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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
(2010)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Tim Davies

Orchestrated by:
Kevin Kliesch
Tim Davies
Jake Monaco
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
ABKCO Records
(February 16th, 2010)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you want to welcome Percy Jackson into the cinematic world with a rousing, robust and occasionally rowdy score of impressive orchestral and choral force.

Avoid it... if you maintain a large fantasy film score collection and therefore put yourself at risk of being reminded of several great scores of recent years when hearing the blindingly direct references to them in this music.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,206
WRITTEN 3/1/10
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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief: (Christophe Beck) You have to wonder how many authors like Rick Riordan have achieved fame simply because of the impact that J.K. Rowling had on the children's fantasy genre of novels. In the latter half of the 2000's, Riordan's "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" series of books followed in the wake of the "Harry Potter" franchise, taking advantage of the same general "average boy of previously unknown fantastic heritage becomes unlikely hero while training to use his magical or mythical powers" plotline. So hot was the author's concept of replacing the witches and wizards of "Harry Potter" with Greek mythology in "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" that the rights to his first story, "The Lightning Thief" were purchased by 20th Century Fox the year before the book actually debuted. Handled in its translation to the big screen by veteran Harry Potter director Chris Columbus, Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief awkwardly opened in theatres during the slow season of February, perhaps a sign that the studio recognized that a blockbuster was not in the can. Indeed, the film was greeted with decent, but unenthusiastic responses from critics, and after a flourish at the box office to accompany its first weeks, it fizzled quickly. The film still grossed well over its budget, however, perhaps encouraging a green light for a sequel that was always in mind when organizing the production of The Lightning Thief. The template by which the soundtrack for the film would be shaped was obviously influenced by the Harry Potter films, and John Williams' sense of melodic mastery in particular. With the titular character forced into incredible situations of marvelous wonder, as well as an impending battle between the Greek gods over Zeus' stolen lightening bolt, a score with several prominent themes was deemed necessary. It's easy to get the impression that Columbus would have pursued his friendship with Williams for this assignment had the maestro not gone into semi-retirement several years prior, but he instead hired his I Love You Beth Cooper collaborator, Christophe Beck, for what immediately became the Canadian-born composer's most significant career film project. Awarded an Emmy for his extensive work for the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" television series scores, Beck made the transition to the big screen and mostly became mired in a plethora of ridiculous comedies, a unheralded genre he claims to enjoy scoring.



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Brendan Cochran - November 20, 2014, at 12:57 a.m.
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Richard Smith - December 4, 2010, at 5:40 p.m.
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One of the themes in the beginning of the movie sounds like The Dark Knight.....   Expand >>
Mister Will - March 18, 2010, at 8:38 p.m.
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Mother's Theme?   Expand >>
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X-Men theme.   Expand >>
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 59:08
• 1. Prelude (2:29)
• 2. The Minotaur (5:09)
• 3. Chiron (2:02)
• 4. Victory (1:32)
• 5. The Fury (2:16)
• 6. Dyslexia (1:02)
• 7. The Hydra (6:53)
• 8. Medusa (2:42)
• 9. Son of Poseidon (1:56)
• 10. The Parthenon (3:42)
• 11. Hollywood (2:32)
• 12. Lost Souls (2:34)
• 13. Fighting Luke, Part 1 (3:54)
• 14. Fighting Luke, Part 2 (2:47)
• 15. Hades (2:46)
• 16. Mount Olympus (1:27)
• 17. Poseidon (3:07)
• 18. Homecoming (3:06)
• 19. End Credits (7:12)

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