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 Posted:   Mar 19, 2012 - 8:23 PM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

Sorry if you thought I was being confrontational, but I guess the point I'm trying to get at is that it's too bad you seem to have decided that THE AVENGERS will be a lousy score in advance because it may or may not match what you think the music should be before you've even seen the film. I think Silvestri did a good job on CAPTAIN AMERICA (and on on G.I. JOE too, although the film is staggeringly awful), and I don't really understand how it can be described as inadequate for the film it is heard in. Is it possible that he won't take the approach you've prescribed on AVENGERS and still turn in a decent score? Maybe we should both see / hear it first and then evaluate how he did?

And as a tangent, like most people here, I love the Indy scores, but I think we can agree that few composers are on the level that John Williams was in the early 80s. You're right that CAPTAIN AMERICA isn't INDY, just as Joe Johnson isn't Spielberg, and, for all his talent, Silvestri isn't Williams. I don't really think he's trying to be, though: I think that like most composers, he's trying to come up with music that works for the movie, and most of the time, he seems to do it well.


Oh I'm looking forward to the score but I have a feeling it's going to be another GIJOE and A team (which I liked more than GIJOE). His CA:TFA score was good but nothing special, imo. I know that's asking for too much to write something in the scale of "Raiders" but still. I mean if it followed that playbook I think I would've liked it a lot more. His action scores are getting too bombastic and hardly leaving an impression on me. It's nowhere in the same league as his action writing in the 80s and 90s. Hopefully The Avengers will be some of his best work but I was hoping the same thing for his CA:TFA score around this time last year. I am going to wait and see the movie.

 
 Posted:   Mar 20, 2012 - 4:54 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I think Silvestri should take one note from each one of these characters themes and make a really kick-ass two-note theme!

Hahahahahaha

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   MClayton   (Member)

First clip from 'The Avengers'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCqfncpIjJM&feature=youtu.be

A hint of what Silvestri delivered for the film... not bad.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Well it definitely SOUNDS like Silvestri

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 2:10 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Cover art:



I wonder if the word 'assemble' will be on the USA release too.

EDIT: Actually, this is the song album. I hope Silvestri's work get a good release.

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 2:22 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

Avengers Assemble is the international title (to avoid confusion with the TV series The Avengers). The full American title is Marvel's The Avengers.

I'd rather see a good attempt at a movie based on the TV series. Hugh Laurie would be a perfect Steed.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 2:36 PM   
 By:   scrapsly   (Member)

Van Helsing is a great Silvestri score. Yes it is bombastic but it is wonderful. Captain America is not outstanding, but it is very good. IMHO compared to other action scores recently, Captain America is great. I am sure Silvestri will give the producers and director what they want. Hopefully it will be as good as Cap but we shall have to wait and see. I am just hoping the CD release doesn't omit something like the Cap CD did by leaving the march as a download only.

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Right now for me Silvestri is the composer whose action writing is the most exciting. I've enjoyed his recent output a lot and look forward to "the avengers".

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 2:54 PM   
 By:   FalkirkBairn   (Member)

Cover art:



I wonder if the word 'assemble' will be on the USA release too.

EDIT: Actually, this is the song album. I hope Silvestri's work get a good release.


Here's a cover for the score release:



Clips here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Avengers-Assemble/dp/B007R7VHOM/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=dmusic&qid=1333576351&sr=1-15

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 2:58 PM   
 By:   Mark Langdon   (Member)

That's a download. No CD? frown

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 2:59 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Right now for me Silvestri is the composer whose action writing is the most exciting. I've enjoyed his recent output a lot and look forward to "the avengers".

I've always said that Silvestri's action music is in a league of its own. Whenever his action material kicks in, I instantly feel completely pumped up to get in on it myself. big grin

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

That's a download. No CD? frown

Not a good sign. I REALLY would like a CD for this! And I don't see a pre-announcement on Amazon.com, either... if it was a CD-R, that at least would be better than nothing.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 4:03 PM   
 By:   Mike West   (Member)

ok,
the samples sound unsurprisingly exactly like the minor-mode block-like action writing which is solid but not outstanding or inventive you'd expect from Silvestri. But at least an orchestral score. Let's see what the entire score will be like.

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 5:48 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

unsurprising... not outstanding or inventive...

Glad you're keeping an open mind, based on a bunch of 30 second clips!

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 6:36 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

Track listings, for the curious:

1. Arrival (2:59)
2. Doors Open from Both Sides (2:48)
3. Tunnel Chase (2:36)
4. Stark Goes Green (2:41)
5. Helicarrier (2:09)
6. Subjugation (3:00)
7. Don't Take My Stuff (4:42)
8. Red Ledger (5:11)
9. Assault (4:26)
10. They Called It (2:41)
11. Performance Issues (3:35)
12. Seeing, Not Believing (4:25)
13. Assemble (4:31)
14. I Got a Ride (4:00)
15. A Little Help (3:14)
16. One Way Trip (5:50)
17. A Promise (3:34)
18. The Avengers (2:03)

Over an hour. Looks very promising.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 6:56 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

A much underated score in my opinion but then that is pretty obvious why that might be, the movie was a bomb at the B.O, Right?

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 7:08 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

A much underated score in my opinion but then that is pretty obvious why that might be, the movie was a bomb at the B.O, Right?

What? The movie isn't out yet.

 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   SBD   (Member)

A much underated score in my opinion but then that is pretty obvious why that might be, the movie was a bomb at the B.O, Right?

Daniel, you're talking about this, aren't you?



'Cause we're not.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

my mistake , i was thinking of the other score, which was not as bad i thought as they made it to be.for all those who have hopes or invested in the new one, i apologize i hope it was not a premonition,

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 4, 2012 - 8:43 PM   
 By:   moviescore1   (Member)

That's a download. No CD? frown

Not a good sign. I REALLY would like a CD for this! And I don't see a pre-announcement on Amazon.com, either... if it was a CD-R, that at least would be better than nothing.


And it's a Hollywood Records/Disney download which is horrible. Every MP3 download I've bought that is from Disney sounds horrible. There's some issue with their encoding. If you listen to downloads of John Carter, Captain America, Tangled, etc, in headphones, you'll hear what I'm talking about. The strings sound like they're under water. Here's hoping at least a CD-R of this will be available for better quality...

 
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