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 Posted:   Apr 12, 2019 - 1:50 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)



1 Barr's Theme 1:13
2 The Man Who Killed Hitler 3:32
3The Tent Sequence 7:22
4 The Hat Shop 2:57
5 Barr's Tale 3:10
6 European Trek 6:18
7 Brothers 2:17
8 One Last Mission 1:57
9 Letters from Home 3:12
10 Chase Through the Forest 2:15
11 The Mountain 3:17
12 The Last Night 5:35
13 And Then the Bigfoot 2:04
14 Resolution 2:30
15 Finale and End Credits 9:15



https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/1459667830

https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=B6eqnmgwhasmvgeuziiscwcbt4i

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QL9QHV3


Doesn't seem to be on Spotify though.....





Physical CD edition from La-La Land features one extra bonus track



1 Barr’s Theme (1:13)
2 The Man Who Killed Hitler (3:33)
3 The Tent Sequence (7:22)
4 The Hat Shop (2:58)
5 Barr’s Tale (3:11)
6 European Trek (6:19)
7 Brothers (2:18)
8 One Last Mission (1:57)
9 Letters From Home (3:12)
10 Chase Through The Forest (2:16)
11 The Mountain (3:18)
12 Coming Home* (2:47)
13 The Last Night (5:36)
14 And Then The Bigfoot (2:05)
15 Resolution (2:31)
16 Finale And End Credits (9:15)
Total Time 59:52
* CD exclusive track



https://lalalandrecords.com/man-who-killed-hitler-and-then-the-bigfoot-the/

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2019 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

My review of THE MAN WHO KILLED HITLER AND THEN THE BIGFOOT, for anyone who's interested:

https://moviemusicuk.us/2019/04/26/the-man-who-killed-hitler-and-then-the-bigfoot-joe-kraemer/

Jon

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2019 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

For a film with such a fantastic title, it sure got a pretty boring score. How could a composer who's given a film of this title offer a score that barely rises above "background noise"? Curious on why this guy has fans, I tried his Mission: Impossible score and it was the most generic orchestral romp I'd heard in awhile. I'm listening to some Michael Kamen to wash this out of my ears.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2019 - 2:27 PM   
 By:   Xebec   (Member)

There's a good review of the film here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04_wnXgtNig

The Guardian Critic Robbie Collin speaks positively about the score at about 3m30s.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2019 - 3:17 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

For a film with such a fantastic title, it sure got a pretty boring score. How could a composer who's given a film of this title offer a score that barely rises above "background noise"? Curious on why this guy has fans, I tried his Mission: Impossible score and it was the most generic orchestral romp I'd heard in awhile. I'm listening to some Michael Kamen to wash this out of my ears.

You must be joking.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2019 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   kaseykockroach   (Member)

I’m all for giving attention to underused/lesser-known composers, but I gather this guy’s largely ignored by Hollywood for good reason. All I hear is meandering that barely qualifies as music.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 26, 2019 - 4:16 PM   
 By:   Jon Broxton   (Member)

I’m all for giving attention to underused/lesser-known composers, but I gather this guy’s largely ignored by Hollywood for good reason. All I hear is meandering that barely qualifies as music.

My only response to this is to say that, if this music "barely qualifies as music" to you, I am absolutely delighted that I have completely different opinion to you. Kraemer's music is superb, some of the best being written anywhere right now, ESPECIALLY his M:I score, which I consider to be the best of the entire movie series.

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2019 - 6:47 AM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

I’m all for giving attention to underused/lesser-known composers, but I gather this guy’s largely ignored by Hollywood for good reason. All I hear is meandering that barely qualifies as music.

My only response to this is to say that, if this music "barely qualifies as music" to you, I am absolutely delighted that I have completely different opinion to you. Kraemer's music is superb, some of the best being written anywhere right now, ESPECIALLY his M:I score, which I consider to be the best of the entire movie series.


OK, man, don’t go talking crazy here. I was with you until that last part!

 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2019 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   Spinmeister   (Member)

Yes, it's well orchestrated and nuanced—unlike a good deal of what has been coming off the Hollywood assembly line for far too long—but, at 57 mins., it's also neither novel enough nor various enough to maintain engagement for that duration. Perhaps a 30 minute album re-arranged to shape a more compelling dramatic listen would better sell the composer's virtues. Because, honestly, the soundtrack never really gets past 2nd gear; most of the run time is spent idling in neutral.

Moreover, upon hearing the dulcimer in "The Man Who Killed Hitler" my brain snapped to the use of guitar and harpsichord in Goldsmith's "High Velocity" and, well, I immediately wanted to switch to that more novel and dramatically engaging listen instead (nobody did riveting suspense like Goldsmith). And, to a lesser extent, there are the reverberations of Goldsmith's "Shamus" theme and the delicate writing for harp in Williams's "E.T." which I couldn't shake either.

So, while not an outright dismissal of Kraemer's effort, as a product for listening consumption I think the phrase "life is too short for second (or third) best" kinda applies here, and so…

NP: "Night Flight" from High Velocity

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2019 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   keky   (Member)

I haven't heard the album yet (it's under order) but in the movie it was absolutely wonderful and worked very well. From the first notes to the last it totally grabbed me. When the movie was over I was humming the end credits theme for hours.
Also, I agree with Jon that Kraemer's score for Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation is the best in the series.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 27, 2019 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   BrendonKelly   (Member)

For a film with such a fantastic title, it sure got a pretty boring score. How could a composer who's given a film of this title offer a score that barely rises above "background noise"? Curious on why this guy has fans, I tried his Mission: Impossible score and it was the most generic orchestral romp I'd heard in awhile. I'm listening to some Michael Kamen to wash this out of my ears.


Joe Kraemer has the decency to contribute to this thread and engage with film music fans and then has to read rubbish like this. Unbelievable and insensitive.

Loving what I have heard so far and still think Rogue Nation is the best MI score by a mile e.

 
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