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It
(2017)
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Composed and Produced by:
Benjamin Wallfisch

Conducted by:
Tim Williams

Orchestrated by:
David Krystal
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WaterTower Music
(September 15th, 2017)
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Regular U.S. release. Also available on vinyl.
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Buy it... if you rejoice in the challenging sounds of technical experimentation in music, Benjamin Wallfisch pushing the boundaries of post-processing to new levels in his attempt to surpass expectations for a favorite horror tale.

Avoid it... if you still believe that subtlety can achieve greater thrills than brute force, though Wallfisch may still appease you with a decent countering of softly lyrical, dramatic interludes for the mystery of the location and its children.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,853
WRITTEN 12/26/17
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It: (Benjamin Wallfisch) After realized with tremendous success in an Emmy-winning 1990 television adaptation, Stephen King's "It" suffered an arduously long journey to the big screen in the 2010's, burning through several crews and casts before director Andy Muschietti triumphed in transforming the concept into a phenomenal moneymaker for Warner. The project was met with widespread critical and popular acclaim, spurring immediate plans for a sequel to continue the exploration of the troll-like demon clown that terrorizes a small Maine city every 27 years, as told by legend and experienced by local children. Oblivious and abusive adults are equal villains in It, a group of outcast children forming an alliance to investigate and save one another from the sewer-dwelling "Pennywise the Dancing Clown" that terrorizes them with realistic, life-threatening nightmares preying upon their individual fears. It is because of movies like this (and including Tim Curry's outstanding performance in the 1990 version) that clowns have become the subject of ridicule and suspicion in pop culture, and 2017's It must only further this shift in perception. The depictions of child dismemberment and death are horrific in this film, earning its 'R' rating by aiming solely at adult audiences reliving the angst of their teenage years. Thrown into the equation is a hint of 1980's mystery and adventure of a Steven Spielberg nature, It attempting to straddle both worlds as it takes the wonderment of a child's perseverance and forces it into battle against adult-oriented horror thrills that include body mutilation and sexual assault. It's amazing that audiences willingly embrace such disturbing material, but if it makes them feel better about the comparatively tame misery in their real lives, then so be it. The relatively even balance between wondrous mystery, character depth, and outright horror in It necessitated a hybrid soundtrack that pulls at the heart strings with orchestral benevolence befitting 1980's nostalgia while also striving for new methods of achieving the otherwise predictable horror element. English composer Benjamin Wallfisch has used his association with Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions as a springboard into a robust career in the horror and thriller genres during 2016 and 2017, cranking out a slew of such efforts, many of which pushing the limits of processing technologies in the execution.



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Who listens to this crap on album?
Nuno - December 27, 2017, at 7:32 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 87:00
CD1: (55:27)
• 1. Every 27 Years (2:37)
• 2. Paper Boat (1:55)
• 3. Georgie, Meet Pennywise (3:39)
• 4. Derry (2:24)
• 5. River Chase (2:10)
• 6. Egg Boy (2:45)
• 7. Beverly (1:20)
• 8. Come Join the Clown, Eds (1:20)
• 9. You'll Float Too (3:20)
• 10. Shape Shifter (1:43)
• 11. Hockstetter Attack (2:16)
• 12. Haircut (4:14)
• 13. Derry History (2:49)
• 14. January Embers (1:06)
• 15. Saving Mike (1:15)
• 16. This is Not a Dream (2:09)
• 17. Slideshow (2:02)
• 18. Georgie's Theme (1:42)
• 19. He Didn't Stutter Once (1:34)
• 20. 29 Neibolt Street (4:18)
• 21. Time to Float (3:04)
• 22. It's What It Wants (1:20)
• 23. You'll Die If You Try (4:39)
CD2: (31:33)
• 1. Return to Neibolt (2:31)
• 2. Into the Well (2:06)
• 3. Pennywise's Tower (1:49)
• 4. Deadlights (2:05)
• 5. Searching for Stanley (2:28)
• 6. Saving Beverly (3:37)
• 7. Georgie Found (1:54)
• 8. Transformation (0:58)
• 9. Feed on Your Fear (2:35)
• 10. Welcome to the Losers Club (3:06)
• 11. Yellow Raincoat (1:44)
• 12. Blood Oath (3:11)
• 13. Kiss (0:54)
• 14. Every 27 Years (Reprise) (2:07)
• 15. Epilogue - The Pennywise Dance (0:37)

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