PREDATORS 2 - THE COMMERCIAL CD
Following on from my coverage of the Predators score, from an advance CD sent to me by composer John Debney's publicists, Costa Communications (see http://screensounds.blogspot.com/2010/07/john-debney-and-music-of-predators-i.html), La-La Land Records have now sent me a copy of their commercial CD release, which boasts the same tracks and playing time - details as follows:-
Music by John Debney
La-La Land Records LLLCD 1141 (US)
24 Tracks 68:37 mins
There's little to add to my previous post, save that Alan Silvestri's score for the original Predator movie, on which Debney has based large parts of his score, has recently been released by Intrada and, taking a retrospective listen to this score, what is most noticeable is that Debney's score has a much bigger sound to it and, of the two, I actually prefer it. But then I always did like Silvestri's score for Predator 2 better than his first effort.
As for the controversy over how the crediting of the music should be handled, all I can say is that the commercial album does denote where Debney uses Silvestri's theme and credit is duly given to Silvestri for its composition. I really can't see why there is any fuss about it at all, as Debney consistently comes across as a fan of Silvestri's score and is always quite open about his re-imagining of his music.
The usual high-quality booklet accompanies the CD, and features comments from the composer, producer Robert Rodriguez and director Nimrod Antal; notes on the film and its score by Daniel Schweiger; and full music credits; all liberally illustrated with plenty of colour stills from the film.
So, if you haven't already gone out and bought a copy of this exciting score based on my initial post, get along to www.lalalandrecords.com/Predator.html, where you can first take a listen to some clips before purchasing.