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Super 8 [Soundtrack]

Michael GiacchinoAudio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 2, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B0052EV846
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #72,333 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Original soundtrack to the 2011 blockbuster motion picture composed by Michael Giacchino.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super 8 Soundtrack - 5 Stars July 9, 2011
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The quality of this music is just fantastic - one of the best in recent years. Super 8 is a film that reminds many viewers of the old Spielberg films such as E.T., and the music reminds me of those classic scores by John Williams. The music perfectly captures the spirit of the movie, so anyone who enjoyed Super 8 should definitely give this soundtrack a listen.

In terms of quantity, there is a lot of music here. Normally, most film scores contain approximately 60 minutes of music. Super 8 contains nearly 78 minutes of music. This feels like its the complete score. I have seen the film twice, and all the key musical moments from the film are included on this soundtrack.

I strongly suggest purchasing this entire album, especially because the music is divided among 33 different tracks. Many tracks are under a minute, and are therefore not cost-effective for single track purchasing. But for those who don't want to purchase the whole album, I would recommend these two tracks as the essentials:
Track 1 - Super 8
Track 31 - Letting Go

Also, for those unfamiliar with the work of composer Michael Giacchino, allow me to suggest two other soundtracks which are just as great as Super 8.
Star Trek & Up
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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Super 8 is director J.J. Abrams' sentimental homage to Steven Spielberg. One part monster movie, one part children's fantasy, it takes inspiration from films such as E.T. and The Goonies in that it looks at a terrible event from an adult perspective, but filters it through children's eyes, so that the simple and uncomplicated central truths of that event shine through, especially the ones which the adults cannot see. It's also a loving tribute to a childhood obsessed with movies, sitting in darkened theaters, munching popcorn, dreaming of making movies one day yourself. Abrams did this, Spielberg did this, and Michael Giacchino did this too.

The film stars Joel Courtney as Joe, a young boy in 1970s small-town America who passed the time making Super 8 films with his friends during their summer vacation. Joe is emotionally distant from his father Jackson (Kyle Chandler), the chief of police in the town, following the death of his mother, but has a crush on Alice (Elle Fanning), the daughter of the man whose heavy drinking indirectly caused his mother's death. While out shooting their home movie one night, the children inadvertently witness - and record - a terrifying train wreck, and before long strange happenings begin to occur in their town. With Government agents attempting to cover things up, the children put two and two together and realize that the train crash and the unexplained deaths are connected, and set out to solve the mystery themselves.

Michael Giacchino has worked on almost every one of Abrams' works to date, both small screen and theatrical, ranging from hit TV shows like Lost, Alias and Fringe to big-screen smashes such as Star Trek, Mission Impossible III and Cloverfield.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super and Elegant June 5, 2012
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This score has the excellent combination of fast-paced action and elegant beauty in its tracks. The names of the songs are in Giacchino's typical puns but the music is far from comedic. From the opening track there comes to be a clear understanding of what kind of disc you are listening to as the music uses the simple theme that closes with a long, ominous note that had been playing in the background for the last few seconds. Songs like "Aftermath Class" and "The Siege of Lillian" portray the action music with the blaring brass that Giacchino uses so often. My favorite aspect of the disc, however, is the main theme that uses strings, xylophone, and a solo trumpet to create a flowing piece of music similar to "E.T." The best two songs form that category are the two closing songs "Letting Go" and "Super 8 Suite." "Letting Go" is the song playing for the last scene in the movie that starts out fast-paced and then slows down for the last half of the song so that the theme can take over a more emotional side of the scene. "Super 8 Suite" is a song that basically serves as a credits type song which combines the themes into one song. Other great tracks form the album include "Super 8" and "Family Matters." This soundtrack contains a lot of songs that are way to short to get into, but the album as a whole is a very beautiful piece of work; and, in my opinion, Giacchino's best.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easily Giacchino's best score August 7, 2011
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Star Trek left me wanting in terms of an emotional component to the score. It was competent but almost rote. It didn't carry me away or touch me. That's why I was so pleased with this new score for Super 8. Spielberg has John Williams. JJ has Giacchino. Until this score, I didn't think there was hope for the same successful marriage, even on a smaller scale. But there is.

I agree with the earlier comment about the tracks being truncated and poorly mixed (hence one star removed). A pity but this score shines nonetheless.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful July 17, 2013
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Great movie! This is some sweepingly beautiful music, very comparable to the great John Williams scores. His orchestral writing in this piece is some of his best!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sad, Thrilling, Giacchino
Absolutely loved this album. If you have ever enjoyed a Giacchino piece, and I'm positive you have, then you'll thoroughly enjoy this. Read more
Published 13 months ago by B Walker
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Score
Giacchino hit a home run with "Super 8". The John Williams flair is unmistakable, and the almost exclusively orchestral soundscape only adds to that. Read more
Published 14 months ago by GabrielH
5.0 out of 5 stars It could only be better with My Sharona.
Giacchino is a top-notch composer and validates his status as one of the best in the business with Super 8. The movie is fantastic, but the music is integral. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Alex
4.0 out of 5 stars a subdued soundtrack
I'm a big fan of Michael Giacchino. His soundtrack for Star Trek was my favorite part of that movie. However, as much as I liked his soundtrack for Super 8, I can't say I loved it. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Enjolras
5.0 out of 5 stars Great service!
Great movie that I enjoyed in theater and again on my home system. I know that it did just so-so in box office but I was one of those that really liked this movie. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Luc Durocher
1.0 out of 5 stars did not like
it was not what my friend said to me about the music from this music cd. it was a gift for him.
Published 20 months ago by Mercedes F Castro
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Soundtrack
Superb score for a spectacular but also touching movie.
A very enjoyable listening experience.
Feel again the sound of 80's movies.
Published 20 months ago by heriberto navarro
5.0 out of 5 stars Paul's review
We bought this music for our son. He enjoys listening to musical scores from different movies. He has a liking to science fiction.
Published on May 18, 2012 by Paul D. Harvey
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Giacchino does it again!
All I have to say is that Michael Giacchino and symphony have done it again! He is on par to take over John Williams' spot as the great American Composer this generation. Read more
Published on April 5, 2012 by beatlesfan
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Soundtrack
this is an awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on this cd are all of them. if you have not listened to this cd then i recommend you do
Published on February 27, 2012 by David
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