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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 Zimmer’s best animated score imo but it’s still pretty enjoyable. I almost wish they got Conrad Pope involved again, “Love” 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>We’ve 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?The album is ready. Just waiting for legal to settle it... It'll happen.And about The Rhythm Section?, Mazzaro said the score is mastered...
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John PowellPaul MounseyJames McKee SmithDominic Lewis
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How To Train Your Dragon
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 71'48 (Score: 67'51)
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  1. This Is Berk (4:12)
    John Powell
  2. Dragon Battle (1:55)
    John Powell
  3. The Downed Dragon (4:16)
    John Powell, James McKee Smith
  4. Dragon Training (3:10)
    John Powell
  5. Wounded (1:25)
    John Powell
  6. The Dragon Book (2:22)
    John Powell
  7. Focus, Hiccup! (2:05)
    John Powell, Dominic Lewis
  8. Forbidden Friendship (4:10)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  9. New Tail (2:47)
    John Powell
  10. See You Tomorrow (3:52)
    John Powell
  11. Test Drive (2:35)
    John Powell
  12. Not So Fireproof (1:11)
    John Powell, Dominic Lewis
  13. This Time For Sure (0:47)
    John Powell
  14. Astrid Goes For A Spin (0:45)
    John Powell
  15. Romantic Flight (1:55)
    John Powell
  16. Dragon's Den (2:28)
    John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  17. The Cove (1:10)
    John Powell, Michael John Mollo
  18. The Kill Ring (4:27)
    John Powell
  19. Ready The Ships (5:13)
    John Powell
  20. Battling The Green Death (6:18)
    John Powell
  21. Counter Attack (3:02)
    John Powell
  22. Where's Hiccup? (2:43)
    John Powell
  23. Coming Back Around (2:49)
    John Powell
  24. Sticks & Stones - Jónsi (4:08)
  25. The Vikings Have Their Tea (2:04)
    John Powell
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Vincent reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-26 00:00:00
The only soundtrack of 2011 that deserves to win the oscar

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-26 00:00:00
Hey guys you all sound like Powell was born last year...

HTTYD ?

The guy has done fantastic scores like Pluto Nash, Robots, Gigli, D-Tox... OK, most of them were for TERRIBLE films, but still... ! xD

If Powell deserved an Oscar, it was for Happy Feet IMO...

In 2010, there was nothing as strong as Inception, but hey... Did you really think I would say otherwise ?? lol

Michael reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
Powell got a nom! YEAAAAH!

(Dies of excitment)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
Yep !

If you're interested, I'll detail later today who did what on that score !

Dominic Lewis is probably over excited !! :D

Congrats to JP & the guys for the first Oscar nom ! That's always something ! :D

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
I am freaking out with excitement about this!

I just wish the damn score from The Social Network wasn't on the list as I would have high hopes of Powell actually winning the Oscar if it wasn't.

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-25 00:00:00
Great News!!! Congratulations, Powell!!!!!

Sidd reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
His score was thorougly the most beautiful and exceptionally out standimg score of the year.I was so much dissapointed 2 hear that his score wasnt even nominated for the g.globes.it easily out beats social network,i just don't get it.

Sidd reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
His score was thorougly the most beautiful and exceptionally out standimg score of the year.I was so much dissapointed 2 hear that his score wasnt even nominated for the g.globes.it easily out beats social network,i just don't get it.

Sidd reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
I just hope they hire him for the sequel.If they do, iam there on the opening night.

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
@Sidd

Haha. I made a post on the HTTYD board at IMDB stating that if I find someone else assigned to score the sequel, I would find that guy, cut the brake lines to his car, then go find John Powell and drag him back to Dreamworks to make him sign the contract to score the sequel. XD

ONE MORE DAY UNTIL OSCAR NOMS! I hope I don't get let down. I may do the same aforementioned crime to the guy who takes the Oscar for Best Score if it's someone other than Powell.

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
I may exclude Daft Punk (Tron) and James Newton Howard (Last Airbender) from the hit list if they win, but we all know there is almost no chance in hell they'll get nominated. If Hans wins for Inception, I may just slash his tires. BUT if Trent Renzor wins for the Social Network, I may resort to something of a more drastic measure that works in a manner of...activating upon the ignition of a car... >:)

bruceV reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-24 00:00:00
Just know Oneil5491 that many others would want to join you in such legitimate* and fair* actions... So remember, not to do anything on your own but wait... we certainly don't want one person to take the credit for something like this...... ; -)

[*according to the rules and the common sense of a true soundtrack fan…]

Anyway, what could be a reasonable response from the academy, for disapproving scores like these - How To Train Your Dragon or Tron:Legacy - from the nominations?...

MIKE reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-19 00:00:00
yes, it seems. I'm hoping it gets recognition in BAFTA, also in the Oscars.

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-18 00:00:00
@Mike

I may wind up owing you $100 Mike. I just got news on the IMDB forums that Powell's score just got nominated by the British Academy Film Awards for Best Score. I was also told that for our Academy Awards, composers choose the best score as opposed to "journalists" (that's what he called them anyway) at the Golden Globes. So a slightly better lookout for Powell at the Oscars!

MIKE reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-18 00:00:00
Hey, I'm positive that the Academy will recognize this masterpiece. John Powell surprised me a lot in this(I wasn't a fan). This soundtarck was made for truly movie's scores lovers.

gael reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00
John Powell does not deserve to be nominated at next years Acadamy Awards for Best Score, he deserves to WIN the Oscar. His music has been criminally overlooked and is easily the best score of the year.

MIKE reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00
John Powell WINS THE OSCAR FOR THIS...AMAZING!

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-17 00:00:00
@Mike

You mean if he wins the Oscar. Yes, it would be truly amazing.

I would bet you $100 that he will get snubbed at the Oscars - even for just a nomination. Can you believe that The Social Network won the Golden Globe today in addition to the People's Choice Award? Such BS! Inception was a nominee and totally deserved it 100x more than the ridiculously simple and not-very-enjoyable-to-listen-to score to The Social Network.

gael reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-12 00:00:00
THIS SOUNDTRACK DEFINITELY HAVE TO WIN THE OSCAR FOR BEST COMPOSITION IN A MOTION PICTURE 2011!!!. WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE GOLDEN GLOBES??...IT WILL BE A GREAT MISTAKE FOR THE ACADAMY IF DOESN'T WIN....ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THEMES I'VE EVER HEARD.

erk reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
i love those songs! what is the band name? i wish i could hear all of their songs!

erk reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
sorry if that was an annoying question, I just heard a song on How to train your dragon, and I thought it was an amazing song and wanted to hear more songs and maybe get a CD.

I have another question too. Is anyone here 11 years old?

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
@erk:

If you mean the song at the end of the album, then the band is called Jonsi. I haven't heard any other stuff by them, so I can't offer a definitive recommendation. I hope that helps!

Feliz Lombriz reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
Not quite sure what you mean, Erk. If you're talking about the instrumentals they're all by John Powell and many folks here can recommend some other great soundtracks by him. Antz, Kung-Fu Panda, Ice Age 3, X-Men: The Last Stand, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, etc.

If you mean the song with lyrics--with the guy actually singing--that track was "Sticks & Stones" by Jonsi. Jonsi has one album, "Go Do", and you can get it on Amazon or iTunes. Go Do is actually a really interesting album, very unique and experimental. Jonsi also belongs to the band Sigur Ros and they have various albums.

Feliz Lombriz reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
@Miles: You snuck in before I hit reply. Well, we've thoroughly answered the question now anyway. :)

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-01-02 00:00:00
@Erk, where did you hear whatever you heard? If it was on the webradio here, it had to be either track 1, 8, or 11 as shown by the available links above.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-21 00:00:00
Sorry it's classified... ;)

Anyway, synth mock ups are fun 3 minutes, just to check, but it's quite useless in my opinion...

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-21 00:00:00
@Hybrid Soldier

Where were you able to obtain that material to listen to?

Leo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-20 00:00:00
I have a little question for Powell experts out there: How detailed is he on his sketches? Does he leaves stuff to the orchestrators imagination or is he very specific? Just out of curiosity :)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-20 00:00:00
I've listened some synth mock ups of this score Leo, and they are quite complete and detailled, so I would say Powell does quite a lot himself for his cues (and not the additional music guy's ones)...

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