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The Wolverine

Posted by Tim Horemans

Added on Thursday, July 18, 2013

The Wolverine

Marco Beltrami's score will be available on July 23th 2013.

Sony Music will be releasing Marco Beltrami's score for The Wolverine on July 23th 2013. This film is directed by James Mangold and Hugh Jackman is back as Wolverine. Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality.

The music of The Wolverine opens with eerie stillness in A Walk in the Woods, then develops in Threnody for Nagasaki from growling strings to a dramatic crescendo. Moods of excitement and tension begin in the track Logans Run with one of Beltramis hallmark intense percussion passages. The recurring use of bell sounds hints at Japanese spirituality combined with themes of rising tension in The Offer and Arriving at the Temple, or a gentler, harmonious mood in Two Handed. The varied instrumentation is evident in the scraped and plucked strings of Trusting, while full-on orchestral power is employed for scenes of action and suspense in The Wolverine and Silver Samurai. Pounding rhythms continue in later numbers such as Where to?, but Beltrami brings his soundtrack to a delicately unemphatic conclusion in Whole Step Haiku, as a slow theme rises above hollow echoes.

2013 has been a busy year for Marco Beltrami. He's written music for 7 films, Warm Bodies, A Good Day to Die Hard, World War Z, Carrie, Snowpiercer, The Homesman and The Wolverine.

Track list

1. A Walk in the Woods (1:02)
2. Threnody for Nagasaki (1:15)
3. Logan Cant Bear It (1:36)
4. Logans Run (3:56)
5. The Offer (3:15)
6. Get Me to the Temple on Time (2:09)
7. Who Invited the Yakuza? (4:20)
8. Hold My Sword (4:05)
9. Logan in the Latraine (1:31)
10. Matzah-Hisu (1:32)
11. Abduction (2:11)
12. Logans Fun (1:53)
13. Ninja Knocking (3:39)
14. Kantana Surgery (3:49)
15. The Wolverine (2:20)
16. The Hidden Fortress (5:00)
17. Silver Samurai (3:27)
18. Sword of Vengence (4:31)
19. Dreams (1:20)
20. Abayo Mariko (0:59)
21. Where to? (2:25)
22. Whole Step Haiku (2:08)

Total time: 58 minutes