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WORLD WAR Z  (2013)
Production Company: Paramount Pictures, Skydance Productions, Plan B Entertainment, Apparatus Productions, Latina Pictures
Distributors: Paramount Pictures & Paramount Home Entertainment
Release date (USA): 21 June 2013

Director: Marc Foster
Screenplay: Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard & Damon Lindelof
Based on the Novel by Max Brooks

Music Composed by Marco Beltrami
Additional Music by Brandon Roberts, Marcus Trumpp & Buck Sanders
Orchestra Conducted by Matt Dunkley
Performed by The London Session Orchestra & Metro Voices
Orchestrated by Mark Graham, Matt Dunkley, David Foster, Tony Blondal, David Campbell, Richard Bronskill & Jake Palmer
Recorded and Mixed by John Kurlander
Recorded at The Abbey Road Studios & British Groove Studios, London, UK
Mixed at British Groove Studios, London, UK
Assistant Engineers Gordon Davidson, Jason Elliott, Tyson Lozensky & Scott Michael Smith
Music Editor John Finklea
& Kevin McKeever
Orchestra Contracted by Isobel Griffiths & Jo Changer
Choir Contracted by Jenny O'Grady
Music Preparation Jordan Seigel & Dave Hage

Music Produced by Marco Beltrami & Buck Sanders

Synopsis: Life for former United Nations investigator Gerry Lane and his family seems content. Suddenly, the world is plagued by a mysterious infection turning whole human populations into rampaging mindless zombies. After barely escaping the chaos, Lane is persuaded to go on a mission to investigate this disease. What follows is a perilous trek around the world where Lane must brave horrific dangers and long odds to find answers before human civilization falls.

A NOTE FROM THE COMPOSER

We found that there are these feral pigs in… I’m not sure where they’re native to, maybe Texas, called javelina, and they have big jaws. So we got some skulls and miked them up. Then I have a friend of mine who is a hunter and he gave me a lion skull, and we had some raccoon skulls – yeah it looked like a taxidermist. We just played around with that and it became elements that we later used as percussion elements and you can hear that stuff in the score. We experimented in the studio and then we recorded everything when we went to London. You can hear in the score, in a few different places, these sounds. Sometimes it’s covered up by orchestral percussion and all, but sometimes it stands out and I think it helps add to the tension.

WORLD WAR Z: Recording Sessions
The Abbey Road Studios, London, UK

     

W A R N E  R    B R O S .    R E C O R D S  (0093624943501)

01. Philadelphia (4:06)
02. The Lane Family (2:47)
03. Ninja Quiet (2:54)
04. Searching for Clues (5:33)
05. NJ Mart (4:01)
06. Zombies in Coach (3:43)
07. Hand off! (2:49)
08. No Teeth No Bite (3:25)
09. The Salvation Gates (4:24)
10. Wales (5:22)
11. Like a River around a Rock (5:08)

Release date: 18 June 2013
Total Time: 44:12
Length of the Score: 106 minutes

 

Purchase links: Screen Archives, Amazon US, Amazon UK, Amazon DE, iTunes

W A R N E  R    B R O S .    R E C O R D S  (LP, 535730-1)

SIDE A:
01. Philadelphia (4:06)
02. The Lane Family (2:47)
03. Ninja Quiet (2:54)
04. Searching for Clues (5:33)
05. NJ Mart (4:01)
06. Zombies in Coach (3:43)

SIDE B:
07. Hand off! (2:49)
08. No Teeth No Bite (3:25)
09. The Salvation Gates (4:24)
10. Wales (5:22)
11. Like a River around a Rock (5:08)

Release date: 16 July 2013
Total Time: 44:12

Purchase links: Amazon US, Amazon UK

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