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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
(2008)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Ladd McIntosh
Geoff Stradling
Jennifer Hammond
Larry Rench

Co-Produced by:
Peter Cobbin
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Walt Disney Records
(May 13th, 2008)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you were disappointed by the lack of consistency in thematic development or instrumental identity in the preceding score of the franchise, for this sequel score solves all those ills.

Avoid it... if you were not impressed by the battle music at the end of the first score, because this second work is largely a continuous series of massive extensions of that straight-forward, harmonious material.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #763
WRITTEN 5/25/08
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The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian: (Harry Gregson-Williams) On the surface, the most interesting aspect of The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian is its reportedly clear response by the filmmakers to the inevitable comparisons that viewers and critics had made between The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and the highly acclaimed The Lord of the Rings trilogy of the early 2000's. On every level, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe fared poorly in that comparison, with Disney's version of the first of C.S. Lewis' stories in the series never capturing the popularity or awards of the J.R.R. Tolkien adaptations. The seeming intent to steer the franchise of The Chronicles of Narnia towards Peter Jackson's vision of a similar fantasy world is a result, and that movement applies to Harry Gregson-Williams' score as well. Nominated for a Grammy and Golden Globe for the first film, Gregson-Williams adapts for Prince Caspian by positioning his score closer to the works of Howard Shore for The Lord of the Rings. The story of the sequel allows him to do this without sacrificing everything he accomplished in the first score; the children and many of the elements in Narnia carry over, despite the 1,300-year difference in time and a new set of heroes and villains. Director Andrew Adamson remains loyal to the general plot of the original story, meaning that there are naturally more battle sequences and less of the outward religious allegory. In fact, one of the ways in which Adamson follows Jackson's lead is in the extension of the battle sequences to give them the sense of scope and importance they deserve. This is good news for fans of Gregson-Williams and the franchise, because anyone familiar with the score for The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe knows that the action music in its final cues is easily the highlight of the score. Gregson-Williams also takes the opportunity in Prince Caspian to clarify his intentions with his several themes, guiding them into paths that make more sense with the perspective of both scores together.



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Average: 3.74 Stars
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*** 169 3 Stars
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Way more superior!
LordoftheFuture - November 13, 2012, at 6:57 a.m.
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Score similarities
Richard Kleiner - April 25, 2009, at 10:55 p.m.
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rusmeister - August 29, 2008, at 10:14 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 75:02
• 1. Prince Caspian Flees (4:35)
• 2. The Kings and Queens of Narnia (3:33)
• 3. Journey to the How (4:45)
• 4. Arrival at Aslan's How (2:57)
• 5. Raid on the Castle (7:06)
• 6. Miraz Crowned (4:47)
• 7. Sorcery and Sudden Vengeance (6:17)
• 8. The Duel (5:56)
• 9. The Armies Assemble (2:23)
• 10. Battle at Aslan's How (5:18)
• 11. Return of the Lion (4:16)
• 12. The Door in the Air (7:53)
• 13. The Call - performed by Regina Spektor (3:09)
• 14. A Dance 'Round the Memory Tree - performed by Oren Lavie (3:43)
• 15. This is Home - performed by Switchfoot (4:01)
• 16. Lucy - performed by Hanne Hukkelberg (4:31)

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The album is offered in the form of a slipcase digipak. Its removable insert contains song lyrics and a note from the director about the film and score. The CD is an enhanced product with photos and a trailer from the film.
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