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The Avengers
(2012)
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Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
John Ashton Thomas
Mark Graham
Dave Metzger

Co-Produced by:
David Bifano
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LABELS & RELEASE DATES
Hollywood Records
(Download)
(May 1st, 2012)

Hollywood Records/
Intrada Records (CD)
(May 1st, 2012)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release. Both the download and CD versions of the album feature the same cover art, but the CD pressing contains twelve additional minutes of music.
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Buy it... if you were impressed by Alan Silvestri's model of heroism for Captain America: The First Avenger and desire a modernized version of that streamlined, mostly orchestral action sound.

Avoid it... if you still await Silvestri's return to his fantastic action and fantasy scores of previous decades, his output for the Marvel universe generic enough to merit continuing concerns that the composer is stuck on auto-pilot.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #864
WRITTEN 5/6/12
Silvestri
Silvestri
The Avengers: (Alan Silvestri) Hapless liberals who stand outside Wall Street and protest societal income disparity in the United States should rightfully boycott the series of Marvel Studios films leading up to and including 2012's The Avengers because, in 2005 and 2006, Marvel teamed up with Merrill Lynch and pitched the financing of these movies to Wall Street analysts eager to line the pockets of the top 1%. Their plan worked, and since 2008 these movies have earned countless hundreds of millions of dollars amid popular praise, especially for the Iron Man entries. The planned culmination of the "introductory" films was always meant to be The Avengers, possibly opening the door for multiple ensemble cast entries after many of the leading stars were locked up in multi-picture deals. The 2012 film, titled Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom so clueless audiences don't expect to witness John Steed and Emma Peel continue their flirtations when walking into theatres, was generally well received by critics and has to be considered a popular success despite juggling so many prior concepts and characters in one condensed plot. While each of the four leading titular heroes from previous movies is given their due screen time (along with several secondary characters from previous entries, including Samuel L. Jackson as the organizer of this party), the basic plot points owe the most to 2011's Thor. The fantasy hero's brother from that story, Loki, attempts to conquer Earth with the help of allies using extra-terrestrial, bad-ass technology in The Avengers. In between him and this goal, of course, is the assembled group of Marvel's protagonists, most of them still shaking events that happened to them in their individual movies. As is customary in contemporary blockbusters, the destruction of cityscapes is an absolute necessity, and terror-weary New York City is the logical host for such eye candy. Comparatively speaking, Marvel's six years of development leading up to The Avengers was a tremendous success, and this culmination only suffers from a small handful of continuity issues, one of which the dropping of actor Edward Norton from the ensemble cast after the former performer of Bruce Banner was deemed by the studio not to espouse the proper "creativity and collaborative spirit" to continue. The music is another area of discrepancy worth noting in these films.

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Music Muse - The Avengers (Alan Silvestri)
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Themes
Crimson Jax - May 8, 2012, at 10:14 a.m.
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That picture is classic.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Download Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 64:25
• 1. Arrival (2:59)
• 2. Doors Open From Both Sides (2:48)
• 3. Tunnel Chase (2:36)
• 4. Stark Goes Green (2:41)
• 5. Helicarrier (2:09)
• 6. Subjugation (3:00)
• 7. Don't Take My Stuff (4:42)
• 8. Red Ledger (5:11)
• 9. Assault (4:26)
• 10. They Called It (2:41)
• 11. Performance Issues (3:35)
• 12. Seeing, Not Believing (4:25)
• 13. Assemble (4:31)
• 14. I Got a Ride (4:00)
• 15. A Little Help (3:14)
• 16. One Way Trip (5:50)
• 17. A Promise (3:34)
• 18. The Avengers (2:03)
CD Album Tracks   ▼Total Time: 76:08

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert of the CD includes a lengthy note from the director about Silvestri and the score.
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