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Hard Rain
(1998)
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Conducted and Orchestrated by:
Pete Anthony

Co-Produced by:
David Reynolds

Performed by:
The London Metreopolitan Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Milan Records
(January 13th, 1998)
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Regular U.S. release. Difficult to find in stores by 1999.
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Buy it... if you'd be enticed by a merging of Media Ventures synthetic bass and drum pads with Jerry Goldsmith's ambitious rhythms and Bruce Broughton's brass layers.

Avoid it... if you prefer your Christopher Young music to be unpredictable and laced with the more challenging dissonance that defines his horror scores.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #927
WRITTEN 1/26/98, REVISED 1/21/07
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Hard Rain: (Christopher Young) While Hollywood was already being flooded with failed blockbusters about natural disasters in 1997 and 1998, Paramount attempted to throw a different angle at audiences by combining the disaster of a flood in small town America with an organized robbery. Neither changing the title of the film from The Flood to Hard Rain nor delaying its release for nearly an entire year led to success for the studio, however. Hard Rain was drowned by non-existent character development, terrible acting, predictable and boring action shootouts, and a lack of genuine danger presented by the flood itself. Cinematographer Mikael Salomon directed Hard Rain to a conclusion so improbable that audiences were only relieved to be done with the entire experience, and the film was a monumental failure at the box office. The nonstop action had a direct influence over the score for the film, and the unyielding pace of that action would require some serious sophistication in the score to help float its mindless characteristics. Also at play is the location of Indiana, and both the needs of the action and locale are addressed be veteran horror film composer Christopher Young. At the time, fans of the composer were excited about Hard Rain because it presented Young with his first mainstream action score. Unfortunately, the opportunity would go to waste so badly due to the film's disastrous showing that fans and writers would say the same thing about Young the following year regarding his assignment for Entrapment. Despite writing some interesting material for these interludes into the straight action genre, Young never seemed to get a good foothold into it, and as the 2000's would roll along, Young's more notable scores would once again be based in the horror genre.



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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 51:44
• 1. Hard Rain (3:19)
• 2. The Jet Ski Chase (Part 1) (4:28)
• 3. The Jail Cell (Part 1) (4:34)
• 4. Wayne Kidnaps Karen (1:53)
• 5. The Jail Cell (Part 2) (4:37)
• 6. The Church Attack (3:13)
• 7. The Truck Heist (2:11)
• 8. The Cemetery (2:28)
• 9. The Cow (1:53)
• 10. Kenny Dies (2:37)
• 11. The Rain (2:31)
• 12. The Jet Ski Chase (Part 2) (2:02)
• 13. Karen (0:57)
• 14. The Church Chase (Part 1) (3:30)
• 15. Locked Up (2:08)
• 16. The Roof (1:01)
• 17. The Church Chase (Part 2) (1:20)
• 18. Jim Saves the Day (1:12)
• 19. Over the Rooftop (1:55)
• 20. Flood - performed by Jars of Clay (3:32)

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