Captain America: The First Avenger [Original Score]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Director Joe Johnston (Jumanji, Jurassic Park III) was wise to tap award-winning composer Alan Silvestri for his film adaptation of the adventures of Marvel Comics' Captain America, as the longtime Robert Zemeckis collaborator has scored more than his share of patriotic gems, including Forrest Gump, Predator, The Delta Force, and the Back to the Future trilogy. Appropriately stoic and expansive, the main theme for Captain America: The First Avenger feels both familiar and iconic, arriving early in the soundtrack (as all good superhero themes must) on a foundation of rolling military snares, sepia-toned brass, and long strings that evoke an endless sea of amber ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Director Joe Johnston (Jumanji, Jurassic Park III) was wise to tap award-winning composer Alan Silvestri for his film adaptation of the adventures of Marvel Comics' Captain America, as the longtime Robert Zemeckis collaborator has scored more than his share of patriotic gems, including Forrest Gump, Predator, The Delta Force, and the Back to the Future trilogy. Appropriately stoic and expansive, the main theme for Captain America: The First Avenger feels both familiar and iconic, arriving early in the soundtrack (as all good superhero themes must) on a foundation of rolling military snares, sepia-toned brass, and long strings that evoke an endless sea of amber waves of grain. It's enjoyable and effective, but not groundbreaking, which pretty much sums up the score as a whole. Bombastic, melodramatic, and steeped in late-'70s/early-'80s big-budget adventure cinema, the Captain is well served here, even if it all feels a little old-fashioned at times (Alan Menken and David Zippel provide a clever homage to 1940s musicals with the USO-style production number "Star Spangled Man"). That said, it is awfully nice to hear a well-conducted orchestra, as opposed to a room full of expensive computers and keyboards, churn out a big traditional action score, and few do that as well as Silvestri.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/19/2011
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050087243128
  • Catalog Number: 001387402
  • Sales rank: 27,666

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alan Silvestri Primary Artist, Conductor
Star Spangled Singers Choir, Chorus
Technical Credits
David Bifano Producer, Score Coordinator
Dave Jordan Executive Producer
Alan Menken Composer, Producer
Dennis Sands Engineering
Alan Silvestri Composer, Producer, Orchestration
David Zippel Text
Martin Erskine Arranger
Joe Johnston Executive Producer
Michael Kosarin Arranger, Vocal Arrangements
Dave Metzger Orchestration
Chris Barrett Pro-Tools
Mark Graham Orchestration
Thomas Bowes Orchestra Leader
Kevin Feige Executive Producer
Doug Besterman Arranger, Orchestration
Jo Buckley Assistant Contractor
John Ashton Thomas Orchestration
Fiona Cruickshank Stage Manager
Jake Gill Stage Manager
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Five White Stars

    I just recently got the Captain America Score. I loved listening to every second. If you loved the movie, get the CD. It is worth it. The music is composed beautiful with just the right instrument.

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