Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Randy Edelman
     
 

Given that Randy Edelman's reputation as a Hollywood composer rests on his work on romantic comedies and family-friendly fare, he's an unlikely choice to score an effects-driven, popcorn adventure like The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, but while his signature playfulness and sentimentality occasionally bubble to the surface, this is nevertheless a solid,See more details below

Overview

Given that Randy Edelman's reputation as a Hollywood composer rests on his work on romantic comedies and family-friendly fare, he's an unlikely choice to score an effects-driven, popcorn adventure like The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, but while his signature playfulness and sentimentality occasionally bubble to the surface, this is nevertheless a solid, often exciting effort that manages to fulfill the mandates of the genre in question. The film's Chinese setting allows Edelman the freedom to return to the Eastern influences of past scores like Shanghai Knights and Dragon, juxtaposing traditional instrumentation against bold strings, electric guitar, and soaring electronics. While the action themes are a bit over the top in their sheer relentlessness, Edelman balances the onslaught with a clutch of lighter, more romantic cues (most notably "Love in the Himalayas" and "A Warm Rooftop") that play to his core strengths.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2008
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206691627
catalogNumber:
066916

Tracks

  1. A Call to Adventure
  2. Silently Yearning For Centuries
  3. Open Wound
  4. The Reign Of Terror
  5. A Family Presses Close
  6. Formation Of The Terra Cotta Army
  7. Reading Of The Scrolls
  8. Crash And Burn
  9. Alex And Lin
  10. A New Assignment
  11. Yang Follows The O'Connells
  12. Shanghai Chase
  13. Mother And Daughter Reunion
  14. Ancient China
  15. Rick's Long Rod
  16. Entering The Tomb
  17. Visit From A 3-Headed Friend
  18. Memories, Retirement And Dinner
  19. New Year's Betrayal
  20. The Emperor Versus Zi Yuan
  21. Love In The Himalayas
  22. 2nd Century B.C.
  23. The Museum Becomes Alive!
  24. Rick And Evy In Battle
  25. A Warm Rooftop
  26. Heartbreak
  27. Return Of The Dragon
  28. Shielding A Son
  29. Finale
  30. My Sweet Eternal Love

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Randy Edelman   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor
Anthony Pleeth   Cello
Frank Ricotti   Percussion
Paul Clarvis   Percussion,Cello
Helen Feng   Vocals
UK Chinese Music Ensemble   Ensemble
Jenny O'Grady   Choir Master

Technical Credits

Randy Edelman   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Elton Farokh Ahi   Producer,Score Reader,Score Mixer
Peter Cobbin   Director
Nick Ingman   Orchestration
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Dave Radlauer   Arranger
Dan Radlauer   Arranger
Jill Tengan   Scoring Assistant
Matt Dunkley   Orchestration
Jake Jackson   Scoring Assistant
Rob Cohen   Lyricist,Executive Producer
David Buntz   Direction
Cliff Masterson   Orchestration
Masaaki Saito   Scoring Assistant
Sam O'Kell   Scoring Assistant
Peter Hutchings   Scoring Assistant
Elton Ahi   Producer,Audio Production,Score Reader,Score Mixer
Philip Cohen   Music Business Affairs
Masaki Saito   Scoring Assistant
Ben Foster   Orchestration

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