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 Posted:   Jul 19, 2016 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Frank Vincent   (Member)

Daniel Hart has replaced Howard Shore on the upcoming new version of Pete's Dragon. Disney has released the cover art and the tracklist. The album will be released on August 12.



01. The Dragon Song – Bonnie “Prince” Billy
02. Something Wild (feat. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness) – Lindsey Stirling
03. Nobody Knows – The Lumineers
04. Something on Your Mind – St. Vincent
05. So Long, Marianne – Leonard Cohen
06. Gina Anne – Bosque Brown
07. An Adventure
08. Are You Gonna Eat Me?
09. Brown Bunny
10. Reverie
11. Tree Fort
12. North Star
13. Bedtime Compass
14. Timber
15. Breathe
16. Gavin Knows What He’s Doing
17. You Are Not Alone
18. Elliot Gets Lost
19. Takedown
20. It’ll Be Just Like It Used to Be
21. Follow That Dragon
22. Elliot at the Bridge
23. Abyss
24. Go North
25. Saying Goodbye
26. The Bravest Boy I’ve Ever Met
27. The Dragon Song Revisited – Bonnie “Prince” Billy
28. Candle on the Water – Okkervil River

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2016 - 9:34 PM   
 By:   Dalboz17   (Member)

Saw a sneak preview of this last night and was surprised by how much I loved the music! A mix of Appalachian folk (ala JNH's "Hunger Games") with some very lush, epic-fantasy-orchestra breaking out at times, as well. A big main theme, with a couple big statements, to boot. I wasn't familiar with Hart before, but it certainly sounds like he took full advantage of this opportunity to work with a Disney music budget! Really looking forward to picking this one up on Friday!

 
 Posted:   Aug 9, 2016 - 11:02 PM   
 By:   nuts_score   (Member)

Hart's work on the director's previous film, the Altman-by-way-of-Malick drama Ain't Them Bodies Saints, was wonderful. Looking forward to hear what he'll do for a Disney film.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 10, 2016 - 1:50 AM   
 By:   The Juggler   (Member)

Hart's work on the director's previous film, the Altman-by-way-of-Malick drama Ain't Them Bodies Saints, was wonderful. Looking forward to hear what he'll do for a Disney film.

Hart is a major scoring talent. His score to Ain't Them Bodies Saints is marvelous. His score to COMET is soulful and ethereal and I play it quite often. TUMBLEDOWN is terrific as well. Romantic and quirky. All of his stuff has an alternative vibe to it, but it works. Always features great guitar work. I'm looking forward to this score more than most scores this year.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2016 - 3:36 AM   
 By:   dr.doom   (Member)

i never heard of this composer, but this score is like john powell scoring an spielberg movie.simply wonderful

 
 Posted:   Aug 12, 2016 - 6:23 AM   
 By:   Lokutus   (Member)

john powell scoring an spielberg movie.

That's a nightmare! smile

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

There are some really impressive moments to be had here. "Reverie", "Abyss" and the finale of "Bravest Boy I ever Met" are pretty great. Not sure about the rest just yet. I'll have to give it a few more listens, but given that this appeared to be a last-minute replacement score, it's really a pretty admirable effort!

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 2:25 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Joel McNeely could have done wonders with this one.

 
 Posted:   Aug 13, 2016 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Moviedrone   (Member)

Fabulous stuff - Hart is a real talent.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2016 - 8:03 AM   
 By:   thestat   (Member)

Bit of a shame this. The film is wonderful, very spielbergian with a hint of carpenter thrown in.

The only thing that does not fully work is the score. It is too obvious, too Joel-Mc-Neely-from-the-1990s to make an impression (and I love McNeely of the Terminal Velocity and Indiana Jones variety). At most of the exhilariting moments, the score just bleets away in orchestral bombast - it is obvious that Hart is a newcomer and a more seasoned, not necessarily Shore with his limited range - would have had to do something more - or less. A Young!

This is an interesting argument that goes against the Eric Woods variety that Stranger Things was destroyed by the score. This is what you would get if a Broughton scored the show. In many ways, that kind of music would not have worked and would not have been any more efficient.

Go listen to the film and try to imagine Stranger Things with that score - half impact?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2016 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

It is a very fine film, it is too bad that so few will probably see Pete's Dragon as they are seeing far inferior movies. The score is occasionally effective, and yet it is obviously derivative. It is also obvious that Hart does not have formal education in orchestral composition, there is not much cohesive that would make this a single work - a complete score, with motifs and themes. There are some moments of scoring between Pete and the dragon that are charming and sweet. In any case everyone should see the movie, it is very good.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2016 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Loverozsa   (Member)

A great score- Beautiful and heartfelt! Perfect for this film!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 15, 2016 - 9:19 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

A great score- Beautiful and heartfelt! Perfect for this film!

That is a really vague compliment - is this Daniel Hart speaking?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 16, 2016 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   thestat   (Member)

Rozsaphile, please do elaborate, and why you think most scoring since 2010 do not meet your standards but this does? I do not see much difference here with something like a Henry Jackson action score. Both are orchestral and go through the motions, but in twenty years from now, no one will remember an iota of anything from these scores. Works like Lord of the Rings, The BFG, the Bourne quadrilogy, Interstellar, will be remembered. This is the equivalent of all those 90s Free Willy impersonators but with an actually great film and inadequate score.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2016 - 11:10 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of PETE'S DRAGON, for anyone who's interested:

https://moviemusicuk.us/2016/08/19/petes-dragon-daniel-hart/

Jon

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2016 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

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 Posted:   Aug 19, 2016 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

Streamed it earlier today. Not bad. I didn't spot me anything special that calls for all the praise this is getting. Pretty orchestrations are all that I found about this. Maybe repeated listens will change things though.

 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2016 - 11:30 AM   
 By:   Drawgoon   (Member)

Streamed it earlier today. Not bad. I didn't spot me anything special that calls for all the praise this is getting. Pretty orchestrations are all that I found about this. Maybe repeated listens will change things though.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2016 - 4:31 PM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

Orchestrated and Conducted by KEVIN KASKA!!!
Just sayin' like..

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 19, 2016 - 4:57 PM   
 By:   bobbengan   (Member)

Orchestrated and Conducted by KEVIN KASKA!!!
Just sayin' like..


Yea, I seriously suspect that Kaska has a strong hand in the more successful moments of this score.

 
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