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Thunderbirds [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
     

Thunderbirds [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

 
Even though the film adaptation of the wonderful, marionette-driven cult classic Thunderbirds kind of missed the point by turning it into a live action Spy Kids wannabe, at least Hans Zimmer's score pays homage to the original show's brassy, fearless sound. From their titles on down, tracks such as "Lady Penelope: At Your Service," "Tracy Island," and

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Even though the film adaptation of the wonderful, marionette-driven cult classic Thunderbirds kind of missed the point by turning it into a live action Spy Kids wannabe, at least Hans Zimmer's score pays homage to the original show's brassy, fearless sound. From their titles on down, tracks such as "Lady Penelope: At Your Service," "Tracy Island," and "Buggy Chase" are faithful to the legacy of Barry Gray's adventurous, clever music for the TV show. However, Zimmer dials down the sly humor that informed Gray's music and, on tracks like "You Need to Grow Up," occasionally pumps up the sentimentality. Even so, the gung-ho feel of "Can't Wait to Be a Thunderbird," "Junior Mission," and "Thunderize!" has plenty of adrenaline-laced appeal. What's also refreshing about Thunderbirds: there's nary a teen pop song in sight, and the symphonic punk-pop of Busted's "Thunderbirds Are Go!" is thankfully placed at the end of the album. While overly praising the score just because it's not as misconceived as the movie it was written for would be rash, Thunderbirds is still a respectable collection of high-energy film music.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/27/2004
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0602498226797
catalogNumber:
000321902

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Performance Credits

Nick Glennie-Smith   Conductor
Clay Duncan   electronics
Busted   Group

Technical Credits

Steve Power   Producer
Barry Gray   Composer
Suzette Moriarty   Orchestration
Michael Price   Score Reader
Mel Wesson   Arranger
Gavyn Wright   Orchestra Leader
Hans Zimmer   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Geoff Foster   Engineer
Slamm Andrews   Score Mixer,Soundtrack Mixing
Becky Bentham   Score Coordinator
Elizabeth Finch   Orchestration
Jill Streater   Contributor
Chris Barrett   Scoring Assistant
Clay Duncan   Engineer
Moanikeala Nakamoto   Personal Assistant
Ramin Djawadi   Composer,Producer,Audio Production,Additional Music
Nick Angel   Executive Producer,Soundtrack Executive Producer
Olga Fitzroy   Scoring Assistant
Andrew Zack   Personal Assistant
James Dooley   Arranger
Jim Dooley   Composer

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