The Amazing Spider-Man 2 [Deluxe]

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All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Credited to Hans Zimmer & the Magnificent Six, who replaced James Horner's largely orchestral score for the first film with a juiced-up, largely electronic one, the soundtrack for the Amazing Spider-Man 2 echoes the sequel's frenetic, slick, and streamlined action, offering up 14 instrumental pieces and six non-score-related songs that dutifully reflect the measured and meticulous, corporate tie-in sensibilities of the traditional summer blockbuster while still managing to march to the beat of their own very loud drum. Zimmer and his small army of hit makers, who include Johnny Marr (the Smiths), Junkie XL, Michael Einziger (Incubus), Andrew Kawczynski, ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Credited to Hans Zimmer & the Magnificent Six, who replaced James Horner's largely orchestral score for the first film with a juiced-up, largely electronic one, the soundtrack for the Amazing Spider-Man 2 echoes the sequel's frenetic, slick, and streamlined action, offering up 14 instrumental pieces and six non-score-related songs that dutifully reflect the measured and meticulous, corporate tie-in sensibilities of the traditional summer blockbuster while still managing to march to the beat of their own very loud drum. Zimmer and his small army of hit makers, who include Johnny Marr (the Smiths), Junkie XL, Michael Einziger (Incubus), Andrew Kawczynski, Pharrell Williams, and Steve Mazzaro, infuse Andrew Garfield's second go-around as the web slinger with equal amounts of pomp and circumstance, introducing a new main theme that pairs a traditional, heroic, horn-driven melody with a serpentine (or spider-like) arpeggiated synth motif that goes a long way in marrying the faded glory of Spidey's comic book origins to the high-octane, over-stimulation of 21st century cinema. Upon first listen, the villain theme, introduced right off the bat with "I'm Electro," seems a little too on the nose, but the mesmerizing eight-minute "My Enemy" eradicates any off flavors by presenting a theme that matches the grace and muscular chrome sheen of Spider Man's cue, albeit via the bold strokes of dubstep. It shouldn't work, but Zimmer and co. have constructed a beast of a piece that frames a whispered laundry list of internal transgressions with an electro-rock center and a sneaky, Baroque-kissed whip of a base melody that spins the whole thing off in a kind of Marvel-approved re-imagining of Coolio's "Gangster's Paradise." The tacked-on songs, which include radio-ready offerings from Pharrell Williams, Phosphorescent, and Alicia Keys feat. Kendrick Lamar, are all well and good in that largely forgettable, ubiquitous movie-credits-sequence kind of way, but Zimmer and company's remarkably forward-thinking score makes this sequel to a film (which arrived a mere five years after the first franchise ended) a surprise gem. [A Deluxe Edition added a second disc with 11 bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/22/2014
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 888430598720
  • Catalog Number: 305987
  • Sales rank: 11,729

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I'm Electro - The Magnificent Six (0:46)
  2. 2 There He Is - The Magnificent Six (2:54)
  3. 3 I'm Spider-Man - The Magnificent Six (1:04)
  4. 4 My Enemy - The Magnificent Six (8:17)
  5. 5 Ground Rules - The Magnificent Six (1:11)
  6. 6 Look at Me - The Magnificent Six (3:10)
  7. 7 Special Project - The Magnificent Six (3:14)
  8. 8 You Need Me - The Magnificent Six (3:17)
  9. 9 So Much Anger - The Magnificent Six (2:12)
  10. 10 I'm Moving to England - The Magnificent Six (1:03)
  11. 11 I'm Goblin - The Magnificent Six (3:42)
  12. 12 Let Her Go - The Magnificent Six (0:33)
  13. 13 You're My Boy - The Magnificent Six (2:57)
  14. 14 I Need to Know - The Magnificent Six (5:00)
  15. 15 Sum Total - The Magnificent Six (2:51)
  16. 16 I Chose You - The Magnificent Six (1:34)
  17. 17 We're Best Friends - The Magnificent Six (2:16)
  18. 18 Still Crazy - The Magnificent Six (2:42)
  19. 19 The Rest of My Life - The Magnificent Six (2:28)
  20. 20 You're That Spider Guy - The Magnificent Six (5:29)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Electro Suite - The Magnificent Six (12:36)
  2. 2 Harry Suite - The Magnificent Six (10:07)
  3. 3 Cold War - The Magnificent Six (3:28)
  4. 4 No Place Like Home - The Magnificent Six (1:53)
  5. 5 It's On Again - Kendrick Lamar (3:50)
  6. 6 Song for Zula - Phosphorescent (6:09)
  7. 7 That's My Man - Liz (3:47)
  8. 8 Here - Pharrell Williams (4:38)
  9. 9 Honest - The Neighbourhood (3:57)
  10. 10 Within the Web (First Day Jam) - The Magnificent Six (4:30)
  11. 11 Electro Remix - Alvin Risk (3:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hans Zimmer Primary Artist
Stephen Erdody Cello
Walt Fowler Trumpet
Nick Glennie-Smith Conductor
Johnny Marr Guitar
Tom Boyd Oboe
Randy Cooke Percussion
Brent Paschke Electric Guitar
Satnam Ramgotra Percussion
Mario Reinsch Soloist
Alicia Keys Piano, Vocals
Liz Vocals
Phosphorescent Band
Belinda Broughton Concert Master
Stuart Clark Clarinet
Ann Marie Simpson Violin
Dominic Lewis Soloist
The Neighbourhood Band
Hans Zimmer & the Magnificent Six Band
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Bruce Fowler Orchestration
Peter Asher Producer
Walt Fowler Orchestration
Johnny Marr Composer, Additional Music
Alan Meyerson Engineering
Suzette Moriarty Orchestration
Hans Zimmer Composer, Producer
Bob Badami Engineering, Score Wrangler
Pharrell Williams Composer, Producer, Additional Music
Junkie XL Composer, Additional Music
Kevin Globerman Pro-Tools
Daniel Kresco Engineering
Ann Mincieli Engineer, Engineering
Tony Mantz Mastering
Andrew Coleman Arranger, Digital Editing, Engineering
Alicia Keys Composer
Eric Weaver Recording Assistant
Seth Waldmann Engineering
Chuck Choi Engineering
Hart Gunther Recording Assistant
Kevin Kaska Orchestration
Michael Einziger Composer, Additional Music
Czarina Russell Composer
Andrew Kawczynski Additional Music
Shalini Singh Studio Manager
Ramon Rivas Recording Assistant
Marc Webb Liner Notes
Chris Mullings Engineer
Ann Marie Simpson Arranger, Composer
Matthew Houck Composer
Stephen Lipson Producer, drum programming, Guitar Programming, Engineering
Mike Larson Arranger, Digital Editing, Engineering
Val Brathwaite Recording Assistant
The Neighbourhood Producer
Matthew Desrameaux Recording Assistant
Kendrick Lamar Composer
Alvin Risk Composer, Producer, Remixing
Steve Mazzaro String Arrangements, Additional Music
John Chapman Recording Assistant
Matt Weber Recording Assistant
Jesse James Rutherford Composer
Jeremy Freedman Composer
Michael Margott Composer
Brandon Wollman Engineering
Stephanie McNally Engineering
Cynthia Park Composer's Assistant
Ben Sedano Recording Assistant
Rhea Fowler Orchestration
Raphael Mesquita Recording Assistant
Zach Abels Composer
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