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The Incredible Hulk
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Composed and Co-Produced by:

Conducted and Co-Orchestrated by:
Matt Dunkley

Co-Orchestrated by:
Stephen Coleman
Tony Blondal
David Butterworth
Kaz Boyle

Co-Produced and Engineered by:
David Donaldson

Performed by:
Northwest Sinfonia
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Marvel Entertainment
(June 13th, 2008)
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Limited commercial release, available only at (due to an agreement between the retailer and Marvel Entertainment). The double-CD product debuted for a reasonable $17.
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Buy it... if you prefer your superhero scores to tone back on brute style and develop intelligent layers of orchestral motifs, even if those ideas aren't always obvious.

Avoid it... if you'd rather not have to think when enjoying superhero music, in which case you should seek out Ramin Djawadi's just previous Iron Man.
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WRITTEN 7/3/08
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The Incredible Hulk: (Craig Armstrong) The Marvel universe has struck back with a vengeance in 2008, providing a pair of interconnected films (led by Iron Man) sure to erase bad memories of previous ventures and open the doors to several sequels. The long history of the story of Dr. Bruce Banner on screen originates in the popular 70's/80's television series "The Incredible Hulk" and includes the far less convincing Ang Lee adaptation Hulk to cinemas in 2003. With 2008's The Incredible Hulk, Marvel and Universal essentially forget all about the Lee failure and concentrate on re-inventing the character in a fashion that gives no thought to the events of 2003. By the start of French director Louis Leterrier's The Incredible Hulk, Banner has already fled to South America to escape capture and look for a cure to his genetically altered state. When discovered by the American military after a temper flare-up, Banner's return to the United States reunites him with his lost love and ultimately sets him up for a showdown with the military and one particular villain who himself will become a hulk-like mass in order to complete the capture. Not only does this rearranged adaptation connect The Incredible Hulk to the larger Marvel universe (with a crowd-pleasing cameo at the end that almost steals all of this film's thunder), but it's also very loyal to the original television series. Lou Ferrigno, Stan Lee, and even Bill Bixby are integrated into the film, as are some iconic scenes and musical motifs. Scottish composer Craig Armstrong received the assignment for The Incredible Hulk because of Leterrier's appreciation for his music and confidence that Armstrong's orchestral techniques would be well suited for the occasion. One of Armstrong's first actions upon being hired was to purchase a copy of the 2003 film, but he wisely decided not to view it. Not only was Lee's film misguided, but Danny Elfman's score for it is widely considered to be among the composer's least inspired (and occasionally inappropriate) superhero work of his career. Armstrong would start with a clean slate, writing demo themes for several characters and especially impressing Marvel with his creative method of providing an identity for the title character himself.

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Total Time: 110:56
CD1 (56:59):
• 1. The Arctic (2:47)
• 2. Main Title (2:39)
• 3. Rocinha Favela (3:11)
• 4. A Drop of Blood (1:35)
• 5. The Flower (2:49)
• 6. Ross' Team (1:33)
• 7. Mr. Blue (1:03)
• 8. Favela Escape (3:35)
• 9. It Was Banner (1:32)
• 10. That is the Target (5:34)
• 11. Bruce Goes Home* (1:25)
• 12. Ross and Blonsky (3:15)
• 13. Return to Culver University (2:39)
• 14. The Lab (1:17)
• 15. Reunion (3:37)
• 16. The Data/The Vial (1:20)
• 17. They're Here (3:07)
• 18. Give Him Everything You've Got (6:08)
• 19. Bruce Can't Stay (1:54)
• 20. First Injection (1:03)
• 21. Is It safe? (1:07)
• 22. Hulk Theme (3:59)
CD2 (53:57):
• 1. Saved from the Flames (0:53)
• 2. Grotto (2:53)
• 3. Arrival at the Motel (1:48)
• 4. I Can't (2:15)
• 5. Abomination Alley (3:56)
• 6. Bruce Found (2:52)
• 7. Bruce Looks for the Data (1:05)
• 8. NYC Cab Ride (1:17)
• 9. The Mirror (1:17)
• 10. Sterns' Lab (4:17)
• 11. Bruce Darted (3:00)
• 12. I Want It, I Need It (1:36)
• 13. Blonsky Transforms (1:16)
• 14. Bruce Must Do It (2:11)
• 15. Harlem Brawl (3:51)
• 16. Are They Dead? (2:40)
• 17. Hulk Smash (2:25)
• 18. Hulk and Betty (1:50)
• 19. A Tear (1:01)
• 20. Who's We? (0:56)
• 21. The Necklace (1:44)
• 22. Bruce and Betty (5:06)
• 23. Hulk Theme (End Credits) (3:59)
* includes "The Lonely Man" written by Joe Harnell and performed by Craig Armstrong

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The insert includes no extra information about the score or film, but despite advertised as being produced on-demand, the packaging does appear professionally printed. The listing includes the following disclaimer:
    "This is the official soundtrack to The Incredible Hulk. It is manufactured by, under license from Marvel Entertainment, using the original master recordings. This product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media.'s standard return policy will apply."
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