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Theres quite a bit of good unreleased stuff from this score. Stuff like the cue that plays during Alita's first game of motorball with the other kids, the bar fight music, the unused string rendition of Alita's theme and the end titles arrangement of Motorball/Swan Song.Does anyone have the "Motorball" cue from end credits? It sounds like the beginning of the "Motorball" track but it's different than on the OST. It plays directly after the Swan Song track...<br><br>Why is it left off the CD?Huh... Do people at RCP ask H-Z.com to use the official, less accurate credits in some cases? I seem to recall some credit fiasco on POTC4.So what happened to the credits here? It used to be a mixture of solo Atli cues with Atli/Dave Fleming, and now all three guys are credited for every track even though Tillman is only listed as a musician? Is this like with Armageddon, where the "official" credits aren't as accurate as the older ones were? :pMost of the album is comprised of suites, with one consistent tempo per track. <br><br>The material that was scored to picture was scored using the risset rhythm technique, which gave a lot of those tracks their "infinitely getting faster" feeling in the film, so the tempo is always climbing in the film versions. The suites have a stable tempo (except for a couple normal tempo changes, which are different)
Not really any... "Nothing Out There" contains the sad piano theme from Begins and Dark Knight, but otherwise the themes that get reprised are pretty much Hans stuff. <br><br>Speaking of credits, any chance the complete score page could be updated with what's out there and official?Could somebody tell me in what cues JNH's themes appear on album?Thanks MIKE, Any ideas of how can I Google it?Yeah, that cue was either a last minute rewrite or one of the music editors did it.... As for where you can find it...Google is your friend. But it's not going to be available anywhere officially.I think it will be in between NOT ORDINARY CITIZEN / THE SLOW KNIFE and IMAGINE THE FIRE, Does anybody know where can I find it?<br>
I noticed that this score doesn't has the soundtrack of the part where Blake is taking the people to the bridge and he is discusing with the other police officer before he blows the bridgeThat's right, I forgot about that... And I totally agree about the score vs. the album. I had no use for this score on album at first, but now that I've watched the movie a few times, I can really hear the logic behind the score and I "get it." <br><br>I still don't get the music as heard on album, though. Are the longer pieces some early suites Hans wrote? Or did he specifically make these arrangements for the album? Do you know the answer to that one, Hybrid?I wanna say I heard the full Cat Suite somewhere... I can't remember if it was legit, but it was 15:39 and it was indeed quite repetitive. It was basically the Selina Kyle Suite from the Z+ app, along with demos of several of the Catwoman-related cues in the final score. If you've listened through the score, you've basically heard the unreleased stuff.@Mike<br>Zimmer has said in interviews that he “mapped out” the film with one long piece of music to establish the changing tempo of the story, and apparently the script was written to capture the rhythmic feel of the film. So from the very beginning the story was always split up between the three.<br><br>I think a big part of the initial disappointment with the score was the album presentation, which gives off the impression that the music is just some sound design that Zimmer threw together (this is how I personally felt when I first gave it a listen). In actuality it’s a technically impressive score, I really can’t think of any other film score that is so synchronized with a film’s tempo and flows as one long piece of music. Apparently it was a nightmare for Hans, especially when the smallest edits to the film would ruin the flow.<br><br>Doing the 59-minute album was a pretty big disservice to the whole purpose of the music. If you remove one piece the whole thing falls apart, which is part of the reason the album feels so disjointed.Anyone here listened "The Predator" FYC score? <br>Any chance to compare tracklist and running time with official release?
These versions suites haven't been officially released, but maybe you can find them somewhere around the Internet unofficially.<br><br>As for the Cat Suite, the most important parts of it can be found in "Selina Kyle" (it's a shortened version of it actually) and "Mind if I cut in?" from the OST. I remember that Hybrid once said that the 15mins Cat Suite was too repetitive, that's why a 5min only version was released, so maybe you are just fine with those two.<br>Where can I listen to the Cat Suite? Or is it literally: Selina Kyle Theme? <br>The Mole P1 (0-1:57)<br>Regimental Brothers P1 (0-1:19)<br>The Mole P2 (1:57-3:44)<br>Regimental Brothers P3 (2:44 onward)<br>We Need Our Army Back<br>Shivering Soldier<br>Supermarine P1 (0-2:47)<br>The Mole P3 (3:45 onward)<br>We Need Our Army Back (again) <br>Supermarine P2 (*5:33)<br>Impulse<br>The Tide<br>Home <br>The Oil <br>Variation 15<br>End Credits <br><br>As everyone said already, the album is made up of suites that combine several cues and several "sounds" used in various places. For example, the is a sound in The Mole (At 2:05) that sounds like a fuse being ignited. This sound is actually right after The Tide in the film.<br>The only tracks that are almost identical to the film are: The Tide, Variation 15 and End Credits, the rest is different. <br><br>So if you were to order the tracks as first heard in the film it would be: <br>The Mole <br>Regimental Brothers <br>We Need Our Army Back<br>Shivering Soldier <br>Supermarine <br>Impluse <br>The Tide <br>Home <br>The Oil<br>Variation 15<br>End credits<br><br>As much as I enjoyed listening to this release, I wish they didn't butcher the score the way they did. I like the suites but there are so many great cues in this film that weren't released. If only they released an isolated score track on Blu-ray. Listening to film extracts is just not enough.I noticed that as well — the ticking goes all through the movie, except for the boat scenes, and only stops when they get on the train. <br><br>I wonder...could the film have originally been shot so that the beach, sea, and air sequences were there own arcs, and the longer album tracks were written for that? And then Nolan went in and turned the movie into the frenetic, constantly cutting-back-and-forth final product? <br><br>While the album is fine, I personally don't understand why we couldn't have just gotten the film cues. They might have had to stitch several together for each track, but it could have worked.Does anyone know where you can get a digital version of the Japanese versions 2 bonus tracks?
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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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