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Harry Potter - The Deathly Hallows Part II [Enhanced, Soundtrack]

Alexandre Desplat Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
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After composing the music for over 50 European films and being nominated for 2 Cesar Awards, ALEXANDRE DESPLAT, burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2003 with his evocative score to GIRL WITH THE PEARL EARRING (starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth), which earned him nominations from the Golden Globes, BAFTA and European Film Awards.

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  • Audio CD (11 July 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Soundtrack
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • ASIN: B0051CBWEU
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,516 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Lily's ThemeAlexandre Desplat 2:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. The TunnelAlexandre Desplat 1:090.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. UnderworldAlexandre Desplat 5:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. GringottsAlexandre Desplat 2:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Dragon FlightAlexandre Desplat 1:430.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. NevilleAlexandre Desplat 1:400.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. A New HeadmasterAlexandre Desplat 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Panic Inside HogwartsAlexandre Desplat 1:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. StatuesAlexandre Desplat 2:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. The Grey LadyAlexandre Desplat 5:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. In The Chamber Of SecretsAlexandre Desplat 1:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. BattlefieldAlexandre Desplat 2:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. The DiademAlexandre Desplat 3:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Broomsticks And FireAlexandre Desplat 1:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Courtyard ApocalypseAlexandre Desplat 2:000.99  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Snape's DemiseAlexandre Desplat 2:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Severus And LilyAlexandre Desplat 6:080.99  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Harry's SacrificeAlexandre Desplat 1:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen19. The Resurrection StoneAlexandre Desplat 4:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Harry SurrendersAlexandre Desplat 1:300.99  Buy MP3 
Listen21. ProcessionAlexandre Desplat 2:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Neville The HeroAlexandre Desplat 2:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen23. ShowdownAlexandre Desplat 3:370.99  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Voldemort's EndAlexandre Desplat 2:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen25. A New BeginningAlexandre Desplat 1:390.99  Buy MP3 


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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
By L. Hubbard TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I should begin by saying my expectations were not that high for DHP2 based on Desplat's efforts for DHP1. Whilst it worked well within the film, I felt the score was somewhat lacking on CD. I was therefore pleasantly surprised at the vast improvement of DHP2.

The main new theme which opens the album is Lily's Theme, which contains some haunting female vocals and sounds absolutely wonderful. This theme is reprised several times. One of the criticisms of DHP1 was that Desplat is not the best writer of action music - a point which I agree with based on his previous work for The Golden Compass, which I just didn't feel was effective. That said, in DHP2, this contains the best action writing I have heard from Desplat. Most of the action tracks sound brilliant. I particularly liked the theme in "Statues" with the orchestra, percussion and choir slowly in the first half of the track. Additionally, a lot of the less action based tracks are also of high quality and maintained my interest throughout. The only real disappointment was the rather tame finale track "A New Beginning". It is very anti-climatic, with some sombre strings and no real reference to any previous theme. It did leave me feeling slightly cold. I would have loved a great version of Hedwig's Theme to close the album, or even an end credits suite.

On a production note, Desplat always chooses to have a very dry mix with little reverb present. In my opinion, whilst this might work well in some films, the lack of reverb in DHP2 reduces the sense of scale and makes the orchestra sound smaller than it actually is. It's a shame because his writing and orchestrations are of very high quality, and a bit of reverb would actually give a sense of physical depth in the music that would push it to a new level.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb soundtrack from Alexandre Desplat 16 July 2011
By sally e
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I have always envied the ability of some (though not all) composers to embody not only the feel of the script, but the textural layers of the story. Alexandre Desplat has, in my opinion, completely accomplished this. Quite simply, he has created a beautiful soundtrack which embodies all those soundtracks for Harry Potter which have gone before, and yet, if you listen to his previous soundtrack compositions, is still clearly his own.

Fundamentally, I adore it. Thank you Alexandre for making the final soundtrack of the Harry Potter films simply the best.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Worthy Ending 5 Aug 2011
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As a huge fan of books & films from the very beginning, I can't deny that I was sad, when this very last soundtrack was published, because it ment the end of what was a very long journey...
And this very last soundtrack doesn't disappoint. Alexandre Desplat shows us everything he can, and he can do a lot.
Main Theme of this last Harry Potter film is the haunting "Lily's Theme" introduced in the first track. A quiet piece, not really what you expect of what seems to be first of all an action packed finale. But Desplat shows us here, what the film really is all about. It is more or less the story of Snape and Lily. Of course you got the loud and bombastic pieces, but it all comes back to this very quiet theme.
It may be not the best of all 8 soundtracks (my favorite ones are still number 3 and 7.1) but it is enjoyable listening to.
Why only 4 stars?
Well, just because it is not as good as Desplats first Harry Potter Soundtrack but fits perfectly to the film and is a worthy ending for the series. If you are a fan of the film, buy it, if you are just looking for a good soundtrack without caring that much about the films, think about it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ticks most of the boxes 8 Feb 2012
Format:Audio CD
The last two Harry Potters were a lot different to the previous films, and hence the soundtrack is invariably different. There is nothing bad about this soundtrack, it sets the tone of the film well and is technically brilliant by Alexandre Desplat, however apart from the first track there isn't anything that really gets me excited. There isn't much connection to any previous soundtracks, and I found listening to this soundtrack that it is very listenable but doesn't quite cut it with me compared to previous Harry Potter soundtracks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 10 Feb 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
My sister loves harry potter merchandise and saw this to get with christmas money. She loves this and is a great gift for any potterheads.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Review 11 Jan 2014
Format:Audio CD
This cd was very good my family and I all enjoyed it. It is as good as all the other cd in this series.
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3.0 out of 5 stars present 11 Nov 2013
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Again i bought this item for my niece as a birthday present, I am sure she loves it but has not let me know as yet
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5.0 out of 5 stars Music mad 30 Oct 2013
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I was completely happy and satisfied with the product. The product is everything I imagined and I was pleased with the price and packaging. Great tracks on the record with great quality.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Darker than previous soundtracks
Although I really enjoyed this CD it lacked the balance of the previous outing, where tunes such as 'Lovegood' balanced the darker themes of the story. Read more
Published 6 months ago by FredandFamily
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly a satisfying conclusion
Although my favourite soundtracks will always lie with John Williams, Desplat does (mostly) a good job at matching music to scenes. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Joshua H
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
The music is so emotive and expressive. It's a wonderful addition to just owning the films. This entire album is a beautiful composition!
Published 8 months ago by Tracey
5.0 out of 5 stars The music really made the film
the music from one of the best film i have seen for a while, nice to see a nod to the original films.
Published 12 months ago by john chadburn
4.0 out of 5 stars Inevitably dark and dramatic
Probably the Harry Potter soundtrack I find to be the least easy to listen to - although this is no reflection on the skill of the composer. Read more
Published 12 months ago by bandcandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful CD
A great CD to listen to, full of wonderful music from the film. i would recommend it to anyone interested ion the films. thank you.
Published 14 months ago by tarron thomas
5.0 out of 5 stars Music - fantastic. Amazon Cloud Player - awful!
the music is fantastic which I knew being a huge Potter nerd, but don't get me started on Amazon Cloud player!!! Read more
Published 15 months ago by Abbie Granger
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure Magic
I had only seen the first 3 Harry Potter films before I saw Deathly Hallows Part 2, and was amazed at the intense depth of this final film. Read more
Published on 24 Sep 2011 by Books4All
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