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Thanks Hybrid for explaining that. Makes more sense now.Yes it is because the FYC is horrible... The OST is what Steve & co wrote. The FYC is what came out of the Music Editing Factory, which I don't dig at all. Lots of micro edits & transformations Steve probably didn't even hear... lol<br><br>Real final mixes would look like the OST, not like the FYC...You gotta realize one thing, this score is US recorded so every new 15 min of score you release, you gotta pay back reuse fees. So it's very complicated & costy and that's why they released "only" 15 min of extra score.<br><br>If it was recorded in the UK, they could have released 2 hours of bonus tracks it wouldn't have cost anything more... :)<br><br>As for a chrono order, since all cues are mixed together in different tracks in the OST, it gets complicated... It works like that :<br><br>ARTHUR => Theme Suite + 5m30 + 1m05<br>KINGDOM OF ATLANTIS => 3m20-21<br>IT WASN'T MEANT TO BE => 1m01 + 1m04B<br>ATLANTEAN SOLDIERS => Theme Suite + 5m33 + 2m12<br>WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? => Theme Suite<br>THE LEGEND OF ATLAN => 6m39 + 4m23<br>SWIMMING LESSONS => 3m19 + 3m19B + 3m19C<br>THE BLACK MANTA => Theme Suite + 9m69<br>WHAT COULD BE GREATER THAN A KING? => 7m54 + 7m55 + 7m55A<br>PERMISSION TO COME ABOARD => 9m64 + 2m07<br>SUITED AND BOOTED => 8m57 + 8m59<br>BETWEEN LAND AND SEA => 7m51 + 8m61<br>HE COMMANDS THE SEA => 8m60 + 9m65<br>MAP IN A BOTTLE => 6m42 + 8m56<br>THE RING OF FIRE => 5m29 + 8m62<br>REUNITED => 9m68<br>TRENCH ENGAGED => 7m52<br>MERA MONTAGE => 6m43B + 6m48<br>HOME INVASION => 1m04 + 3m15<br>SAVING POPS => 3m18<br>AHAB WAVES => 3m17 + 2m06B<br>ASK THE SEA => 2m08B<br>OBLIGATION => 5m32<br>DUNES => 5m37-38Heitor Pereira, Satnam Ramgotra and Richard Harvey are credited musiciansSounds like a Zimmer version of the Top Gun Anthem to me. Whoever did it, it works!
me who seldom watch any of these superhero movies and remakes went and saw the new aladdin last weekend.<br><br>based on my own experience of that remake i have come to the conclusion that maybe some of the reviewers are stuck-up and not open-minded? i did enjoy the new takes on some of the songs. the new movie felt like that. a new different movie to me. <br><br>i decided that i will go and watch these movies for myself now. and i would not watch (or listen to original scores) in advance to build up expectation. i will go and enjoy my time and the songs.<br><br>that's all &#175;\_(&#12484;)_/&#175; you can't please everyone.To be honest. I love the bonus score tracks, nut those remixes are a wazte of disc soace in my opinion. I would've rather have 20 extra minutes of score.<br><br>Let the Complete Score come!For everyone that's heard it, is the Deluxe Edition worth a double dip?@Hybrid is this the combination of FYC promotional score + official release by LLL?Use your hybrid skills to unravel the mysteries of the score.
Cuesheet is blank.oh yes please, including Balfe - dont start yelling, Im just really curious who did whatFinally! It would be nice to have composers credits@DT<br>Disney definitely tries to put quality into their projects, which is why I admire them. As youve said, WDAS and Pixar are both churning out some excellent and original films. Even Marvel, despite its formula and flaws, tries new things with the films and stick closely to the source material. <br><br>The problem with the remakes is that they seem to be nothing more than cash-grabs that prey on nostalgia. If you are going to retell a beloved story at least try something different and exciting, instead of trying to copy/paste what everyone has seen.This is where I wish we could edit our comments.<br><br>Not only do you have WDAS doing mostly-new movies (I hesitate to say 'original') but you have Pixar doing them as well. Toy Story 4 was their last sequel for the foreseeable future, with them even eschewing the popular option of doing an Inside Out sequel for original projects.
I feel like people are overreacting in a way that suggests these remakes have far more power than they actually do. The studio that makes them is separate from every other studio. WDAS is still creating new content and will be for many, many years to come, long after the remakes have had their heyday.<br><br>If anything, the proliferation of superhero films is far more likely to drown out originality on that front: there are multiple studios doing it.Order I went with for the album<br><br>Everything I Need (Film Version)<br>Arthur		<br>Home Invasion (Bonus Track)<br>It Wasn't Meant To Be<br>Permission To Come Aboard<br>Ask the&#8239;Sea (Bonus Track)<br>Atlantean Soldiers<br>Ahab Waves (Bonus Track)<br>Saving Pops (Bonus Track)	Soundtrack	0	1<br>Swimming Lessons	<br>Kingdom of Atlantis<br>The Legend of Atlan	<br>The Ring of Fire	<br>What Does That Even Mean?Soundtrack	0	<br>Obligation (Bonus Track)	<br>Dunes (Bonus Track)	<br>Map In a Bottle<br>Mera&#8239;Montage	<br>The Black Manta	<br>Trench Engaged (From Kingdom of the Trench)	Soundtrack	0	<br>Reunited		<br>What Could Be Greater Than a King?<br>Suited and Booted		<br>Between Land and Sea		<br>He Commands the Sea	<br>Ocean To Ocean (feat. Rhea)	<br>Everything I Need		<br>Suited & Booted (Our Empire Remix)<br>The Black Manta (feat. Jim Davies) [Future Funk Squad Remix]<br>Atlantean Soldiers (Glen Nicholls 'March In Formation' Remix)	<br>Kingdom of Atlantis (Glen Nicholls 'Escape to Atlantis' Remix)Same here. The cue I want the most is We Strike First.@Edmund<br>I cant agree enough. These remakes suffer from the issue of being inferior to the original source material, mainly because they rely so heavily on copying the originals so heavily. Im not necessarily against Disney updating their classics if they are willing to do new takes on the material. Take Jungle Book for example; they were able to do something fresh with the concept while keeping elements of the animated film. Even Maleficent, which Im not crazy about, tried something new. <br><br>Another BIG issue Ive noticed is the fact that they lean towards hiring actors who cannot sing, or at least cannot sing on the level required. Emma Watson, Will Smith, Chiwetel Ejiofor, etc.Best shot <br>It wasnt meant to be<br>Home invasion<br>Ahab waves (0:39-end)<br>Permission to come aboard?<br>Ask the sea<br>Ahab waves (0:00-0:38)<br>Saving pops<br>Swimming lessons<br>Kingdom of atlantis<br>Legend of atlan<br>Ring of fire<br>What does that even mean?<br>Ocean to ocean<br>Obligation<br>Dunes<br>Map in a bottle<br>Black manta<br>Mera montage<br>Between land and sea<br>Trench engaged<br>What could be greater than a king?<br>Suited and booted<br>He commands the sea<br>Reunited<br>Everything i need<br><br>"Arthur" and "Atlantean Soldiers" are probably suites
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Hans ZimmerJohn PowellLorne BalfePaul Mounsey
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Kung Fu Panda 2 (Expanded Score)
Label: Unofficial Release
Length: 83'46
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  1. Ancient China - Story Of Peacock (2:44)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  2. Dumpling Warrior - Late For Training (1:25)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  3. Inner Peace (2:26)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  4. Wolf Attack (1:20)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Dominic Lewis
  5. Dragon Noodle Warrior (2:51)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  6. Gongmen City - Masters Spar - Shen Reclaims Palace (2:50)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  7. Save Kung Fu - Journey To Gongmen City (3:57)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  8. Po Dreams Of Parents (1:35)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  9. Daddy Issues - Shen's Palace (5:03)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  10. Stealth Mode - Entering The City (4:11)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  11. Gongmen Jail (2:51)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  12. Rickshaw Chase (2:36)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  13. Surrender Palace (2:16)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Paul Mounsey
  14. Face To Face (4:09)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  15. More Cannons (3:39)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  16. The Hardcore Do Understand (0:56)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  17. Shen Frees Southsayer - Fireworks Factory (6:57)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Dominic Lewis
  18. Po Finds The Truth (Part 1) (1:03)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  19. Po Finds The Truth (Part 2) (0:43)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  20. Po Finds The Truth (Part 3) (3:27)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  21. Invasion Begins - Po Returns (2:27)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Dominic Lewis
  22. Po Throws Hat (0:13)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell
  23. Free The Five (3:39)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Dominic Lewis
  24. The Future Is Here - Zen Ball Master (3:50)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  25. Po Defeats Shen - Reunion - My Son Is Alive (4:55)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  26. Dumpling Warrior Remix (3:31)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Junkie XL
  27. Stealth Mode - Entering The City (Alternate) (4:04)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  28. More Cannons (Alternate Ending) (0:34)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
  29. The Future Is Here - Zen Ball Master (Alternate) (3:51)
    Hans Zimmer, John Powell, Lorne Balfe
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Madiyar reply Replies: 2 || 2018-05-04 16:00:44
Hello. Does anyone have notes? Full Score for Orchestra?


BandGeek47962018-05-07 12:37:05
I wish I knew, Ive been looking all over for it because it sounds so incredibly awesome.


Zara2019-01-17 01:33:24
It's out there.

Iamtommie reply Replies: 1 || 2017-10-23 00:14:39
Everybody is talking about Shen's Theme. I just can't figure out what his theme really is.
Could someone please note where in wich song and at what time his theme appears?

Thanks very much!


Edmund Meinerts2017-10-23 15:07:54
Just listen to "Invasion Begins", it's almost like a small suite of Shen's theme.

Pablo Reyes reply Replies: 1 || 2016-11-19 03:41:44
Since the very first time I heard the "Lost & Found" theme from HTTYD 2 I noticed it shared a few notes with Shen's theme, so I made this: /watch?v=HMQTiimsdPg
What do you guys think? I think Shen's theme might be Powell ;) but the again, you can never be sure about who composed what.


Mike2016-11-19 16:23:17
You're correct - Hybrid confirmed a while back that Powell did Shen's theme.

mittens reply Replies: 0 || 2015-03-12 15:48:57
Yup, this is only expanded score. Just saw the list of cues from sessions, more than half of them is missing.

NM reply Replies: 8 || 2015-02-27 19:26:35
"More Cannons" one of Balfe's best cues. Listened to it today and it was great! That is all.


Mike2015-02-27 20:19:51
This whole score has some great cues by Lorne Balfe. In Zimmer's own words, "Lorne Balfe was really a hero on that score." :P


Mike2015-02-27 20:37:28
(And by the looks of it, Balfe did more work here than Zimmer did... lol).


Edmund Meinerts2015-02-27 22:16:52
Yeah, you can kind of tell Balfe worked on that one when the Megamind rhythm kicks in 30 seconds before the end. The rest of the cue sounds more Powellish to me though.


Zimson2015-02-28 00:08:51
We already had this discussion but "More Cannons" is basically a variation on the track "Hero" from the first movie which, as we can all agree was mostly done by Powell. That explains the "Powellish" sound.



Mike2015-02-28 00:31:40
Besides, didn't Hybrid say Lorne "mimicked" Powell's sound for the end of My Son is Alive? It wouldn't be a stretch to assume he did so for other parts of the score, too.


NM2015-02-28 07:40:14
I dunno Edmund, all of "More Cannons" sounds like Balfe to me. It has the "Shen" rhythm running throughout the entire track as its foundation. And listen to the quick trumpet writing, it's the same sort you hear in Megamind, and even in "Zen Ball Master". The swirling woodwinds and strings sound very Powellish though, and the ascending scales at 1:51 sound like a Zimmer contribution.

@Mike - "My Son is Alive" sounds exactly like Lorne though.


Edmund Meinerts2015-02-28 12:18:27
Yes, because Powell never uses quick trumpet writing... :p

I can hear both composers' voices, but Powell's is simply a stronger voice...so his sound tends to dominate for me, even though it may well be an even collaboration. "My Son is Alive/My Fist Hungers for Justice" sounds more like "pure" Balfe to me, although ironically the theme owes a lot to How to Train Your Dragon!

The Zimmerish ascending scales are a holdover from the bridge cue from the first KFP, so I'm guessing it's an adaptation of a Zimmer idea by Powell/Balfe.

Geesh, what a clusterfuck all this is. I guess it's old-fashioned of me to say this, but why can't we just have ONE guy compose everything, no confusion, no fuss? :p


NM2015-03-02 22:30:27
Hah, well it doesn't bother me. I think it's cool when you get a couple of people going at it and high quality work results, which still has a coherent narrative. It's fun to try and pick out the different contributions.

The problem is when it becomes a "too many cooks" thing and you just end up with something disjointed. Thankfully, this score is far from.

"Yes, because Powell never uses quick trumpet writing... :p"

Haha, I can't quite describe the difference. Lorne's stuff is more... rhythm I guess? I mean Powell to me is more "Free the Five", which is more dynamic and exuberant I suppose. "More Cannons" has a harsh edge to it which evokes Balfe/Zimmer. Perhaps you're right and it genuinely was a real collaboration there with different ideas pitched in.

"The Zimmerish ascending scales are a holdover from the bridge cue from the first KFP"

Reminds me a lot of "Chess" actually.

Kardo_Fury reply Replies: 0 || 2014-10-26 06:38:13
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Anonymous reply Replies: 1 || 2014-02-04 03:59:37
Did Paul Mounsey do the entire first cue, or just part of it? Because the audio file only has the Story of Shen part, and that in turn was on Zimmer's page when the audio player was there....


Mike2014-02-04 15:24:55
Not sure, but it's really amazing how difficult it can be to tell each composer apart in here (besides Po Finds the Truth, most of which is obviously Zimmer). The rest sounds like Powell, but was supposedly Zimmer's contribution due to the Lorne Balfe credits...

Anonymous reply Replies: 3 || 2013-08-01 15:43:22
So is Paul Mounsey to John Powell what Lorne Balfe is to Hans Zimmer? lol


Mike2013-08-01 15:46:02
That might indeed be fair to say. Mounsey has been on quite a few Powell projects (The Lorax, How To Train Your Dragon, Happy Feet Two, Kung Fu Panda 2, Mars Needs Moms, and probably more) and we all know how often Lorne works alongside Zimmer. :)


Anon12013-08-01 15:49:07
Mounsey also worked on Horton Hears a Who, Rio, Green Zone, Knight and Day, Ice Age 3 and 4, Fair Game, and Bolt--so yes, I would say he is like the Lorne Balfe of John Powell's projects.


J.A.J.2013-08-02 02:48:18
Mounsey also wrote additional music for Epic, which probably explains why parts of Danny Elfman's score sound eerily similar to John Powell's work. It's likely that the folks at Blue Sky Studios wanted to hire Powell for the umpteenth time but couldn't because of his hiatus, so they hired Mounsey (along with Elfman) to write Powell-y music.

Ted reply Replies: 2 || 2013-05-21 02:50:09
Can anyone tell me why this list doesn't seem to include "1m10/11 Father Son & Baby Po?" Was it not recorded?


Mike2013-05-21 03:58:12
This is only the "expanded score", not the "complete score".


Ted2013-05-21 22:31:10
Just thought I'd ask since it's the only thing that seems to be missing. Thanks for your answer!

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 7 || 2013-05-17 13:25:45
Here you go... :)


Jimmer2013-05-17 15:59:18
Oh how I want this!!!


Edmund Meinerts2013-05-17 16:02:23
It's out there, Jimmer...


Jimmer2013-05-17 17:22:09
Edmund, thank you. I didn't know this had leaked yet.


Anonymous2013-05-18 21:01:10
Goodness, so many HZ scores leaked this week. In fact, its been a good year or so for HZ fans (as far as leaked scores haha). I wonder what happened all of a sudden. Definitely hoping for more in the next couple of months. Maybe Pearl Harbor or Hannibal will come soon. At least, thats what I hope haha.


Edmund Meinerts2013-05-18 23:45:15
It's been an absolutely amazing year for leaked complete scores in general! I have a huge backlog of them that I haven't even gotten around to listening to yet. Maybe some disgruntled RC employee quit and rage-uploaded all of them. :p

But...hasn't the complete Pearl Harbor been around for ages?


Anonymous2013-05-20 18:04:07
I don't think so. The only thing I've seen is a promo or expanded with a couple of new cues. The complete hasn't leaked, as far as I know.


Edmund Meinerts2013-05-20 18:51:50
Really? My version is about 102 minutes...maybe not 100% complete for a film as long as Pearl Harbor but hardly just a promo with a couple of additional cues. I've had it for long enough that I don't even remember where I got it.

Hybrid Soldier reply Replies: 4 || 2013-05-19 00:12:12
"Maybe some disgruntled RC employee quit and rage-uploaded all of them"

LOL I can assure you it's not what happened ! :)


Ds2013-05-19 00:36:28
So basically HZ leaked them himself in an act of generosity towards his beloved fans? :p


Edmund Meinerts2013-05-19 01:34:21
Oh, I know. But wouldn't it be a funny story if it was? XD


cheesy2013-05-19 05:48:31
More like Hans had the idea to leak it and then got five different Magic Box composers to upload each file individually.


Mr. Fate2013-05-19 20:26:14
What? Only two composers make up the group Magic Box Music: John Sponsler and Tom Gire.

Mike reply Replies: 3 || 2013-05-17 20:48:17
This is one of the few scores with Zimmer music where I'd say most of the notable stuff was released (the others being The Dark Knight in its 2-disc form, At World's End with all the suites from the Treasures Collection, The Last Samurai, Gladiator, and Crimson Tide).


Edmund Meinerts2013-05-17 22:16:38
Well, yeah, the complete score here is only about 15 minutes longer than the regular album. Powell animated scores (which this really is more than a Zimmer effort) tend to have pretty good releases that contain most if not all of the music, and always all of the really important stuff.

As for your other ones, I agree with all of them except At World's End. The Treasures Collection suites were definitely an absolute godsend, but that still didn't include Maelstrom Pt. 1 or Liftoff, which are both absolutely essential cues IMO.


Mike2013-05-17 22:26:55
Powell animated scores do tend to get good treatment. How to Train Your Dragon was an excellent album. And you're right, Maelstrom pt. 1 and Liftoff are great pieces, which is why I intentionally said the scores contain MOST of the notable stuff. ;)


Aragorn2013-05-17 22:33:14
Another great Powell release was Chicken Run!

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