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Incredibles 2
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Marshall Bowen

Co-Orchestrated by:
Jeff Kryka
Gordon Goodwin
Alex Lacamoire
Ayatey Shabazz

Additional by:
Mick Giacchino
Grace Giacchino
Daniel Farid
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Walt Disney Records
(June 15th, 2018)
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Regular U.S. release. The CD was released two weeks after the digital download option, with the CD the less expensive of the two.
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Buy it... if you reveled in Michael Giacchino's flamboyant parody of the caper and spy genres for The Incredibles and desire an even wilder, more technically mature exploration of the same sound.

Avoid it... if you tire easily of parody music that tries to be outrageously slick and groovy, this sequel score effective in context but mind-numbingly oversaturated on album.
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WRITTEN 6/30/18
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Incredibles 2: (Michael Giacchino) Perhaps the greatest irony of Incredibles 2, the overdue sequel to the 2004 animated hit, is that writer and director Brad Bird sought for years to make the project a reality and, when that finally happened, the production of the 2018 film was rushed by Pixar to screens without sufficient time to complete an incredible-worthy narrative. While still entertaining, Incredibles 2 matches the James Bond franchise in its inability to really reveal a fresh new plot, seemingly content to explore gender-swapping roles for the heroes and villains instead. With women at the forefront of the battle in this story, Elastigirl becomes the central focus, her resurrection to public glory part of a larger plot to support and foil the return of superheroes to the spotlight. Meanwhile, Mr. Incredible is assigned babysitting duties for much of the film, supplying most of the concept's parental humor. Bird decided not to age the characters for Incredibles 2, ignoring the 14-year break between movies to begin where the previous film had left off, allowing him to retain the same family dynamic gleefully highlighted by Jack-Jack, the all-too-powerful infant of the clan. Audiences rewarded the Disney/Pixar collaboration with generous returns, sparking discussions about even more films in the franchise despite their inevitably derivative outcome. The predictable formula for Incredibles 2 presented composer Michael Giacchino with his own challenges in writing the music for the sequel. He and Bird agreed that they didn't want to rehash the first score to any great degree, Giacchino even claiming not to have significantly considered his material from that project when approaching the 2018 entry. The composer admits that The Incredibles was a far tougher assignment because of his relative inexperience with the caper/jazz genre at the time. For the sequel, he confessed a far greater level of comfort with that style of music and therefore aimed to experiment to a greater degree in that arena. Not surprisingly, the Incredibles 2 score is therefore a more flamboyant and shamelessly over-the-top version of its predecessor, the composer taking techniques inspired by the Bond scores by John Barry, Henry Mancini's Pink Panther, and Hoyt Curtin's "Jonny Quest" to new levels of flair and energy.

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Average: 3.17 Stars
***** 30 5 Stars
**** 37 4 Stars
*** 39 3 Stars
** 39 2 Stars
* 15 1 Stars
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Didn't really work for me
Jaclevak - June 30, 2018, at 2:54 p.m.
1 comment  (584 views)
Lessncredible outing
sivakumark52 - June 30, 2018, at 1:11 p.m.
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Total Time: 74:50
• 1. Episode 2 (0:50)
• 2. A Tony Perspective (2:08)
• 3. Consider Yourselves Undermined! (5:12)
• 4. A Matter of Perception (1:50)
• 5. Diggin' the New Digs (1:42)
• 6. This Ain't My Super-Suit? (0:57)
• 7. Elastigirl is Back (1:00)
• 8. Train of Taut (3:17)
• 9. Rocky vs. Jack-Jack (1:58)
• 10. Ambassador Ambush (2:29)
• 11. Hero Worship (1:08)
• 12. Searching for a Screenslaver (4:40)
• 13. Super Legal Again (0:42)
• 14. Renouncing the Renunciation (1:38)
• 15. World's Worst Babysitters (1:33)
• 16. Helen of Ploy (0:55)
• 17. A Dash of Reality (2:03)
• 18. Hydrofoiled Again (3:51)
• 19. Jack Splat (1:30)
• 20. A Bridge Too Parr (4:17)
• 21. Together Forever and Deavor (1:45)
• 22. Elastigirl's Got a Plane to Catch (3:00)
• 23. Looks Like I Picked the Wrong Week to Quit Oxygen (1:59)
• 24. Happily After-Deavor (1:15)
• 25. Out and a Bout (0:36)
• 26. Incredits 2 (9:51)
• 27. Here Comes Elastigirl - Elastigirl's Theme (1:23)
• 28. Chill or Be Chilled - Frozone's Theme (1:40)
• 29. Pow! Pow! Pow! - Mr. Incredible's Theme (1:31)
• 30. Devtchno! (1:53)
• 31. Chad Tonight Talk Show Theme (0:05)
• 32. Chad Tonight Newscast Bumper (0:06)
• 33. Here Comes Elastigirl - Elastigirl's Theme (A Cappella)* - performed by DCappella (1:20)
• 34. Chill or Be Chilled - Frozone's Theme (A Cappella)* -- performed by DCappella (1:36)
• 35. Pow! Pow! Pow! - Mr. Incredible's Theme (A Cappella)* -- performed by DCappella (1:31)
• 36. The Glory Days (A Cappella)* -- performed by DCappella (1:39)
* music not included on CD release, which has a total time of 69:12

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The insert includes a list of performers and extensive artwork but no extra information about the score or film.
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