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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn
(2020)
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Composed and Produced by:
Daniel Pemberton

Conducted by:
Peter Rotter
Jasper Randall

Orchestrated by:
Edward Trybek
Edward Farmer
Will Gardner
Dom James
Danny Ryan
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
WaterTower Music
(January 23rd, 2020)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you have ample stock of heroin, crack cocaine, methamphetamines, and hallucinogenic mushrooms in preparation for this listening experience.

Avoid it... if the last thing you need during the pandemic insanity of 2020 is the kind of manic misfire from Daniel Pemberton that turns film music into a tool of immense, creative psychosis.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,958
WRITTEN 12/26/20
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Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Daniel Pemberton) A sequel to 2016's Suicide Squad, the female-led production of Birds of Prey (with the ridiculously long extended title of "...and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn" in true Borat style) was the first of the DC Extended Universe of comic-inspired films to feature an "R" rating. Margot Robbie returns as Harley Quinn, who has been left by the Joker and forms a new group of badass female compatriots of dubious pasts that works together to combat a Gotham City crime boss. The relatively small budget for the superhero film was turned into a product driven by irreverent attitude and rave-appropriate style, giving it a distinctly different look and feel within the franchise. Unfortunately for director Cathy Yan, the film wasn't met with a warm embrace, Warner Brothers unfathomably failing to earn back its investment for a DC concept movie. The film functioned as an origin story for two new female heroes, Black Canary and the Huntress, and these lines of action were hindered by a critically panned screenplay that couldn't overcome the pizzazz of its rendering. The movie was destined to be another magnet for hip-hop, rap, and alternative rock songs in its mix, and the director sought English composer Daniel Pemberton specifically for the score because of his ability to bridge the songs and score, even as the spotting for the placement of each wasn't remotely resolved. Pemberton was initially hesitant, because he did not want to simply rehash his methodology for 2018's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. But his interest in treating his recording process as an ad hoc, rocking jam session ultimately lured him to the project, for which he confesses his favorite contributions were two of the songs, "Joke's On You" and "Danger Danger," heard in the film and related to his score. He and Yan intentionally avoided any musical connections to Stephen Price's Suicide Squad score. To hell with continuity, apparently.



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Average: 2.59 Stars
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I'm seriously considering it as my #1 score of 2020   Expand >>
Ds - December 30, 2020, at 8:43 a.m.
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Newest: December 30, 2020, at 4:28 p.m. by
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 61:52
• 1. Flying High (Birds of Prey) (1:53)
• 2. The Fantabulous Emancipation Explosion (1:32)
• 3. Harley Quinn (Danger Danger) (3:06)
• 4. Birds of Prey (2:16)
• 5. Harley Gogo Agogo (1:56)
• 6. The Black Mask Club (1:54)
• 7. Stolen Diamond (1:55)
• 8. Bad Ass Broad (Whistle MF) (3:07)
• 9. Lonely in Gotham (0:50)
• 10. Black Canary Echo (1:08)
• 11. The Bertinelli Massacre (The Huntress Story) (2:29)
• 12. Bump It! (2:19)
• 13. Roman Sionis (2:42)
• 14. Lockdown (2:27)
• 15. Bruce and the Beaver (1:26)
• 16. Lotus Flower (1:40)
• 17. Femme Fatale (0:19)
• 18. Breakout! (4:20)
• 19. The Bertinelli Revenge (1:57)
• 20. I Want to Kill You Because I Can (3:13)
• 21. Zsasz Showdown (2:30)
• 22. Work Together (2:05)
• 23. Battle Commence (2:33)
• 24. Fight Together (Birds of Prey) (4:59)
• 25. Founders Pier (1:46)
• 26. Roller vs Rollers (3:27)
• 27. The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2:03)

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