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The Mechanic
(2011)
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Complete Collector's Edition
Assassin's Edition
Album 2 Cover Art
Double Barrel Edition
Album 3 Cover Art
Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Adam Klemens

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter

Additional Music by:
Neil Acree
Danny Lohner
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
MIM Records
(All Albums)
(January 26th, 2011)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Availability of all three albums on CD is limited, primarily marketed through the composer's website. The download versions of first two albums are regular releases.
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Buy it... if hard, cool attitude from menacing guitars, gritty percussion, and aggressive strings is a perfect accompaniment for your foul mood.

Avoid it... if the undeniably engaging moments of brash attitude in Mark Isham's score can't compensate for the many sequences featuring the composer's usual ambient droning for the thriller genre.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,693
WRITTEN 3/23/11
Isham
Isham
The Mechanic: (Mark Isham) Apparently, there are limits to even actor Jason Statham's ability to carry an action thriller in the role of a "mechanic," an individual who solves problems by assassinating targets in ways to conceal the fact that the killing was a hit job. Box office success was not destined to meet The Mechanic, director Simon West's 2011 remake of the 1972 film starring Charles Bronson. If you dig seeing Statham sneak about and execute people, seek revenge for personal wrongs, and out-smart his associates, then The Mechanic is predictably simplistic entertainment with plenty of bullets and explosions to go around. The story follows several of his assignments, one of which necessitating the killing of his mentor. After training that target's son in the business of assassination, the two eventually seek the man who double -crossed that mentor and, of course, inevitably turn on each other. There's little intelligence in The Mechanic, but people with true intellectual curiosity don't go to such films. West had collaborated with a wide variety of composers in his directorial career, usually skirting the boundaries of the Hans Zimmer clone factory at Media Ventures/Remote Control. For The Mechanic, he went with a composer unaffiliated with that group but whose production in this genre often sounds awfully similar. Mark Isham is one of the true chameleons of the film music world, responsible for some of the most engagingly dynamic orchestral scores of recent times (Fly Away Home, Racing Stripes, The Black Dahlia, and even the Army Strong theme for American recruitment commercials) but also capable of cranking out nearly intolerable and workmanlike ambient scores for films like The Mist, The Crazies, and Twisted. There is no doubt that The Mechanic is inherently conducive to a continuation of the style heard in the latter group of scores.



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131 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.57 Stars
***** 11 5 Stars
**** 21 4 Stars
*** 31 3 Stars
** 37 2 Stars
* 31 1 Stars
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It's a shame
Kern - May 14, 2011, at 7:56 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Complete Collector's Edition Tracks   ▼Total Time: 61:33
• 1. Barranquilla (1:22)
• 2. Drowning (3:11)
• 3. Bayou (1:17)
• 4. Liquor Fairy (1:17)
• 5. Coffee Shop to Bar (0:46)
• 6. I Want a Meeting (2:31)
• 7. Poisoned The Well (2:07)
• 8. Amat Victoria Curam (5:31)
• 9. Looking Back (0:33)
• 10. Carjack (3:35)
• 11. I Wanna Know What You Know (1:44)
• 12. Up Close (2:35)
• 13. Up Close (Alternate Version) (2:34)
• 14. Chihuahuas and Boys (1:54)
• 15. Don't Get in His Car (1:37)
• 16. Anger, and a Place to Put It (3:58)
• 17. An Outside Individual (1:53)
• 18. I'm Not a Reverend (Vaughn Setup Pt. 1) (1:14)
• 19. Vaughn Setup Pt. 2 (4:37)
• 20. Vaughn Hit Pt. 1 (2:27)
• 21. They're in the Wall (Vaughn Hit Pt. 2) (2:45)
• 22. They Played You So Easily (3:47)
• 23. Left Side Cushion (3:51)
• 24. Fingers, Wrist, Elbow? (2:17)
• 25. Save the Fuel, I'm Coming For You (4:46)
• 26. Gun Sting (0:35)
• 27. Vengeance is the Mission (3:16)
• 28. The Mechanic (3:07)
• 29. Original 1m1 (Bonus Track) (1:29)
Assassin's Edition Tracks   ▼Total Time: 51:07
Double Barrel Edition Tracks   ▼Total Time: 112:40

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The inserts of the Complete Collector's Edition and Assassin's Edition contain no extra information about the score or film. The Double Barrel Limited Edition includes additional features, including a USB stick and autograph.
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