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Iron Man 3
(2013)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:

Performed by:
The London Philharmonic Orchestra
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Hollywood Records
(April 30th, 2013)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you continue to appreciate Brian Tyler's ability to combine popular power anthem techniques and vibrant orchestral tradition into a thematically satisfying package.

Avoid it... if you demand either intellectual depth or musical continuity with the rock influences of the prior Iron Man scores, Tyler blazing a new trail with traditional functionality rather than stylish artistry as his goal.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #952
WRITTEN 5/19/13
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Iron Man 3: (Brian Tyler) Proving itself once again the most popular individual facet of the Marvel cinematic universe based upon the company's popular comic series, "Iron Man" skyrocketed to over another billion dollars of international grosses with its third solo installment, Iron Man 3, in 2013. Wrangling between Paramount and Disney delayed this third entry in this character's sub-franchise for a year, but that didn't stop critics and audiences alike from admiring this improvement over its 2010 predecessor and specifically praising the better representation of hero Tony Stark in his efforts to thwart yet another demented villain with competing technology. In Iron Man 3, the long awaited appearance of the "Mandarin" leads to a showdown in which Stark and his sidekick, Iron Patriot, combat the creator of a regenerative medicinal agent who tests his experimental techniques on American veteran soldiers and eventually targets the President of the United States. Continued development between Stark and his love interest, Pepper, is explored concurrently to the investigation and eventual confrontation with the "Extremis" villains of the tale, fronted by some misdirection by the ever-awesome Ben Kingsley. Enthusiasts of the Mandarin character from the comics will likely be disappointed, however, by the lack of loyalty to the foe's established parameters from the comics. The Iron Man films experienced a transition in leadership with the third entry, director Jon Favreau handing the reigns over to veteran screenwriter Shane Black. With this change came a revision of the musical identity of the franchise, which had been defined by its wretched, failed marriage of rock and symphonic sensibilities in prior films. After an inexcusably poor effort by Ramin Djawadi for Iron Man, acclaimed Hollywood "score fixer" John Debney stepped in for Iron Man 2 and didn't fare much better, his attempts to infuse more robust orchestral elements into the equation hindered by an intentional hybrid approach that included direct contributions from the rock sector. With Alan Silvestri forcing old fashioned symphonic heroism into the more recent Marvel adaptations, Iron Man 3 seemingly follows a similar path by choice, the hiring of Brian Tyler allowing the masculine sound of the Hans Zimmer power anthem craze to be adapted into the traditional orchestral realm that Silvestri represents.

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Average: 3.25 Stars
***** 88 5 Stars
**** 102 4 Stars
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* 51 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 75:53
• 1. Iron Man 3 (2:23)
• 2. War Machine (7:18)
• 3. Attack on 10880 Malibu Point (4:35)
• 4. Isolation (2:00)
• 5. Dive Bombers (2:24)
• 6. New Beginnings (3:54)
• 7. Extremis (5:06)
• 8. Stark (4:31)
• 9. Leverage (2:15)
• 10. The Mandarin (2:36)
• 11. Heat and Iron (5:42)
• 12. Misfire (3:26)
• 13. Culmination (2:29)
• 14. The Mechanic (3:43)
• 15. Hot Pepper (4:41)
• 16. Another Lesson From Mandy (2:56)
• 17. Dr. Wu (2:41)
• 18. Return (6:20)
• 19. Battle Finale (3:57)
• 20. Can You Dig It (Iron Man 3 Main Titles) (2:42)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes no extra information about the score or film. Some copies of the CD suffer from a manufacturing malfunction that causes the final two or three tracks to be inaccessible.
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