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Rango
(2011)
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Co-Composed and Produced by:

Co-Composed and Co-Arranged by:
Heitor Pereira

Co-Composed by:
John Thum
David Thum
Rick Garcia
Kenneth Karman
Gore Verbinski
James Ward Byrkit

Co-Arranged by:
Lorne Balfe
Tom Gire
Michael Levine
Dominic Lewis
Adam Peters
John Sponsler
Geoff Zanelli
Louis Knatchbull
William Malpede

Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith

Orchestrated by:
Bruce L. Fowler
Walter E. Fowler
Kevin Kaska
Elizabeth Finch
Rick Giovinazzo
Yvonne S. Moriarty
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Anti- Records
(March 15th, 2011)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... only if you desire a faithful musical souvenir to reflect the zany personality of the film, with endless parodies and movie quotes endearing to concept enthusiasts.

Avoid it... if you're interested in hearing a cohesive Hans Zimmer score, because much of the short soundtrack consists of predictable Latin or faux-Western musical cliches written or arranged by others, often poking fun at famous Western scores or Zimmer's previous works.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,116
WRITTEN 3/5/11
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Rango: (Hans Zimmer/Various) Lampooning the Western genre from a new, comically reptilian angle is Rango, the first foray into animated features for director/producer Gore Verbinski and famed special effects company Industrial Light & Magic. Praised by critics for its sharp, easy-to-follow visual sense and a thankful return to 2-D, the early 2011 film has also received kudos for its smart handling of the Western genre, lovingly addressing all of the stereotypical characters, locations, and scenarios that made movies like Blazing Saddles so entertaining. In this case, a chameleon lizard named Rango naively takes on the challenge of becoming a sheriff in a small Old West town, encountering challenges from nasty antagonists, the landscape, and within. Everything in the film is executed with a tongue lodged firmly in the cheek, taking nothing about the concept seriously. Returning with Verbinski for another project is his usual crew, including star Johnny Depp and composer Hans Zimmer. The director is well known to have had a collaboration with composer Alan Silvestri disintegrate in the process of making the first Pirates of the Caribbean film, shifting to his partnership with Hans Zimmer from The Ring and sticking with him for all of his motion pictures since. The small bit of irony in that situation is the fact that Silvestri had written music for Verbinski's The Mexican in 2001 that could have served as a foundation for what was later required in Rango. As one might expect, however, the soundtrack for the 2011 movie became something of a marketing bonanza, bringing together a few Latin-related artists to provide songs to compliment Zimmer's score. That score, not surprisingly as well, is a massive collaborative effort that includes ten arrangers and six orchestrators and once again stirs up the ongoing debate about how much of this music should really be credited to only Zimmer on the movie poster and front cover of the album.

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887 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.47 Stars
***** 78 5 Stars
**** 130 4 Stars
*** 195 3 Stars
** 220 2 Stars
* 264 1 Stars
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Review of Rango at movie-wave.net
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 34:54
• 1. Welcome Amigo - performed by Rick Garcia (1:08)
• 2. Rango Suite (6:00)
• 3. Certain Demise (0:26)
• 4. Medley: It's a Metaphor/Forkboy - performed by Lard (0:45)
• 5. Welcome to Dirt (1:01)
• 6. Name's Rango (1:34)
• 7. Lizard For Lunch - performed by Jose Hernandez, Anthony Zuniga, and Robert Lopez (1:28)
• 8. Stuck in Guacamole (0:23)
• 9. Underground (3:20)
• 10. We Ride, Really! (0:53)
• 11. Rango and Beans (1:07)
• 12. Medley: Bats/Rango Theme/Ride of the Valkyries/And Der Schon Blauen Donau, Op. 314 (4:31)
• 13. The Bank's Been Robbed - performed by Rick Garcia (0:24)
• 14. Rango Returns (1:18)
• 15. La Muerte a Llegado - performed by Rick Garcia and George Del Hoyo (0:47)
• 16. It's a Miracle (2:00)
• 17. El Canelo - performed by Los Lobos (0:46)
• 18. The Sunset Shot (0:56)
• 19. Walk Don't Rango - performed by Los Lobos and Arturo Sandoval (2:50)
• 20. Rango Theme Song - performed by Los Lobos (3:28)

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The insert contains extensive credits, a list of performers, and a fold-out poster, but no extra information about the score or film.
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