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Planes
(2013)
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Composed and Produced by:

Additional Music and Orchestrated by:
David Metzger

Conducted by:
Don Harper
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Walt Disney Records
(August 6th, 2013)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you have long awaited the return of Mark Mancina to mainstream success, Planes representing a highly entertaining, melodically robust comeback in the animated genre.

Avoid it... if the influence of Mancina's dated 1990's action mode and Harold Faltermeyer's Top Gun on a soundscape striving for the heart of a typical Americana entry by Randy Newman at the same time is too disparate in style for your tastes.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,088
WRITTEN 8/24/13
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Planes: (Mark Mancina) First, there were talking racing cars. Then there were talking racing planes. Next? Talking racing tunnel boring machines! The excitement never stops in the brain of Walt Disney and Pixar animated movie veteran John Lasseter, who helmed most of the Toy Story and Cars films and produced many of the genre's best hits over that time. Inspired by the world of Cars and its sequel comes 2013's Planes, a similarly kid-friendly tale of competition with a conscience. A simple, American crop-dusting plane aspires to become a racer and manages through a fair dose of luck to enter into a worldwide race against exotic adversaries who both help and hinder him. The simpleton is coached by an aging military aircraft and beats the odds to survive the journey. While the premise actually sounds, at least in some ways, more interesting than that of Cars, the team at Disney somehow managed to screw Planes into the ground, yielding widespread flames from critics and air sickness from parents who failed to generate the hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue expected from the flight. Even so, the studio has seemingly remained interested in its planned trilogy of movies for the concept, set to pump out the first sequel in just one year. The soundtrack for Planes follows the mould established by that of Cars, sprinkling a feel-good score in between several songs spanning various popular genres. While the movie traverses the globe and contains a few cultural deviations from center, Planes typically aims for the comfortable cruising speed of American rock, both the most notable songs and score following the plan on auto pilot. For composer Mark Mancina, Planes represented an opportunity to return his seat to the upright position and re-emerge in the mainstream of American cinema, a welcome return to the spotlight that he cut short due, reportedly, to his own disillusionment with the Hollywood scoring process. The progressive rock artist has remained involved with various projects on the periphery of film and television since his remarkable popularity as an early partner with Hans Zimmer (most famously on The Lion King) led him to sculpt the initial development of the Media Ventures "sound" in Speed, Bad Boys, and Twister. His work for Disney continued with Tarzan and Brother Bear, competent but not particularly spectacular orchestral efforts.



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Brendan Cochran - June 25, 2014, at 1:15 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 53:58
• 1. Nothing Can Stop Me Now - performed by Mark Holman (3:14)
• 2. You Don't Stop - NYC - performed by Chris Classic and Alana D (3:49)
• 3. Fly - performed by Jon Stevens of The Dead Daisies (2:58)
• 4. Planes (2:33)
• 5. Crop Duster (1:19)
• 6. Last Contestant (1:27)
• 7. Hello Lincoln/Sixth Place (1:07)
• 8. Show Me What You Got (1:21)
• 9. Dusty Steps Into History (1:06)
• 10. Start Your Engines (1:59)
• 11. Leg 2/Bulldog Thanks Dusty (2:22)
• 12. Skipper Tries to Fly (0:51)
• 13. Dusty & Ishani (2:38)
• 14. The Tunnel (1:22)
• 15. Running on Fumes (3:10)
• 16. Get Above the Storm (1:11)
• 17. Dusty Has to Ditch (0:58)
• 18. Skipper's Story (2:16)
• 19. You're a Racer (2:52)
• 20. Leg 7 (3:04)
• 21. Skipper to the Rescue (1:58)
• 22. Dusty Soars (1:32)
• 23. 1st Place (1:54)
• 24. A True Victory (0:40)
• 25. Honorary Jolly Wrench (0:54)
• 26. Skipper's Theme (Volo Pro Veritas) (1:14)
• 27. Love Machine - performed by Carlos Alazraqui and Antonio Sol (1:45)
• 28. Ein Crop Duster Can Race - performed by Dave Wittenberg (1:12)
• 29. Armadillo (0:38)

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The insert includes a list of performers and lyrics to each of the songs.
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