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Jumanji: The Next Level
(2019)
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Composed and Produced by:

Conducted by:
Gavin Greenaway
Jasper Randall

Orchestrated by:
Stephen Coleman
Andrew Kinney
Michael James Lloyd
Edward Trybek
Jonathan Beard
Henri Wilkinson

Additional Music by:
Jeff Morrow
Anthony Willis
Kazuma Jinnouchi
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(December 6th, 2019)
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Regular U.S. release. The CD album was released several weeks after the download option.
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Buy it... if you have a soft spot for Henry Jackman and team's music for the previous entry in the franchise, this sequel offering more memorable exotic flair and cheeky villain's material.

Avoid it... if you are still waiting for these Jumanji scores to shed their over-reliance upon Alan Silvestri and other sources of inspiration, their originality still suspect.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,952
WRITTEN 9/26/20
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Jumanji: The Next Level: (Henry Jackman/Various) Will there be any limit to the number of times audiences want to watch a group of people getting sucked into the Jumanji game to face wild animals and mysterious villains? Apparently not, as the 2019 film Jumanji: The Next Level, the fourth of the franchise and the immediate successor to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, can attest. With a greater production role for lead actor Dwayne Johnson, the Jake Kasdan movie raking in an estimated quarter billion dollars of net profit and ensured yet another franchise entry to come. The same youths from the 2017 movie return, and they are joined by old curmudgeons played by Danny Glover and Danny DeVito, whose side storyline manages to reel in Bebe Neuwirth to reprise her role from the original 1995 movie. The players of the game have to battle a new villain for their mission in Jumanji: The Next Level, this time switching avatars more regularly in their pursuit of a magic neckless that ultimately leads to an improbable airship battle. There is more sappy sentimentality in this film than the prior one, diminishing but not replacing that story's emphasis on teenage interpersonal angst. After Henry Jackman and his assistants replaced James Newton Howard on Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the lead composer returns with new collaborators: Jeff Morrow, Anthony Willis, and Kazuma Jinnouchi. The previous score dropped James Horner's approach for the 1995 original and went overboard in its emulation of Alan Silvestri's style. For the most part, it was a solid but unremarkable adventure work, its narrative well stated but its themes anonymous and mixing unimpressive in parts. In the case of Jumanji: The Next Level, the composers stray even further down the Silvestri path, more clearly taking inspiration from the three Night at the Museum scores, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb with its David Arnold Stargate connections in particular due to the desert setting of this sequel. The general formula is the same, the orchestra joined by occasional choir and the core set of themes pretty omnipresent. Whereas the ethnic interludes of the prior work were minor blips, they come to define the middle portions of this entry, their extension from Stargate to Maurice Jarre's Lawrence of Arabia in "A Whole New World," "The Oasis," "We Need Camels," and "Ancient Feud" coming close to parody territory. In the end, the result is about the same: a workmanlike score with a decent narrative but few truly exemplary features to occupy your memory.



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What if DONALD J. TRUMP got sucked into Jumanji?
Ken Kirchner - October 14, 2020, at 5:06 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 61:24
• 1. The Jumanji Suite (3:18)
• 2. Hanging Out (1:10)
• 3. Going Solo (1:25)
• 4. The Reluctant Adventurers (1:57)
• 5. Who's Who? (2:37)
• 6. The Tale of Jurgen the Brutal (1:47)
• 7. The Quest Begins (0:48)
• 8. A Whole New World (2:37)
• 9. Flightless Fury (2:57)
• 10. The Oasis (1:35)
• 11. A Flame From the Past (1:40)
• 12. An Unexpected Friend (2:44)
• 13. The Jumanji Berry Tree (2:53)
• 14. New Powers (1:23)
• 15. We Need Camels (1:05)
• 16. Ancient Feud (1:14)
• 17. A Perilous Crossing (1:34)
• 18. Attack of the Mandrills (5:03)
• 19. Olive Branch (2:16)
• 20. Captured (1:02)
• 21. Castle Infiltration (1:19)
• 22. Cliffhanger (1:36)
• 23. Multiplayer (1:49)
• 24. Arranged Marriage (3:11)
• 25. Chaos at the Palace (1:22)
• 26. Bravestone to the Rescue (1:22)
• 27. The Battle of the Zeppelin (2:07)
• 28. Beyond the Clouds (2:15)
• 29. A Fond Farewell (3:37)
• 30. Home at Last (1:41)

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The insert includes a list of performers and a very short note from the composer.
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