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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
(2017)
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Composed and Produced by:

Co-Conducted and Co-Orchestrated by:
Stephen Coleman

Co-Conducted by:
Gavin Greenaway
Jasper Randall

Co-Orchestrated by:
Andrew Kinney

Additional Music by:
Halli Cauthery
Paul Mounsey
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(December 15th, 2017)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if formulaic, workmanlike adventure/fantasy music for orchestra and choir suffices for the occasion, this entry taking more than a little inspiration from Alan Silvestri.

Avoid it... if you demand catchy themes and convincing depth to the fantasy element, for Henry Jackman and his team offer significant narrative development but little memorable appeal.
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WRITTEN 9/26/20
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: (Henry Jackman/Various) Because board games are no longer cool, the Jumanji concept on the big screen transitioned to video games with 2017's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a direct sequel to the original 1995 film. A new group of youths, this time a variety of high school misfits with the usual interpersonal problems, finds itself sucked into the game digitally and given the task of returning a magic jewel to a shrine despite attacks from the game's villain and all the jungle animals under his control. While mainly serving as another vehicle for actor Dwayne Johnson to flex his pecs in a jungle setting, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle does offer some direct connections to the 1995 film. The movie shrugged off critical indifference to milk a fair profit from audiences, guaranteeing multiple sequels with the same cast over the following few years. (Nobody should be surprised that Johnson himself became a producer for the series after the initial sequel.) Writer and director Jake Kasdan initially turned to veteran composer James Newton Howard in 2016 for the film's score, but delays in the post-production period caused a scheduling conflict that eventually landed Kasdan the Hans Zimmer spin-off, Henry Jackman. While not of the same A-list caliber as Howard, Jackman had proven his capability with cheeky adventure music of an orchestral nature. With him comes the usual assortment of assistant composers in Zimmer style, Halli Cauthery and Paul Mounsey providing substantial material to the end product this time around. Nothing explicit from James Horner's score for Jumanji carries over, though that work was never his best, emphasizing symphonic chaos over a satisfying narrative. There are times in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, especially those involving animal attack sequences, when the orchestral mayhem that Jackman produces vaguely resembles Horner's approach. Likewise, the moments of solo horn lament, as in "Out of Lives," are reminiscent of the late composer's style. But the true inspiration for the music of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is Alan Silvestri, who may as well have scored some of this film himself. Listeners will hear a fair amount of vintage Silvestri action material dating all the way back to Romancing the Stone and including the two Predator scores. The same thematic highlights aren't there in Jackman's impression, but the style is unmistakable in the heroic fanfare, the action rhythms, and the uneven development of the villain's material.



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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 60:24
• 1. The Jumanji Overture (3:20)
• 2. Digging Up the Past (1:43)
• 3. Brantfort High (1:09)
• 4. Into the Jungle (1:23)
• 5. Out of Character (2:31)
• 6. The Legend of the Jewel (2:23)
• 7. The Adventure Begins (1:40)
• 8. Special Abilities (1:16)
• 9. The Bikers (3:44)
• 10. Van Pelt (1:00)
• 11. A Test of Friendship (1:22)
• 12. The Bazaar (1:16)
• 13. Snake Charmer (3:41)
• 14. The Power of Bravestone (1:04)
• 15. Seaplane McDonough (2:17)
• 16. The Missing Piece (1:46)
• 17. Lost in Time (1:18)
• 18. Flirting With Danger (1:36)
• 19. Albino Rhinos (3:44)
• 20. Retrieving the Emerald (1:54)
• 21. Out of Lives (1:49)
• 22. First Kiss (1:22)
• 23. The Jaguars (3:03)
• 24. Ring of Fire (2:07)
• 25. Begin The Climb (1:56)
• 26. Call Out Its Name (2:23)
• 27. leaving Jumanji (3:03)
• 28. An Older Friend (2:40)
• 29. Back to School (1:53)

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