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James Newton Howard's Maleficent


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According to Film Music Reporter, the album will be released on May 27:

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1. Maleficent Suite (6:39)
2. Welcome To The Moors (1:05)
3. Maleficent Flies (4:40)
4. Battle Of The Moors (4:59)
5. Three Peasant Women (1:05)
6. Go Away (2:26)
7. Aurora And The Fawn (2:29)
8. The Christening (5:31)
9. Prince Phillip (2:29)
10. The Spindle’s Power (4:36)
11. You Could Live Here Now (2:27)
12. Path Of Destruction (1:48)
13. Aurora In Faerieland (4:41)
14. The Wall Defends Itself (1:06)
15. The Curse Won’t Reverse (1:21)
16. Are You Maleficent? (2:11)
17. The Army Dances (1:28)
18. Phillip’s Kiss (2:21)
19. The Iron Gauntlet (1:35)
20. True Love’s Kiss (2:33)
21. Maleficent Is Captured (7:42)
22. The Queen Of Faerieland (3:25)
23. Once Upon A Dream – Lana Del Rey (3:20)
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Agreed. Sounds closer to what JNH did in early 2000s than his more current stylings.

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There is a sort of Elfman-esque vibe to some of this stuff. But it sounds very good indeed. :)

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How about that. A wee bit of melody and some woodwinds and real brass make us all jump for joy. :P

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The song is good too. Really, really looking forward to this.

Demonstrates one thing - it's not the composer, but the director who is the problem. Interesting that it's a visual effects guy turned director who gets a real score from JNH.

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Is one of the Djawadis free? Though i guess by the tone of the music that despite of the advertised darkness the thing is mainly aimed at kids so the score slipped through They used the 1959 theme, after all.

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The song is good too. Really, really looking forward to this.

Demonstrates one thing - it's not the composer, but the director who is the problem. Interesting that it's a visual effects guy turned director who gets a real score from JNH.

I'd actually bump that up to the producers and the studio system.

The song is okay. Nothing offensive, and only works for me because it utilizes Howard's theme.

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The song is okay. Nothing offensive, and only works for me because it utilizes Howard's theme.

Lord you gave them ears but they don't listen.

The song utilizes the 1959 original Disney song based on a Tchaikovsky's ballet SLEEPING BEAUTY. How can anyone even vaguely familiar with JNH and his way of writing mistake this for a JNH theme?

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These samples...wow...JNH is no longer doing bland wallpaper? :o

Rejoice, rejoice! Let the bells ring!

This is indeed shaping up to be a fine year for film music.

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The song is okay. Nothing offensive, and only works for me because it utilizes Howard's theme.

Lord you gave them ears but they don't listen.

The song utilizes the 1959 original Disney song based on a Tchaikovsky's ballet SLEEPING BEAUTY. How can anyone even vaguely familiar with JNH and his way of writing mistake this for a JNH theme?

Dumb Koray is dumb!

I'm not talking about the main melody that she sings along with, but the small bits of chorus that pop up in the song. I shouldn't have called it a theme, but it's quite similar to Howard's main choral idea in the score. Or maybe I'm just misremembering things.

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The song is good too. Really, really looking forward to this.

Demonstrates one thing - it's not the composer, but the director who is the problem. Interesting that it's a visual effects guy turned director who gets a real score from JNH.

It was pointed out at FSM that director Robert Stromberg is the brother of William Stromberg, of the Tribute Film Classics re-recording group.

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A solid B. It's hampered a bit by the lack of a strong theme and some generic action music, but the more colorful impressionistic pieces make up for it. Listen to SUITE, MALEFICENT FLIES, THE CHRISTENING and THE QUEEN OF FAERIELAND for the score's best features.

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No strong theme eh? That's disappointing to hear.

I'll probably check it out tonight if I can.

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