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Because they didn't work direcly in this score, but their material from the previous one was reused.Does anyone know why some of the composer names are in brackets? Thanks!thanks4:05 of "STEALTH" some of the best soulful action music I've heard from a Zimmer score. I wonder who wrote that particular section. This the type of stuff I would play trying to rush a pregnant woman to the hospitalIn case he's visiting this site, I wanna say 'Thank You' to Ashton Gleckman who does the 'Behind the Score' episodes on YouTube. I loved the 1-hour episode for the Transformers scores and I actually learned a lot. Very educational. I found the video by accident and now I plan on watching his other videos as well.<br><br>Job well done, my friend.
@Hybrid <br>You don't add anymore Trevor Morris things ?Probably for chronological purposes<br>even though the movie uses a shortened version of Romanian Wind at that timei saw the movie a couple of weeks ago again and the showdown in the school is very well shot and intense and trevors music is effective there. you can hear track 8 and 19 in that scene. a really good action scene.<br>===============================<br><br><br>I agree. <br><br>And I think at the end of the day the movie itself is not the type of movie that could win people over with its score. No matter how successful and popular it is and no matter how good the score is. I Am Number 4 was part of the YA craze that took over Hollywood a few years back (we all know how people feel about those movies), and even the most successful YA movies (like Twilight) are not exactly known for their scores.<br><br>People - even film critics who are supposed to talk about all aspects of the movie - were too busy talking about half-naked characters and Kristen Stewart's acting..... and completely ignoring the good work done by Alexandre Desplat.<br><br>It was pretty much the same with I Am Number Four...<br><br>It's not that Trevor created a "bad" score, it's simply a case of a nice, little score that went under the radar. No one bothered to talk about it..... Just like his score for Torque, which as far as I'm concerned is one of his best scores.I just find it odd how people gravitate to the triumphant or inspirational music first, rather than the more subtle, unique pieces.<br>===========================<br><br><br>I totally get what you're saying. I also get kinda frustrated when a "big" track overshadows an entire score. The best recent examples are IMO the Transformers scores. I don't blame folks for gravitating towards the epic sound and the power anthems, but A LOT of subtle, equally great tracks end up getting completely ignored. And just like you, they're usually my favorite tracks. <br><br>But why most people don't think like us?<br><br>The reason I think is because those "big tracks" are presented - most of the time - during the most memorable moments in those movies. They immediately get people's attention. They're stuck in their mind along with those iconic images. And I think by nature, people are more attracted to the big and "in your face". For most casual listeners the more subtle tracks work in the context of the movie and they absolutely do notice them while watching the actual film. But unlike you and I they don't feel the need to listen to them separately. They're too busy paying attention to the "big track". That goes even for some score fans.<br><br>While tracks like the Star War theme, the Indy theme, the Transformers theme, the Gladiator theme, the Godfather theme, the Armageddon theme, the Pirates theme, the Lord of the Rings theme are so big, melodic abd easily digestable that folks simply can't resist them. And when there are vocals involved as well (like Gladiator) it's even better, because people treat it as a full-blown song. An emotional song that they can listen to over and over again.<br><br>The subtle tracks simply can't win against that. Sadly....<br><br>By the way, speaking of The Island, My Name is Lincoln (as much as I like it) is not my favorite track of the score. The more subtle opening track (The Island Awaits You) and especially the Lima One Alpha theme are my personal favorite tracks. Of course, they're nowhere near My Name is Lincoln, in terms of popularity.<br>Why is Romanian Wind not sequenced after Case Re-Opened? Is not the former 7M48 and the latter 7M47?
Yeah that is true, canít argue there lol<br><br>And is it me or does ďCalypso Must Be ReleasedĒ sound like Black Hawk Down?To be fair there is a lot of King Arthur in At World's End too. Just the general feeling you get from the action tracks in both scores is virtually identical. Hell, one of the main themes from King Arthur even appears when Bootstrap Bill remembers that Will is his son.@MrTweedy<br>Thatís totally fine, everyone has their own favorite HZ scores, which is awesome!<br><br>Itís funny though, I feel like DMC is far more schizophrenic than AWE. Now donít get me wrong, I absolutely love DMC. Itís the score that got me into Hans Zimmer. But still, I feel like a major part of that score is note-for-note reprises of cues/themes from COTBP. Not to mention the temp tracking of King Arthur.<br><br>AWE always felt far more original to me, especially considering that the entire tone of the music shifts from the ďrockínírollĒ sound of the first two to a more traditional score (at least by Hans Zimmer standards lol)@MrTweedy<br><br>Just curious, what scores do you considered to be Zimmer's best?The Pinnacle of Hans' career?<br>Although I really like this score, I don't agree. But hey, I know it's just a matter of opinion, okay? ;)<br><br>Of course it shows Hans strengths in almost every area (action, drama, romance, comedy...) but for me it's too much of a medley of previous works, without much personality.<br>It feels a bit like a palette with too many colors. From the action sequences borrowed from Drop Zone, to the Morricone inspirations for Jack's Sequences, to Gladiator's duduk that ended up there with no real reason, to a beautiful Love Theme that brings another new shape to the sonic identity... it's like the score sometimes goes schizophrenic.<br><br>Though each individual idea is really enjoyable to listen to, I think Hans has made scores that are much more cohesive and enjoyable as a whole!
i also think it is an underrated score. especially the action music has a couple of nice touches. i saw the movie a couple of weeks ago again and the showdown in the school is very well shot and intense and trevors music is effective there. you can hear track 8 and 19 in that scene. a really good action scene. the emotional music is nothing ground breaking, but a lovely listen.Y'know, it's funny. The big names that always get the most attention in film music are often not my favorite tracks of the scores they represent. Now We Are Free, Arrival to Earth, Like A Dog Chasing Cars, Star Wars Main Theme, Indiana Jones Main Theme, Infinite White, One Day, Circle of Life, The Fellowship. Though they are the most well known, they're usually nowhere near the peak of quality of their scores. <br><br><br>I noticed this the most in Hans Zimmer's concerts (not World of Hans Zimmer mind you). The parts he played from The Dark Knight Trilogy in particular usually had the least substance. Just the bombastic tracks. The only choice I agreed with was Time from Inception. There was no Am I Not Merciful, A Watchful Guardian, Sunrise Over Pride Rock, none of that. <br><br><br>Even with Star Wars, the main theme and the Force theme are solid pieces of music, but neither come close to the beauty of Princess Leia's theme, or the wondrous Yoda theme. <br><br><br>Same with Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship Reunited, Very Old Friends, Gollum, and The Breaking of the Fellowship are much more substantial pieces than The Fellowship Theme alone in my opinion. <br><br><br>Can't say anything about My Name is Lincoln because I haven't finished The Island score yet, but yeah. I just find it odd how people gravitate to the triumphant or inspirational music first, rather than the more subtle, unique pieces.Thanks guys, will check out these cues.Hmm, aside from "The Guardian Suite' I don't think I've heard any other tracks from this score. And I have a feeling I'm not the only one....lol.<br><br>Speaking of.........I would most definitely put "The Guardian Suite' right up there next to "Now We Are Free" and "My Name is Lincoln". It's *that* good and powerful. Shame that the movie is not as popular as The Island and Gladiator. If it was, that suite would've been one of the most popular film score tracks with millions of views on YouTube. It certainly deserves it.Very underrated score. As already pointed out by a couple of reviewers, it's a nice, little throwback to MV/RC's Golden Years and Trevor's own scores from 1997 to 2002. Give it a listen if you can. It's not long and it's worth it.
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Kick-Ass
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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. Iím 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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