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 Posted:   Jan 20, 2014 - 1:33 PM   
 By:   jwb   (Member)

From the samples, this doesn't seem to sound much like David's style of writing. It certainly sounds like quality stuff, but I prefer the old David sound.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2014 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

From the samples, this doesn't seem to sound much like David's style of writing. It certainly sounds like quality stuff, but I prefer the old David sound.


Well, Newman`s "old style" has been gone for quite some time. Unfortunately I have to say. In my opinion really nothing beats Newman`s style of the 80s and 90s. That was so unique, creaitive and inventive. I never forget how I "discovered" Newman way back in the early 90s when I`ve heard THE FRESHMAN and thought to myself: "Now that`s a style you`ve never heard before and it`s really something new". But somehow he has changed during the 2000s.

 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2014 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


samples: http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00HXEWYUK/filmmuziek09-21
CD edition: www.amazon.fr/Tarzan-David-Newman/dp/B00HNW34HO


Now this IS promising!

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2014 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Whatever the movie might be like (I haven't seen Animals United but I have seen Back To Gaya/Boo, Zino And The Snurks from the same people... not one of my happier moviegoing experiences), the fact that David Newman gets practically the entire album to himself gives it one up on the CD for the otherwise rather good Disney movie.

 
 
 Posted:   Jan 20, 2014 - 7:33 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Whatever the movie might be like (I haven't seen Animals United but I have seen Back To Gaya/Boo, Zino And The Snurks from the same people... not one of my happier moviegoing experiences), the fact that David Newman gets practically the entire album to himself gives it one up on the CD for the otherwise rather good Disney movie.

All three of those films are rated awfully low on imdb. I wonder why David Newman is focusing his energies on those projects, but I'm sure he has his reasons and I'm in it for the music anyway.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 2, 2014 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

How come only Amazon France will be selling the cd? Haven`t seen an announcement anywhere else yet.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 3, 2014 - 4:16 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

How come only Amazon France will be selling the cd? Haven`t seen an announcement anywhere else yet.

Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.de. have also announced it.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2014 - 10:47 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

Tarzan has now been listed as an import on Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Tarzan-Soundtrack-Various-Artists/dp/B00HNW34HO/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1392187133&sr=1-2&keywords=tarzan

The price is currently $43.93! Crikey, you'd think you were buying a Joe Hisaishi soundtrack or something!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 3:34 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

The pre-release prices on Amazon are always pegged higher.
It's over 15 quid on Amazon UK at the mo, but once the release date has passed, you will be able to bag copies for anything between 6 to 10 quid.
Hoooollllldddddddd!! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2014 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

The pre-release prices on Amazon are always pegged higher.
It's over 15 quid on Amazon UK at the mo, but once the release date has passed, you will be able to bag copies for anything between 6 to 10 quid.
Hoooollllldddddddd!! smile


You're right, I have no doubt Tarzan will eventually be made available to the US market for a reasonable price. It's just shocking to see a new David Newman score initially set for over forty dollars.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 15, 2014 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   counterpoint   (Member)

I`ve been listening to the score now for 2 days and have to say that it`s a very enjoyable work, very well performed by the Berlin Session Orchestra. Newman as always sure knows how to compose for large orchestra. It`s only too bad that he rarely uses the wonderful majestic theme from his trailer music (most prominentely in "Tarzan climbs tree").
But I can`t help it. Tarzan is no Phantom. It`s all highly professional and polished but I am missing the creative "freshness" that really set Newman apart in the 80s and 90s.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Sirusjr   (Member)

I couldn't make it through the full score without skipping around. It didn't grab me in the slightest. Though I have never been a big fan of David Newman to begin with.

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   spielboy   (Member)

I did like Newman in the 80s and 90s... but this last film score is average. Sure, sounds fine, orchestral, some themes here and there, percussion for the jungle setting, chorus, etc... (with a JNH-wannabe vibe, may I add)... but ultimately forgettable.

title tracks, btw, seem to have been written by mr Tarzan himself. smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 18, 2014 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

Man, I listened to this twice through today and I think it's excellent. Several kick-ass action cues, and some really big, beautiful melodies. I heard what sounded like the beginning of the Badelt / Zimmer PIRATES theme a couple times, but it didn't sound all that derivative to me on the whole.

I'm a little shocked that people are calling this "disappointing" on this thread... I'd been hoping for years that Newman would find another job where got to write music like this. Well worth the import money, in my opinion.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 20, 2014 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   ryankeaveney   (Member)

Man, I listened to this twice through today and I think it's excellent. Several kick-ass action cues, and some really big, beautiful melodies. I heard what sounded like the beginning of the Badelt / Zimmer PIRATES theme a couple times, but it didn't sound all that derivative to me on the whole.

I'm a little shocked that people are calling this "disappointing" on this thread... I'd been hoping for years that Newman would find another job where got to write music like this. Well worth the import money, in my opinion.


He sure does dance around that PIRATES theme in "Tarzan Fight". Wish the incessant timp drumming didn't remind me of those DARK KNIGHT tropes. Still, it's nice to have Newman back scoring something like this.

 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 12:35 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Man, I listened to this twice through today and I think it's excellent. Several kick-ass action cues, and some really big, beautiful melodies. I heard what sounded like the beginning of the Badelt / Zimmer PIRATES theme a couple times, but it didn't sound all that derivative to me on the whole.

I'm a little shocked that people are calling this "disappointing" on this thread... I'd been hoping for years that Newman would find another job where got to write music like this. Well worth the import money, in my opinion.


Totally agree. Awesome score with a lot of drive and melody. Lush beautiful themes. Can't imagine why ppl are down on this. Not a bad cue on the OST.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 6, 2014 - 6:12 PM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Deleted. A glitch.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 6:12 AM   
 By:   Kari Tuhkanen   (Member)

Wow! Tarzan absolutely blew me away with its exuberant fun and energy which is frankly overwhelming. True, the music has modern sensibilities in it, but Newman has assimilated them deftly to his own style with its trademark of blaring brass (which is phenomenal here) and soaring strings that is an absolute joy to listen to. No dull moment in this score; such is the drive the composer evokes, that you find yourself literally gripping the armrests the whole of 70 minutes! Imagine Newman´s The Phantom (which it resembles a lot) with even more steroids and you´ll get a pretty good picture what´s it all about! Tarzan´s theme is majestic and dynamic and a Goldsmithian love theme (oboe and high strings) achingly beautiful and soaring. There is mystery (choir) and high adventure in spades. And those jungle drums and rhythms! This music moves with relentless force! Breathtaking!

This is every bit as good as The Phantom; heck I think I like it even more! I´m tempted to declare this the score of the year for me already!!!

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 5:02 PM   
 By:   Senn555   (Member)

Tarzan has now been listed as an import on Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Tarzan-Soundtrack-Various-Artists/dp/B00HNW34HO/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1392187133&sr=1-2&keywords=tarzan

The price is currently $43.93! Crikey, you'd think you were buying a Joe Hisaishi soundtrack or something!



$33.63 on Amazon Canada. Just placed my order. smile

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 6:24 PM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

It's €12.37 on Amazon.fr. That's something like 17 bucks.

 
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