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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... :P21. Hello, Beastie! (3:42)<br><br>Geoff Zanelli will be haunted by the specter of the PotC franchise until the day he dies, lolAfter listening to the whole thing, I can say that, while not as great as Newton Howard, Zanelli did a great job in here, adapting the original themes as well as creating some new ones.<br><br>The first half of the album drags a bit, but the second half is really fantastic!Is a CD release being planned?<br><br>If so, when is it coming out?
zimmer said once, that he was very satisfied of how his music was presented in the ost and that it would let the music speak in that way as he wanted to be heard, and that there aren't much of importing cues that should have been added or released. <br><br>but i guess he hasn't recognized how much love his score have gotten over the years, until his first world tour. there has been a huge demand and loud screaming after the tracklist of his show had  been released and there was no sign of last samurai. people complained and asked (esp. through this site) for a cue of Last Samurai to be played in their show, but it the developement of the show was already at its end and so he hadn't the chance to include a cue of it aswell. but atleast he recognized how much people are loving that score and respect his work on it. maybe that has changed his mind and view to the score and a propper and complete release of the score...@Hybrid Soldier, out of curiosity, why is the Last Samurai have conditions? A better way to ask is, what is the backstory with it what seems to cause reservations for Hans? Thanks!Really fantastic writing here, definitely taking inspiration from JNH’s style without trying to copy. And the adaptation of Maleficent’s “curse” theme from the first score in “The Phoenix” is definitely a highlight.No idea, and Last Samurai is not a no-go from Hans. It might have been under certain circumstances in the past but last time I asked him he was open for it (under some conditions, obviously).@Hybrid Soldier: Do you know if there is any chance LLL would take this as a candidate for a propper release? Or is it a no-go for Zimmer like with Last Samurai?
I think prayer is private video from Lorne Balfe's YouTube Channel. Also, there have prayer video still here by YouTube Search by another channel posted the videoCan anyone confirm if "Prayer" is on the OST? Since the video has been deleted, I'm not sure if anyone has a saved copy to check.I would buy a copy of an official release of this score. The Jablonsky variations is one of my favorite HZ tracks.Just listened to the first track, "Mistress of Evil", and Zanelli kept some of the themes from James Newton Howard!<br><br>I'm so happy about this and if the rest score is like this, it could be one of the scores of the year.<br><br>Really excited about the full thing!From what i hearing from the samples, it seems Zanelli make a great score.

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How To Train Your Dragon
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Length: 71'48 (Score: 67'51) rating:        5/5
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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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Mike reply Replies: 0 || 2010-12-16 00:00:00

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?

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:

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

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

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.

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

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: 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

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

You gotta check on and 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

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

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

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

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