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Want To Download Michael Giacchino's Complete Score for UP for FREE?

Greetings! ScoreKeeper here to tell you about…ok, forget the usual pleasantries. We haven't the time… Want to download Michael Giacchino's complete score for UP (2009) for FREE? 1. Go HERE 2. Type in the code "latimesdisney" 3. Download! Sorry, I just heard about this. Offer started yesterday and ends tonight!


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  • Dec. 3, 2009, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I want this

    by SoylentMean

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Why can't I just buy the cd?

    by SoylentMean

    Downloads are used by Big Brother to track our shopping trends, likes and dislikes. Don't fall for it folks, you're being watched!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 5:41 p.m. CST

    In good faith, I can't do this...

    by HarryCalder

    ...until I see the movie. And I'm sure once I've seen it, I'll kick myself hard for not downloading it for free when I had the chance. Anyone who's seen it, how does this soundtrack stack up to "The Iron Giant" score?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 5:59 p.m. CST

    MP3 Files

    by the_patriot

    Note that regardless of what the Help/FAQ says, the download contains MP3 files, NOT protected WMA files. 256kbps/44.100 khz MP3. For the technogeeks interested. Thanks for the heads up, Scorekeeper!!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Not Available in My Country...

    by PaddyIrishman


  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:04 p.m. CST


    by FlickaPoo

    ...UP isn't going to watch itself for crying out loud.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Cool and the gang!

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Thanks Scorekeeper!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo: I know, I know...

    by HarryCalder

    I thought T-Day weekend it was going to happen... and then was denied... I may have to suck it up and just spin in on my shitty little TV...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:12 p.m. CST

    "See know your actually doing something" J.S.

    by Director91


  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Thanks, ScoreKeeper!

    by kijabedude

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    "...spit IT on my shitty...

    by HarryCalder


  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Damn its not available in my country

    by ominus

    please,could someone who downloaded it,to upload it in rapidshare,so the rest of us can get it? thank you.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST

    "...SPIN IT..."

    by HarryCalder

    Fuck, what is wrong with me today?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST


    by Laserbrain

    Does Giacchino get compensated for any lost residuals on this freebie? Does he receive residuals at all? Just curious.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:17 p.m. CST, you're right to wait...unless all your friends with...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...humongous TVs like to talk during movies.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:19 p.m. CST

    HarryCalder - Giacchino ain't any Kamen (RIP)...

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    YET. But he stands a real decent chance of becoming as great. To my taste, the only other animation scores that can touch Kamen's Iron Giant would be Thomas Newman's Finding Nemo and Wall.E. Anyway, UP has a very good score, the opening montage music is particularly beautiful. I advise you download now and listen at your leisure (preferably after seeing the film).

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:20 p.m. CST

    ...thanks Scorekeeper. I will inevitably be buying...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the DVD, so I don't feel too bad.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:21 p.m. CST

    thanks and nice but not in Canada

    by Bileranter

    thanks anyway though

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    FlickaPoo: sole friend with gihugic TV

    by HarryCalder

    has already seen it and was not around that weekend anyway.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Genteel_Gentile: I hear you, man

    by HarryCalder

    I was really hit hard when Kamen died. Iron Giant remains a favorite soundtrack for any type of movie, animated or otherwise. "The Last Piece," or whatever the name of the final track is, moves me to tears.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:32 p.m. CST

    ...I'm a cheap bastard and bought the new TV...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...kicking and I love it...the only stupid splurge I can think of that improved my life.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:35 p.m. CST

    ominus & Bileranter

    by CronenbergResearcher

    just google and download Hotspot Shield for free. Use the program to mask your IP address. It should work. I use it to watch shows on Hulu and the American TV network websites.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:38 p.m. CST

    A decent idiot box is probably the next splurge

    by HarryCalder

    ...purchase I make... which is still aways off, sadly. So I must still rely upon the kindness of folks better off than me...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    ...I hear you. I'm self employed and this last year...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...has been brutal.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Yeah! It's called a torrent!

    by KingNineReturns

    Got it about six months ago! Wicked cool!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST


    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    A track from Mark Isham's score to Werner Herzog's BAD LIEUTENANT: PORT OF CALL, NEW ORLEANS edited by Isham himself, offered free online for fans.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 6:56 p.m. CST

    I've never heard of downloading music for FREE!

    by KingNineReturns

    This should really catch on...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:01 p.m. CST

    HarryCalder, I don't understand your logic...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    You said: "In good faith, I can't do this until I see the movie."<p>Huh? That's like having an artist put out a new CD, at which point you constantly switch off the radio (should a song come on) or you pass up any chance to grab the CD on sale, all because you say to yourself: "I can't listen to this record until I've gone to a concert and seen the artist perform the songs."<p>So, why deny yourself a chance to enjoy some great music beforehand? You can download the score now... see if you enjoy it... and then when you finally DO see the movie, perhaps you'll enjoy it more since you'll be more conscious of the music cues.<p>Hey, if nothing else, why waste a chance to grab the score for free? You said it yourself: "I'm sure once I've seen it, I'll kick myself hard for not downloading it for free when I had the chance." So, spare your butt that kick. Just download the score for free, then save the file and put it off to the side. And once you HAVE seen the movie, you can listen to it then. In the meantime, you'll still have saved yourself a few bucks in the long run.<p>As for the score itself, I think it's great. I LOVED this film (it's in my top 5 for the year) and the score stood out for me. I thought it was restrained and tender in the right spots (say the earlier portions), and fun when the action hit the fan. This was actually one that I wanted to pick up, but now I can put it off for a bit in this tight economy and still enjoy it. So thanks to Disney and whoever else for this promotional stunt! Personally, I think Giacchino is one of the best up and coming people out there. At that rate he's going, and given the cool movies and scores he's doing, he's on track to become one of my favorite and more reliable score composers.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:04 p.m. CST

    FlickPoo: I feel your pain...

    by HarryCalder's hoping that 2010 is slightly less fiscally distasteful than '09 has been, for all of us.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:09 p.m. CST


    by zillabeast

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Big Dumb Ape: thanks for the opinions

    by HarryCalder

    I'm glad to hear you think so highly of both the flick and the tunes. What I meant by that opening phrase was that I can't, per my own movie-watching rules, listen to a film score before seeing the movie. I don't want to have any strong emotional responses until I get to experience the thing as a whole. But you and others are right; download now, listen later... which I will do, though it will kill me not to give my ears a little peek first...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:19 p.m. CST

    ...damn, the guy has rules. My rule is I try not to see...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a movie I really love more than once every three years or so (holiday moves excepted of course). This puts me at a disadvantage in talkback because I can't quote chapter and verse of movies I love like a lot of you out there...but three years seems to be about the right amount of time to let the emotional charge build up again...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:22 p.m. CST

    I know about Hotspot Shield but unfortunately

    by ominus

    it doesnt work with the site.i tried with,i can enter the page but nothing happens when i enter the password :(

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Shit noodles...

    by DickJones

    After entering the code, it just gives me an error.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Exact error:

    by DickJones

    Notice: The specific URL you are trying to access is not valid. If you think this is caused by an error on our part, please contact us at

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:33 p.m. CST


    by THX1968

    Thanks - free soundtrack for one of the best movies of the year!

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 7:38 p.m. CST

    Newsflash: All music is free.

    by KingNineReturns

    Why are you all so excited?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:04 p.m. CST

    Yea. Error.

    by Traumnovelle

    What DickJones said.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Must really be bad if they're giving it away

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    This is supposed to be just for

    by I87D

    select people who get to vote during awards season. i.e. members of the academy, musicians in specific guilds, critics who vote on such things, etc.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Offer expired...

    by DarthCorleone


  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST

    How can this be...

    by Vektorix

    ...the same Michael Giacchino who wrote the utterly hack forgettable score for Star Trek?!? Does not compute...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:14 p.m. CST


    by MediaNerd

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:16 p.m. CST

    i failed in life

    by maitlanr

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Up my fave of the year

    by Meadowe

    Hate j.j. Abrams if you want, but if he didn't put him on the map Giacchino wouldn't have gotten this gig. I put the chapter where Ellie marries Carl and they live a happy life together (although bittersweet ending) on a-b repeat all the time. Thank you Pete Docter for directing Monster's Inc. and now Up; and of course Giacchino for composing such a beautiful score.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 8:47 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Hmm. I thought the Trek score was better than this.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Was this the COMPLETE score...

    by Admonisher

    ...or just the 26-track album that's been available to purchase for download? I suspect the latter, but it'd be nice to confirm.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    star trek

    by maitlanr

    was terribly arousing. i had to leave the theater. <p> spock was toooooooo sexy

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    lost is so thrilling

    by maitlanr

    i'm always like what the hay...when are these guys gunna get out of here!<p> i feed skittles to my lol monster. <p> talk about a kathy bates

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    I missed it. Although I'm not sure it was completely ethical. Were you allowed to do this Scorekeeper?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    it was a one day promotion, ass.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:13 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    You're a fucking joke. lol.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    I'd rather have an ACTUAL, PRESSED CD

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    The most acclaimed score of the year, and no CD release, but the box office floparooney Land Of The Lost *does* get a CD release?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    In all fairness

    by untitleduser

    Giacchino's Land of the Lost score was great. Wonderfully loopy, surreal. It belonged on a better film.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST

    I'm such a putz...

    by HarryCalder

    ...waited until I got home... fucklze...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST

    by Vektorix

    I had no particular problem with Star Trek the movie, but I thought the score was totally unremarkable and easily the weakest part of the whole production. The score for Up though was a major plus for an already great film.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Expired, assface.

    by Lenny Nero

    Anybody get through who could find a way to spread it around us trusty AICN folk?

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11 p.m. CST

    I love lockesbrokenleg

    by GunterMonkey

    He always states the truth, and everyone hates him, haha. All he does is say it like it is, yet draws the insults because of it...

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    I *did* like Giacchino's LOTL score

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Like Jerry Goldsmith did all the time, Giacchino seemed to be scoring the best possible version of a Land Of The Lost movie instead of the one that was actually made (if that makes any sense). I just find it weird that an animation company pretty much based on music like Disney couldn't find a few bucks in the budget to get an actual Up CD on store shelves, while a HUGE FLOP like LOTL *did* get an actual CD release. Pretty much every review of Up praised the music, and yet no CD? Yeah, I ended up downloading the album (although for only three bucks), but I'd jump on an actual CD release with ARTWORK and LINER NOTES printed in a COOL-SMELLING BOOKLET.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST


    by SithMenace

    You should also like BurnHollywood then too, since that's his identity to agree with himself with.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    You nailed it

    by untitleduser

    He was scoring the great version of the material. The answer as to why no pressed CD? Disney is moving away from them. Inane but oh well. I too would love that soundtrack on CD. The film was pure gold that hits me every time.

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    i have a score

    by maitlanr

    and a film

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Wait..Harry & Co. are back to condoning downloading?

    by Glory_Fades_ImMaxFischer

  • Dec. 3, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    I noticed that The Princess & The Frog has a pressed CD release

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    Why? Just because that has songs instead of only underscore? What bullshit.

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Damn....missed it...

    by m_prevette

    I have the download from iTunes, was this the actual complete score, or just the commercial release again?

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 12:20 a.m. CST


    by DVader

    Gorramnit! Finally AICN does something cool and its too fucking late! Aye Carumba!

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    I'm with Harry Calder

    by DVader

    I don't like listening to movie scores if I haven't seen the movie yet (if I plan to see the movie soon). <p> Though I broke that rule to hear Alexandre Desplat's BEAUTIFUL score track "The Meadow" for fucking "New Moon". Yeah yeah, I know... but give it a listen- its amazing.

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 1:11 a.m. CST

    If a movie sucks

    by SithMenace

    it ruins the soundtrack for me. As amazing as the score is, I just can't listen without being reminded of the shittiness of the film. <p>Speed Racer comes to mind. Incredible score, but I can't listen to it anymore.

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 1:43 a.m. CST

    its all about how much the thing costs..

    by emeraldboy

    in hmv or other music stores. the record companies handled downloading very badly. if a cd is a certain price, that most peope cannot afford during a recession. how are they expected to get music. so they are being told download it illeagally and be cuaght and pay a massive fine or have your internet access cut off or download legally. we all know the prowblems there. more and more you are seeing the message not available outside....

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 2:18 a.m. CST


    by lockesbrokenleg

    Thanks man. Gods bless.

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 2:57 a.m. CST

    friggin' country....

    by Obscura

    not only did we have to wait an extra 6 months for the damn move, now we dont get this either! im moving off this stupid rock!

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Not available for my country

    by ricarleite2

    But it's okay, I'll Piratebay just out of frustration. I was gonna buy it, but hey

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 5:53 a.m. CST

    How can I ever explain to my kid what download is legal and whic

    by caipirina

    So, if we were in the US, we could download this now for free ... but since we are not, we could try the pirate channels and get the same thing, but once 3-strike policy becomes common place, we might disconnect the whole household from the internets ... there is just no clear line and this is creeping me out ..and again, I have no clue how to educate my child about this ...

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 9:06 a.m. CST

    anyboody willingly to share with us foreigners

    by FamousEccles

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 12:42 p.m. CST

    SCOREKEEPER!! Answer Please!

    by Rando Calrisian

    Hey ScoreKeeper. Keep up the great work on AICN! <br> <br> I have a question for you. Are there any available music sets, or individual releases of early Disney Animated Scores? Not the songs, just the scores to films like Snow White, Pinoccio, Jungle Book and the like? I see lots of CDs with the songs, but I would like to get the other music too.

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Rando Calrisian

    by ScoreKeeper

    It depends on the title. SNOW WHITE was released on CD by Disney in 2001 to coincide with the DVD release. I think PINOCCIO as well. If you ever have questions about "Was ____ ever released?", go check out It's a pretty damn good site which keeps track of just about everything out there, CDs, LPs, cassettes, iTunes, you name it.

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 4:04 p.m. CST

    There are plenty of exceptional scores to lousy movies

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    I had always loved Jerry Goldsmith's score to the third Omen movie, The Final Conflict, but until I finally watched the movie a few years back, I had no idea Goldsmith's transcendently beautiful final cue was written for a scene with Sam Neill gets owned by a giant, glowing plastic Jesus. It still doesn't affect the pleasure I get out of the soundtrack CD, though. I look at it as, I'm geting something out of a bad movie that most people do not...a great score that transcends the terrible movie it was written for and makes for a rewarding listening experience on it's own.

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 6:05 p.m. CST

    All the great scores are on those fucking limited

    by lockesbrokenleg

    releases that are pressed for 2 copies at 1,000 bucks a piece.

  • Dec. 4, 2009, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Those "fucking limited CDs"....

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    ...are limited because there are literally only about 3,000 hardcore film music fans in the ENTIRE WORLD. If they made an album like Logan's Run or Baby: Secret Of The Lost Legend as anunlimited pressing, the soundtrack labels would lose their shirts. Even a huge blockbuster like Back To The Future wouldn't sell much more than 3,000 copies. It sucks, but it's the ONLY WAY we can still keep getting this music, aside from sucky downloads.

  • Dec. 5, 2009, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Thanks Scorekeeper!

    by Rando Calrisian

    I'll check that site out!

  • Dec. 5, 2009, 11:15 p.m. CST

    This promotion has expired

    by Mundungus