Music Composed by Henry Jackman, John Murphy, Marius De Vries & Ilan Eshkeri
Music Editor: Christoph Bauschinger Additional Music Supervision: Vamanos Music Performed by the London Metropolitan Orchestra Orchestra Conducted by Andy Brown & Gavin Greenaway Orchestrations: Stephen Coleman, Robert Elhai, Matt Dunkley & Matt Robertson Music Mixed by Steve McLaughlin, Gustavo Borner & Tyler Barton Additional Music Mixed by Andy Bradfield Music Recorded at Air Studios & Abbey Road Studios Music Mixed at North Pole Studios, Igloo Music, Burbank & Distorter Studios, Los Angeles
Technical Score Engineer: Jack Dolman Engineering & Programming: Tyler Barton Recording Engineers: Tom Bailey, Chris Barrett & John Barrett Additional Engineering & Programming: Scott Somerville Additional Music Arrangements: Matthew Margeson Music Programmers: Andrew Beaton, Eldad Guetta, Jason Boshoff, Felix Erskine, Ben De Vries & Matt Robertson
Drums: Ian Thomas Guitars: Scott Shields, Ben De Vries & Matt Robertson Boy Soprano: Brennan Alleye
Choir: Metro Voices Choirmaster: Jenny O'Grady Music Preparation: Jill Streater, Global Music Service Music Production Coordinator: Elisa Kustow Music Production Assistant: Millie Baring
Release date : 05/31/2010
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Matthew Margeson scoring Kick Ass 2 on his own! Surprising news, but who knows?
Whatever the trailer says, Matthew is co-writing it with Henry Jackman as we speak ! ;)
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.
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...
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"...
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)
I love the cues from the first score. Iím waiting for the sequel with hope. cheers
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 ?
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
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
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.