For a number of years, Matthew Vaughn, and his composer in crime have been bringing sensational comic book films to life. Vaughn would provide the visuals, Jackman the symphony, and the result is a pyrophoric myriad of energy, action and excitement. On the heels of their previous collaborations (which include Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class) is the top-notch film Kingsman: The Secret Service.
The bombastic score features a sophisticated palette of throwback sounds which recall vintage John Barry about as much as they do modern composers like David Arnold and John Powell. But it’s no tribute; this stunning and pulse-pounding effort is all Jackman and co-composer Matthew Margeson making it their own…especially when Vaughn’s over-the-top action calls for something to constantly up the ante and keep up with the story about spies, neckties and Oxfords.
“I am now happy to count four films I have collaborated on with Matthew Vaughn,” said Jackman. “Matthew is a true artist, and will stop at nothing to see his singular vision through at every stage of the filmmaking process. This makes scoring his films a true please, albeit sometimes a challenging one. You are confident at the end of that day that the hard work bears the signature of it creative leader, without compromise, and without fail.”
“Considering this is my second collaboration with Henry on a Matthew Vaughn production, one might think the process had become streamlined and second nature. I assure you this is not the case,” jests Margeson. “With every new weapon introduced, test given by Merlin, or head that explodes, Vaughn has challenged us to constantly up the ante – pumping more adrenaline and injecting more excitement into the music at every given opportunity.”
The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack was released digitally and on CD on February 10, 2015 at La-La Land Records. The CD includes 3 exclusive tracks not available on the digital download release. Additionally, the CD will also be available at Amazon and other major music retailers on February 17, 2015.
But if you find that, like us, you can never have too much of Jackman’s symphonic flair in your collection, then we have great news. La-La Land Records will also be releasing Jackman’s score to The Interview. In addition to his music included in this release, the CD will also contain bonus work he did for Rogen and Goldberg’s 2013 film This Is the End. Keep reading for details…
When it comes to compositions Henry Jackman is a chameleon. His scores vary greatly from project to project with but one commonality – his themes are really catchy. Re-teaming with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, he brings a lot of energy to a film already bursting at the seams with hilarity.
“It is always a great pleasure to work with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg,” said Jackman. “Seth and Evan are not only hilariously funny, but are also extremely clever, and happen to be two directors who knew exactly what they wanted musically for each film we did.”
The CD release of The Interview Original Motion Picture Score was released on CD on February 10, 2015 and as a special bonus, this album release features the original score for the blockbuster hit comedy This Is the End.
“We had a lot of fun creating the music for both of these films, and I loved the energy in the room during our playbacks,” said Jackman. “I am grateful to the filmmakers for giving me the opportunity to create some surprising and exciting music for their films.”
La-La Land Records presents The Interview – Original Motion Picture Score on CD in a limited edition pressing of 5000 Units.
Now to help promote both releases, we will be running two promo contests. So if you love film music as much as we do, then check back with us later this week for you chance at taking home one of each of these scores.