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The Wolverine
(2013)
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Composed, Co-Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated and Co-Conducted by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jon Kull
Dana Niu
Rossano Galante
Mark Graham
Patrick Russ

Additional Music by:
Buck Sanders
Marcus Trumpp
Brandon Roberts
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Music Masterworks
(July 23rd, 2013)
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Regular U.S. release. The American and International albums feature the same music but different cover art and track names.
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Buy it... if you are capable of appreciating Marco Beltrami's most challengingly brutal orchestral tones, his dissonant haze complicated in this work by cultural stereotypes and a nearly unyieldingly depressing attitude.

Avoid it... if you expect any significant continuation of the music provided by Harry Gregson-Williams for X-Men Origins: Wolverine or even the general accessibility of that prior entry.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #837
WRITTEN 7/19/13
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The Wolverine: (Marco Beltrami/Various) Apparently Marvel Entertainment made the determination somewhere along the life of its X-Men films of the 2000's that the character of Wolverine (or Logan in his "normal" existence) is more bankable than the others from that concept, though having lead actor Hugh Jackman decide to produce his own continued existence on screen doesn't hurt. The studio must not care about the critical failure of 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, making The Wolverine the sixth installment in the movie franchise based upon the Marvel Comics series and serving as a sequel to both the 2009 entry and 2006's X-Men: The Last Stand. The production was delayed by natural disasters and Jackman's singing stint as Jean Valjean, though that gave the actor time to eat an insane diet in preparation for a return to a role that necessitates shirtless, unnaturally vascular intimidation. The plot of 2013's The Wolverine focuses on Chris Claremont and Frank Miller's 1982 limited series about the character, taking him to Japan and embroiling him in a conflict involving the Yakuza and, of course, ninjas and samurai. Aside from allowing Logan and his mightily inconvenient protrusions from his fists to thrash these armies of foes, the story also forces the character to overcome his own mortality issues and deal with his relationship with Jean Grey, which in current lingo could be classified as an "epic fail." The music for the X-Men films has been somewhat laughable in its total lack of cohesion or direction, each of the six films through this one tackled by a different Hollywood composer. There has been absolutely zero development towards overarching thematic integrity and the style of each of the entries has differed to varying degrees, some significantly. Thus, a character such as Logan/Wolverine receives no lasting musical identity in this franchise, and this problem continues into The Wolverine. Harry Gregson-Williams was tasked with establishing such an identity in X-Men Origins: Wolverine and managed to do so at a minimal level in a score that rehashed tired techniques from the composer's past. In 2013, Marco Beltrami, who had achieved success with director James Mangold on 3:10 to Yuma, largely ignores Gregson-Williams' styles and motifs, with the exception of the cue "Where To?," which vaguely reprises the cool thematic tones sprinkled throughout "Logan Through Time" and "...I'll Find My Own Way" in the 2009 score. Otherwise, Beltrami and his team are content unleashing a brutal atmosphere of Asian-tinged despair that is far more challenging to the ears than Gregson-Williams' music.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 58:14
• 1. A Walk in the Woods (1:02)
• 2. Threnody for Nagasaki (1:15)
• 3. Logan Can't Bear It/Euthanasia (1:36)
• 4. Logan's Run (3:56)
• 5. The Offer (3:15)
• 6. Get Me to the Temple on Time/Arriving at the Temple (2:09)
• 7. Who Invited the Yakuza?/Funeral Fight (4:20)
• 8. Hold My Sword/Hold My Sword (4:05)
• 9. Logan in the Latraine/Bullet Train (1:31)
• 10. Matzah-Hisu/The Snare (1:32)
• 11. Abduction (2:11)
• 12. Logan's Fun/Trusting (1:53)
• 13. Ninja Knocking/Ninja Quiet (3:39)
• 14. Kantana Surgery (3:49)
• 15. The Wolverine (2:20)
• 16. The Hidden Fortress (5:00)
• 17. Silver Samurai (3:27)
• 18. Sword of Vengence (4:31)
• 19. Dreams (1:20)
• 20. Abayo Mariko/Goodbye Mariko (0:59)
• 21. Where To? (2:25)
• 22. Whole Step Haiku (2:08)
(some versions of the album feature alternate track titles)

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The insert includes a list of performers but no extra information about the score or film.
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