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Hi all - I know this is the Europe site but any thoughts on whether he is touring the USA in 2021? Love to book tickets in Europe but it would be far cheaper in the USA.Thank you! :)Well, WW was a much more difficult project than Aquaman...<br><br>He had a lot more freedom on that, and started fresh.<br><br>As for WW 2, Hans just said it's a very different movie/time period, so he started "fresh" too !@Hybrid<br><br>And honestly I知 ok with that. RGW did a fantastic job with that score, but I would be lying if I said I thought the themes were anything special. I think he did a much better job with Aquaman in terms of creating memorable tunes and developing the ideas.No, don't expect anything from the first score to return.
Good to know. Hybrid do you have any insight on this release?^ Lol yeah I guess you could count it like that. <br><br>I知 wondering if the template will be similar to Thor: Ragnarok, with electronics in the forefront but still utilizing the orchestra throughout. And the even bigger question; will any of RGW痴 themes return?Yes, Tina Guo did record music for WW84. Although you could make an argument that since she was using an electric cello, that is "synth" music. ;)@mephariel<br>Even better, I知 hoping for a hybrid type score. <br><br>And Tina Guo did post a vid of her recording the WW theme a while back, not sure if it was specifically for this project but if it was it sounds badass!I assume more concerts will be scheduled... looking forward to seeing BARCELONA in the list, please! :)
It'd be awesome if Hans and co. went the Thor: Ragnarok route and created some kickass psychedelic synth ballads. I'm interested to hear how they interpret their WW theme for this setting.Is there a date for Lisbon, Portugal?<br>Thank youthis is never hans :DI just finished the movie last week and the score was the best thing about the film. The scene using the cue "Simba is Alive!" is perfect.Not all synths. Mazzaro and Fleming posted pictures of them recording the score at Air Studios early in November so there will be some orchestral or instrumental music.
As the trailer posts, soundtrack coming from WaterTower Music.No, it's just a slight rework of Blue Monday by New Order. Admittedly, it's quite catchy. Nothing from Hans tho, not even the WW-theme at the end which they did for the first movies trailers. Guess we have to wait till the movie comes out.The only thing that matters to me about the movie is Hans, so I wonder, has the trailer musicalized Hans?Synth Hans I知 guessing ;-)Yeah, it's a nice little mini HTTYD score. It's a bit frustrating that he's seemingly never allowed to develop an idea for very long before moving on to the next thing and the next (probably because of the pacing of the short), but I like the way he plays around with Powell's themes. It makes me think that if they ever decide to make a fourth HTTYD movie and Powell decides he's said all he has to say in the series, Willis would be a good choice to continue it (Zanelli/Pirates style).
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Additional Music - Additional Orchestrator
John PowellPaul MounseyJames McKee SmithDominic Lewis
ComposerAdditional MusicAdditional MusicAdditional Music
How To Train Your Dragon
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 71'48 (Score: 67'51)
HZimmer.com rating:        5/5
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 (22700 votes)
  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 - Jnsi (4:08)
  25. The Vikings Have Their Tea (2:04)
    John Powell
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Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-16 00:00:00
@Oneill5491

Yeah, I meant the Golden Globes. There is still hope for an Oscar nod, though...

And sadly, while I read your posts on IMDb and really appreciate that your are also such a fan of the soundtrack, I can't post on the forums because my account doesn't allow me to do so, and I don't have an Amazon account to link it to.

But again, I really like that you spread the soundtrack out there, man! That's what Dreamworks should have done...

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-16 00:00:00
What do you mean the Academy? They haven't announced anything yet. Are you talking about the golden globes? In which case, I share your frustration.

BTW, are you one of the IMDB forum users?

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-15 00:00:00
Powell got snubbed... again! Does the Academy hate him or something??

Valerie reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-15 00:00:00
Absolutely brilliant tearing at your heart and raising your spirits when the time is right.

Annie reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-08 00:00:00
I smell an Oscar.

Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-08 00:00:00
Awesome! Go Powell!

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-07 00:00:00
Yay! #1 on the top 50 list!

All hail John Powell!

PowellFan reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-04 00:00:00
Woa. woa. woa!!!!!

What music i just heard? Created by angel, maybe?
THIS IS THE BEST MUSIC I'VE EVER HEARD !!!!!!!

Powell ,you did it again. The greatest composer in the world had done it again. You're the flower between the grass. You're the sun between the cloud. You're the light between the darkness.

Oscar voters, i insist you, pick this composer to be the next winning composer, because he really deserves it.

N.B.: Support him so that he can handle the music of Pixar' celtic based movie, BRAVE!!!! please pixar, pick him!!! You're the greatest studio in the world. If you pick Powell, I'm sure your BRAVE will be a massive success!

the best score ! reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-04 00:00:00
I'm french, I really love the score from HTTYD . I bought the CD and I love it every time I listen to it!

it's magical, great, thrilling, when I listen the score, I 'm dreaming.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-04 00:00:00
The expanded release is out

Sam reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-04 00:00:00
One of the best soundtracks ever!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-03 00:00:00
very nice

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-26 00:00:00
If we keep getting enough votes for this OST to reach 500 with the current average, it will be #1 on the top 50 list!

powel_fan88 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-24 00:00:00
I'm jealous. This must have been a great evening. Thanks for the videos.

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-22 00:00:00
And here's part 2:

youtube.com/watch?v=soUcux5_spU

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-21 00:00:00
@Oneill5491

That's awesome! Thanks a lot for sharing, and can't wait for Part 2!

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-21 00:00:00
@OMG

Frickin awesome! I just found a YouTube clip of him performing HTTYD there! Finally some video of him performing live. I was wondering why you really couldn't find any videos of him at all.

youtube.com/watch?v=o1VZ_DZl0nw

Oneill5491 reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-20 00:00:00
@Dawn

I found out more information on those missing tracks plus other fun facts regarding this score.
I made an extensive post over at IMDB explaining everything.

It doesn't seem like I'm allowed to paste links, but if you hop over to the message board for that film and look for the "Missing and altered soundtracks" thread, you can read all about it.

Feliz Lombriz reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-20 00:00:00
Thanks Oneill! Those were some really interesting bits of info!

Here's the link: imdb.com/title/tt0892769/board/thread/172427265?d=172427265& p=1#172427265

OMG reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-20 00:00:00
Seeing this played live by the RPO at Concert For Care was mesmerising!

John Powell was stood right near me before he went on stage as well :D

What a night!

Xavi Saucedo reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-13 00:00:00
Test Drive is one of the most skin-chilling pieces I've ever heard. Congrats!

Stephen reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-01 00:00:00
@Dawn

Fascinating! I hope that this doesn't affect Powell's chances for an Oscar nomination though...

Dawn reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-30 00:00:00
@Stephen

You gotta check on ascap.com and gema.de for additional credits !
I have found those credits for How to Train Your Dragon :

Training / Out There (Powell / McKee Smith)
Did Anyone See That ? (Powell / McKee Smith)
Forbidden Friendship (Powell / Mounsey)
Not So Fireproof (Powell / Lewis)
Focus, Hiccup ! (Powell / Lewis)
Let's Find Dad (Powell / Mollo)

Apart from "Forbidden Friendship", it looks like Powell did the main tracks all by himself.
btw, some of the tracknames I found aren't featured on the album. Does somebody know where they are in the movie (based on names) ?

Stephen reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-30 00:00:00
@Dawn

Again, very interesting! Thanks a lot for the information! And you're probably right about the time and additionals relation. That seems very logical.

And where is Mounsey credited along with Powell? Is it on the booklet?

Dawn reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-29 00:00:00
I'm not sure at all because credits for additional music aren't much detailed and are sometimes wrong.
The problem is that every time an additional composer works on a cue you have both him and the main composer credited.
Then, when you have Paul Mounsey credited along with Powell on "Forbidden Friendship", does it mean he arranged the full cue using Powell's themes? or did he helped him writing a small part ? or maybe did he just made small rearrangements to make the cue fit a last-minute change in the editing ?

Anyway, it looks like Powell is asking for additional music less than Hans Zimmer. I'd say additional music is 5 to 30% of his scores, depending on the films and their production schedules (less time, more additional music).

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-28 00:00:00
@Dawn

Very interesting! So how much the additionals do in Powell's case? I don't imagine it's as much as in some of Zimmer's scores, but it would be interesting to know :)

Dawn reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-28 00:00:00
@Stephen

We cannot say for sure that the album is 100% Powell or not. Albums (from Powell and other composers) always/often contain music from additional composers. I mean Paycheck, The Bourne Identity, Evolution, Hancock... the albums all contain "additional music".
And "missing cues" from the album aren't necessarily additional music. If Powell (or the score producer/editor) decided to reject these 8 minutes of music, this is probably because he/they thought it wouldn't add anything new to the listening experience on album.

Stephen reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-25 00:00:00
Little question guys... In Powell's case, what do the additional composer do? As in the covers of the soundtrack there aren't any additionals credited, I assume the released music is all Powell. But there is some unreleased music that doesn't last for more than eight minutes, I believe. These additional minutes are very similiar to what's on the soundtrack, but have some minor differences.

Anyone would like to give a little insight into this? Thanks in advance! :)

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2010-09-18 00:00:00
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOHN!!!!!

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