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Kingsman: The Secret Service
(2015)
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Composed and Produced by:
Henry Jackman
Matthew Margeson

Conducted by:
Gavin Greenaway

Orchestrated by:
Stephen Coleman
Andrew Kinney

Additional Music by:
Dominic Lewis
Jason Soudah
Alex Blecher
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
La-La Land Records
(February 17th, 2015)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if there is no limit to your enjoyment of James Bond imitation scores, this one fairly intelligent and offering several impressive renditions of its attractive main theme.

Avoid it... if you have no patience for manipulated samples as an integral part of your action soundtracks, such obnoxious techniques used as a frequent rhythmic device for the villain in this film.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,635
WRITTEN 6/2/15
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Kingsman: The Secret Service: (Henry Jackman/Matthew Margeson) Few stereotypes are safe in Matthew Vaughn's 2015 comedy spy thriller, Kingsman: The Secret Service, the James Bond spoof ecstatically pilfering the genre with a particular taste for extreme comedic gore, including the beloved and obligatory exploding head technique. Despite offending a few critics with its socio-political statements, the potentially franchise-spawning flick became the best grossing theatrical entry of Vaughn's career, earning the affection of Kick-Ass fans while taking elements from his work on the X-Men franchise. The stylish violence involves a secret organization of British spies (of course!) and their endeavors to fight an eco-terrorist whose bright idea it is to use technology to cause ordinary Appalachian church-goers, among other undesirables, to succumb to the urge to kill each other and thus reduce humanity's harmful impact upon the planet. Amongst this chaos, of course, is the introduction of a couple of young new agents to an equation anchored by Colin Firth, Michael Caine, and Samuel L. Jackson. With saber slayings and Mark Hamill's aforementioned head included for good measure, the Force is strong with this one. Collaborating yet again with Vaughn for Kingsman: The Secret Service is composer Henry Jackman, who in turn once more teamed with fellow Hans Zimmer clone factory graduate Matthew Margeson on an assignment. The general style of Jackman and Margeson lends itself well to this kind of spunky techno-thriller, with Jackman in particular improving his game in 2014, a year highlighted by some outstanding sequences in his score for Big Hero 6. Film music enthusiasts will hear some structural similarities between this spy spoof and the more serious side of Jackman's X-Men: First Class, though the specific honoring of some elements in the Bond franchise's history of music will further prove his versatility. In general, listeners expecting to hear a more humorous spin-off akin to the Edward Shearmur score for 2003's Rowan Atkinson film Johnny English (a guilty pleasure for many), among others, will not encounter the same jazzy inclinations resulting from such tongue-in-cheek affection for Bond music. Instead, Jackman and Margeson provide allusions to that realm while remaining far more confined to the straight action side of the genre. There are hints of the jazz element at times, but the composers have intentionally taken a more brazen approach to this film.



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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 57:16
• 1. Manners Maketh Man (1:38)
• 2. The Medallion (2:14)
• 3. Valentine (2:25)
• 4. To Become a Kingsman (4:19)
• 5. Pick a Puppy (2:13)
• 6. Drinks With Valentine (2:40)
• 7. Skydiving (3:37)
• 8. Shame We Had to Grow Up (1:56)
• 9. Kentucky Christians (2:37)
• 10. Curious Scars and Implants (3:09)
• 11. Toast to a Kingsman (1:56)
• 12. An 1815 Napoleonic Brandy (4:23)
• 13. Eat, Drink, and Paaaaarty (1:54)
• 14. Calculated Infiltration (7:54)
• 15. Out of Options (1:48)
• 16. Hand on the Machine (2:22)
• 17. Finale (3:56)
• 18. Original Valentine Ideas - Demo Suite (6:25)

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The insert includes short notes from both composers about the score.
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