This score was met with little fanfare, and was a short Varese album clocking it at just under 34 minutes. It was a few years after the Scream trilogy, and around the time I was discovering Marco Beltrami (Mimic, Blade 2, and Hellboy being my favorites). The full score is close to 1 hr 40 min, leaving over a full hour of music unreleased. I would say this highly underrated score deserves the Deluxe treatment (along with Hellboy), as it still stands as one of Beltrami's best action and horror scores.
There's just something about the raw power of the orchestra, heard particularly in "International House of Paincakes" (ha ha), "Nomack Snacks," and "Family Feud" that sends chills down my spine very time I hear them! Despite the absolute ridiculousness of the film, you can tell that Beltrami was firing on all cylinders just by listening to the score.
I highly encourage Beltrami fans to check this one out if they missed it, and fingers are still crossed for an expanded/complete release!
SCREAM 2 is easily my favorite from that series. I can understand the studio(?) falling in love with their Broken Arrow temp track, but Beltrami's own imitation of Dewey's Theme is just as good! It seems like it would have been counterproductive to try to get the rights to Zimmer's score instead of just using Beltrami's alarmingly close imitation...
Must be getting closer to October, since I've been in a horror-music mode as of late
I love the Blade 2 album. It's one of my favorite Beltrami titles, a great action score.
Me too, probably the Beltrami score I listen to most often, possibly also because of its short duration, which makes it a perfect listen. Nomack the Knife is one of my favorite Beltrami tracks, along with Evildoers (Hellboy), Elliot & Heat Dream (Flight of the Phoenix), and Ben Takes the Stage/Dan's Burden (3:10 to Yuma).