X-Men: The Last Stand [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

X-Men: The Last Stand [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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John Powell's pulsating score for X-Men: The Last Stand, the third installment of the comic book classic, is perfectly in sync with the action-packed plotline -- in which the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), battle over a mutation cure with the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized by Xavier's former ally, Magneto (Ian

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John Powell's pulsating score for X-Men: The Last Stand, the third installment of the comic book classic, is perfectly in sync with the action-packed plotline -- in which the X-Men, led by Professor Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), battle over a mutation cure with the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized by Xavier's former ally, Magneto (Ian McKellen).

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Christopher Monger
Composer John Ottman helmed the baton for the X-Men franchise after the death of original maestro Michael Kamen and John Powell (United 93, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) took the reigns for the third installment, so it comes as no surprise that the myriad of themes introduced can be a bit much. Ottman gave the series some heft on X-Men 2 with his use of choirs and more than a little Mozart, a style adopted by Powell for X-Men: The Last Stand. Taking a cue from the sweeping and occasionally majestic Spider Man theme, Powell brings the weighty mythology of the beloved DC Comic to an audible level, upping the choral aspects, all the while paying homage to the previous composers themes -- the inclusion of the weighty Dark Phoenix character demands a bit of gravitas. X-Men: The Last Stand is first and foremost the soundtrack to a bombastic summer blockbuster, and detractors of the genre will find little to sway them here, but it's a well-done piece of excess that deserves more than a smattering of applause.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/23/2006
Label:
Varese Sarabande
UPC:
0030206673227
catalogNumber:
066732

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Ralph Vaughan Williams   Clarinet
Beth Anderson   Vocals
Steve Kujala   Flute
Bruce Dukov   Violin,Concert Master
Beth Andersen   Vocals
Rick Baptist   Trumpet
Joan Beal   Vocals
Aleta Braxton   Vocals
Wade Culbreath   Percussion
Brian Dembow   Viola
Monique Donnelly   Vocals
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Mike Fisher   Percussion
Linda Harmon   Vocals
Scottie Haskell   Vocals
Dan Higgins   Clarinet
Sheri Izzard   Vocals
Luana Jackman   Vocals
Clydene Jackson   Vocals
Angie Jaree   Vocals
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Harry Kim   Trumpet
Katie Kirkpatrick   Harp
Darlene Koldenhoven   Vocals
Charles Loper   Trombone
Melissa MacKay   Vocals
Bobbi Page   Vocals
Doug Petty   Piano,Celeste
Jim Self   Tuba
Sally Stevens   Vocals
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Roger Wilkie   Violin
Elin Carlson   Vocals
Marcia Dickstein   Harp
Pete Anthony   Conductor
Kerry Walsh   Vocals
Samela Beasom   Vocals
Eun Mee Ahn   Violin
Edie Lehmann Boddicker   Vocals,Choir Conductor
Nathan Campbell   French Horn
Rose Corrigan   Bassoon
Jeannine Wagner   Vocals
Amy Fogerson   Vocals
Hollywood Studio Symphony   Performing Ensemble
Jennifer Barnes   Vocals
Cindy Bourquin   Vocals
Virenia Lind   Vocals
Andrew Duckles   Viola
Christie Lawrence   Vocals
Joanna Bushnell   Vocals
John Powell   Conductor
Diane Freiman Reynolds   Vocals
Mary Hylan Cain   Vocals
Kathryn Bostic   Vocals
Ilana Marks   Vocals
Karen Whipple   Vocals
Christy Crowl   Vocals
Mark Adams   French Horn
Susan Joyce   Vocals
Christine Guter   Vocals
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion
Maurita Phillips-Thornburgh   Vocals
Debbie Ruth Hall   Vocals
Monica L. Lee   Vocals
Susan Stevens Logan   Vocals
Thomas Diener   Viola
Alex Iles   Trombone
Leanna Brand   Vocals
Angela Joy   Vocals
Donna Medine   Vocals
James Thatcher   French Horn
Kenneth Munday   Bassoon
Paul Cohen   Cello
Jennifer Kaye Graham   Vocals
Mary Hyland Cain   Vocals
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Heather Clark   Flute
Nike St. Clair   Vocals
David Weiss   Oboe
John Van Houten   Tuba
Josh Ranz   Clarinet
Dave Shostac   Flute
Teri Eiko Koide   Vocals
Giovanna Clayton   Cello
Deborah Scott   Vocals

Technical Credits

Shawn Murphy   Engineering
Bill Talbott   Engineer
Robert Townson   Executive Producer
Tom Steel   Stage Manager
Tim Lauber   Engineering
Brett Ratner   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Edie Lehmann Boddicker   Choir Contractor
Jason Lloyd   Stage Manager
James McKee Smith   Programming,MIDI Arrangement
John Powell   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Traci Dallas Opdahl   Music Business Affairs
Mark Helfrich   Executive Producer
John Ashton Thomas   Programming,MIDI Arrangement

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X-Men: The Last Stand [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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From the three x-men movies, this score delivers all the emotions of the movie from the tragedy to the triumph. This score is the most original and emotionally effective. John Powell uses a common motif throughout the movie, and you can hear how he uses it in different tones in tracks 16 & 17. The music of John Powell is a great addition to maybe the last movie of this franchise