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 Posted:   Feb 24, 2018 - 10:42 PM   
 By:   Bibliomike   (Member)

I have been absent from this forum for a long time, but I came on tonight to make sure because I couldn't believe it... NO physical release planned for that gorgeous, thrilling score? The film was great in all respects, but I was immediately taken with the score and had planned to plunk down my money at Amazon as soon as I got home. I will go ahead and download the mp3s, but I am amazed there are no plans for a proper CD release with a nice booklet of photos from the film (because initial score releases never bother with liner notes any more...) - and, as others have noted, surely one of the specialty labels for film music would want to issue a deluxe edition of this one.

I did see someone on reddit saying a score CD is coming on March 9.... can anyone confirm?

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 1:07 PM   
 By:   JamesSouthall   (Member)

My review of the "album":

http://www.movie-wave.net/black-panther/

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   GustavoJoseph   (Member)

The score is great, Goransson should do the next James Bond.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 4:59 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Here is my whittle edition..

3. Wakanda
6. Waterfall Fight
7. Ancestral Plane
14. Is This Wakanda?
22. The Great Mound Battle
23. Glory To Bast
25. A Kings Sunset
26. A New Day
27. Spaceship Bugatti
28. United Nations/End Titles

That runs about 38 minutes, but the last track is mainly an edited highlights compilation anyway.
There are some tracks I would have included, but they need editing work (like the first 2 minutes of Warrior Falls).
The good bits are very enjoyable, even if they do sound like Silvestri's earlier Avengers work, with a blast of Bill Conti brass stylings thrown in for good measure.

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

My review of the "album":

http://www.movie-wave.net/black-panther/


24 1/2 years hahaha

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2018 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I really liked Creed — which had an incredibly rousing main theme — so I was looking forward to hearing how Göransson would handle a superhero movie. My first reaction to the score when I heard it in the film (which I loved) was that it was pretty good, with what I would later find out are talking drums for T'challa giving the score a very distinctive sound.

When I first listened to the album, I thought that there was a lot of good music there but that maybe it ran a bit too long. But when I started to re-listen, I found that the cues I was lukewarm toward the first time around were actually a lot more interesting than I had originally given them credit for, and the more I heard the Killmonger theme, the more I liked it. And I find the more heroic setting of T'Challa's theme to be something of an earworm. If you had asked me about this score a few days ago, I would have said the album is too long. Now I really like having so much of the score.

I am looking forward to Göransson's return for the sequels.

 
 Posted:   Feb 27, 2018 - 6:13 PM   
 By:   Kylo Ren   (Member)

I really liked Creed — which had an incredibly rousing main theme — so I was looking forward to hearing how Göransson would handle a superhero movie. My first reaction to the score when I heard it in the film (which I loved) was that it was pretty good, with what I would later find out are talking drums for T'challa giving the score a very distinctive sound.

When I first listened to the album, I thought that there was a lot of good music there but that maybe it ran a bit too long. But when I started to re-listen, I found that the cues I was lukewarm toward the first time around were actually a lot more interesting than I had originally given them credit for, and the more I heard the Killmonger theme, the more I liked it. And I find the more heroic setting of T'Challa's theme to be something of an earworm. If you had asked me about this score a few days ago, I would have said the album is too long. Now I really like having so much of the score.

I am looking forward to Göransson's return for the sequels.


This. Completely agreed.

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2018 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

I caught the movie again yesterday, and once again, the more I listen to this score the more I like it.

There are a lot of themes and motifs to unpack in this score. I won't lie, there is a setting of T'Challa's theme that reminds me a little of the a-ha song “Take On Me.”

Killmonger's theme is fantastic in that it can be as aggressive as the character, but also has room for heartbreaking passages, such as the scene in which he meets his father on the astral plane. The music reflects his conflicting feelings about the situation; his line in response to “Have you no tears for me?” “Everybody dies sometime, that's just life around here,” could have been played as a badass moment, or a sign of his dysfuction, but instead it is shown through filmmaking choices (the line is delivered by Eric as a child, and the music) to be a defense mechanism to the rush of feelings he was not expecting to be feeling. This was, for me, one of the most effective moments in the film, and the music manages to reflect all of these emotional reactions, helping to flesh out the character and his motivations.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2018 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

I haven't heard this yet, but I'm loving Göransson's Death Wish. Definitely a composer to watch!

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2018 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Finally saw the movie, and now I have even greater appreciation for this fine score. It seems like the end credits music was edited differently in the film than in the soundtrack release. Was it my imagination?

 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2018 - 8:08 PM   
 By:   Ed   (Member)

Just saw it myself last night. Really outstanding score, much more upfront than the bulk of the Marvel efforts. Not melodic in the traditional sense, but very epic. Really want to hear the score on its own.

 
 Posted:   Mar 5, 2018 - 3:54 PM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Not melodic in the traditional sense, but very epic.

That's one of the things I really like about the score — while it is working with the leitmotif format, the form that the themes and motives take showcase different storytelling styles. There are so many engaging motives and themes here — the Dora Milaje chants are a lot of fun. I love how Shuri's theme emerges during the final battle — like her brother's, it is supported by brass.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

I just wanna announce to all fellow audiophiles out there. That it looks like today the score is finally getting released on the hi-fi download sites in 44.1/24bit. In addition to the already mentioned 7digital and Onkyo Music, there is now HDtracks and ProStudioMasters which offer WAV and AIFF options.

http://www.prostudiomasters.com/album/page/18664
http://www.hdtracks.com/black-panther-original-score

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2018 - 3:07 AM   
 By:   makro   (Member)

That's great. Where is the CD though?

 
 Posted:   Mar 17, 2018 - 11:09 AM   
 By:   Lewis&Clark   (Member)

The CD? No idea... Just got the HiRes Download on Qobuz.com... F*** score of the year so far. Going to be hard to beat this one. And (probably) my new (all-time?) favorite African sounding score (-> time will tell).

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2018 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Black Panther now stands as the second-biggest box office success in history bumping Titanic to third place. Will it replace Avatar as #1 soon? Obviously, many people are going to see it more than once. Is it that good of a film?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2018 - 3:03 PM   
 By:   RustyNail   (Member)

Black Panther now stands as the second-biggest box office success in history bumping Titanic to third place. Will it replace Avatar as #1 soon? Obviously, many people are going to see it more than once. Is it that good of a film?

Avatar is the second highest grossing film, Force Awakens is number 1.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic.htm

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2018 - 3:21 PM   
 By:   Adam B.   (Member)

Avatar is the second highest grossing film, Force Awakens is number 1.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/alltime/domestic.htm


I stand corrected. Thank you. I didn't realize TFA did THAT well but I'm delighted to see it.

 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2018 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   ryanpaquet   (Member)

The CD? No idea... Just got the HiRes Download on Qobuz.com... F*** score of the year so far. Going to be hard to beat this one. And (probably) my new (all-time?) favorite African sounding score (-> time will tell).

100% Agree. Listening to this one, I get borderline teary eyed and emotional just hearing the first couple of tracks. Really powerful stuff. Eagerly waiting a CD release - maybe there will be something in Japan? big grin Or maybe next year as they want to ensure most sales of the physical copies go to the song album.





 
 
 Posted:   Apr 9, 2018 - 6:21 AM   
 By:   MCurry29   (Member)

Black Panther now stands as the second-biggest box office success in history bumping Titanic to third place. Will it replace Avatar as #1 soon? Obviously, many people are going to see it more than once. Is it that good of a film?

Yes, it is! Better than all the others mentioned.

 
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