Music by Hans Zimmer & Lorne Balfe Executive in Charge of Music: Sunny Park
Music Editors: Peter "Oso" Snell & Ramiro Belgardt Additional Music Arranged by Tom Holkenborg & Stephen Hilton Score Recorded by Nick Wollage Additional Recording by Rupert Coulson Score Assistant Engineers: Kris Burton, Aled Jenkinds & Paul Pritchard Pro Tools Engineers: John Barrett & Sam Okell Music Mixed by Daniel Kresco & Slamm Andrews Additional Mixing by Alan Meyerson Score Technical Engineer: Andrew Kawczynski Music Production Services: Steven Kofsky Studio Managers: Colette Barber, Alison Burton & Czarina Russell
Supervising Orchestrator: Bruce Fowler Additional Orchestrations: Elizabeth Finch, Walt Fowler, Rick Giovinazzo, Kevin Kaska, Ed Neumeister & Carl Rydlund Orchestration Coordinator: Lori Chavez Music & Choir Conducted by Gavin Greenaway Orchestra Leader: Perry Montague-Mason Choir: Metro Voices Choir Master: Jenny O'Grady Drum & Guitar Solos: Tom Holkenborg Bass Guitar Solos: Luis Jardim Saxophone Solos: Chris "Snake" Davis
Music Preparation: Booker White Librarian: Jill Streater Orchestra Contractor: Isobel Griffiths Assistant Orchestra Contractor: Ludy Whalley Music Consultants: Bob Badami & Chris Douridas Music Manager: Charlene Ann Huang Music Coordinator: Roger Tang Score Coordinator for Hans Zimmer: Andrew Zack Music Clearances: Julie Butchko Music Business Affairs: Dan Butler, Liz McNicoll & Jennifer Schiller Score Recorded at Abbey Road Studios & Air Lyndhurst Studios, London
Score Mixed at Remote Control Productions, Santa Monica
Executive Soundtrack Album Producers for Lakeshore Records: Skip Williamson & Brian McNelis Album Mastered by Dave Donnelly & Perry Cunningham for DNA Mastering, Glendale, CA
Hans & Lorne wish to thank: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Bill Damaschke, Tom McGrath, Sunny Park, Lara Breay, Denise Nolan Cascino, Mike Andrews, Andy Nelson, Bonnie Abaunza, Bob Badami, Eva & David Balfe, Ramiro Belgardt, Tiffany Bordenave, Tom Broderick, Claudius Bruese, Ronni Chasen, Chuck Choi, Ann Daly, Anne Globe, Michael Gorfaine, Gavin Greenaway, Rupert Gregson-Williams, Charlene Huang, Alana Kass, Andrew Kawczynski, Jasha Klebe, Steve Kofsky, Christina Mansky, Rachel McDonald, Jeff Sanderson, Sam Schwartz, Shalini Singh, Peter Snell, Chris Strong, Roger Tang, Ethan Van der Ryn, Mark Wherry, Andrew Zack, Suzanne Zimmer & the Mini Zs, Zoe Zimmer
Additional thanks: David Altschul, Terri Anderson, Belinda Arge, Melissa Baldwin, Gregg Barron, James Beshears, Andy Birch, Dino Bruce, Matt Burke, Herbert Chin, Wendy Christiansen, Marianne Conlin, Dana Corneles, Whitney DiCarlo, David Dinsmore, Geraldine Dossett, Holly Edwards, Will Erokan, Kim Fast, John Finklea, Neil Fischer, Brennan Foti, Mark Fried, Craig Fruin, Michiel Groeneveld, Richard Hamilton, John Hanashiro, Wayne Helinger, Lynn Hobensack, Sonia Jauregui, Natalie Zadeh Jones, Cheryl Jordan, Patsy Kennedy, Bob Knight, Chris Knights, Richard LaForge, Diana LaPointe, Fern Lee, Alison Lima, Carole Sue Lipman, Vivan Liu, Nick Loritsch, Debbie Luner, Sean McGinn, Rory McPartland, Victor Nevarez, Colin Newman, Lee Nolan, Kate O'Connor, Robert Ogden, Liska Ostojic, Kevin O'Sullivan, Cynthia Park, Stephen Pielocik, Erik Pope, Janet Raines, Michele Reed, Alicia Richards, Cristina Schweitzer, Rose Silurik, Don Smith, Susan Spencer, Charles Sussman, Jennifer Talluto, Don Terbush, Lynelle Thompson, Kevin Wong, Pat Woods, Coral Worman
Release date : 11/02/2010
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01. 1m00 Opening (1:03) 02. 1m1-2 Face of Evil (4:28) 03. 1m10 Wooing Roxanne (1:20) 04. 1m11s MetroMan's Celebration (0:29) 05. 1m12 MegaMind Crashes Party (0:27) 06. 1m3s-4 Baddest Boy of the All (1:28) 07. 1m5b Kidnapping Roxanne (0:34) 08. 1m5 MetroMan Day (1:25) 09. 1m6 Escape From Prison (1:22) 10. 1m8sc MetroMan Ceremony sax (0:48) 11. 1m8s MetroMan Ceremony horn (0:48) 12. 1m9 MegaMinds Evil Lair (1:11) 13. 2m13 MetroMan to the Rescue (2:21) 14. 2m14 MetroMan's Weakness Revealed (0:45) 15. 2m15 MetroMan Arrives (0:49) 16. 2m22A MegaMind in City Hall (1:32) 17. 2m22B Meloncholy (2:10) 18. 3m24 MetroMan Remembered (2:32) 19. 3m25-26 If Only....Hatches a Plan (3:08) 20. 3m27 Roxanne Finds Mega's Lair (3:41) 21. 3m28s Roxanne Opens Exit Door (0:13) 22. 3m29-30 Rox and Bernard Hug Destiny of Hal (3:39) 23. 4m31 Love on Blanket (0:39) 24. 4m32 Hal Becomes Titan (1:35) 25. 4m33 Mega and Minion Fall Out (1:46) 26. 4m34 Roxanne Meets Titan (2:41) 27. 4m35 Rox and Bernard Dinner Date (2:31) 28. 4m36 Rejection in the Rain (1:43) 29. 5m37 Black Mamba Revealed (1:11) 30. 5m40A-C Being a Hero is for Losers (4:52) 31. 5m41A Mega and Rox Join Forces (1:17) 32. 5m41B-C Hey Stinger (0:48) 33. 5m42 MetroMan Flashback (1:40) 34. 5m44-45 Rox gives Meg a Pep Talk (2:36) 35. 6m47-48 Rox in Jeopardy and Hal Terrorizes City (3:07) 36. 6m52-53 Drama Queen We Did It (1:40) 37. 6m54 JXL BAD Tail (1:01) 38. 6m55 End Credit (3:33) 39. Hals Theme (2:14) 40. Love Theme (2:35)
wow, its nice
I just found this one too. Looking forward to hearing it; the original album, missing the entire final battle sequence, was completely inadequate. I'd say it's still Balfe's best score (if you can call it a Balfe score).
The recording sessions was spot on. Hans & Lorne had done a great job on making the film soundtrack... especially those not found in the original soundtrack.
Giant Blue Head and Tightenville show up on Lorne's website, does that mean that he composed them?
Mr Fate, how do you know that?
I'd say, Lorne Balfe is co-composer (and not additional composer), what means that all the cues could be on his website... no?
Actually it's a co-score, Lorne & Hans wrote the themes TOGETHER.
Like one starts it, the other finishes it.
Thanks, Hybrid. I saw this a little bit ago just before you posted and had been thinking about my own input on the matter.
Ds, even if Balfe is a co-composer, that means he is *still* a composer of the score. It wouldn't make much sense if he posted samples of Zimmer's work on his own website now, would it? Composers like Balfe, Geoff Zanelli, and Magic Box Music post samples of their own works on their websites so that they can get their names and styles out there and recognized.
It is from this assumption that we could go ahead and conclude that Lorne Balfe is the composer of "Giant Blue Head" and "Tightenville".
It sounds to me like Giant Blue Head and Tightenville are perfect blends of the composers' abilities. The other theme for Megamind heard mainly in Black Mamba sounds totally like Zimmer, as does the love theme.
Speaking of Lorne, if you want some news, he's just completing the next Assassin's Creed & Spyro as we speak. He finished a UK feature, The Sweeney, which should have a score release.
Hi Hybrid Soldier
Is Lorne doing Assassin's Creed 3 by himself or is Jesper Kyd returning as well?
I ask because months before Ubisoft announced Jesper Kyd was returning for Assassin's Creed Revelations he had it listed on his site and on his agency site (The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency)that he was composing for the game but I can't find any news on Jesper returning for Assassin's Creed 3.
I thought Lorne's music for Revelations was better than Jesper's so I'm hoping Lorne is doing the full score himself.
Err... No idea !
I'll ask Lorne ! :)
@Hybrid Soldier do you will ask Lorne ;) ????? Lorne is famous you an fan !!!
Writers: BALFE LORNE DAVID RODERICK HILTON STEPHEN HOLKENBORG ANTONIUS B J TOM ZIMMER HANS FLORIAN
ESCAPE FROM PRISON (1M6) METRO MAN CEREMONY (1M8) MEGAMIND S EVIL LAIR (1M9) WOOING ROXANNE (1M10) METRO MAN S CELEBRATION / SHARE & TIGHTS (1M1 MEGMIND CRASHES PARTY (1M12) METRO MAN TO THE RESCUE (2M13) METRO MAN S WEAKNESS REVEALED (2M14) METRO MAN REMEMBERED (3M24) HATCHES A PLAN (3M26) BRING A HERO IS FOR LOOSERS (5M40A - C) METRO MAN S FLASHBACK (5M42) BADDEST BOY OF THEM ALL, THE (1M4) METRO MAN DAY (1M5) KIDNAPPING ROZANNE (1M5B) METRO MAN ARRIVES (2M15) IF ONLY METRO MAN WAS ALIVE (3M25) ROXANNES FINDS MEGA S LAIR (3M27) ROXANNE OPENS EXIT ING DOOR (3M28) ROX AND BERNARD HUG / DESTINYOF HAL (3M29 - 3 END OF LOVE MONTAGE (4M31) HAL COMPLETES TRAINING (4M32) MEGAMIND AND MINION FALL OUT (4M33) ROXANNE MEETS TITAN (4M34) ROXANNE AND BERNARD DINNER DATE (4M35) BLACK MAMBA REVEALED (5M37) MEGAMIND & ROXANNE JOIN FORCES (5M41A) HEY STINGER (5M41B - C) ROXANNE GIVES MEGAMIND A PEP TALK (5M44 - 45) TV SURFIN (5M44 - 45) ROXANNE IN JEOPARDY AND HAL TERROIZES (6M47 - FINAL BATTLE - RETURN OF HALL (6M50 - 51) DRAMA QUEEN I DID IT (6M52 - 53) HAL S THEME (6M58) LOVE THEME (6M59) STARS & TIGHTS (6M60) BEING A HERO IS FOR LOOSERS (5M40A - C) REJECTION IN THE RAIN (4M36)
Edit: Found some more cues:
BALFE LORNE DAVID RODERICK HILTON STEPHEN HOLKENBORG ANTONIUS B J TOM LEVINE MICHAEL ALAN ZIMMER HANS FLORIAN
BADDEST BOY OF THEM ALL, THE (1M4) METRO MAN DAY (1M5) ESCAPE FROM PRISON (1M6) METRO MAN CEREMONY (1M8) MEGAMIND S EVIL LAIR (1M9) WOOING ROXANNE (1M10) METRO MAN S CELEBRATION / SHARE & TIGHTS (1M1 MEGMIND CRASHES PARTY (1M12) METRO MAN TO THE RESCUE (2M13) METRO MAN S WEAKNESS REVEALED (2M14) MEGAMIND IN CITY HALL (2M22) MEL-ON-CHOLY (2M22B) METRO MAN REMEMBERED (3M24) HATCHES A PLAN (3M26) BRING A HERO IS FOR LOOSERS (5M40A - C) METRO MAN S FLASHBACK (5M42) KIDNAPPING ROZANNE (1M5B) METRO MAN ARRIVES (2M15) IF ONLY METRO MAN WAS ALIVE (3M25) ROXANNES FINDS MEGA S LAIR (3M27) ROXANNE OPENS EXIT ING DOOR (3M28) ROX AND BERNARD HUG / DESTINYOF HAL (3M29 - 3 END OF LOVE MONTAGE (4M31) HAL COMPLETES TRAINING (4M32) MEGAMIND AND MINION FALL OUT (4M33) ROXANNE MEETS TITAN (4M34) ROXANNE AND BERNARD DINNER DATE (4M35) REJECTION IN THE RAIN (4M36) BLACK MAMBA REVEALED (5M37) BEING A HERO IS FOR LOOSERS (5M40A - C) MEGAMIND & ROXANNE JOIN FORCES (5M41A) HEY STINGER (5M41B - C) ROXANNE GIVES MEGAMIND A PEP TALK (5M44 - 45) TV SURFIN (5M44 - 45) ROXANNE IN JEOPARDY AND HAL TERROIZES (6M47 - FINAL BATTLE - RETURN OF HALL (6M50 - 51) DRAMA QUEEN I DID IT (6M52 - 53) BLUE SCORE THEME MEDLEY (6M57) HAL S THEME (6M58) LOVE THEME (6M59) STARS & TIGHTS (6M60)
And you've still missed some cues... ;)
Ya I figured. Can you share with us these other cues, and tell us where to find them?
Am I clear in understanding that there is no track for the DVD title screen music they used or that little snippit in the beginning of the movie which was the same track? Because I have gone through the entire soundtrack and have not heard it ONCE. There was a tease of it in Giant Blue Head, but that wasn't the actual piece. You're driving me nuts, Zimmer, for not putting that in the soundtrack!!! Please, if anyone can help me find it or tell me where I can get it, it would be much appreciated.
I think Lorne Balfe is doing a better job than Zimmer these days. Zimmer has been more involved in not so good projects including this one Megamind. His best works were done until 2003. However, Zimmer was involved in some projects that were awesome like The Dark Knight or Kung Fu Panda (special Zimmer's themes) (John Powell sucks). Also Balfe did good compositions, but that doesn't mean he's the next Zimmer. NO!!! He will never be the next Hans Zimmer. He''ll need a whole lifetime to do that but even with that, he'll never surpass Zimmer's earlier works. Should I tell them? No. Because everybody knows his works and he's the God of film music even with his few fails. But don't think I'm saying I hate his works. No; I think he's got talent and definitely has more talent than Henry Jackman, Ramin Djawadi (even his work in Medal of Honor) and the worst film composer of all times and Remote Control's history; Steve Jablonsky (special him and his totally horrible film compositions, and more with Michael Bay) together. That reminds me the time when Hans Zimmer and Harry Gregson-Williams worked together for a long time as Gregson-Williams as his apprentice. But that's my opinion so don't get angry if I offended you.
If Zimmer let Balfe to compose more music for upcoming films, then Balfe will gain respect in Hollywood and would work with renowed film producers and directors like Zimmer's former "padawans" such as Harry Gregson-Williams, Marc Streitenfeld, Trevor Rabin and Klaus Badelt. Besides, I loved what Balfe and Zimmer did on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 together.
John Powell sucks??? You're kidding, right? Powell is by far the best padawan (your word!) to emerge from Remote Control, to the point that I think he's doing better stuff than Zimmer himself these days.
Go listen to How to Train Your Dragon. Then cry because you were such an idiot ever to type the forbidden words "John Powell sucks", come back and apologize.
Also, listen to Steamboy - it'll make you think twice about your opinion of Jablonsky. ;)
Amen Edmund Meinerts!!!
Wait... did Snake just wrote "John Powell sucks"??!!! Really???!!!
Oh my God dude... you shouldn't be alive!! You should be in the mental institute for writing those words.
John Powell is a fantastic composer - one of the best - and I'm really angry with the Academy for not giving him the Oscar for HTTYD (which is, btw, one of the best scores in the world).
Hans Zimmer is good and I love him but I have to be honest - his padawans (using your word as Edmund did) are becoming greater than him.
Sorry dude but you are just lame!!!
I'll admit Jablonsky and Ramin Djawadi of late have been Getting better in their mimicry of Zimmer's styles. Even Henry Jackman did a good job with Xmen...
but I have to agree with the guy who negates Powell...
I'll extend that to even say Gregson-Williams sucks as well.
Both have been getting lazy. Either that or the projects they've been taking on havent really been the kind of projects that give them much room to work, and much less shine in.
Gregson Williams watermark seems to have been after he did Man on Fire. Ever since then he's been riffing on himself.
Powell's looks to have been the Bourne Series. Much of his work after that, probably save Hancock, has been hyperkietic childrens' movie fare, which is kinda meh IMO. And yes I include Kung Fu Panda.
Im all for Zimmer's padawans picking up the torch, but both Powell and GW have been dropping their balls lately and letting THEIR padwans outshine them...
Trent Easton Navarro
Powell and Gregson-Williams on a bad day still write better music than all those padawans with exotic names I don't even care to remember. They don't even deserve to be called padawan, minion is probably a better name.
Hell, on a bad day Gregson-Williams and Powell write even better music than Zimmer himself. Then again, Zimmer probably hasn't written a note of music in years, he's got his minions for that.
Amen Trent Easton Navarro!!
I was gonna write something like that but you were first!
"Zimmer probably hasn't written a note of music in years, he's got his minions for that"
Read his interviews and see how you're lying!!
Trent is writing crap and it surely does look like he doesn't know what he's talking about... ;)
Trent Easton Navarro
Am I really? Sure, I exaggerated by saying Zimmer hasn't written a note of music in years. But he also hasn't written a full score without relying on his minions in years. It almost seems that list of additional composers is getting longer and longer with each score. Also none of his recent scores are as good as the stuff he wrote in the 90's.
And you can't seriously think that Ramin Djawadajajaji and Atali Orvarizon write better music than Powell and Gregson-Williams?!
Because Powell & Gregson write their scores alone ?
Are you kidding ? What about Dom Lewis, Paul Mounsey, McKee Smith, Ashton Thomas with Powell ? Cauthery, Hybrid, Anthony Lledo, Daveid Buckley, even Matthew Margeson with HGW ?
And yeah, I can affirm in the past few years Atli did much better than HGW (who is kind of lost since 2005)... Eagle, Season, Free Realms (which of course you haven't heard, I can't blame you), Babylon AD HGW hasn't matched stuff like that since a veeeeeeeeeeery long time, unfortunately... :S
Trent Easton Navarro
Well no, but I don't get the idea that they rely on the additional composers as much as Zimmer does.
HG-W last couple of scores weren't very impressive (although I loved Prince Caspian and Prince of Persia), but I think that also had something to do with the films them self. Here's hoping he'll deliver on Cowboys and Aliens.
As for Örvarsson, I didn't really care much for Season but I did like The Fourth Kind. And The Eagle was also pretty good. Never heard of Free Realms. I'll see if I can find that one somewhere.
Sometimes you're right Snake, but you should also respect each composer Ramin Djawadi is one of my favorites! Steve was a good composer with Steamboy, transformers 1, and then a second part of this terrible and stupid with ACDC!
This is a fun score, nothing outstanding but nice to listen to nevertheless... but I think the CD ends far too abruptly ! It lacks some kind of conclusion, the end of "Evil Lair" leaves me waiting for what's coming next... except that there is nothing next ! A conclusion track would have been good, it would have given some closure to the album... too bad !