If you read our site regularly, you’ll know that Steve Jablonsky is one of our favorite film score composers. On more than one occasion, Steve has sat with us to talk, at length, about his experiences scoring films, TV shows, even video games. Most recently, we talked with him in June to discuss collaborating with Imagine Dragons, Skrillex, and the completely new sound for the Autobots in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Click here to read that interview.
Always incredibly humble, it’s an honor to speak with him each time, and we’re so glad to share the news of this physical release. Truth be told, it’s been a bit of a struggle for Jablonsky to get his Transformers music in the hands of film score fans. That’s one reason we saw the Age of Extinction score split between an EP (a four track ‘teaser’ for the score), and an LP (which contained the rest of of the score), and why they were only released in digitally.
While Jablonsky is the composer, it is Paramount who actually owns the music, and, these days, they just don’t want to release CDs – that’s also why the soundtracks from the first two films are so hard to find, and why Dark of the Moon (our personal favorite in the series) was only available for download. So, after months and months of discussions, the entire score is finally getting a proper CD release for fans to enjoy!
Scroll down to see the official cover for Transformers: Age of Extinction The Score, as well as the track listing, and info on this extra special La-La Land Records release. Limited to 3000 units, the score is available from Lalalandrecords.com and other boutique soundtrack retailers starting October 7th, 2014.
1. DECISION 4:20
2. BEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED* 2:06
3. I’M AN AUTOBOT 5:06
4. OPTIMUS IS ALIVE 2:17
5. CEMETERY WIND 5:53
6. HIS NAME IS SHANE AND HE DRIVES 5:17
7. HACKING THE DRONE* 2:05
8. TRANSFORMIUM 3:24
9. GALVATRON IS ONLINE 1:56
10. YOUR CREATORS WANT YOU BACK* 3:26
11. THE FINAL KNIGHT 4:07
12. PUNCH HOLD SLIDE REPEAT 2:12
13. THE PRESENCE OF MEGATRON 2:51
14. GALVATRON IS ACTIVE 4:13
15. HAVE FAITH PRIME 1:29
16. HONG KONG CHASE 1:43
17. THE LEGEND EXISTS 1:16
18. DINOBOT CHARGE 6:37
19. THAT’S A BIG MAGNET 2:51
20. DRIVE BACKWARDS 2:05
21. HONOR TO THE END* 5:18
22. LEAVE PLANET EARTH ALONE* 3:47
23. THE KNIGHT SHIP 3:21
*Featuring background vocals by IMAGINE DRAGONS who perform courtesy of KIDINAKORNER/INTERSCOPE RECORDS)
TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 77:50
La-La Land Records, Paramount Pictures and Hasbro proudly present the original motion picture score to the blockbuster film event TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION, starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci and Nicola Peltz, and directed by Michael Bay. Acclaimed composer Steve Jablonsky (TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, TRANSFORMERS, TRANSFORMERS: REVENGE OF THE FALLEN, TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON) returns to the TRANSFORMERS saga with a knockout, emotionally-charged orchestral score that takes action music to a new and thrilling dimension. Alt-rock sensation Imagine Dragons contributes background vocals on several tracks, adding a lyrical quality to Jablonsky’s propulsive and thematic musicscape.
Produced by Steve Jablonsky and Randy Spendlove, and mastered by Patricia Sullivan at Bernie Grundman Mastering, this special CD release is limited to 3000 units.
Click here to check out more great releases from La-La Land Records. Also, for all you Jablonsky fans out there, enjoy Part I, II and III of our 90 minute chat with Steve. In it, we talk about Ender’s Game, Steamboy, his big break into film music, and more stories working with Michael Bay.