Artist: John Powell

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Album:How To Train Your Dragon: Music from the Motion Picture

How To Train Your Dragon: Music from the Motion Picture

John Powell

Animation veteran John Powell provides the spectacularly epic score for choir and orchestra.

Album:Happy Feet: Original Score

Happy Feet: Original Score

John Powell

Soundtrack to a comedy adventure—Happy Feet is set deep in Antarctica. Into the land of the Emperor Penguins where each needs a heart song to attract a sould mate, a penguin is born who cannot sing. Our hero Mumble, son of Memphis and Norma Jean, is the worst singer in the world…however, as it happens, he is a brilliant tap dancer!

Album:Shrek: Music from the Original Motion Picture

Shrek: Music from the Original Motion Picture

Harry Gregson-Williams, John Powell, Various Artists

Like The Muppet Show or The Simpsons, Shrek is tiered with visual appeal, fantasy, and sophisticated humor that appeals to children and adults on two mutually exclusive levels. Judging by the soundtrack alone, there is some genuine emotion coming from this movie; Rufus Wainwright, the Proclaimers, and especially the Eels all pen winsome, longing tunes. Dana Glover’s “It Is You (I Have Loved)” represents the soundtrack’s requisite glossy ballad, but it’s better than most, and John Powell’s climactic, orchestral “True Love’s First Kiss” makes…

Album:The Bourne Supremacy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Bourne Supremacy: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

John Powell

Novelist Robert Ludlum’s amnesia-plagued, tough-as-nails spy/assassin Jason Bourne again proves that success begats sequels, be they literary or cinematic. As he did for the saga’s initial big screen installment, composer John Powell concocts an electro-orchestral fusion score that seasons its tense, bristling rhythms with dollops of melodicism, synth-atmospherics and staccato string figures. Those welcome touches hearken back to composer’s similar work on the ‘03 action-thriller The Italian Job, with Powell initially evoking the film’s exotic locales by…

Album:Chicken Run: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Chicken Run: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

John Powell, Harry Gregson-Williams

With a film as wildly, intelligently entertaining as Chicken Run, the score needs to be something special just to keep pace. Not a problem, then, for John Powell and Harry Gregson-Williams, a pair who have worked (together and separately) on other animated films (The Tigger Movie, Antz) and action films (Enemy of the State, Face/Off)--which has prepared them well for a film in which a gaggle of chickens re-enact The Great Escape. Powell and Gregson-Williams's score is perfectly suited to the action on screen: classic…

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