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 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 12:49 PM   
 By:   catboy19   (Member)

I want to let the labels know that I really want this score complete!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 12:53 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Seconded.

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 12:57 PM   
 By:   Anthony Marose   (Member)

I love Kamen - great composer, no doubt. But I feel this is one of his weakest scores, and I thought Powell later fleshed out the orchestra a lot more than Kamen originally did. Kamen's score is almost too subdued and doesn't feature enough personality.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 1:53 PM   
 By:   catboy19   (Member)

I love Kamen - great composer, no doubt. But I feel this is one of his weakest scores,


Weak or not I still want it ...I think weak can be good in a way as well ...I would not want it to be over powering.
I think it suits the movie and colors to the movie and gives it a metallic atmosphere.

And the artwork for the official release is just perfect with silver and kind of a silver sound.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 2:14 PM   
 By:   Reximus Prime   (Member)

Thirded... (wait... is that right?)

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Its not his strongest score - it sounds very "thin" - but theres some lovely moments, particularly the final showdown between the team and Magneto and the beautiful Logan & Rogue theme (which has a choir synth dub over the film mix).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 3:11 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I love this score; Especially the opening cue is very effective (I even think it got re-used for the opening of First Class?), also love the eerie synth effects for Mystique and the ruff string hits for Magneto. The album has a handful of excellent standout cues aside from the great opening; 'Mutant School' (Dead zone revisited), 'The X-Jet', 'Logan and Rogue',... Would love to have this complete. And to me this score has more personality than any of the sequels or First Class put together; Those scores are heavy on orchestration but 'thin' on themes (IMO).

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 3:14 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I love this score; Especially the opening cue is very effective (I even think it got re-used for the opening of First Class?)

Its a great bit of spotting but its really, really close to music from The Neverending Story.

(Its a musical lift but its in damn good taste)

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

I love this score; Especially the opening cue is very effective (I even think it got re-used for the opening of First Class?)

Its a great bit of spotting but its really, really close to music from The Neverending Story.

(Its a musical lift but its in damn good taste)


Then I definitely need to check out Neverending Story. Seen that way back but can't remember the score (only the song).

 
 Posted:   Dec 22, 2011 - 8:55 PM   
 By:   Buscemi   (Member)

To be fair, Kamen was suffering from multiple sclerosis (which would eventually lead to his passing three years later) when doing the score. The work on doing such a big score may have been too painful for him to fully accomplish (and why there was additional work by John Powell and Klaus Badelt in the process) and why his final scores were for lighter fare.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 3:20 AM   
 By:   Gold Digger   (Member)

Much as I adore Michael Kamen's music I think a full score of this would be tedious. The album had all the highlights. The full score does not play well and is crammed with Badelt electronica.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 4:31 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I love the bass-driven Magneto motif from this score. It's so forceful and relentless!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 4:40 AM   
 By:   Fink   (Member)

Yes I already noticed that the track "Fantasia" from The Neverending Story was almost the same theme used in X-Men. Love both anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 8:34 AM   
 By:   catboy19   (Member)

Much as I adore Michael Kamen's music I think a full score of this would be tedious. The album had all the highlights. The full score does not play well and is crammed with Badelt electronica.

Don't post here if you are negative about a full release please.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Much as I adore Michael Kamen's music I think a full score of this would be tedious. The album had all the highlights. The full score does not play well and is crammed with Badelt electronica.

Don't post here if you are negative about a full release please.


What makes you think that the label producers don't hold the same view?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   catboy19   (Member)


What makes you think that the label producers don't hold the same view?


I will say it again if you are not for it dont post here shesh.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 12:34 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

So "don't post if you don't agree with me because my opinion is the only one that matters", eh?

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

So "don't post if you don't agree with me because my opinion is the only one that matters", eh?

That seems to be the case.

 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   GOLDSMITHDAKING   (Member)

Thought this was one of Kamens more forgettable scores.Not a patch on John Powella awesome score on X3.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 23, 2011 - 1:03 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

Guys, isn't there a golden age request thread you'd be better off posting in? I'm sure if the labels use cerebro, they'll find that this score does have its fans.

 
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