Hitman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
If Hitman sounds like a generic title for a movie to begin with, especially considering that the hired killer is a well-established film archetype it seems reasonable to assume that there have been many more professional assassins in the cinema than there ever were in real life, then it only adds to the schematic impression of such a work to note that it is based on a video game. The particular hitman in question doesn't even have a name; he's known as Number 47. So, perhaps one shouldn't complain that there is little that sounds new or different about Geoff Zanelli's score. Zanelli is one of several protégés of Hans Zimmer, who runs a virtual school for soundtrack ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
If Hitman sounds like a generic title for a movie to begin with, especially considering that the hired killer is a well-established film archetype it seems reasonable to assume that there have been many more professional assassins in the cinema than there ever were in real life, then it only adds to the schematic impression of such a work to note that it is based on a video game. The particular hitman in question doesn't even have a name; he's known as Number 47. So, perhaps one shouldn't complain that there is little that sounds new or different about Geoff Zanelli's score. Zanelli is one of several protégés of Hans Zimmer, who runs a virtual school for soundtrack composers, using them to help complete his many assignments. Lately, Zanelli has branched out on his own, his previous scores including Disturbia and the TV movie Into the West, which won him an Emmy. For Hitman, he employs a familiar combination of acoustic sounds provided by an orchestra and chorus and electronic percussion elements out of synthesizers and computers. Except for the beginning and ending, which are different versions of "Ava Maria," the cues always have an underlying electronic pulse, and at times the music becomes full-blown electronica. It's music to keep viewers on their edge of their seats, which is the right approach for this sort of film. Like Zimmer, Zanelli now has his own assistants. Ryeland Allison and Bobby Tahouri earn credits in the CD booklet for "additional music," but it isn't clear exactly what they contributed. At least they are mentioned, however.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/20/2007
  • Label: La-La Land Records
  • UPC: 826924106426
  • Catalog Number: 1064

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Ava Maria - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (2:01)
  2. 2 I Take Out The Trash - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (2:23)
  3. 3 The Belicoff Assassination - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (2:24)
  4. 4 Roses For Nika - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (3:09)
  5. 5 Random Complication - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (2:52)
  6. 6 New Suit - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (1:17)
  7. 7 Train Station (Bite Your Tongue) - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (4:36)
  8. 8 Istanbul - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (1:45)
  9. 9 Table - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (2:25)
  10. 10 Best Laid Plans - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (1:38)
  11. 11 Undress Me - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (2:42)
  12. 12 I Need You To Die - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (2:10)
  13. 13 My Number Is 47 - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (2:27)
  14. 14 Trust Unto God (Udre's Funeral) - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (2:22)
  15. 15 Rubber Duckie - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (1:32)
  16. 16 Righteous Buttkicking - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (2:11)
  17. 17 Dénouement - Jean-Jacques Justrafre (3:32)
  18. 18 Ava Maria - Christina England Hale (4:11)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Jean-Jacques Justafre Horn
Jean-Philippe Audin Cello
Christophe Guiot Violin
Nicolas Charron Bass
Odile Abrel Harp
Jean-Philipp Audin Cello
Mathieu Gonet Conductor
Sandrine Vautrin Bass
Jean-Paul Minali-Bella Viola
Coline Grindel Vocals
Joel Vaisse Trombone
Technical Credits
Ryeland Allison Additional Music
Mark Banning Art Direction
Tom Cavanaugh Music Business Affairs
Didier Lizé Engineering
James Nelson Digital Editing, Mastering
Geoff Zanelli Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Audio Production
Michael V. Gerhard Producer, Audio Production
Matt Verboys Executive Producer
Bobby Tahouri Additional Music
Michael Wijnen Musical Supervision
Vincent Lebègue Legal Counsel
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