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I seriously don't understand why they didn't do two separate releases like most musicals do (La La Land comes to mind - perfect release). <br><br>A soundtrack album and a score album. No missing tracks, no fuss. And optional 2-CD set containing both.<br><br>Instead, they went with a soundtrack album with some of the score and another song album for whatever reason that is lol.The second half of the new "Elephant Graveyard" is basically note for note "I Was Just Trying to Be Brave" from the 1994 version as well, just with a few changes in orchestrationThis is only HGW's score, a good chunk of it was rejected.Wonder if it will take 20 years for an official complete score XD Not to mention any unofficial leaks (it took a long time to even get that for the original film). TBH, I'd prefer a proper release of any score any day of the week.<br><br>To answer the question above me: Mostly it's new material using the same themes from 1994, though if my interpretation the OST is correct, the hyenas and Timon and Pumbaa get new themes. The only true 'copies' of music from 1994 are Circle of Life and Remember, but even then, they are at least partially-new recordings.Do we know who wrote what?
Is it all material from 1994 or is it new 2019 score?I confirm I'm back from it, there's quite a bit of unreleased score.Well, now we have somebody who's seen it (and yes, it's out in some countries today), we know for certain.<br><br>I wouldn't expect anything official any time soon unless Zimmer wants to release a second CD.I absolutely love Kai’s theme in this score, there are so many cool variations that weren’t on the initial album. Hans and Co. really stepped up their game here. I don’t feel the temp as heavily here as KFP2 (which is still an amazing sequel score).Saw the film today, there is a LOT of music missing.
As stupid as this film is, you can tell Tom probably had fun working on it. The music is so over the top, it just goes nuts all the way through.This is one of those scores that I have really warmed up to since it’s release. The emotional stuff for Alita works really well in context and her “Hero Theme” gets some great development (the way it culminates in “Epilogue” is incredible). Also really love the “Motorball” stuff. <br><br>After seeing the film I think the only substantial music not on the album is “Motorball Plan” and “Alita’s Revenge Pt. 1”. The end credits piece I’m guessing is edited from the Full Motorball Suite.Hybrid, did Lorne actually do a lot of writing on this one or is he just being credited for the theme?We've had this argument before, almost any score can fit in a film. But what separates the mediocre composers from the best is the ability to make great music that works on its own, outside of the film. <br><br>Hans has had a lot of work lately that hasn't been doing that, and it's the reason people want him to work with orchestra again and produce is 2000s, late 90s type of style. Because those scores, for whatever problems they had, they felt distinct, memorable (for the most part), and easily could have been enjoyed away from the film.<br><br>Good scores have themes and ideas that both enhance the film, and enhance the listener's experience. Music like Dunkirk, Inferno, or Widows just feel like shallow and empty committee scores that the studio/directors didn't want too much thought put into. "Ah just write one main theme, and fill in the rest with electronics, Hans, it'll be fine!"Hahahahaha well I’m glad he got the credit then :D
I absolutely disagree with you saying Widows is a terrible score. It may not be great on album, but the music fits very well with the film.Actually, I think he only gets credits cause he is the guy... whistling ! :PElectric violinJust out of curiosity... what instrument is playing when Liv and Ben are running towards each other at the end? (Long Distance Goodbye/Landing? I love that instrument!And I’m guessing Neill Blomkamp contributed somehow to the “We Own This Sky” theme that pops up throughout...
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American Gangster
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 38'47 (Score: 33'30)
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  1. The Process (2:12)
  2. Frank Lucas (2:40)
  3. Hundred Percent Pure (2:11)
  4. Fire (1:54)
  5. The Arrival (1:03)
  6. Suspects (2:01)
  7. Caskets (2:41)
  8. Kill No Cop (2:20)
  9. Shakedown (1:24)
  10. Turkeys (1:49)
  11. The Fight (3:16)
  12. Headlights (2:19)
  13. The Raid (3:20)
  14. The Morgue (1:30)
  15. Chinchilla Coat (2:42)
  16. Afro Beat - Hank Shocklee (1:45)
  17. Back To Bangkok Blues - Harry Garfield (2:09)
  18. Hallway - Hank Shocklee (1:42)
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BM13 reply Replies: 0 || 2015-10-27 10:35:35
"Does anyone hear any choral work in this release or Body of Lies?"

"Kill No Cop" has some choral bits, and some unreleased cues do as well.

MK reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-04 00:00:00
Does anyone hear any choral work in this release or Body of Lies? There is a small choir ensemble listed in the booklet.

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-08 00:00:00
here is the soundtrack i have been talking about

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-14 00:00:00
i know cooper and some of the greatest soundtrack are missing too !

hopefully he will understand that and give us a bootleg.

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-14 00:00:00
i have one bootleg song from american gangster, and some more wich i have ripped from the DVD i want to share but i dont know if this page is allowed me to do that. if so pleeez give me a reply

Damien, Moderator reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-14 00:00:00
Look at the advice just above the place where you can post...

Cooper reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-26 00:00:00
Marc is great.
Couple track from the mowie are missing...

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-25 00:00:00
marc streitenfeld is gonna compose the music for rieldy scotts robin hood 2010 whir russell crowe :D

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-02 00:00:00
somebody should write to marc streitenfeld or the movie comapny and say that people around the world want a more complete score. this isnt the first time, body of lieas and hannibal also got som realy amazing soundtracks wich isnt in the orginal score or in bootlegs

Dawn reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-19 00:00:00
Lasse, why looking for a fake bootleg as it is... well... fake ?
And bootlegs, as they are bootlegs, have pretty unpredictable "releases" : sometimes they appear before the commercial CD, sometimes it is 3 months later, sometimes 10 years later... and sometimes they even get lost in the limbos of years...
You can't predict anything. And by the way, you cannot rip the music only from a DVD, you always get all the sound effects with it.

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-14 00:00:00
isnt there even a FAKE bootleg for american gangster ????
pleeeeeeeeeez there got to be something

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-30 00:00:00
i know this is the orginal score, i have baught it. but there is a soundtrack from the movie i just LOVE wich isnt on this cd :(

like the music when the end text is coming.
and when russel crowe is driving that car, and following the car whit the money.

i have waited long for a bootleg or a complete score so tht i could listen to my favorite music pices- isnt it possible to rip the musik from the movie or something? pleeez hope to get a reply Ruthlessgravity

Ruthlessgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-29 00:00:00
@ Lasse

It should have been out, this isn't a bootleg - its the actual score.

I dont think its in retail, only online.

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-28 00:00:00
bootlegs ???????
expanded score??????
complete score??????
recording session????

when does it come

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-08 00:00:00
more american gangtser albums !!!!
i want more, isnt there any bootlegs for the movie?
soundtrack bootleg from american gangtser

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-01 00:00:00
when is the real American Gangster bootlegs coming?
huh?

complete score, recording session ETC.
there is many cues not including this album and i want them all :)

Rgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-27 00:00:00
I thought there was like 50 minutes of score? Not this 39 minute score. Ugh oh well, the score is really unique.

Kaya reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-20 00:00:00
I'm gonna buy it anyway because I think the score is great no matter how little of it there is. I bet it's the same stuff we have on the unofficial promo release, but you still gotta show support.

Gravel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-18 00:00:00
I agree with Kaya, It seems very short on playing time, I can't see the value in adding this to my collection.

Gravel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-18 00:00:00
I agree with Kaya, It seems very short on playing time, I can't see the value in adding this to my collection.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-12 00:00:00
It's amazing to see that they're feilling the CD with source music instead of the score. hehehe

Kaya reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-07 00:00:00
I still can't believe how little score is here. I read somewhere he recorded like 118 minutes for this movie or something.

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