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Varese will release the Bourne Legacy OST on July 31st

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

THE BOURNE LEGACY

Music Composed by

James Newton Howard

(The Hunger Games, Snow White And The Huntsman, I Am Legend)

Also includes a new version of

EXTREME WAYS by MOBY

The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Jeremy Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.

For The Bourne Legacy, Renner joins fellow series newcomers Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac, while franchise veterans Albert Finney, Joan Allen, David Strathairn and Scott Glenn reprise their roles.

Composer James Newton Howard follows in John Powell’s footsteps, taking on the Bourne franchise for this next film chapter evolution of Ludlum’s blockbuster saga.

The classic Bourne song “Extreme Ways” returns in this latest installment in a new version by Moby.

Universal Pictures opens THE BOURNE LEGACY nationwide on August 3.

Varese Sarabande Catalog # 302 067 158 2

Release Date: 07/31/12

http://www.varesesar...acy,-The/Detail

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Yep

This is Universal trying to make some money with a completely different creative team

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Somehow I'm not particularly looking forward to this - JNH's last Bourne-esque score, Salt, was remarkably unremarkable :|

I want themes and some action music that doesn't use loops!

JNH said in an interview made during and after the Dallas Symphony Orchestra concert at the start of this year that this new movie would be more of a kick start on the series and that they wanted to put their own stamp on the movie and music, reinventing the sound rather than slavishly doing what Powell did for the previous scores, but perhaps nodding to his material here and there.

Discussion on Bourne movie starts at 20:26 into the video

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Well my first thought of what the score is going to be like after listening to the interview was: Prepare the John Powell-like drum loops! Engage!

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Well we know what happened the last time he could've given us a Atlantis meets Unbreakable score: meh.

My problem is that when JNH ventures into anything close to RCP, he's not particularly interesting. I really want the JNH of a decade ago back.

Having said that,he mentions that Water for Elephants, which had a much more traditional score, didn't need anything specialised, musically. So maybe by re-imagining the Bourne world we'll get something with similar emotion.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Track list and cover art is up

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1. Legacy (2:40)

2. Drone (4:15)

3. NRAG (:59)

4. You Fell In Love (1:42)

5. Program Shutdown (3:00)

6. Over The Mountain (:51)

7. High Powered Rifle (2:50)

8. They’re All Dead (2:48)

9. Manila Lab (2:40)

10. Wolves / Sick Ric (2:19)

11. Doctor Of What? (4:28)

12. Aaron In Chicago (1:32)

13. Wolf Attack (2:57)

14. Chem Talk (1:35)

15. Flight 167 (3:30)

16. Aaron Run! (1:08)

17. You Belong Here (1:17)

18. Cognitive Degrade (2:49)

19. 17 Hour Head Start (3:51)

20. Viralled Out (:58)

21. You’re Doing Fine (1:18)

22. Simon Ross (1:37)

23. LARX Tarmac (1:45)

24. Magsaysay Suite (3:04)

25. Aftermath (2:49)

26. Extreme Ways (Bourne’s Legacy) (4:51)

Written by Moby

Music and Lyrics Recorded and Performed by Moby

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James is one of those composers who should cut a little on his project output. You can't sustain writing 5+ scores per year every year. Is it just about the money? Exposure?

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I'll reserve judgement until I hear what style he's gone for.

Agree with Koray though - I think he's just in demand because he's shown he can produce scores that satisfy the RCP-esque hunger very quickly. Even the stuff I haven't enjoyed lately (Salt, Snow White) isn't bad for their context. Just thoroughly unremarkable to me as music.

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I thought Salt was pretty good. Reminded a bit of The Fugitive mixed with a contemporary Powellesque style.

The Hunger Games, Snow White And The Hunstman, and Green Lantern are ones that don't really float my boat. They all have some minor moments of promise but he never really fulfills it like he used to in the 00s.

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James is one of those composers who should cut a little on his project output. You can't sustain writing 5+ scores per year every year. Is it just about the money? Exposure?

Desplat can sustain writing 10, and he has a better good / average / really nothing too good-ratio.

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I thought Salt was pretty good. Reminded a bit of The Fugitive mixed with a contemporary Powellesque style.

The Hunger Games, Snow White And The Hunstman, and Green Lantern are ones that don't really float my boat. They all have some minor moments of promise but he never really fulfills it like he used to in the 00s.

Ah yes, forgot about those. Hunger Games was ok - just not really remarkable outside the film for me. Green Lantern was an abomination in every way. Even when you take away the synths, what's going on underneath still doesn't impress me.

I don't think it's the volume, but the type of projects he accepts.

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Well the film got pushed back to avoid DKR more so I'm not surprised. I'm actually looking forward to this and hope its more like Identity than Supremacy or Ultimatum.

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That's probably because there is not much to talk about.

I've seen the trailer and listened to the samples, and it all looks and sounds extremely mundane to me.

Just not something I would want to go to the movies for.

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