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 Posted:   Jun 15, 2018 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Just finished my first listen to the album and I think I'm going to like this, looking forward to hearing it in context when I see the film later today. That said, what the hell has he done to the 'Jurassic Park' theme at the start of the end credits?! The florid swirling music that's been added around the solo trumpet completely undercuts what worked to make the original so simple, noble, adventurous and elegant. It's truly grotesque!
It's a huge upgrade over his treatment of the theme in "As the Jurassic World Turns".

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2018 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   JDH   (Member)

Does anyone happen to know which track plays during the “Do you remember the first time you saw a dinosaur?” scene?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2018 - 6:32 PM   
 By:   KeoNato   (Member)

If you had told me a few years ago that I’d end up enjoying Giacchino’s score to a Jurassic World sequel over Incredibles 2, I would have laughed — but here we are.

His work on JW1 left me cold and was so uninspired. This is very different and goes in some much more creatively satisfying directions. Liking it a lot.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 15, 2018 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

You're choosing this over I2? Why so?
I don't disagree, just curious on your elaboration.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2018 - 12:40 AM   
 By:   KeoNato   (Member)

You're choosing this over I2? Why so?
I don't disagree, just curious on your elaboration.


This feels like a progression — building on the sound of the first movie while taking it in its own direction. Incredibles 2 just feels like a retread of the original and that’s less exciting for me. It doesn’t really build on anything that came before — just adding a few more themes. And no, I don’t think the a cappella stuff does that.

Also tracks like “The Neo-Jurassic Age” and “Jurassic Pillow Talk” are fantastic.

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2018 - 1:13 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Thanks bagby. The last score - JURASSIC WORLD - wasn't widely available in record shops in the UK. I don't think HMV ever got a copy in

I actually had a devil of a time finding it here in the States. No one in northern New Jersey had it. I ended up finding it two states away in Rhode Island when away for a convention about a month later.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2018 - 1:37 AM   
 By:   KeoNato   (Member)

Thanks bagby. The last score - JURASSIC WORLD - wasn't widely available in record shops in the UK. I don't think HMV ever got a copy in

I actually had a devil of a time finding it here in the States. No one in northern New Jersey had it. I ended up finding it two states away in Rhode Island when away for a convention about a month later.


I know a couple of spots over here in Manhattan that probably would have had it. You ever make it into the city for hard to find releases?

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2018 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I go into NYC once or twice a year, usually only for NYCC.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2018 - 3:04 AM   
 By:   Spymaster   (Member)

Thanks bagby.
The last score - JURASSIC WORLD - wasn't widely available in record shops in the UK. I don't think HMV ever got a copy in.
It was/is easily available on Amazon and Ebay though, as a digi-pak. Don't think there was a jewel case release.
Anyone in the UK picked up their copy of JP-FK yet? Is it a digi-pak like the last one?


Got mine from amazon.co.uk this morning. It's a digipak. Listening now. It's pretty good!

 
 Posted:   Jun 16, 2018 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   ST-321   (Member)

Listening now. It's pretty good!

Indeed it is!

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 17, 2018 - 12:33 AM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

Is the 11-minute end credits suite the longest cue in Jurassic music history?
Really loving that main theme. It's far more interesting than JW1 main theme, and has its own flavor/identity completely separate from John Williams, which is precisely what post-Williams JP music has needed. Yet FK's never really gets played full blast throughout an entire cue, more just pops up in variations every other track, woven neatly into the score's DNA. It reminds me a lot of either Christopher Young, or Goldsmith's The Final Conflict.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2018 - 6:27 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Well, this soundtrack looks like it's gonna be just as elusive to buy in UK shops (HMV) as the first one!!
It's easily available on Amazon and ebay etc, but doesn't look like making a physical appearance in a bricks n mortar shop.
I wonder if the label has some distribution issue in the UK?

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 29, 2018 - 3:01 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

My copy arrived today!

 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2018 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Coco314   (Member)

I had high hopes for this as Bayona seem to be the perfect fit (given how impressive the directing of "The impossible" was) and "A monster Calls" was among my favorite movies of its year.

But what a failure. I got bored from 15 minutes on and it just got increasingly worse.
And I actually enjoyed the first "Jurassic World", which derivative and borderline silly as it was, was sympathetic & likable as a whole - and I cared for its characters.

Sure this one is better directed with some striking imagery, but man is the story to tell stupid: it was a collection of people with the most idiotic behavior possible, completely unbelievable situations (even by blockbuster and the series standard), characters are even more sketchy than in the first one, Howard and Pratt have nothing to say (except "we have to save them") and do (except running around).

As for the score, I really liked some Giacchino's scores (although not the first JW), but I thought this was overbearing and didn't help. I am certainly tired of the series never evolving agenda, it's just the same "don't play with mother nature" / "hide and seek with dinos" thing for 5 movies, and tired of Giacchino's heavy handed scores for them as well.

As Trevorrow wrote this, I am kind of relieved he's off episode IX (yes, I still care).

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 12, 2018 - 4:14 PM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

I too enjoyed Jurassic World. I loved it for its nostalgia, its respect for Spielberg’s originals (not just JP, but TLW too), its fantastic dino fun, its impressive visual effects, and its killer climax. Fallen Kingdom, however, (for me) had some major, impossible to overlook story and character issues. Some stunning visuals and excellent dinosaur fun, but serious, serious story problems. That said, I’m quite sure that in time I’ll warm to the film as brainless popcorn entertainment and enjoy it over and over for what it does do right (or at least I hope I will).

Giacchino’s score is great fun and full of energy. I like the themes of Jurassic World (I actually like the InGen march much better than Fallen Kingdom’s march), but as many others have noted, the performance and recording of Fallen Kingdom is leagues better. For whatever reason, Giacchino’s scores have been historically plagued by weak-sounding recordings. I’m glad that’s not the case here.

And does anyone else love those screaming horns in “Keep Calm and Baryonyx” as much as I do? Incredibly effective in film and on album. Perfectly captures the mad terror of being trapped in close quarters with pouring lava and a crocodile-snouted beast stalking your way. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2018 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, for anyone who's interested:

https://moviemusicuk.us/2018/07/20/jurassic-world-fallen-kingdom-michael-giacchino/

Jon

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2018 - 6:51 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

Anyone else think one of the new themes in this (the mysterioso one) reminds them of the Jacob stuff from LOST?
I am lovin' this score on CD.

 
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