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Die Hard 2: Die Harder - The Deluxe Edition

SKU: VCL-1138

UPC: VCL10121138

Artist: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Title: Die Hard 2: Die Harder - The Deluxe Edition

Composer: Michael Kamen

Release Date: 11/05/12

Price: $24.98

DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER – The Deluxe Edition

Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Music Composed and Conducted by Michael Kamen

2 CD Set

We are thrilled to offer this 2-CD Deluxe Edition of one of Michael Kamen’s action masterpieces – Die Hard 2: Die Harder. We are on the cusp of beginning our 35th anniversary celebrations for 2013 but thought we’d get the party started early with this special release of a Kamen classic. A more-varied and free-handed score than the first Die Hard, Michael Kamen pulled out all the stops and went for it. He even threw in a fabulous ode to Sibelius by incorporating the thrilling Finlandia.

Bruce Willis returns as the heroic cop who battles not only terrorists, but also an incompetent airport police chief (Dennis Franz), the hard-headed commander (John Amos) of the Army's anti-terrorist squad and a deadly winter snowstorm. The runways are littered with death and destruction, and McClane is in a race against time. His wife (Bonnie Bedelia) is trapped on one of the planes circling overhead, which is desperately low on fuel. It's all-out war, a heart-stopping, jet-propelled journey filled with excitement and terror.

Snow will soon be falling over much of the world, which makes it the perfect time of year for Die Hard 2!

Fasten your seat belts!

Limited Edition of 3000 copies

Price: $24.98

Catalog #: VCL 1012 1138

Disc One (60:29)

1. Nude Tai Chi / Marching Through The Hotel Corridor (1:28)

2. Colonel Stuart (3:05)

3. Could We Have A Few Words Please (1:04)

4. Into The Baggage Area / Baggage Flight (5:16)

5. Snowfall On Blueprints (1:15)

6. General Esperanza (2:12)

7. Dead For Two Years (1:57)

8. Powering Up (6:29)

9. Kicked Out Of The Tower (2:07)

10. Marching To The Annex (3:26)

11. Skywalk Shootout (3:34)

12. Skywalk Aftermath / Looking For A New Miracle (2:34)

13. Attention Dulles Tower (1:27)

14. Crashing The Jet (5:56)

15. John Picks Up Doll (2:36)

16. The Army’s Arrival / The Idea (3:49)

17. Colonel Stuart’s Speech (1:14)

18. Landing Esperanza’s Plane (3:00)

19. Meeting Esperanza (4:33)

20. John Punches Esperanza (3:18)

Disc Two (63:43)

1. Little Problems (1:40)

2. Fight With The Sentry / Fight At The Church Continues (3:12)

3. Shootout And Snowmobile Chase (6:48)

4. Dick-Head (6:53)

5. Chasing The Jet (3:08)

6. Fight On The Wing (5:19)

7. Fight On The Wing Continues (4:04)

8. Finlandia (Finale) (Composed by Jean Sibelius) (4:04)

9. The First Killings (Alternate) (1:51)

10. Baggage Flight (Alternate) (4:17)

11. Powering Up (Alternate) (4:16)

12. Attention Dulles Tower (Alternate) (1:30)

13. Crashing The Jet (2:14)

14. Colonel Stuart’s Speech (Alternate) (1:12)

15. The Doll (Album Version) (3:54)

16. Finlandia (End Titles) (Composed by Jean Sibelius) (7:29)

Now sold out at Varese:


But IN STOCK at Screen Archives:


Also Peter K of Movie Music has informed me he will have many more copies in stock soon


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  • 8 years later...

Wow, looked for this thread to ask a question and am surprised to see it has no replies!  Wasn't this a notable release around here?  Strange.


Anyways, here's my question:


I just started listening to this but don't have access to my booklet at home.  Why do so many of the bonus tracks have different titles than main program tracks?

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1 hour ago, Marian Schedenig said:

For a second there I thought maybe they had announced a re-release.

For a second there I thought maybe they had announced a digital download.

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Wow, "Fight on the Wing" is one corker of an action cue!


Kamen really didn't put that on the score album?


Parts of "Fight On The Wing Continues" reminds me of "One Winged Angel" from Final Fantasy VII

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  • 2 years later...

Love this stuff from the Kamen estate - bring out more of this. What are the piano cues by the way if I may ask? Surely not Kamen's original compositions? Harlin would have bristled with this type of solo piano in his film so what was the idea? I love it, whatever.

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