Robots [Original Score]

Robots [Original Score]

by John Powell
     
 

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Among all the rap and rock songs on the soundtrack to Robots was "Robot City," a wonderfully playful, evocative collaboration between score composer John Powell and the Blue Man Group. Unfortunately, the complete Robots score doesn't completely fulfill that track's potential; though the album has some "featuredSee more details below

Overview

Among all the rap and rock songs on the soundtrack to Robots was "Robot City," a wonderfully playful, evocative collaboration between score composer John Powell and the Blue Man Group. Unfortunately, the complete Robots score doesn't completely fulfill that track's potential; though the album has some "featured percussion" by the Blue Man Group, Powell's compositions are performed mostly (and quite well) by the Hollywood Studio Symphony. On the bright side, several of the score's tracks, such as "Robots Overture" and "Gathering Forces," hark back to classic animation music like Carl Stalling's work on Warner Brothers' Merrie Melodies and Looney Tunes cartoon series. Not surprisingly, though, the pieces with the Blue Man Group have an extra little something that make them standouts. "Wonderbot Wash," "Wild Ride," and "Crosstown Express" are all elegantly mischievous and really capture the clanking, gleaming beauty of Robots' visuals, as well as the film's broad (and not so broad) sense of humor. Some of the score's more sentimental moments like "Homecoming" and "Dad's Dream" are a little predictable and border on saccharine, but they're still competently done. Even though a fuller collaboration between Powell and the Blue Man Group would have made Robots a spectacular score, it's still more creative than many other scores for animated movies.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/15/2005
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206664027
catalogNumber:
066640

Tracks

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Powell   Primary Artist,Guitar
Paul Pesco   Bagpipes
Gary Foster   Clarinet
Marty Krystall   Clarinet
Steve Kujala   Flute
Frank Marocco   Harp
Jim Walker   Flute
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Concert Master
Sid Page   Violin
Richard Todd   Horn
Larry Kaplan   Flute
Richard Altenbach   Violin
Beth Andersen   Choir, Chorus
Phil Ayling   Oboe
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Joan Beal   Choir, Chorus
Robert Becker   Viola
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Curt Bisquera   Percussion
Dick Bolks   Choir, Chorus
Robert Brosseau   Violin
John Clayton   Bass
Mathew Cooker   Celli
Randy Crenshaw   Choir, Chorus
Brian Dembow   Viola
George Doering   Bagpipes,Guitar
Monique Donnelly   Choir, Chorus
Kevin Dorsey   Choir, Chorus
Stephen Erdody   Celli
Alan Estes   Percussion
Michael Fisher   Percussion
Ronald Folsom   Violin
Dan Fornero   Trumpet
Roger Freeland   Choir, Chorus
Richard Garcia   Percussion
Richie Gajate Garcia   Percussion
Daniel Greco   Percussion
Alan Grunfeld   Violin
Dan Higgins   Flute
Dorian Holley   Choir, Chorus
Greg Huckins   Saxophone
Roger Ingram   Trumpet
Jon Joyce   Choir, Chorus
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Dennis Karmazyn   Celli
Randy Kerber   Keyboards
Brian Kilgore   Percussion
Harry Kim   Trumpet
Armen Ksadjikian   Celli
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Victor Lawrence   Celli
Dimitrie Leivici   Violin
Bill Liston   Saxophone
Dane Little   Celli
Charles Loper   Trombone
David Low   Celli
Andy Martin   Trombone
Edward Meares   Bass
Todd Miller   Horn
Yvonne S. Moriarty   Horn
Dan Navarro   Choir, Chorus
Barbara Northcutt   Oboe
Robin Olson   Violin
Simon Oswell   Viola
Bobbi Page   Choir, Chorus
Todd Perlmutter   Percussion
Brian Pezzone   Keyboards
Katia Popov   Violin
Joseph Powell   Choir, Chorus
Tom Ralls   Trombone
Mark Robertson   Violin
Matt Rohde   Keyboards
Jay Rosen   Violin
Geri Rotella   Flute
Jim Self   Tuba
David Shostac   Flute
Kurt Snyder   Horn
Sally Stevens   Choir, Chorus
Chris Stone   Bass
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Cecilia Tsan   Celli
Josefina Vergara   Violin
Brad Warnaar   Horn
Oren Waters   Choir, Chorus
Dan Weinstein   Trombone
John West   Choir, Chorus
Wil Wheaton   Choir, Chorus
Phyllis Yvonne Williams   Choir, Chorus
Albert Wing   Saxophone
Ken Yerke   Violin
John Yoakum   Saxophone
Eric Rigler   Bagpipes
Elin Carlson   Choir, Chorus
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Peter Limonick   Percussion
Susie Stevens Logan   Choir, Chorus
Andrew Shulman   Celli
Donald Williams   Percussion
Tom Boyd   Oboe
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Bob Joyce   Choir, Chorus
David Carpenter   Bass
Norm Hughes   Violin
Gary Bovyer   Clarinet
Rowena Hamil   Celli
Kerry Katz   Choir, Chorus
Christian Kollgaard   Bass
Guy Maeda   Choir, Chorus
Andrew Picken   Viola
George Shelby   Saxophone
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Jennie Hansen   Viola
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Chris Bleth   Oboe
Phil Stanton   Percussion
Peter Simpson   Percussion
Darrin McCann   Viola
Sara Parkins   Violin
Mike Geiger   Choir, Chorus
Armen Anassian   Violin
Antony Cooke   Celli
John A. Reynolds   Horn
David R. Stone   Bass
Edie Lehmann Boddicker   Choir, Chorus
Michael Valerio   Bass
Blue Man Group   Percussion,Percussion Ensemble
Brian Scott   Percussion
Oscar Hidalgo   Bass
Horia Moroaica   Violin
Liane Mautner   Violin
Chris Bowen   Percussion
Matt Goldman   Percussion
Crag Rodriguez   Percussion
Chris Wink   Percussion
Sarah Thornblade   Violin
Galina Golovin   Violin
Piotr Jandula   Viola
Ralph Williams   Clarinet
Josh Matthews   Percussion
Allen Savedoff   Bassoon
Dave Weiss   Oboe
Nicolas Philippon   Bass
Eric J. Hosler   Violin
Gregory Goodall   Percussion
Phillip Yao   Horn
Sungil Lee   Violin
Shanti Randall   Viola
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Marina Manukian   Violin
Peter Rotter   Choir Conductor
Cassandra Richburg   Viola
Becky Bunnell   Violin
Kristy Morrell   Horn
Julia Ann Gigante   Violin
Agostino Castagnola   Choir, Chorus
Raymond Kobler   Violin
Steve L. Roberts   Clarinet
Jeanne Skrocki Evans   Violin
Todd Waetzig   Percussion
Alfred Dunbar   Bass
Judith Farmer   Bassoon
Greg Limonick   Percussion
Peter Roter   Saxophone
Jim Thathcer   Horn
Stephen Amerson   Choir, Chorus
Mark Adams   Horn
Don Williams   Percussion
Rich Logan   Choir, Chorus
Tim Davis   Choir, Chorus
Alex Iles   Trombone
Kenneth Kugler   Trombone
Steven Holtman   Trombone
Phillip Teele   Trombone
Michael Nowak   Viola
Phillip Levy   Violin
Songa Lee-Kitto   Violin
Jo Ann Turovsky   Harp
Mario de León   Violin
Lily Ho Chen   Violin
Ritchie Garcia   Percussion
Elissa Johnston   Choir, Chorus
Matthew Funes   Viola
Hollywood Studio Singers   Choir, Chorus
David H. Speltz   Celli
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon
Brian O'Connor   Horn

Technical Credits

Bruce Fowler   Orchestration
Randy Kerber   Orchestration
Mark McKenzie   Orchestration
Suzette Moriarty   Orchestration
Shawn Murphy   Engineer,Engineering
Bill Talbott   Engineer
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Erik Zobler   Engineer,Engineering
Brad Haehnel   Engineer,Engineering
Tom Steel   Stage Manager
Sandy De Crescent   Director
Brad Dechter   Orchestration
Tim Lauber   Engineering
Jon Kull   Orchestration
Christine Sirois   Engineering
Patricia Sullivan Fourstar   Mastering
Jason Lloyd   Stage Manager
Rebecca Morellato   Score Coordinator
Germaine Franco   Score Coordinator
Daniel Lerner   Engineer,Engineering
John Powell   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Music Program
Bobby Fernandez   Engineer,Engineering
T.J. Lindgren   Arranger,Programming
John Ashton Thomas   Arranger,Programming,Orchestration

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