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'Cause maybe the expected all the cues from the sessionsI like this music!The #balfeness !!!! Has outdone himself on Bad Boys for Life.<br>A nod to the last but brought it up to date.<br>This and 6 Underground has blown me away with Balfe’s musici can't understand, when someone is saying "it REMINDS of mw2" when those mentioned cues are completely re-used 1:1. it's identical, sometimes layered with mancinas themes. it doesn't just remind you of mw2 when lorne seriously uses the identical tracks or parts from mw2 -_-<br><br>@bayhem: then listen to it. i'm not a fan of lorne, but his work there is real fun and some real good action cues. with the themes of Zimmer, it's crazy that it's just a game. one of or maybe THE best work of lorne!Colleague of mine (a film score fan too) asked me which new Balfe score is better in my opinion - Bad Boys for Life or 6 Underground?<br><br>Honestly - and as much as I praised BB3 - I couldn't decide......<br><br><br>Both movies have a lot of songs, which is something I don't like. Look at Transformers. There are songs too but they don't overshadow the score. The score is still the star and that's why people flood Steve's Twitter with praise. Day after day. <br><br>But sadly for Lorne, his recent work in film WAS indeed overshadowed by the random songs. If they didn't rely on songs so much, I'm sure that 6 Underground would've been the crown jewel for Lorne. It's a big, big movie that begs for equally big and memorable score (though we can't really expect Transformners-syze score). <br><br>At the end of the day, Lorne did good on 6 Underground but it was just a small sign of what COULD have been.....
Some of the action bits, yeah......This right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...<br>....................<br><br><br>It's bigger than that.....<br><br>After all, this is a Bruckheimer production. His movies established Hans and the entire MV/RC sound. His movies are known for their awesome scores. Scores that are populrar with the ordinary viewers as well.  But 2008 onward, things changed.....Back in the 90's and early 2000's every single Bruckheimer film had a spectacular score. Powerful, melodic themes, cues that stayed with you, scores that attracted the attention of the average Joe. <br><br>Nowadays tho, we don't have that. Hell, when was the last time a (newer) action score from MV/RC-related composer was praised the way 'The Rock' was praised?<br><br>Lorne's Mission Impossible? No. Not even close. <br><br><br>Personally, I like what Lorne did with BB3, especially with the emotional cues. But put it next to Mancina's work. I mean it's not even a contest. The Mancina score is one memorable, melodic track after another. There's not a single boring track. Every track is a banger. <br><br>But the newer scores? They have two or three tracks that are  good and everything else is.......utterly forgettable.<br><br>I blame it on the lack of themes. Orchestra or not, more scores need to have actual themes.Some cues sound like Speed 2Guess I'm the only person around here who hasn't listened to the Modern Warfare 2 score. So I can't really have an opinion on this matter..... lolThis right here is my single biggest issue with Balfe as a composer. And with the recording sessions clips he posts it is truly a mystery. Tinfoil hat on I'd say he skimps on the budget and hires those musicians just for a couple hours to shoot those clips for PR and the actual score is all synth but that's a baseless claim of course lol...
Everyone keep mentionning mw2 but those drums reminded me of...skylanders giants lol! Just listen to the track « Arena battle » and let me knowThe clips are on his Facebook page.2/5 stars? Why are people hating on this?Me tooExcited!!!
God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)God’s gun theme reminds me of part of “River Mission” from Battlefield 2: Modern Combat OST. I think Lorne was an additional composer on that score aswell (excellent OST btw)"It's good shit lieutenant" The principle is based on Thomas Newman's Bond.  "Take back what's ours" and "the truth" is Ad astrahonnestly, I do get why people refer to MW2, but to be honest, it's not the same.  With the amount of time I heard that score, I can say that it uses the same drums, and a pattern that is quite similar to the one used in MW2, but it is not a copy/paste.  It's no different to me than Junkie XL re-using the same pattern of drum in all of his recent scores since Mad Max.  When it comes from the same composer, I guess it's normal to have works that parts that similar from a score to another.  Just think of John Murphy who re-use his powerful theme from Sunshine in a lot of his scores (28 weeks later, kick-ass, etc).   <br><br>Actually I'm quite glad he re-used the themes from Mancina as that was, to me at least, a big miss for BB2 even though Rabin and Jablonsky did a great job.  It's like doing a James Bond movie without the Bond theme.  It might be good, but it miss the little something that gel everything together. ;)  I really like what Lorne did on this one.  Even though he re-used the theme, he made them his own, in a similar way he did with MI Fallout, while sometime paying homage to the original ones. ;)  My 2 cents.Not really familiar with either Mancina’s BB score or MW2, but I’m really enjoying this. It’s like an old-school MV score filtered through Lorne’s sound. The main tune (which I’m guessing is Mancina’s) is a lot of fun, particularly when paired with the choir. <br><br>And as for Ad Astra, the villain motif in “Take Back What’s Ours” sounds like it was directly lifted from the space scenes of that score.
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Marc StreitenfeldBruce FowlerSuzette MoriartyWalt Fowler
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American Gangster
Label: Varese Sarabande
Length: 38'47 (Score: 33'30)
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  1. The Process (2:12)
  2. Frank Lucas (2:40)
  3. Hundred Percent Pure (2:11)
  4. Fire (1:54)
  5. The Arrival (1:03)
  6. Suspects (2:01)
  7. Caskets (2:41)
  8. Kill No Cop (2:20)
  9. Shakedown (1:24)
  10. Turkeys (1:49)
  11. The Fight (3:16)
  12. Headlights (2:19)
  13. The Raid (3:20)
  14. The Morgue (1:30)
  15. Chinchilla Coat (2:42)
  16. Afro Beat - Hank Shocklee (1:45)
  17. Back To Bangkok Blues - Harry Garfield (2:09)
  18. Hallway - Hank Shocklee (1:42)
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BM13 reply Replies: 0 || 2015-10-27 10:35:35
"Does anyone hear any choral work in this release or Body of Lies?"

"Kill No Cop" has some choral bits, and some unreleased cues do as well.

MK reply Replies: 0 || 2010-04-04 00:00:00
Does anyone hear any choral work in this release or Body of Lies? There is a small choir ensemble listed in the booklet.

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-08-08 00:00:00
here is the soundtrack i have been talking about

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Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-14 00:00:00
i know cooper and some of the greatest soundtrack are missing too !

hopefully he will understand that and give us a bootleg.

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-14 00:00:00
i have one bootleg song from american gangster, and some more wich i have ripped from the DVD i want to share but i dont know if this page is allowed me to do that. if so pleeez give me a reply

Damien, Moderator reply Replies: 0 || 2009-06-14 00:00:00
Look at the advice just above the place where you can post...

Cooper reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-26 00:00:00
Marc is great.
Couple track from the mowie are missing...

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-05-25 00:00:00
marc streitenfeld is gonna compose the music for rieldy scotts robin hood 2010 whir russell crowe :D

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2009-02-02 00:00:00
somebody should write to marc streitenfeld or the movie comapny and say that people around the world want a more complete score. this isnt the first time, body of lieas and hannibal also got som realy amazing soundtracks wich isnt in the orginal score or in bootlegs

Dawn reply Replies: 0 || 2009-01-19 00:00:00
Lasse, why looking for a fake bootleg as it is... well... fake ?
And bootlegs, as they are bootlegs, have pretty unpredictable "releases" : sometimes they appear before the commercial CD, sometimes it is 3 months later, sometimes 10 years later... and sometimes they even get lost in the limbos of years...
You can't predict anything. And by the way, you cannot rip the music only from a DVD, you always get all the sound effects with it.

Lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-12-14 00:00:00
isnt there even a FAKE bootleg for american gangster ????
pleeeeeeeeeez there got to be something

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-30 00:00:00
i know this is the orginal score, i have baught it. but there is a soundtrack from the movie i just LOVE wich isnt on this cd :(

like the music when the end text is coming.
and when russel crowe is driving that car, and following the car whit the money.

i have waited long for a bootleg or a complete score so tht i could listen to my favorite music pices- isnt it possible to rip the musik from the movie or something? pleeez hope to get a reply Ruthlessgravity

Ruthlessgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-29 00:00:00
@ Lasse

It should have been out, this isn't a bootleg - its the actual score.

I dont think its in retail, only online.

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-11-28 00:00:00
bootlegs ???????
expanded score??????
complete score??????
recording session????

when does it come

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-08-08 00:00:00
more american gangtser albums !!!!
i want more, isnt there any bootlegs for the movie?
soundtrack bootleg from american gangtser

lasse reply Replies: 0 || 2008-07-01 00:00:00
when is the real American Gangster bootlegs coming?
huh?

complete score, recording session ETC.
there is many cues not including this album and i want them all :)

Rgravity reply Replies: 0 || 2008-04-27 00:00:00
I thought there was like 50 minutes of score? Not this 39 minute score. Ugh oh well, the score is really unique.

Kaya reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-20 00:00:00
I'm gonna buy it anyway because I think the score is great no matter how little of it there is. I bet it's the same stuff we have on the unofficial promo release, but you still gotta show support.

Gravel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-18 00:00:00
I agree with Kaya, It seems very short on playing time, I can't see the value in adding this to my collection.

Gravel reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-18 00:00:00
I agree with Kaya, It seems very short on playing time, I can't see the value in adding this to my collection.

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-12 00:00:00
It's amazing to see that they're feilling the CD with source music instead of the score. hehehe

Kaya reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-07 00:00:00
I still can't believe how little score is here. I read somewhere he recorded like 118 minutes for this movie or something.

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