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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2018
    but Hunger Games isn't Howard's Italian Job, it's his magnum opus.
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
  1. I love the ‘Rue’s Farewell’ cue in the first score but other than that none of them would even make it into my top ten Howard scores. Glad you like them so much though!
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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2018 edited
    John Chambers wrote
    I love the ‘Rue’s Farewell’ cue in the first score but other than that none of them would even make it into my top ten Howard scores. Glad you like them so much though!
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    I think part of the reason I love them so much is indeed how Rue's Farewell affected me when I first listened to it, and how well Howard reprises that melody.
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
  2. It is such a stunning piece of music, so raw and full of emotion.

    Any other particular cues you’d recommend from the series?
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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2018
    John Chambers wrote
    It is such a stunning piece of music, so raw and full of emotion.

    Any other particular cues you’d recommend from the series?


    if I had to pick 2 from each score...

    Hunger Games: Rue's Farewell, Healing Katniss
    Catching Fire: I Need You, Arena Crumbles
    Mockingjay Part 1: Remind Her Who the Enemy Is, Air Raid Drill
    Mockingjay Part 2: Sewer Attack, There Are Worse Games to Play

    that's not to mention Horn of Plenty and The Hanging Tree, both of which are terrific but not written by Howard.
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
  3. My favourite cue by JNH remains the End Titles music "Redemption" from Flatliners. Wish Silva would do a newly recorded compilation of the awesome choral writing he does. I guess JNH is not well known enough to a general audience though.

    Volker
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
  4. Aidabaida wrote
    but Hunger Games isn't Howard's Italian Job, it's his magnum opus.

    This is about as close to incorrect as it is possible to be while still respecting the fact that people have different opinions. None of the Hunger Games scores are in JNH's top 30. An hour-long compilation of the best parts of all four scores might, might, sneak into the bottom of his top 15.
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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2018
    Edmund Meinerts wrote
    Aidabaida wrote
    but Hunger Games isn't Howard's Italian Job, it's his magnum opus.

    This is about as close to incorrect as it is possible to be while still respecting the fact that people have different opinions. None of the Hunger Games scores are in JNH's top 30. An hour-long compilation of the best parts of all four scores might, might, sneak into the bottom of his top 15.


    I think the way he develops the soundscape from folksy minimalism to an all out orchestral powerhouse is really impressive, and, taken together, a bigger accomplishment than his excellent standalones like Lady in the Water.
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 23rd 2018
    His magnum opus is WATERWORLD. This is the truth.
    I am extremely serious.
  5. You all have very strange ways of spelling Atlantis: The Lost Empire but I'll let it slide...
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018
    JNH's best score is Wyatt Earp, as everyone knows.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018
    God of War Bear McCreary

    There's some outstanding material on this, but the album's far too long.
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      CommentAuthorErik Woods
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018 edited
    Aidabaida wrote
    but Hunger Games isn't Howard's Italian Job, it's his magnum opus.


    uhm

    Edmund Meinerts wrote
    Aidabaida wrote
    but Hunger Games isn't Howard's Italian Job, it's his magnum opus.

    This is about as close to incorrect as it is possible to be while still respecting the fact that people have different opinions. None of the Hunger Games scores are in JNH's top 30. An hour-long compilation of the best parts of all four scores might, might, sneak into the bottom of his top 15.


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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018
    I'm not surprised you disagree Erik, as the scores are pretty much the antithesis of the type of scores you praise on your show.
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018 edited
    Aidabaida wrote
    but Hunger Games isn't Howard's Italian Job, it's his magnum opus.


    Thor wrote
    His magnum opus is WATERWORLD. This is the truth.


    Edmund Meinerts wrote
    You all have very strange ways of spelling Atlantis: The Lost Empire but I'll let it slide...


    Southall wrote
    JNH's best score is Wyatt Earp, as everyone knows.


    So we're all agreed it's Unbreakable?
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018
    He, he.

    At least we can all agree JNH is great.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorSteven
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018
    Big disappointment he's not returning for Glass, the sequel to Unbreakable. With that and Balfe on Mission Impossible, it's up to Silvestri to save the year.
  6. My chips are all on Powell with Williams assist (never thought I'd be writing those names together) at this point...Although JNH does have a tasty pair of fantasy scores coming down the pipe as well.
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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018
    Steven wrote

    So we're all agreed it's Unbreakable?


    all kidding aside that's a really good score to a really good movie.
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
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      CommentAuthorBobdH
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018 edited
    Steven wrote
    Aidabaida wrote
    but Hunger Games isn't Howard's Italian Job, it's his magnum opus.


    Thor wrote
    His magnum opus is WATERWORLD. This is the truth.


    Edmund Meinerts wrote
    You all have very strange ways of spelling Atlantis: The Lost Empire but I'll let it slide...


    Southall wrote
    JNH's best score is Wyatt Earp, as everyone knows.


    So we're all agreed it's Unbreakable?


    We’re all pretending Snow Falling on Cedars never happened then? Fine. Be that way.

    (It’s also the score he lobbied for the hardest to get, and worked on the most to ‘get it right’, so he might consider it his finest work himself).
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018 edited
    I think all of the scores suggested as 'magnum opi'(?) are fine ones. They're just not as good as WATERWORLD -- which is a destillate of almost all the JNH sounds I love -- from ethereal synth writing to orchestral action music (from an era that I really loved that stuff) to ethnic stuff to awe and wonder.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018 edited
    NP: JUL I FLÅKLYPA [CHRISTMAS IN PINCHCLIFFE] (Knut Avenstroup Haugen)

    I don't get why international fans aren't all over Haugen's FLÅKLYPA scores, since they have a lot of the lush, orchestral writing that he championed in the AGE OF CONAN scores.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorSouthall
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018
    BobdH wrote
    We’re all pretending Snow Falling on Cedars never happened then?


    I forgot that, you're quite right to point it out. It's brilliant. Almost as good as his best score, Maleficent.
  7. Finally someone points out the obvious truth.

    Volker
    Bach's music is vibrant and inspired.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018
    CEDARS is definitely Top 5 JNH, maybe even Top 3.
    I am extremely serious.
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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2018
    Southall wrote
    BobdH wrote
    We’re all pretending Snow Falling on Cedars never happened then?


    I forgot that, you're quite right to point it out. It's brilliant. Almost as good as his best score, Maleficent.


    Maleficent is #2, right behind hunger games
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
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      CommentAuthorThor
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2018
    Were you all born in 2010?
    I am extremely serious.
    • CommentAuthorTimmer
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2018
    Twould seem so Thunderer. biggrin dizzy wink
    On Friday I ate a lot of dust and appeared orange near the end of the day ~ Bregt
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      CommentAuthorAidabaida
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2018
    Thor wrote
    Were you all born in 2010?
    Thor wrote
    Were you all born in 2010?


    close but no cigar in my case
    Bach's music is heartless and robotic.
    • CommentAuthorjb1234
    • CommentTimeApr 25th 2018
    Southall wrote
    God of War Bear McCreary

    There's some outstanding material on this, but the album's far too long.


    It's interesting because in the game, the music is actually quite sparse. It only really comes to life (and extremely effectively) during certain cutscenes and boss fights. But on album, I agree it needed a twenty minute pruning. Here's my current playlist:

    God of War
    Memories of Mother
    Witch of the Woods
    Lullaby of Giants (These four tracks all appear to be concert suites.)
    Ashes
    A Giant's Prayer
    The Dragon
    The Healing
    The Reach of Your Godhood
    Stone Mason
    Valkyries
    Deliverance
    Salvation
    The Ninth Realm
    The Summit
    Epilogue