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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -Part 1: Limited Edition Collector's Box Set [Collector's Edition, Soundtrack, Box set]

Alexandre DesplatAudio CD
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After composing the music for over 50 European films and being nominated for 2 Cesar Awards, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING (starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth), which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards.

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  • Audio CD (December 21, 2010)
  • Original Release Date: 2010
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Soundtrack, Box set
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: WaterTower Music
  • ASIN: B0047VEE0U
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #171,128 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Obliviate
2. Snape to Malfoy Manor
3. Polyjuice Potion
4. Sky Battle
5. At the Burrow
6. Harry and Ginny
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Disc: 2
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), film score: Voldemort [Unreleased]
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), film score: Grimmauld Place [Unreleased]
3. Voldemort [Unreleased] [#][*]
4. Grimmauld Place [Unreleased] [#][*]
5. The Dumbledores [Unreleased] [#][*]
6. The Tale of the Three Brothers [Unreleased] [#][*]
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Disc: 3
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), film score: The Deathly Hollows
2. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 1), film score: The Journey

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- Individually numbered Certificate of Authenticity
- PremierCell Presentation of high quality film photography on heavy cardstock featuring two 35MM film cells cut from the movie reel. Comes with attachable easel.
- 7 inch double sided picture Vinyl Disc with score from the movie
- DVD with 5.1 audio mix of Alexandre Desplat s score and a
7 minute video featurette of the scoring session, along with
interviews with Composer Alexandre Desplat and Producers David Heyman and David Barron.
- Movie Poster
- Orchestral Sheet Music from recording session at Abbey Road Studios signed by Alexandre Desplat
- Soundtrack on CD
- 2nd CD with additional score

HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS,
the seventh and final adventure in the Harry Potter film series,
is a much-anticipated motion picture event to be told in two
full-length parts.
Part 1 begins as Harry, Ron and Hermione set out on their perilous
mission to track down and destroy the secret to Voldemort s immortality
and destruction the Horcruxes. On their own, without the guidance of
their professors or the protection of Professor Dumbledore, the three
friends must now rely on one another more than ever. But there are
Dark Forces in their midst that threaten to tear them apart.
Score composed by GRAMMY AWARD®, ACADEMY AWARD® and
GOLDEN GLOBE® Nominee ALEXANDRE DESPLAT
(THE TWILIGHT SAGA: NEWMOON, THE QUEEN,
THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The only issue I had with this set, is when I opened it, one of the CDs had fallen out along with the booklet, and bent the pages a bit. Other than that, I'm very much impressed!

The sheet music is different for everyone; I got "Detonators". It has a 100% REAL autograph on it by Desplat! I honestly didn't catch that part when I ordered it, which makes this totally worth the money. (Not a big fan of the fact it's on glossy paper, but if it was on REAL sheet music, the signature would bleed and smear easily.)

I thought the actual printed vinyl would have been normal size, not the mini kind -- but it's wonderful nevertheless. Harry on one side, and the burning Hogwarts on the other <3

The film cells are FANTASTIC -- I've been stuck with cells that have sucked, but these are perfectly centered and cut. I had a cell of Voldemort holding onto Harry's face, and the second is Hermione putting up the wards in the forest with Harry kneeling next to Ron behind her.

I was a bit confused at first, seeing as the Harry and Voldy scene was NO WHERE in the first part of the movie...

But it's still awesome! :)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite up to Williams's level, but still wonderful. January 3, 2011
By AlSwa22
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I love the music for the Harry Potter movies. I own all of the soundtracks and enjoy them all (for the most part). I still consider Prisoner of Azkaban to have the best score. I was hoping that John Williams would be able to return to finish the music that he originated, but that was not to be the case. Anybody would be better than Nicolas Hooper, who composed the bland music for the 5th and 6th movies. When I heard that Alexandre Desplat would be taking the reigns for this film (and Part 2), I was elated. He's one of the best non-John Williams composers working today. I previously enjoyed his score for The Golden Compass, which has a very similar tone to a Harry Potter film, so I was eagerly anticipating listening to his music for this one.

The music for this film is miles better than the music for the 4th, 5th, and 6th films. My favorite tracks include Obliviate, Snape to Malfoy Manor, Sky Battle, The Locket, Bathilda Bagshot, and The Deathly Hallows. Desplat does a good job balancing the music between the fast tracks for the action sequences (i.e. Sky Battle) and the slower, more subdued tracks (i.e. Ron's Speech).

There isn't a whole lot of continuity between this soundtrack and the previous films' soundtracks. Rarely is the "quintessential" Hedwig's Theme heard. This is fine with me. This film is much different than any of the previous Potter movies, so the music should be different as well, in my opinion. Desplat does a good job establishing new themes that are heard throughout the score. There are new themes for the death eaters, for Harry, Ron, and Hermione as a group, and for the Deathly Hallows.

Overall, I am very pleased with Desplat's score and I'm looking forward to hearing what he does with Part 2.
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38 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Potter Perfection November 16, 2010
Format:Audio CD
The conclusion of the Harry Potter saga is as much of a cinematic event as it was a literary one when J.K. Rowling's eagerly-awaited seventh book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was released in July 2007 and broke a myriad of records for book sales. The success of the Harry Potter franchise is quite astonishing: it is reportedly responsible for almost single-handedly revitalizing the children's literature market, brought fantasy fiction out of geekdom and into the mainstream, and of course made Rowling herself a gazillionaire, thanks not only to the book sales but also to the spin off merchandise, theme park rides, and of course the movies and soundtracks based on her work.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh film in the series, is again directed by David Yates, and features Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint as Harry, Hermione and Ron, the three protagonists of the saga. Picking up from the immediate aftermath of Dumbledore's death and Voldemort's rise to power at the end of the sixth film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Deathly Hallows sees Harry, Hermione and Ron leaving Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to search for and destroy the remaining horcruxes: pieces of Voldemort's soul which were hidden inside everyday objects in an attempt to make himself immortal. With Voldemort having taken over Hogwarts and rekindled his reign of terror in the wizarding world, Harry and his friends essentially become fugitives, desperately trying to evade capture by Voldemort's agents. Eventually Harry learns of the existence of the `deathly hallows' of the title, a trio of exceptionally powerful magical objects which he believes will help swing the balance of power in his favor, and eventually defeat Voldemort once and for all.
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12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Stupefy!" November 16, 2010
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I have been a great fan of Alexandre Desplat's film scores over the years, particularly those he composed for "Birth," "The Painted Veil," "The Golden Compass" and "Mr. Magorium's Magic Emporium" (co-written with Aaron Zigman). They are all unique to the films for which they were written, and all expressive of a man who (like his "Harry Potter" predecessor, John Williams) has the heart and soul of a symphonic composer, one whose outlet happens to be the movie theater rather than the concert hall. As someone mildly obsessed with all things HP, I was elated to hear that he had been chosen to write the score for "Deathly Hallows." Hearing the finished product, I can only say that, miraculously, Desplat has outdone himself.

There hasn't been this rich and melodic a score for a Harry Potter film since "Prisoner of Azkaban"; honestly, it's been a long time since I've heard a film score this successful, period. It is remarkable what Desplat has achieved here, how perfectly he creates mood via musical texture, whether it be a lone piano, a swell of cellos, a distant choir or a somber, solo french horn. This is a man who not only knows how to compose, but, perhaps more importantly, how to orchestrate. (For the record, he is one of several on the film.)

I particularly love how the opening track sneaks up on us, and the gorgeous, sweeping melody that follows; the whimsy of "Polyjuice Potion"; the sly, insidious evil of "The Locket"; the heartbreak and anguish of "Ron Leaves"; the palpable regret of "Godric's Hollow Graveyard"; the emotional arc of "Hermione's Parents"; the heroics of "Destroying the Locket"; the eeriness of "The Deathly Hallows;" the pathos and nobility of "Farewell to Dobby.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Awesome!!!
Published 8 days ago by Robert C. Plunkett
5.0 out of 5 stars Not Williams but Meh...
I still would have loved it if Williams had done all the soundtracks for the whole series but what can you do. Water over a bridge. Read more
Published 1 month ago by W. Jamison
2.0 out of 5 stars Uuhhmmm
I'm a collector of Harry Potter and I was disappointed that the cover art of the CD came broken at the bottom.
Luckily the cd arrived intact.
Published 2 months ago by Rocío
5.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack
A must have in anyone's music library. The music is awesome and is a great alternative when you need something playing in the background.
Published 4 months ago by Cindy Bolin
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
i love this soundtrack and deathly hallows 2. of course I biased cause I like the whole harry potter series.
Published 5 months ago by sally
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
Hauntingly dark with bits of heroic streaks. This soundtrack is more melancholy then some of the other HP soundtracks, but it is wonderful! Recommend!!!!!
Published 5 months ago by Athana
3.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointed
The CD portion of this item is good. I'll leave the reviews of the music to others. What is very WRONG with this item is the first editorial Amazon provides states the following... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Phrehdd
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Very well represents the spirit of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. I havent actually listened to the CD itself, because it comes with a free MP3 download (which i have... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Wesley K.
3.0 out of 5 stars Harry Potter 7.1 - Limited Edition Soundtrack
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Published 7 months ago by JMM
1.0 out of 5 stars Enhanced content not available on OSX
Enhanced CD: Enhanced content not available on OSX. Crashes every time. No response from WT support.

Tried to contact Watertower (WB) to get resolved. No response.
Published 8 months ago by Carl Bader
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Who in thier right mind is going to buy this?
I certainly did! Well, actually it was a birthday present... sort of... I paid for half of it and my grandma paid for the rest... but it is totally worth it. There is no way part 2 can be better. This was the best movie and soundtrack ever!!!! I even wrote my speech in class about it.
Jan 19, 2011 by Lauren L |  See all 3 posts
Dear Amazon
That's a very good point...
Nov 6, 2010 by J. Roberts |  See all 4 posts
Length of second CD
about 17 minutes.
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