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Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
(2017)
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Composed and Produced by:
Tyler Bates

Conducted by:
Gavin Greenaway

Arrangements and Co-Orchestrated by:
Timothy Williams

Co-Orchestrated by:
Erik Aho
Bryan Arata
Chad Cannon
Sasha Chaban
Kieran Kiely
Drew Krassowski
Vincent Oppido
Steven Scott
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Hollywood Records
(April 21st, 2017)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
The album is a regular commercial download release, additionally available in high definition. It was also offered on vinyl a few months later.
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Buy it... if you were impressed by Tyler Bates' prior Guardians of the Galaxy score and desire an even more mature, symphonically and chorally satisfying evolution of the same general ideas.

Avoid it... if you require thematic excellence in your space opera scores, this one retaining the main identity well but fumbling several opportunities in its handling of secondary motifs.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,864
WRITTEN 6/30/17
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Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2: (Tyler Bates) After the appeal of Disney and Marvel's 2014 adaptation of Guardians of the Galaxy, the 2017 sequel, the 15th in the overall Marvel Cinematic Universe, pivots its story to tell the origins of lead Guardian Peter Quill. The charm of watching the group of heroes come together may be gone in Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, but their antics continue to enthrall audiences who propelled the sequel to even greater fiscal returns than the original. The Guardians form new alliances to thwart the plans of Quill's biological father, portrayed with gravitas by Kurt Russell. During this feat, audiences are introduced to a variety of additional characters from comic fame, including the debut of Starhawk in the form of Sylvester Stallone. Needless to say, writer and director James Gunn resides firmly in the driver's seat for continued sequels in this franchise, and with him will likely come composer Tyler Bates. Ever controversial in the film music universe because of an unfortunate history of plagiarism (involving studio acknowledgement of wrongdoing for 300) and awkwardly poor orchestral action and suspense scores early in his career, Bates acquitted himself surprisingly well with Guardians of the Galaxy. His throwback orchestral adventure music was derivative and sometimes unguided, but it was technically impressive and certainly beat nearly all expectations. These Guardians of the Galaxy films force their scores into secondary duty behind an extremely popular mixture of retro songs placed directly into the film and launching solid sales on CD, vinyl, and even cassette, and sales of these products were extremely strong, pushing their way onto the Billboard charts.



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Average: 3.2 Stars
***** 18 5 Stars
**** 31 4 Stars
*** 30 3 Stars
** 20 2 Stars
* 12 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 43:35
• 1. Showtime A-Holes (1:27)
• 2. vs the Abilisk (2:35)
• 3. The Mantis Touch (1:53)
• 4. Space Chase (3:20)
• 5. Family History (3:48)
• 6. Groot Expectations (1:57)
• 7. Mammalian Bodies (1:50)
• 8. Starhawk (1:49)
• 9. Two-Time-Galaxy Savers (3:01)
• 10. I Know Who You Are (4:20)
• 11. Ego (2:47)
• 12. Kraglin and Drax (1:34)
• 13. The Expansion (1:05)
• 14. Mary Poppins and the Rat (3:07)
• 15. Gods (1:28)
• 16. Dad (2:28)
• 17. A Total Hasselhoff (2:01)
• 18. Sisters (2:05)
• 19. Guardians of the Frickin Galaxy (0:59)

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