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DIE HARD 2 Soundtrack (1990)

DIE HARD 2

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1990
12
40:36
Varèse Sarabande

DIE HARD 2 Soundtrack: The Deluxe Edition (2012)

DIE HARD 2: The Deluxe Edition

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2012
36
122:11
Varèse Sarabande

REVIEW

Die Hard 2 (ENGLISH)

Die Hard 2 (Michael Kamen). In the style of the action thriller Die Hard, Michael Kamen composes an effective score though without stand out melodies to underscore the incidents of the detective John McClane through Dulles airport, in Washington. When a terrorist command takes the control of the airport just before Christmas to facilitate the landing and escape of the general Esperanza, a deposed Central American military man extradited to USA, McClane does everything possible for solving the situation due to the danger that the rest of planes that cannot land consume all their fuel, included the one in that his wife travels.

Though the score is not specially good in its listening out of the movie, the work of the composer turns out to be meritorious when uses all kind of orchestral resources to score abundant scenes of action, pursuit and suspense, supporting the dramatic level of the movie without falling down in the search of the musical brightness.

The original album was edited by Varèse Sarabande in 1990, and it included 33 minutes of Kamen's score, besides the track Finland, composed by Jean Sibelius, and used as final theme of the movie in the landing of the planes sequence. In 2012, Varèse Sarabande extended their own edition up to 122 minutes in an album with 2 discs that was including the Kamen's extended score, the Sibelius's composition before mentioned, several alternate versions of some tracks and an extensive booklet.

La Jungla 2: Alerta Roja (ESPAÑOL)

La Jungla 2: Alerta Roja (Michael Kamen). Al estilo de thriller de acción de Jungla de Cristal, Michael Kamen compone un score efectivo aunque sin melodías destacables para musicalizar las peripecias del detective John McClane por el aeropuerto de Dulles, en Washington. Cuando un comando terrorista toma el control del mismo en vísperas de la Navidad para facilitar el aterrizaje y fuga del general Esperanza, un depuesto militar centroamericano extraditado a EE.UU., McClane hace todo lo posible por resolver la situación ante el peligro de que el resto de aviones que no pueden aterrizar, incluido en el que viaja su mujer, se queden sin combustible.

Aunque el score no es especialmente destacable en su escucha fuera de la película, el trabajo del compositor resulta meritorio al utilizar todo tipo de recursos orquestales para musicalizar abundantes escenas de acción, persecución y suspense, manteniendo el nivel dramático de la película sin caer en la búsqueda de la vistosidad musical.

El álbum original fue editado por Varèse Sarabande en 1990, e incluía 33 minutos del score de Kamen, además del tema Finlandia, compuesto por Jean Sibelius, y utilizada como tema final de la película en la secuencia del aterrizaje de los aviones. En 2012, Varèse Sarabande extendió su propia edición hasta los 122 minutos en un álbum de 2 discos que incluía el score de Kamen ampliado, la composición de Sibelius antes mencionada, varias versiones alternativas de algunas pistas y un extenso libreto.

TRACK LISTINGS
DIE HARD 2 (1990)
Total Time: 40:36
  1. Colonel Stuart (1:29)
  2. Baggage Handling (3:48)
  3. General Esparanza (2:14)
  4. The Annexe Skywalk (3:11)
  5. The Church (1:15)
  6. The Doll (3:50)
  1. The Runway (3:57)
  2. In the Plane (1:37)
  3. Icicle (2:53)
  4. Snowmobiles (2:40)
  5. The Terminal (6:13)
  6. Finlandia (J. Sibelius) (7:29)
DIE HARD 2: The Deluxe Edition (2012)
Total Time: 122:11
DISC 1 (60:20) DISC 2 (61:51)
  1. Nude Tai Chi / Marching Through the Hotel Corridor (1:28)
  2. Colonel Stuart (3:05)
  3. Could We Have A Few Words Please (1:04)
  4. Into The Baggage Area / Baggage Flight (5:16)
  5. Snowfall On Blueprints (1:15)
  6. General Esperanza (2:12)
  7. Dead For Two Years (1:57)
  8. Powering Up (6:29)
  9. Kicked Out Of The Tower (2:07)
  10. Marching To The Annex (3:26)
  11. Skywalk Shootout (3:34)
  12. Skywalk Aftermath / Looking For A New Miracle (2:34)
  13. Attention Dulles Tower (1:27)
  14. Crashing The Jet (5:56)
  15. John Picks Up Doll (2:36)
  16. The Army's Arrival / The Idea (3:49)
  17. Colonel Stuart's Speech (1:14)
  18. Landing Esperanza's Plane (3:00)
  19. Meeting Esperanza (4:33)
  20. John Punches Esperanza (3:18)
  1. Little Problems (1:40)
  2. Fight With The Sentry / Fight At The Church Continues (3:12)
  3. Shootout And Snowmobile Chase (6:48)
  4. Dick-Head (6:53)
  5. Chasing The Jet (3:08)
  6. Fight On The Wing (5:19)
  7. Fight On The Wing Continues (4:04)
  8. Finlandia (Finale) (Composed by Jean Sibelius) (4:04)
  9. The First Killings (Alternate) (1:51)
  10. Baggage Flight (Alternate) (4:17)
  11. Powering Up (Alternate) (4:16)
  12. Attention Dulles Tower (Alternate) (1:30)
  13. Crashing The Jet (2:14)
  14. Colonel Stuart's Speech (Alternate) (1:12)
  15. The Doll (Album Version) (3:54)
  16. Finlandia (End Titles) (Composed by Jean Sibelius) (7:29)

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