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How To Train Your Dragon [Soundtrack]

John Powell Audio CD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Audio CD (29 Mar 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B0038YID1S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,056 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. This Is BerkJohn Powell 4:10£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Dragon BattleJohn Powell 1:55£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. The Downed DragonJohn Powell 4:16£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Dragon TrainingJohn Powell 3:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. WoundedJohn Powell 1:25£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Dragon BookJohn Powell 2:22£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Focus, Hiccup!John Powell 2:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Forbidden FriendshipJohn Powell 4:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. New TailJohn Powell 2:48£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. See You TomorrowJohn Powell 3:53£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Test DriveJohn Powell 2:36£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Not So FireproofJohn Powell 1:12£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen13. This Time For SureJohn Powell0:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Astrid Goes For A SpinJohn Powell0:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Romantic FlightJohn Powell 1:56£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Dragon's DenJohn Powell 2:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen17. The CoveJohn Powell 1:11£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. The Kill RingJohn Powell 4:29£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Ready The ShipsJohn Powell 5:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Battling The Green DeathJohn Powell 6:18£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen21. Counter AttackJohn Powell 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen22. Where's Hiccup?John Powell 2:44£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen23. Coming Back AroundJohn Powell 2:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen24. Sticks & StonesJónsi 4:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen25. The Vikings Have Their TeaJohn Powell 2:03£0.79  Buy MP3 


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Score, Scottish Twist 23 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD
This is an excellent score. I particularly liked the Scottish twist to the music, with the echo of bagpipes and, particularly in track 23, the sound of a Scottish military marching band - but all bound up in a modern and effective soundtrack. The only downside that is the fact that it's a movie score can mean that the music stops, starts, and changes hurriedly (as is necessary). I'd certainly buy a symphonic treatment of this score if it were ever to be created. Well done John Powell.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Soundtrack! 26 May 2010
By SabineS
Format:Audio CD
Absolutely fantastic soundtrack, the perfect music for this great movie!
Love to listen to it, even without the pictures!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic score for a fantastic film 23 April 2010
Format:Audio CD
John Powell has crafted a stirring, emotional score for this terrific Dreamworks production. I'd recommend this to any fan of film scores.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 10/10 Score. Powell is Brilliant! 23 Aug 2010
By N. May
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
I agree with all the other 5star reviews. You will not find a better album of fantasy, animation music!
I could write all day about how much I love this score, but I'm gonna keep it short!
I am a huge fan of John Powell, and although I love most of his scores, this is a step above the rest. The film helps as well, allowing Powell to write long, flowing sections of music which grows and grows in enthusiasm and emotion.

Lets put it this way, I love this score so much I've ended up buying it twice, purchased the Digital download on the release date, and now I've purchased a physical copy too.

10/10, Quite possibly my favourite score of all time!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Soundtrack / Score of 2010 29 Dec 2010
By L. Hubbard TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
The "How To Train Your Dragon" soundtrack is a delight from start to finish. John Powell has created a masterpiece of epic proportions for a distinctly average film. The track "Forbidden Friendship" is easily the best cue of 2010. Having worked on previous animated films such as Shrek, Chicken Run and Antz, he has saved his best for How To Train Your Dragon. Unlike some of his other scores (eg The Bourne Trilogy) which are heavy on electronics, this orchestral delight has Scottish infusions within truly majestic themes. A hidden gem and one of the finest 2010 has to offer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece 1 Sep 2011
By grggstn
Format:Audio CD
Some may accuse Powell's score of being manipulative, but this is a thin criticism of a powerfully emotive score. Highlights include The Downed Dragon, an amazing cue that perfectly encapsulates the dwindling hope and begrudging acceptance of death through a haunting melody of despair and anguish, however, this mood is lifted by the atmospheric optimism of Forbidden Friendship, a theme that builds and builds, adding piece by piece to an amazing crescendo.

Cannot recommend this enough. John Powell has learnt much from Hans Zimmer, perhaps even besting him with a score full of such startling emotion and elegance.

Best tracks: The Downed Dragon, Forbidden Friendship, See You Tomorrow, Test Drive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow.... 25 July 2011
Format:Audio CD
This is one of the most beautiful soundtracks I have heard... *ever*. I can't think of any other score that flows so well from track to track and that. Out of 25 tracks 25 are excellent. There isn't a dud in an hour and ten minutes. An absolute masterpiece and an absolute must buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Album 27 April 2011
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Considering this animated film is probably aimed at a young audience it has a really great soundtrack. There are some films that seem to have generic action music but this soundtrack has done a really good job of setting the feel for the film and linking to its viking setting. There are some really emotive tracks, especially the forbidden friendship track. Some of the tracks repeat the same themes throughout the film, which may make it feel like you are hearing the same song more than once, but I feel there is enough variety to make it a good album. The music wouldn't work if it constantly changed style, it does change throughout but is held together well.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Film music at it's best...
Bought it for 'Forbidden Friendship' but the whole thing is brilliant, on its own as well as with the film!
Published 2 days ago by Carey Ann Wolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical ride
This is the best animated film that you could hope to see and the music goes a long way to making it so. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Unicorn
5.0 out of 5 stars favouite
we bought this for my daughter, her favorite film, watched loads of times, waiting for no2 to arrive at the cinema.
Published 3 months ago by debbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic sountrack
One of the best original soundtracks I've heard. Great for studying, reading or relaxing. Perfect for all age groups to enjoy.
Published 3 months ago by Sunnynine
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely music
I adore OST's, as does a close friend of mine. The orchestration is exquisite so I bought this as an xmas present, i'm positive it will be well received.
Published 6 months ago by Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic soundtrack
All of our family love this film so we were keen to buy the album. The music is fantastic! Definitely recommend it.
Published 8 months ago by kerry
5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff
Loved the movie, the music plays a superb part catches the mood. Not to be missed album. Never tire of listening.
Published 10 months ago by dunedin
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
The score on this is beautiful. I shan't repeat what everyone else is already saying. Play it and see :)
Published 13 months ago by wood pigeon
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful film - beautiful music
I love the Scottish folk music style mixed with orchestra. You can almost feel the windy coasts of Scotland through the music.
Published 14 months ago by tricoteuse
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Superb
I loved the movie and enjoyed the soundtrack so much that I bought the CD. I'm so glad I did. Often soundtracks lose something when not heard as part of the film itself, but not... Read more
Published 14 months ago by RAD
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