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X-Men: Days of Future Past
(2014)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Jeffrey Schindler
Jasper Randall

Orchestrated by:
Rick Giovinazzo
Jason Livesay
Nolan Livesay
Pete Anthony
John Ashton Thomas

Additional Music by:
Lior Rosner
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(June 3rd, 2014)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if ten minutes of inspired material with the franchise's first sense of thematic continuity is enough to justify an hour or more of dull underscore and derivative bursts of electric guitar-laden action.

Avoid it... if you expect this franchise to finally transcend musically, the concept continuing to languish with singular scores that do little to tie together the complex tapestry of its characters.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,215
WRITTEN 8/8/14
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X-Men: Days of Future Past: (John Ottman) Every long-running franchise reaches a point when producers have to make the difficult determination about how to handle the inescapable fact that actors get old. In the case of the Marvel's "X-Men" brand, that discussion had been underway for years by the time of X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014, a movie which further attempts to bridge the way for a younger generation of actors to take the place of aging favorites. Critical acclaim awaited the time-bending tale of this entry, the central heroes of the mutant community tasked with changing the past to prevent humanity's "Sentinel" creations from the future damage to not only them but everyone connected to them. A fair dose of American politics is thrown into this story as well, media favorite President Richard Nixon figuring prominently in the action. With the film grossing over $700 million worldwide, a sequel was planned immediately for 2016. The franchise has flailed around considerably in its storyline emphasis, a product of the constant shifting of filmmakers behind each successive entry; this same phenomenon has affected Marvel's other properties on the screen and it makes these films somewhat difficult to appreciate as anything but standalone flashes of the concept. The music has suffered badly from the changes in filmmakers in particular, no thematic cohesion resulting across the films prior to X-Men: Days of Future Past. Despite the studio's ownership of the thematic identities of each soundtrack, composers from John Ottman to John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Henry Jackman have decided not to explicitly employ any of the previous scores' established ideas, causing additional consternation for film music enthusiasts attempting to enjoy these films. With the return of director Bryan Singer to the series comes with it another crack for Ottman to guide the franchise in some significant direction. While Ottman had been unavailable for the first film in 2000, he did compose the music for the 2003 X2: X-Men United sequel. For the 2014 film, Ottman not only provides the score but also edits the product (another fantastic talent for the man that, for some people, is actually superior to his compositional skills). Ottman himself has undergone a transformation over the previous ten years, evolving from a composer of wildly creative and almost devious scores to a workmanlike producer of rather mundane and conventional background noise. Unfortunately, X-Men: Days of Future Past is further evidence of that general transformation.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 76:18
• 1. The Future - Main Titles (2:45)
• 2. Time's Up (Original Version) (4:18)
• 3. Hope (Xavier's Theme) (4:48)
• 4. I Found Them (2:51)
• 5. Saigon - Logan Arrives (4:36)
• 6. Pentagon Plan - Sneaky Mystique (3:24)
• 7. He Lost Everything (1:51)
• 8. Springing Erik (3:33)
• 9. How Was She? (1:46)
• 10. All Those Voices (3:18)
• 11. Paris Pandemonium (7:44)
• 12. Contacting Raven (1:48)
• 13. Rules of Time (3:07)
• 14. Hat Rescue (1:29)
• 15. Time's Up (Film Version) (3:33)
• 16. The Attack Begins (5:03)
• 17. Join Me (3:20)
• 18. Do What You Were Made For (2:56)
• 19. I Have Faith in You - Goodbyes (2:27)
• 20. Welcome Back - End Titles (3:57)
• 21. Time in a Bottle - performed by Jim Groce (2:26)
• 22. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - performed by Roberta Flack (5:19)

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