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CD No: CHAN10806
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Sony Music announces the release of John Powell's Original Motion Picture Score Soundtrack of RIO 2 on April 8, a computer-animated adventure and comedy featuring new music by John Powell. The movie, directed by Carlos Saldanha, and stars Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, will.i.am, Jemaine Clement, Tracy Morgan, George Lopez, Leslie Mann, Rodrigo Santoro, and Jamie Foxx, plus Andy Garcia, Rita Moreno and Kristin Chenoweth .

John Powell was catapulted into the realm of A-list composers by displaying an entirely original voice with his oft-referenced scores to the Matt Damon/Bourne film trilogy. He has become the go-to writer for family animated films, scoring such hits as Shrek, Chicken Run, Ice Age: The Meltdown, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Bolt, Rio, Happy Feet, Happy Feet 2, Kung Fu Panda, Kung Fu Panda 2, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax and Ice Age: Continental Drift. His pulsating action music has provided the fuel for Hancock, Green Zone, Stop Loss, Mr. and Mrs. Smith and The Italian Job. Powell’s music has also sweetened the romance of Two Weeks Notice and P.S. I Love You, empowered X-Men: The Last Stand, lent tenderness to I Am Sam and gripping drama to United 93. Powell’s infectious score for How to Train Your Dragon earned him his first Academy AwardR nomination and was nominated for a GrammyR in 2008 for his work on Happy Feet.

The association with Rio de Janeiro makes the film highly topical ahead of the 2014 football World Cup, and the score of RIO 2 closely involves local artists: UAKTI, an instrumental group; Milton Nascimento, a well-known Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist; the singer Carlinhos Brown, whose musical style blends tropicalia, reggae and traditional Brazilian percussion; and the Barbatuques, leading exponents of body percussion, who make organic music using the body as an instrument. The Barbatuques performed at the special Fifa event for the official announcement of the logo of the 2014 World Cup.

Track List

Suite from 'The Thief of Bagdad' 19:46
1. Overture. Allegro moderato - Poco animato - Poco piu animato - 2:42 2. Cortege. Tempo di Marcia 2:43 3. The Love of the Princess. Andante semplice - Lento - 3:59 4. The Sultan's Toys. Andante - Moderato 1:54 5. The Flying Horse Gallop. Molto moderato - Allegretto scherzando 1:42 6. The Silvermaid's Dance. Moderto - Piu animato - Tempo I - 3:53 7. The Market at Basra. Vivo - Poco meno mosso - Broader - 2:41

Suite froom 'Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Book' 31:12
8. Beginning. Largamente - Piu mosso - Poco piu mosso - 5:30 9. Shere Khan. Molto moderato - Antantino - Grazioso - Lento 3:42 10. Mowgli Wanders. Andante - Allegretto scherzando - Molto moderato - 2:16 11. Lullaby. Largamente - Lento 3:27 12. The Ways of Man. Allegretto giocoso - Con moto - Tranquillo 4:28 13. Cries of the Animals. Non troppo allegro - Allegro agitato - Piu mosso 1:54 14. Mowgli Seeks Shere Khan. Moderato - Marciale - Animato - Molto moderato - 3:55 15. The Chase. Allegro agitato - Largamente 1:02 16. Victory. Allegro giocoso - Largamente e pesante - 2:29 17. Bagheera's Contentment. Molto moderato - Allegro scherzando - Lento - Molto tranquillo - Poco animato - 2:29

18. Suite from 'Sahara' 7:46
Arranged and orchestrated by Christopher Palmer (1946-1995)

Suite from 'Ben-Hur' 21:17
19. Prelude. Maestoso - Allegro - Poco animato - Piu lento - Piu mosso 3:44 20. Love Theme. Poco piu largamente - Tranquillo 3:10 21. The Burning Desert. Pesante - Largamente - Adagio 5:14 22. The Rowing of the Galley Slaves. Molto moderato - Poco animato - 2:35 23. The Mother's Love. Lento 3:04 24. Parade of the Charioteers. Alla Marcia 3:20

Total Disc Time 79:39