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Hugo Original Score

22 Nov. 2011 | Format: MP3

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4:20
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2
2:50
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3
4:28
30
4
1:50
30
5
3:24
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6
2:33
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7
1:10
30
8
1:51
30
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1:29
30
10
4:36
30
11
2:32
30
12
2:04
30
13
2:48
30
14
2:50
30
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1:52
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6:29
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6:00
30
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3:25
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2:33
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4:19
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4:11

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 Nov. 2011
  • Label: HOWE records
  • Copyright: 2013 Howe Records
  • Total Length: 1:07:34
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0068OISDI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 61,521 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By L. Hubbard TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 3 Dec. 2011
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Howard Shore is best known for his scores for the Lord of the Rings films, and I believe these are some of the finest ever written in the film score genre. Hugo shows off a very different side for Shore - 1930s Paris rather than Middle Earth. This is a style which he seems very comfortable with, and the orchestrations are good, but I cannot help but feel this album will appeal to a fairly niche listener. The album consists largely of accordion performances with additional orchestral arrangements, particularly from the string section and piano.

There are several different themes, although I have to confess I didn't find any of them particularly catchy or memorable. The quality of the orchestrations and arrangements of the music is easily 5*s though. I should confess that I am not a massive fan of the accordion, and although it is by no means present throughout the whole duration of the album, it is more common than not. The music never sounds or feels particularly heavy - I would call it whimsical but that would be a disservice.

I particularly liked track 14 "Trains", which had slightly less influence from the French instrumentation allowing the rest of the orchestra to shine - there is some great string writing during the end of the opening half, and the more uptempo second portion made a welcome change of pace. It is difficult to do a track by track analysis, because often there would be some orchestral gems (minus the accordion) interspersed in the majority of the tracks but they are rarely long enough to deserve specific mention.

The running time is just under the 70 minute mark and this is fairly good value for money.
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By Adam Lapicki on 14 Feb. 2013
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Achieving what expected from good film music but not going beyond this. Recreating the atmosphere of Paris and the epoque of the movie. Nothing specific to remember.
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If you liked the film then the sound track is a must have
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By Dobe59 on 4 Feb. 2015
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a very enjoyable CD .
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