December 24, 2017 at 5:47 pm #98482
Anyone get their CD copy yet? Mine is sitting in my mailbox. Can’t wait to get my hands on it (yes, I still love this score.)December 24, 2017 at 7:56 pm #98483
I have. I notice about a dozen new things each time I listen to it.
The booklet has a lot of neat pictures from the recording sessions.December 25, 2017 at 9:55 am #98484
Does the soundtrack contain additional music from other composers ?
Happy holidays !December 25, 2017 at 10:27 am #98485
Toprak, Lindgren and Zanelli are all credited with ‘Additional Music and Arrangements’, but so were Bacon and Lindgren for Alice 2 and that album is all Elfman. We’re none the wiser until the BMI repertoire updates.December 27, 2017 at 6:37 pm #98487
Looking at it now, surprised at the number of scoring session photos!
Individual tracks do not indicate what contains “additional music”, but my guess is the Zanelli contribution was at least the use of “Krytpon Theme” from Hans’ MAN OF STEEL, which is not on the disc.December 27, 2017 at 11:03 pm #98488
I think the ‘Krypton’ cue was tracked in, though I might be wrong.
The unreleased music from the hostage situation didn’t sound like Elfman to me, as Ryan mentioned earlier.December 28, 2017 at 9:53 pm #98490
I can’t even get through the original album (I only have a digital copy; I’m missing a bunch of recent Elfmans in physical format), but I’ve made a pretty OK 33-minute playlist that I can work with. I’m flabbergasted by the popularity of this noisefest.December 28, 2017 at 10:08 pm #98491
Well, if you think it’s being overpraised you should put some of the tracks on YouTube and read the comments.December 29, 2017 at 5:47 am #98492
Based off of the scores for Man Of Steel and Batman V Superman a noise-fest is exactly what Justice League would’ve gotten if Junkie XL hadn’t been replaced.December 31, 2017 at 12:16 am #98493
Quite the contrary; JXL’s work on those movies is far more interesting than anything in JUSTICE LEAGUE.December 31, 2017 at 9:39 am #98494
Oh dear God, you too Thor ? Can’t we just find the cure already !December 31, 2017 at 11:09 am #98495
Actually, I’ve been a JXL fan since the “A Little Less Conversation” remix in the early 2000s. Love his electronica stuff, first and foremost (like the superb score to DISTANCE BETWEEN DREAMS), but I also like his more orchestral affairs. BRIMSTONE is one of the year’s best scores (for one of the year’s worst films), I obviously dig MAD MAX and I’ve liked quite a bit of his blockbuster stuff — at least more than the big Elfman stuff in the last decade.
On the other hand, Elfman’s smaller scores in recent years have been on the same level, or better than many of JXL’s scores.January 1, 2018 at 8:23 pm #98498January 5, 2018 at 11:08 pm #98499
Happy to see Den of Geek give Elfman some love for his contributions to Superhero sounds over the years. Reminded me how much I’ve been enjoying the JL score. Some of my favorite cues/musical moments:
-“Hero’s Theme” – dig the syncopated slow burn/build and lumbering 6/4 time signature, as well as the the stabby string counterpoint that starts at 1:07, the complete tonal shift in the middle, the twitchy string figures throughout, and those creaky electronics at the end.
-“The Amazon Mother Box” – haven’t really heard over the top grandeur at this level since Elfman’s amazing Dark Shadows opener (also dig those descending string figures reminiscent of his Hulk score–super hero callback!)
-“Tunnel Fight” – as excellent an action set piece as Elfman has ever composed, and my heart always skips a beat when Flash’s tickly time jump theme cuts through the well-balanced bombast.
-“Anti-Hero’s Theme” is a jaw dropper, unlike anything Elfman has composed for a blockbuster in terms of chord building amidst in his patented “dark superhero” minor mode mono-texture. This cue always makes me wonder what Philip Glassi would do with Batman.
-“Friends and Foes” – powerful, nuanced composition and darrrrrk. Especially love that rolly flute and harp thing at 0:35, and the sinister variations of the Williams’ Superman theme.
-Also: the orchestral arrangements of Zimmer/Guo’s Wonder Woman theme, sections in “Final Battle” reminiscent of his Age of Ultron score (nice subversion of the two universes!), and, more than the full quotes of his classic Batman theme, how he twists/turns it throughout to near unrecognizable mutations.January 6, 2018 at 12:09 pm #98500
I can’t get over “The Tunnel Fight – Full Length” at 9:15. I’ve been obsessed with those five seconds, which…don’t seem to appear in the film !January 6, 2018 at 5:49 pm #98501
I love the Batman tease in ‘Batman on the Roof’, though I wish he would’ve used the fifth note more than just that one time in ‘The Final Battle’. Those bells (?) at the start also remind me of the main titles to Batman.
I still feel like the recording is really off at points, though. ‘The World Needs Superman’ and ‘Home’ sound especially off.
Those two action cues are insane. It’s a shame that the longer version of ‘The Final Battle’ omits music from the shorter version: it makes losing that version impossible.February 6, 2018 at 4:11 am #98535
Aside from length is there any difference between both versions of “Tunnel Fight”?February 13, 2018 at 6:36 pm #98551
Does anyone know the chronological film order for this soundtrack? If not? No worries.February 13, 2018 at 8:19 pm #98552
I guess we could know but we would have to watch the film… :/February 13, 2018 at 8:46 pm #98555
I *think* this is right from what I remember.
1. Justice League Logos
2. Batman on the Roof
3. Wonder Woman Rescue
4. Enter Cyborg
5. Amazon Mother Box
6. Hippolyta’s Arrow
7. Story of Steppenwolf
8. Cyborg Meets Diana
9. Aquaman in Atlantis
10. Then There Were Three
11. The Tunnel Fight
12. The World Needs Superman
13. Spark of the Flash
14. Friends and Foes
16. Bruce and Diana
17. Justice League United
18. The Final Battle
19. A New Hope
20. Anti-Hero Theme (End credits)February 14, 2018 at 1:40 am #98556
Where’s “Mother Russia”? 😉February 14, 2018 at 5:30 am #98558
Much appreciated ddddeeee.February 14, 2018 at 8:09 am #98559
That’s pretty close to the original tracklist actually…February 22, 2018 at 12:13 am #98567
fascinated that JUSTICE LEAGUE re-entered the charts this week at #14 (doubly fascinated that there are even charts for such things). i’m sure this was helped by the dvd/br release, but i also think it’s an indicator that the score, like the movie, isn’t near as bad as all the haters and gatekeepers made it out to be upon release. hope it gets some extended play down the line and people have fun “rediscovering” it when the time is right for them. *rolly eye emoji*
February 27, 2018 at 8:30 pm #98571
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If anyone is interested there is a podcast episode up at filmear.com (use the search words ‘film’ and ‘ear’ on iTunes to find it there) with someone who was at the scoring sessions for Justice League. Apologies are in order from the interviewer who was drunk, but it was his birthday after all. 😉
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