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Constantine
(2005)
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Co-Composed, Co-Orchestrated, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Orchestrated by:
Robert Elhai
Dana Nui
Brad Warnaar

Co-Composed and Co-Produced by:
Klaus Badelt

Performed by:
The Hollywood Studio Symphony
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(February 15th, 2005)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you're inspired by large orchestral representations of the apocalypse, Brian Tyler's subtle thematic sensibilities working both sides of the good and evil coin in this sonic battle.

Avoid it... if you have always lamented the irritating layering of Klaus Badelt's studio-demanded, synthetic pop style in what could have been a very consistent Tyler score.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #443
WRITTEN 2/18/05, REVISED 10/11/11
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Constantine: (Brian Tyler/Klaus Badelt) With the same restlessness and murky surroundings as in The Matrix franchise, newly crowned future fantasy star and former devil's advocate Keanu Reeves leaves behind his theoretical battle with the machines for an immediate wrestling match at the border between reality and the various layers of Hell in Constantine. Based on the DC/Vertigo comic book "Hellblazer" by Jamie Delano & Garth Ennis, the film raises all the grandeur of Hell in an attempt to blow you away with visual style and pulp dialogue which, of course, is not adverse to a whole lot of biblical verse. Throw in a female cop, a Catholic or two, and a recently discovered archeological spear that could have serious implications for mankind, and you get the basic players of Constantine. The film debuted to a wild variety of response, with fans of the morose qualities of Blade and Hellraiser treated to a product with the flash of Van Helsing and the strangely optimistic humor of Hellboy. Some may call the biblical mysteries at the heart of the story preposterous, and many critics stood on that argument alone to blast the film, but people who dig projects like End of Days can at least revel in the film's ambience. One of the more troubled elements of the sensory appeal of Constantine has been the score by composer Brian Tyler who, by no coincidence, spent much of his young career toiling in the horror and thriller genres of film. After a reported combination of disgruntled executive and test screening responses to Constantine, the studio decided that Tyler's brooding, large-scale orchestral score lacked the pop and style that may have been underplayed in the film. Despite Tyler's continued attempts to meet the revised demands, the studio hired Media Ventures offspring Klaus Badelt, who was responsible (along with the usual team of assistants and ghostwriters from Hans Zimmer's music factory) for "enhancing" Tyler's music rather than replace it. Although Tyler confessed to being exhausted with the project by that point, stating his satisfaction with the darker, thoughtful score he had painstakingly penned, he claims to have worked closely with Badelt to yield the finished product heard in the film. Time was short by the late hour when Badelt entered the scene, so you end up with a rare circumstance in which the new composer simply overlays his music over the first composer's cues, with Tyler in this case even credited for conducting the whole of the finished score.



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Brass Section (Hollywood Studio Symphony)
N.R.Q. - April 19, 2007, at 4:10 p.m.
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Tyler & Badelt's Constantine
JMG - August 12, 2005, at 11:27 a.m.
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Tyler talks about his collaboration with Badelt.
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track 9: resurrection
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 51:42
• 1. Destiny (2:03)
• 2. The Cross Over (2:42)
• 3. Meet John Constantine (2:39)
• 4. Confession (2:31)
• 5. Deo et Patri (1:17)
• 6. Counterweight (2:48)
• 7. Into the Light (2:53)
• 8. I Left Her Alone (1:41)
• 9. Resurrection (2:05)
• 10. Circle of Hell (5:36)
• 11. Last Rites (1:56)
• 12. Encountering a Twin (1:05)
• 13. Flight to Ravenscar (0:53)
• 14. Humanity (2:58)
• 15. John (1:31)
• 16. Someone Was Here (1:46)
• 17. Hell Freeway (2:43)
• 18. Ether Surfing (1:14)
• 19. The Balance (2:27)
• 20. Absentee Landlords (1:35)
• 21. John's Solitude (1:26)
• 22. Lucifer (1:56)
• 23. Rooftop (1:20)
• 24. Constantine End Titles (2:39)

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