So, according to Dave Metzger's website, "everything orchestral [was] arranged and orchestrated by Dave". It is the first time I am reading a statement like this. I don't know too much about the art of orchestration, but I wouldn't really associate it with non-orchestral parts. Is Metzger trying to say that all the orchestral parts were, in fact, his writings?
Been listening to this all morning and really enjoying it. Luckily, the trailer music is actually the theme for the film and that track is included on the album. The rest of the score has some elements of Speed and Twister and is actually a good listen. I hear some of the recent Henry Jackman MV style in the score as well, but so far so good...
Well, the 'planes' track, which is heard in that trailer montage, is the real standout piece. The rest is really an MV teamplay written all over it. It sounds really like Henry Jackman's , and Dave Metzger's orchestral contribution, oftenly done for John Powell, is really obvious, concerning that one can simply judge this one of Powell's. Cant wait to hear the rest
Been listening to this today and it is above average for sure. It was a bit jarring to hear all the rock parts because they weren't typical 2010 and on sound but more 1990s sound. The theme is nice but I would have preferred a more pure orchestral sound.
Not on the level of say The Rocketeer or Superman but it still soars above most action adventure scores as of late. As usual the tracks are too short so it doesn't really build any thematic steam. Thus I once again took it into WavePad and created my own suites that (IMO) does wonders for the over all listening experience.
Planes-Crop Duster-Last Contestent 5:17 Hello LincolnSixth-Show Me What You Got-Dusty Steps Into History 3:27 Start Your Engines-Leg 2Bulldog Thanks Dusty-Skipper Tries To Fly 5:06 Dusty & Ishani-The Tunnel-Running on Fumes 7:04 Get Above the Storm-Dusty Has to Ditch-Skipper's Story 4:19 You're a Racer-Leg 7-Skipper to the Rescue 7:48 Dusty Soars-1st Place-A True Victory-Honorary Jolly Wrench 4:52 Skipper's Theme (Volo Pro Veritas) 1:14