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Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
(2003)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Orchestrated by:
Mark McKenzie
David Slonaker

Co-Produced by:
David Bilfano

Performed by:
The Sinfonia of London Orchestra
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(August 26th, 2003)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you seek a solid and electronically contemporary variant of Alan Silvestri's matured orchestral action style of the 2000's.

Avoid it... if nothing other than an equal to the composer's 2001 music for The Mummy Returns (or better) will suffice.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #320
WRITTEN 9/3/03, REVISED 1/21/09
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Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life: (Alan Silvestri) Paramount's most shameless attempt of 2003 to milk more money from the wallets of fools, otherwise known as Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, was understandably ridiculed for its poor script and shoddy direction, both of which ultimately causing a two-hour bore on screen. Even Angelina Jolie didn't retain her enthusiasm from the first film, and a franchise that was marginally excusable at its outset had sunk to miserable depths of despair where a plethora of dumb, poorly-rendered CGI monsters awaited. Not immune from criticism was Alan Silvestri's score, which was obnoxiously mixed in the film during early fighting sequences. In the composer's defense, the summer of 2003 was one that would test his patience and endurance. Silvestri was enjoying a period of ascension in his career, especially in the genres of fantasy and adventure. His matured talents in large-scale action scoring were confirmed among fans and industry ears by his impressive music for The Mummy Returns two years prior, and 2003 promised to yield another summer of similarly-styled success. The only person who seemed at the time to have failed to realize Silvestri's writing capabilities was producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who outright fired the composer from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and replaced him with Hans Zimmer and his hoard of mediocre Media Ventures hacks (who then proceeded to bang out a simplistic and critically blasted score for an otherwise popular film). Seeing a sudden opportunity fall on their laps like a pot of gold, Paramount and director Jan de Bont hired Silvestri immediately for Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, and within two days of ending his frustration with Pirates of the Caribbean, Silvestri was back in action. He was ironically replacing a well known composer himself in the case of the Tomb Raider sequel; Craig Armstrong wrote and recorded some material for the film (one cue of which, for the "lab scene," was actually utilized in the final cut) before his own dismissal. Perhaps neither Armstrong nor Silvestri had consulted with Michael Kamen or Graeme Revell, both of whom experiencing the poison of this franchise during the post-production mess of Tomb Raider. The finished score for that film, completed in just a matter of days by Revell at the last minute, offered the sequel nothing of merit to build upon. With a hint of frustration in his voice, Revell has admitted that his music was substandard at best.



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Silvestri's The Cradle of Life
Thom - December 8, 2006, at 2:16 p.m.
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Orchestrations
N.R.Q. - July 11, 2006, at 7:35 a.m.
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What is this song?!?!?!   Expand >>
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help me, I don't like it...
greg - June 15, 2004, at 3:24 p.m.
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can someone help me find this song?
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 60:00
• 1. Opening (1:39)
• 2. The Luna Temple (7:43)
• 3. Shark Attack (3:18)
• 4. I Need Terry Sheridan (5:41)
• 5. Arrival in China (1:46)
• 6. Captured by the Shay Ling (5:59)
• 7. Escape from Chen (4:19)
• 8. Flower Pagoda Battle (5:45)
• 9. Skydive Getaway (2:11)
• 10. Orb Transmission (1:42)
• 11. Journey to the Cradle of Life (6:24)
• 12. The Cradle of Life (6:33)
• 13. Pandora's Box (5:24)
• 14. Not Meant to Be Found (0:45)
• 15. Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (0:51)

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The insert includes no extra information about the score or film, but it does have a hell of a lot of pictures of Angelina Jolie's upper torso.
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