James Newton Howard - King Kong [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

James Newton Howard - King Kong [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Artist: James Newton Howard
Duration: 01:14:27
Release Date: 2005
Album: King Kong [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]
Styles: Film Score, Soundtracks
Recording Location: Barbra Streisand Scoring Stage at Sony Studios, Todd-Ao Scoring, Fox Scoring Stage, O'Henry Sound Studi
Genre: Classical

Composer James Newton Howard (Batman Begins, Sixth Sense, The Fugitive) has helmed his fair share of action films, but none as daunting as director Peter Jackson's gargantuan remake of King Kong. Not only was he rescoring the life and death of one of cinema's most beloved icons; he had to do it in less than two months. Longtime Jackson collaborator Howard Shore, who took home an Oscar for his work on the Lord of the Rings trilogy, left Kong in a flurry of "creative differences" with the director, scoring just over an hour of material. Keeping that fact in mind, Howard's compositions are nothing short of remarkable. While they lack Shore's epic scope and his myriad of complex and highly melodic character cues, Howard manages to pinch-hit his way through with the confidence of a starting player. Using the Depression era as a launching pad, he deftly whips jazz motifs, thunderous brass sections, and wistful choirs into a stew of "silver screen"-meets-"blue screen" harmony that may not yield any memorable themes, but manages to illuminate the film's terror, humanity, and tragedy with irrefutable professionalism.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
King Kong, film score
King Kong / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard1:09 Amazon
A Fateful Meeting / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard4:16 Amazon
Defeat is Always Momentary / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard2:48 Amazon
It's in the Subtext / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard3:19 Amazon
Two Grand / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard2:34 Amazon
The Venture Departs / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard4:03 Amazon
Last Blank Space on the Map / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard4:43 Amazon
It's Deserted / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard7:08 Amazon
Something Monstrous...Neither Beast nor Man / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard2:38 Amazon
Head Towards the Animals / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard2:48 Amazon
Beautiful / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard4:08 Amazon
Tooth and Claw / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard6:17 Amazon
That's All There is... / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard3:26 Amazon
Captured / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard2:25 Amazon
Central Park / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard4:36 Amazon
The Empire State Building / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard2:36 Amazon
Beauty Killed the Beast 1 / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard1:59 Amazon
Beauty Killed the Beast 2 / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard2:22 Amazon
Beauty Killed the Beast 3 / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard2:14 Amazon
Beauty Killed the Beast 4 / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard4:45 Amazon
Beauty Killed the Beast 5 / James Newton HowardJames Newton Howard4:13 Amazon

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