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@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.I only listened to the first couple of cues so it is too early to form an opinion comparing it to JNH but I disagree the first half drags. Maybe because I love tender themes.
I suspect that the release was just what they had originally planned, with a couple of bonus tracks thrown in to appease Fox. They likely didn't put too much thought in what they added, since people who have spoken with Lorne said he wasn't aware of the release and was surprised Prayer wasn't on it. I'm just glad anything got released at all after everything that has gone before.<br><br>Regarding that theme you mentioned, is it one that sounded like the personal motif Ethan has in M:I Fallout? Because while I did initially assume that was Balfe too, it seems it was actually Richter. Haven't gotten to hear Lorne's parts yet, so who knows he if he also did a similar thing.It’s not included and I’m very confused. I think there’s a good amount of unused tracks or the way the score was used was so terrible that only few tracks were memorable to me. <br><br>There’s a theme that plays during two tragic moments - I thought it was “Prayer” but it isn’t. I think it’s by Lorne as it’s closer to the direction he took. <br><br>I wish they gave us more Balfe :(I know this is probably the wrong place for it but I'd love if Hnas would one day release a CD of just his demo sketches and suites. I find hearing the original intentions/ideas even when rough really fascinating.11.22.19Yeah lol one way or another... :P
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Additional Music - Orchestrator
John PowellJames McKee SmithJohn Ashton ThomasGavin Greenaway
ComposerAdditional MusicAdditional MusicAdditional Arrangements
Happy Feet
Label: Atlantic Records
Length: 64'15
HZimmer.com rating:        4/5
Fans rating:     rate at 1 out of 5 rate at 2 out of 5 rate at 3 out of 5 rate at 4 out of 5 rate at 5 out of 5   2/5 (6662 votes)
  1. The Huddle (2:22)
  2. The Eggs Hatch (0:39)
  3. Birth Of Mumble (1:43)
  4. Wives Ho! (4:07)
  5. Singing Lessons (2:18)
  6. The Skua Birds (2:30)
  7. In My Room (1:22)
  8. Graduations (1:35)
  9. Fish (1:42)
  10. Leopard Seal (3:01)
  11. Adelieland (3:02)
  12. Bob's Led (1:33)
  13. Finding Aliens (1:47)
  14. Lovelace's Pile (3:03)
  15. If I Could Sing (0:45)
  16. Exile (2:18)
  17. The Leader Of The Pack (1:25)
  18. Finding Lovelace (2:39)
  19. Gloria Joins (3:04)
  20. The Hill (1:21)
  21. Fun Food Storm (2:52)
  22. Killer Whales (2:52)
  23. The Alien Ships (4:46)
  24. In The Zoo (3:20)
  25. First Contact (1:46)
  26. Mumble Returns (1:34)
  27. Tap Versus Chant (2:56)
  28. The Helicopter (0:53)
  29. Communication (1:58)
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jjstarA113 reply Replies: 0 || 2019-04-04 06:17:49
How does "The Eggs Hatch" have "vocalists"?

Lambegue reply Replies: 0 || 2014-03-23 23:59:12
I just listened to this one again, I didn't remember it was such a great score ! A really wonderful work from Powell, makes me even more impatient (if possible) about his return.

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-12 00:00:00
I like it!! One of the most variation soundtrack. The bests songs are "Fish" (with a small variation of love, funny and attack themes), "Leopard Seal" (with a forth begin and chase theme), "Bob's Led" (for a funny song), "The Hill" (I like it the 0:57 minute), "Fun Food Storm" (a great song, with a small variates themes), "Killer Whales" (a song which demostrate the attack) and "The Alien Ships" (with a small theme of adventure and heroica act). John Powell's Alive!!

DemonStar reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-24 00:00:00
A great score by John Powell, and a great release too!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-25 00:00:00
I ùade a kind of Complete score of this one with all the songs produced/arranged by Powell :

01 - Kiss - Heartbreak Hotel (N. Kidman, H. Jackman) (2:35)
02 - The Huddle (2'22)
03 - The Eggs Hatch (0'39)
04 - Birth Of Mumble (1'43)
05 - Wives Ho ! (4'07)
06 - Singing Lessons (2'18)
07 - Umph (1:28)*
08 - The Skua Birds (2'30)
09 - In My Room (1'22)
10 - Graduations (1'35)
11 - Fish (1'42)
12 - Somebody To Love (B. Murphy) (3:46)
13 - Leopard Seal (3'01)
14 - Adelieland (3'02)
15 - Bob's Led (1'33)
16 - Finding Aliens (1'47)
17 - Lovelace's Pile (3'03)
18 - If I Could Sing (0'45)
19 - Gloria (B. Murphy) (1:17)**
20 - My Way (A Mi Manera) (R. Williams) (1:44)
21 - Boogie Wonderland (B. Murphy) (5:08)
22 - Exile (2'18)
23 - The Leader Of The Pack (1'25)
24 - Finding Lovelace (2'39)
25 - Gloria Joins (3'04)
26 - The Hill (1'21)
27 - Fun Food Storm (2'52)
28 - Killer Whales (2'52)
29 - The Alien Ships (4'46)
30 - In The Zoo (3'20)
31 - First Contact (1'46)
32 - Mumble Returns (1'34)
33 - Tap Versus Chant (2'56)
34 - The Helicopter (0'53)
35 - Communication (1'58)
36 - I Wish (P. LaBelle, Y. Adams, F. Barrino) (3:31)
37 - The Joker - Everything I Own (J. Mraz, C. Hynde) (4:05)
38 - Tell Me Something Good (Bonus) (Pink) (3:10)***

Length : 1:34:47

* : Unreleased track from the Promo
** : DVD rip of a song not in the album
*** : A little part of the song is heard at the beginning of the film

;-)

Marco Wienrich reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-28 00:00:00
This score is absolutley great! especially track one rocks! I love that 600+ choir. I never heard such a complete score that is this beautiful!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-26 00:00:00
John, the film is about 1h45...

The score is (actually) 67 minutes, plus 4 or 5 songs (from the other CD) in the film...

I think, no I'm sure it's a complete score...

We have chance with Powell !

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-26 00:00:00
As my review states, this is a "complete" score.

"I say "complete" as there are 3 types of music in the film - pop songs, the actual score, and little bits of music that join the two together. It's the latter that isn't featured on either album, but why would it be? As for the score we do have, it's considerably more than heard in the film as a substantial amount has been cut out."

John reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-25 00:00:00
Is this the Complete Score or are there some missing-cues?

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-24 00:00:00
How good does that electric guitar sound in track 4! :D

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-23 00:00:00
I'd say my personal favorites are 2, 10, 12 and 29.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-23 00:00:00
Amazing !

Excellent work !

Track 1, 3, 21 and 23 are the best !

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-20 00:00:00
Aww, the mixing in the film sounds a lot better than this. There's added electronic in some bits which don't sound that great! :'(

OMG reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-20 00:00:00
Woohoo, I just got the score!!!!

It's amazing and great and brilliant and super-awesome..

I love the light synth beat behind some tracks :)

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-18 00:00:00
Track 21 "Fun Food Storm" is actually 5:19 and not 2:52 as written above. :)

Anthony! reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-13 00:00:00
Aha!

www.johnpowellcomposer.com/filmography_happyfeet.htm

I've now uploaded the track listing! ;)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-13 00:00:00
You're right Anthony...

The Atlantic Records' website is quite bad...

We have no news !

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-12 00:00:00
Has anyone got hold of a track listing anywhere? This is out in a week and we've heard nothing...

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Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-11 00:00:00
Yesterday I saw the movie... The score is great... A lot of "speed" action scenes... Also choirs... That's a very good Powell, as usual !


At the beginning of the movie there's especially songs... But in the end, the last 20-25 minutes, above all, we have Powell's score...

Anthony you're right, the score will be a little bit short I think, but anyway, it's awsome ! ^^

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-11 00:00:00
Why do I have a feeling the last 3 comments were all by the same person?

And btw, time must fly, as this score comes out in 9 days time! :o

dora rivera reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-08 00:00:00
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claudia perez reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-08 00:00:00
"you rock '' this thing is so cool i seen almost all the movies and i like your covered it`s so cool "good luck and keep up the good work '

ANDREA reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-08 00:00:00
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OKKU reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-06 00:00:00
Any track please!

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-05 00:00:00
I just got back from seeing the film and I honestly can't see there being over 30 minutes of score for this. Ah well, never know, there could be!

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2006-12-05 00:00:00
No sign of tracklisting yet? It's weird to have the cover already but not the tracklisting. Although I think the total playback may not exceed 40 minutes (Don't bash me if it does! :-P), still it'd be interesting to know how much music is in there.

Anthony reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-30 00:00:00
Worst. Cover. Ever.

OMG reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-29 00:00:00
Wow! People have already voted and they haven't even heard the album lol

Gotta love the MV zealots :p

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2006-11-29 00:00:00
LOL you're right about the cover !

The other soundtrack with songs gets a better one !


The film will be release next week in France, I can't wait to see this movie and to listen Powell's score...

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