This review is from: How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Music from the Motion Picture) (MP3 Download)
After the score to the first How To Train Your Dragon film, which is probably one of the greatest works of film music of all time, I ask myself how John Powell could possibly come close with this sequel? As such, I tried to lower my expectations; calm my excitement in anticipation of this album. I needn't have!
The opening track 'Dragon Racing' is a masterpiece packed with energy and the much loved themes from the original score, along with soaring, lilting and waltzing variations.
The new themes merge perfectly with, and match the ingenuity of the existing ones, and become familiar after just a couple of listens. If I had pick favourite tracks: Dragon Racing, Drago's Coming and Flying With Mother.
I highly recommend listening to it through a decent sound system to really hear the incredible detail and wealth of instruments.