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 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

I've been on a Mummy-score binge as of late, so I naturally gave Debney's Scorpion King a listen (and re-watched the film), and it was just as terrific as I remembered! Sure it may not be all that original, but just like Debney's own Cutthroat Island and Lair, it's an orchestra tour-de-force rarely heard now. I remember it being a big deal that he was throwing in the electric guitar with the score, but upon re-listen, it's really not that prevalent whatsoever (apart from one or two tracks).

Unfortunately this was one of those Varese 30-35 min releases, and it's missing a substantial amount of excellent music from the film. Just throwing it out there to anyone who'll listen (La-la-land, Intrada, Varsese), this would make an excellent re-release. I'm always eagerly anticipating the next BIG Debney score, and since there doesn't appear to be one on the nearby horizon, now would be a great time to revisit some of his now older stuff.

If you never listened to it, give it a chance. It fits perfectly with the Cutthroat Island/Mummy Returns/Stargate genre. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2014 - 11:01 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Really, no love for this score?? I can't be the only one...

 
 Posted:   Mar 8, 2014 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   T.J. Turner   (Member)

Really, no love for this score?? I can't be the only one...

Oh I like the score too. I remember seeing an expanded version at buysoundtrax for a really long time, but it looks like its finally gone.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 21, 2016 - 8:14 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

We REALLY need an expanded version of this! Listening to The Jungle Book has made me revisit Debney's previous adventure scores, and this one is missing so much great music! Come on Varese, this one deserves the Deluxe treatment...

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2019 - 11:45 PM   
 By:   Manakin Skywalker   (Member)

Just came here to revive this old thread to say I'd love an expansion of this score! Is that Intrada/Universal thing still going on? Or would Varese get in the way of that?

 
 Posted:   Mar 23, 2019 - 11:46 PM   
 By:   Trent B   (Member)

I too would love a complete release of this score.

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2019 - 5:56 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

Really, no love for this score?? I can't be the only one...

I like the score as well. I prefer the film over The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. I think I have the promo score around somewhere...

 
 Posted:   Mar 24, 2019 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   Zoragoth   (Member)

As a big Debney fan who is currently enjoying the LLL release of THE ORVILLE which includes his stellar work, I would love to see an expansion of this title as well. I'll have to revisit the original CD ...

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 1:40 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Bumping this for 2020, as it still badly needs an expanded release. In lieu of a season 2 Orville release, I gave this another spin and just loved the over-the-top adventure style that is sorely missing from current film scores. Varese, Intrada, Lalaland...... PLEASE update this modern classic!

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Considering the first two Mummy scores got expanded by Intrada, this would seem to be a good idea. smile

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 1:49 PM   
 By:   Trent B   (Member)

It is annoying this hasn't gotten a complete release yet. I hope LLL or Intrada does it. If Varése does it chances are they won't release the whole thing.

Hell I'm surprised that the complete score hasn't leaked at all...

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Well, it has (36 track; 93:18 [there's also a shorter version, at about 54 minutes]; no, I don't have it), but let us think of a legit version.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   bondo321   (Member)

Hell I'm surprised that the complete score hasn't leaked at all...


If memory serves, there was an expanded version floating around years back that added a few tracks like the Ant Attack scene. It’s such a fun score that harkens back to the time when guitars were first being introduced to orchestras and The Rock was still a wrestler LOL

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 6:20 PM   
 By:   Manakin Skywalker   (Member)

Well, it has (36 track; 93:18 [there's also a shorter version, at about 54 minutes]; no, I don't have it), but let us think of a legit version.

You sure that's not just the Mummy bootleg that has a few extra cues from Scorpion King? I have yet to come across any bootlegs for Scorpion King itself, and I have searched far and wide (and tall!) for one over the years.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Haven't heard this one in a long time. I get this one confused with Kull the Conqueror, which I think I like better.

Also no discussing B@otLEgs!

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 7:14 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Never warmed up to it.

 
 Posted:   Feb 11, 2020 - 7:44 PM   
 By:   Manakin Skywalker   (Member)

Also no discussing B@otLEgs!

What's wrong with legboots? https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4a/f2/ec/4af2ec25e0351c0e8d114186e9c58c79.jpg

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 5:46 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Also no discussing B@otLEgs!

What's wrong with legboots? https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4a/f2/ec/4af2ec25e0351c0e8d114186e9c58c79.jpg


No offense but did Cecilia Giménez make your avatar? big grin

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 6:26 AM   
 By:   Louis Latzer   (Member)

Some years back I purchased (from Intrada maybe?) what was described as a "Composer Promo" of the score. It did indeed have extra tracks. Even combining the two CDs, however, leaves us short of the full score. There are 21 unique tracks between them (vs. 14 on the Varese release).

I would certainly be interested in a proper release of the full score. Lots of fun to be had.

 
 Posted:   Feb 12, 2020 - 6:41 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Playing it now I hear some "Lair" in the score. cool

 
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