Anyone know what the asterisks, + signs mean? I'm assuming it has something to do with using songs by other songwriters in the score (songs from these and earlier Muppets movies), but I don't see any explanation on the Intrada site.
Yeah, there's a bizzare lack on info on that page. No track times, no even mention of which track are for what movie (granted it's obvious but still) and total times for each. No back cover scan like other discs have either.
Still, thee samples are surely great. Anyone who says 2014 has had a lack of good releases is clearly not actually listening to any of it.
Well Muppet Treasure Island has a large chunk of the score too.
We now have large chunks of score for all the Muppet movies. Muppets From Space was done by Varese, and the OSTs from The Muppet Movie, Muppet Christmas Carol, Muppet Treasure Island are all back in print from various places. They all include a generous amount of score.
If only we could get reissues (or expansions, but I'm not greedy) of The Great Muppet Caper and The Muppets Take Manhattan - on CD!
Did anyone else pick up this CD? I got it as a present earlier this month and have enjoyed listening through it. While The Muppets Most Wanted music is good, I feel like (in addition to the song albums) the 2011 The Muppets had a much stronger soundtrack & score. While there are the obligatory mickey-mousing tracks, things like "Under The Stars", "Moral Support", and "We Fail Together" have a touching or majestic feel. Plus, the quotes from the songs help bring a cohesiveness to the album. Overall, I recommend this album for anyone who enjoys Christophe Beck's music.
I have this CD too and enjoy it. I agree that the first score is stronger and more enjoyable (the promo has more music and alternates) but I like the new sequel theme and the big Russian choral stuff and action music is pretty cool. I like Beck music too.
Yeah It's a great CD. I asked over on Intada's board and never got a response.... ...."there's some odd credits in the book -- it mentions "additional writer" for certain cues. Does this simply mean co-composer?"