SOLO-A STAR WARS STORY.

SOLO

 

Well at last SOLO a STAR WARS STORY has landed, not managed to see the movie yet, but the score by composer John Powell is in my opinion just great. It is filled with so many high-octane themes and great action pieces its hard to stop listening as it is a constant and relentless musical onslaught in a nice way. The composer keeps faithful the sound that we associate already with anything STAR WARS related, set pieces that are filled with proud and anthem like brass flourishes, booming percussion and racing and driving strings that carry the remainder of the orchestra along on the crest of an asteroid field never stopping, dodging, diving, zooming, rolling and blasting its way through establish itself as a score that is unstoppable. This I have to say is a soundtrack that is just a pure delight, it is sheer entertainment, just sit back listen and be transported to another world, a world that is jam packed to the overflowing with action, action and yes more action. Powell as I have already said stays true to the spirit of STAR WARS and weaves into his score several familiar themes written by John Williams, but he also lays the foundations of the work with his own style and musical fingerprint. I love the way that Powell employs percussion, it has to it an almost pop orientated sound, also he adds to this the symphonic and familiar orchestral style that we as collectors have come to know and love within the scores of Mr Williams for the franchise. Dark and threatening strings drive the work onwards in places and add a sinister and almost malevolent atmosphere to the proceedings. Powell is I have to say at home scoring an all action movie, but he also provides the picture with music that can turn in an instant and become romantic, melancholy and beautifully tragic, perfectly setting the tone and creating the right atmosphere for the story that is unfolding. Each cue is a delight, is a great fulfilling listen that is not only inspiring but is exciting and enjoyable. This is one for the collection, do not hesitate, go buy this NOW, highlight cues are, ALL OF THEM.

 

1.
The Adventures of Han (John Williams)
3:47
2.
Meet Han
2:18
3.
Corellia Chase
3:32
4.
Spaceport
4:05
5.
Flying With Chewie
3:28
6.
Train Heist
4:46
7.
Marauders Arrive
5:13
8.
Chicken In The Pot
2:07
9.
Is This Seat Taken?
2:34
10.
L3 & Millennium Falcon
3:15
11.
Lando’s Closet
2:11
12.
Mine Mission
4:09
13.
Break Out
6:13
14.
The Good Guy
5:23
15.
Reminiscence Therapy
6:11
16.
Into The Maw
4:47
17.
Savareen Stand-Off
4:24
18.
Good Thing You Were Listening
2:06
19.
Testing Allegiance
4:19
20.
Dice and Roll

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