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Guess a sessions leak of a score that was already 90 minutes long on the original album isn't worth getting super excited for...Is it me or does the main theme sound a lot like Hannibal? No doubt Zanelli’s stamp on the score...Hybrid, did Zimmer composed any of the music in the second trailer? <br><br>Interesting that nobody's mentioned the sessions leak. Pretty sure I posted a cue list but it must have been deleted.@mephariel<br>None of the styles work for me really. Most of the score comes across as a pastiche of ideas from other Zimmer scores where they were better developed (Gladiator, The Rock, Crimson Tide, etc.) and Even the action is kind of hit or miss. I just don’t find it to be an interesting score honestly.
@kiki: delete inferno for me aswell......and a very good solo Balfe cue, at that. That theme and Hans' Moriarty theme are the most engaging ideas of these movies, to me. <br><br>Hey, while I'm here, any word on Hans doing the third movie?i would delete Dunkirk immediately from that library. That's the WORST score ever written from any composer out there. This isn't even a score or film music. Just pure sound effects.No, "Psychological Recovery" is scored to picture, a bunch of cues put together from the climax of the film. IIRC the first three minutes or so are a solo Balfe cue actually.Nope, not a suite, a mix of about 4/5 cues.
M:I2 is definitely a polarizing score. But I have to say, this is the first time I heard the criticism stylistically bland refer to this score. Because for most people who dislike the score, they think the score is too stylish.love this score. hasn't grown on me. was listening to it on my commute today. do you guys know if the track "psychological recovery" is the "suite" that came first. and then other cues developed from it? thanksEven then, I feel like its still irrelevant to post the titles for it does us no good and it will be posted here eventually. But whatever I guessJust realized I’ve been calling the movie “Windows” instead of “Widows”. <br>Ugh it’s been a long day -_-Just took a look at the trailer and am really impressed with how the film looks, not what I was expecting at all. I honestly don’t know what approach Zimmer will take either, although if I had to guess probably more sound design-ish.<br><br>And outside of “Injection” and “Bare Island” I find MI2 to be bland and all over the place stylistically. Just my opinion though, I know a lot of people love that score ;-)
mpolonest123, have you seen the trailer for Widows? Zimmer created the music for that trailer and I assume it came from the movie. If that is the case, it will sound nothing like TTRL.M:I2 is a blast to listen to. I just have a hard time imagine it to be a MI score. But it is one of the most fun scores from Zimmer.And as far Zimmer scores that I don’t like for the most part, there is a small handful (Madagascar, MI2, etc.)That’s completely fair, and I honestly couldn’t defend this score and be genuine about it. I think it does help that I love this movie (despite being hard to watch) and have come to associate the music with it so much. Still, I can’t lie that I find portions of it to be incredibly effective, even when the music does become solely ambient. In terms of listenability/originality the best cue is, ironically, the 24-second “Washington” cue.<br><br>I would kill to know what Zimmer personally thinks of this score. I’m sure he had a great working relationship with Steve, hence him working on “Windows”, but I’m sure the temptrack must have been murder on his creativity...This is my least favorite Zimmer score, actually. Or else the one that I feel has the least going for it; I guess it doesn't make me mad like On Stranger Tides, but at the same time it lacks anything even remotely compelling. "Boat Trip to New Orleans" is the only halfway interesting cue and even then I don't really like to listen to it much. The experimental parts aren't interesting experiments (ooh...clapping...wow), and the Journey to the Line stuff is just tired and bland (on top of being super derivative). I get that it works in the movie or whatever but if I had a gun to my head with orders to delete one Hans score from my library and never listen to it again, I'm pretty sure this would be the one I'd go for.
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Henry JackmanMatthew MargesonGavin GreenawayStephen Coleman
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Kick-Ass
Label: Polydor Associated Labels
Length: 66'33
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  1. The Armenian Superhero (1:59)
    Henry Jackman, Marius De Vries
  2. Stand Up (3:32)
    The Prodigy
  3. Forcefield (1:05)
    Marius De Vries
  4. Watching (1:01)
    Henry Jackman
  5. Man In The Mirror (1:08)
    Henry Jackman
  6. A Punch In The Chest (0:45)
    Marius De Vries
  7. Roof Jump (1:31)
    Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri
  8. Time To Engage (0:26)
    Henry Jackman
  9. Stabbing-Morphine (1:56)
    Marius De Vries, The Prodigy
  10. I'm Kick Ass (1:16)
    Henry Jackman
  11. Famous (2:22)
    Henry Jackman, John Murphy, Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri
  12. A Friend Like You (0:43)
    Marius De Vries
  13. Walk To Rasul's (0:58)
    Danny Elfman
  14. Trick Or Treat? (2:43)
    Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri
  15. Leaving Rasul's (1:18)
    John Murphy
  16. Hit Girl & Big Daddy (2:39)
    John Murphy
  17. Damon & Marcus Comic Book (3:24)
    Henry Jackman, John Murphy
  18. I Miss You Both (1:40)
    John Murphy, Ilan Eshkeri
  19. Hunting Kick Ass (1:04)
    Henry Jackman
  20. MistMobile (1:40)
    Henry Jackman
  21. Big Daddy Kills (2:50)
    John Murphy
  22. One Last Time (0:57)
    Marius De Vries
  23. Sleepover (1:57)
    Marius De Vries
  24. To Brooklyn Bridge (1:42)
    Marius De Vries
  25. Safehouse - Ambush (2:34)
    John Murphy
  26. Showtime Pt 2. (It's Only The End Of The World) (2:25)
    John Murphy
  27. Nightvision (1:57)
    John Murphy
  28. Strobe (Adagio in D Minor) (2:02)
    John Murphy
  29. Big Daddy Dies (1:33)
    Henry Jackman, John Murphy
  30. Hit Girl Drives Home (1:42)
    John Murphy
  31. Marshmallows (1:12)
    John Murphy
  32. Choose Your Weapon (1:26)
    Ilan Eshkeri
  33. You Got Five Minutes (0:35)
    Marius De Vries
  34. No Power, No Responsibility (1:16)
    Henry Jackman
  35. The Corridor (1:16)
    John Murphy
  36. Kitchen Stand Off (1:19)
    John Murphy, Ilan Eshkeri
  37. The Fight (3:12)
    Henry Jackman, John Murphy, Marius De Vries, Ilan Eshkeri
  38. Flying Home (1:49)
    Henry Jackman, John Murphy
  39. True Identity (1:39)
    Henry Jackman
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Felix reply Replies: 0 || 2015-04-15 23:55:21
Complete Score Leak:

01 - Also Sprach Kick-Ass (01:36)
02 - Leaving the Comic Store (01:54)
03 - Watching (00:51)
04 - Man in the Mirror (01:14)
05 - Shooting Mindy (01:24)
06 - Roof Jump (00:54)
07 - Time to Engage (00:39)
08 - Stabbing/Morphine (02:14)
09 - I'm Kick-Ass (01:23)
10 - Famous (02:32)
11 - Coffee With Katie (00:51)
12 - Walk to Razul's (01:11)
13 - Razul's (02:50)
14 - Big Daddy Shoots (00:21)
15 - Leaving Razul's (00:58)
16 - Meeting Big Daddy/KA Chris/Sal's Phone (02:40)
17 - Giant Cock (00:53)
18 - Big Daddy Leaves (00:21)
19 - Marcus (01:13)
20 - A Graphic History (01:41)
21 - Miss You Bouth (01:55)
22 - Hunting Kick-Ass (01:21)
23 - Killing Kick-Ass (00:55)
24 - Mistmobile (01:46)
25 - Drive to Ambush (01:39)
26 - Warehouse Fire (02:36)
27 - Big Daddy Warehouse (03:03)
28 - Pull His Guts Out (00:36)
29 - Warning Big Dadedy/Cemertery (01:54)
30 - Bedroom Love Theme (02:06)
31 - Brooklyn Bridge (01:52)
32 - Drive to the Safehouse (02:42)
33 - Safehouse Ambush (01:29)
34 - Big Daddy Kidnapped (01:08)
35 - Countdown (01:25)
36 - Showtime (01:24))
37 - Broadcast Interrupted (00:28)
38 - Adagio (02:16)
39 - Nightvision (00:55)
40 - Strobe (01:59)
41 - Show's Over Motherfuckers (00:40)
42 - Big Daddy Dies (01:54)
43 - Bid Daddy Leaves (00:21)
44 - Marshmallows (02:58)
45 - Five Minutes (00:46)
46 - Jetpack & Elevator (01:22)
47 - Empty Corridor (01:00)
48 - Kitchen Stand Off (03:03)
49 - Frank Fight (03:24)
50 - Flying (01:54)
51 - Sunrise (01:06)

Total Duration (79:59)

Ds reply Replies: 7 || 2013-03-14 19:47:36
Matthew Margeson scoring Kick Ass 2 on his own! Surprising news, but who knows?


Hybrid Soldier2013-03-14 19:58:58
Whatever the trailer says, Matthew is co-writing it with Henry Jackman as we speak ! ;)


Jimmer2013-03-14 21:18:14
That's good news. I like Margeson and with what Jackman did with the original score we should be in good shape. One question, though, Hybrid: why was the original soundtrack filled with so man different cues from different films? For instance, the cue by John Murphy from "Sunshine." Was this just used a temp track and then just kept in the final edit? Just curious about that.


Hybrid Soldier2013-03-14 21:26:15
Well they first hired Marius De Vries I think, then Eshkeri arrived. Then Murphy... Finally Jackman... Keeping a bit of each score... Murphy prefered to keep and rework the temp instead of writing something that would be "almost" the same...


Ds2013-03-15 15:57:42
The resulting score was one of the most explosive soundtrack i ever heard! I'm afraid the score for the sequel will be more "usual"...


Mr. Charles2013-03-16 15:46:32
One of the guys on the "s h r eye n e" has a site that's pretty much the history of rejected scores and such. Kick-Ass is a clusterfuck, I remember reading it. But it really is a fantastic score. John Murphy is a brilliant composer, and I love how he re-work his famous "Adagio in D Minor" into the score. Henry Jackman's main theme is also very good. Here's to hoping Margeson's score will fair well against this one


Mikel S.i.W (a fan from Spain)2013-03-16 17:06:12
I love the cues from the first score. I’m waiting for the sequel with hope.
cheers


Hybrid Soldier2013-06-08 08:55:05
Matt is preparing the upcoming OST release for Kick-Ass 2. The score is now completed, the final credit should be music by Matt Margeson & Henry Jackman.

There should be, like for the first, 2 OSTs, one with songs and a score release (maybe not only digital this time). The structure of the score will be similar to the first one, lots of cues (short & long) & songs. Some material from the first film will be reused, like Jackman's main theme... Can't wait ! :D

////// reply Replies: 3 || 2011-09-24 07:46:03
From ASCAP, perhaps from the complete score?

CAR DRIVES OFF
BACK TO HEADQUARTERS
COUNTDOWN
EMPTY CORRIDOR
FRANK/JOE IN CAR
FRANK'S WAREHOUSE
GIANT COCK
I'M HIT GIRL THAT'S BIG DAD
IN THE WARE HOUSE
INTERRUPTED BROADCAST
KIDNAPPED
LEAVING RASUL'S
LIGHTS OUT
MARSHMALLOW
NIGHT VISION
ON VACATION
SAFEHOUSE AMBUSH
SHOWTIME
SAL'S PHONE
FRANK FIGHT
MISS YOU BOTH

Obviously there is stuff missing. As some of these are on the commercial score, some aren't.


Hybrid Soldier2011-09-24 08:49:26
Could you just stop posting INCOMPLETE Ascap results (looks like you've started toying with that website a month ago...) here ? There is NO point.


//////2011-09-24 14:08:48
Uh...actually there IS a point. Sometimes (not always) when a tracklist in posted, some anonymous poster will come forward and say "I have it" and then things go from there. And yes, I know its INCOMPLETE. If it really bothered you, you could just REMOVE the damn thing like all the mods have removed shit before. You and I both know you can do that. Oh, and what about this "Kelly" person? Everytime something from a certain forum leaks, she posts a tracklist here for it. Don't see you bitching about it there, now do we? Didn't think so. So I don't see the big deal here. If it really bothered you or if you didn't want it here, you could have removed it.


Anonymous2011-09-25 09:14:03
Wow!!!! a terrific answer

Papapalpatine77 reply Replies: 0 || 2011-08-27 01:39:39
Strobe (Adagio in D Minor) & Big Daddy Dies are fantastic. If anyone likes Strobe, they should check out John Murphy's & Underworld's score to Sunshine

Scorefan reply Replies: 0 || 2010-10-25 00:00:00
Awesome Movie, Awesome Comic, Awesome Score.

Shame that they refuse to :

A) Put it out in the US
B) Put it on CD and distribute it.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-08-12 00:00:00
Marius De Vries is an awesome composer i tell you that!

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-09 00:00:00
more information:
"Stand Up" contains samples of "One Way Glass" written by Manfred Mann & Peter Thomas
"A Punch in the Chest" is Marius De Vries' arrangement of William Steffe's "Glory Glory Hallelujah"
"Mistmobile" seems to have been deliberately inspired by Danny Elfman's Batman music

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-06 00:00:00
Is there any word when this is gonna be avalible in the U.S. It seems like its been released everywhere over seas on itunes but not in the U.S......anyone know?

Joshua reply Replies: 0 || 2010-06-04 00:00:00
This score Kicks ass!........pun intended!

Adrian reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-31 00:00:00
@ Holygreg,

Search on youtube for Murphy's Escape the Icarus II... You'll find another interesting track ;-)

Holygreg reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-31 00:00:00
Murphy has just reversed the last two notes and the first two notes of his 28 WEEKS LATER's theme in this soundtrack... I Find it very useless to hire a composer to ask him to copy/paste one of his best themes. I can understand that some directors like to include former cues from other composers (like Tony Scott and Ridley Scott do...) but in this case, why using so much composers ?

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-28 00:00:00
There are a few more John Murphy cues that were not included on this release (removed to keep a better balance of composers on the CD, according to JM), but other than that this is the complete score.

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-27 00:00:00
I doubt it.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-27 00:00:00
Are there many cool track from the movie missing on this score?

Lawrence reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-25 00:00:00
@Skyler: Thank you:) That's what I wanted to know:)

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-25 00:00:00
@Lawrence: I got it from John Murphy himself, so I assume it to be correct.

Lawrence reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-25 00:00:00
@Skyler Can I ask you, where you got that list? And are you sure it's correct?

Skyler reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-22 00:00:00
1. Armenian Superhero - Henry Jackman & Marius De Vries
2. Stand Up - Liam Howlett & Mann & Thomas
3. Forcefield - Marius De Vries
4. Watching - Henry Jackman
5. Man In The Mirror - Henry Jackman
6. A Punch In The Chest - arr. Marius De Vries
7. Roof Jump - Marius De Vries & Ilan Eshkeri
8. Time To Engage - Henry Jackman
9. Stabbing-Morphine - Marius De Vries & Liam Howlettt
10. I'm Kick-Ass - Henry Jackman
11. Famous - Marius De Vries & Eshkiri & Henry Jackman & John Murphy
12. A Friend Like You - Marius De Vries
13. Walk To Rasul's - Danny Elfman
14. Trick Or Treat? - Marius De Vries & Ilan Eshkeri
15. Leaving Rasul's - John Murphy
16. Hit Girl & Big Daddy - John Murphy
17. Damon & Marcus Comic Book - Henry Jackman & John Murphy
18. I Miss You Both - Ilan Eshkeri & John Murphy
19. Hunting Kick-Ass - Henry Jackman
20. Mistmobile - Henry Jackman
21. Big Daddy Kills - John Murphy
22. One Last Time - Marius De Vries
23. Sleepover - Marius De Vries
24. To Brooklyn Bridge - Marius De Vries
25. Safehouse - Ambush - John Murphy
26. Showtime Pt.2 - John Murphy
27. Nightvision - John Murphy
28. Strobe - John Murphy
29. Big Daddy Dies - Henry Jackman & John Murphy
30. Hit Girl Drives Home - John Murphy
31. Marshmallows - John Murphy
32. Choose Your Weapon - Ilan Eshkeri
32. You Got Five Minutes - Marius De Vries
34. No Power, No Responsibility - Henry Jackman
35. The Corridor - John Murphy
36. Kitchen Stand Off - Ilan Eshkeri & John Murphy
37. The Fight - Henry Jackman & John Murphy & Ilan Eshkeri & Marius De Vries
38. Flying Home - Henry Jackman & John Murphy
39. True Identity - Henry Jackman

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-22 00:00:00
this is like the best mix of all my fav musicians, and mr Vries, welcome to the family!

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-22 00:00:00
Cool! Where can I find this?

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-22 00:00:00
Ignore my last question; I found out that it'll be on iTunes May 3rd.

Miles reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-22 00:00:00
Oops...

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-22 00:00:00
whoa Danny Elfman as well? (track 13)

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-22 00:00:00
I absolutely love the way Henry Jackman arranged Murphy's 28 Days Later's theme into a The Dark Knight way in The Fight ! :D

Trent Easton Navarro reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-22 00:00:00
Eventhough 4 composers worked on it, it's a very solid listening experience. Really cool score. John Murphy is quickly becoming one of my favorite composers.

Feliz Lombriz reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-21 00:00:00
Found the track info here: musicload.at/various-artists/kick-ass-the-score/musik/album/ 7304130_2

Definitely not the most credible source, but since John Murphy himself said Amazon.uk screwed up half the tracklist I figure that since it's different than what Amazon has up it's probably more accurate. For instance, the "Big Daddy Kills" track is obviously Murphy's (it's a new version of Murphy's "In the House In a Heartbeat" from 20 Days Later.) Amazon credits it entirely to Jackman, which is obviously wrong, but this tracklist credits it to Jackman and Murphy, which is more accurate. I'm still wondering if Jackman did anything for this track or if Musicload just credited him after they saw Amazon do it, but whatever. This is all getting almost as confusing as any other RC production's credits. :P

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-21 00:00:00
Where did you get all the credits ?

I'm interested in them ! ;)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-21 00:00:00
The following cues were composed by Henry Jackman:

1. The Armenian Superhero (Marius Vries & Henry Jackman)
4. Watching
5. Man In The Mirror
8. Time To Engage
10. I'm Kick Ass
11. Famous (Marius Vries & Henry Jackman & Ilan Eshkeri & John Murphy)
17. Damon & Marcus Comic Book (Henry Jackman & John Murphy)
19. Hunting Kick Ass
20. MistMobile
21. Big Daddy Kills (Henry Jackman & John Murphy)
29. Big Daddy Dies (Henry Jackman & John Murphy)
31. Marshmallows (Henry Jackman & John Murphy)
34. No Power, No Responsibility (Henry Jackman)
37. The Fight (Marius Vries & Henry Jackman & Ilan Eshkeri & John Murphy)
38. Flying Home (Marius Vries & Henry Jackman & Ilan Eshkeri & John Murphy)
39. True Identity

There's another version of the tracklist that doesn't list the additional composers, it credits only Jackman for each track (and credits Vries for Famous, The Fight and Flying Home). This should give a good basic idea of Jackman's work on the album though. I believe it's his best work to date, though he was probably working with the other composers' themes at times.

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2010-05-21 00:00:00
this was a good soundtrack

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