Well, finally I've got the Spider-Man 2 score, and I must say it has been done not bad (oddly, this score album has been released in europe july 6). Almost every track, the Dock Ock theme excluded, has familiarity to the first Spider-Man score. Just a bit changed, in a very good way, in my opinion. I like the main title theme too a lot, also this time.
But, I have also to say that I was very disappointed not to hear the original and complete track "Train" for the train battle scene between Spidey and Ock Dock! I found it very powerful during that action sequence. Unfortuntly, it's missing completly in the score album. A real shame, I have to say! And I don't understand why tracks 10 & 11 are bonus tracks? If they have or want to put in bonus tracks, then they have to make it right! Don't you agree?
Overall, I like this latest work of Danny Elfman. If they would have put in that action music cue I mentioned, this score would have got by me 4 stars. But since they haven't, this Spider-Man 2 score album gets by me only...
>One thing I hated was how the "original soundtrack" as they call it doesn't have all the original music from the movie. What I found was tracks that weren't from but "inspired" by the movie. I say to do what the makers of Shrek did; make one cd of regular radio music and another for the actual background music.