Live Recording. Release Year see all. Language see all. Style see all. Suite Filter Applied. Duration see all. Album Filter Applied. Record Label see all. Special Attributes see all. Case Type see all. Condition see all. Like New. Very Good. Please provide a valid price range. Buying format see all. All listings. The first instrument to be recorded was the Glockenspiel at the beginning of Part One's "Introduction", and the final part to be recorded was the "Caveman" vocal track.
The copy protection  on the CDs caused many complaints about playback difficulties, including claims of damage to CD and DVD players. Due to the extensive use of digital technology, Tubular Bells has a more synthesised and brighter sound than the original. Because of the death of Vivian Stanshall , who was the original master of ceremonies on the release, Oldfield had actor John Cleese introduce the instruments in the "Finale" part.
There is a facetious warning inside the cover of CD: "This stereo record can still not be played on old tin boxes no matter what they are fitted with. If you are in possession of such equipment please hand it into the nearest police station". This warning references a similar note, without the word "still", from the original album. A video and Spanish promo single were produced for a remix version of the Tubular Bells "Introduction" theme, entitled "Introduction ". While Kamen's music for X-Men sufficed, it did not offer any truly defining sound for the concept, choosing instead to bypass a dominant theme and accompany the visuals with a consistently strong action mosaic of anonymous structure.
Ottman, leaving no stone unturned, did take Kamen's style to heart, utilizing the same general avenue of melodramatic and challenging orchestral action for X2: X-Men United. As usual, though, Ottman takes the music a step further, introducing a decent, though not particularly overwhelming theme for the favorite mutant group. It's not the kind of in-your-face, top flight superhero theme that you heard from Danny Elfman in the Batman or Spider-Man films, but a reasonably charged major key climb for moments of victory in the story, not terribly unlike his eventual franchise theme for The Fantastic Four in personality.
The suite at the beginning of the original album for X2 features a lengthy performance of this theme, and Ottman inserts it appropriately throughout the score for consistency.
Some listeners have argued that Ottman's ability to provide convincingly robust superhero themes of his own is among his greatest weaknesses, with the identity for this score and his two The Fantastic Four ventures lacking in depth his best entry in the genre, Superman Returns , employed existing themes for its main appeal.
To an extent, such criticism is merited, because Ottman's superhero themes do have a tendency to sound frivolous and awkwardly cute if such a word could be applied in this context. He did attempt to incorporate several secondary themes and motifs into specific character circumstances in X2 , but with mixed results.
The villain's theme for Magneto's victories is a rather generic but effective descending phrase that repeats ominously. A secondary theme for the new Pyro character is particularly potent in a couple of places, including "God Among Insects" on the official expanded album of Other identities are defined more by their instrumentation than their progressions, including erotic female vocals for Mystique and wild percussive clanging for Deathstrike.
Perhaps the most disappointing thematic representation in X2 is the one for Stryker, an identity that fails to really stick in the mind for long. Generally, the most interesting difference between Kamen and Ottman's work for the concept is that the latter composer extends the action music to include a sense of awe and fantasy.
Whereas Kamen's approach was largely introspective and sought gravity over heroics, Ottman instead opts to address characters and situations with a streamlined, extroverted, and arguably old-school sound. He evokes his fantasy tones primarily through the frequent use of an upper range adult choir.
There are few deep, bass chants highlighted by the somewhat distracting but oddly attractive use of Mozart's Requiem Mass quite strikingly in "Nightcrawler Attack" , but the adult voices typically serve to add an effective element of mystery that the mutant tale requires. After all, there is indeed strange science at work here. Don't expect vast sequences of harmonious choral use, though the finale of the "Goodbye" cue begins to achieve that atmosphere.
In a handful of earlier cues, there are moments when Ottman's choral use mirrors that of Elfman's initial horror style and his opening to Nightbreed in particular. A refreshing aspect of Ottman's work is his choice to stay true to orchestral instrumentation in his creativity rather than giving in to the urge to score this film as many probably would have done and some did later in the franchise : with electric guitars.
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Theme David Raksin. Touch of Evil. Theme Henry Mancini. Scene d'Amour Bernard Herrmann. La Dolce Vite. Suite Nino Rota. West Side Story. Miss Marple. Theme Ron Goodwin. How The West Was Won. Prelude Alfred Newman. No Monty Norman. From Russia With Love. A Shot In The Dark. The Sandpiper. Theme Johnny Mandel. The Sound Of Music.
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