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I believe him as I didn't hear anything from Kraemer.I asked Balfe on Facebook if he used any of Kraemers theme and he said noI Know, Hybrid, just sayin' that i a fan of Benjamin Wallfisch's music Scores since lights Out to Blade Runner 2049 and i say this is another excelent Work from WallfischOne-worded track titles! Reminds me of early days of Media Ventures!<br><br>They sure tried real hard to keep spoilers out of these, didn't they? I suppose I'd take this approach over Latin or irrelevant names, though a little bit of pun and flavor wouldn't have hurt.So you can't wait to hear the score but you already say it's a great score ?<br><br><br>#inception
Another great score from Benjamin Wallfisch can't wait to hear the score & see the movie <br><br>Music By Benjamin Wallfisch<br>Additional Music By John Paesano & Adam Hochstatter<br>Orchestra Conducted By Tim Williams<br>Orchestrations By Peter Bateman & David J. KrystalWhy is people saying that Balfe kept some original music from Kraemer? I have listened to the whole score and I didn't found any quotes. Maybe in The Syndicate there is some kind of reference to Kraemer's theme but I don't really know.<br><br>And I have to say that I was expecting Balfe to shine on this one, but I ended up disappointed. There are some great action cues, and I like some things he does with the main theme like the use of choir, but the score as a whole feels like a reuse of many things I have already heard and ends up feeling repetitive and a bit boring. <br>And note that this is my opinion so don't jump into my neck saying this is the best score in the saga, because I think Rogue Nation is a really big step above this. I hope that at least it works in the context of the movie, which I suppose it does really well...Re-listening the score again...….Have to say, Lisbeth Scott's beautiful vocals are definitely one of the highlights. She's amazing. On par with Lisa Gerrard.<br><br>Speaking of, what the hell happened to MV/RC guys incorporating female vocalists in their scores? I've always loved that approach. But it seems that it kinda went away......replaced by more and more sound design! So except for this score (and Steve's Your Highness) is there a recent big MV/RC score that actually features female vocals? Maybe I'm missing some...…..I was wondering that is there a Hans Zimmer library you need to license from Remote Control.<br><br>I kinda saw a composer's Cubase setup and he labeled one of his folders, HZ STR, HZ BRS, and HZ Choir.<br><br>Does Zimmer have a brass and choir sample library you need to have a license for?Easy now Mr. Anonymous, no need to be so superior. <br>I looked up that tracklist, and couldn't find 'Tai Lung Escapes' specifficaly listed, hence asking. Closest there is 'Shogun Mongol Prison', but it's too short to be the whole scene.   <br><br>But I'll try to get a hold of that complete version somehow, looks super interesting.
Its just three short bursts of sound, really.Oh, yeah, I forgot to mention there's also a short track that plays when K walks through Las Vegas past the statues and beehives, but is not listed on the cuesheetIt should be noted that I think a few tracks like 'new model' are put together with the track that came before it on the CD.<br><br>Ossuary<br>Return to Sappers<br>Must Protect the Child<br>Bomb<br>Like a Real Girl<br>Luv in Apartment<br>Mesa Hijack<br><br>I think are the only real missing tracks, and some of them are pretty short anyway.I keep listening to "The Syndicat", which is what I assume to be the theme for The Syndicate. Honestly one of the better villain themes i've heard in a whileFlight has a new Andrew Kawczynski credit...We're getting there!
Yeah, you're probably right. <br><br>I guess I thought of it as a Powell cue mostly because between the two main composers, it matched more with his style than Hans', but yeah it's probably Jackman's stuff. <br><br>Either way, I love that track.Yeah<br><br>BTW, John Paesano is credited as additional musicI'm pretty sure that the majority of it is Henry Jackman (maybe with a bit of Hans). I don't get much of a Powell vibe off that particular cue at all.This film and score are ten years old! The first seven minutes of Hans’ New Batman Theme (A Dark Knight) are still one of my favorite individual Zimmer themes. <br><br>And the movie itself is still one of my favorites, comic book or not.I'm curious, who do you think mostly wrote 'Tai Lung Escapes'? <br><br>I've always loved that track, and always felt that it was mostly a John Powell cue, although that very dark first part could easily be Hans' work. I could also see it being a Henry Jackman cue though... I don't know. :p
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John PowellJames McKee SmithMichael John MolloBeth Caucci
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Mars Needs Moms
Label: Walt Disney Records (Digital Download Only)
Length: 49'01
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  1. Mars Observers (3:26)
  2. Abduction / Trashworld (4:48)
  3. Enjoy The Ride (1:34)
  4. Mars Needs Moms (2:08)
  5. Gribble's Plan (1:21)
  6. Milo Escapes (3:48)
  7. Gribble's Loss (3:17)
  8. Firing Squad (5:03)
  9. To The Surface (6:36)
  10. The Sacrifice (3:23)
  11. Transformation (3:47)
  12. Family Reunion (2:58)
  13. Mars Needs Moms Credits Suite (3:43)
  14. Martian Mambo (3:09)
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John Powell lover #1 reply Replies: 1 || 2016-02-18 17:37:05
This Soundtrack should be way more popular. It's so good! It's probably because they movie sucked so bad.


Edmund Meinerts2016-02-18 19:15:34
Yeah this one tends to get lost in the shuffle. A shame, it's an absolutely wonderful score.

Vahn Gharakhani reply Replies: 0 || 2011-06-13 17:41:10
It was so good I burned a disc for myself!!! Made covers too? Any one want to see them???

Awsome Job JOHN!!!

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-09-18 13:18:47
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, POWELL!!!!!!!!!!!

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-04-13 00:00:00
Are there credits for this one?

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-20 00:00:00
It's available (like almost all Disney digital releases) in lossless on French digital store Starzik.com ! ;)

Hypton reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-15 00:00:00
John Powell !! I love him ! :P AWESOME MUSIC !! :D

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-12 00:00:00
Powell´s last piece is terrific!!!!! GREAT MUSIC!!!!!

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
Maybe James Newton Howard is on it, due to the fact that direcor Tony Gilroy worked with him on all his previous projects.

Thiva reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-09 00:00:00
I Just listened the mars needs moms soundtrack .It was supeb! John powell done a great job .
Who is the composer of Upcoming Bourne film?

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-08 00:00:00
Alan Silvestri is doing Captain America. It's been confirmed on his Facebook page.

And thank God Powell didn't do The Smurfs! He has had enough bad films on his resume, he doesn't need new ones....

Mario Soundtrack reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
I heard that John Powell was busy with the 5 Soundtracks that he had been asked to do. For that reason it has not done either Wiinie the Pooh, the Smurfs or Captain America.
Disney and DreamWorks are now struggling to John Powell.!!

Tim reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
@ *the nameless guy*:
really?! neither imdb nor giacchino's official page confirms that. well, there isn't any composer confirmed, yet. I would be as delighted if Giacchino score it as Powell would, anyway :)

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
Torque, it's neither Powell or Silvestri. Michael Giacchino will score Captain America.

aldan reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-07 00:00:00
I just found this track on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCh536cpv8E

I think that was a combination of Mars Needs moms and mars needs moms credits suite. Well,although i love the main theme( you done it again powell !!), but there are still many similarities from Powell' other soundtracks that i can found.( Buck winning theme in Ice age 3( this theme can be heard clearly), Some theme from HTTYD, and Ice age 3 credits theme itself). But, still good though.

Torque reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-04 00:00:00
Andrew, Alan Silvestri will score Captain america, not Powell.

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
King Powell!

aldan reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
From the sample, i can conclude that:

-Abduction/trashworld: sounded like Paycheck, Bolt, Hancock, and The bourne soundtrack.
-Enjoy the ride: sounded like a piece from ice age 3, when Buck saved Sid from lava fall.
-Mars needs moms: abstract, can't be defined.
-Gribble's plan: sounded like antz( that whistle part), paycheck, and bolt.
-Milo escapes: sounded exciting, but still has a paycheck theme in it.
-Gribble's plan: abstract, but touching.
-To the surface: Sounded like HTTYD, very much, with a little improvement in it, before it turned into that Paycheck-ish action track.
-to the sacrifice: well, good enough
-transformation: original, well done.
-mars needs moms credits suite: The best of them all. I think this is the main theme.
-martian mambo: sounded like that sid-clan song from ice age 2.

No, powell. You started to act like zimmer. But, still good nonetheless. i hope you can do better on Rio.
But, you're still the man.

MK reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
No CD?! What the...?!!!

Enrico reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
Digital Download...what a BAD thing!!! WE WANT CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CD FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
@Aldan

The reason why it sounds similar to other Powell stuff its because this is a replacement score. Originally, Hans Zimmer was going to score the movie and he left or was rejected, so they brought in John. And I imagine that with the rush they tracked the movie with previous Powell music.

However, the quality of the orchestra sounds amazing. Can't wait!

Prott reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
John: Hans.. rejected? No way! :-)
It was announced (John Powell scoring this) a long time ago (more than half a year).

Andrew reply Replies: 0 || 2011-03-01 00:00:00
I don't think Zimmer was rejected. He probably felt that this film is too similar in its musical needs to Megamind. He probably passed it to Powell.

And regarding the similar motifs. I think there is only so much innovation you can come up with, once you score a fair amount of movies of the same genre.

I cannot help but wonder what Powell would have done for a concept like Captain America...

Mikel Siw (a fan from Spain) reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
Only for digital download... no Cd for this one, right dudes??

John reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
The samples sound extremly good, particularly the string writing. However, I'm hearing too close similiarities to Hancock, Dragon and Ice Age 2.

Despite that, it sounds very very promising!

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
Amazon MP3 sound samples online now.

They sound once again AMAZING!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 0 || 2011-02-28 00:00:00
Happy with that ?? :P

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