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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the fourth film (and soundtrack album) in the massively successful Harry Potter franchise-nearly $1 billion in U.S. box office alone-features a score by Academy Award-nominated composer Patrick Doyle and three songs written by modern rocker Jarvis Cocker, and performed by Cocker, Jonny Greenwood, Phil Selway, Steve Claydon and Jason Buckle-with all these musicians also appearing in the movie. Warner. 2005.
Big news on the Harry Potter musical front: After scoring the first three installments in the series, John Williams has been replaced by Patrick Doyle. Still, Williams never feels far away. His main theme pops up here and there, and a track like "Voldemort," which eloquently illustrates the soul of a blacker-than-black wizard with thunderous cymbal crashes, shrieking horns, tumultuous strings, and a stately finish, firmly belongs in the Williams mode. Overall, Doyle acquits himself well. He can do light when needed ("The Quidditch World Cup," which starts out like some kind of jig), but mostly he's required to be ominous ("The Quidditch World Cup," which ends in martial war chants). Among the highlights are the aforementioned "Voldemort," but also the frantic, overpowering "The Dark Mark." Note that the CD concludes on a jarringly different note with three songs by the Weird Sisters, the group that performs at Hogwarts' Yule Ball. Led by Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker, the ad hoc band also includes members of Radiohead and Cocker's side project Relaxed Muscle. "Do the Hippogriff" is a fast-paced rocker that somehow comes across like a grungy hybrid of Billy Idol's "White Wedding" and "Dancing with Myself." The other two songs--"This Is the Night" and "Magic Works"--are less obvious, and much better. Still, the contrast between these tracks and the instrumental score that precedes them may not be to everybody's taste. --Elisabeth Vincentelli
Some of the songs on the CD don't play correctly. Like they play like that are supposed too but all you can hear is static and it makes listening to it impossible. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Briley
This was also for my daughter. She will be double-majoring with music performance as one of her majors. Read morePublished 1 month ago by JES
this is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this soundtrack are all of them. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David
The Goblet of Fire was always my favorite book. I knew that there would be real technical challenges with the movie, but they were successfully overcome. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Judith F. Maclean
Another very well done sound track, this time by Patrick Doyle. I was curious as to whether or not another composer could follow after John Williams. Read morePublished 6 months ago by railfan
Très bon produit à un très bon prix. Livré en date promise et en bonne état. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Gilles Qc.
I love HP and this is a great way to celebrate the greatness of the movie. I mostly listen to this for long roadtrips and while doing homework.Published 12 months ago by Wes K.
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