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Puss in Boots
(2011)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Gavin Greenaway

Orchestrated by:
Stephen Coleman
John Ashton Thomas
Tommy Laurence

Additional Music by:
Dominic Lewis
Matthew Margeson
Rodrigo Pineda Sanchez
Gabriela Quintero Lopez
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(November 15th, 2011)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release. The identical MP3 download album was released on October 24, 2011, three weeks prior to the CD's debut.
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Buy it... if you have no issue with tongue-in-cheek plundering of traditional Latin musical techniques and several film music genres and individual scores as long as the new package lets rip with a likeable personality.

Avoid it... if you're looking for even one ounce of originality, for Henry Jackman blasts through seemingly obvious temp-track influences with little intent to extend such ideas into a cohesive new direction.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,477
WRITTEN 11/23/11
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Puss in Boots: (Henry Jackman) Intended originally to be a straight-to-video offering after the second movie in the Shrek franchise, Puss in Boots was eventually slated for a 2011 theatrical release by Dreamworks. Since it was under production at the same time that Shrek Forever After was being developed, the film was careful to remain faithful to only its title character, supplementing the story with an entirely new cast of supporters in an effort not to conflict with the franchise's overarching storyline. The lovable Zorro-inspired cat is shown in action before the events of the Shrek films, following his quest for golden goose eggs and partnering with shady characters (many of whom standard fantasy concepts) who eventually betray him. Puss ultimately takes the ethical route and becomes a hero to the locals in expected Zorro fashion, all the while maintaining his alluring outlaw status. Due to a shortage of labor and animation expertise, Dreamworks outsourced some of the duties on Puss in Boots to India, a somewhat controversial move that understandably saved significant costs and opens the door for similar shipping of American jobs overseas by the studio for future endeavors. The music for the Shrek universe has always remained in the arena of former Hans Zimmer associates, and now following veteran composers John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams is rising Remote Control graduate Henry Jackman. While the English composer has impressed with a few solid entries in the children's genre over the previous few years, his collaboration with Zimmer goes back to the 2000's and includes several major blockbuster titles. His experience in wholesale children's music and the parody element associated with that genre proved useful for Jackman in Puss in Boots. Gregson-Williams had always treated the character to a certain flair of Latin personality, utilizing basic connections to classical Spanish musical traditions that have been referenced since in many forms for original soundtracks. The most notable such flavor in the digital age of film music has existed in James Horner's pair of highly acclaimed Zorro-related scores, The Mask of Zorro in 1998 and The Legend of Zorro in 2005, both of which memorable in part because they represent such a pointed departure from the composer's usual career sound.



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274 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 3.15 Stars
***** 48 5 Stars
**** 73 4 Stars
*** 65 3 Stars
** 49 2 Stars
* 39 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 65:51
• 1. A Bad Kitty (2:05)
• 2. One Leche (2:01)
• 3. Jack and Jill (0:23)
• 4. Holy Frijoles (1:14)
• 5. Chasing Tail (1:09)
• 6. Diablo Rojo* (4:54)
• 7. Humpty Dumpty & Kitty Softpaws (2:42)
• 8. The Orphanage (4:30)
• 9. Honor and Justice (1:44)
• 10. That Fateful Night (2:36)
• 11. The Wagon Chase (2:59)
• 12. Team Effort (0:57)
• 13. Planting the Beans (2:10)
• 14. The Magic Beanstalk (1:17)
• 15. Castle in the Clouds (1:57)
• 16. Golden Goose of Legend (6:38)
• 17. Hanuman* (3:39)
• 18. Confronting the Past (1:37)
• 19. I Was Always There (4:06)
• 20. Kitty-Cat Break-Out (1:35)
• 21. The Great Terror (7:56)
• 22. Farewell to San Ricardo (1:33)
• 23. The Puss Suite (3:10)
• 24. The Giant's Castle (3:09)
* written and performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela

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The insert includes an extended tagline for the film but no extra information about the score or film.
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