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 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Holly   (Member)

I've never seen the film. And the score is not awful or bad, by any means (IMO). In fact, I enjoyed some of the tracks and found them to be quite 'moody' (which I prefer...as I relish scores that play upon one's emotions...including ups and downs). Anyways, it is what it is, and so be it.

NP: HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS - PART 1

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

In a word: gorgeous

In two words: hauntingly gorgeous

In two words and two letters: Buy the CD.




Looking forward to getting my CD. Hopefully, this will lead to further Horner titles from LLL.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

An awful score. Josh can't believe you like it. I passed on it and would not take if it were free.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 9:44 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

An awful score. Josh can't believe you like it. I passed on it and would not take if it were free.

Have you actually listened to the CD, Bob? Much of the music on the CD wasn't featured in the film, as far as I know. We often differ when it comes to our tastes in film music, and knowing your taste, I certainly wouldn't recommend this one to you, so perhaps in this case it's best you remain distastefully ignorant.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 10:10 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

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 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   RM Eastman   (Member)

An awful score. Josh can't believe you like it. I passed on it and would not take if it were free.

Have you actually listened to the CD, Bob? Much of the music on the CD wasn't featured in the film, as far as I know. We often differ when it comes to our tastes in film music, and knowing your taste, I certainly wouldn't recommend this one to you, so perhaps in this case it's best you remain distastefully ignorant.


Have not heard the CD, "distastefully ignorant" ??. I'm only going by the score in the film proper, perhaps it is better on CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   Michael_McMahan   (Member)

I'll certainly get one when funds permit. Love me some moody Horner.

 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 11:30 PM   
 By:   Khan   (Member)

*YAWN*

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 11:34 PM   
 By:   george2000   (Member)

Awful score for an awful movie. I totally agree,an absolute stinker of a score. There are some scores that should never see the light of day .This is one of them.
smile

 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2010 - 12:19 AM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

*YAWN*


A guy named Hornerfan says "Yawn" to a James Horner score release?


 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2010 - 12:22 AM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

Awful score for an awful movie. I totally agree,an absolute stinker of a score. There are some scores that should never see the light of day .This is one of them.
smile



That's fine if you don't like it, or if you hate it. Everyone has their tastes - but I think that wishing for a particular score never to be released, so that others who DO like it can't enjoy it, is treading just a wee bit over the line.

I honestly don't get the hate for this score at all. The sound samples are pretty good to my ears!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2010 - 12:28 PM   
 By:   lucio   (Member)

Awful score for an awful movie. I totally agree,an absolute stinker of a score. There are some scores that should never see the light of day .This is one of them.
smile


Every score may have something of interest for somebody, so every score deserves to be released.

By the way, I bought my copy.

 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2010 - 3:59 AM   
 By:   Ian J.   (Member)

I'll get a copy as soon as I've the money to do so. Hopefully it won't have run out by then (which I don't think it will, judging by some of the responses here).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 5, 2010 - 2:41 PM   
 By:   Ag^Janus   (Member)

The sound samples were good enough for me. I bought it regardless, only because it's Horner (one of my favorites) and it's $15 rather than $20.

I can imagine the exec's saying to themselves "if only there were more of these guys out there, we'd all be a lot happier".

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2010 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   djintrepid   (Member)

Jade sounds very much like Mark Snow's style of music for the X-Files, only with James Horner's signature sounds thrown in. Since I love the X-Files and appreciate Snow's music for the show, I can't help but like Horner's Jade and his attempts at doing something different than his usual style. Rather than big themes and grandiose swellings of the orchestra, he kept it small and simple, and even experimented with structure. It's too bad he doesn't venture into this kind of territory more.

As for the CD, the sound quality is fantastic, the pictures and layout are well chosen, and the liner notes are interesting. Thank you La-La Land for this fine release of Jade!

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2010 - 4:29 PM   
 By:   orion_mk3   (Member)

I pulled the trigger based on Horner's name and the sale price; received the disc and gave it a spin yesterday. It's really an oddity, much more a score of textures than themes, and at times so low-key that I found myself almost tuning it out.

The product is masterfully produced (going the extra mile to present the various source songs as bonus tracks!) and the sound is crystal clear, but in the end I didn't find much in the music other than vague atmosphere and probably won't play it much. It wound up being a bottlecap for me, I'm afraid.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 26, 2011 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   Bud Baxter   (Member)

Quick question to the chaps at LaLaLand:

is the Sale Price for this title still valid? It says $14.99 on the main page, but when you add it to your shopping cart, it goes up to $19.99.

Help! smile

 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2015 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Scrolling back through this thread, I'm surprised that I didn't comment at the time as I really like this score a lot. Like others have said, this score is moody and textural and low-key and darkly ambient, and I love when Horner does those things on a small-scale. He's one of the masters of making something big out of a tiny budget, by focusing on well-chosen synths or moods or solo instruments.

Three things I love about this kind of Horner: the synth female vocals, the shakuhachi, and the deep rumbling pianos. Always have loved that kind of Horner expression, elements of which are found in scores like Patriot Games, Thunderheart, Red Heat, The Devil's Own, parts of A Clear and Present Danger, Braveheart, Legends of the Fall, House of Cards.

How I do so wish that Horner would do a score like this in 2015 -- a dark, moody thriller score on a small scale. I'd kill to see how he'd approach it nowadays...I'm sure those days are over but as much as I love his epic orchestral works and adventure treats, I do miss the "dark" Horner from the days of yore, and I wish he wasn't too good, too accomplished, too matured to score something like Jade or Ransom or even a Schwarzenegger action-fest like he used to. But now I'm getting on a tangent!

I was very surprised when this was released by La-La Land because it's a very short score, there is virtually no fan clamor for it, and the movie was entirely forgettable to most. Still, it is Horner, and I'm glad the score was produced for fans like myself, Josh Mitchell, and a few others that represent the minority in this thread.

While there will probably and unfortunately be more unnecessary chiming in with repetitive negativity, I was curious if anyone had come around to this score, or discovered it anew and enjoys it in the four years since it's been released?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 6, 2015 - 1:59 PM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

Yeah, I liked it too, and like that side of Horner as well - I get into a mood where I just play that, but if you made me choose, I'd have to pick the big symphonic style. I'm glad he does get to do this sort of thing from time to time - I even went back and bought the also much maligned UNLAWFUL ENTRY a year or so ago and enjoy that. People also HATED that one, read FSM around 1992, you'd think Horner put a personal snidey note in the cd to piss people off!

Saw the film JADE a few months ago too, at last - it wasn't as gonzo as everyone made it out to be, surprised Friedkin says its his best film, and wasn't surprised there wasn't much left to Horner's music in the film itself. Most of it is eaten up by Stravinsky & that damn Lorenna McKinnett song that I'd rather listen to on the Varese MISTS OF AVALON cd if I have to - it fits better there.

- Sean

 
 Posted:   Apr 7, 2015 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Listening to the score lately...I had always wondered where the action/suspense music was on the album from the final fight in the film. It appears as though the final fight music was tracked in from the earlier cue "Car Flip."

 
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