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 Posted:   Nov 23, 2014 - 8:13 AM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

Air Raid Drill is just like JNH's this year's The Great Eatlon

Damn, that is a serious endorsement! Will have to check it out if that's the case!

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2014 - 7:48 AM   
 By:   RollTide1017   (Member)

iTunes has track 15 misspelled, it should be "Taunting the Cat" not "Car"

 Posted:   Nov 24, 2014 - 6:40 PM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

I can't say that Howard's music really caught my attention very much in the first two movies. Yes, I did pick up on several of his themes in the first two, but not much resonated with me perhaps because I couldn't always hear the music. In Mockingjay, I found that in many places, his music is very prominent. Good! Also, there are several outstanding cues that I loved. The music really taps into one's emotions, and the movie displays a wonderful marriage of visuals and music.

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2014 - 5:19 AM   
 By:   Gorbadoc   (Member)

I like what I hear. Definitely the most accessible of the three Hunger Games scores so far, with several powerful moments. Quite the opposite of Catching Fire, which was far too restrained for my taste.

I guess I will appreciate it even more when I have seen the movie and will have listened to it a few more times.

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2014 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

Here is Air Raid Drill if you want to hear it before you see the movie. It does remind me of The Great Eatlon which is fine with me. I like the cue. If you haven't seen the movie and don't want to hear, skip it.

As I said, I hadn't invested enough of me in the previous movies to pick out themes beyond the grand march, Rue's theme, and the mockingjay motif, so could someone tell me if it is Katniss' theme at 3:35 in the above cue?

I'm pretty sure The Hanging Tree will become rather well-known or iconic. I really like Howard's orchestrations in this cue and in other parts.

 Posted:   Nov 25, 2014 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   Bob Bryden   (Member)

As for 'Hanging Tree' - give me Marty Robbins any day.

 Posted:   Nov 27, 2014 - 4:31 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I have to get this out of the way, but wow, I really don't like how some tracks flow into each other on this album! Difficult to listen to some single tracks and enjoy them on their own, due to the tracks bleeding into each other, because some tracks will start suddenly in mid-note or mid-sound and likewise will end abruptly mid-note or mid-sound. Great if you listen to the album all at once in a single flow, but if I want to enjoy a single piece many of them don't start naturally but are connected to previous or following tracks. Thankfully this only happens about four times (from tracks 2-3, 3-4, 7-8, and 12-13).

I've never enjoyed this practice of tracks bleeding into each other on CD, it makes it harder to enjoy the tracks individually. Either edit the tracks in such a way so that they can all be enjoyed as single pieces in an album, or combine the tracks that flow into each other into one longer cue. My opinion.

Just starting to listen to the score finally, and I'm sure that will be the only negative thing that I post about the score in this thread!

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