Fantastic 4 [Original Motion Picture Score]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer John Ottman is no stranger to the superhero genre X-Men 2, nor is he a novice when it comes to atmosphere and tension The Usual Suspects, so it comes as no surprise that his surprisingly spirited score for the latest big-screen comic book adaptation, Fantastic Four, is as faithful to the kid-friendly source material as the critically panned film itself. While Ottman maintains all of the predictably rousing choirs, cymbal swells, and swirling strings that have become the norm for films that feature actors in tights, it's his nod to the old Hollywood Western that gives Fantastic Four the courage to break from the pack. By infusing these flourishes of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer John Ottman is no stranger to the superhero genre X-Men 2, nor is he a novice when it comes to atmosphere and tension The Usual Suspects, so it comes as no surprise that his surprisingly spirited score for the latest big-screen comic book adaptation, Fantastic Four, is as faithful to the kid-friendly source material as the critically panned film itself. While Ottman maintains all of the predictably rousing choirs, cymbal swells, and swirling strings that have become the norm for films that feature actors in tights, it's his nod to the old Hollywood Western that gives Fantastic Four the courage to break from the pack. By infusing these flourishes of Americana with the thunderous timpanis and steely brass of the current DC Comics world, he's managed to inject some good old-fashioned Saturday morning magic into a genre that's beginning to mirror the dramas of its adult facilitators more than the open-mouthed awe of its original demographic.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/2005
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • UPC: 030206666724
  • Catalog Number: 066667

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Main Titles - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:34)
  2. 2 Cosmic Storm - Hollywood Studio Symphony (4:48)
  3. 3 Superheroes - Hollywood Studio Symphony (5:58)
  4. 4 Experiments - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:01)
  5. 5 Planetarium - Hollywood Studio Symphony (1:29)
  6. 6 Entanglement - Hollywood Studio Symphony (1:19)
  7. 7 Power Hungry - Hollywood Studio Symphony (4:26)
  8. 8 Changing - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:47)
  9. 9 Lab Rat - Hollywood Studio Symphony (4:50)
  10. 10 Unlikely Saviors - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:15)
  11. 11 Bye Bye Ned - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:16)
  12. 12 Battling Doom - Hollywood Studio Symphony (7:02)
  13. 13 Bon Voyage - Hollywood Studio Symphony (1:15)
  14. 14 Fantastic Proposal - Hollywood Studio Symphony (2:21)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
John Ottman Primary Artist
Bruce Dukov Violin, Concert Master
Sid Page Violin
Richard Todd French Horn
Walt Harrah Tenor (Vocal)
Richard Altenbach Violin
Eric Anderson Piano, Celeste
Rick Baptist Trumpet
Jacqueline Brand Violin
Jodi Burnett Cello
Amick Byram Tenor (Vocal)
Darius Campo Violin
Alvin Chea Bass (Vocal)
Larry Corbett Cello
Wade Culbreath Percussion
Brian Dembow Viola
Joel Derouin Violin
Kevin Dorsey Bass (Vocal)
Stephen Erdody Cello
Julie Gigante Violin
Daniel Greco Percussion
Susan Greenberg Flute
Alan Grunfeld Violin
Karen Harper Alto (Vocal)
Paula Hochhalter Cello
Carrie Holzman-Little Viola
Luana Jackman Alto (Vocal)
Katie Kirkpatrick Harp
Armen Ksadjikian Cello
Warren Leuning Trumpet
Charles Loper Trombone
Miguel Martinez Cello
Edward Meares Bass
Todd Miller French Horn
Bruce Morgenthaler Bass
Robin Olson Violin
Bobbi Page Soprano (Vocal)
Claudia Parducci Violin
Katia Popov Violin
Mark Robertson Violin
Bart Samolis Bass
Tina Soule Cello
Sally Stevens Soprano (Vocal)
Cecilia Tsan Cello
Carmen Twillie Alto (Vocal)
Josefina Vergara Violin
Brad Warnaar French Horn
Roger Wilkie Violin
John Scanlon Viola
Elin Carlson Soprano (Vocal)
Donald Williams Timpani
David Ewart Violin
Drew Dembowski Bass
Julie Rogers Violin
Tommy Johnson Tuba
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
Bob Joyce Bass (Vocal)
Natalie Leggett Violin
Gary Bovyer Clarinet
Damon Intrabartolo Conductor
Christian Kollgaard Bass
Timothy Landauer Cello
Guy Maeda Bass (Vocal)
Ed Zajac Bass (Vocal)
Kerry Walsh Soprano (Vocal)
Leslie Reed Oboe
Darrin McCann Viola
Sara Parkins Violin
Dwayne Condon Tenor (Vocal)
Mike Geiger Bass (Vocal)
John A. Reynolds French Horn
Paul Klintworth French Horn
Gil Romero Violin
Keith Greene Viola
Eun Mee Ahn Violin
Roberto Cani Violin
Rose Corrigan Bassoon
Thomas Dienner Viola
Liane Mautner Violin
David Mergen Cello
Sarah Thornblade Violin
Samuel Formicola Viola
Pat Johnson Violin
Ralph Williams Clarinet
Dick Wells Tenor (Vocal)
Vatsche Barsoumian Bass (Vocal)
Phillip Yao French Horn
Dave Walther Viola
Shanti Randall Viola
Hollywood Studio Symphony Performing Ensemble
Deborah Lurie Alto (Vocal)
Ira Glansbeek Cello
Alyssa Park Violin
Lorenz Gamma Violin
Cindy Bourquin Soprano (Vocal)
Becky Bunnell Violin
Julie Long Flute
Kristy Morrell French Horn
Susan Wolff Bass
Lori Stuntz Trombone
Tom Vos Violin
Agostino Castagnola Tenor (Vocal)
Debbie Hall Gleason Alto (Vocal)
John West Bass (Vocal)
Paula Feherenbach Cello
Tereza Stanislav Violin
Gerald White Tenor (Vocal)
Michael Lichtenhauer Tenor (Vocal)
Lucian Piane Bass (Vocal)
Gabriel Rutman Tenor (Vocal)
Stephen Amerson Tenor (Vocal)
Mark Adams French Horn
Rich Logan Tenor (Vocal)
Bob Zimmitti Percussion
Tim Davis Bass (Vocal)
Phillip O'Connor Clarinet
Steven Holtman Trombone
Phillip Teele Trombone
Michael Nowak Viola
Donna Medine Alto (Vocal)
Phillip Levy Violin
Kenneth Munday Bassoon
Marlow Fisher Viola
Marc Sazer Violin
Page LA Studio Voices Vocal Ensemble
Razdan Kuyumjian Violin
Louise di Tullio Flute
Jon Lewis Trumpet
M.B. Gordy Percussion
Technical Credits
Richard Todd Principal
Richard Altenbach Principal
Rick Baptist Principal
Brian Dembow Principal
Stephen Erdody Principal
Charles Loper Principal
Frank Macchia Orchestration
Edward Meares Principal
Bobbi Page Choir Contractor
Bill Talbott Engineer
Robert Townson Executive Producer
Tom Steel Stage Manager
Dave Collins Mastering
Tim Lauber Engineering
Casey Stone Producer, Engineer, Audio Production, Engineering
Gary Bovyer Principal
Tom Cavanaugh Music Business Affairs
Damon Intrabartolo Orchestration, Score Conductor
John Ottman Composer, Orchestration
Rose Corrigan Principal
Jason Lloyd Stage Manager
Rick Giovinazzo Orchestration
Bob Zimmitti Principal
Dave Jordan Formatting
Louise di Tullio Principal
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Spirited Indeed

    I learned something interesting from a John Ottman interview. He didn't say he wanted to be the next John Williams, but rather that Williams has so defined the superhero-score genre that half a composer's job is just keeping out of his shadow you have to be careful not to imitate him. Well, Danny Elfman succeeded at this Spiderman and John Ottman succeeds with Fantastic Four, turning in a score that is both memorable and his own. I'm a little disappointed that Dr. Doom doesn't really have his own theme. Let's hope they make a sequel so Ottman can correct this. The main title kept sticking in my head and finally made me buy the album, and I ended up playing it over and over. Besides the main title, my favorites so far are Superheroes, Battling Doom, Lab Rat, and Fantastic Proposal. I'm sure there'll be more...

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