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 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

I know people will chew at me for this, but I liked the score as I heard it in the film. This film is set decades after the first film, and Silvestri's score just would not have fit in this film. Two different eras. While I wish there were more themes present, I actually liked what I heard. I haven't heard the Intrada CD or the iTunes release yet but based on the film I liked it. Away from the film I cant judge it yet.

 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Superman1701   (Member)

I know people will chew at me for this, but I liked the score as I heard it in the film. This film is set decades after the first film, and Silvestri's score just would not have fit in this film. Two different eras. While I wish there were more themes present, I actually liked what I heard. I haven't heard the Intrada CD or the iTunes release yet but based on the film I liked it. Away from the film I cant judge it yet.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 10, 2014 - 3:39 PM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

I won't chew you out Sups... The more I hear this score the bigger fan I become. Works brilliant in the film. Jackson is getting way too much flak.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 9:56 AM   
 By:   CitizenJoe   (Member)

I won't chew you out Sups... The more I hear this score the bigger fan I become. Works brilliant in the film. Jackson is getting way too much flak.

Or he's getting way more praise than he deserves. Either one really.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Joe you interpret this thread as him getting way more praise? You replying in the right thread?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   TJ   (Member)

I know people will chew at me for this, but I liked the score as I heard it in the film. This film is set decades after the first film, and Silvestri's score just would not have fit in this film. Two different eras. While I wish there were more themes present, I actually liked what I heard. I haven't heard the Intrada CD or the iTunes release yet but based on the film I liked it. Away from the film I cant judge it yet.


The Avengers was set decades after the first tilm too, and Silvestri's score worked just fine....

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Hybrid Soldier   (Member)

Interview with Jackman here about this score (and its reception).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8sur-6Px04

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 4:30 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I know people will chew at me for this, but I liked the score as I heard it in the film. This film is set decades after the first film, and Silvestri's score just would not have fit in this film. Two different eras. While I wish there were more themes present, I actually liked what I heard. I haven't heard the Intrada CD or the iTunes release yet but based on the film I liked it. Away from the film I cant judge it yet.


The Avengers was set decades after the first tilm too, and Silvestri's score worked just fine....


HAHAHAHA
Silvestri's score for Avengers was hardly a shining example of classical film scoring. It was dripping with modern action music style. The Avengers theme was decent but the rest of it was as forgettable as The A-Team. Then again, aside from the march, Silvestri's Captain America was hardly a good example of classical film scoring either. Sure it was closer than Captain America 2 but that doesn't make it Back to the Future.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 5:36 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

That was a pretty good Jackman interview.


HAHAHAHA
Silvestri's score for Avengers was hardly a shining example of classical film scoring. It was dripping with modern action music style. The Avengers theme was decent but the rest of it was as forgettable as The A-Team. Then again, aside from the march, Silvestri's Captain America was hardly a good example of classical film scoring either. Sure it was closer than Captain America 2 but that doesn't make it Back to the Future.


Yeah I never understood why people believe Silvestri's CA:TFA and Avengers score was a full on classical orchestral score. It isn't. Just compare it to Shearmur's Sky Captain. I think Silvestri is just as capable as Jackman and the like to come up with a modern contemporary score for the sequel, but that's neither here nor there.

 
 Posted:   Apr 11, 2014 - 7:27 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

That was a pretty good Jackman interview.


HAHAHAHA
Silvestri's score for Avengers was hardly a shining example of classical film scoring. It was dripping with modern action music style. The Avengers theme was decent but the rest of it was as forgettable as The A-Team. Then again, aside from the march, Silvestri's Captain America was hardly a good example of classical film scoring either. Sure it was closer than Captain America 2 but that doesn't make it Back to the Future.


Yeah I never understood why people believe Silvestri's CA:TFA and Avengers score was a full on classical orchestral score. It isn't. Just compare it to Shearmur's Sky Captain. I think Silvestri is just as capable as Jackman and the like to come up with a modern contemporary score for the sequel, but that's neither here nor there.


Agreed. Imagine what Williams, Horner, Poledouris, Kamen, Silverstri could have done if these films were released in the 80's?

We might get one establish theme that shows up maybe twice in an entire film. It's all we are going to get nowadays.

 
 Posted:   Apr 14, 2014 - 7:00 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Now available!
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8661/.f?sc=13&category=-113

I was going to post the artwork, but can't find any .jpeg images.



Original soundtrack from wildly popular second installment of Captain America franchise from Marvel Studios & Walt Disney Pictures, directed by Anthony & Joe Russo, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Redford. The filmmakers just keep getting these right: inter-related characters from The Avengers share both separate, linked storylines, this time focusing on Steve Rogers (a.k.a. Captain America), Nick Fury and Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow) plus surprises. Principal stars play with sincerity, supporting actor Robert Redford brings extra gravitas to his role as Alexander Pierce, writers do the story justice and everything moves at terrific pace. Box office success indicates fans like what they see and hear. Henry Jackman tackles scoring assignment with music both traditional in orchestral color, current in electronic vibe. Highlights are many: Warm, Coplandesque Americana for strings, trumpet stand tall during early "Project Insight" sequence with Smithsonian images, elegiac strings lead during solemn "Fallen", lean bassoon and austere harmonies for low brass anchor "Alexander Pierce", intense rhythms for percussion, low strings, bass trombone propel action of "Taking A Stand". Deserving special spotlight is moving, serious "Time To Suit Up": strings, trumpet build to crescendo, then upper strings join as orchestra delivers the goods. Considerable action follows, melding both dizzying state-of-the-art electronic rhythms with staccato trumpet, triumphant French horn, intense trombone. Just like the picture, Jackman expertly keeps one foot in past, one foot in present. Generous 75-minute CD with dynamic sonics, terrific portraits of lead characters inside booklet add up to dynamite experience! Nick Wollage records at magnificent Air Lyndhurst Studios in London. For fans of Marvel, Disney, Jackman and great entertainment, both movie and score deliver a knockout! CD released in Hollywood Records, Marvel Studios & Intrada co-brand series. Gavin Greenaway conducts.

 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 1:35 AM   
 By:   Stefancos   (Member)

Dynamic sonics? So not a brick of sound that doesnt let up?

Saw the film, the score didnt make much of an impression, very generic.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 11:25 AM   
 By:   bagby   (Member)

Now available!
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8661/.f?sc=13&category=-113

I was going to post the artwork, but can't find any .jpeg images.


 
 Posted:   Apr 15, 2014 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)




How odd... I thought it had to be .jpeg format, but I guess not! Here's the back album art (if it works for me as well):

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Listening to this now, and I really like it. It's different - not only from the superhero score tradition, but also from the recent Zimmer onslaught (both of which I also like for their own merits). I do also appreciate the weird Winter Soldier track and its ilk - it's not a track I would likely queue up on its own, but it fits the character, the tone of the film, and the score as a whole in my opinion.

After reading the complaining, I was expecting a lot more electronic/dissonance, but there they are: orchestral cues, some rousing and some lovely and some tense, all over every non-action track. "The Smithsonian," "An Old Friend," "Taking a Stand," "Frozen in Time," etc - that's just in the first half of the score.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 8:22 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

It's so generic I couldn't tell you who wrote the music if I didn't read the credits. "Dizzying state-of-the-art electronic rhythms", should get an A+ for creative writing!

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 9:22 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I wanted to jump in back to the discussion before about how somehow a more orchestral approach wouldn't fit. Having been an avid viewer of Agents of SHIELD as well, I think Bear McCreary's largely orchestra-focused score fits the show just fine and a similar approach would work great in Captain America 2.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 9:57 AM   
 By:   WillGoldNewtonBarryGrusin   (Member)

I wanted to jump in back to the discussion before about how somehow a more orchestral approach wouldn't fit. Having been an avid viewer of Agents of SHIELD as well, I think Bear McCreary's largely orchestra-focused score fits the show just fine and a similar approach would work great in Captain America 2.

But isn´t that argument only based on personal preference?

As long as one could actually make a point about Jackman´s score and orchestration not working for the movie, this is leading nowhere, isn´t it?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   jfallon   (Member)

Funny I have the opposite feeling about the music in SHIELD. Not that I don't like a more orchestral approach but I find the music in the show a bit "off" and silly sounding. So much that I find it detracts from enjoying the show sometimes. Prob due more to McCreary then it having an orchestral score. Don't think he is as good as the pedestal everyone around here puts him on.

 
 Posted:   Apr 16, 2014 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Funny I have the opposite feeling about the music in SHIELD. Not that I don't like a more orchestral approach but I find the music in the show a bit "off" and silly sounding. So much that I find it detracts from enjoying the show sometimes. Prob due more to McCreary then it having an orchestral score. Don't think he is as good as the pedestal everyone around here puts him on.

Well Agents of SHIELD is a bit on the silly side at times so I think that fits. Though that is a good point.

 
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