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Thor: The Dark World
(2013)
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Composed, Co-Conducted, and Produced by:

Co-Conducted by:
Allan Wilson

Performed by:
The Philharmonic Orchestra of London

The London Philharmonic Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Hollywood Records/
Intrada Records
(November 5th, 2013)
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Regular U.S. release. The CD was released a week after the digital version.
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Buy it... if you appreciated Brian Tyler's approach to Iron Man 3 and are enthused by the composer's ability to provide massively ballsy action and fantasy tones with an organically recorded ensemble and no heavy processing.

Avoid it... if you lament the inexplicable abandonment of Patrick Doyle's thematic identities from the previous film, an indefensible choice by Tyler that is exacerbated by the generic nature of his own themes for the character and concept.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #879
WRITTEN 12/28/13
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Thor: The Dark World: (Brian Tyler) Another half a billion dollars awaited the eighth installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it has come to be known, when Thor: The Dark World hit the screens in 2013. The second of Thor's solo ventures in this franchise, this movie shifts focus from Earth to the Norse mythology home world of Asgard, where a plethora of relational problems exist spanning eons of time and involving nothing less that mystical weaponry, suspended animation, and deceptive personification. This universe combines the mythological aspects of the past with the science fiction elements of the future, providing the Marvel realm with its sole pure avenue of exploring either. Because Thor is a god-like force and the other heroes from the comics are humans in glitzy suits, a movie like Thor: The Dark World can use the word "dark" in its title as a license to steal some dirtiness and outrageousness from the Batman franchise and shift it to another planet. Audiences soaked it up, of course, making this entry one of the better received and profitable ones in the Marvel series. Gone was director Kenneth Branagh, however, and with him composer Patrick Doyle. Incoming director Alan Taylor tapped Carter Burwell to write the music for Thor: The Dark World, an intriguing choice after that composer's evolving action sound for the Twilight franchise. But Burwell was reportedly forced out of the production by the studio and replaced with a safe workhorse of the genre, Brian Tyler, who had already lent his talents to Iron Man 3. The constant rotation of composers in these Marvel films has absolutely devastated any chance for the series to maintain a consistent sound in its music, with only Alan Silvestri having carried over a theme from one film to another. Tyler, like Doyle, has proven capable of satisfying studio executives by adapting his musical style to serve expectations built by the Hans Zimmer/Remote Control operation while not completely abandoning orchestral traditions. The score by Doyle for 2011's Thor, in fact, is an engaging merging of those techniques, albeit heavier on the side of orchestral nuance. Tyler claims to have taken a completely different approach to the concept given the change of location in the story, opting instead for a far more overbearing fantasy tone, still symphonic but strongly influenced by the qualities of today's more common blockbuster scores.

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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 77:32
• 1. Thor: The Dark World (2:10)
• 2. Lokasenna (2:31)
• 3. Asgard (1:55)
• 4. Battle of Vanaheim (1:39)
• 5. Origins (3:49)
• 6. The Trial of Loki (2:38)
• 7. Into Eternity (3:40)
• 8. Escaping the Realm (3:53)
• 9. A Universe from Nothing (2:20)
• 10. Untouchable (4:08)
• 11. Thor, Son of Odin (1:51)
• 12. Shadows of Loki (2:25)
• 13. Sword and Council (3:46)
• 14. Invasion of Asgard (2:59)
• 15. Betrayal (4:02)
• 16. Journey to Asgard (2:17)
• 17. Uprising (2:35)
• 18. Vortex (2:20)
• 19. An Unlikely Alliance (3:47)
• 20. Convergence (3:42)
• 21. Beginning of the End (5:20)
• 22. Deliverance (2:21)
• 23. Battle Between Worlds (3:29)
• 24. As the Hammer Falls (2:40)
• 25. Legacy (4:08)
• 26. Marvel Studios Fanfare (0:29)

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