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 Posted:   Oct 30, 2012 - 5:29 AM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Yes! James Newton Howard is returning to score the second installment of Lionsgate's most popular franchise.

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2012/10/23/james-newton-howard-to-return-for-the-hunger-games-catching-fire/

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2012 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   jedizim   (Member)

Good news indeed.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2012 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Considering the original is the only Newton Howard score I've really liked in probably five years, this is good news...

 
 Posted:   Oct 30, 2012 - 7:33 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Finally, a franchise for JNH. I feel that this one will go into the Bourne way. Powell did Identity as a replacement score (he replaced Carter Burwell) where he put the foundations of the musical sound and identity of the trilogy.

Then in the second one, Powell was able to expands those sounds and create great themes, especially with having a new director. Also, given the fact that JNH was confirmed now that Lawrence is shooting the film, it means that maybe he could be working with the cast just like Elfman and Burnett did during the filming of the first film.

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2012 - 10:26 AM   
 By:   yonythemoony   (Member)

Francis Lawrence has been confirmed to direct the two part adaptation of Mockingjay. So this means that JNH will stick for the whole franchise!

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

Details!

http://filmmusicreporter.com/2013/10/30/the-hunger-games-catching-fire-score-album-details/#more-20888


Universal Republic will release a score album for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The album features the film’s original music composed by James Newton Howard (The Sixth Sense, Signs King Kong). The soundtrack will be released on November 25, 2013 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. As previously announced, the label will also release a separate soundtrack featuring the songs from and inspired by the film. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci and Donald Sutherland will be released nationwide on November 22 by Lionsgate. For more information about the sequel, visit the official movie website.

Here’s the album track list:

1. Katniss
2. I Had To Do That
3. We Have Visitors
4. Just Friends
5. Mockingjay Grafitti
6. The Tour
7. Daffodil Waltz
8. Waltz in A Op. 39, No. 15
9. Fireworks
10. Anthem
11. Peacekeepers
12. Prim
13. A Quarter Quell
14. Katniss Is Chosen
15. Introducing The Tributes
16. There s Always A Flaw
17. Bow And Arrow
18. We re A Team
19. Let s Start
20. The Games Begin
21. Peeta's Heart Stops
22. Treetops
23. The Fog
24. Monkey Mutts
25. Jabberjays
26. I Need You
27. Broken Wire
28. Arena Crumbles
29. Good Morning Sweetheart

Here is the Amazon link:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FYW563A/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FYW563A&linkCode=as2&tag=filmusrep-20

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 1:13 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

There's a bit o Brahms in there...

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 1:14 PM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

Unless he takes a completely different approach with this one I expect another bland atmospheric score. There was nothing memorable about the first one.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I adored the first, although it did take me a bit of time to enjoy it as much as I do now, and I am really excited for this one! Hope it's a longer release timewise, if the number of tracks are any indication (unless they're all short) this looks like it might be longer.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

The only thing I know is that the costumes in every clip makes the male stars look bisexual.
But we already saw Stanley Tucci looking womanly in the first one.

 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   David (Giacchino-fan)   (Member)

I adored the first, although it did take me a bit of time to enjoy it as much as I do now, and I am really excited for this one! Hope it's a longer release timewise, if the number of tracks are any indication (unless they're all short) this looks like it might be longer.

Hopefully it does have more running time. I've said before that while the score was pretty low-key in the first film, I think it's fantastic as a solo listening experience. Here's hoping this follows a similar vein.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 31, 2013 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2013 - 12:09 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

Unless he takes a completely different approach with this one I expect another bland atmospheric score. There was nothing memorable about the first one.

I'd reserve those phrases for Parkland or After Earth. Hunger Games had some decent minimalistic musical ideas, and the theme used in the duo of "Rue's Farewell" and "Tenuous Winners/Returning Home" was memorable enough - though I still firmly believe that the undermixed choir really betrayed Howard's idea in those.

 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2013 - 9:32 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I actually prefer After Earth to Hunger Games. At least it has some interesting musical ideas even though it is largely atmospheric.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 1, 2013 - 10:51 AM   
 By:   Jon Lewis   (Member)

After Earth was great IMO, especially the stretch of detailed, distinctive 'wildlife' music in the middle of the album. Parkland was boring, yes.

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   aldan   (Member)

30 seconds sample

https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/playlists/14860988%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-C0fE2

well, judging by the sample, this will be quite a return for JNH

 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 9:50 PM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

30 seconds sample

well, judging by the sample, this will be quite a return for JNH


Apparently so. And according to Amazon this is going to be a 75 minute album - quite a jump from the first one.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FYW563A

Looking forward to picking up the CD!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 17, 2013 - 10:37 PM   
 By:   ctblass598   (Member)

Catching Fire stands to be one of the better films James has worked on in the past several years. I feel that is going to be reflected in the material he wrote for it. I also believe Francis Lawrence has a good sense of music, at least better than most.

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 12:38 AM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Sounds promising. Would love to hear that JNH orchestral sound from the 90s again.

 
 Posted:   Nov 18, 2013 - 3:40 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Apparently so. And according to Amazon this is going to be a 75 minute album - quite a jump from the first one.

Crikey that's such great news!!!

 
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