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The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Original Motion Picture Score)

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1. Katniss
2. I Had To Do That
3. We Have Visitors
4. Just Friends
5. Mockingjay Grafitti
6. The Tour
7. Daffodil Waltz
8. Waltz in A Op. 39, No. 15
9. Fireworks
10. Anthem
11. Peacekeepers
12. Prim
13. A Quarter Quell
14. Katniss Is Chosen
15. Introducing The Tributes
16. There s Always A Flaw
17. Bow And Arrow
18. We re A Team
19. Let s Start
20. The Games Begin
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Original score to the 2013 motion picture composed by James Newton Howard. In The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen along with Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones and Willow Shields also reprising their roles.

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By Sheilah HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I picked this up because of the big names on the soundtrack, all of whom I quite enjoy their music on the side. I was pleasantly surprised when not only all the songs were very good, but all the songs spoke to the story of the book. In fact, one of the things I enjoyed greatly doing was listening to this soundtrack while re-reading the book in anticipation of watching the movie. Many of the lyrics and the tone of the music perfectly captures the emotions and story of the book.

This is actually one of the most enjoyable soundtracks I have ever listened to.

The songs for this album are:
1. Atlas - Coldplay
2. Silhouettes - Of Monsters and Men
3. Elastic Heart - Sia ft. The Weeknd & Diplo
4. Lean - The National
5. We Remain - Christina Aguilera
6. Devil May Cry - The Weeknd
7. Who We Are - Imagine Dragons
8. Everybody Wants To Rule The World - Lorde
9. Gale Song - The Lumineers
10. Mirror - Ellie Goulding
11. Capital Letter - Patti Smith
12. Shooting Arrows At The Sky - Santigold
13. Place For Us - Mikky Ekko
14. Lights - Phantogram
15. Angel On Fire - Antony and the Johnsons
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Amazon.com: 4.5 out of 5 stars  31 reviews
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than the first movie's score, but not quite there Nov. 25 2013
By Michael Snively - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'm glad that they addressed at least one of the issues from the first movie's soundtrack - the quantity of music. The first soundtrack only used about 35-40 minutes of the CD and didn't have a single track that exceeded 5 minutes in length.

This album has 29 tracks and fills every last bit of the CD.

Now, for the music - I'll admit that I'm a sucker for the post-apocalyptic Capital Anthem with its soaring and blasting horns. Fortunately, it's featured several times in this album and helps to break up a lot of the ethereal "spooky" music. Let's face it, the music in Hunger Games is pretty background and functions as a subtle mood-setter, not as a blatant "FEEL THESE EMOTIONS NOW!" device. As a result you probably won't recognize most of the songs right-off. The tracks are well-named (Peacekeepers, Katniss is Chosen, We're a Team, etc) so you can check and see where in the movie the song is from, which helps, but it's tricky to separate all of the low, slow, boomy, and tinkly sections.

THAT BEING SAID, this soundtrack (compared to the one from the first movie) has MANY more little surprises and melodic bits that you WILL recognize and will make you smile.

4 stars because

> the CD is full this time
> there are more nuggets of variety within the ethereal tracks
> there are too many tracks - gapless playback encouraged so as not to split up melodic lines between tracks
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hunger Games: Catching Fire - Original Score Nov. 25 2013
By JMM - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I was not the biggest fan of the score for the first "Hunger Games" film, but fortunately I feel the "Catching Fire" album is a large improvement. I really enjoy the work of composer James Newton Howard, and his return to this sequel draws parallels to the first album while forging a new path that features more emotional and intense music. There are a number of thrilling moments where a track is dark or suspenseful, and then suddenly comes to life ("Peacekeepers" and "The Games Begin" are good examples of this). Obviously, there is a romantic aspect to the movie that also allows for some more conventional orchestral music on the album ("Just Friends" is one of my favorites).

Not only do we have an increase in quality, but we also get an increase in quantity. This album has 29 tracks totaling over 75 minutes of music; that's 10-15 minutes more than the typical movie soundtrack, and a whole half-hour longer than the first "Hunger Games" score. I'm glad to see more music being made available on the album.

FAVORITE TRACKS
[1] Katniss
[4] Just Friends
[6] The Tour
[10] Horn of Plenty
[26] I Need You

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written and orchestrated, James Newton Howard perfectly captures the tone of the movie Dec 23 2013
By hwrose379 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I'll start off by admitting that when I first heard James Newton Howard would be handling the music for Catching Fire, I was rather skeptical. I wasn't overly impressed with his score for The Hunger Games - there weren't very many themes that stood out, and it mostly sounds like ambient noise that didn't really fit the tone of the movie.

And while his "Catching Fire" score is still mostly ambiance, Howard has done it right this time. He perfectly captured the darker tone of the movie.

One of my favorite pieces from the score is "The Tour." It begins quietly as Katniss is giving her speech in District 11. Howard then slowly builds into a beautiful, orchestral remix of "Rue's Farewell" from the first movie. He then immediately transfers into a beautiful piece of ambiance, with a cello slowly growling away in the background, perfectly capturing the intensity and seriousness of the scene (Haymitch counseling Katniss and Peeta in the dome of the Justice Building).

The movie does have it's moments of sweeping, orchestral pieces, such as the aforementioned "The Tour," "The Fog," and "Arena Crumbles (especially Arena Crumbles)." Then there are the beautiful ambient pieces, such as "Katniss," "I Had To Do That," "Just Friends," and "I Need You."

Some tracks prominently feature some beautiful vocals. The singer perfectly captures the dark and intense tone of "Catching Fire." These vocals are used prominently in "I Had To Do That," "Katniss is Chosen," and "Arena Crumbles."

If there is any criticism I can pick out for this score, it's that there still isn't really a theme that defines The Hunger Games series. Anyone can play "Hedwig's Theme" and they'll recognize that as Harry Potter, and anyone can play "The Imperial March" and recognize that as Star Wars. There are some songs in both The Hunger Games and Catching Fire's scores that have potential to become the series' defining tune, such as "Horn of Plenty," which serves as Panem's sweeping national anthem. Another song with potential is "Rue's Farewell," which was featured prominently in the second half of the first movie and was given a beautiful remix in Catching Fire. If Howard returns for both Mockingjay movies, hopefully he'll develop one of these songs into the Hunger Game's defining song.

Overall, the Catching Fire score is a vast improvement over the first movie's. James Newton Howard expertly captures the dark, serious, and intense mood of the movie, whether it be through ambiance or sweeping, orchestral masterpieces. It's well worth a listen.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A well-crafted score by James Newton Howard, but works better in the movie itself Feb. 16 2014
By Whitt Patrick Pond - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
In fairness, I have to say that James Newton Howard's score for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire works far better when heard while seeing the movie than it does if one simply listens to it from start to finish. It is assuredly a well-crafted score, but structurally it's more like a seasoning for the film scenes than it is a main course in and of itself. There are some 29 tracks on the CD and so many of them tend to be on the short side, two minutes or less. Still, many of the longer tracks are quite evocative, calling to mind not only the scenes they're from but the overall tone of the movie itself, of which Howard's score was a major component. And though some are understandably repeats of musical themes of the first film, most of them are new and original, with the emotional ante kicked up quite a bit across the board but especially for the action scenes.

My personal favorites are:

"We Have Visitors"
"The Tour"
"Peacekeepers"
"A Quarter Quell"
"Katniss is Chosen"
"Monkey Mutts"

Recommended for anyone who liked Catching Fire and for any fan of James Newton Howard's work.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! Jan. 2 2014
By B. Kubiak - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
People complained that the first score of this movie franchise was rushed and did not fit the movie well. I would disagree and say this one is even better. Its haunting and beautiful at the same time. Its the first movie I have bought a score from and I just love it.
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