you would expect that from this one. <br>But the whole approach to Interstellar was intentionally smaller scale from a musical standpoint. <br>Christopher Nolan wanted the music to reflect the basic them of the movie, which was a story about a father's love for his daughter. In fact Hans Zimmer didn't even know he was writing music for a space movie when he originally wrote the main music for the movie. All he knew was that it was about a parent's love for their child.EDMUND MEINERT I hear what you're saying. It is hard to say something is objectively beautiful cause we all have different opinions. You may not believe that, but you at least have to admit that there is music/art that is objectively well-done. The Interstellar soundtrack, I believe, is objectively well-done. You can acknowledge that it is well-done and still not personally like it.Well it's such an epic sort of movie that I felt it needed more of an epic sort of a theme.  I not talking about a super hero theme for one person, but more of a sweeping saga sort of a theme to represent mankind's struggle to conquer space I guess.  I could picture something like the opening theme music to Gladiator, that sort of feel.
Does it serve a purpose to have a power theme in a movie like that? Humanity and/or love are the big characters in this movie. It's not only about a Man. <br>Megalith, well I certainly wouldn't compare Interstellar with Bambi by any stretch of the imagination but it seems that an epic Christopher Nolan movie about man journeying out into space to worlds unknown with worm holes and time travel, etc., might just deserve more power music than Bambi would. Just saying. Even the Star Trek movies had some nice power themes over the years.Um, do you guys even realize what kind of film Interstellar is? Guys, why isn't there a power ballad in Bambi!?!?!?Mike, yeah I get that and I agree with you.  It's nice that he ventures out into different experimental territories, lets just hope he ventures back in to that truly "signature sound" of his again soon.Well, JLR, even his more "modern" stuff has had several "pure Zimmer action (or grandiose)" moments, like Time at the end of Inception, the prison escape and final scenes from TDKR, or the "Flight" cue from Man of Steel...My point was, Interstellar sounds nothing like any of that, really. There's not very much of Zimmer's "signature sounds" in here, while his other recent stuff has still had it to a notable extent. <br><br>Still, I agree, I do miss the Zimmer sound of old that defined movies like Crimson Tide, King Arthur, The Last Samurai, and I would love to see him make a strong return to that some time. Man of Steel KIND OF did that, but it was a throughly "Nolan-influenced" score, as far as a simple and restrained repeating motif, rather than a big and grand theme (except until the ending of the movie and in the "Flight" scene).
Edmund M, maybe Molossus wasn't the best example but I was just referring to the power of it I guess, it gives me goosebumps.  Anonymous provided some pretty good examples of the sound I'm talking about.  Oh well, it is good fodder for conversation anyway.There can be only one GALVATRON!Mike, I hear what your saying.  However, I think that Hans has now invented a new "established zone" as of late with his past several scores.  I don't mind his new style but I don't think it comes anywhere close to his scores of the past and I hope he gets back to that sound again (at least once in a while).  I agree with Anonymous about the type of scoring that was truly the Hans Zimmer I knew and loved.  I still love the guy, don't get me wrong, I just know he is capable of so much more.Kurt, you DO realize you can change the album names to make them match in iTunes, right?JLR, it's kind of funny to me that you ask for a "driving power theme" and then use Molossus, of all things, as an example. That cue doesn't strike me as strongly thematic at all (sure, there's themes in there, but they aren't of the big huge A THEME IS PLAYING NOW variety that you get from a 90s MV score). "Like a Dog Chasing Cars" would be a better Batman example. "Roll Tide" is perhaps the ultimate Zimmer example.<br><br>However, I'm not so sure a big macho power theme like that would have fit Interstellar.<br><br>Also, Anonymous, quit it it with the persecution complex. Nobody had a problem with your opinion - just the way you presented it.
I actually appreciated that Zimmer really went out of his "established zone" for this score (which, for better or worse, it seems, includes those "big and grand" thematic moments). One of the things I liked was how truly "different" the approach was here.MacCarthur, You'd think we were personally insulting the people on this forum when we criticized something that HZ did.  Good grief.<br><br>JLR, I fully agree that Interstellar needs something more.  I was just listening to songs like "Woad to Ruin" from King Arthur, "Hummel Gets The Rockets" from "The Rock", "Sarajevo" from "The Peacemaker" and "Roll Tide" from "Crimson Tide" and there are some really epic moments in those pieces and I would have liked to see something similar in Interstellar.  Oh well, I guess if you like atmospheric scores with a lot of windy sounds in them, then you'd like Interstellar.Erm, the launch sequence had pretty much the big grand theme. Maybe they could've utilised it a bit more? <br>Hey Hybrid, do you know anything, that Steve compose the music for Michaels new movie Project Almanac?As I also found out.

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  1. The Waterpark (2:24)
  2. The Vulture Of Doom (1:19)
  3. Migration (3:32)
  4. Call Of The Mammoth (1:52)
  5. Sad Manny And The Possums (1:44)
  6. Manny And Ellie Meet (3:44)
  7. Traveling With Possums (2:00)
  8. 12 Ton Mammoth & A 10 Ton Possum (1:55)
  9. Attack From Below The Ice (2:04)
  10. Extreme Possum (1:50)
  11. Who Will Join Me On The Dung Heap? (0:44)
  12. Log Moving (0:59)
  13. Ellie Remembers (2:41)
  14. Foggy Balance (3:53)
  15. Goodnight Sweet Possums (0:48)
  16. Kidnapped (0:56)
  17. Sid's Sing-A-Long (2:08)
  18. Food Glorious Food (1:34)
  19. The Boat And The Geysers (2:40)
  20. The Dam Breaks (1:54)
  21. Ellie Gets Trapped (0:32)
  22. Manny To The Rescue (2:08)
  23. Rescues All Round (3:05)
  24. Scrat To The Rescue (1:28)
  25. The Water Recedes (1:52)
  26. Mammoths (1:24)
  27. With The Herd (0:25)
  28. Into The Sunset (3:00)
  29. The Pearly Gates (1:32)
  30. CPR (0:14)
  31. Mini-Sloths Sing-A-Long (2:13)
  32. The Meltdown (4:24)
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Anthony O'Brien reply Replies: 0 || 2009-11-29 00:00:00
All Songs = Great :-)

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2009-07-27 00:00:00
One more BEST soundtrack...^^
John Powell is magnific!
All your Scores i'm love it!
I am the fan nº1 of John Powell
Any problem?? :P

Falconet From Italy reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-12 00:00:00
John Powell's Best Score Ever!!!

Tesia reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-15 00:00:00
I really enjoyed the movie so did my children. The soundtrack is a perfect remembered ice age experiences.

nicki reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-08 00:00:00
i love sid hes soooooo sheexy xxxxxxx

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2007-12-18 00:00:00
I want to the song

Beatriz reply Replies: 0 || 2007-07-19 00:00:00
Hola, me gustaria saber si la cancion mini sloths sing a long tiene letra, porque me gustaria usarla para un montaje de gimnasia ritmica.

Muchas gracias.

Gia reply Replies: 0 || 2007-05-22 00:00:00
I absolutely adore the bassoon solos in this, especially in 'Ellie Remebers'. Powell is a genius who is to be commended

Courtney reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-06 00:00:00
I really love the first track. I love that jazzy rhythm and then the clarinet solo. I love all the tracks. There melodies and styles are performed so wonderfully. I am definatley looking forward to hearing more from Powell. And I have to say, both sloth sing alongs are rather hysterical and catchy.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-23 00:00:00
John Powell, der neue König am Himmel für Animationscores.

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Cat reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-06 00:00:00
the most amazing sound track i have hurd
Ice Age 2
my fave is 31

Cat reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-06 00:00:00
the most amazing sound track i have hurd
Ice Age 2
my fave is 31

ashley reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-04 00:00:00
this is an awsome movie the sound track is also great. i like the sloth songs because my dance routine is to them.

Nathan Brandis reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-15 00:00:00
I LOVE Sid's Sing-A-Long and the Mini Sloths Sing-A-Long!!! Those vocals are GREAT!!!
Thnx John for such wonderfull music!!!


Sami Robbits reply Replies: 0 || 2006-10-24 00:00:00
I LOVE Ice Age 2 it is the best film in the world today. I also love Ice Age, But I can't say which one I like the best because they are both sooooo good!

garrett lawrence reply Replies: 0 || 2006-10-05 00:00:00
this movie is awsome i hope theres going to be an ice age 3

garrett lawrence reply Replies: 0 || 2006-10-05 00:00:00
this movie is awsome i hope theres going to be an ice age 2.

BJ reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-20 00:00:00
[perhaps a little closer - although I'm not sure about 'rank']:

Food, glorious food
We're anxious to try it
Three banquets a day
Our favorite diet
Just picture a mammoth steak
Fried, roasted or stewed
Oh food, wonderful food
Marvelous food, glorious food.

Food, glorious food
Poached possum served flambe'd
Broth made from a sloth
Or saber tooth souffle
Why should we be fated to
Do nothing but brood on
Food, magical food
Wonderful food
Marvelous food

Food, glorious food
Flesh picked off the dead ones
Rank, battered or chewed
Soon we'll be the fed ones
Just thinking of putrid meat
Puts us in a mood for
Food glorious food
Marvelous food
Fabulous food
Beautiful food
Magical food
Glorious food

Ant reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-13 00:00:00
Food, glorious food,
We're anxious to try it,
Three banquets a day,
Our favorite diet!

Just picture a mammoth steak.
Fried, roasted or stewed.

Oh, food,
Wonderful food,
Marvelous food,
Glorious food.

Food, glorious food,
Poached, possums or flambé,
Froth made from a sloth,
Or saber tooth soufflé.

Why should we be fated to,
Do nothing but *can't make out word*.

On food,
Magical food,
Wonderful food,
Marvelous food.

Food, glorious food,
Flesh picked off the dead ones,
*can't make out next 2 words* or chewed,
Soon we'll be the fed ones,

Just thinking of putrid meat,
Puts us in a mood for

Food, glorious food,
Marvelous food,
Fabulous food,
Beautiful food,
Magical food,
Glorious food!

But you know Sid's Sing-A-Long is better? :p

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-27 00:00:00
Food, glorious food!
We're anxious to try it.
Three banquets a day --
Our favourite diet!

Just picture a Mammoth steak.
Fried, roasted or stew.
Oh, food,
Wonderful food,
Marvellous food,
Glorious food.

dum dum dum dum...

Food, glorious food!
pot, possums or flambe,
froth made from a sloth,

Oh, food,
Magical food,
Wonderful food,
Marvellous food,
Glorious food.


Dory from italy reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-26 00:00:00
hi! I'm looking for "food glorious food" lyric too but I can't find it! I like it very the film itself!! Please help me...

Liz-Again reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-07 00:00:00
C'mon people.....what are the lyrics to Food glorious food on Ice age2?

Liz reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-04 00:00:00
ICE AGE 2 ROCKS!! Ok, if you want a good movie, get this one. I have to see it again, and again, and again...I can't wait till it comes out in october! AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Me reply Replies: 0 || 2006-07-04 00:00:00
I really like the song, "Food Glorious food". I saw Ice Age 2 in a drive in, and when I heard this, I laughed like crazy! It's awesome. Iv'e been looking all over for the lyrics, but I can't find all of them. I would really appreciate it if you could post them up. Thanks alot.

Suicune reply Replies: 0 || 2006-05-11 00:00:00
A very funny score. It's even better than the first movie. I can't believe that the song Mammoths is written by John. Is really magnificent and it fits well in the movie. I think that Mr. Powell will have a long and succesful career.

Gareth Williams reply Replies: 0 || 2006-04-03 00:00:00
Just got it!!!

And it does rocketh big style :D

Ant reply Replies: 0 || 2006-03-30 00:00:00
Does anyone know if the UK release also the 4th April as well?© 2001-2014 OST 
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