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The Amazing Spider-Man Soundtrack

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James Horner has scored over 100 films, frequently collaborating with acclaimed directors such as James Cameron and Ron Howard. His body of work is notable for including the scores to the two highest-grossing films of all time, Titanic and Avatar, and his credits also include the scores for Braveheart, A Beautiful Mind, Aliens and Field of Dreams. Horner is a two-time Academy Award-winner, and has received a total of 10 Oscar nominations. He has won numerous other awards, including a Golden Globe Award and a Grammy Award. His score to the 1997 film Titanic remains the best selling orchestral film soundtrack of all time and has sold over 26 million albums worldwide.
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 3, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: July 3, 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony Classical
  • Run Time: 77 minutes
  • ASIN: B0084O8NZI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,734 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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...and someone got "A Beautiful Mind" in my Spiderman. Thing is, I love the combo (same goes for chocolate and peanut butter). This score has some beautiful and touching moments mixed in with the bombastic, action-set music. There's even a sprinkling of horror. It's vastly different than Danny Elfman's Spiderman stuff, but if they're going to do a re-boot of the series -- I'm a fan of re-booting it all. Speaking solely for the Spiderman franchise, I think Horner outshines Elfman here (and I'm an Elfman fan too). This score has more dynamic, tonal, and emotional range. And Peter and Gwen's love theme is very memorable and melodic. After a disappointing "Avengers" score (though the movie as a whole was fantastic), I'm really happy the way this one turned out. For those seeking more Danny Elfman (and if you don't already own them) -- may I recommend "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and 1989's "Batman" -- in my opinion, still Elfman's absolute best score to date.
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I don't know what some of these people who rated this score badly are thinking. James Horner's score did not disappoint me at all. In fact, I'd rate it as one of the best he's ever done. I'm a diehard Horner fan, but I know there have been scores in his past that have been less-than-perfect; however, this is not one of those scores.

First off, in the film, I can say the music and the action were so beautifully blended. Each moment, whether it was an action sequence, love story, or just spider-man swinging through New York, was a perfect fit with the music.

The score also stands very strong by itself. For those of you who say this doesn't have a theme, what do you call what you hear in the opening sequence? He most certainly presents a strong central theme that he uses in several tracks and even modifies that theme according to what is happening in the story at that moment.

There are several moments of some beautiful piano solos. The score has a techno/electronic feel too it, but it's still grounded and Horner never forgets the orchestra. The orchestra is in every cue, as they should be, which gives the score a classic, well-rounded, musical sound. The most thrilling moments in the score are after "Ben's Death." No one can hold a candle to Horner's action cues. No one, and he proves it again and again in this score. There are also soft cues like "Rooftop Kiss" which involves solo piano with oboe piping in later in the cue.

Basically, this score was everything I hoped it would be: exciting, relaxing, suspenseful, musical, well written, and well performed. I encourage you to buy it, as Horner does not disappoint. If you are on the fence, I recommend you see the movie first just so you can hear and see how everything goes together so well.
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The Amazing Spider Man marks another wonderful moment for James Horner's compositions. Horner somehow continues to create meaningful, original, fascinating scores movie after movie, but for TAS, he has really hit one out of the park. The full color of the orchestra can be felt here, with oceans of cascading strings, heart pounding percussion, and melodic horns underpinning the music--but it is the soft touches that make this music shine. The gentle piano figures in "Ben's Death" sound like light on the water to me. "Metamorphosis" brings in a triangle and chimes to capture a moment of incredible change. "I can't see you anymore" is sombre, beautiful, and sad, with touches of Barber-like majesty and peace. Overall, this is a very enjoyable orchestral score that packs enough interest and color to keep film score buffs happy for a long time. Very enjoyable.
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The Amazing Spider-Man score by James Horner is a fantastic example of what a movie score should be. The melodies are beautiful and memorable, especially Peter & Gwen's love theme, and the music soars during the action sequences. Like a fellow reviewer had stated this score has the perfect mix of human emotion and big budget blockbuster. While watching The Amazing Spider-Man in theaters I was continuously impressed by the score and how it complimented what was being shown on the screen, which is what a great score does: it enhances the movie experience and takes it to a new level. James Horner did a fantastic job on this score. A must buy in my opinion.

I should also mention I am not comparing this score to the original Spider-Man score by Danny Elfman. Mr. Elfman's score was perfect for the movie Sam Raimi directed, just as I believe James Horner's score is perfect for Marc Webb's movie. Again, this score is a must have!
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One thing I'm realizing is that people are trying too hard to compare this soundtrack to the Danny Elfman score. While yes, there are similarities in certain tracks, this is unavoidable considering both composers were scoring to the same character. The score stands proudly on it's own and, while it's main theme may not be as memorable or soaring as Elfman's, it fits the grounded, more humanistic approach that The Amazing Spiderman film takes. James Horner's score should be judged on it's own, in relation to the movie that it accompanies.

That being said, James Horner has created a score that is truly unique and, at times, even strange. Tracks such as "Main Title - Young Peter", "Ben's Death" and "The Bridge" feature an element that might be considered strange for a Spider Man score: mysterious, melodic (maybe even tribal) voices. The moment the movie and the soundtrack begin, these voices come into play, striking as something that might belong in a movie set in the Middle East or in a jungle somewhere. My thoughts went to the city of New York and to the buildings...the tall building through which Spiderman swings. The city is Peter's jungle, the buildings his trees, the streets the territory in which he hunts. This is where my train of thought immediately traveled, whether it was intended by Horner or not, and I find the choral sections to be a compelling component of the score.

Digital score elements and beautiful, delicate piano accompany traditional scoring on the rest of the album. "Making a Silk Trap" and "I Can't See You Anymore" are both staggeringly beautiful pieces combining these seemingly hodge-podge scoring techniques into a real treat for the ears. "Making a Silk Trap" is ethereal and elegant (and it really lends something more to the scene it accompanies).
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